By the Numbers: Alaska

‘LAST FRONTIER’ PURCHASED FROM RUSSIA 150 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT RELATED COLLECTIBLES FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES

 

1 BANK SERIAL NUMBER on this 1902 First National Bank of Fairbanks $5 Red Seal, Fr. 587. It sold for $246,750 at an October 2012 Heritage auction.

13.5 INCHES WIDE of this 1925 window card for The Gold Rush, in which Charlie Chaplin heads to Alaska with dreams of striking it rich. It sold for $11,651 at a November 2013 Heritage auction.

14.83 TROY OUNCES of this gold nugget with milky white quartz fragments from Alaska. It realized $40,000 at a November 2016 Heritage auction.

15 NUMBER of signed Ansel Adams photographs, including “Moth and Stump, Interglacial Forest, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska,” 1949, included in a portfolio that sold for $37,500 at a May 2015 Heritage auction.

1945 YEAR this original illustration of Alaskan Eskimos by Rockwell Kent appeared in The American Weekly magazine. It realized $47,500 at a May 2016 Heritage auction.