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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>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Cartwright (George). <i>A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador...,</i> first edition, with A.L.s. from the author, 1792. £4,000 to £6,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Swift (Jonathan). <i>Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World,</i> 2 vol., first edition, Teerink's "A" edition, Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. £15,000 to £20,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Fourier (Jean Baptiste Joseph). <i>Theorie Analytique de la Chaleur,</i> first edition, Paris, chez Firmin Didot, 1822. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Boccaccio (Giovanni). <i>Genealogiae Deorum,</i> additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius, Venice, Vindelinus de Spira, 1472. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Mary I. Letter signed at the head "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, 1 page, 7th June 1556. The recall from exile of nine persons opposed to the Marian regime. £10,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Nelson (Horatio). Autograph Letter signed "Horatio Nelson" and written to Francis Drake, British Minister at Genoa, discussing the disposition of his "Cruizers" near Genoa. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Darwin (Charles). Unpublished Autograph Letter signed to Walter Raleigh Browne, playing down his scientific knowledge of comparative anatomy, 1881. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Murphew (J.). <i>The fair in an uproar, or, the dancing-doggs.</i> As they perform in Mr. Pinkeman's New Opera in Bartholomew Fair, 1707. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Chaucer (Geoffrey). <i>The Workes,</i> by [Nicholas Hill for] Thomas Petit, dwellyng in Paules churche yarde at the sygne of the Maydens heed, 1550. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. September 27, 2018</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Austen (Jane). <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> 3 vol., first edition, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>Stamboul Train,</i> first edition, first issue, 1932. £8,000 to £12,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 27:</b> Churchill.- Fearon (Percy Hutton) "Poy". “Eat More Beef,” pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, [July 1928]. £400 to £600
  • <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: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</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. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Franklin H. Brown, <i>State Sovereignty, National Union,</i> Chicago, 1860. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b><br>The Aitken Bible, Philadelphia, 1781. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francisco Loubayssin de Lamarca, probable first edition of the first novel set in the Spanish New World, Paris, 1617. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Juan de la Anunciación, <i>Sermonario en lengua mexicana,</i> first edition, first book of sermons in Nahuatl, Mexico, 1577. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Maturino Gilberti, <i>Thesoro spiritual en lengua de Mechuacá,</i> first edition, Mexico, 1558. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Commission of William O. Stoddard as secretary to the president, signed by Lincoln, Washington, 1861. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> <i>Clay and Frelinghuysen,</i> flag banner, circa 1844. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Daguerreotype of a man believed to be Frederick Granger Williams Smith, son of Joseph Smith, circa late 1850s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> John C. Wolfe, <i>Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,</i> oil on board in period wooden frame, circa 1860s. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 27:</b> Family letters from two young daguerreotype artists, 1826-79. $10,000 to $15,000.