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Fleming Ian Goldfinger

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

One of the most popular in the James Bond spy series, the novel Goldfinger continues to enthrall readers with Ian Fleming’s seventh 007 adventure. The evil antagonist, Auric Goldfinger, plans to enhance his obsessive collection of gold by robbing Fort Knox only to be foiled by the indomitable Bond. The first edition published by Jonathan Cape (London) in 1959  with the author’s signature have sold for nearly $7,000 ($2500 without the signature). The American first edition first published in 1959 by Macmillan (New York)  sell for as much as $500.

We collected a sample of 41 auction results of Fleming, Ian's Goldfinger from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $80 and the highest overall price realized was $6688. The overall average price was $872 and the median price realized for the book was $553. There were 8 auctions (38%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 4 auctions (19%) exceeding the high estimates, and 9 auctions (43%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on November 22, 2011 of a 1959 - Jonathan Cape edition for $6688 that signed by the author; a Bonhams sale on November 22, 2011 of a 1959 - Jonathan Cape edition for $5350 that signed by the author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann May 16, 2017 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $600-$900 $875 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 23, 2017 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$800 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger Jonathan Cape 1959 $700-$1000 $1375 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $700-$1000 $938 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$750 $553 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 25, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$800 $510 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 24, 2015 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $334 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $300-$500 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams September 10, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $635 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $1250 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 25, 2013 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $668 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 20, 2012 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $700-$1000 $1080 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 22, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $6688 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 22, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $5350 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 12, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $600-$900 $960 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $250-$350 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 22, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $305 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 6, 2011 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $400-$600 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 30, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $674 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 23, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $2407 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA August 20, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $400-$600 $240 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 23, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $732 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann April 8, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $800-$1200 $1560 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 23, 2010 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $80 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 15, 2009 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$800 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 15, 2009 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $500-$800 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$800 $660 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 20, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $577 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 $500-$800 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $300-$500 $228 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 13, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $377 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 27, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $507 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams January 16, 2006 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $440 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 28, 2005 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 - $352 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams March 22, 2005 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $822 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 23, 2004 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $587 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 29, 2004 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 16, 2003 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $239 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams May 6, 2003 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger London Jonathan Cape 1959 - $408 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA November 17, 2002 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $100-$150 $114 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 13, 2002 Fleming, Ian. Goldfinger New York Macmillan 1959 $400-$600 $390 PBA Copies for Sale