Back

RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18

Auction Reports

Auction Name Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18 Total Sales (USD) 1,099,248.75
Auction Date 01/13/2021 - 01/13/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 663,850.00
Sale Number #600 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 970,400.00
Total Lots 836
Sold Lots 608 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 890,550.00
% of Lots Sold 72.73% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,288,900.00
Unsold Lots 228 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 85.29%

Top twenty-five by sale price

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

Malcolm X Typed Letter Signed

USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 52,633.75
592

Nirvana Signed 'Nevermind' Album

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 38,910.00
504

F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph Letter Signed and Signed Photograph

USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 37,987.50
170

Nikola Tesla Twice-Signed Check

USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 28,501.25
876 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Typed Letter Signed

1959 Not Available USD 27,977.50
190

Al Capone Document Signed

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 27,500.00
503

F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed First Edition of The Vegetable

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,000.00
502

Ralph Waldo Emerson Autograph Letter Signed

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 21,888.75
150

Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone Signed Photograph

USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 21,587.50
452

Paul Gauguin Autograph Letter Signed

USD 18,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 20,096.25
515

Herman Melville: First Edition of Moby-Dick

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 19,737.50
4

Frederick Douglass Autograph Letter Signed

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 19,730.00
10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Typed Letter Signed

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,370.00
575

Beatles Signed Program

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,443.75
709

Bruce Lee Document Signed

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,000.00
146

Benjamin Franklin Document Signed

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 14,948.75
187

Native American: Wounded Knee Massacre Eyewitness Account Letter

USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 13,752.50
185

David Crockett Signed Free Frank

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,993.75
574

Beatles Signed Photograph

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,363.75
37

Abraham Lincoln Document Signed

USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 10,796.25
641

The Eagles Signed Album

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 10,663.75
36

Abraham Lincoln Document Signed

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,587.50
163

Dmitri Mendeleev Autograph Letter Signed

USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 10,001.25
12

Malcolm X Signed 1964 Organization of Afro-American Unity Membership Card

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 9,871.25
31

Raoul Wallenberg Document Signed

USD 7,500.00 - 10,000.00 USD 9,723.75
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.
  • <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b> Aristoteles, <i>Logica vetus,</i> Manuscript, around 1250. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>L. Pacioli, <i>Divina proportione,</i> 1509<br>Est: € 80,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b> A. Jorn, Fin de Copenhague, 1957.<br>Est: € 10,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b> Gospel of Mark, Manuscript, around 1180.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>J. de Theramo, <i>Consolatio peccatorum,</i> 1481. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>G. Braques in G. Apollinaire, <i>Si je mourais là-bas,</i> 1962. Est: € 6,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b> Latin Choral manuscript, around 1500.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>P. J. Redouté, <i>Choix des plus belles fleurs,</i> 1827-33. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>S. Delaunay, <i>27 tableaux vivants,</i> 1969. Est: € 3,000
    <b><center>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 31</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b> Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1450-70. Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>L. Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus postcard, 1923. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 31:</b><br>K. Price in Ch. Bukowski, <i>Heat wave,</i> 1995. Est: € 2,500.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
Ask Questions