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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 March 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $26,029,672 as 15,503 lots were offered and 11,234 sold for a 72% success rate.  It was officially the Heritage week as they dominated the top 25 lots sold.  They sold them all!

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsPlatinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: $9,325,967 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art on February 24th: $8,620,798 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: $1,722,875 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks on February 17th: $1,202,875 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: $1,095,413 


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

Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 182.51% 
Aste BolaffiMountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 179.68% 
FerratonPublic Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 167.84% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersProperty from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 125.76% 
Lyon and TurnbullA LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 116.16% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: 114.54% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 106.08% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on February 24th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta "Tree of Death" Painting Original Art (1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $430,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background with Ty Cobb Back (Lucky 7 Find) PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1920-22 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Polo Grounds Bat Exhibition Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $400,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $334,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Stan Musial #4 Rookie PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1936-38 Lou Gehrig Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1935 Josh Gibson Game Used Sidewritten Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1948 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Pater Patriæ... the Holy Grail of GW Inaugural Buttons. on February 24th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1949 Jackie Robinson Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract, National League MVP Season! on February 25th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1927 Mel Ott Game Used Sidewritten Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1902 W600 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Street Clothes Type 1 PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1903 World Series Game Eight Program--Boston Americans (Red Sox) Clinch Championship! on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1954 Hank Aaron Game Used Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1953 Mickey Mantle World Series Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG- 3.5 Light tan to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1945 Babe Ruth Game Worn Coaching Uniform from Esquire Magazine "All-America Game." on February 25th Actual price: USD $114,000.



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

Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%


29 total sales reported this week:

Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on March 1st: 67.57%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%
Purcell Auctioneers. February Antiques and Collectibles on February 21st: 62.35%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography on February 27th: 45.77%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 62.98%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Day 1 on February 23rd: 67.51%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Sporting Art, Trophies and Books on February 23rd: 75.49%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 77.60%
University Archives. Fabulous Autographs, Books & Relics on February 21st: 71.49%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on February 17th: 49.79%

 


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Mar. 6th
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Judaic art, etc.. 103 lots
Rossini. Paris. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/27. 706 lots

Wed. Mar. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 527 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books - Internet Bidstart 2/16. 639 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. March Auction featuring Military - Internet bidstart 2/17. 875 lots

Thu. Mar. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 273 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 355 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature & Fine Books. 360 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The James P. Myerson Collection of Pioneer Flight Mail 1910-1916. 168 lots

Fri. Mar. 9th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Photography: The First 100 Years. 492 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. books. 428 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 33 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Clayton, Missouri. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Mar. 10th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints. 16 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 53 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2. 432 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. March Estate Auction - Session 2. 86 lots

Sun. Mar. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11. 291 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

 

 

 

  • <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
  • <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.