What’s the Value of a Bret Harte Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 6 auction results for books containing Bret Harte's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $228 and the highest overall price realized was $2280. The average price was $968 and the median price was $390. There were 2 auctions (33%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (50%) exceeding the high estimates, and 1 auctions (16%) 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
PBA10/23/2014Harte, BretThe Writings of Bret HarteBostonHoughton Mifflin and Company...prints. 28 plates signed in pencil by the artists, and signed...1896-1903.$2000-$3000$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA11/15/2007Harte, BretFrom Sand Hill to PineBoston & NYHoughton Mifflin...binding state A. Inscribed and signed by the author in year...1900$200-$300$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/25/2007Harte, BretThe Writings of Bret Harte. Autograph Edition.BostonHoughton Mifflin...of 525 copies. Signed by Bret Harte on an inserted leaf...1896-1903, 1911, 1914$1500-$2500$1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Harte, BretA Waif of the PlainsBoston & New YorkHoughton Mifflin...bands. First Edition. Signed with the first stanza of Coyote inked...1890$150-$250$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Harte, BretUnder the RedwoodsBoston & New YorkHoughton Mifflin...BAL printing two. Inscribed and signed by the author in year...1901$150-$250$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/08/2006Harte, BretThe Writings of Bret HarteBostonHoughton Mifflin...First volume with inscribed note signed by Bret Harte, tipped-in before...1896-1903; 1914$300-$500$2280 PBA Copies for Sale