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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DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 22 Historical Manuscripts Signature® Auction will feature Samuel Clemens’s, aka Mark Twain’s, personally owned Williams No. 6 typewriter, one of the most remarkable American literary relics of the 20th century. It was one of the last typewriters owned by one of the most popular and important American authors, and it has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
EDINBURGH, Scotland – A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is examining the social and technological impact of typewriters during more than 100 years, from early prototypes to stylish mid-century models, which are still in use today.