Charles Dickens received widespread critical acclaim during his lifetime, earning the title of the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Beginning his literary career as a journalist, this opportunity opened the gate for Dickens to write his best known works of fiction – elevating him to national acclaim. His works continue to enjoy success more than a century later, and inspire adaptations in every medium. Passionate literature lovers are always on the hunt for pieces from the famous writer, and RR Auction has become the go to place to sell your Dickens memorabilia for amazing prices.
Among RR Auction’s extensive list of Dickens letters and photographs you can find a quote from one of his timeless tales. A chilling ghost story about the importance of kindness, A Christmas Carol is perhaps Dickens most loved and recognized novel. The story’s themes of compassion and sympathy continue to resonate with many – including our buyers! Our highest priced Dickens offering comes in the form of an autographed quote from the novels with the author writing, “‘And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us every one!’ Charles Dickens, Knebworth, Tuesday Eighteenth June, 1861.” Along with this splendid example of Dickens’ signature, the sheet was housed in a red leather presentation folder. This lot, dated one month before the publication of his penultimate novel, Great Expectations, sold for $23,597.
Dickens’ letters have also had great success at RR, especially those relating to his literary works, like this letter regarding a reading tour for A Christmas Carol – written on Christmas day. For $13,475, RR Auction sold this letter written by Dickens where he references his 1850 novel David Copperfield. Dickens writes to J. C. d’Arnaud Gerkens, praising his interpretation of his novel, “I can honestly express to you my great admiration of the delicacy and tenderness with which you have illustrated my book.” Gerkens’ illustrations were not made for commercial use but out of sheer love for the novel, but the sketches struck a chord with the author – prompting him to write this letter praising Gerkens’ interpretation.
With his enduring legacy as a colossal literary figure, your Dickens memorabilia is sure to fetch great prices from RR’s buyers. Sell your Charles Dickens memorabilia today by calling us at 800-937-3880 or clicking the consign button below to submit your lots for appraisal!
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