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8 Auctions Archived, 33 Sales Upcoming This Week

We were unable to enter all of the past week's auctions so we are slighly behind. They will be made up next week. For this past week, ending June 9, eight auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History, all denominated in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $3,307,325. There were 3,397 lots offered with 3,025 sold, for a robust sell through rate of 89%. The average price was $1,093.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: $1,345,900
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: $1,257,082

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

Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 397.75%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 293.29%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%


8 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 64.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: 74.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Hergé Tintin, Coke en Stock Planche 58 Journal Tintin du 4 décembre 1957 (Casterman - 1958). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $425,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cuzco Children, Peru, December on June 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Hugo Pratt Corto Maltese : Les Ethiopiques (Casterman, 1978). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris on June 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park on June 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barber Shop, New Orleans on June 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Saddle I, Paris (at the Hotel Lancaster) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Page du 7 mars 1971 (United Feature Syndicate, 1971). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Guedras in the Wind, Morocco on June 5th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions Mankind, Yirol, South Sudan on June 5th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions St. Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Hell's Angel: Doug on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Finland on June 5th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius L'Incal Noir Planche 25 (Humanoïdes Associés, 1991). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Virginia on June 5th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo n°15 Parodie de Publicité (Last Gasp, 1985). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $20,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Poppy on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Photographs Portfolio (twelve photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Strip du 15 janvier 1957 (United Feature Syndicate, 1957). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jack Kamen Weird Science #9 Planche 1 (EC, 1951). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Carrie in Sand (detail) on June 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  24. Heritage Auctions Peter Pan, Etude de personnage en peinture pour les ?Sirènes par Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1953). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Will Eisner The Spirit Planche 1 - 29 janvier 1950 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1950). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.

 

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs. 182 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History. 245 lots

Tue. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 286 lots
Christies. London - King Street. South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 9 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 786 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6. 628 lots

Wed. Jun. 13th
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 290 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 12 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 1012 lots

Thu. Jun. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW. 386 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 184 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 694 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1344 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 153 lots
Christies. New York. The Portland Audubon. 1 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 205 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 212 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 414 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 55 lots

Fri. Jun. 15th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture. 74 lots

Sat. Jun. 16th
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II. 185 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1144 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction. 60 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 180 lots

Sun. Jun. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE. 45 lots

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> André Breton, <i>Second manifeste du Surréalisme,</i> Paris, Editions Kra, 1930
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Paul Eluard and Pablo Picasso, <i>La Barre d’appui,</i> Paris, Editions « Cahiers d’Art », 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, <i>La Fin du monde filmée par l’ange N.-D.,</i> Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1919
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Hans Bellmer, <i>Die Puppe,</i> Paris, G.L.M., 1936
    <b>Christie’s Paris:</b> Salvador Dali, <i>La femme visible,</i> Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1930
  • <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE Typed letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Important archives related to the development of fashions for Mrs. Kennedy… $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> [CASSINI-KENNEDY FASHIONS] Detailed ledger of the Kennedy White House years… $500 to $800
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KELLY, GRACE. Four autograph letters to Oleg Cassini. $5,000 to $8,000
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini. June 27</b>
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Group of Kennedy-era original fashion sketches. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> KENNEDY ONASSIS, JACQUELINE. Autograph letter signed to Oleg Cassini. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini:</b> CASSINI, OLEG. Fashion sketch titled “Mrs. Kennedy-Palais de Versailles-State Dinner.” $800 to $1,200
    Doyle, The Estate of Oleg Cassini: [CASSINI, OLEG - KENNEDY, JACQUELINE.] Group of approximately 130 original fashion designs… $800 to $1,200.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript, Flanders or northern France, c. 1450. With 12 full-page illuminated miniatures. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Zahrawi, Abu’-Qasim, al- (c. 936-1013). <i>Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium,</i> Strasbourg, 1532. The first comprehensive illustrated treatise on surgery. £3,000 to £5,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Milles, Thomas. <i>The Custumers Alphabet and Primer,</i> 1608. Gilt supralibros of 17th-century English bibliophile Edward Gwynn. £2,000 to £3,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Guillemeau, Jacques. <i>Child-Birth or, the Happy Deliverie of Women,</i> 1st edition in English, 1612. The second midwifery manual printed in English. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Rabisha, William. <i>The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected,</i> 1st edition, 1661. Rare. Five copies in libraries. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Royal binding. <i>An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline,</i> 1678. Contemporary red goatskin gilt by Samuel Mearne for Charles II (1630-1865). £1,500 to £2,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Pallavicino, Ferrante. <i>The Whores Rhetorick,</i> 1st edition in English, 1683. Rare anti-Jesuit satire. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>The Benefit of Farting,</i> 1st London edition, 1722. Teerink 19. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edwards, George. <i>Natural History of Uncommon Birds</i> [and] <i>Gleanings of Natural History,</i> 7 volumes, 1743-64. Contemporary tree calf, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>The Library and Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey<br>June 26</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Campbell, Patrick. <i>Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America,</i> 1st edition, 1793. Howes C101; Sabin 10264. Uncut in original boards. £5,000 to £8,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Hearne, Samuel. <i>A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean,</i> 1st edition, 1795. Sabin 31181. Large-paper copy. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>June 26:</b> Edgeworth, Maria. <i>The Match Girl, A Novel,</i> 1808. £1,000 to £1,500