Thursday, June 17, 2010

Auction Report: Copley Sale at Sotheby's

Today at Sotheby's New York the second round of sales from the James S. Copley library was held. The main sale, Arts & Sciences, Including the Mark Twain Collection, made $2,210,816. A Fitzgerald autograph quotation made $98,500, and the expected top seller did perform well: Twain's "A Family Sketch" sold for $242,500.

The single-lot sale, featuring a 1776 Salem broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence (est. $600,000-800,000), didn't quite manage the low estimate; it sold for $572,500.

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