• <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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9 Auctions Archived, 22 More This Week

For the week ending on Saturday, the 8th of September, 9 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 7 in U.S. dollars, and one each in British pounds and Mexican pesos. The number of reported auctions was low because of the Labor Day holiday in America. Total sales in U.S. currency were $1,310,642. There were 4,677 lots offered while 4,309 sold, for a 92% sell-through rate. The average lot price was $304. The high sell-through rate and low average order reflect the lower sample size.

 

No auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars.


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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 113.19%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%


9 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 99.36%
Morton Subastas. Sadi Carnot Opportunity Auction - Books, Prints on September 1st: 28.21%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on August 31st: 76.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26 on September 2nd: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5 on September 2nd: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/29 on August 26th: 96.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/19 on August 26th: 99.78%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 1st: 98.21%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $18,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $13,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions X-Men #94 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1967 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (52). on August 26th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $7,200.
  6. Heritage Auctions Erik Larsen and Randy Emberlin Amazing Spider-Man #350 Story Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions My Greatest Adventure #80 Massachusetts Copy Pedigree (DC, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  9. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified FR/GD 1.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1966 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  12. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,896.
  13. Heritage Auctions George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal The New Teen Titans #28 Story Page 15 Original Art (DC, 1983). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1970 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,800.
  15. Heritage Auctions Mystery Men Comics #10 (Fox, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight to Moderate (A-2) Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1959 Topps Baseball Near Set (570/572). on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,560.
  17. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers THE BEANO BOOK [No 1 1940] on August 31st Actual price: USD $4,212.
  18. Heritage Auctions Russ Heath - African-American Couple Original Art (c. 1940s). on September 2nd Actual price: USD $4,080.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $4,080.
  20. Heritage Auctions Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1965 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1963 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1961 Sports Illustrated Magazine Complete Run (51). on August 26th Actual price: USD $3,840.
  24. Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers ATLAS ANGLICANUS OR A COMPLETE SETT OF MAPS OF THE COUNTIES OF SOUTH BRITAIN DIVIDED INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE HUNDREDS, WAPENTAKES, WARDS, RAPES, LATHES ETC... on August 31st Actual price: USD $3,744.
  25. Heritage Auctions Prize Comics #42 Mile High Pedigree (Prize, 1944) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on September 2nd Actual price: USD $3,600.


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 10th
Christies. Paris. Collection Juan de Beistegui - prints. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 87 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 200 lots

Tue. Sep. 11th
Sothebys. London. Irish Art - Prints. 2 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/4. 426 lots
Rossini. Paris. Art Objects - Fine Prints. 19 lots

Wed. Sep. 12th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/29. 823 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Dominic's 30th Anniversary Sale. 179 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints Auction. 385 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Classic Sale - Books, Prints, Autographs. 6 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts; Featuring Royalty - bidstart 8/17. 1021 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Photographs and Photobooks. 126 lots

Thu. Sep. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Books. 342 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. 14H: BOOKS & ART DOCUMENTATION - 19H: CONTEMPORARY ART. 185 lots

Fri. Sep. 14th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Books. 450 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books. 195 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Online Only Fine Art Sale. 99 lots

Sat. Sep. 15th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates Auction. 71 lots

Sun. Sep. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/19. 204 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Asian, Furniture, Jewelry, Fine Art Auction - Prints. 61 lots

 

We can expect the number of auction sales to pick up shortly because in the fall, they always do.

Mike Stillman

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