Record-Breaking Results for Americana Week

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Americana Week drew throngs of visitors to Sotheby's New York headquarters for a series of auctions that included several prominent collections as well as letters and manuscripts by and relating to founding father Alexander Hamilton. Works offered over the course of the week ranged from masterworks of silver to rare furniture and folk art. Fresh to market pieces from important private collections soared past pre-sale estimates. Click ahead to view some of the week's top performers.

Property from the Collection of E. Newbold and Margaret du Pont Smith
Sale Total: 3,386,188

Important American Folk Art from the Ralph and Susanne Katz Collection
Sale Total: 1,379,750

Important Americana including Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend
Sale Total: 5,106,376

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver
Sale Total: 1,826,251

The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation
Sale Total: 5,034,104

Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts
Sale Total: 2,645,750

Record-Breaking Results for Americana Week