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What’s the Value of a Gertrude Stein Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 10 auction results for books containing Gertrude Stein's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $240 and the highest overall price realized was $9375. The average price was $1543 and the median price was $1320. There were 5 auctions (50%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (30%) exceeding the high estimates, and 2 auctions (20%) 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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Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Description Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA09/20/2018Stein, GertrudeThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Inscribed by Stein and ToklasNew YorkHarcourt, Brace...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed (likely to Mrs. Charles "Bobsy" Goodspeed) and...1933$1500-$2000$9375 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Stein, GertrudeLectures in America - inscribedNew YorkRandom House...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1935$1000-$1500$840 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/30/2012Stein, GertrudeFour Saints in Three Acts: An Opera to Be SungNew YorkRandom House...cloth. First Edition. Signed by Gertrude on the front free endpaper....1934$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/15/2012Stein, GertrudeNarration: Four LecturesChicagoUniversity of Chicago Press...numbered. First Edition. Signed at the colophon by Stein and Wilder....1935$400-$600$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/12/2007Stein, GertrudeThe World Is Round...With companion volume The World is Not Flat by Edith Thacher HurdSan FranciscoArion Press...of 400 copies. Signed at colophon by Andrew Hoyem....1986$300-$500$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Stein, GertrudeLectures in America - inscribedNew YorkRandom House...cloth. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author to Robert...1935$1500-$2000$1320 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/14/2006Stein, GertrudeAn Acquaintance with DescriptionLondonThe Seizin Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Stein on the mounted limitation slip...1929$600-$900$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/22/2006Stein, GertrudeFour Saints in Three Acts: An Opera to Be SungNew YorkRandom House...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Gertrude Stein to Jan...1934$700-$1000$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/22/2006Stein, GertrudeWhat are MasterpiecesLos AngelesThe Conference Press...50 hand-numbered and signed copies printed by the Ward Ritchie Press....1940$400-$700$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/09/2006Stein, GertrudeHow to WriteParisPlain Edition...copies. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1931$300-$500$420 PBA Copies for Sale