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Rare Book Hub: 32 Auctions Archived, another 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 January 32 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 26 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,971,636 as 18,587 lots were offered and 14,427 sold for a 78% success rate.  The year is off to a strong start.  The average lot brought $1,246.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: $6,910,098 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: $2,391,697 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction on December 15th: $1,982,700 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Manuscripts, Prints on November 30th: $1,974,762 
 

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

Profiles in HistoryIcons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 372.14% 
SothebysLady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 327.41% 
Profiles in HistoryIcons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 139.05%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Historic and important in-depth production archive concerning the making of The Wizard of Oz. on December 15th Actual price: USD $1,000,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fr. 337b $100 1878 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35. on January 14th Actual price: USD $540,000.
  3. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Pre-Columbian Gold Butterfly Applique on December 9th Actual price: USD $180,320.
  4. Heritage Auctions Sacramento, CA - $5 1872 Fr. 1138 The National Gold Bank of D O Mills & Co. Ch. # 2014 Serial Number 1 PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on January 14th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  5. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Darwin, Charles -- Handwritten Page From <I>On the Origin of Species</I> With Holograph Annotations on November 18th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  6. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe "The Girl" pantsuit ensemble by Charles Le Maire from The Seven Year Itch. on December 11th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Bubb Kuyper Degouve de Nuncques, W. (1867-1935). on November 30th Actual price: USD $99,112.
  8. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 10 Rupees 1.2.1928 Pick 3 PMG Very Fine 30. on January 14th Actual price: USD $87,000.
  9. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe personal heavily hand-annotated shooting script for The Seven Year Itch. on December 11th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  10. Profiles in History Massive archive of (20,000++) negatives, transparencies, and slides. on June 8th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 7a $10 1861 Demand Note PMG Choice Fine 15. on January 14th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 127 $20 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $70,680.
  14. Profiles in History Marilyn Monroe "Vicky" creme and blue ombre satin and tulle gown by Travilla from There's No Business Like Show Business. on December 11th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  15. Profiles in History Monumental archive of (100,000++) photographs. on June 8th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  16. Profiles in History Greta Garbo “Christina” ermine trimmed velvet coronation robe by Adrian for Queen Christina. on December 15th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  17. Bubb Kuyper [Medieval manuscripts]. (Book of hours). on November 30th Actual price: USD $60,175.
  18. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 334 $50 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $54,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions DC-20S $1000 1911 Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on January 14th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Fr. 342 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1a $5 1861 Demand Note PCGS Very Fine 25. on January 14th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  23. Profiles in History John Travolta “Tony Manero” personal annotated shooting script for Saturday Night Fever (working title: “Tribal Rites of Saturday Night”). on December 15th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  24. Profiles in History Assistant Director Wolfgang Glattes’ screen used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. on December 15th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Panama Banco Central de Emission 20 Balboa 1941 Pick 25s Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on January 14th Actual price: USD $38,400.

 


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

Sothebys. Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 100.00%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 97.10%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 95.76%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 12th: 94.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/16/18 on January 13th: 94.47%
Alaska Auction. Online auction - Books, Prints, Posters, Signs on January 9th: 93.02%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 92.07%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 88.89%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 86.05%
PBA Galleries. Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries, with the Glenn Todd Collection of Arion Press on January 10th: 85.68%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 15th: 83.33%


32 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller on January 18th: 77.14%
RR Auction. Olympics - Featuring the Mason Dinehart Collection - online bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 57.72%
Winter Associates. Prints on January 14th: 74.42%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on January 16th: 57.14%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on December 5th: 62.21%
Sothebys. Royal and Noble on January 17th: 33.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 95.76%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on January 15th: 78.33%
Heritage Auctions. Online Photographs - Bidstart 2/26 on January 16th: 65.44%
Amadeus-Auktionshaus GmbH. Rare Books on December 8th: 33.96%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Fall Manuscript Auction on November 18th: 76.90%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles on December 9th: 72.91%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 4 on June 8th: 100.00%
Profiles in History. Icons and Legends of Hollywood - Day 1 on June 5th: 88.89%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction on December 15th: 57.33%
Profiles in History. Essentially Marylin - The Auction on December 11th: 63.38%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 15th: 83.33%
National Book Auctions. Books on January 13th: 100.00%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 30th: 68.99%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on January 12th: 30.95%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Art - Prints on January 12th: 69.66%
PBA Galleries. Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries, with the Glenn Todd Collection of Arion Press on January 10th: 85.68%
Trafford Books. Stamps & postal history, Photographs, Books, Postcards, and Ephemera. on January 9th: 60.32%
Alaska Auction. Online auction - Books, Prints, Posters, Signs on January 9th: 93.02%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 12/16/18 on January 13th: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 86.05%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando and Dallas on January 14th: 92.07%
Sothebys. Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra Online on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/6 on January 13th: 97.10%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 12th: 94.71%

