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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>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 6:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000.
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
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