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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 March 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $26,029,672 as 15,503 lots were offered and 11,234 sold for a 72% success rate.  It was officially the Heritage week as they dominated the top 25 lots sold.  They sold them all!

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsPlatinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: $9,325,967 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art on February 24th: $8,620,798 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: $1,722,875 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks on February 17th: $1,202,875 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: $1,095,413 


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

Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 182.51% 
Aste BolaffiMountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 179.68% 
FerratonPublic Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 167.84% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersProperty from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 125.76% 
Lyon and TurnbullA LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 116.16% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: 114.54% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 106.08% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on February 24th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta "Tree of Death" Painting Original Art (1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $430,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background with Ty Cobb Back (Lucky 7 Find) PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1920-22 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Polo Grounds Bat Exhibition Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $400,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $334,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Stan Musial #4 Rookie PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1936-38 Lou Gehrig Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1935 Josh Gibson Game Used Sidewritten Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1948 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Pater Patriæ... the Holy Grail of GW Inaugural Buttons. on February 24th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1949 Jackie Robinson Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract, National League MVP Season! on February 25th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1927 Mel Ott Game Used Sidewritten Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1902 W600 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Street Clothes Type 1 PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1903 World Series Game Eight Program--Boston Americans (Red Sox) Clinch Championship! on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1954 Hank Aaron Game Used Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1953 Mickey Mantle World Series Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG- 3.5 Light tan to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1945 Babe Ruth Game Worn Coaching Uniform from Esquire Magazine "All-America Game." on February 25th Actual price: USD $114,000.



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

Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%


29 total sales reported this week:

Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on March 1st: 67.57%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%
Purcell Auctioneers. February Antiques and Collectibles on February 21st: 62.35%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography on February 27th: 45.77%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 62.98%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Day 1 on February 23rd: 67.51%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Sporting Art, Trophies and Books on February 23rd: 75.49%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 77.60%
University Archives. Fabulous Autographs, Books & Relics on February 21st: 71.49%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on February 17th: 49.79%

 


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Mar. 6th
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Judaic art, etc.. 103 lots
Rossini. Paris. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/27. 706 lots

Wed. Mar. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 527 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books - Internet Bidstart 2/16. 639 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. March Auction featuring Military - Internet bidstart 2/17. 875 lots

Thu. Mar. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 273 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 355 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature & Fine Books. 360 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The James P. Myerson Collection of Pioneer Flight Mail 1910-1916. 168 lots

Fri. Mar. 9th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Photography: The First 100 Years. 492 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. books. 428 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 33 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Clayton, Missouri. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Mar. 10th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints. 16 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 53 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2. 432 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. March Estate Auction - Session 2. 86 lots

Sun. Mar. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11. 291 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4.

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>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.
  • <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