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Alexander Historical Auctions: Autographs

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Auction Name Autographs Total Sales (USD) 607,661.25
Auction Date 12/19/2017 - 12/20/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 451,100.00
Sale Number #70 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 628,195.00
Total Lots 1615
Sold Lots 1229 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 743,490.00
% of Lots Sold 76.10% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,019,835.00
Unsold Lots 386 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 59.58%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
909

UNION 35-STAR CAVALRY GUIDON

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 13,475.00
1

ADOLF HITLER PRESENTATION PHOTOGRAPH TO HIS HOUSEKEEPER, ANNI WINTER

USD 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 11,025.00
5

KNIGHT'S CROSS AWARD GIVEN TO HANS-HENNING EICHERT

USD 7,500.00 - 10,000.00 USD 11,025.00
785

HORATIO NELSON

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,350.00
802

RIFLE GIVEN TO FROG LAKE MASSACRE SURVIVOR WILLIAM B. CAMERON BY CREE CHIEF BIG BEAR

USD 750.00 - 1,000.00 USD 7,350.00
842

JOHN HANCOCK

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 7,350.00
1089

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,350.00
7

ADOLF HITLER

USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 6,737.50
8

ADOLF HITLER

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,125.00
609

PISTOL HOLSTER ATTRIBUTED TO GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 5,818.75
601

LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S CHRONOGRAPH BY HANHART

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,512.50
910

A SECTION OF THE FLAG THAT FLEW OVER FORT SUMTER DURING THE UNION DEFENSE OF THE FORT

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 5,512.50
346

JEWS WILL NOT BE SERVED HERE ENAMELED SIGN

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,206.25
1440

FRANZ LISZT

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,206.25
6

NUREMBERG PRISONER AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 4,900.00
1454

ELVIS PRESLEY'S 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,593.75
9

EVA BRAUN

USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,287.50
407

MAJOR GENERAL EDWIN F. HARDING'S WORLD WAR II HELMET

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 4,287.50
126

(IWO JIMA FLAG RAISERS) IRA H. HAYES, RENE GAGNON AND JOHN H. BRADLEY

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,981.25
237

D-DAY MAP, HEAVILY ANNOTATED WITH LANDINGS AT SWORD BEACH

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,981.25
585

SS CHAINED DAGGER WITH PORTEPEE

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,981.25
849

FRANCIS MARION

USD 750.00 - 1,000.00 USD 3,675.00
1564

GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,675.00
211

ARCHIVE OF WAFFEN-SS KNIGHT'S CROSS RECIPIENT MAX SCHAEFER

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,368.75
1457

BRUCE LEE

USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,368.75
  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
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