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Auction Name Photographs by Ruth Orkin - bidstart 1/22 Total Sales (USD) 176,353.00
Auction Date 02/02/2021 - 02/02/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 95,400.00
Sale Number #26725 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 139,900.00
Total Lots 54
Sold Lots 33 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 173,200.00
% of Lots Sold 61.11% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 251,900.00
Unsold Lots 21 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 70.01%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
49 Ruth Orkin

American Girl in Florence, Italy

1951 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 52,812.00
2 Ruth Orkin

American Girl in Florence, Piazza Republica, Italy

1951, printed later USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 12,750.00
26 Ruth Orkin

Albert Einstein, Princeton Luncheon, New Jersey

1953, printed later USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 11,475.00
46 Ruth Orkin

From My Window, West 88th Street, New York City

early 1950's, printed c. 1970 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 10,837.00
42 Ruth Orkin

Man in Rain, West 88th Street, New York City

1952, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 8,287.00
45 Ruth Orkin

Just before a Windstorm in Greenwich Village 2

1949, the first printed c. 1970 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,650.00
10 Ruth Orkin

Couple in MG, Florence, Italy

1951, printed later USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,100.00
21 Ruth Orkin

"Famous Malted Milk"/ Coca Cola Sign, Times Square

c.1950, printed later USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,845.00
28 Ruth Orkin

Mother and Daughter, Penn Station

, printed later USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 4,462.00
34 Ruth Orkin

Brothers, Hyde Park

1955, printed c. 1955 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,462.00
44 Ruth Orkin

Seawall, Tel Aviv

1951, printed c. 1970 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,825.00
31 Ruth Orkin

Three Boys on Suitcases, Penn Station

1947, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,570.00
32 Ruth Orkin

Tired Little Boy Crying Outside Circus, New York City

1948, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,570.00
43 Ruth Orkin

Boy Jumping into the Hudson River, New York City

1948, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,570.00
8 Ruth Orkin

Trylon and Perisphere, Times Square, New York City

1935, printed c. 1970 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 3,187.00
37 Ruth Orkin

Comic Book Readers

1947, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 3,187.00
41 Ruth Orkin

From My Window, West 88th Street, New York City

early 1950s, printed c. 1970 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,187.00
48 Ruth Orkin

Israel, Children on the Beach

1951, printed 1951 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,187.00
3 Ruth Orkin

Vee Carson Walking Down MGM's Main Street

1948, printed before 1985 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,805.00
40 Ruth Orkin

Boy Gazing at Father at Penn Station

1947, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,805.00
47 Ruth Orkin

Beneath the Pantheon, Rome, Women Feeding Cats

1951, printed c. 1951 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 2,805.00
4 Ruth Orkin

Silhouette, Ruth Orkin on San Francisco Hill, First Youth Hostel Trip

1938, printed c. 1970 USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,550.00
23 Ruth Orkin

Charles James with Models, New York City

1950, printed later USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,295.00
36 Ruth Orkin

Marlon Brando on the set of "Julius Caesar"

1953, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 2,295.00
11 Ruth Orkin

Jinx in Goggles, Florence

1951, printed later USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,912.00
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mariette (Pierre-Jean). <i>Traité des pierres gravées / Recueil des pierres gravées...,</i> 2 vols., 1750. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> [Bryant, Jacob & William Cole]. <i>Gemmarum Antiquarum Delectus, [Marlborough Gems],</i> 2 volumes, [privately printed, 1780-83], £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Caylus (Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de). <i>Recueil d'Antiquités Egyptiennes, Estrusques, Grecques et Romaines,</i> 7 volumes, Paris, 1756-67, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Devonshire Gems. <i>Duke of Devonshire's Collection of Gems,</i> privately printed, c. 1790, [one of 8 copies], £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Goltz (Hubert). <i>Le Vive Imagini di tutti quasi gl'Imperatori,</i> Antwerp, 1557, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Manuscript. <i>An Explanation of Dassier's Medals, by Charlotte Hanbury,</i> c. 1795-1800, £700 to £1,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Paoletti (Bartolomeo and Pietro). A collection of 300 plaster cameos presented in 7 leather-bound double-sided faux book boxes, Rome, c. 1820, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Mayer (Luigi). <i>Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings, in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie,</i> London: Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1805, £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Blaeu (Willem Janszoon & Johannes). <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, pars quarta</i> [England and Wales], Amsterdam: Johannem Blaeu, 1648, £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>12/13 May<br>Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Numismatic Books from the Milne-Henderson Collection</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Reuter (O.M. & Mela, A.J.). <i>Finlands Fiskar. The Fishes of Finland,</i> 12 parts (complete), Helsingfors: G.W. Edlund, 1883-93, £500 to £800.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> Lunardi (Vincenzo). <i>An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England,</i> 2nd edition, London: Printed for the Author, 1784, £700 to £1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, 12/13 May:</b> North America. Jansson (Jan). <i>Virginiae partis Australis et Floridae partis Orientalis,</i> circa 1641. £400 to £600.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants Crossing the Plains, 1866. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in English]. <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English.</i> Rheims, 1582. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BIBLE, in Latin]. <i>Biblia latina.</i> Venice: Franz Renner of Hailbrun [Heilbrunn], 1483. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). Autograph letter signed ("P. B. S."), to Charles Ollier. Florence, Italy, 15 December 1819. “MY PROMETHEUS IS THE BEST THING I EVER WROTE.” $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> RAMSAY, David (1749-1815). <i>The History of the Revolution of South-Carolina…</i> Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1785. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [BINDINGS]. MUIR, John (1838-1914). <i>The Writings of John Muir.</i> Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1924. 10 vols. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [CHICAGO] -- <i>Park & Guide Map of Chicago.</i> Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> CURRIER and IVES, publishers -- After Frances F. Palmer. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [ALLEN PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). <i>Romeo and Juliet.</i> Greenbrae: Allen Press, 1988. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts,<br>Including Americana<br>Live and Online<br>May 12, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BEMELMANS, Ludwig (1898-1962). Pencil drawing on paper. 247 x 198 mm, sight, matted and framed. Showing a child shooting at a baby's balloon. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> [LOGAN ELM PRESS]. HARVEY, Rebecca. <i>Any Number of Things.</i> Ohio State University, 2013. Single sheet paper scroll. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, May 12:</b> BINYON, Laurence (1869-1943). A small archive of letters and pamphlets. $200 to $300.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Bibliothèque littéraire<br>Hubert Heilbronn<br>11 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Breton, André. <i>Nadja.</i> Paris, N.R.F., Gallimard, 1928. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> [Stendhal, Henri Beyle dit]. <i>Le Rouge et le Noir,</i> chronique du XIXe siècle. Paris, Levavasseur, 1831. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Dumas, Alexandre. <i>Les Trois mousquetaires.</i> 1844. 8 vols. In 4. Paris, Baudry, 1844. €30,000 to €50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Mallarmé, Stéphane -- Edgar Allan Poe. <i>Les Poèmes d’Edgar Poe.</i> Bruxelles, Edmond Deman, 1888. €18,000 to €25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s May 11:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Le côté de Guermantes II. Sodome et Gomorrhe I. [and] Sodome et Gomorrhe II.</i> Paris, N.R.F., 1921 et 1922. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <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.
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