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Auction Name Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics Total Sales (USD) 290,820.00
Auction Date 10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 219,400.00
Sale Number #103118 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 267,420.00
Total Lots 283
Sold Lots 203 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 322,400.00
% of Lots Sold 71.73% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 392,520.00
Unsold Lots 80 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 74.09%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
57

Bob Dylan Handwritten Signed Lyrics "The Times They Are A-Changin"', A Timeless Anthem Which Reverberates To All Generations

USD 50,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 132,000.00
272

George Washington Writes to Nathanael Greene Over Ongoing Concerns About Supplies for the Troops, Reminiscent of Valley Forge

USD 15,000.00 - 17,000.00 USD 19,200.00
73

Sigmund Freud Autograph Letter Signed From 1937 Regarding His Family Tree, "...I am finding a large number of respectable persons in there..."

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,600.00
52

Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed, While Working on His Masterpiece, On The Origin Of The Species.

USD 6,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,000.00
44

William "Buffalo Bill" Cody: Superb Signed Studio Portrait with Charming Inscription

USD 3,500.00 - 3,750.00 USD 4,200.00
102

Hirohito Huge Signed Document Conferring the Imperial Order of Meiji, With the Star of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, by Emperor of Japan

USD 4,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD 4,200.00
123

JFK Signed & Inscribed Magazine Cover, One of Only Three Known - Copy of John F. Kennedy's Speech, "Ask Not what your country can do for you . . . "

USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,200.00
234

Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush Fantastic ALS About The Bible, and Church vs State

USD 1,800.00 - 2,000.00 USD 4,200.00
98

Sven Hedin, Tibetan Explorer, Archive, 1897-1944

USD 600.00 - 700.00 USD 3,900.00
14

Clemente, Dimaggio, Mantle, Mays, Torre, Banks, Aaron, Bench, Williams, Ford, Perez, Gibson, Musial, and Pete Rose Signed Bat From Ralph Kiner

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00
132

John F. Kennedy, Just Weeks after His Older Brother’s Tragic Death, Seeks Help on a Tribute Volume that Would Become "As We Remember Joe"

USD 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 3,600.00
274

Exquisite Rare 1785 Portrait Engraving of George Washington, Carington Bowles, London

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,600.00
22

Lizzie Borden's Signed Book of Poems Including the Couplet "And so they parted, not in tears, / Wedded in death through coming years ... "

USD 2,000.00 - 2,400.00 USD 2,400.00
35

Catherine the Great DS Dated 1774, the Same Year as the Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca and the Capture of the Pretender Pugachev

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00
228

John D. Rockefeller & H. M. Flagler: Signed Standard Oil Stock Certificate

USD 3,000.00 - 3,500.00 USD 2,160.00
20

Napoleon Bonaparte LS Outlining a Grueling Marching Schedule

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
21

Napoleon Bonaparte LS: "I see with pleasure that my Dragoons leave."

USD 1,500.00 - 1,600.00 USD 2,040.00
284

Orville Wright Outstanding Display Consisting of a Signed Check & an Original Piece of His Plane, Affixed to an Enormous Print of the Famous First Flight!

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,920.00
139

JFK Assassination The "WINK":, The Most Famous Image Taken Aboard Air Force One Alluding to a Massive Conspiracy

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,800.00
2

John Adams: Chinese Export Teacup Purportedly from His Personal Service, with Outstanding Provenance

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,560.00
282

Fantastic Original Naval Dispatch of Great Rarity "Japan Has Surrendered"

USD 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,560.00
131

Kennedy Assassination Rarely Seen Image of LBJ Sworn in, Next to a Crying Jackie and Smiling Ladybird, Cecil Stoughton's Own Original Vintage Photo

USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 1,440.00
151

Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed George Washington Carver 4-Stamp Block

USD 700.00 - 800.00 USD 1,320.00
203

Timothy Pickering on His Successful Negotiation of 1791 Treaty with the Five Nations, Unrealistically Hoping for Peace with other Western Native Americans

USD 1,500.00 - 1,700.00 USD 1,320.00
237

Edward Rutledge, the Youngest Signer of The Declaration of Independence, Twice Signed Summons, 1788

USD 800.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,320.00
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Sergio Trujillo Magnenat, <i>Bogotá 1938 / IV Centenario / Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos,</i> 1938. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>McQueen Drives Porsche,</i> designer unknown, 1970. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>Joe Bridge, <i>Bignan / A Des Ailes,</i> 1921. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Graham Simmons, <i>The Army Isn’t All Work,</i> 1919. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Je ne fume que le nil,</i> 1912. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> <i>Attack of the 50 ft. Woman,</i> designer unknown, 1958. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Raymond Tooby, <i>Festival Guiness / Have You Tried One Yet?,</i> 1952. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> Francisco Tamagno, <i>Terrot & Co. / Dijon / Cycles Motorettes,</i> 1909. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b><br>A. Hori, Oakland / General Motors, circa 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 7:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Travel? Adventure? Answer – Join the Marines!,</i> circa 1918. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.
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