Fascinating Literary Memorabilia

alex atkins bookshelf literatureBibliophiles not only collect books, some also collect literary memorabilia — objects owned by famous writers. Occasionally you will come across literary memorabilia at antiquarian book fairs, but because they are so valuable, they usually find they way to auction houses. Here are some of the most fascinating literary memorabilia that have sold at auction in the past year (price of item in parentheses):

Bronze cross, 9 inches tall owned by Jack Kerouac: $750

Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch owned by Jack Kerouac: $1,000

Pocket watch owned by P.G. Wodehouse: $4,375

Monogramed candlestick owned by Charles Dickens, sat on his writing desk in his library at Gad’s Hill: $8,750

Mahogany writing table with two frieze drawers owned by Charles Dickens: $13,750

Walking stick, made of hazel, silver, and ivory owned by Robert Burns: $2,200

Walking stick with engraved gold top owned by Frederick Douglass: $37,500

Pen owned by Rudyard Kipling: $3,347

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For further reading: https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/blog/kerouacs-crucifix-dickens-candlestick-appealing-literary-memorabilia
https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/news/rare-books-manuscripts-relics-including-forbes-and-kerouac-auction

 


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