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Rare Book Hub: 18 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, January 13, eighteen (18) auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Total turnover was $15,334,793 as 11,666 lots were offered and 10,312 sold for an 88% success rate. 

 

This week ephemera dominated, specifically rare currency notes.  Almost 90% of the dollars and all of the top 25 prices recorded came from three Heritage currency auctions. It was a strong week and a good start to 2018. For the week upcoming 21 sales are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: $10,699,603 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: $1,355,318 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: $1,344,563 



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

Nye & Company AuctioneersJanuary Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 112.62% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsBooks, Prints on December 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 9th: 89.29% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43% 
ArtcurialParis#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1218e $1,000 1882 Gold Certificate. on January 5th Actual price: USD $600,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions German New Guinea Australian Occupation WW1 5; 10; 20; 50 Marks 1914 Pick 1b; 2b; 3b; 4b. on January 4th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-B $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $162,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Fr. 377 $100 1890 Treasury Note PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 167a $100 1863 Legal Tender PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on January 5th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 376 $50 1891 Treasury Note PMG Choice Fine 15 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-J $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS New 62. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Cincinnati, OH - $100 Original Fr. 452 The First NB Ch. # 24 on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fr. 192b $50 1864 Compound Interest Treasury Note PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Fr. 9 $10 1861 Demand Note PMG Very Fine 25. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Havre de Grace, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The First NB Ch. # (E)3010 on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1875 Fr. 456 The First NB Ch. # 204 on January 5th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 344 $100 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35. on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Cleveland, OH - $50 1875 Fr. 444 The Commercial NB Ch. # 807 on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  22. Heritage Auctions Pittsburgh, PA - $50 Original Fr. 440 The Third NB Ch. # 291 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  23. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1902 Red Seal Fr. 686 The National Mechanics Bank Ch. # (E)1413 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The Second NB Ch. # (E)414 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Hawaii Kingdom of Hawaii $100 ND (1879) Pick 4b Remainder. on January 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.



18 total sales reported this week:

Profiles in History. Superman: the Auction on December 19th: 54.05%
Profiles in History. The Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15%
Leland Little Auctions. Books, Prints on December 16th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History on January 10th: 72.55%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15 on January 10th: 62.11%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 9th: 89.29%
Artcurial. Paris#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. January Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 68.67%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: 74.77%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 102 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 1. 359 lots

Tue. Jan. 16th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. France: History and Regions. 600 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/9. 580 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 2. 371 lots

Wed. Jan. 17th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 137 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 349 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent. 13 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography. 175 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art and Decorations - Prints. 115 lots

Thu. Jan. 18th
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympics - Internet Bidstart 1/11. 149 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 47 lots

Fri. Jan. 19th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 81 lots

Sat. Jan. 20th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 94 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints. 530 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Jan. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/24. 348 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2. 346 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.