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Edgar Allan Poe Autograph and Memorabilia

One of the shapers of American fiction, Edgar Allan Poe is one of our most important literary figures.  He was one of the first to write both horror and detective fiction and is best known for his short stories and poems with a macabre tone.  First editions of his rarest books have brought tremendous prices at auction.  One rare collection of poems sold for more than $600,000- a record for a work of American literature.  Handwritten manuscripts are, of course, rare and command high prices.  An original manuscript of one of his poems sold for $300,000 in 2013.  Edgar Allan Poe autograph letters signed have sold for prices between $17,000 – $160,000.  The value is largely dependent upon the letter’s content.

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Whenever our auction house obtains a jaw dropping item, the press posts a story about our auction house from newspapers such as The New York Times to stations such as the BBC, CNN or Fox News. An Edgar Allan Poe autograph letter signed at Nate’s might generate similar publicity.  Herewith is a news article about our auction house originally from Reuters regarding auctioning the author Ray Bradbury’s estate.

Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury’s Estate Auction Nets Nearly US $500,000

Edgar Allan Poe Autograph Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury's Estate Auction Nets Nearly US $500,000

Late Science Fiction Author Ray Bradbury (Reuters)

 A portion of late science fiction author Ray Bradbury’s estate, including George Bernard Shaw’s garden spade and artworks both comedic and surreal, sold for $493,408 in California, the auctioneer said.

Bradbury, who died in 2012, was perhaps best known for his dystopian classic, “Fahrenheit 451.,” the auctioneer said. In a career spanning more than 70 years, the Waukegan, Illinois, native also wrote “Dandelion Wine,” “I Sing the Body Electric” and “From the Dust Returned” as hundreds of short stories, poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays and screenplays.

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Among Bradbury’s possessions sold late on Thursday was an inscribed spade owned by Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw and a meandering science-fiction-free unpublished poem about the garden tool, which sold together for $6,250, auctioneer Nate D. Sanders said.

Dean Ellis’ painting of a naked, tattoo-covered man sitting atop a tiny wooden platform under a bewitching crimson sky, used for the 1969 cover of short story collection “The Illustrated Man,” sold for $45,894, the auction house said.

Surrealist painting “Carnival” by Italian-born artist Joseph Mungnaini, a longtime friend of Bradbury’s who developed cover and interior art for his books, won $23,153, the auctioneer said.

A mounted silver Hugo Award, the top trophy for science fiction writing which Bradbury won in 2004, garnered $28,734, and Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant comic series fetched $21,175, it said.

© Thomson Reuters 2014

Here is a Jonathan Swift autograph letter signed that Nate D. Sanders sold at auction.

Jonathan Swift Autograph Letter Signed

Scarce Jonathan Swift autograph letter signed as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The satirist datelines his letter from the Deanry-house in Dublin, 14 October 1736, just two years before becoming debilitated by mental illness. He writes to Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, in full: ”My Lord, In a former Letter to Your Grace, I taxed you with a Debt of 110 lb a year in church Livings, being by Arithmetic an Arrear of 150 lb a year which Your Grace was pleased to promise me for a Friend, and of which I onely received 40 lb a year. I often did my self the Honor of being so bold (which – is no great Honor) of telling you that a very worthy Clergyman had been long a weight upon my Shoulders to get him some addition, and that his circumstances were such that the addition I desired must consist with the small Preferment he hath already.

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There is now a Prebendary vacant, which will answer my Wish. One Mr. Williamson dyed about 36 hours ago; He was Treasurer of Christ-church in Dublin, the Place is worth between ninety and a hundred pounds a year, and no more; The Person whom I desire may have it is Mr John Jackson, Minister of Santry three miles from Dublin, and a Relation of the Grattans, he hath been often and earnestly recommended by me to Your Grace, and your answers have been favorable; I have added severall times that you would by such a favor oblige this whole City, and the most honest gentlemen in the Kingdom, and I hope such a consideration will have weight with you. I do therefore hope and expect that Your Grace will by the next Post, send an Order to have a Patent made out for Mr. John Jackson Vicar of Santry Rector (which ever he be) to confer on him the Treasurership of Christ-church, Dublin; and at the same time (which is now near the twentyth) that my chief Regard is to Your Grace’s honor, that you will reward a most deserving

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Gentleman of this Kingdom, who had the misfortune to be born in it, with one mark of Your Favor. Otherwise, I shall think it very hard, that as I am of some station, and perhaps of some little Distinction, beside the Honor of being so long known to your Grace and family, I could never have the least Power of prevayling on you to reward Merit, for which no Party will repine…Jonath: Swift”. Dean Swift and the date are handwritten on a panel to verso. 2pp. on card-style stationery measures 7.5” x 9”. Light toning, some show through and a small tear to the right edge, else near fine (Nate Sanders can evaluate the condition of your Edgar Allan Poe autograph or autograph letter signed).  Sold for $19,103.

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Jonathan Swift Autograph Letter Signed — ”…Mr. Williamson dyed about 36 hours ago; He was Treasurer of Christ-church in Dublin…The Person whom I desire may have it is Mr. John Jackson…”

 

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To auction, buy, consign or sell your Edgar Allan Poe autograph, please go to http://www.NateDSanders.com, email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.

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