Dr. Seuss

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

Dr. Seuss brought many children to a world of colorful whimsy with memorable characters like the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and the Lorax. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, he adopted the pseudonym Dr. Seuss as a college student and began his career in illustration working for multiple publications including Vanity Fair and Life. After World War II, he began writing the stories our childhood selves grew so fond of including Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Our network of buyers is filled with collectors looking for Dr. Seuss signatures, autographs, and illustrations, and we have had great success with our offerings

A signed copy of Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go featuring the inscription, "With best wishes to Matt Stiller! Dr. Seuss."
A signed copy of Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go featuring the inscription, “With best wishes to Matt Stiller! Dr. Seuss.”

Take a look at this signed first edition copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! This was Seuss’s final book published before his death, and the consignor noted that this copy was purchased in 1990 from the Strand Book Store in New York City during its first week of publication. This copy was sent to Seuss after its purchase for signing. At this time, Seuss was dealing with complications from oral cancer and likely did not do any public signings for his final book, making this an ultra-rare and scarce example that sold for $25,174. 

A pencil sketch originally intended for Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
A pencil sketch originally intended for Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

Our buyers also look for sketches from Seuss, such as this signed sketch originally intended for 1949’s Bartholomew and the Oobleck. One of Seuss’ older stories, this book tells the tale of a young boy who wishes to rescue his kingdom from a sticky green substance called ‘oobleck.’ This drawing features a sketch of a giant snowball careening towards a cliffside cabin with its occupant watching in shock. Complete with Dr. Seuss’ signature at the bottom of the page, this early sketch earned a winning bid of $7,563.

Give us a call today at 800-937-3880 or fill out our form below to learn about selling your Dr. Seuss pieces! There is high demand for Seuss sketches and autographs, so you can be sure that your memorabilia will find the right audience at RR Auction!

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