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What’s the Value of a Carl Sandburg Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 23 auction results for books containing Carl Sandburg's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $1680. The average price was $407 and the median price was $720. There were 16 auctions (69%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (8%) exceeding the high estimates, and 5 auctions (21%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auction results are highly dependent upon condition, rarity, edition, provenance, year of publication, publisher, and many other factors. Your book’s value will vary.

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Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Description Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA10/18/2018Sandburg, CarlGood Morning, AmericaNew YorkCrosby Gaige...copies. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on half title, as issued....1928$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/14/2017Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...First Trade Edition. Inscribed and signed by Sandburg in the first...1939$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/27/2017Sandburg, CarlSmoke and SteelNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...on title page. Signed by Sandburg on front free endpaper....1920$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Sandburg, CarlRemembrance RockNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...in original slipcase. Signed by Sandburg at limitation page....1948$10-$100$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA02/23/2017Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...sale. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on the limitation page in...1939$500-$800$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Sandburg, CarlAlways the Young StrangersNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...publisher's limited edition, signed by author, copy 279 of 600....1953$10-$100$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Sandburg, CarlHoney and SaltNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and World...jacket. First Edition. Signed by the poet on the front free...1963$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/14/2015Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...First Trade Edition. Signed by Sandberg in the first volume. A...1939$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2014Sandburg, CarlRemembrance RockNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...copies. Numbered and signed by author on limitation page....1948$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/11/2012Sandburg, CarlSteichen the PhotographerNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Co....copies. First Edition. Signed by Steichen and Sandburg on the limitation-page....1929$500-$800$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/15/2011Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The Prairie YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...charcoal rag paper. Signed by Sandburg at the limitation....1926$1000-$1500$1560 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/20/2011Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...sale. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on the limitation page in...1939$800-$1200$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/18/2010Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...First Trade Edition. Inscribed and signed by Sandburg to John Steinbeck...1939$2500-$3500$1680 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2009Sandburg, CarlGood Morning, AmericaNew YorkCrosby Gaige...copies. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on half title, as issued....1928$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2009Sandburg, CarlRemembrance Rock.New YorkHarcourt, Brace and Company...copies. Numbered and signed by author on limitation pages....1948$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/24/2008Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...of Volume 2. Signed by Sandburg on half-title of Volume 1....1939$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Sandburg, CarlEarly Moon - Steinbeck's copyNew YorkHarcourt Brace.../ presentation copy. Inscribed and signed by Sandburg to John Steinbeck:...1948$500-$800$540 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/30/2006Sandburg, CarlSteichen the PhotographerNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Co....copies. First Edition. Signed by Steichen and Sandburg on the limitation-page....1929$2000-$3000$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/27/2004Sandburg, CarlThe People, YesNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...jacket. Second printing. Inscribed presentation copy, signed by the author on...1936$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/09/2003Sandburg, CarlAbraham Lincoln: The War YearsNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Co....sale. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on the limitation page in...1939$800-$1200$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/25/2002Sandburg, CarlRemembrance RockNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...First Trade Edition. Signed by Sandburg on the title-page....1948$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/26/2001Sandburg, CarlAlways the Young StrangersNew YorkHarcourt, Brace and Co....paper. First Edition. Signed by Sandburg on the limitation-page. Autobiographical reminiscences...1953$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/25/2016Sandburg, Carl et al.Steichen the Photographer - SignedNew YorkThe Museum of Modern Art...wrappers. First Edition. Signed on first page by Steichen to Marty...1961$10-$100$240 PBA Copies for Sale