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RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 10/22

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Auction Name Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 10/22 Total Sales (USD) 1,430,476.00
Auction Date 11/10/2021 - 11/10/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 978,550.00
Sale Number #620 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,398,850.00
Total Lots 1121
Sold Lots 713 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 1,505,850.00
% of Lots Sold 63.60% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 2,138,450.00
Unsold Lots 408 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 66.89%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
220 Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald's US Marine Corps Rifle Score Book (Warren Commission Exhibit No. 239)

1956 USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD 75,000.00
633 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien Autograph Letter Signed

1957 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 59,139.00
497 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong Signed Photograph

USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 42,660.00
505 Buzz Aldrin's

Buzz Aldrin's Flown Apollo 11 Flight Plan Page

USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 39,086.00
194 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed

1945 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 32,439.00
218 Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness Autograph Letter Signed with (8) Seized Poker Chips from the Last Capone Mob Raid

no date USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 32,283.00
1035 Mary Blair

Mary Blair concept storyboard painting from Peter Pan

1953 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 25,944.00
1 George Washington

George Washington Letter Signed

1782 USD 25,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,469.00
172 Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Document Signed

1785 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 24,079.00
587 Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Autograph Letter Signed

1882 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 22,836.00
1101 Frank Follmer

Frank Follmer panoramic color concept drawing from Fantasia

1940 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 21,180.00
1034 Mary Blair

Mary Blair concept panorama storyboard painting from Peter Pan

1953 USD 13,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 20,804.00
69 Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Typed Letter Signed to Frank Sinatra

1997 USD 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD 20,625.00
1036 Mary Blair

Mary Blair concept storyboard painting of the Indian Village from Peter Pan

1953 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 20,101.00
1040 Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle concept panorama storyboard painting of Prince Philip, Samson, and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

1959 USD 16,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 19,940.00
223 Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby Signed Fingerprint Card from Nov. 25, 1963

1963 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 18,308.00
1037 Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle concept panorama storyboard painting from Lady and the Tramp

1955 USD 12,500.00 - 15,000.00 USD 17,394.00
1033 Mary Blair

Mary Blair original concept painting of Playing Card guards for Alice in Wonderland

1953 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 17,045.00
1030 Mary Blair

Mary Blair concept panorama storyboard painting from Cinderella

1950 USD 15,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 16,250.00
684 Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini Autograph Musical Quotations Signed

23.3.06 USD 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 15,503.00
40 Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman Autograph Letter Signed as President

1948 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 15,365.00
693 Beatles: Paul McCartney

Beatles: Paul McCartney Signed Check

1971 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 14,743.00
1029 Mary Blair

Mary Blair concept storyboard painting of Ichabod and the Headless Horseman from from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

1949 USD 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD 14,648.00
1038 Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle concept panorama storyboard painting from Lady and the Tramp

1955 USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 14,375.00
181 Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Letter Signed as Treasury Secretary

1790 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 14,086.00
  • <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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