• <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Albert Einstein A remarkable letter on God in English, one of his most eloquent and quoted, 1 p, July 2, 1945. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's commission as Major General in the Continental Army, February 19th, 1777. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Broadside. A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement That Was Fought on Bunker's-Hill. 1775. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Early, full printing of the Star-Spangled Banner in The Yankee, October 7, 1814. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Paul Revere. Engraving, “The Boston Massacre Perpetrated on March 5, 1770," in <i>Massachusett's Calendar 1772.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams: Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part VII (Online). March 6-14, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Earliest known newspaper coverage of Babe Ruth, "a St Mary's schoolboy," Baltimore, April 4, 1914. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Franklin, Benjamin. <i>The Independent Whig.</i> First Magazine Published in America, Philadelphia: Keimer, 1723-4. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Smith, Joseph. <i>The Book of Mormon.</i> Palmyra: Printed by E.B. Grandin for the Author, 1830. First printing. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Last Words of Joseph Smith. Autograph Letter Signed from a Mormon disciple, conveying a contemporary account of the Prophet's final words, Nauvoo, July 27, 1844. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> John Brown's Body. Autograph Letter Signed from the daughter of John Brown attempting to arrange the return of her father's body, North Elba, Essex Co, NY, November 29, 1859. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 6-14:</b> Powell Expedition. Autograph diary of Rhodes C. Allen kept during the Powell Expedition of 1868, June 29, 1868 - November 16, 1868. $20,000 to $40,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> NASA archive with 351 photographs, silver & chromogenic prints, 1960-2002. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, suite of 18 cyanotypes, 1910-14. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Edward S. Curtis, <i>Horse Capture, Atsina,</i> unique copper plate for <i>The North American Indian,</i> 1908. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> John Whipple, <i>Harriet Beecher Stowe,</i> salted print from a calotype negative, 1853. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Lewis Carroll, <i>Xie Kitchen,</i> albumen print, circa 1872. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Ansel Adams, <i>Taos Pueblo,</i> limited, signed first edition of the artist's first book, 12 silver bromide prints, 1930. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b><br>JFK in his motorcade about 2 mins before his assassination, chromogenic print, 1963. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Anton Guilio Bragaglia, 6 photomechanical postcards with facsimile signatures, 1911-13, printed 1932. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, Feb 21:</b> Société Anonyme, Inc, group of 9 postcards, including 8 real photo postcards, 1920-30. $25,000 to $35,000.
  • <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> BELON. <i>L’Histoire de la nature des oyseaux.</i> Paris : Corrozet, 1555. $17,000 to $23,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> MIOMANDRE – BARBIER. <i>Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.</i> Paris. 1913. $23,000 to $34,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> HOKUSAI. <i>Fugaku Hyakkei, Edo : Nishimura Yûzô.</i> 1834-1875. $58,000 to $80,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> EDWARDS. <i> <br>A Natural History of Uncommon Birds…</i> London : Printed for the Author. 1743-1764. $35,000 to $46,000
    <b>Christie’s Paris, 20 Feb:</b> VESALIUS. <i><br> De Humane Corporis Fabrica libri septem...</i> Basle : J. Oporinus. 1555. $58,000 to $80,000
  • <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>Die Französische Expedition gegen Mexico /Beilagen zum Beiheft des Militair - Wochenblattes
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b><br>The Architecture Of M. Vitruvius Pollio. London, 1791.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Estatuto Provisional del Imperio Mexicano. México: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Historia de Méjico... México, 1849 - 1852.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Juárez, Benito - Ogazón, Pedro. Legajos de Bandos del Estado de Guadalajara, 1860-1863.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos. Mapa de las Aguas que por el Círculo de 90 Leguas Vienen a la Laguna de Tescuco... Méx, 1748.
    <b>Morton Subastas on Bidsquare:</b> Cruces y Campa / Aubert / Valleto. Pareja Imperial, Fusilamiento de Maximiliano, Tipos Mexicanos... ca,1875.

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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>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>Chiswick Auctions: Autographs & Memorabilia. February 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Autograph album featuring signatures by prominent actors, politicians, musicians and authors, including Rudolph Valentino. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> An extremely rare working radio script for Crazy People No 29, the first series of <i>The Goon Show.</i> £600 to £800
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Manuscript prayer book, in German. 8vo, 1755 £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 28:</b> Italian Manuscript on Geometry, with diagrams, 18th century. £500 to £700
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Thorburn (Archibald). Sparrowhawk, original watercolour & gouache, signed & dated lower right, 1917. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Burton (Sir Richard Francis). <i>Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.</i> 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1855-56. £1,000 to £1,500
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> [Mount (Richard) & Page (Thomas)]. <i>The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts…</i> 31 engraved maps, W. & J. Mount, T. Page, 1756 £4000 to £6000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Ornithology, Zoology & Voyages. February 27, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> D’apres De Mannevillette (Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis). <i>Le Neptune Oriental.</i> Paris & Brest, [1775 – 1781]. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Loring (Josiah). Terrestrial Globe Containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements. Boston, Gilman Joslin, 1846, £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Feb 27:</b> Shelley (G. E., Capt.). <i>A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-birds,</i> FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1876-80. £4,000 to £6,000