Rare Books and Photographs

6th December 2012

Auction Summary

Our final sale, a combined auction of Rare Books, New Zealand historical material and Artefacts, took place yesterday.  Prices were very strong for items of National significance and were, unsurprisingly, headed by the Tene Waitere figure from the collection of The Buried Village and the Balneavis Archive.  Preliminary highlights from yesterday's sale included:

Total sales by value under the hammer for the Rare Books and Photographs Auction: $137 271

Lot 92. Lieutenant W. Blight $7272
Lot 94. R Carboni $4605
Lot 270. Maori Declaration of Independence $2900
Lot 271. Maunsell $4970
Lot 275. The Balneavis Archive $42 420
Lot 337. South Island Photograph Album $5150  
Lot 339. Burton Bros Album $4100 

Lot 518. A fine Kaitaka Paepaeroa  $3810
Lot 526. A large shark's hook  $5275
Lot 550. Tene Waitere Panel $65 650
Lot 554. Peter Hemi $6450
Lot 606. Early Fijian head rest $3515
Lot 616. Fertlity Figure$6680
Lot 630. New Britain Shield  $4395
Lot 663. C. F Goldie Drawing $16 415
Lot 668. Peter Siddell $22 275

A full list of prices realized will be published shortly.   

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