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The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up


Jane Austen.


The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently.

From The Times:

Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed square, dated 1811 and probably cut from a book that Austen owned, brought $40,000 at Bonhams in London. This fall the House Museum will display her nephew’s memoirs about his aunt, with her handwriting — transcribing cryptic fragments from sermons — pasted into it. The House Museum bought the memoirs last year for about $18,000 at Gorringes auction house in southern England.

Read more at The New York Times.

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