 

 

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 21st
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France. 603 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Eretz Israel and Zionism, Anti-semitism, World War II and refugees, .... 496 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots

Tue. Jan. 22nd
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 216 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Historical Documents. 230 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Rare Books & Fine Prints. 264 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 48 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 1/15. 644 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 349 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/15. 279 lots

Wed. Jan. 23rd
University Archives. Westport. Rare Autographs, Books. 260 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Rare Books and Works on Paper. 336 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online| Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects. 307 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. January Antiques and Collectibles. 82 lots

Thu. Jan. 24th
Sothebys. New York. Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana. 177 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & Illustration, Children's Books & Miscellanea. 377 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catalog. 240 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. An Approach to the Graphic Work of Salvador Dali. 63 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Americana: Printed Material. 384 lots

Fri. Jan. 25th
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs. 150 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 408 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction - Books, Prints. 43 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 2. 633 lots

Sat. Jan. 26th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Winter Auction - Fine Art, Antiques, and History. 59 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. January Auction. 196 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Winter Estates Auction. 53 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia - Books and Prints. 94 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Gallery Auction. 66 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 72 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. January Book Auction. 500 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 3. 487 lots

Sun. Jan. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/30. 189 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Treasures Galore - Day 4. 530 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Faulkner, William. <i>The Sound and the Fury.</i> New York: Jonathan Cape, [1929]. First edition in dust jacket. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Trautz-Bauzonnet bindery. Shakespeare, William. Sonnets. 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Thompson, Kay. <i>Eloise at Christmastime.</i> New York: Random House, [1958]. First edition. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,000 to $3,000
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>New York | June 11, 2019</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 11:</b> Taylor, Deems. <i>Walt Disney’s Fantasia.</i> New York: 1940. In custom binding by Asprey. $2,500 to $3,500
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Shakespeare’s Sonnets, In Two Parts,</i> limited Saint Dunstan edition, Oxford University Press, 1901. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b><br>Ian Fleming, <i>The Man with the Golden Gun,</i> first edition, first state with the dust jacket, London, 1965. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>The Voyage Out,</i> first American edition of the author’s first book, in rare dust jacket, NY, 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gabriel García Márquez, <i>Cien años de soledad,</i> Buenos Aires, 1967. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Mary Mapes Dodge, <i>Along the Way,</i> first edition, author’s copy, annotated in her hand, NY, 1879. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> <i>The Dial: A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy and Religion,</i> first edition, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s copy, Cincinnati, 1860. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Gaston Leroux, <i>The Phantom of the Opera,</i> first American edition, first printing, New York, 1911. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 14:</b> Walt Whitman, <i>Leaves of Grass,</i> signed, Camden, 1876. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Photograph signed. 128 x 177 mm, black and white. Taken for Collier's Weekly by James H. ("Jimmy") Hare. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WRIGHT, Wilbur -- WRIGHT, Orville. Typed document signed, New York, NY, 18 November 1909. A founding document in the history of aviation: the certificate of incorporation for the Wright Company. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> LINCOLN, Mary Todd. Personal monogrammed handkerchief. Square linen handkerchief, silk border, "ML" monogram to one corner, 11 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> TRUMAN, Harry S. Broadside signed, as President, 8 May 1945. Truman's V-E Day proclamation. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> WASHINGTON, Martha Dandridge Custis, First Lady. Autograph free frank signed on integral cover sheet. One of four surviving free franks by Martha Washington. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DALI, Salvador, illustrator. -- DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge. <i>Alice in Wonderland.</i> New York: W.U.C.U.A. and Maecenas Press - Random House, 1969. Limited edition, signed by Dali. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. <i>Lord Randolph Churchill.</i> London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. First edition, presentation copy to his valet, inscribed. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DICKENS, Charles. <i>Great Expectations.</i> London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition, 3 vols. Vol. I second issue, vol. II first issue, vol. III third issue. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"). <i>Sylvie and Bruno. -Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.</i> London: Macmillan, 1889, 1893. First editions, inscribed presentation copies. 2 works in 2 vols. $1,000 to $1,500
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers: Fine Books and Manuscripts. May 1, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> KEULEN, Gerard van. <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart Vertoonende alle de Bekende Zeekusten en…</i> [Amsterdam, ca 1720]. Important 18th century world map depicting California as an island. $6,000 to $8,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> ALHAZEN [Abu 'Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham]. <i>Opticae thesaurus.</i> Translated from Arabic into Latin. First edition of Alhazen’s classic work on optics and vision. $18,000 to $25,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman, May 1:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Systema cosmicum... in quo quatuor dialogis…</i> Translated from Italian by Matthias Bernegger. Strasbourg: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], 1635. First Latin edition. $6,000 to $8,000