Sothebys: The Collection of a Connoiseur: History in Manuscript - bidstart 7/8, L20314, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
07/15/2020 - 07/15/2020
Page Size: 136 items in 6 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1ALEXANDER III, Emperor of Russia

ALEXANDER III, Emperor of Russia | document signed, conferring a knighthood, 1893

1893GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 937.00
2GENERAL ALLENBY

GENERAL ALLENBY | autograph letter signed, on Palestine, 1917

1917GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00
3QUEEN ANNE

QUEEN ANNE | document signed, list of daily passwords, 1704

1704GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 1,625.00
4VICOUNTESS ASTOR

VICOUNTESS ASTOR | typed letter signed, to T.E. Lawrence, 1924

1924GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 1,250.00
5BALANCHINE

BALANCHINE | autograph letter in Russian to Serge Lifar, together with a photograph signed, c.1927-1928

1927-1928GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,750.00
8BALL, Capt.

BALL, Capt. | manuscript plans of the Battle of the Nile, c.1798

1798GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 8,750.00
9BATHURST

BATHURST | warrant, appointing Sir Hudson Lowe jailer to Napoleon, 1816

1816GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 21,250.00
10BEAUHARNAIS

BEAUHARNAIS | letter signed, to Queen Caroline Murat, about the Neapolitan troops requested by Napoleon, 1813

1813GBP 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
11GERTRUDE BELL

GERTRUDE BELL | autograph letter signed, to Sir Frank Swettenham, c.1904

1904GBP 400.00 - 500.00GBP 687.00
12TREATY OF BERLIN

TREATY OF BERLIN | set of 20 signatures, written just prior to the signing of the treaty, 13 July 1878

1878GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
13BERLIOZ

BERLIOZ | autograph letter signed to Antoni Deschamps, about the opera "Les Troyens", 1864

1864GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,250.00
14BISMARCK

BISMARCK | autograph letter signed, to his bankers, 1862

1862GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 625.00
15CARLO BONAPARTE

CARLO BONAPARTE | autograph letter signed, by Napoleon's father, to an unnamed gentleman, 1769

1769GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,125.00
16LETIZIA BONAPARTE

LETIZIA BONAPARTE | letter signed by Napoleon's mother, to her American grandson Jerome Napoleon, 1829

1829GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 562.00
17BONAPARTE FAMILY

BONAPARTE FAMILY | a collection of 5 letters and other items, 1804-1823

1804-1823GBP 700.00 - 900.00Not Sold
18CARDIGAN

CARDIGAN | two autograph letters signed, 1843-1846

1843-1846GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 125.00
19CARUSO

CARUSO | postcard photograph signed, by Vandyk of London, c.1904-1906

1904-1906GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 312.00
20CATHERINE II, Empress of Russia

CATHERINE II, Empress of Russia | letter signed, to Ferdinand IV, 1777

1777GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 10,625.00
21CATHERINE II, Empress of Russia

CATHERINE II, Empress of Russia | letter signed, to Prince Potemkin about building the docks at Kherson, 1784

1784GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,750.00
22ROBERT CECIL, EARL OF SALISBURY

ROBERT CECIL, EARL OF SALISBURY | letter signed, to Lord Treasurer Buckhurst, 1603

1603GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 1,375.00
23CHAPLIN

CHAPLIN | photographic portrait signed, c. 1910s

1910sGBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 1,500.00
24CHARLES II

CHARLES II | letter signed, to the Marquis de Lede, 25 March 1657

1657GBP 700.00 - 900.00GBP 875.00
25CHARLES II

CHARLES II | document signed, 1672

1672GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,250.00
26CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL | autograph letter signed, to Pamela Plowden, 1900

1900GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 27,500.00
27CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL | early autograph letter signed, to Sir Lewis Molesworth, 1901

1901GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.
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