Faulkner heirlooms going up on auction block
by Associated Press
Published: April 10,2013
OXFORD — It’s a literary treasure trove.
William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Legion d’Honneur medal presented to him by France in 1951. Faulkner’s Nobel handwritten acceptance speech draft.
All in an estate package that includes 26 letters and postcards sent by Faulkner, 25 leather-bound columns of the author’s work and manuscripts of “The Trapper Story,” ”Vision in Spring,” ”Mammy Callie” and “Hog Pawn.”
They are soon to be a collector’s dream.
Sotheby’s of New York will auction the Faulkner family’s collection on June 11 and estimates the lot will fetch $2 million or more.
The University of Mississippi turned over the Nobel medal and Legion d’Honneur this past week at the request of Faulkner’s grandchildren.
Sotheby’s put the letters and manuscripts on display today in New York.
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