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Auction Name American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4 Total Sales (USD) 58,681.00
Auction Date 09/14/2020 - 09/14/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 35,750.00
Sale Number #91420 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 61,700.00
Total Lots 182
Sold Lots 152 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 46,250.00
% of Lots Sold 83.52% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 79,400.00
Unsold Lots 30 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 73.91%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
78

Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Boy in Colonial Garb by C.R. Rees

18th century USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 5,313.00
18

Thomas Stonewall Jackson's Personal Surgeon, Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, Civil War CDV, Plus

1862 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 4,375.00
79

Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Armed Man, Possibly Californio

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,875.00
97

Occupational and Hobbyist Tintypes and Ambrotype, Including Pugilist Portrait and Remarkably Clear Image of Coopers Holding Tools of the Trade, Lot of 10

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,375.00
19

Union General Nathaniel Lyon, Large Format Photograph by Troxell, St. Louis

1841 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,250.00
77

Remarkable Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Templar Knight in Full Regalia

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,063.00
220

Legal Document Signed by William H. Harrison, 1823

1823 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,063.00
74

Composer Stephen Foster's Parents, Eliza & William Barclay Foster, Half Plate Daguerreotype, Plus

1940.  USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,000.00
89

Daguerreotype and Ambrotype Portraits of Gentlemen, Lot of 11

1856 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 875.00
80

Three Daguerreotypes of Learned Laypeople, Featuring a Romantic Quarter Plate Image by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 750.00
23

Iowa 21st Infantry, CDVs of Civil War Soldiers, Henry Ward Beecher, Plus

USD 250.00 - 450.00 USD 688.00
42

Sergeant James Stickler, 103 IL Infantry, Illustrated War-Date Letter Honoring Abraham Lincoln, Plus Locket Containing Miniature Albumen Portraits of Union Personalities

1865 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
45

Collection of Confederate Bonds and Notes, Incl. Counterfeit Examples

1860s USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 688.00
93

Lot of Two Daguerreian Wall Frames Containing Sixth and Ninth Plate Daguerreotype, Ambrotype and Tintype Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 688.00
101

Eleven Fruit, Floral, and Geometric Quarter and Sixth Plate Union Cases Containing Portraits of Men, Women, and Children

USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 688.00
123

Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Four Cabinet Cards with Interesting Content Incl. Hawaiian King Kalakaua

1878 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 688.00
15

1848 Letters from Seneca Chief Nathaniel T. Strong Concerning Indian Affairs at the Cattaraugus Reservation

1848 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 625.00
107

Eclectic Mix of Union Cases, Incl. Papier Mache with Mother of Pearl and Hand Painting, Velvet, & Thermoplastic, One Containing Presentation Medallion

1869 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 625.00
249

Pre-Prohibition Phoenix Komon Cream Beer Tray, Central Consumers Company, Louisville, Kentucky

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 625.00
16

Pair of Militia Images, Including Daguerreotype Portrait by C.D. Fredericks and Unmarked Albumen Portrait

1858 forage cap USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 594.00
20

Albumen Photograph of Identified Musicians from VT 2nd Infantry

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 594.00
88

Daguerreotype Portraits of Debonnaire Gentlemen, Including a Daguerreotype by R.H. Vance, San Francisco, Lot of 9

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 594.00
121

Miscellaneous Thermoplastic Boxes, Cases, and More, Including Circular Playing Card Case Containing Card Deck

1874 USD 150.00 - 300.00 USD 594.00
127

Lot of 11 CDV, Cabinet Card, and Large Format Albumen Albums, Including Images of 19th Century Personalities and Performers

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 594.00
230

Teddy Roosevelt, TLS Dated January 20, 1902, Regarding Payment to the Chickasaw Nation

1902 USD 700.00 - 1,000.00 USD 594.00
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
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