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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; […]

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten by singer-musician Bob Dylan to Debbie Green Andersen, an old Greenwich Village friend, postmarked July 26, 1975, sold for $29,645 in an online auction that ran from July 12-19 by RR Auction, based in Amherst, N.H. Also, a first pressing of […]