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Auction Name Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards Total Sales (GBP) 3,191.25
Auction Date 09/25/2019 - 09/25/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 2,836.00
Sale Number #387 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 3,672.00
Total Lots 54
Sold Lots 47 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 3,296.00
% of Lots Sold 87.04% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 4,238.00
Unsold Lots 7 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 75.30%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
8

The Seconde Tome of Homelyes of such matters as were promised and Intituted in the former part of Homelyes, set out by the aucthoritie of the Quenes Maiestie: and to be read in every paryshe Churche agreablye 1563.

GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 885.50
44

Lancaster topography & social history including Pageant RPs (12, fine), canal scenes (two with barges, one RP), few street scenes

GBP 130.00 - 150.00 GBP 143.75
25

Scottish Bus Timetables, mostly 1970s, many with folding maps, and mostly good to fine. (34). Also some bus maps and leaflets.

1970s GBP 110.00 - 130.00 GBP 115.00
35

Australian topography, 1920s/30s with many RPs; interest in Tasmania, King Island, Mildura and good variety of others.

1920s/30s GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 85.10
45

Preston & district including RPs Fulwood barracks (2), RP 1922 Preston Guild, RP staff of Harding’s Removals on military duty,

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 85.10
17

Field Artillery Training 1914; Garrison Artillery Training 1911 (1914 Revision),

1914 GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 82.80
15 Whelan

A New and Commercial Directory of Manchester and Salford,

GBP 80.00 - 100.00 GBP 80.50
26

Bus & Coach timetable and excursion brochures & leaflets, 1950s to 1990s, chiefly 1970s/80s;

1950s to 1990s GBP 60.00 - 80.00 GBP 78.20
42

Lancashire accumulation in plastic sleeves (no Manchester or Merseyside), including Blackpool (114) and other coastal resorts

GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 78.20
24

UK Bus Timetables, mostly Midland counties, Berkshire & Bedfordshire, East Anglia, and South West of England. Mostly 1970s.

1970s GBP 70.00 - 90.00 GBP 75.90
32

Mixed accumulation with many greetings cards, bundle of comic types including C. D. Gibson (7), UK & Foreign views with some Burma. 

GBP 60.00 - 70.00 GBP 73.60
53

Louis Wain advertising poster type for Jackson’s Hats and Boots. Unused. Fine.                                    

GBP 70.00 - 80.00 GBP 73.60
7

A selection of antiquarian books including 6-volume set of Addison & Steele’s

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 71.30
16 Grindon

Manchester Banks and Bankers

GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 62.10
29 Ian Allan

British Bus Fleets series, 1960s, including seven small format; mostly VG to VF. (32)

1960s GBP 30.00 - 40.00 GBP 59.80
46

Fylde Coast, mostly Blackpool area, some Southport; includes RP Tower Circus performances (2), 1905 Motor Race (b/w), RP Sidney Road (Southport)

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 59.80
51

Sport selection with several comic types especially billiards and golf, RPs of amateur teams, golf glamour (2 RPs), T. Hayward (Sussex C.C. batsman)

GBP 80.00 - 100.00 GBP 59.80
27

Bus & Coach Magazine,

1950s/60s GBP 30.00 - 40.00 GBP 52.90
47

Blackburn and Trough of Bowland selection including RP Sykes Farm, several village scenes including Grindleton & Bowland, etc.

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 52.90
43

Halton (Lancaster) and district including few views of Caton & Hornby, mainly Edwardian/early GV; chiefly prominent buildings

GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 50.60
2

Trade Catalogues (15) and Instruction Manuals / Brochures (16) relating to plumbing, heating, sanitation

GBP 80.00 - 100.00 GBP 46.00
13 Louis Ambler

The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire

GBP 30.00 - 40.00 GBP 46.00
34

Artist signed selection with interest in glamour, comic, rural scenes, & others; includes Kirchner (3), Louis Wain (2), Colombo, Corbella

GBP 70.00 - 80.00 GBP 46.00
14

Kelly’s Directory of Cheshire,

GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 43.70
10

Oliver & Boyd’s New Travelling Map of England & Wales,

GBP 40.00 - 50.00 GBP 41.40
  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
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