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RBH: 32 Auctions archived, 44 fresh this week

For the week ended Saturday 26 May 2018 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,084,156 as 9,390 lots were offered and 7,084 sold for a 75% success rate.

 

For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled.  The auctions are alive and well.

  

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSports Memorabilia on May 18th: $4,276,046 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on May 24th: $2,211,917 
SothebysFine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family on May 22nd: $1,523,413 
BonhamsModern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: $1,182,499 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on May 23rd: $1,052,549 
 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 228.62% 
BonhamsModern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: 121.86% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on May 24th: 107.47% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 107.27% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 98.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 98.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksAntique Prints and Rare Books on May 19th: 95.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 95.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Memorabilia on May 18th: 94.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 22nd: 94.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on May 23rd: 92.84% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22 on May 20th: 92.31% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 89.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 89.05% 
Clars Auction GalleryArt - Prints on May 20th: 80.77%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Game Used Record Sixtieth Home Run Bat Gifted to Legendary Performer and Collector Joe E. Brown, PSA/DNA GU 10. on May 18th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE UNFINISHED ALLEGRO IN G FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS, K.357 (497A) on May 22nd Actual price: USD $462,300.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1930-32 John Wooden Game Worn Purdue Boilermakers Jersey, MEARS A9. on May 18th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  4. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE VOCAL SCORE FOR THE CANTATA "ALCYONE", [1902]  on May 22nd Actual price: USD $201,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1871-2008 The Jack Smalling Baseball Autograph Collection (13,000+). on May 18th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  6. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ. on May 24th Actual price: USD $163,800.
  7. Profiles in History R2-D2 remote control robotic character from the Disney Parks. This amazing remote controlled iconic droid was built for use in the Disney parks in 2004, using actual screen used R2-D2s from the original Star Wars trilogy as reference. Precise measurement on May 5th Actual price: USD $161,200.
  8. Sothebys [LES SOURCES DU LOIR À ILLIERS. MANUSCRIT. on May 24th Actual price: USD $155,025.
  9. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF "L'OISEAU DE FEU" ("THE FIREBIRD"), SIGNED ("IGOR STRAVINSKY"), [1909] on May 22nd Actual price: USD $150,750.
  10. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF STRAUSS'S OWN ARRANGEMENT FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS OF HIS SYMPHONIC FANTASY "AUS ITALIEN", OP.16, SIGNED ("RICHARD STRAUSS") on May 22nd Actual price: USD $150,750.
  11. Sothebys RELATION DE CE QUI S'EST PASSÉ EN LA NOUVELLE FRANCE EN L'ANNÉE 1635 [ET 1642, 1643, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1667, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672].  on May 24th Actual price: USD $146,250.
  12. Sothebys MID-SIXTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF GERMAN LUTE TABLATURE, COMPRISING 35 PIECES on May 22nd Actual price: USD $142,375.
  13. Bonhams Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads on May 22nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  14. Sothebys TRÈS IMPORTANTE CORRESPONDANCE AVEC MARCEL PROUST [AVEC : LETTRES À MARCEL PROUST DE JEAN PAULHAN, GUSTAVE TRONCHE, BERTHE LEMARIÉ, ETC.] on May 24th Actual price: USD $109,688.
  15. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF TWO SONGS FOR SOPRANO AND ORCHESTRA, "DAS ROSENBAND" AND "LIEBESHYMNUS" on May 22nd Actual price: USD $108,875.
  16. Sothebys FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("MOZART[PARAPH]") TO THE VIENNA PUBLISHER ARTARIA & CO ("GESCHÄTZBARSTER FREUND UND BR:"), ABOUT W. A. MOZART AND LEOPOLD'S CELEBRATED "VIOLINSCHULE" on May 22nd Actual price: USD $108,875.
  17. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING' FROM THE OPERA "PORGY AND BESS", ACT ONE, SCENE ONE on May 22nd Actual price: USD $100,500.
  18. Bonhams Relativity (Relativteit) on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,500.
  19. Sothebys AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF SYMPHONY NO.4, A HITHERTO UNKNOWN LEAF FROM THE COMPOSITION DRAFT on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,125.
  20. Sothebys THREE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS, ONE SIGNED ("F. LISZT") on May 22nd Actual price: USD $92,125.
  21. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Faune dévoilant une femme (from La Suite Vollard), 1936 on May 23rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  22. Sothebys 5 CARNETS INÉDITS. on May 24th Actual price: USD $80,438.
  23. Sothebys À L’OMBRE DES JEUNES FILLES EN FLEURS. PLACARD MANUSCRIT. on May 24th Actual price: USD $73,125.
  24. Heritage Auctions 2006 Tom Brady Game Worn New England Patriots Uniform, Photo Matched! on May 18th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253, Signed, PSA/DNA Mint 9. on May 18th Actual price: USD $66,000.



