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Rare Book Hub: 16 Auctions Archived, another 13 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 4 August, 2018, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,108,953 as 6,649 lots were offered and 4,985 sold for a 75% success rate.  Appreciate the quiet for in September the cacophony will return. 

 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: $1,726,257 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: $1,634,145 



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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 126.33% 


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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: 94.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 31st: 85.25% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Rose (5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,100.
  2. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Bob Peak (Paramount, 1987). Signed and Framed Original Mixed-Media Poster Artwork (Artwork: 40" X 57.5", Framed: 43" X 61"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $46,800.
  4. Heritage Auctions Regeneration (Norman, 1923). Three Sheet (41" X 77.75"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  5. Swann Galleries [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Group of four decorative panels. on August 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  7. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Green, Stone 1 (1). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  8. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). on June 28th Actual price: USD $29,500.
  9. Robert Siegel Galleries 2c Green (3). on June 28th Actual price: USD $28,320.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Roger Kastel Concept Poster. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1952). First Post-War Release German A1 (23.5" X 33") Hans Otto Wendt Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian Photobustas (3) (13.5" X 19.25"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $24,780.
  14. Heritage Auctions Superman Cartoon Stock (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  15. Swann Galleries [SUTRO BATHS.] on August 1st Actual price: USD $23,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1943). Swedish Insert (12.75" X 27.5"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  17. Robert Siegel Galleries 3c Rose (65). on June 28th Actual price: USD $22,420.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,830.
  19. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,240.
  20. Robert Siegel Galleries Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  21. Robert Siegel Galleries Robert E. Lee. on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  22. Robert Siegel Galleries Vicksburg Miss. Apr. 11 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $19,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Help! (United Artists, 1965). Door Panel Set of 4 (20" X 60"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41") Albert Kallis Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). on June 28th Actual price: USD $18,880.



16 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 1st: 61.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 31st: 85.25%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 34.42%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation on June 30th: 47.05%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81%
PosterConnection Inc.. Affordable Posters on June 28th: 60.18%
Carlsen Gallery. Summer Sizzler Sale - Books and Prints on June 24th: 40.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Exhibition Posters on June 29th: 37.20%
Potomack Company. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on July 30th: 50.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 28th: 75.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 29th: 94.94%

 

For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31. 489 lots

Wed. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 15 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20. 1286 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24. 116 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints. 44 lots

Thu. Aug. 9th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art and Illustration. 609 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Sat. Aug. 11th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Aug. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15. 255 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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