During the 2nd quarter of this year, our sales tracking monitor – RBSM, has shown a continuation of interest in the popular categories of Art/Photography/Architecture, Modern first editions, and Religion & Theology.
Notably, Modern first editions attained a new, highest level of interest compared to prior periods. In the category of Religion & Theology, a pair of 17th century King James Bibles, sold for three times their estimated value at a Sothebys auction in England.
We are also adjusting the authors’ report to include American author Nelle Harper Lee, who has recently (last two quarters) attracted a renewed interest for her rarest works. Born in 1926, Lee has won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with witnessing racism in her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States for her contribution to literature in 2007.