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Holabird Kagin Americana: Western Americana Signature Sale (Session 2: Minerals, Mining, Railroad, Philatelic)

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Auction Name Western Americana Signature Sale (Session 2: Minerals, Mining, Railroad, Philatelic) Total Sales (USD) 52,068.75
Auction Date 05/14/2021 - 05/14/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 57,870.00
Sale Number #73119 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 105,205.00
Total Lots 355
Sold Lots 263 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 87,500.00
% of Lots Sold 74.08% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 161,920.00
Unsold Lots 92 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 32.16%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
2168

Construction Photo Album of the McGill Concentrator and Smelter [132997]

1907-08 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,250.00
2306

Kaslo & Slocan Railway Annual Pass (Canadian Mining RR) [134084]

1898 USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 1,500.00
2177

Tonopah Mining District Map - Pristine [125060]

1912 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,250.00
2365

Maritime Publications (2) [132311]

USD 160.00 - 250.00 USD 1,125.00
2162

Map of Goldfield, Nevada - Pristine [125062]

1907 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,062.50
2172

Earliest Known Pioche, Nevada Area Mining Document [130102]

1864 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,062.50
2530

Large collection Scott National Postal Album 1977 [131598]

1977 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 937.50
2145

Archive of the Belshazzar Mine, Idaho Gold Mining Company, Placerville Idaho, 1920s. [132775]

1920s. USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 812.50
2153

Butte & Vicinity, Montana Mining Claims Map [132307]

USD 100.00 - 200.00 USD 812.50
2158

“Ely and Her Mines”, 1907, Rare [130068]

1907 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 687.50
2466

Five Fabulous Ely, Nevada Black & White RPC Circus Postcards [130036]

USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 687.50
2327

Illinois and Pennsylvania Railroad Pass Group [134100]

1881-1915 USD 100.00 - 150.00 USD 593.75
2128

Geology & Gold Deposits of the Cripple Creek District [132349]

1906 USD 400.00 - 500.00 USD 562.50
2161

Downer Bros. Assayers and Mine Engineers Archive [118167]

USD 400.00 - 700.00 USD 562.50
2436

Portola Festival Postcard Collection [125843]

USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 562.50
2088

Map of the Yukon District in the North West Territory 1898 [121154]

1898 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 531.25
2156

Bluestone, Nevada Copper Concentrating Plant and Furnace Panorama, 2 Feet Long [130120]

c1917 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 531.25
2091

Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. Ephemera [103122]

c1910-1920 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 500.00
2100

Gold Dredges Booklet [132351]

1927 USD 240.00 - 350.00 USD 500.00
2111

Pelton Water Wheel Company Catalog Collection [135344]

1898-1915 USD 750.00 - 2,000.00 USD 468.75
2339

Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR Photos & Ephemera [122852]

1900's USD 300.00 - 600.00 USD 468.75
2409

Postal History Archive Collection [121698]

1900's USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 468.75
2320

Detroit & Mackinac Railway Pass [134082]

1905 USD 60.00 - 100.00 USD 437.50
2424

Hanford Postcard Collection [125912]

USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 437.50
2098

The Bodie Miner Newspaper [133792]

USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 406.25
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
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