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Weekly Auction Update: 42 Auctions Archived, 47 more Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 11 May 2019 42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 29 in US dollars, and 1 in South African Rands.  Turnover was $17,650,215 as 13,701 lots were offered and 9,828 lots sold for a 72% success rate.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 29th: $7,653,750 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: $1,725,681 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 7th: $1,095,025 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: $1,073,351 


6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints on May 1st: 169.20% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersPrints on April 30th: 145.54% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 8th: 125.09% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: 109.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 23rd: 104.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 7th: 100.19% 


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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersEast Anglian Sale - etchings on April 26th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc. on May 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsMay Gallery Auction - Prints, Books, Photographs on May 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7 on May 5th: 99.49% 
National Book AuctionsWest, Espy, Civil War, Antique, Americana, etc. on April 21st: 99.13% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 97.83% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of Ray Goulet - Books, cards, posters on April 27th: 97.44% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on May 5th: 94.43% 
Grogan and CompanySpring Auction - Books and Prints on May 5th: 93.55% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 4th: 93.33% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 92.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 23rd: 90.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 7th: 89.47% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 30th: 88.89% 
FreemansModern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 8th: 86.44% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 27th: 86.31% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.48% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on May 8th: 83.11% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsAmerican and European Fine Art - Prints on May 4th: 82.69% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 82.11% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on April 29th Actual price: USD $980,000.
  2. Sothebys JAZZ (DUTHUIT BOOKS 22 BIS) on April 29th Actual price: USD $860,000.
  3. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54 - 63) on April 29th Actual price: USD $620,000.
  4. Sothebys LITHO #1 (WAVES #1) (GRAHAM 2) on April 29th Actual price: USD $500,000.
  5. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 157 - 166) on April 29th Actual price: USD $400,000.
  6. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.334 - 337) on April 29th Actual price: USD $400,000.
  7. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404 - 405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $312,500.
  8. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406 - 413) on April 29th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  9. Sothebys LA CLOWNESSE ASSISE (MADEMOISELLE CHA-U-KA-O) (DELTEIL 180; ADRIANI 172; WITTROCK 156) on April 29th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Zachary Taylor: Only Known Example Campaign Banner for the 1848 Whig Candidate and 12th President. on May 5th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  11. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys CHANEL (F. & S. II.354) on April 29th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  14. Sothebys GATEWAY SCREEN (HARRISON 154.7) on April 29th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  15. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON GIRL (C. 245) on April 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Sothebys SP (DANILOWITZ 175) on April 29th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.22) on April 29th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  19. Sothebys REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (JAMES DEAN) (F. & S. II.355) on April 29th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  20. PBA Galleries The Taber Photographic Album of Principal Business Houses, Residences and Persons (cover title) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $120,000.
  21. Sothebys RAILROAD CROSSING (L. 103; Z. 23) on April 29th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  22. Freemans GRACE KELLY on May 8th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  23. Sothebys ANNIVERSARY DONALD DUCK (F. & S. II.360) on April 29th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok: Perhaps the Most Important Known Autograph Letter Signed from this Old West Legend. on May 5th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on April 29th Actual price: USD $87,500.



42 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. West, Espy, Civil War, Antique, Americana, etc. on April 21st: 99.13%
National Book Auctions. Aelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc. on May 5th: 100.00%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Rare Books on May 4th: 53.56%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on May 8th: 83.11%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 17th: 70.44%
Grogan and Company. Spring Auction - Books and Prints on May 5th: 93.55%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring John F. Kennedy - Internet bidstart 4/19 on May 8th: 56.34%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on May 8th: 86.44%
Winter Associates. Prints on May 6th: 70.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 7th: 89.47%
Leland Little Auctions. May Gallery Auction - Prints, Books, Photographs on May 4th: 100.00%
Stephan Welz & Co.. JOHANNESBURG | FINE ART & DESIGN AUCTION - Prints on April 30th: 21.95%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Fine Sale - Prints on April 28th: 78.26%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 24th: 66.67%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Prints and Photographs on April 25th: 63.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 30th: 88.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 23rd: 90.83%
ALDE. Guy Bigorie Library on April 25th: 54.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet - Books, cards, posters on April 27th: 97.44%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 1st: 82.11%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Including California and the West on May 2nd: 69.67%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints on May 1st: 62.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/18 on April 25th: 38.41%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale - etchings on April 26th: 100.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Prints on April 30th: 75.00%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints on May 3rd: 70.99%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 7th: 75.00%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on May 2nd: 66.89%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 2nd: 69.54%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 1st: 61.54%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.48%
Potomack Company. Japanese Print Collection: Estate of Frances & Philip H. Bradley on April 17th: 75.28%
Rago Arts and Auctions. American and European Fine Art - Prints on May 4th: 82.69%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on May 4th: 73.82%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 27th: 86.31%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 98.90%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 97.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7 on May 5th: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 92.80%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on May 5th: 94.43%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 4th: 93.33%


For the week ahead 47 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 13th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decorations - Books. 948 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 200 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Works of the European and Latin American Masters - Online bidstart 4/22. 132 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. May. 14th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 273 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 284 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 278 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 358 lots
Rossini. Paris. Books. 81 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/7. 655 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 5/7. 201 lots

Wed. May. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 565 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Photography. 182 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Printmaking and Multiples. 256 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 75 lots
University Archives. Westport. An Astounding Collection of Declaration Signers. 292 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 4/24. 96 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.

Thu. May. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1414 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Militaria, Aviation, Maritime and Railway History. 138 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction - Prints, Books. 26 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 179 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 472 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online - Bidstart 5/8. 292 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 129 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 1: General Americana, Numismatics, Mining. 692 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 119 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. May Evening Sale - Prints. 38 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John Brennan Music Collection. 422 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Memorabilia Catalogue. 1851 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 331 lots

Fri. May. 17th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 50 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints. 700 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Art and Graphics. 229 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 2: Mining Part II. 825 lots

Sat. May. 18th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction - Books, Posters, Prints, Letters, Photos - Online. 140 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Discovery Auction - Prints. 33 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Literature, Erotica and Photography.. 640 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Special Auction Russian Avant-Garde. 183 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 166 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 3: Air, Auto, Railroad, Express,. 593 lots

Sun. May. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/21. 229 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/12.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spring Americana Auction - Session 4: Sports, Art, Native Americana, and More. 366 lots

Bruce McKinney

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.