Austen. COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

Austen.

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently.

From The Times:

Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed square, dated 1811 and probably cut from a book that Austen owned, brought $40,000 at Bonhams in London. This fall the House Museum will display her nephew’s memoirs about his aunt, with her handwriting — transcribing cryptic fragments from sermons — pasted into it. The House Museum bought the memoirs last year for about $18,000 at Gorringes auction house in southern England.

Read more at The New York Times.