• <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Antiquarian Books<br>Including a series of views of Milan<br>September 27 to October 4</b></center>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Livius, Historia Romanae decades, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1470, contemporary Morocco. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Blaeu, Nieuw Stedeboeck van Italien (Piemont), The Hague, 1724-1725, 8 volumes, marbled calf gilt. €70,000 to €90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Baysio, Rosarium decretorum, Venice, 1481, later vellum. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> [Niccolò da Poggibonsi], Viaggio da Venetia al santo Sepulchro, Venice, 1529, later half calf. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Sep. 27 – Oct. 4:</b> Hieronymus, Epistole [Italian], Ferrara, 1497, blue crushed morocco with the Rocco di Torrepadula arms. €12,000 to €15,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Extensive archive of papers of Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> George Catlin, <i>North American Indian Portfolio,</i> 1844. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, Carefully Translated…after the Best Jewish Authorities, Philadelphia, 1853-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Printed & Manuscript Americana<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Wedding book of Eleanor Roosevelt’s bodyguard, Earl Miller, signed by the Roosevelts, 1932. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Textile titled <i>The Resignation of Pres’t Washington,</i> Scotland, circa 1800. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Gideon Welles, Pass for President Lincoln’s White House funeral, 1865. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann September 29:</b> Confirmation of arms and nobility in favor of the Diez y Mora family, Madrid, 1710. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Conquest of Peru.- Cieza De León (Pedro de). <i>Parte primera de la chronica del Peru,</i> first edition, Seville, Martín de Montesdoca, 1553. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Mandeville (Sir John). <i>Tractato bellissimo delle piu maravigliose cose & piu motabile che sitrovino nelle parte delmondo,</i> Florence, [Lorenzo Morgiani], 1496-99. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Bible leaf, Latin. Single leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, [Mainz], [Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust], [c.1454/55]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Publicius (Jacobus). <i>Ars oratoria. Ars epistolandi. Ars memorativa,</i> first edition, Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1482. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Biblia Pauperum.- Single leaf from a blockbook Biblia Pauperum in Latin, from the Wiblingen copy of Schreiber's edition III, Netherlands, 1465. £25,000 to £35,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> South America.- Brazil.- Steinmann (Johan Jacob). <i>Souvenirs de Rio de Janeiro,</i> Paris, chez Rittner & Goupil, 1837. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Asia.- Polo (Marco). <i>In cui si tratta le meravigliose cose del mondo per lui vedute,</i> Venice, Matteo Pagano, 1555. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Sir Joshua Reynolds' copy.- Donne (John). <i>Poems, by J.D. With elegies on the authors death,</i> the Joshua Reynolds-Philip Bliss copy of the first edition, Printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, 1633. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Gilbert (William). <i>De Magnete,</i> first edition, Peter Short, 1600. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on paper<br>Thursday 29th September 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Audubon (John James). <i>The Birds of America,</i> 8 vol., New York, George R. Lockwood, [c.1889]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Pratchett (Terry). <i>The Colour of Magic,</i> first edition, signed by the author, 1983. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, Sep. 29:</b> Flaubert (Gustave). <i>Trois Contes,</i> first edition, one of 100 copies on papier de Hollande, Paris, Charpentier, 1877. £5,000 to £7,000.
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Alexander Historical Auctions: Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 1

Auction Reports

Auction Name Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 1 Total Sales (USD) 354,850.00
Auction Date 07/28/2022 - 07/28/2022 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 236,990.00
Sale Number #72822 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 328,340.00
Total Lots 569
Sold Lots 445 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 268,950.00
% of Lots Sold 78.21% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 374,090.00
Unsold Lots 124 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 94.86%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1 ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER’S LAST MESSAGE TO GERMANY: “I SHALL REMAIN IN BERLIN…”

1945 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 81,250.00
22 MAO ZEDONG (1893 - 1976)

MAO ZEDONG - AN OFFICIAL LETTER AND SIGNED ENVELOPE

1950 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 20,000.00
4 ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER'S SKETCH OF HIS MUNICH OPERA HOUSE

USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 17,500.00
6

GAULEITER EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER'S 'MEIN KAMPF'

1925-1930s USD 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 16,250.00
23

CHINESE 'SHORT SNORTER' SIGNED BY CHENNAULT TWICE, STILLWELL, OTHERS

1943 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 11,250.00
37 MIHAI ANTONESCU

MIHAI ANTONESCU PRESENTATION SPEECH TO ADOLF HITLER

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,875.00
18

FIFTEEN SS GENERALS' SIGNED BIRTHDAY GREETING TO HEINRICH HIMMLER

1937 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 6,250.00
40

'BAND OF BROTHERS' SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 5,000.00
15 JOSEF STALIN (1879 - 1953)

JOSEF STALIN Rare, very late holograph signed front panel removed from an internal-use envelope

1953 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,687.50
25 OSKAR SCHINDLER (1908-1974)

