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Fleming Ian On Her Majesty's Secret Service

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Ian Fleming On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Fleming is the tenth of the James Bond exploits. The Blofeld trilogy continues with this second book on Bond's pursuit of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the leader of  SPECTRE, the infamous criminal organization. Bond's attraction for the femme fatales moves beyond his norm in this title, with Bond's brief marriage to Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo. Published in 1963 by Jonathan Cape (London), this title is a much desired treasure for book collectors. First editions of the limited edition of 250 copies in black cloth with signature have sold at auction from $2,000- $10,000 depending on condition.

We collected a sample of 30 auction results of Fleming, Ian's On Her Majesty's Secret Service from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $94 and the highest overall price realized was $12000. The overall average price was $2486 and the median price realized for the book was $436. There were 9 auctions (50%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 6 auctions (33%) exceeding the high estimates, and 3 auctions (17%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on March 01, 2017 of a 1963 - Jonathan Cape edition for $9196 that Provenance: Gifted by to Francis Cory-Wright by Robin De La Lanne-Mirrlees; a Bonhams sale on March 19, 2014 of a 1963 - Jonathan Cape edition for $9196 that one of 250 copies signed by author; a Bonhams sale on November 12, 2013 of a 1963 - Jonathan Cape edition for $9196 that one of 250 copies signed by author; a Swann sale on April 08, 2010 of a 1963 - Jonathan Cape edition for $12000 that one of 250 copies signed by author; a PBA sale on August 23, 2007 of a 1963 - Jonathan Cape edition for $7200 that described as "entirely clean and seemingly unread";

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams March 1, 2017 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $9196 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2017 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $200-$300 $360 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $600-$900 $423 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $600-$900 $531 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 25, 2015 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 18, 2015 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $7023 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA September 11, 2014 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$500 $480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $200-$300 $480 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 19, 2014 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $9196 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 12, 2013 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $9196 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 25, 2012 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $100 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 27, 2012 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $7023 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 12, 2011 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$400 $240 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $150-$250 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 27, 2010 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $385 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $6000-$9000 $12000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $600-$900 $540 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$400 $510 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2009 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$500 $180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 15, 2009 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$500 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $300-$500 $330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $200-$300 $330 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 18, 2008 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $4494 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 13, 2007 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $2728 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA August 23, 2007 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $8000-$12000 $7200 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams July 3, 2007 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $224 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 13, 2006 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $172 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams January 16, 2006 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 - $94 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London 1963 $200-$300 $173 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 25, 2002 Fleming, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service London Jonathan Cape 1963 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale