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Doyle Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

The most famous detective in all the world, Sherlock Holmes has become not only a staple in the world of mystery, but an inspiring figure in all forms of media, still realized today in several TV shows and films based on the short stories he features in from Sir Arthur Canon Doyle. Doyle’s focus on the short story came as a result of good reception but poor pay for his mystery novels and the result was twelve mysteries featuring the famous duo, the eccentric Sherlock and his associate, Dr. Watson, who serves as our narrator for all but four of the tales.

We collected a sample of 26 auction results of Doyle, Arthur Conan's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $100 and the highest overall price realized was $5000. The overall average price was $1399 and the median price realized for the book was $1228. There were 8 auctions (38%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 6 auctions (29%) exceeding the high estimates, and 7 auctions (33%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on May 16, 2017 of a 1894 - George Newnes edition for $5000 that first issue; a Swann sale on June 20, 2013 of a 1894 - George Newnes edition for $4320 that two books in separate custom blue cloth drop-back boxes;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann November 14, 2017 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $1500-$2500 $1300 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 16, 2017 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $1800-$2500 $5000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 $1200-$1800 $2250 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 $1500-$2000 $2000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $2500-$3500 $3500 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes New York Harper and Brothers 1894 $1000-$1500 $1625 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann June 17, 2015 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $800-$1200 $1063 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 19, 2015 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes New York Books of Wonder/ William Morrow and Company 1992 $200-$300 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 11, 2014 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $200-$300 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann June 20, 2013 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $2000-$3000 $4320 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 20, 2012 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London 1894 $2000-$3000 $2040 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 25, 2012 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1893 - $100 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 8, 2011 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London 1894 $1500-$2500 $1920 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 7, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1893 $200-$300 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 4, 2010 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1893 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 17, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes New York Limited Editions Club 1950 $150-$250 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 24, 2009 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 - $1155 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes New York Limited Editions Club 1950 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 17, 2008 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 - $480 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA November 29, 2007 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 $500-$800 $1320 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2007 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 - $298 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 25, 2006 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London 1894 $2000-$3000 $1725 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 $1000-$1500 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 19, 2004 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1894 - $1438 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2003 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes London George Newnes 1892 $1200-$2000 $720 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 24, 2002 Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes * The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes London 1894 $1500-$2500 $2185 Swann Copies for Sale