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Rare Book Hub: 46 Auctions Archived, another 38 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 22 June 2019 46 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 16 in euros, 5 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 23 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,028,469 as 15,167 lots were offered and 11,888 sold for a 78% success rate.  Auctions continue to perform well.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesIcons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection on June 19th: $2,987,296 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 15th: $2,067,795 
Robert Siegel GalleriesWorldwide Postal History on June 20th: $1,602,570 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on June 14th: $1,267,186 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 18th: $1,209,807 
 

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

ArtcurialAndre Malraux's Intimate Collection - books, manuscripts, prints on June 19th: 262.98% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesWorldwide Postal History on June 20th: 192.84% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books on June 20th: 164.42% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 19th: 146.76% 
FreemansThe Collection of Victor Niederhoffer on June 19th: 114.36% 
Vermot de PasPosters on June 14th: 107.24% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Summer Auction - Prints and Books on June 15th: 106.21% 
Hôtel des Ventes MosanRare Books, Prints on June 13th: 103.43% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 100.17% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/19 on June 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 100.00% 
ArtcurialAndre Malraux's Intimate Collection - books, manuscripts, prints on June 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/9 on June 16th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsAnimation Art on June 15th: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/9 on June 16th: 98.62% 
FreemansThe Collection of Victor Niederhoffer on June 19th: 98.15% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 97.65% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Summer Auction - Prints and Books on June 15th: 96.67% 
Alaska AuctionOnline auction - Prints, Posters, Signs on June 19th: 94.94% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 19th: 92.66% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesWorldwide Postal History on June 20th: 91.43% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on June 18th: 90.57% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books on June 20th: 89.12% 
Potomack CompanyJapanese Print Collection on June 18th: 88.68% 
Hôtel des Ventes MosanRare Books, Prints on June 13th: 81.82% 
ChristiesIcons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection on June 19th: 81.52% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 15th: 81.48% 
FreemansBooks, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 81.20% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 18th: 80.28% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, 1955 on June 19th Actual price: USD $296,060.
  2. Christies Statue of Liberty, 1976-1986 on June 19th Actual price: USD $240,125.
  3. Christies Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989 on June 19th Actual price: USD $226,000.
  4. Christies Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950 on June 19th Actual price: USD $226,000.
  5. Christies Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder & Stephanie Seymour, for American Vogue, Brooklyn, New York, 1991 on June 19th Actual price: USD $211,875.
  6. Christies Sie Kommen, Dressed & Sie Kommen, Nude, Paris, 1981 on June 19th Actual price: USD $197,750.
  7. Christies Woman in Moroccan Palace, Marrakech, 1951 on June 19th Actual price: USD $197,750.
  8. Christies Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage, 1990 on June 19th Actual price: USD $155,375.
  9. Sothebys JAZZ. on June 18th Actual price: USD $134,188.
  10. Christies Vogue Fashion Photograph (Cafe in Lima), Peru, (Jean Patchett), 1948 on June 19th Actual price: USD $120,063.
  11. Sothebys LE CHEF-D'ŒUVRE INCONNU. on June 18th Actual price: USD $113,000.
  12. Swann Galleries David Wojnarowicz@Manhattan-Night (III). on June 20th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  13. Christies Lauren Hutton, Great Exuma, The Bahamas, October 1968 on June 19th Actual price: USD $105,938.
  14. Christies Versace, Veiled Dress, El Mirage, 1990 on June 19th Actual price: USD $98,875.
  15. Sothebys LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES. on June 18th Actual price: USD $84,750.
  16. Binoche et Giquello Fables choisies, mises en vers. on June 14th Actual price: USD $81,077.
  17. Christies Rue Aubriot, (YSL + Nude), Paris, 1975 on June 19th Actual price: USD $73,450.
  18. Binoche et Giquello Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, comedie-ballet, on June 14th Actual price: USD $72,904.
  19. Arenberg Auctions [Théâtre de l'univers] Theatrum orbis terrarum. on June 15th Actual price: USD $71,400.
  20. Christies Woman in Chicken Hat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), New York, 1949 on June 19th Actual price: USD $70,625.
  21. Swann Galleries Memoranda During the War. on June 20th Actual price: USD $70,000.
  22. Christies Ca del Bosco, Erbusco, Italie, 1989 on June 19th Actual price: USD $67,800.
  23. Christies Chanel Feather Headdress [by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Haute Couture], New York, 1994 on June 19th Actual price: USD $67,800.
  24. Binoche et Giquello Le Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur, comédie. on June 14th Actual price: USD $67,372.
  25. Heritage Auctions Mary Blair "It's a Small World" Castle Facade Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964). on June 15th Actual price: USD $66,000.



