Auction Block, Dec. 2022

A 1776 George Washington manuscript, Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from a private collection, a rare U.S. Liberty Head coin that sold for twice its asking price, and a Picasso portrait of “Jacqueline au chapeau noir” round out this year’s selections.   



George Washington Manuscript 

Sold for: $252,375 

An autographed document signed “Go: Washington” White Plains, 1776,” with additional inscriptions. Gen. Washington wrote a series of orders to General Lee, in command of the biggest portion of the Continental Army during the first year of the American Revolution.   




























Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass 

Estimate: $70,000-$100,000 

Sold for: $75,000 

This highly collectible copy of the first edition in the first binding of Walt Whitman’s 1855 “Leaves of Grass” is from the Selections from the Private Collection of Barbara and Ira Lipman. Mentioned in The New York Times, this particular copy was sold as part of the respected collection of Gertrude Cowdin.  



U.S. Liberty Head 1896 $10 Gold Coin 

Estimate: $700-$900 

Sold for: $1,400 

This gold coin circa 1896 sold for twice its asking price. The coin was part of Weschler’s Metro Online: A Timed Auction.   




Pablo Picasso “Jacqueline au chapeau noir“ 

From an important Private East Coast Collection, this Picasso is signed in pencil and numbered “22/50.” It was executed in 1962 and published in 1963.  






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