OSKAR SCHINDLER Excessively rare D.S.

n.d. most likely war-date USD 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,687.50
718

GERMAN NEWSPAPER ANNOUNCES DEATH OF HITLER

1945 USD 100.00 - 150.00 USD 4,687.50
31

ADOLF HITLER'S COPY OF HOFFMANN'S 'MIT HIMMLER IN POLEN'

1939 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,062.50
24

SEMLIN CONCENTRATION CAMP PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

1941 and 1942 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 3,750.00
384

THE CAPTURE OF HERMANN GORING (20)

1945 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 3,750.00
105

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS A fantastic S.P., 10 x 8 in., showing a Mitchell B-25 bomber of the famous 'Doolittle Raid' taking off from the deck of the USS HORNET as the attack was launched on April 18, 1942.

1942 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,437.50
158 GEORGE A. DAVIS (1920 - 1952)

GEORGE A. DAVIS Rare first day postal cover honoring the U.S. Army,

1945 USD 100.00 - 150.00 USD 3,125.00
168 GUNTHER LUTJENS (1889 - 1941)

GUNTHER LUTJENS Excessively rare S.P.

USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 3,125.00
218 ADOLF HEUSINGER, KARL BODENSCHATZ, KARL JESKO VON PUTTKAMER, ERNST JOHN VON FREYEND, HANS ERICH VOSS, OTTO GUNSCHE, NICOLAS VON BULOW, HERBERT BUCHS , and WALTER WARLIMONT

JULY 20 BOMB PLOT SURVIVORS A wonderful schematic diagram of the conference room at the 'Wolfsschanze', or 'Wolf's Lair'

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,125.00
50 ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945)

ADOLF HITLER Partly-printed D.S., 1p. legal folio, Munich, Sep. 24, 1935

1935 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,812.50
361

ADOLF HITLER PREPARES TO MEET WITH HERBERT HOOVER An important grouping of twelve letters, documents and press clippings

1938 USD 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,812.50
437

'JEWS ARE FORBIDDEN FROM USING THE PARK BENCH' SIGN

USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,812.50
32

'SHORT SNORTER' FROM EISENHOWER'S PROMOTION TO LIEUT. GENERAL

1942 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,500.00
350

H.M.S. AJAX CAPTAIN'S MAP OF THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE

1939 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,500.00
51 ADOLF HITLER AND HERMANN GORING

ADOLF HITLER AND HERMANN GORING Partly-printed D.S.

1938 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 2,125.00
33

R.A.F. POLISH SQUADRON 303 SIGNED BOOK & ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

1942 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,875.00
  • <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> John Adams Signed Ship's Passport, partly printed DS as president, signed “John Adams.”
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Extremely Rare James Garfield DS as President Appointing Revenue Service Agent.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Babe Ruth 1939 Cooperstown cover boldly signed — with photo.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Incredible Harry S. Truman Kansas City Auto Club sales ledger maintained by Truman!
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Important Herbert Hoover 4 pg ALS about Chinese Gold Mining.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Rare Calvin Coolidge ALS as President.
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Appointment.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Ironic John Kennedy Jr. Handwritten report on why he is accident report form when he attended Collegiate School in 1975.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Katherine Bates Signed -“America! America! God shed his grace on thee.”
    <center><b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions<br>Rare Autograph & Documents<br>September 29, 2022</b>
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Amassed Over Four Decades, an impressive 1100+ piece collection of entertainment and notables.
    <b>One of a Kind, Sep. 29:</b> Mark Twain / Samuel Clemens Signed Letter and Card.
  • <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRINTED IN ENGLAND. $50,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [SHACKLETON, Ernest]. –– BROWNING, Robert. <i>Poetical Works of…</i> London: Smith and Elder, 1906. PRESENTED TO SHACKLETON AND THE OFFICERS OF THE NIMROD BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> ARISTOTLE. Opera, in Greek, parts one and two only: Organon and Natural Philosophy I. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495–February 1498. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> COOK, James, Capt. [Collected Voyages]. First and Second Voyages: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773, 1777; Third Voyage: London: H. Hughes for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (“Mark Twain”). <i>The Writings of…</i> Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899–1900. $12,000 to $16,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>The Poems of…</i> Edited by Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, 1893. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> LONDON, Jack. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY LONDON. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> CROWLEY, Aleister (1875–1947). <i>The Winged Beetle.</i> London: privately printed, 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Potter & Potter Auctions<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>October 20, 2022</b></center>
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> WILDE, Oscar (“C.3.3.”). <i>The Ballad of Reading Gaol.</i> London: Leonard Smithers, January 1898. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> DRYDEN, John. <i>Fables Ancient and Modern; translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems.</i> London: John Tonson, 1700. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter, Oct. 20:</b> [MAP]. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. <i>Delineatio Orarum Maritimarum…</i> London: John Wolfe, 1598. $3,000 to $4,000.
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