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"made a record of it" [SUSS] 


The Heritage Auction of the first page of Chapter XIII of The Hound of the Baskervilles happened in Dallas (and online) today. And the selling price was a record.

The opening bid was set for $85,000 and the expected selling price was estimated to be $170,000. More on the history of the manuscript and previous sales can be found here.

The last time a leaf from the Hound manuscript sold was December 2012, when it went for more than $150,000. The previous sale of another leaf was for $78,000 in December 2004.

This time, however, all of those records were shattered.

The selling price for this page of the manuscript of The Hound of the Baskervilles was $340,000 ($423,000, including the buyer's premium)  

If you'd like to hear more from a serious collector of original manuscripts, be sure to listen to Episode 227 of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere: Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects with Glen Miranker, BSI ("The Origin of Tree Worship").