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RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 8/20

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Auction Name Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 8/20 Total Sales (USD) 1,055,397.00
Auction Date 09/15/2021 - 09/15/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 620,250.00
Sale Number #616 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 932,000.00
Total Lots 891
Sold Lots 681 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,202,100.00
% of Lots Sold 76.43% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,741,500.00
Unsold Lots 210 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 60.60%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
27 Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed as President

1862 USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 47,500.00
159 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed

1939 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 32,050.00
830

Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 32,050.00
129 John Hancock

John Hancock Autograph Document Signed

1774 USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 31,625.00
14 Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Document Signed as President

1836 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 28,875.00
704 Rod Serling's

Rod Serling's Personally-Owned and -Used Typewriter

1975 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 24,809.00
2 George Washington

George Washington Autograph Letter Signed

1799 USD 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 23,160.00
6 Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Document Signed as Secretary of State

1791 USD 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 23,028.00
7 Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson White House China Dessert Bowl

circa1790s USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 20,836.00
3 George Washington

George Washington Signed Free Frank

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 19,965.00
31 Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Autograph Letter Signed

1850 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 19,625.00
147 Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Document Signed as Commanding General

1799 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,750.00
834 Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson Signed Check - PSA/DNA MINT 9

1922 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 18,750.00
698 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Signed Oversized Photograph

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,256.00
130 John Hancock

John Hancock Signed Lottery Ticket

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 15,790.00
380 Joseph-Michel and Pierre Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel and Pierre Montgolfier Auotgraph Letters Signed

1800 USD 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD 15,558.00
565 John Pasche

Rolling Stones: John Pasche Original Artwork

USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 15,516.00
174 David Hume

David Hume Autograph Letter Signed

1747 USD 10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 15,129.00
684 James Dean

James Dean Original Photograph by Roy Schatt

USD 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 13,081.00
9 Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Document Signed

1791 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 11,625.00
197 Jack Phillips

Titanic: Jack Phillips

1911 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 10,343.00
553 Beatles

Beatles Signed 1963 Program

1963 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 9,376.00
832 Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig Signature

USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 9,375.00
457 Walt Disney

Walt Disney Typed Letter Signed

1942 USD 3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD 8,125.00
420 Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Signed Exhibition Catalog with Sketch

1969 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 7,563.00
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br> Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana<br>Online<br>Now through January 25, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> (Flag) — Commemorative Thirteen-Star Flag. Pre-Civil War, Thirteen-Star Flag of the United States, from the collection of Charles Kuralt. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Fitzgerald, F. Scott. <i>Tender is the Night</i>. First edition, presentation copy, and a former mystery. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Salinger, J.D. <i>The Catcher in the Rye.</i> A strikingly fresh first edition of Salinger's essential novel. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> “America's second Declaration of Independence” — signed by Whitman. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> [Dylan, Bob]. Some of the earliest known professional portraits. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Y-Worth [Yarworth], William. <i>Cerevisiarii Comes: Or, the New and True Art of Brewing…</i> A rare and early English work on the art of brewing. $5,000 to $7,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
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