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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>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. Sold for $97,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. Sold for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. Sold for $87,50
    <b>Bonhams: Sale Results from <i>Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I.</i> September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. Sold for $8,750
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. Sold for $37,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. Sold for $6,875
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25 results:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. Sold for $3,750
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Allen Ginsberg, 11 autograph manuscripts, including 10 drafts of poems & a page of notes, circa 1948. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Joan Miró, illustrated autograph note signed to MoMA Director of Exhibitions & Publications, 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Carl Gustav Jung, typed letter signed to a colleague, 1948. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Gustav Mahler, ALS, arranging a meeting during his historic visit to New York, circa 1908. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Mark Twain, ALS, explaining the target of his new book, 1902. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Charles Dickens, ALS, accepting an invitation in the voice of a <i>Martin Chuzzlewit</i> character, 1843. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Jacob Lawrence, illustrated greeting card signed, 1960. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 8:</b> Robert E. Lee, ALS, to the colonel of the Kanawha Valley volunteers, boosting morale, 1861. $15,000 to $25,000
  • <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>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir. <i>Aurora Australis. Printed at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June, July, 1908.</i> $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HUMBOLDT, Alexander von, and Aime J. A. BONPLAND. <i>Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique.</i> Paris, 1810. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> COOK, James, Captain. [Collected Voyages]. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773, 1777, 1784. First editions of the second and third voyages. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>A Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SPILBERGEN, Joris van (1568-1620). <i>Speculum orientalis occidentalisque Indiae navigationum.</i> Leiden: Nicolaus van Geelkercken, 1619. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> DRAKE, Francis, Sir. <i>Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times…</i> London, 1653 [i.e. 1652]. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir, Louis C. BERNACCHI, and Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. The South Polar Times. London, 1907-1914. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> ANSON, George. <i>A Voyage round the World, In the Years 1740...</i> 1744. London: John and Paul Knapton for the author, 1748. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. <i>Description des Indes Occidentales, Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde...</i> Amsterdam: Michel Colin, 1622. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett. October 31, 2018</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> NOORT, Olivier van. <i>Description du Penible Voyage fait entour de l'univers ou globe terrestre...</i> Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1610. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes. <i>A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian.</i> London: George Bishop, 1600. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, Oct 31:</b> SCHOUTEN, Willem Corneliszoon. <i>Journal ou Description du Merveilleux Voyage de Guillaume Schouten, Hollandois natif de Hoorn, fait es années 1615, 1616, & 1617.</i> 1619. $4,000 to $6,000