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Auction Name Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics Total Sales (USD) 290,820.00
Auction Date 10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 219,400.00
Sale Number #103118 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 267,420.00
Total Lots 283
Sold Lots 203 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 322,400.00
% of Lots Sold 71.73% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 392,520.00
Unsold Lots 80 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 74.09%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
57

Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations

USD 50,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 132,000.00
272

George Washington Writes to Nathanael Greene Over Ongoing Concerns About Supplies for the Troops, Reminiscent of Valley Forge

USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 19,200.00
73

Sigmund Freud Autograph Letter Signed From 1937 Regarding His Family Tree, "...I am finding a large number of respectable persons in there..."

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,600.00
52

Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed, While Working on His Masterpiece, On The Origin Of The Species.

USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,000.00
44

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody: Superb Signed Studio Portrait with Charming Inscription

USD 3,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD 4,200.00
102

Hirohito Huge Signed Document Conferring the Imperial Order of Meiji, With the Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, by Emperor of Japan

USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,200.00
123

JFK Signed & Inscribed Magazine Cover, One of Only Three Known - Copy of John F. Kennedy's Speech, "Ask Not what your country can do for you . . . "

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,200.00
234

Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush Fantastic ALS About The Bible, and Church vs State

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,200.00
98

Sven Hedin, Tibetan Explorer, Archive, 1897-1944

USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 3,900.00
14

Clemente, Dimaggio, Mantle, Mays, Torre, Banks, Aaron, Bench, Williams, Ford, Perez, Gibson, Musial, and Pete Rose Signed Bat From Ralph Kiner

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00
132

John F. Kennedy, Just Weeks after His Older Brother’s Tragic Death, Seeks Help on a Tribute Volume that Would Become "As We Remember Joe"

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,600.00
274

Exquisite Rare 1785 Portrait Engraving of George Washington, Carington Bowles, London

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00
22

Lizzie Borden's Signed Book of Poems Including the Couplet "And so they parted, not in tears, / Wedded in death through coming years ... "

USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 2,400.00
35

Catherine the Great DS Dated 1774, the Same Year as the Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca and the Capture of the Pretender Pugachev

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00
228

John D. Rockefeller & H. M. Flagler: Signed Standard Oil Stock Certificate

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00
20

Napoleon Bonaparte LS Outlining a Grueling Marching Schedule

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
21

Napoleon Bonaparte LS: "I see with pleasure that my Dragoons leave."

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
284

Orville Wright Outstanding Display Consisting of a Signed Check & an Original Piece of His Plane, Affixed to an Enormous Print of the Famous First Flight!

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,920.00
139

JFK Assassination The "WINK":, The Most Famous Image Taken Aboard Air Force One Alluding to a Massive Conspiracy

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,800.00
2

John Adams: Chinese Export Teacup Purportedly from His Personal Service, with Outstanding Provenance

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,560.00
282

Fantastic Original Naval Dispatch of Great Rarity "Japan Has Surrendered"

USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,560.00
131

Kennedy Assassination Rarely Seen Image of LBJ Sworn in, Next to a Crying Jackie and Smiling Ladybird, Cecil Stoughton's Own Original Vintage Photo

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,440.00
151

Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed George Washington Carver 4-Stamp Block

USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 1,320.00
203

Timothy Pickering on His Successful Negotiation of 1791 Treaty with the Five Nations, Unrealistically Hoping for Peace with other Western Native Americans

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,320.00
237

Edward Rutledge, the Youngest Signer of The Declaration of Independence, Twice Signed Summons, 1788

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,320.00
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Dubliners,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1914. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> The Beatles.- Baker (Geoffrey.) 3 Autograph Letters and 1 Autograph Card signed to Ann Gosnell, addtionally sgn’d by George Harrison, John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon and others, 1968. £5,000 to £7,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Pilgrim Press.- Dod (John). <i>A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements ...,</i> [Leiden], [William Brewster], 1617. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Automaton Chess Player & Mechanical Illusion.- Reynell (H., printer). “The Famous Chess-Player, No.14, St.James's-Street, next Brooks's,” broadside advertisement for "The famous Automaton", [1784]. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Clemens (Samuel Langhorne). <i>Life on the Mississippi,</i> first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1883. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Arctic Sledge Flag.- Fulford (Reginald Baldwin). Sledge flag... HMS Discovery, 1875. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first edition, first printing, 1997. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Piranesi (Giovanni Battista). <i>Le Antichità Romane,</i> 4 vol., 1756. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, called). <i>Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores,</i> 3 parts in 1, Richard Ford's copy, Venice, Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1751. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Atlases.- Speed (John). <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> bound with <i>The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine,</i> 1631-27. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 26:</b> Anatomical illustration.- Aselli (Gaspare). <i>De lactibus sive lacteis venis... dissertatio,</i> first edition, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1627. £20,000 to £30,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Snowy Owl, Plate 121. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $225,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> JEFFERYS, Thomas. <i>The American Atlas...</i> London: Sayer and Bennett, 1776. $65,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> RACKHAM, Arthur. Original Illustrations for <i>Jack and the Beanstalk.</i> Pen and ink with watercolor on paper. C. 1913. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> ROESSLER, A. R. Latest Map of the State of Texas. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Mittendorfer, 1874. $50,000 to $65,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Bison or Buffalo (Male), Plate 56. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> HOOKER, Sir William Jackson & FITCH, Walter Hood. Victoria Regia. Lithograph with original hand color. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Pin Tailed Duck, Plate 227. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent...</i> London, 1814. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Black or Silver Fox, Plate 116. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
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