32 total sales reported this week:

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Book and Collectors Sale on May 2nd: 64.25%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on May 24th: 78.46%
Trafford Books. Books on May 23rd: 68.35%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica on May 23rd: 43.81%
Eldreds. Online Only: Books and Prints on May 23rd: 57.14%
Christies. The Collector: Works of Art, Prints on May 23rd: 0.00%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on May 23rd: 92.84%
PosterConnection Inc.. Small Decorative Art on May 22nd: 26.07%
Robert Siegel Galleries. United States and Confederate States Postal History on May 22nd: 89.89%
Profiles in History. Animation and Disneyana on May 5th: 66.43%
Neal Auction Company. Late Spring Estates Auction on May 19th: 52.63%
Neal Auction Company. Late Spring Estates Auction - Day 2 on May 20th: 50.00%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 22nd: 63.64%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on May 22nd: 76.26%
Sothebys. Musical Manuscripts on May 22nd: 51.35%
Sothebys. Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family on May 22nd: 64.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 22nd: 94.23%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 98.38%
The Written Word Autographs. Entertainers and Sports Autographs on May 20th: 32.82%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/22 on May 20th: 92.31%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on May 20th: 80.77%
Clars Auction Gallery. Art - Prints on May 19th: 76.83%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books, Maps and Prints on May 19th: 70.27%
The Written Word Autographs. Spring 2018 - Guaranteed Authentic Autographs on May 19th: 39.30%
Dorotheum . Modern Prints on May 18th: 50.79%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: More Than Words on May 18th: 39.39%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military, Aviation and Naval History on May 18th: 89.05%
Skinner. Walker Evans Photographs online - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 18th: 56.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 95.01%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Memorabilia on May 18th: 94.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Antique Prints and Rare Books on May 19th: 95.03%


For the week ahead 44 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 28th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts, Prints. 352 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Valuable books Manuscripts · Autographs · Decorative Graphics. 100 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books. 107 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Wertvolle Bücher Manuskripte · Autographen · Dekorative Graphik - Part 2. 447 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 80 lots

Tue. May. 29th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 128 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books Online Only. 85 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 95 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 274 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. France History and Regions. 476 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Historical Documents. 397 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Bibliography and typography, Art reference, Children’s books, Varia, Literature, Indonesia. 1098 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Fine Printing, Illustrated books. 675 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/23. 557 lots

Wed. May. 30th
Bonhams. London. WASSENAAR ZOO A Dutch Private Library. 235 lots
ALDE. Paris. Modern Illustrated Books. 62 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Old and Modern Books. 324 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Posters. 110 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions. 225 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs, including a Large French Collection. 72 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 326 lots
Rossini. Paris. Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 5/17. 526 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Books - online only. 87 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: History and topography, Natural history, Medicine, Science, Manuscripts, Autographs, Old and. 1121 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old and rare books (part 2). 622 lots

Thu. May. 31st
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 344 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. 89th Anniversary Sale. 36 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - Manuscript Material - Cartography. 439 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old and Modern Books. 138 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints and Books. 37 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints, etc.. 425 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Ex libris, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photographs, Japanese prints and drawings, Oriental and tribal art.

Fri. Jun. 1st
Forum Auctions. London. Photographs and Photobooks. 168 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Varia, Posters, Drawings and watercolours, Catchpenny prints, Old master prints, Optical views, Maps. 808 lots

Sat. Jun. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Books and Prints. 108 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 5/25. 67 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. European Comic Art. 299 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential and Political Americana. 773 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. June 2018 Auction. 175 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Montana’s Best Early Western & Antique Auction.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 8 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 164 lots

Sun. Jun. 3rd
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Spring Auction. 70 lots
Rossini. Paris. Automobilia. 13 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6. 170 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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>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>