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Naval Log from Perry's 1822 Voyage on the Schooner 'Shark' Achieves $52,500!

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  • Auction of Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on November 24, 2020
  • Naval Log from Perry's 1822 Voyage on the Schooner 'Shark' Achieves $52,500!
  • Sale Totals a Successful $418,969 with and Impressive 93% Sold by Lot and 100% by Value

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful Rare Books, Autographs and Maps auction on November 24, 2020 that saw strong prices for an interesting range of material from a number of private collections and estates.

With competitive bidding, the sale totaled a successful $418,969, at the top end of its pre-sale estimate of $275,310-419,210 with an exceptional 93% sold by lot and 100 sold by value.

Highlighting the sale was a fascinating American naval desideratum, the log for Matthew Calbraith Perry’s voyage in the Shark, during which he claimed the Florida Keys for the United States. Bidding on this naval rarity sailed past its estimate of $10,000-15,000 to achieve $52,500.

Technology collectors vied for the lid of an Apple II plus inscribed at the “unveiling” ceremony for the Apple Macintosh by the two Steves: Jobs and Wozniak, which realized $41,250, surpassing its $20,000-30,000 estimate.

Nikola Tesla was represented by an inscribed copy of Thomas Martin Commerford’s The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla… 1894, inscribed by Tesla to General Daniel Adams Butterfield that fetched $20,000, several times its $6,000-9,000 estimate.

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  • Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
  • Estate of Jane Lublin
  • Estate of Joan Twigg
  • Estate of Katherine Noire
  • Estate of Percy Rivington and Evelyn Sloane Pyne
  • Estate of Richard Schilling
  • Estate of Ricky Eisen
  • Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby
  • From the Collection of Quentin Keynes; Gift to his American doctor
  • Property from a Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Property from the Collection of Dr. Abraham & Carolyn Schlossman
  • Property from the Collection of Mary Helen McCoy
  • Property from the Estate of Katharine Babcock Mountcastle
  • Property of a Connecticut Lady
  • Property of a Gentleman
  • Property of a Private New Jersey Collector
  • Property of a Prominent Manhattan Art Dealer
  • Property of Jason Epstein and Judith Miller
  • The Collection of Dorothea Benton Frank
  • The Estate of Herman Steinberg
  • The Library of Duncan Cranford
  • The Property of Thomas Earl Neudecker III

A Selection of Auction Highlights

Lot image - TING, WALASSE  1¢ Life.
Lot 161


C Property of a Prominent Manhattan Art Dealer
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $4,875 (includes buyer's premium)