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RBH: 27 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 May 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,129,067 as 9,408 lots were offered and 7,872 sold for a robust 84% success rate.  The average price was $2,938.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: $12,201,974 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: $3,019,974 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 17th: $2,131,481 
SothebysPhotographs on May 17th: $1,764,788 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: $1,138,462 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on May 16th: 243.61% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 228.93% 
Aste BolaffiPoster on May 10th: 131.92% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 131.52% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 119.38% 
ALDEA Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 105.16% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45% 
PBA GalleriesSpring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 15th: 81.58% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990). on May 12th Actual price: USD $1,792,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $573,600.
  3. Sothebys FIFTEEN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, THE MAHMAL, TAIF AND PILGRIMS ON THE HAJJ. on May 15th Actual price: USD $400,950.
  4. Sothebys 'AVEDON/PARIS', 1978 on May 17th Actual price: USD $319,950.
  5. Sothebys A COMPLETE SET OF LAS CASAS'S INDIAN TRACTS, WITH AN EARLY INSCRIPTION STATING THIS BOOK WAS OWNED BY INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA on May 15th Actual price: USD $227,813.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $227,050.
  7. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #1 (DC, 1960) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  8. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Large Size American Flag on a Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, Framed. on May 11th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  9. Sothebys ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF OMAN AND IRAQ PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSUL IN MUSCAT TO THE BRITISH POLITICAL AGENT IN THE GULF. on May 15th Actual price: USD $185,625.
  10. Heritage Auctions Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $173,275.
  11. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. on May 15th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  15. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on May 17th Actual price: USD $160,313.
  16. Sothebys DE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELD, … on May 15th Actual price: USD $143,438.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Yarrowstalks #2 "Head Comix" Complete 1-Page Story Original Art (Yarrowstalks, 1967). on May 12th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  19. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976). on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  20. Christies Elephant drinking, Amboseli, 2007 on May 17th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and George Roussos (as G. Bell) Fantastic Four #25 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on May 12th Actual price: USD $113,525.
  22. Sothebys '78 DEGREES NORTH', SVALVBARD, NORWAY 2017 on May 17th Actual price: USD $109,688.
  23. Christies 17h 58m / -25°, 1990 on May 17th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  24. Sothebys LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. on May 15th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #29 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $95,600.



27 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 68.39%
PBA Galleries. Spring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2 on May 17th: 12.37%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 17th: 72.22%
Christies. Photographs on May 17th: 71.07%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History on May 17th: 73.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 59.80%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on May 16th: 69.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on May 15th: 54.33%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: 65.24%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 15th: 81.58%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection on May 14th: 77.88%
University Archives. Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on May 8th: 66.54%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on May 12th: 72.22%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Poster on May 10th: 53.78%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 11th: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on May 12th: 99.53%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots

Tue. May. 22nd
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 33 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Small Decorative Art. 257 lots
Sothebys. London. Musical Manuscripts. 74 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 139 lots
Sothebys. London. Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15. 680 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 663 lots

Wed. May. 23rd
Christies. Paris. The Collector: Works of Art, Prints. 1 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 335 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 239 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Japanese Prints. 49 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica. 299 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 158 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Online Only: Books and Prints. 28 lots

Thu. May. 24th
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 195 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1. 380 lots

Fri. May. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 275 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books, Maps, Prints. 1410 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2. 394 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1075 lots

Sat. May. 26th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 14 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Spring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints. 820 lots

Sun. May. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/29. 213 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/20.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> KNIGHT, HILARY. The Original Portrait of Eloise that Hung at the Plaza Hotel. $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> WARHOL, ANDY. "Iced Lemon Delight," an Original Watercolor Presented to Hilary Knight's cat, Phoebe $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SENDAK, MAURICE. <i>Where the Wild Things Are.</i> PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED with drawing to Hilary Knight in the month following publication. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> NOLAND, KENNETH. Original circle painting, untitled, acrylic and ink on cloth, for cover of monograph $8,000 to 12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. <i>Histoires Naturelles,</i> 1899. With 22 original lithographs. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>A Collection of Poems,</i> [1711]. The first authoritative and complete collected Sonnets.$15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> LONDON, JACK. <i>The Call of the Wild.</i> 1903. First edition, first state jacket. $2,000 to 3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> FROST, ROBERT. Autograph Manuscript of "Build Soil," 12 pp, 1932-1936. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> GOULD, GLENN. Glenn Gould's extensively annotated copy of Bach's Goldberg Variations $100,000 to 150,000
    <b>Bonhams New York: Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight. December 5, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> PLATH, SYLVIA. EARLY Autograph Letter Signed, about her beginnings as a writer, Northampton, MA, 1951. $7,000 to 10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> HOUDINI, HARRY. A collection of 11 cast iron shackle and lock items from Houdini's personal collection. $20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec 5:</b> M4 ENGIMA MACHINE, with very rare RARE HYDRA KEY ENVELOPE. $400,000 to 600,000
  • <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> WETZEL, CHARLES M. American Fishing Books. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> BISSELL, ALFRED E., <i>In Pursuit of Salar.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> <i>The Settler and Sportsman in Anticosti.</i> $400 to $600
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> CARLETON, HENRY GUY, <i>Advice to Young Anglers.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> ROBINSON, ROLAND EVANS, <i>Forest and Stream Fables. By Awahsoose the Bear.</i> $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SAWADA, KEN, <i>The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly.</i> $300 to $500
    <center><b>Doyle: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake” Johnson<br>Online Only Auction ending Dec. 18</b>
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>The Evolution of Trout and Trout Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, Arnold “Jake” Johnson Online-Only Auction, ending Dec 18:</b> SOUTHARD, CHARLES ZIBEON, <i>Trout Fly-Fishing in America.</i> $400 to $600
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. Sold for $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Francis W. Winton, manuscript on pow-wows with indigenous Canadians, 1881. Sold for $65,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Louise Bourgeois, <i>He Disappeared Into Complete Silence,</i> portfolio with complete text & 9 engravings, 1947. Sold for $413,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Erich Maria Remarque, <i>All Quiet on the Western Front,</i> first American edition, Boston, 1929. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sir William Russell Flint, gouache & watercolor illustration for Homer's <i>Odyssey,</i> 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Kurt Vonnegut, archive of 12 letters, signed to his family, 6 illustrated, 1930s-40s. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, London, 1893. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>St. Moritz,</i> 1918. Sold for $17,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.J. Waters, 3 panoramas of the San Francisco earthquake & fire, 1906. Sold for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Album with 200 cartes-de-visite, including images by Felice Beato, John Thompson & F.W. Sutton, Japan & China, 1863-69. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Paine, <i>The American Crisis,</i> Fishkill, NY, December 1776. Sold for $40,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s New York<br>Fine Books & Manuscripts Online<br>Ending December 17</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> The Second Impression. 1632. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> GEORGE CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON. “Curzon Tiger Hunt.” [India: circa 1901]. 120 albumen photographs. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> (CASSADY, NEAL). Kerouac, Jack. <i>On the Road.</i> New York: Viking Press, 1957. Inscribed. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> VEGA, JOSEPH PENSO DE LA. <i>Confusion de Confusiones. Dialogos curiosos entre un Philosopho agudo, un Mercader discrete...</i> Amsterdam, 1688. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, Now - Dec 17:</b> RACKHAM, ARTHUR — [WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE]. "The Moon Like to a Silver Bow New-Bent in Heaven," original illustration for <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream.</i> $12,000 to $18,000