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Bloomsbury Auctions: Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia

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Auction Name Cinema, Entertainment and Music Memorabilia Total Sales (GBP) 71,105.00
Auction Date 11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 51,760.00
Sale Number #19216 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 70,870.00
Total Lots 249
Sold Lots 131 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 78,410.00
% of Lots Sold 52.61% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 108,200.00
Unsold Lots 118 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 65.72%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
115 Monroe, Marilyn & others

Commemorative programme from the New York Birthday Salute event celebrating the birthday of John F. Kennedy on may 19

GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 7,440.00
177 Beatles

An early Parlophone publicity postcard signed and inscribed on the verso "Love to Joan

GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 3,968.00
208 McCartney, Paul

Autograph letter signed ('Paul') to a recipient named Linda

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,968.00
106 Lee, Bruce

A 'Praying Mantis style' Kung Fu book containing annotations

1960s GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
202 Lennon, John

Back cover of the 1963 Beatles first LP release on Parlophone Records 'Please Please Me'

1963 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
203 Lennon, John

With The Beatles

1964 GBP 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 3,224.00
222 Shostakovich, Dimitri

Autograph music quotation signed ('D.Shostakovich')

1974 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 2,108.00
237 Violinists

Large collection of letters and clipped signatures by prominent violinists and conductors. Including: Jan Kubelik (autograph letter signed in German to an admirer

1901 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 2,108.00
34 Houdini, Harry

A green

1915 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,860.00
249 1966 World Cup Winning Squad

Vintage Union Jack pole flag signed by sixteen of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning England football squad

1966 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,736.00
215 Presley, Elvis

The King's second studio album signed by Elvis himself in white ink on the RCA Victor label

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,612.00
114 Monroe, Marilyn

Cheque signed ('Marilyn Monroe') for the sum of $108.60 payable to the New York Telephone Company

1959 GBP 1,100.00 - 1,300.00 GBP 1,488.00
141 Wizard of Oz

Colour landscape photograph of Dorothy

1939 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,240.00
204 Lennon, John

Off-white album page signed and inscribed "Good luck! This is the best I could do! John Lennon!!!! 1965" in blue biro pen ink

1965 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,178.00
213

Photograph Collections

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 992.00
5

Autograph Album - Incl. Damien Hirst

GBP 700.00 - 900.00 GBP 930.00
216 Presley, Elvis

Holiday on ice' Musical Memories Record Card signed by Elvis Presley in blue ballpoint pen ink

1959 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 930.00
15

Autograph Collection - Hollywood Stars

GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 806.00
167 Sullivan, Arthur

Autograph music quotation signed ('Arthur S. Sullivan')

GBP 700.00 - 800.00 GBP 744.00
176 Beach Boys

Large, full length colour magazine photograph of the Beach Boys

GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 682.00
29 Newman, Arnold

Man Ray

1948 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 620.00
184

Collection - Musicians

1927 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 620.00
189 Du Pre, Jacqueline & Daniel Barenboim

Souvenir programme of a concert held at the Royal Festival Hall on April 7th

1964 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 620.00
226 Springsteen, Bruce

Born to Run,

2016 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 620.00
67 Chaplin, Charles

Black and white photograph of Charlie Chaplin from 'The Vagabond

1916 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 558.00
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000
  • <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>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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