If Big Money doesn’t come through, there are a couple of other lots easily in the running to breakaway, including a corrected typescript of Wodehouse’s novel Do Butlers Burgle Banks, published in 1968. Its estimate is $5,000-8,000. Or the author’s personal scrapbooks, in four volumes, spanning 1911-1960. Each scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles documenting his literary career—overall, a fascinating and personal compilation, estimated at $3,000-5,000.
The sale is flush with first editions, ephemera, and even a few eccentricities, e.g., Wodehouse’s 14-karat pocket watch, a scoring booklet from a cricket match the author played on August 16, 1912, and a tweed waistcoat from the 1989 Jeeves & Wooster television series, worn by actor Stephen Fry.