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What’s the Value of a Tennessee Williams Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 38 auction results for books containing Tennessee Williams's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $120 and the highest overall price realized was $900. The average price was $245 and the median price was $192. There were 24 auctions (63%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 4 auctions (10%) exceeding the high estimates, and 10 auctions (26%) 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
PBA03/08/2018Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...copy. First Edition. Signed by Williams at the colophon, as issued....1981$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Williams, TennesseeOne Arm and Other StoriesNew YorkNew Directions...paper. First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1948$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Williams, TennesseeThe Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneNew YorkNew Directions...First Trade Edition. Signed by Williams on front free endpaper....1950$400-$600$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Williams, TennesseeI Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix: A Play About D.H. LawrenceNew YorkNew Directions...310. First Edition. Signed by Williams at the limitation statement, as...1951$400-$600$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/27/2017Williams, TennesseeMoise and the World of ReasonNew YorkSimon and Schuster...of 350 copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1975$10-$100$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/27/2017Williams, TennesseeMoise and the World of ReasonNew YorkSimon and Schuster...First Trade Edition. Signed by Williams on front free endpaper....1975$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/18/2017Williams, TennesseeMemoirsNew YorkDoubleday...of 400 copies. Signed by Tennessee Williams on limitation page....1975$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Williams, TennesseeMemoirsNew YorkDoubleday...with original slipcase Signed by Tennessee Williams on limitation page....1975$200-$300$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Williams, TennesseeThe Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneNew YorkNew Directions...copies. First Edition. Signed by Williams in the colophon. Crandell A9.I.a....1950$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Williams, TennesseeSuddenly Last SummerNew YorkNew Directions...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper....1958$1500-$2000$900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Williams, TennesseeWITHDRAWN - MemoirsNew YorkDoubleday and Company...First Trade Edition. Inscribed by Williams on the front free endpaper:...1975$200-$300$0 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Williams, TennesseeThe Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneNew YorkNew Directions...First Trade Edition. Signed by Williams on the title page....1950$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun Rose - Binder's CopyLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...issue of 26 signed and lettered copies. First Edition. Signed by...1981$300-$500$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/28/2015Williams, TennesseeI Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix: A Play About D.H. LawrenceNew YorkNew Directions...310. First Edition. Signed by Williams at the limitation statement, as...1951$400-$600$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/11/2014Williams, TennesseeMemoirsNew YorkDoubleday and Company...First Trade Edition. Inscribed by Williams on the front free endpaper:...1975$200-$300$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/19/2013Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...Reigh. First Editions. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1981$300-$500$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/05/2013Williams, TennesseeMemoirsGarden CityDoubleday...of 400 copies. Signed by Tennesee Williams at the limitation page....1975$300-$500$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/05/2013Williams, TennesseeMoise and the World of ReasonNew YorkSimon and Schuster...of 350 copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1975$100-$150$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/08/2013Williams, TennesseeOne Arm and Other StoriesNew YorkNew Directions...Edition, second state. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the front free...1948$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/08/2013Williams, TennesseeThe Two-Character PlayNew YorkNew Directions...Press. First Edition. Signed by Williams in the colophon....1969$300-$500$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/08/2013Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...Reagh. First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1981$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/13/2012Williams, TennesseeOne Arm and Other StoriesNew YorkNew Directions...paper. First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1948$400-$600$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/15/2012Williams, TennesseeMoise and the World of ReasonNew YorkSimon and Schuster...First Trade Edition. Signed by Williams on front flyleaf....1975$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/06/2011Williams, TennesseeMemoirsGarden CityDoubleday...First Trade Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the front free...1975$300-$500$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/16/2011Williams, TennesseeSelected PlaysFranklin Center, PAFranklin Library...and attached bookmark. Signed by Tennessee Williams on front flyleaf, as...1980$200-$300$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2011Williams, TennesseeVieux CarréNew YorkNew Direction...jacket. First Edition. Signed by the author on the front free...1979$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Williams, TennesseeSelected PlaysFranklin Center, PennsylvaniaFranklin Library...all edges gilt. Signed by Tennessee Williams on front flyleaf, as...1980$400-$600$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Williams, TennesseeOut CryNew YorkNew Directions...Month Club Edition. Signed on title page: "Best Wishes, Tennessee Williams,...1973$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...copy. First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1981$300-$500$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/27/2007Williams, TennesseeMemoirsGarden CityDoubleday...First Trade Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the front free...1975$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/27/2007Williams, TennesseeThe Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneNew YorkNew Directions...copies. First Edition. Signed by Williams in the colophon. Crandell A9.I.a....1950$200-$300$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...Copy." First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1981$250-$350$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/29/2004Williams, TennesseeSelected PlaysFranklin Center, PAFranklin Library...gilt. Limited Edition. Signed by Williams on inserted leaf at front,...1980$300-$500$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/29/2004Williams, TennesseeThe Two-Character PlayNew YorkNew Directions...Copy number 1, signed by Williams in the colophon....1969$400-$600$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2003Williams, TennesseeThe Two-Character PlayNew YorkNew Directions...Press. First Edition. Signed by Williams in the colophon....1969$400-$600$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/08/2003Williams, TennesseeSteps Must Be Gentle: A Dramatic Reading for Two PerformersNew YorkTarg Editions...Press. First Edition. Signed by Williams in the colophon....1980$200-$300$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2003Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...Copy." First Edition. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the limitation page....1981$150-$250$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/26/2001Williams, TennesseeIt Happened the Day the Sun RoseLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...by Patrick Reagh. Signed by Williams on the limitation-page....1981$200-$300$204 PBA Copies for Sale