2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Charles E. Goodspeed (1867-1950), "Boston Massacre" Engraved Bookplate After Paul Revere's Famous Engraved Copper-Plate Design, Crisp About New. A scarce "Charles E. Goodspeed" Original Bookplate, graced with a facsimile of Paul Revere's famous Engraved "Boston Massacre" print design, the scene showing British soldiers firing upon a crowd of civilians on State Street, Boston in 1770. Accordingly, the Old State House, Butcher's Hall, and the Customs House are shown as they appeared on State Street in 1770. Text within the plate reads: "Engrav'd printed & sold by Paul Revere, Boston / Ex Libris / Charles E. Goodspeed" in fancy script. This Bookplate was engraved by Sidney Lawton Smith (1845-1929), an artist who signed, "S.L.S. May 1904" engraved within the small urn at the top center of this plate. The printed image size measures about 4-1/8" x 2-3/4", with a sheet size of 4.5" x 3". Printed on laid watermarked colonial period style paper, mimicking the appearance of a Colonial-era bookplate. Boldly printed on bright crisp paper, backed on thin card stock with some pencil notations on the blank reverse. A scarce, very popular historic Bookplate.
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Charles E. Goodspeeds, Boston Massacre Design, Personal Engraved Bookplate

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Minimum Bid: $220.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $275.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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