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Auction Name James Bond: A Collection of Books and Manuscripts, The Property of a Gentleman - bidstart 10/28 Total Sales (GBP) 1,230,894.00
Auction Date 11/11/2020 - 11/11/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 603,300.00
Sale Number #L20424 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 905,000.00
Total Lots 114
Sold Lots 95 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 730,450.00
% of Lots Sold 83.33% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 1,089,900.00
Unsold Lots 19 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 112.94%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
11 FLEMING

LIVE AND LET DIE.

1954 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 189,000.00
19 FLEMING

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

GBP 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 GBP 138,600.00
4 FLEMING

CASINO ROYALE.

1953 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 69,300.00
12 FLEMING

LIVE AND LET DIE.

1954 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 63,000.00
52 FLEMING

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

1962 GBP 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 56,700.00
36 FLEMING

GOLDFINGER.

1959 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 50,400.00
37 FLEMING

GOLDFINGER.

1959 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 50,400.00
24 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
25 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 37,800.00
17 FLEMING

MOONRAKER.

1955 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 35,280.00
5 FLEMING

CASINO ROYALE.

1953 GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
23 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
40 FLEMING, CHOPPING, HOWARD

ARCHIVE RELATING TO THE DUST-JACKET OF FOR YOUR EYES ONLY:

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
110 FLEMING

MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK USED DURING A TRIP TO THE FAR EAST

GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
20 FLEMING

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

1956 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 25,200.00
28 FLEMING

DR NO.

1958 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 22,680.00
98 CHANDLER

PLAYBACK.

1958 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 22,680.00
30 FLEMING

DR NO.

1958 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
82 FLEMING

THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ‘JOHN BLAIZE’ FORMERLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SECURITY ORGANIZATION.

1957 GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
105 STEVENS--SMITH

TWO VOLUMES OF POETRY, FROM THE LIBRARY OF IAN FLEMING, COMPRISING: Samuel John Stevens. A Wildling Posy. Sonnets and Miscellaneous Poems.

1925 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
3 FLEMING

CASINO ROYALE.

1953 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 11,340.00
64 FLEMING

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.

1964 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 11,340.00
83 FLEMING

THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ‘JOHN BLAIZE’ FORMERLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SECURITY ORGANIZATION.

1957 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 11,340.00
94

[IAN FLEMING]--[BOY'S OWN PAPER OFFICE] THE BOY'S OWN ANNUAL.

[1918] GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 11,340.00
59 FLEMING

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.

1963 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 10,710.00
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Dorothea Lange, <i>Migrant Mother (horizontal),</i> silver print, 1936. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Group of 32 WWII-era identification badges for manufacturing & military-related companies, 1940-50s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Julia Margaret Cameron, <i>Alfred, Lord Tennyson,</i> albumen print, 1869. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Arnold Genthe, <i>Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt,</i> silver print, circa 1908. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Edward Curtis, <I>Oasis in the Badlands,</I> toned platinum print, 1905. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Francis Frith, three volumes, approximately 140 photographs, 1860-70s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Eugène Atget, <i>20 Photographs,</i> gold-toned silver prints by Berenice Abbott, 1898-1927. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Neil Leifer, <i>Muhammad Ali,</i> chromogenic print, 1965. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b><br>A group of approximately 50 Photomatic selfies of the same man taken over a period of time, 1940s. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500.
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