• <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>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>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: 16 Auctions Archived, another 13 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 4 August, 2018, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,108,953 as 6,649 lots were offered and 4,985 sold for a 75% success rate.  Appreciate the quiet for in September the cacophony will return. 

 

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: $1,726,257 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: $1,634,145 



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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 126.33% 


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

Robert Siegel GalleriesLIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 29th: 94.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 31st: 85.25% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Rose (5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $53,100.
  2. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $50,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home by Bob Peak (Paramount, 1987). Signed and Framed Original Mixed-Media Poster Artwork (Artwork: 40" X 57.5", Framed: 43" X 61"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $46,800.
  4. Heritage Auctions Regeneration (Norman, 1923). Three Sheet (41" X 77.75"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  5. Swann Galleries [TIMES OF THE DAY.] Group of four decorative panels. on August 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Robert Siegel Galleries 20c Green (13). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  7. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Green, Stone 1 (1). on June 28th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  8. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). on June 28th Actual price: USD $29,500.
  9. Robert Siegel Galleries 2c Green (3). on June 28th Actual price: USD $28,320.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Roger Kastel Concept Poster. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  11. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1952). First Post-War Release German A1 (23.5" X 33") Hans Otto Wendt Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  12. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953). Italian Photobustas (3) (13.5" X 19.25"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries Marshall Tex. Jul. 25 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $24,780.
  14. Heritage Auctions Superman Cartoon Stock (Paramount, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  15. Swann Galleries [SUTRO BATHS.] on August 1st Actual price: USD $23,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1943). Swedish Insert (12.75" X 27.5"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  17. Robert Siegel Galleries 3c Rose (65). on June 28th Actual price: USD $22,420.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries Nashville Tenn., 5c Violet Brown (61X5). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,830.
  19. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Light Blue, De La Rue (6). on June 28th Actual price: USD $21,240.
  20. Robert Siegel Galleries Memphis Tenn., 5c Red (56X2). on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  21. Robert Siegel Galleries Robert E. Lee. on June 28th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  22. Robert Siegel Galleries Vicksburg Miss. Apr. 11 (1861). on June 28th Actual price: USD $19,470.
  23. Heritage Auctions Help! (United Artists, 1965). Door Panel Set of 4 (20" X 60"). on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41") Albert Kallis Artwork. on July 29th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Dark Blue, Hoyer & Ludwig (2b). on June 28th Actual price: USD $18,880.



16 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 1st: 61.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 31st: 85.25%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 98.90%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 34.42%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Plates and Japanese Animation on June 30th: 47.05%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on June 28th: 82.81%
PosterConnection Inc.. Affordable Posters on June 28th: 60.18%
Carlsen Gallery. Summer Sizzler Sale - Books and Prints on June 24th: 40.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AT STAMP AUCTION NETWORK The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal Hi on June 28th: 99.73%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Exhibition Posters on June 29th: 37.20%
Potomack Company. Jewelry & Estate Collections Online - Prints, Books, Manuscripts on July 30th: 50.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/22 on July 29th: 98.23%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on July 28th: 75.16%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/1 on July 29th: 95.29%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 28th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 29th: 94.94%

 

For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 57 lots

Tue. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31. 489 lots

Wed. Aug. 8th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 15 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. August Auction Featuring WWII and Animation bidstart 7/20. 1286 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24. 116 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art - Prints. 44 lots

Thu. Aug. 9th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Art and Illustration. 609 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.

Sat. Aug. 11th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs.

Sun. Aug. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/15. 255 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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