Items include original illustration art as well as watercolor by Doyle (est. $800-$1,200), first editions, signed photos, movie posters, numerous rare ephemeral items from The Lost World, and collectibles such as an original metal street sign from Baker Street (est. $1,000-$2,000) and a cabinet card photograph inscribed by Doyle ($2,000-$3,000).
In addition to archives of letters from the author and actors that portrayed Holmes, there will also be items of clothing worn on screen by Jeremy Brett, arguably the finest interpreter of the Holmes character on television and stage.
Following this sale, Potter & Potter will be offering an important library of drug and counterculture books from Ronald K. Siegel (1943 –2019) in June. The noted American psychopharmacologist and research professor at the University of California, wrote widely on a variety of drug-related issues but especially on their effects on human behavior. Indeed, he argued that human beings are hard-wired to enjoy intoxication and researched the drug and alcohol predilections of US Presidents including Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant.