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Rare Book Hub: 18 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ending April 27, 2019, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction Database, 10 in U.S. dollars, 8 in euros. Sales totalled $13,437,220. There were 7,433 lots offered while 6,297 sold for a success rate of almost 85%. The average lot sold for a healthy $2,134. Another 26 auctions are scheduled for next week. May is a busy month, generally the second busiest of the year after November.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: $8,864,348 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: $2,461,572 

3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 137.05% 
Galerie BassengeValuable Books (Varia) on April 16th: 106.62% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 105.59% 


11 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24 on April 21st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 97.60% 
North American Auction CompanyFebruary Premier Collector Auction on February 23rd: 97.00% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Frontier April Auction on April 13th: 94.23% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 93.02% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 20th: 90.63% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA Mint 9. on April 19th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $432,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life - Type 2 Honus Wagner (Street Clothes-John "Hans" Wagner) SGC 60 EX 5! on April 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #71 PSA Mint 9. on April 19th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Circa 1860 CDV Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card SGC VG 3. on April 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Ticket Autograph #144 PSA Gem Mint 10. on April 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 39 x 29 in. Not signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 38 x 27 in. Not signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 19th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG-EX 4. on April 19th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Carmen, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1929 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 in. Signed lower right on April 23rd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions Red Snow, Doc Savage magazine cover, February 1935 Oil on canvas 29.75 x 20.25 in. Signed lower left The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $84,375.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37 SGC Mint 9 - Pop Three, One Higher. on April 19th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1912 Boston Garter Christy Mathewson SGC 10 Poor 1. on April 19th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Bobby Jones #3 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  16. Galerie Bassenge Over de voortteeling Surinaamsche Insecten [und... on April 16th Actual price: USD $76,445.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Ty Cobb #14 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. on April 19th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Tris Speaker SGC 40 VG 3 - Only Two Graded Examples on the SGC & PSA Census. on April 19th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Tarzan and the Golden Lion, book frontispiece, 1922 Oil on board 35 x 22 in. (sight) on April 23rd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Boy Trudging to School, The Saturday Evening Post cover, September 5, 1925 Oil on canvas 28 x 23 in. Signature added later by another hand The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 19th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1911 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb SGC 86 NM+ 7.5 - Pop One! The Highest Graded Example! on April 19th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Gamble, Life Magazine cover, August 11, 1927 Ink and watercolor on board 14 x 10.75 in. (sight) on April 23rd Actual price: USD $55,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Smoke Screen, 1958 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $55,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Rogers Hornsby #11 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop One, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $52,800.

 

18 total sales reported this week: 

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 93.02% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Frontier April Auction on April 13th: 94.23% 
North American Auction CompanyFebruary Premier Collector Auction on February 23rd: 97.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24 on April 21st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: 99.61% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature and Art Documentation on April 18th: 56.25% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on April 17th: 53.05% 
Galerie BassengeBibliotecha Scholastica on April 17th: 50.35% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Book Illustrations on April 16th: 56.73% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts and Old Prints on April 16th: 65.54% 
Galerie BassengeValuable Books (Varia) on April 16th: 52.77% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on April 16th: 47.95% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 20th: 90.63% 

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 58 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. JOHANNESBURG | FINE ART & DESIGN AUCTION - Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Apr. 30th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 225 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/23. 220 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/23. 221 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Prints. 8 lots

Wed. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 436 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 26 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints. 16 lots

Thu. May. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 447 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana - Including California and the West. 455 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 193 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 325 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints. 131 lots

Fri. May. 3rd
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 4743 lots

Sat. May. 4th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 359 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. May Gallery Auction. 83 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. American and European Fine Art - Prints. 52 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 165 lots

Sun. May. 5th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7. 198 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc..

Michael Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.