Auction Update Review

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Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 42 more this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 November 2017 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 19 denominated in US dollars and 1 in British pounds.  Turnover was a robust $38,855,684 as 16,153 lots were offered and 13,770 sold for an 85% success rate.  Wow!

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: $10,805,685 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: $8,750,157 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: $2,867,263 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: $2,846,909 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: $1,366,622 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 18th: $1,336,523 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: $1,282,466 

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

Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 203.02% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 177.37% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 139.91% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 136.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 126.61% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 122.58% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 103.39% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersCollection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00% 
SothebysJacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00% 
The Antiquarian BookRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90% 
Heritage Auctions"Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 18th: 96.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsCircus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansRare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesBooks on November 23rd: 83.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1947 Jackie Robinson Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Rookie "Color Barrier" Jersey, MEARS A9--Photo Matched with Family Provenance! on November 19th Actual price: USD $2,050,000.
  2. Artcurial Le Sceptre d'Ottokar on November 18th Actual price: USD $590,850.
  3. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. on November 18th Actual price: USD $525,800.
  4. Sothebys BLACK SEA, OZULUCE, 1991 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $487,890.
  5. Artcurial L'Étoile mystérieuse on November 18th Actual price: USD $445,770.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  7. Artcurial Spirou et Fantasio - Tome 8 La Mauvaise tête on November 18th Actual price: USD $329,706.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1916 D350 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on November 18th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor #25 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Two. on November 18th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1947). First Post-War Release French Grande (46.5" X 63.25") Pierre Pigeot Artwork. on November 18th Actual price: USD $239,000.
  11. Sothebys PICASSO, 1957 on November 22nd Actual price: USD $234,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $191,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comix Complete 8-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  16. ALDE Danseuses au repos. on November 22nd Actual price: USD $160,875.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM+ 9.6 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Heritage Auctions Showcase #4 The Flash (DC, 1956) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  19. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on November 18th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comics Complete 3-Page Story Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb - Complete Sketchbook Original Art (c. 1970). on November 18th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  23. Sothebys AHMED TRIPTYCH, MARCH 1962/CIRCA 1990S on November 22nd Actual price: USD $138,938.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on November 18th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on November 18th Actual price: USD $131,450.



37 total sales reported this week:

Aste Bolaffi. Posters on November 23rd: 66.89%
Trafford Books. Books on November 22nd: 70.61%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 66.40%
Rossini. Photographs on November 20th: 64.54%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 23rd: 83.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books on November 22nd: 74.42%
ALDE. Modern Illustrated Books and Original Bindings on November 22nd: 66.28%
Artcurial. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator on November 18th: 66.93%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on November 18th: 65.26%
Sothebys. Jacques Grange Collector on November 22nd: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 21st: 77.14%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 1 on November 14th: 95.25%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Rare Books - Session 2 on November 15th: 87.54%
National Book Auctions. Antique, Fraternal, History, etc. on November 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Antique, Fairbanks, Exploration, etc. on November 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/14 on November 21st: 98.90%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 2 on November 21st: 54.81%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books - Day 1 on November 20th: 77.57%
PIASA. American Idols: American Prints on November 16th: 48.00%
Bonhams. TCM Presents... Out of this World! on November 21st: 65.03%
Bonhams. TCM Presents ... Vintage Movie Posters Featuring the Ira Resnick Collection on November 20th: 76.84%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Books, Autographs and Prints on November 18th: 60.77%
Neal Auction Company. Louisiana Purchase Auction on November 19th: 67.09%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on November 18th: 87.19%
Heritage Auctions. "Heroes of Sport" Catalog Auction on November 19th: 96.55%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Circus, Sideshow and Wild West on November 18th: 90.12%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on November 19th: 75.00%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Live Salesroom Auction on November 17th: 85.22%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Collection of Paul F. Walters - Part 2 on November 15th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Surrealism: Books, Drawings, Autographs, Manuscripts on November 15th: 52.46%
Eldreds. Fall Americana Auction on November 18th: 76.67%
The Antiquarian Book. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/14 on November 19th: 100.00%
Arader Galleries. Fall 2017 Sale on November 18th: 65.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on November 18th: 96.03%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectible Catalog Auction on November 18th: 95.28%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction on November 18th: 99.28%

 

For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 27th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts and Certificates. 308 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 86 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Monday Evening Auction. 10 lots

Tue. Nov. 28th
Christies. London -South Kensington. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 148 lots
Sothebys. London. Music Manuscripts. 74 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Interiors: Ski Posters. 74 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books, Documents and Photographs. 370 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 361 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 11/21. 495 lots

Wed. Nov. 29th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 6 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 345 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 309 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper. 433 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz. 500 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 161 lots

Thu. Nov. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Fine Sale - Day 3: Books. 88 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 11/23. 438 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 15th-19th Century Prints. 675 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Music, Opera and Theatre. 111 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various. 353 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 211 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . From the Library of a Rare Print Dealer. 351 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Asian Art Auction - Prints. 102 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. November Backyard Timed Auction. 61 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Asian and Islamic Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The NCS Thanks & Giving Auction benefiting Hurricane Relief - Internet bidstart 11/22. 130 lots

Fri. Dec. 1st
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 1. 576 lots

Sat. Dec. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Fine Art - Prints. 167 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political Grand Format Auction. 408 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Winter Quarterly Auction. 29 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 2. 641 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part II - Prints. 440 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Art Part I - Prints. 359 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Extraordinary Estate Auction. 77 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints, Books, Autographs.

Sun. Dec. 3rd
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11-5. 788 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. December Premiere Sale - Day 3. 110 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Holiday Season Antique Auction.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750