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Rare Book Hub: 18 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, January 13, eighteen (18) auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Total turnover was $15,334,793 as 11,666 lots were offered and 10,312 sold for an 88% success rate. 

 

This week ephemera dominated, specifically rare currency notes.  Almost 90% of the dollars and all of the top 25 prices recorded came from three Heritage currency auctions. It was a strong week and a good start to 2018. For the week upcoming 21 sales are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: $10,699,603 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: $1,355,318 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: $1,344,563 



1 auction saw its total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots: 

Nye & Company AuctioneersJanuary Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 112.62% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsBooks, Prints on December 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 9th: 89.29% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43% 
ArtcurialParis#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1218e $1,000 1882 Gold Certificate. on January 5th Actual price: USD $600,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions German New Guinea Australian Occupation WW1 5; 10; 20; 50 Marks 1914 Pick 1b; 2b; 3b; 4b. on January 4th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-B $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $162,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Fr. 377 $100 1890 Treasury Note PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 167a $100 1863 Legal Tender PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on January 5th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 376 $50 1891 Treasury Note PMG Choice Fine 15 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-J $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS New 62. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Cincinnati, OH - $100 Original Fr. 452 The First NB Ch. # 24 on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fr. 192b $50 1864 Compound Interest Treasury Note PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Fr. 9 $10 1861 Demand Note PMG Very Fine 25. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Havre de Grace, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The First NB Ch. # (E)3010 on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1875 Fr. 456 The First NB Ch. # 204 on January 5th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 344 $100 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35. on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Cleveland, OH - $50 1875 Fr. 444 The Commercial NB Ch. # 807 on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  22. Heritage Auctions Pittsburgh, PA - $50 Original Fr. 440 The Third NB Ch. # 291 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  23. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1902 Red Seal Fr. 686 The National Mechanics Bank Ch. # (E)1413 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The Second NB Ch. # (E)414 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Hawaii Kingdom of Hawaii $100 ND (1879) Pick 4b Remainder. on January 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.



18 total sales reported this week:

Profiles in History. Superman: the Auction on December 19th: 54.05%
Profiles in History. The Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15%
Leland Little Auctions. Books, Prints on December 16th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History on January 10th: 72.55%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15 on January 10th: 62.11%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 9th: 89.29%
Artcurial. Paris#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. January Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 68.67%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: 74.77%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 102 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 1. 359 lots

Tue. Jan. 16th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. France: History and Regions. 600 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/9. 580 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 2. 371 lots

Wed. Jan. 17th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 137 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 349 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent. 13 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography. 175 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art and Decorations - Prints. 115 lots

Thu. Jan. 18th
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympics - Internet Bidstart 1/11. 149 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 47 lots

Fri. Jan. 19th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 81 lots

Sat. Jan. 20th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 94 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints. 530 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Jan. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/24. 348 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2. 346 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Adams (Richard). <i>Watership Down,</i> FIRST EDITION, author inscription on front free end paper, folded map tipped in, original boards, dust-jacket. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bowles (John). <i>Several Prospects of the Most…la Ville de Londres, avec des Remarques Historiques fort Succinctes, qui les Regardant,</i> 20 double page engraved plates only, of 23, 1724. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Auden (W.H.). <i>Our Hunting Fathers,</i> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, 1 of 22 copies, COPY B OF 5 PRINTED ON NORMANDIE, original patterned wrappers, Cambridge, for Frederic Prokosch, 1935. £800 to £1200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Barrie (J. M.) & Attwell (Mabel Lucie, illustrator). <i>Peter Pan & Wendy,</i> FIRST EDITION, 12 chromolithograph plates, publisher's blue cloth, original printed dust jacket, [c.1920]; and 3 others (4). £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bartolozzi (Francesco). Genius Calling Forth the Fine Arts to Adorn Manufactures and Commerce; Agriculture (Husbandry Aided by Arts and Commerce), glazed and framed. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> A collection of engraved caricatures, including Gillray ([James]) Tales of Wonder!, 1802; Rowlandson (Thomas) Sports, Smock Racing, 1811;Irish Jaunting Carr, 1814. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Bennett (Charles H, illustrator). <i>Æsop’s Fables,</i> 1875; Buchanan (Robert). <i>Ballad Stories of the Affections,</i> [1866]; Douce (Francis), The Dance of Death, 1833. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Chinese Illustrations. A group of 6 Cantonese rice paper illustrations, depicting scenes of torture with different instruments, gouache, c.340 x 220mm, original wrapper boards preserved, [c. 1800]. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Dulac (Edmund). <i>The Queen of Romania, The Dreamer of Dreams,</i> 5 coloured plates, [1915]; and others illustrated by Edmund Dulac. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Summer Books. August 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Fronth (Per). Xingu Chronicles, the portfolio, comprising 30 plates, photogravues in colours, each signed, dated and titled in pencil, each numbered 10/35, on wove paper, 790 x 600 x 60mm, 1997. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> Pasternak (Boris). <i>Doctor Zhivago,</i> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, original red publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket, 4to, Collins & Harvill Press, 1958. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Aug. 22:</b> 13 sepia photographs of visitors to the Thermes Nationaux d’Aix-les-Bains, c. 150 x 105mm, c.1890 (12). £300 to £400
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.