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Heritage Auctions: Collection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books

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Auction Name Collection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books Total Sales (USD) 299,821.25
Auction Date 12/05/2019 - 12/05/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 89,232.00
Sale Number #6220 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 133,848.00
Total Lots 848
Sold Lots 814 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 91,952.00
% of Lots Sold 95.99% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 137,928.00
Unsold Lots 34 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 217.38%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
70382 Dashiell Hammett.

Red Harvest.

1929 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 11,875.00
70723 Rex Stout.

The League of Frightened Men.

1935 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 10,625.00
70716 Bram Stoker.

Dracula.

1897 USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 8,812.50
70586 [Ellery Queen]. Barnaby Ross (pseudonym).

The Tragedy of Y. A Drury Lane Mystery.

1932 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 8,125.00
70588 [Ellery Queen]. Barnaby Ross (pseudonym).

The Tragedy of Z. A Drury Lane Mystery.

1933 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 7,812.50
70139 Raymond Chandler.

The Lady in the Lake.

1943 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 7,500.00
70584 Ellery Queen.

The Dutch Shoe Mystery. A Problem in Deduction.

1931 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 4,750.00
70719 Rex Stout.

Fer-de-Lance. A Nero Wolfe Mystery.

1934 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 4,500.00
70126 John Dickson Carr.

Archive of Letters, comprising: Sixteen letters and a telegram to Eleanor Sullivan, Managing Editor of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

USD 240.00 - 360.00 USD 4,375.00
70765 Mark Twain.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. And Other Sketches.

1867 USD 3,200.00 - 4,800.00 USD 4,250.00
70178 Agatha Christie.

Appointment with Death.

1938 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 3,500.00
70180 Agatha Christie.

Ten Little Niggers.

1939 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 3,375.00
70543 Christopher Morley.

The Haunted Bookshop.

1919 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 3,000.00
70119 John Dickson Carr.

The Blind Barber.

1934 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,750.00
70167 Agatha Christie.

The Murder on the Links.

1923 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,750.00
70269 A[rthur] Conan Doyle.

The Sign of Four.

1890 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,750.00
70135 Raymond Chandler.

Farewell, My Lovely.

1940 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,250.00
70457 Clifford Knight.

The Affair of the Ginger Lei.

1934 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,250.00
70168 Agatha Christie.

Group of Four Mysteries.

1924-1933 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,125.00
70725 Rex Stout.

The Rubber Band.

1936 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,125.00
70384 Dashiell Hammett.

The Glass Key.

1931 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 2,000.00
70575 Edgar A[llan] Poe.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue, in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine.

1841 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,000.00
70184 Agatha Christie.

Evil Under the Sun.

1941 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,750.00
70778 Arthur W. Upfield.

The House of Cain.

1929 USD 80.00 - 120.00 USD 1,750.00
70176 Agatha Christie.

Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective.

1934 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 1,625.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>[Sutro Baths] / On the Shore of the Pacific Ocean,</i> designer unknown, 1896. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Osvaldo Ballerio, <i>Biscottini e Amaretti Delser,</i> circa 1900. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>Harper’s Weekly,</i> 1896. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Les Parfums de J. Daver Paris,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Jacob Lawrence, <i>Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,</i> 1968. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Lion Noir, Cirage – Crème,</i> 1949. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On,</i> designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Walter L. Greene, <i>Adirondack Mountains / Lake Placid,</i> 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Laura Brey, <i>Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?</i> 1917. $1,500 to $2,000.
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