Twain typewriter, Titanic rescue paintings push Heritage sale to $1.9M

Mark Twain’s (aka Samuel Clemens’) own Williams No. 6 typewriter, $106,250. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Mark Twain’s (aka Samuel Clemens’) own Williams No. 6 typewriter, $106,250. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Mark Twain’s (aka Samuel Clemens’) own Williams No. 6 typewriter, $106,250. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – A pair of paintings by an artist who was aboard a ship that tried to rescue survivors from the Titanic sold for $112,500, and a typewriter that belonged to one of the most popular and successful authors in American history reached $106,250 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Historical Manuscripts Signature® Auction to $1,926,019 on February 22.

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Plein-air masterpieces win attention, strong bids at John Moran

John Marshall Gamble ‘Poppies and Lupine Near Sta. Paula,’ $34,375
John Marshall Gamble ‘Poppies and Lupine Near Sta. Paula,’ $34,375
John Marshall Gamble ‘Poppies and Lupine Near Sta. Paula,’ $34,375

LOS ANGELES — On November 15, John Moran Auctioneers presented the autumn rendition of its California and American Fine Art sale. Leading the auction was a work by William Wendt, followed by a Theodore Earl Butler painting. Other highlighted artists included John Marshall Gamble, Colin Campbell Cooper, Margaret Keane and Christopher Blossom.

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John Moran presents Lalique, Royal Doulton, American art, May 18-19

Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700
Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700
Pair of Royal Doulton Nasturtium vases, estimated at $500-$700

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers will hold its Studio Fine and Decorative Arts sale on two days, May 18-19, starting at noon Pacific time on each day. The 500-plus lots offered on May 18 include treasures by established makers such as Tiffany Studios, Galle, Lalique, and Royal Doulton. The May 19 lineup will feature more than 200 lots of fine art from Winslow Homer, Roger Kuntz, and Nell Walker Warner, among others. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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