Tag Archive for: Beatrix Potter

Poe heads parade of literary luminaries at RR Auction, Oct. 12

Handwritten November 1836 letter by Edgar Allan Poe, estimated at $125,000-$150,000

Handwritten November 1836 letter by Edgar Allan Poe, estimated at $125,000-$150,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale boasts a wealth of important literary letters and rarities. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Beatrix Potter’s animal characters charm all ages

These Royal Doulton prototype figurines of Jeremy Fisher and his friend, Sir Isaac Newton, realized $7,500 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021 at Lion and Unicorn. Photo courtesy of Lion and Unicorn and LiveAuctioneers.

These Royal Doulton prototype figurines of Jeremy Fisher and his friend, Sir Isaac Newton, realized $7,500 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2021 at Lion and Unicorn. Photo courtesy of Lion and Unicorn and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Growing up in London in an upper middle class family, Beatrix Potter (English, 1866–1943) had a privileged but sheltered childhood with few girls her age who she could call friends. While her family was said to be strict, she was allowed to have many pets and her nursery was home to a variety of animals, from frogs, mice and guinea pigs to birds, a turtle, and of course, rabbits.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

Literary lions promise roaring success at RR Auction June 16

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, The Beautiful and Damned, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

F. Scott Fitzgerald signed book, ‘The Beautiful and Damned,’ estimated at $35,000-$40,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale brings almost 900 lots to the auction block, featuring robust art and literature sections with online bidding  through June 16. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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