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Heritage Auctions: Americana and Political Grand Format Auction

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Auction Name Americana and Political Grand Format Auction Total Sales (USD) 860,780.75
Auction Date 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 577,724.00
Sale Number #6180 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 866,436.00
Total Lots 408
Sold Lots 349 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 782,294.00
% of Lots Sold 85.54% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,170,916.00
Unsold Lots 59 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 73.51%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
43142

John F. Kennedy: A Rare Signed Original Painting by the 35th U.S. President.

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 162,500.00
43070

The Bugle Which Sounded Taps for Lincoln.

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 100,000.00
43188

Julius Theodore Melchers: Rare Cigar Store Indian Tobacconist Figure, One of Only a Few Known Signed by the Artist.

USD 104,000.00 - 156,000.00 USD 81,250.00
43174

President Donald J. Trump: Very Fine Original Artwork.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 20,000.00
43260

George Armstrong Custer: His Personal 7th Cavalry Footlocker.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 16,250.00
43269

Wells Fargo Strongbox.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 16,250.00
43010

James Monroe: Identified Indian Peace Medal with Recipient's Tomahawk.

USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 15,000.00
43072

Stephen Douglas: An Important 1860 Campaign Portrait Flag Banner.

1860 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 13,750.00
43123

James Montgomery Flagg: Iconic "Uncle Sam I Want You" Sketch Artist-Signed.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 13,750.00
43145

John F. Kennedy: Personal "Victory Map" Used During the Cuban Missile Crisis.

USD 16,000.00 - 24,000.00 USD 12,500.00
43148

Lyndon B. Johnson: Pair of Bill Signing Pens Including One For HR 6675 or Medicare.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 11,250.00
43261

George Armstrong Custer: Signed 7th Cavalry Promotion Document of Ferdinand Culbertson, Who Recovered the Famed "Culbertson Guidon" in the Aftermath of Little Big Horn.

USD 11,200.00 - 16,800.00 USD 11,250.00
43209

John Dillinger: Personally-Owned Artifacts and Family Photos.

USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 10,625.00
43155

Ronald Reagan: White House China.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 8,125.00
43018

Daniel Webster: Dedication of Bunker Hill Monument Painting.

USD 6,400.00 - 9,600.00 USD 7,500.00
43031

Pierce & King: A Very Rare 1852 Jugate Silk Ribbon in Choice Condition.

1852 USD 4,800.00 - 7,200.00 USD 7,500.00
43042

Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Bronze Bust by Louis Mayer.

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 7,500.00
43009

James Monroe: A Prohibitively Rare Papier Mâché Snuff Box.

USD 2,880.00 - 4,320.00 USD 6,875.00
43060

Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Portrait by Penrhyn Stanlaws.

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 6,875.00
43026

Zachary Taylor: Unlisted Silk Bandana.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,250.00
43109

Theodore Roosevelt: White House China.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 6,250.00
43178

Paul Revere Silver: A Large Coin Silver Table Spoon with Interesting Modification.

USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 6,250.00
43044

Abraham Lincoln: Choice Small Single Portrait Brady Ribbon.

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,500.00
43125

Herbert Hoover: Vibrant From-Life Portrait Autographed by Hoover.

USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 5,250.00
43210

Law Enforcement: Alcatraz Handcuffs & Prison Guard Hat Emblem.

USD 1,600.00 - 2,400.00 USD 5,000.00
  • <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>
  • <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
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