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Fourteen Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 5th, 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; two denominated in euros and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,746,023 as 4,492 lots were offered and 4,093 sold for a 91% success rate.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: $2,779,952 

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

Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 144.76% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 114.11% 


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

Forum Auctions in ItalyNo Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsJuly Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAmericana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsJuly Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 30th: 96.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesFine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49% 
EldredsAmericana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). First Post-War Release Italian 4 - Fogli (55.5" X 78.25") Luigi Martinati Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA-Cinema Art Ltd., 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Robotrix Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  3. Heritage Auctions Supernatural (Paramount, 1933). One Sheet (27.5" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  4. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $107,550.
  5. Heritage Auctions The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Thin Man (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  7. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  8. Heritage Auctions Cavalcade (Fox, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  9. Heritage Auctions Metropolis (UFA- Cinema Art Ltd, 1928). Australian Pre-War Daybill (15" X 40") Flood Style, Bernie Bragg Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Sin of Nora Moran (Majestic, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41") Alberto Vargas Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1940s). First Post-War Release Spanish One Sheet (27" X 59") MCP (Ramon Marti, Josep Clave, and Hernan Pico) Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  12. Heritage Auctions Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on July 30th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  13. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Universal, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Karl Godwin Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $31,070.
  14. Heritage Auctions Marlene Dietrich by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1929). Eisenstaedt Signed Portrait Photo (16" X 20"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  15. Heritage Auctions Spitfire (RKO, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $23,900.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946/R-1948). First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (13.5" X 19") & Italian Photobusta (9.5" X 13.25"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  17. Heritage Auctions Moon Over Miami (20th Century Fox, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  18. Heritage Auctions A Dog's Life (First National, 1918). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Bell Boy (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (27".5 X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $17,925.
  20. Heritage Auctions The Passion of Joan of Arc (L'Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 1928). French Double Grande (62.5" X 93.75") Jean A. Mercier Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  21. Heritage Auctions Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Robert Tanenbaum (20th Century Fox, 1973). Original Acrylic Poster Artwork (40" X 30"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  22. Swann Galleries KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $15,000.
  23. Swann Galleries I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $14,300.
  24. Heritage Auctions La Belle et la Bete (DisCina, 1946). French Grande (45.75" X 62.25") Jean-Denis Malcles Artwork. on July 30th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. Heritage Auctions Convict 13 (Metro, 1920). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 30th Actual price: USD $12,548.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 2nd: 100.00%
Eldreds. Americana and Paintings - Books, Prints on August 4th: 81.82%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 2nd: 66.23%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art - Audubon, Gould, Sam Norkin on July 15th: 87.40%
National Book Auctions. Americana, Exploration, Civil War, etc. on July 29th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Harper’s, West, Exploration, 17th Cent., etc. on July 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on August 1st: 96.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Ephemera on July 26th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. July Gallery Auction - Books and Prints on July 30th: 96.97%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. July Premier Auction - Books and Prints on July 25th: 100.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on July 14th: 85.49%
Potomack Company. July 2017 Online Auction on July 26th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 30th: 96.19%

 

For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Post Cards, Cigarette Cards, Photos, Autographs and Ephemera. 175 lots

Wed. Aug. 9th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 10 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. August Collectible Book Auction.
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 7/21. 906 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Decorative Works on Paper - Prints. 107 lots

Thu. Aug. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1130 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 138 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana with Travel and Exploration. 489 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art – Antique Engravings & Lithographs – Works on Paper. 209 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Books and Documents of Medical - Biological, Physical - Mathematical and Social Sciences.. 351 lots

Sat. Aug. 12th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . August Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 49 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints.

Sun. Aug. 13th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 47 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>