Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Personal Items Sell Well At Auction

As a follow up to a post I made earlier this week regarding the personal effects of Sylvia Plath up for auction, I've decided to write a follow up post about the auction. 

I discovered an article from the LA Times, titled Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes rarities garner big bids in London auction by Michael Schaub. In the article, I learned that Sylvia Plath's typewriter sold for almost $46,000!

However, the following items were the big money makers at the auction:
The star of the event was a first edition of "The Bell Jar" signed by Plath, which sold for just under $123,000, followed by Plath's annotated, uncorrected proof copy of the novel, which went for $105,000.
Click on the above link to learn about some of the other personal effects that sold at the auction in London.

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