Auction Update Review

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Bonhams. Photography on 6
April. Lot 41 of 100. Paul
Strand, Untitled [New
England] 1945

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Christies. The Yamakawa
Collection. Lot 32 of 44.
Joel Sternfeld, McLean
Virginia December 1978

RBH: 28 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 April 2018 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,412,118 as 6,509 lots were offered and 5,338 sold for an 82% success rate.  The average lot brought $2,325.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: $8,238,486 



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

Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 204.72% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 183.64% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 122.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 116.96% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 116.61% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 113.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 104.24% 


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAmericana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57% 
Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 90.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (WOLL 157; SCHIEFLER 133) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,716,780.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,205,580.
  3. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE (L. PP. 64-65) on March 27th Actual price: USD $967,020.
  4. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 27th Actual price: USD $213,000.
  5. Sothebys BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE on March 27th Actual price: USD $195,250.
  6. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on March 27th Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.28) on March 27th Actual price: USD $142,000.
  8. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL. 75) on March 27th Actual price: USD $133,125.
  9. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF CELIA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 277) on March 27th Actual price: USD $115,375.
  10. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on March 27th Actual price: USD $106,500.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.335) on March 27th Actual price: USD $102,950.
  12. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 27th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  13. Koller Auctions Campi Phlegraei. on March 19th Actual price: USD $83,210.
  14. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT (F. & S. II.293) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  15. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 223-226) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  16. Beaussant Lefevre Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de laTartarie chinoise. on March 23rd Actual price: USD $68,921.
  17. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.138)  on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  18. Dorotheum Jesus and His Parents returning from the Temple on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  19. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE (B. 201; BA. 369) on March 27th Actual price: USD $60,350.
  20. Koller Auctions Libellus isagogus. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Sammelband mit 12 Werken über Astronomie, Medizin und Logik, zusammengestellt von Hieronymus Pauli von Limburg. on March 19th Actual price: USD $57,770.
  21. Bonhams Modern Woodcutters 4 on March 28th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  22. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  23. Sothebys SECOND VERSION OF THE TRIPTYCH, 1944 (SABATIER 24) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  24. Sothebys MAO (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.92) on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.
  25. Sothebys DIE SCHAFFENDEN on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.



28 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 28th: 65.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 61.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper on March 27th: 40.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 27th: 90.28%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques on March 23rd: 46.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35%
Koller Auctions. Books on March 19th: 67.43%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Americana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80%
Potomack Company. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints on March 24th: 50.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on March 24th: 77.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 75.38%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on March 24th: 75.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia on March 21st: 77.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Spring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Books, Autographs on March 19th: 47.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on March 22nd: 76.78%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Apr. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27. 304 lots

Wed. Apr. 4th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots

Thu. Apr. 5th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine & Rare Books. 459 lots

Fri. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 36 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 172 lots
Christies. New York. The Yamakawa Collection. 44 lots
Bonhams. New York. 100 Photographs. 100 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism - Books. 329 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction. 19 lots

Sat. Apr. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 947 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 132 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 59 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Entertainment Memorabilia. 857 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising. 121 lots

Sun. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11. 249 lots

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.