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Cowans Auctions: American Historical Ephemera and Photography

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Auction Name American Historical Ephemera and Photography Total Sales (USD) 782,807.00
Auction Date 06/26/2020 - 06/26/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 422,400.00
Sale Number #62620 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 654,050.00
Total Lots 384
Sold Lots 337 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 515,750.00
% of Lots Sold 87.76% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 796,200.00
Unsold Lots 47 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 98.32%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
188

Exceptional Civil War Archive of John Merritt Morse, NH 3rd Infantry and US Army Signal Corps

1862 - 1865. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 53,125.00
187

USN Archive Featuring Correspondence of Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers, Incl. Mexican War, Indian War, and Civil War Content

1840s-1890s USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 36,250.00
215

Battle of Corpus Christi, Civil War Watercolor Featuring Captain James Ware, 1st Texas Cavalry

1862 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 32,500.00
316

Archive of the Carter Family of Hawaii and Massachusetts, Featuring Content Regarding Royalty, Island Events, and the Hawaiian Counter-Revolution

1873-1895 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 28,750.00
365

Edward S. Curtis Signed Platinum Photograph, Three Chiefs, Piegan

Ca 1900.  USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 21,250.00
262

Half Plate Daguerreotype of the Washington Monument, Baltimore, Maryland, Possibly by John Plumbe, Jr.

n.d., ca 1845. USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 18,750.00
301

A Rare Period Tintype of Abraham Lincoln: The "Beardstown Portrait"

ca 1860 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 18,750.00
31

Come and Join Us Brothers, Very Rare Civil War Colored Troops Recruitment Broadside

1863 USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 17,500.00
261

Half Plate Daguerreotype of Franklin Pierce by Root

n.d., ca 1852 USD 12,500.00 - 17,500.00 USD 17,500.00
341

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of American Indian Woman and Member of the Iroquois Confederacy

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 15,000.00
13

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, Stereodaguerreotype Housed in Mascher Case

ca 1852 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,625.00
383

Admiral Robert Perry, Arctic Expedition Collection Featuring 100+ Photographs, Correspondence, Broadside, Book, and More

1897 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 10,625.00
71

Half Plate Ambrotype of Double Armed Louisiana Soldier by Rees, Tentatively Identified

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 9,375.00
362

Edward Curtis Orotone, Out of Darkness - Navajo

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 8,750.00
303

Abraham Lincoln - Andrew Johnson Grand, National Union Banner for 1864

1864 USD 4,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,500.00
351

Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Photograph Album Documenting Daily Life by Ella J. DeBell

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,500.00
350

J.A. Anderson, Unbound Album Featuring 22 Photographs of Rosebud Agency, South Dakota

ca 1890s. USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,875.00
22

John Brown Execution Sketches by Albert Berghaus

1859 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,250.00
75

Two Sixth Plate Melainotypes of Double-Armed Confederate Soldiers and Brothers from South Carolina

Ca 1861. USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,250.00
4

Civil War-Era Slave Sale Broadside from Kentucky, February 1864

1864 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 5,938.00
72

Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Confederate Pards from the Crescent Regiment, New Orleans, Incl. William H. Meeker, KIA Shiloh

USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 5,938.00
2

Illustrated Runaway Slave Reward Broadside, Easton, Missouri, 1859

1859 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 5,625.00
27

CDV of Contraband Camp at Baton Rouge, 1863

1863 USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 5,625.00
354

Geronimo and Natchez at Fort Bowie after Surrender, Boudoir Photograph by A. Frank Randall

n.d., ca 1886 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,625.00
368

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Double-Armed Texas Ranger and CSA Trooper James Marion Chapman

ca 1855-1861 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 5,625.00
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First Edition. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. <i>Now We Are Six.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. <i>Lolita.</i> First American Edition. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> RAND, AYN. <i>Atlas Shrugged.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> STEINBECK, JOHN. <i>To a God Unknown.</i> First Edition. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Works of H.G. Wells.</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>We Invite You to Consign!<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps</b>
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> DARWIN, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. [With] autograph note signed. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> [FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works ... now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward. <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.</i> [London: Privately Printed], 1926. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bentley, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America…</i> [1839-] 1840-1844. -- AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> 1849-1854. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> OGILBY, John, trans. [MONTANUS, Arnoldus]. <i>America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World…</i> London: Printed by the Author, 1671. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> HOBBES, Thomas. <i>Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.</i> London: printed for Andrew Crooke, 1651. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> BLACKWELL, Elizabeth. <i>A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick…</i> London: John Nourse, 1739. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MILTON, John. <i>Paradise Lost.</i> London: Printed by S. Simmons ... to be sold by T. Helder, 1669. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MALCOLM X. Typed letter signed ("Malcolm X"), to Alex Haley. Cairo, Egypt, 18 September 1964. " 1 page, 8vo. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952. 2 pages, 8vo, creased; morocco folding case. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Autograph manuscript signed ("Frank Lloyd Wright"), entitled "To the Countryside." N.p. [Taliesin?], [June 1926]. 2 pages, 4to, creased. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Paul George Lawler, <i>San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Around the World, <i>North German Lloyd,</i> designer unknown, circa 1910. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Michael Rudolf Wening, <i>Siam,</i> circa 1920s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Sigismunds Vidbergs, <i>Spend Your Holidays at the Wonderful Seaside of Riga,</i> circa 1925. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Jean Dupas, <i>“Where is this Bower Beside the Silver Thames?”</i> 1930. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Charles-Léonce Brossé, <i>Meeting d’Aviation, Nice,</i> 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> John Held Jr., <i>Nantucket,</i> 1925. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Seaverns W. Hilton, <i>Lewis and Clark, Northern Pacific,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Fred Powis, <i>Jasper, Canadian National Railways.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>October Sale<br>October 10, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Benard de. 'CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. $800,000 to $1,200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph. Watercolor for plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple). $450,000 to $550,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> COOK, Captain James. <i>A set of the three voyages comprising...</i> London: 1773-1785. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> KEY, Adrien Thomaszoon. Abraham Ortelius. Oil on Panel. $400,000 to $450,000.
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