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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 August 2018 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,630,994 as 4,915 lots were offered and 4,282 sold for an 87% success rate.  As we have come to expect, when the number of lots offered declines the percentage of lots sold rises.  Why?  Because interest in buying is relatively constant so constant interest pursuing fewer lots generates higher bids.  This is the way it works.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: $8,588,130 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,976,946 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,349,640 
Arader GalleriesSelect Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: $1,226,283 


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

Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 203.05% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 120.07% 
Morton SubastasCartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 115.89% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61% 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56% 
Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 92.11% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89% 
Alaska AuctionOnline only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 21st: 82.81% 
Alaska AuctionMulticultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61% 
EldredsJapanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9. on August 19th Actual price: USD $1,320,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $810,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on August 19th Actual price: USD $420,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  5. Morton Subastas On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on August 21st Actual price: USD $246,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1930-31 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract--The Richest of His Career. on August 19th Actual price: USD $243,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Color "Ty" Cobb SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of North America, 1755 on July 28th Actual price: USD $201,300.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Home Run #48 Baseball Signed and Notated in Ruth's Hand! on August 19th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1922 Babe Ruth Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967-2018 Super Bowl Full Ticket Run of 52--Number One All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry! on August 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA EX 5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Arader Galleries Pitt's English Atlas on July 28th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1078b $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Origin of Mason Dixon Line on July 28th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson Portrait PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts Color Trial Specimen. on August 17th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  21. Arader Galleries Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum on July 28th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1072a $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note Cut Sheet of Four PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award from The Brooks Robinson Collection. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1952 Ted Williams Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS A10. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Philadelphia, PA - $100 1882 Brown Back Fr. 520 The Western NB Ch. # 656 on August 17th Actual price: USD $90,000.



21 total sales reported this week:


Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Color Theory on August 22nd: 78.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Auction on August 19th: 92.11%
Eldreds. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89%
Eldreds. Japanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23%
Northeast Auctions. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86%
Morton Subastas. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 33.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 21st: 82.81%
Alaska Auction. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80%
Alaska Auction. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61%
Arader Galleries. Select Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: 48.89%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24 on August 8th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 78.28%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90%  

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 43 lots

Tue. Aug. 28th
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide. 18 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21. 529 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 401 lots

Wed. Aug. 29th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 100 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II. 376 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 261 lots
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction!. 410 lots

Thu. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1280 lots

Sat. Sep. 1st
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5. 240 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26.

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>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>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.