Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jane Austen letter, $200,075, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jane Austen letter, $200,075, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A handwritten letter by novelist Jane Austen (British, 1775-1817) sold for $200,075 at a Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction held October 23rd by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a series of Indian bird drawings dated 1828 by Christopher Webb Smith gaveled for $275,075; a documented letter of outlaw Jesse James changed hands for $212,575; and an early plan of the City of Houston dated 1867 by Theodore Kosse and T. Scott went to a determined bidder for $75,075. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Jane Austen letter, $200,075, Bonhams