46 total sales reported this week:

Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 19th: 59.14%
Alaska Auction. Online auction - Prints, Posters, Signs on June 19th: 94.94%
Artcurial. Andre Malraux's Intimate Collection - books, manuscripts, prints on June 19th: 100.00%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 53.74%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: 90.57%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 18th: 80.28%
RR Auction. Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary - Online bidstart 6/13 on June 20th: 73.33%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Worldwide Postal History on June 20th: 91.43%
Swann Galleries. The Pride Sale on June 20th: 73.45%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books on June 20th: 89.12%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 19th: 92.66%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on June 19th: 76.16%
ALDE. Ancient and 19th Century Books on June 17th: 53.74%
Freemans. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer on June 19th: 98.15%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 20th: 81.20%
Potomack Company. Japanese Print Collection on June 18th: 88.68%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on June 16th: 79.55%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on June 15th: 70.73%
Christies. Icons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection on June 19th: 81.52%
Morton Subastas. Graphic Art - Prints on June 20th: 39.38%
Morton Subastas. BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, ART AND MOTORSPORTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ING. DON LORENZO ZAMBRANO on June 18th: 71.97%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: 56.19%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Art, Letters from Rabbis and on June 5th: 65.36%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 97.65%
Doyle New York. Travel and Sports in Africa: The Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on June 18th: 73.25%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/11 on June 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 5/29 on June 19th: 59.04%
Aste Bolaffi. Rare Books and Autographs on June 13th: 73.91%
Santa Fe Art Auction. An Earlier West: Books, Prints + Pamphlets on June 15th: 70.83%
Lion Heart Autographs. WWII ‘Great Escape’ POW Diary & 175 GREAT Autographs in Art, History, Literature, Music & Science on June 12th: 72.73%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Summer Auction - Prints and Books on June 15th: 96.67%
Hôtel des Ventes Mosan. Rare Books, Prints on June 13th: 81.82%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/9 on June 16th: 99.71%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on June 15th: 67.69%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books and Ephemera - Day 2 on June 14th: 64.65%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera on June 13th: 63.91%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on June 14th: 48.15%
Il Ponte. Photographs on June 13th: 60.15%
Ader. Photographs on June 13th: 46.67%
Vermot de Pas. Posters on June 14th: 71.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on June 14th: 54.03%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs on June 12th: 51.06%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/19 on June 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/9 on June 16th: 98.62%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on June 15th: 99.46%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on June 15th: 81.48%


For the week ahead 38 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 24th
Aguttes. Lyon. Contemporary Art and Photography - Prints and Photos. 153 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Rare Books. 163 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 6/13. 334 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 4476 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Jun. 25th
ALDE. Paris. Library of an Amateur. 224 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 362 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/18. 410 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 6/18. 214 lots
Rossini. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 12 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 29 lots

Wed. Jun. 26th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 257 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. The Library of the late Martin Woolf Orskey. 404 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions: prints, illustrated books, multiples. 138 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 347 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction. 298 lots
University Archives. Westport. Superb Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos & Books.
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 39 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Interiors - Prints. 132 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Urban Living - Art Prints, Illustrations. 66 lots

Thu. Jun. 27th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography. 135 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 200 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Mystery & Detective Fiction. 514 lots
Bonhams. London. Sam Francis Prints - Online bidstart 6/19. 49 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Vintage Posters. 213 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Collections. 953 lots
Bonhams. London. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 15 lots

Fri. Jun. 28th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Manuscripts. 428 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Art Summer Selections - Prints. 59 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books. 28 lots

Sat. Jun. 29th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples. 180 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 2. 162 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 178 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. June Gallery Auction - Books,Prints. 58 lots

Sun. Jun. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/23.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/2. 280 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Antiques - Prints. 14 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Textile of the Great White Fleet, with portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans & successor Charles Stillman Sperry, 1908. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> William J. Stone, <i>Declaration of Independence,</i> Force printing, 1833. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Shugart family papers including documentation of the Underground Railroad, 63 items, 1838-81. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Records of the Dickinson & Shrewsbury salt works, over 2000 items, with extensive slave labor correspondence, legal records & receipts, bulk 1820-1865. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Gloria Steinem, typescript for her speech <i>Living the Revolution,</i> with related letters and documents, 1941-77. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> <i>Liberty Triumphant or the Downfall of Oppression,</i> depicting the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, c. 1774. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, <i>Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta,</i> Antwerp, 1635. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Antonio de Mayorga, manuscript map of Mexico City, 1779. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America,</i> first edition, 3 volumes, Philadelphia, 1842-44. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Samuel Walker, diary of the entire first cruise of the USS Kineo, a gunboat on the Mississippi, 1854-69. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 26:</b> Scrapbook on early Stanford football, with letters from Walter Camp, 1893-95 & 1931. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Roberts, David. Twenty Lithographs of the Holy Land, 19th Century. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Declaration by the Reps. of the United Colonies of N.A. 1775. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Composer Jerome Kern personal Letters, Albums and Other. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Paine, Thomas. <i>Common Sense,</i> London 1776. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom’s Cabin,</i> Cleveland 1852. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Hobbes, Thomas. <i>Leviathan,</i> 3rd edition, London 1651. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Anno Regni Georgii III. Intolerable Acts and other Bills, 1774. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Wilberforce, William. An Abstract of the Evidence, 5 Letters, and two books. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing and Signed Letters, ca. 1860 $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Tolstov, Leo. <i>War and Peace,</i> 5 volumes, 1886. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Dickinson, John. Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, 1768. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Lark Mason Associates, Aug 8-27:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $4,000 to $6,000.