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Charles Dickens Autograph on His Carte De Visite Sells for $10,252 at NateDSanders.com

To buy, sell or consign a Charles Dickens autograph or a Charles Dickens autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Charles Dickens Autograph

A Charles Dickens autograph is not rare but it is one of the more heavily in demand signatures in the literary world.  Here at NateDSanders.com Auctions, we have sold a few Charles Dickens autograph examples.  Here they are with descriptions, pictures and prices realized:

Charles Dickens Twice-Signed CDV

Very scarce carte-de-visite photograph of Charles Dickens with his Charles Dickens autograph upon the lower margin with his usual paraph emphasizing the signature, and again signed upon the verso. Photograph, circa early 1860’s shortly after the publication of “Great Expectations,” is by the photography studio of John & Charles Watkins, with the backstamp showing their 34 Parliament Street address. Photograph captures a somewhat disheveled Dickens in a contrast of both casual and formal attire, standing by an ornate table. It was during Dickens’ lifetime that photography became accessible to most people, although the ability to sign a photograph, such as this, wasn’t available until the invention of the carte-de-visite printed upon paper. The CDV format became popular during the 1860’s, just years before Dickens’ death in 1870. As a result, this signed photograph by Dickens came at a brief intersection of the author’s life and growing photo technology, making it very scarce. CDV measures 2.5″ x 4″. In very good condition with light soiling.  Dark Charles Dickens autograph.  Sold for $10,251.86.

Charles Dickens Autograph

Charles Dickens Autograph Twice on His CDV

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed From 1854 — ”…The result of the night is very gratifying indeed, and fills me with pleasure…”

Charles Dickens autograph letter signed from 1854, shortly after writing ”Hard Times”. Dickens writes from Tavistock House in London on 23 December 1854, writing ”Dear sir, Let me amuse you that your explanation was not at all necessary. I fully understood that you had a great deal to do, and never for a moment accused you in my thoughts of the slightest omission. The result of the night is very gratifying indeed, and fills me with pleasure. There is no hope of Sir towards Dalmer Lytton. He told me only the other day, that he was quite bewildered by such applications, and that where a speech hanging on him was to cast a shadow on his daily life. We resolve of never to ask any such service of each other and your letter binds me for the first time what I promise.” Dickens signs ”Faithfully yours / Charles Dickens” with his ornate paraph to second page of 2pp. letter on two sheets. Matted to blue background underneath brown wooden frame with engraving of Dickens. Letter measures 4.25” x 6.5”, framed to 20.25” x 26”. Light soiling to bottom of second page of letter, and very small tears to top of each sheet. Very good condition overall.  Bold Charles Dickens autograph.  Sold for $3,781.

Charles Dickens Autograph

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed From 1854 — ”…The result of the night is very gratifying indeed, and fills me with pleasure…”

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed — ”…all social pleasures is denied me…I lead a mere working life…”

Charles Dickens autograph letter signed, dated 15 March 1867 from Dublin. Written on Gads Hill Place stationery, his Kent estate where he lived from 1867 until his death in 1870. Shortly after this letter, Dickens began a grueling reading tour of the United States and then a series of ”farewell readings” in England, Scotland and Ireland. Letter addressed to Major Colonel Cunningham mentions one of his readings: ”Dublin Friday fifteenth March 1867 / Dear Sir / I am heartily glad to hear from you again and should have been delighted to dine with you today but that I ‘Read’ tonight. Indeed then I am so engaged which is but occasionally. I thank my stars all social pleasures is denied me, and I lead a mere working life. Believe me always / Very faithfully yours / Charles Dickens / Major General Cunningham”. Written in blue ink, letter measures 4” x 7”, framed to an overall size of 13” x 22.5”. Light folds, else near fine.  Nice Charles Dickens autograph. Sold for $1,892.

Charles Dickens Autograph

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed — ”…all social pleasures is denied me…I lead a mere working life…”

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed — ”…I have just returned to town after six weeks absent…” — 1840 While Working on ”Christmas Story”

Charles Dickens autograph letter signed. Dated 12 October 1840, letter was composed while Dickens was working on ”Christmas Story” at age 28. Letter reads in full, ”My Dear Sir, I have just returned to town after six weeks absent and hasten to thank you for your friendly congratulations and good wishes, which I do most cordially. I have written to [illegible] Ebson by this post. / Believe me / Faithfully yours / Charles Dickens.” Single-page letter on a sheet of card-style stationery measures 4.5” x 7.25”. A notation ”William Smith Williams” and another word appear at the bottom edge. Toning, 1” separation at top fold and paper remnant to top edge of verso. Overall in very good plus condition. Bold Charles Dickens autograph. Sold for $1,875.

Charles Dickens Autograph

Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed — ”…I have just returned to town after six weeks absent…” — 1840 While Working on ”Christmas Story”

To buy, sell or consign a Charles Dickens autograph or a Charles Dickens autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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