Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [John Steinbeck]. American Academy Arts and Letters Medal and Plaque. The badge consists of a 29mm gold medal, featuring a flying Pegasus encircled by a wreath, suspended from a purple ribbon connected to a gold bar pinback. The reverse of the medal reads, "John E. Steinbeck Elected November 23, 1943", surrounded by the words "American Academy of Arts and Letters." The medal can be detached from the ribbon to be worn as a pin badge.

    Accompanied by an honorary wooden plaque, 9" x 10.75". Presented to Steinbeck, "Nominated for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY INDIVIDUALS IN CULTURAL DOCUMENTARY AND MAGAZINE-TYPE PROGRAMS OR SERIES, 1968-1969 TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS." Printed signature by President, Seymour Berns. Steinbeck was awarded for a documentary produced by Lee Mendelson on NBC, which adapted Steinbeck's Travels with Charley for television. The show was first aired on March 17, 1968, just a few months before the author's death.

    Condition: The plaque is in very good condition, with minor wear. The medal is very good, while the ribbon is worn and has some small tears and fraying. Else good.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    27th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 27
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 694

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 June 7 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424