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Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 26 July 2019 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 31 in US dollars.  Total sales were $16,316,656 as 13,616 lots were offered and 10,891 sold for a stellar 80% success rate.  The average lot brought $1,498.-

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: $8,337,306 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: $2,592,625 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: $1,934,237 
 

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

SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 197.84% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 167.51% 
SkinnerThe Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 132.77% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 109.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 102.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 101.76% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersSelections from the Collection of Elaine G. Weitzen on July 18th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc. on July 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/23 on July 21st: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.43% 
SkinnerThe Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 97.31% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 96.67% 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 96.27% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 90.48% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11 on July 24th: 90.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 87.21% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on July 10th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 85.58% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium and Premium Auctions on July 19th: 84.85% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 15th: 83.64% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 20th: 82.63% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on July 11th: 80.00% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Duane Allman's Circa 1961/1962 Gibson SG, Cherry, Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #15263. on July 21st Actual price: USD $591,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $396,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Eddie Plank PSA VG 3. on July 20th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWN TO & USED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE DURING APOLLO 11 6 items mounted together on a special presentation board on July 20th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1933 Butter Cream Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 - A Relic of Hobby History. on July 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life - Type 1 Honus Wagner (Street Clothes) PSA VG-EX 4. on July 20th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  7. Sothebys FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET “LIFTOFF” — THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST MISSION TO LAND ON THE MOON on July 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Graham Nash's Woodstock 1969 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar, Serial # 249131. on July 21st Actual price: USD $162,500.
  9. Sothebys FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET “SPLASHDOWN” — THE CREW OF APOLLO 11 MAKES IT HOME ALIVE, on July 20th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Hindu-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) PSA VG-EX 4 - One of Only Six Known. on July 20th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $111,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 - The Only PSA Graded Example! on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on July 20th Actual price: USD $105,000.
  14. Sothebys APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET USED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE PREPARATIONS TO WALK ON THE MOON LUNAR SURFACE FLOWN on July 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  15. Sothebys NEIL ARMSTRONG Six United States Passports issued to Neil Armstrong from 1954 to 1979 on July 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1958 Topps Bobby Hull #66 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  17. Sothebys FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11 BUZZ ALDRIN’S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED DOW-UNICOVER “APOLLO XI FIRST STEP” COVER on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Drum Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA VG-EX 4 - Only Two PSA-Graded Examples! on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1960 Topps Willie Mays #200 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Three. on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 2011 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout Red Refractor Rookie Autograph BGS Gem Mint 9.5 - 10 Autograph - Serial Numbered 1 of 1! on July 20th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  21. Sothebys FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11 BUZZ ALDRIN’S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM COVER on July 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $66,666.
  23. Sothebys THE COMPLETE APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN OUTLINING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH MAN’S FIRST LUNAR LANDING on July 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Skinner Registrum huius Operis Libri Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus ab Inicio Mundi, [Liber Chronicarum, Nu on July 23rd Actual price: USD $61,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle #59 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $60,000.



40 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration on July 25th: 65.55%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Urban Jungle on July 25th: 54.55%
Cowans Auctions. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 6/13 on June 24th: 74.25%
Cowans Auctions. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11 on July 24th: 90.00%
Forum Auctions. Select Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 24th: 59.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 87.21%
Christies. Photographs: New York, New York - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 24th: 64.71%
Skinner. The Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 98.70%
Vermot de Pas. 50th Anniversary Sale of the First Man on the Moon on July 21st: 21.55%
OSENAT. Automobilia Online Sale - bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 39.47%
Bonhams. Stonewall@50 - Online bidstart 6/27 on July 19th: 47.24%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.43%
National Book Auctions. Aviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc. on July 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 20th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium and Premium Auctions on July 19th: 84.85%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 96.67%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 90.48%
RR Auction. Olympics - online bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 51.28%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Selections from the Collection of Elaine G. Weitzen on July 18th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Contemporary Prints and Multiples - online bidstart 7/11 on July 19th: 77.78%
Winter Associates. Estate Items from Old Lyme and Massachusetts - Prints, Books on July 15th: 75.00%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Numismatic Literature on July 13th: 73.95%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on July 11th: 80.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on July 10th: 85.71%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 5: Bargains and Dealer Specials on July 15th: 67.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 4: Mining, Pt.2; Railroad, Transportation on July 14th: 64.01%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 3: Minerals, Mining on July 13th: 65.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 2: General Americana Pt.2; Numismatics on July 12th: 54.52%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 1: Native Americana, General Americana on July 11th: 50.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 85.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 15th: 83.64%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 14th: 51.43%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: 99.64%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 20th: 82.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.56%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: 78.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 97.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/23 on July 21st: 99.70%
Sothebys. Space Exploration on July 20th: 96.27% 

 


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 46 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19. 51 lots

Tue. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23. 392 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723. 182 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Intervention Documents. 275 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction offering WWII/WWI and historical autographs and ephemera.. 1473 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Prints and Books - online only. 22 lots

Wed. Jul. 31st
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 91 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Jewish Books and Manuscripts. 174 lots

Thu. Aug. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1468 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Summer Sale. 44 lots

Fri. Aug. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 20 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800).

Sat. Aug. 3rd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana - Books, Prints. 32 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 190 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. August Classic Car, Western Antiques and Collectors Sale. 100 lots

Sun. Aug. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7. 187 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts.

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.