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Rare Book Hub: 30 Auctions Archived, another 33 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 24 April 2020, 30 auctions have been archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,944,631 as 8,183 lots were offered and 7,409 sold for a blistering, world record 91% success rate.  Many partisans of collectible paper world-wide are being locked down but their passion for collectible material knows no limit. 

 

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsHistorical Manuscripts on April 23rd: $1,184,278 

 


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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 23rd: 153.12% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on April 18th: 120.02% 
AderPost-War prints (March 17) - Postponed on April 22nd: 116.74% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 21st: 114.07% 
Carlsen GalleryMarch Madness 2020 - Fine Art - Prints on April 19th: 111.58% 
Chiswick AuctionsModern and Post-War British Art - Prints on April 22nd: 106.19% 


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

Heritage AuctionsThe David Hall T206 Collection Part IV Sports Collectibles on April 16th: 100.00% 
Carlsen GalleryMarch Madness 2020 - Fine Art - Prints on April 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/5 on April 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 20th: 99.32% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.25% 
Leland Little AuctionsModern Art (Prints), Pub Signs on April 23rd: 99.13% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 98.92% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.81% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 18th: 97.50% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 23rd: 96.55% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine Books and Manuscripts on April 18th: 96.38% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaSpring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 4 on April 19th: 95.59% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on April 19th: 95.08% 
Chiswick AuctionsModern and Post-War British Art - Prints on April 22nd: 94.00% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana from the George E. Steinmetz Collection (with additions) - Timed Auction - No Reserve - bi on April 23rd: 93.78% 
Doyle New YorkAutograph Seeker: Estate of Gary Combs on April 23rd: 93.60% 
Heritage AuctionsHistorical Manuscripts on April 23rd: 92.16% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on April 22nd: 90.42% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 21st: 87.14% 
AderPost-War prints (March 17) - Postponed on April 22nd: 85.07% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaSpring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3 on April 18th: 83.92% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 83.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 14th: 83.33% 

 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA VG 3 - The Finest of Only Four Graded Examples! on April 16th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  2. Doyle New York "Suppose a tree fell down when we were underneath it." Original drawing for A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, on April 22nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  3. Doyle New York "So he sat down on the stone in the middle of the stream..." Original drawing for A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, on April 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Doyle New York "Your friend," said Eeyore," appears to have bitten on a bee." Original drawing for A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, on April 22nd Actual price: USD $46,875.
  5. Doyle New York Mrs. Rabbit buttoning Peter's Coat. Watercolor on silk after the illustration in Peter Rabbit, on April 22nd Actual price: USD $43,750.
  6. Doyle New York Large original double-sided watercolor of a Pussy-Cat House. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $40,625.
  7. Doyle New York Rabbit in red jacket shovelling snow. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $40,625.
  8. Doyle New York Peter Rabbit Sledging [Two rabbits in sledding mishap]. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $40,625.
  9. Doyle New York The Owl and the Pussy Cat. An autograph picture letter signed. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $40,625.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Uzit Rube Marquard (Follow Through) PSA NM 7 – The Finest of Only Two Confirmed Examples! on April 16th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Mordecai Brown (Chicago On Shirt) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 - The Only PSA-Graded Example! on April 16th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Lenox-Brown Vic Willis (With Bat) PSA Poor 1 – Possibly Unique! on April 16th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  13. Ader Eau-forte XX on April 22nd Actual price: USD $30,472.
  14. Doyle New York Four miniature autograph letters and an autograph postcard to Master Jack Ripley, signed from Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, Josephine Rabbit, Mr. McGregor and Beatrix Potter, 1908-1909. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $28,125.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Addie Joss (Pitching) PSA Good+ 2.5 - Possibly Unique! on April 16th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Drum Miller Huggins (Hands At Mouth) PSA Good+ 2.5 – The Only PSA-Graded Example! on April 16th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Vic Willis (Throwing) PSA VG+ 3.5 – The Finest of Only Two Cards for this Brand! on April 16th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Uzit Joe Tinker (Bat Off Shoulder) PSA VG-EX 4 - The Only PSA-Graded Example! on April 16th Actual price: USD $25,064.
  19. Doyle New York Original drawing ["They got the boat out and Rat took the sculls"] for Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. on April 22nd Actual price: USD $25,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions John F. Kennedy Uncensored Campaign Notes Made While Suffering from Laryngitis. on April 23rd Actual price: USD $25,000.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Casino Royale. on April 18th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions George Washington Letter Signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $23,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/25 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Green) PSA EX-MT 6 - Only Eight Confirmed for Brand/Series/Factory Combination. on April 16th Actual price: USD $23,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions George Washington Autograph Letter Signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $21,875.
  25. Doyle New York Mrs. Rabbit with Basket and Umbrella in the Forest. Watercolor on silk after the illustration in Peter Rabbit, on April 22nd Actual price: USD $20,000.



30 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Americana from the George E. Steinmetz Collection (with additions) - Timed Auction - No Reserve - bi on April 23rd: 93.78%
Leland Little Auctions. Modern Art (Prints), Pub Signs on April 23rd: 99.13%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 23rd: 96.55%
Doyle New York. Autograph Seeker: Estate of Gary Combs on April 23rd: 93.60%
Ader. Post-War prints (March 17) - Postponed on April 22nd: 85.07%
Tajan. Online - Comics on April 15th: 20.37%
Cowans Auctions. American Historical Ephemera and Photography, Including Books: Timed Auction - bidstart 4/10 on April 20th: 75.42%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction on April 22nd: 90.42%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on April 22nd: 42.27%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 22nd: 79.72%
Chiswick Auctions. Modern and Post-War British Art - Prints on April 22nd: 94.00%
Dorotheum . Printmaking and Multiples on April 21st: 76.77%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 98.92%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on April 23rd: 92.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 21st: 87.14%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.25%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 97.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/5 on April 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 20th: 99.32%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on April 19th: 95.08%
Carlsen Gallery. March Madness 2020 - Fine Art - Prints on April 19th: 100.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts on April 18th: 96.38%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 4 on April 19th: 95.59%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 3 on April 18th: 83.92%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 18th: 97.50%
Heritage Auctions. The David Hall T206 Collection Part IV Sports Collectibles on April 16th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 83.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 14th: 83.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 13th: 77.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 12th: 72.58%

 


For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 27th
Finarte. Rome. Prints and Multiples. 204 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 69 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/17. 60 lots

Tue. Apr. 28th
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17. 121 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/21. 591 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21. 140 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/17. 33 lots

Wed. Apr. 29th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 177 lots
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/15. 821 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection. 50 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online only: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper.
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 44 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online Auction - Books, Prints - bidstart now. 60 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 134 lots
Christies. New York. Walker Evans: An American Master - bidstart 4/21. 39 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17. 75 lots

Thu. Apr. 30th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art. 1290 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Picture Sale - Prints. 20 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miscellaneous Books - bistart 4/20. 213 lots

Fri. May. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 348 lots
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. The World War II Library of John R. Elliot - POSTPONED, Date TBA. 471 lots
Rossini. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 9 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 154 lots

Sat. May. 2nd
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Spring Magic Auction. 472 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Bidstart 4/10. 43 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. May Estates Auction - Prints, Books, Globes. 17 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints. 76 lots

Sun. May. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/24. 57 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Latin Book of Hours, around 1480.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Northern journeys - Collection of around 120 works, 17th-19th century.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 8,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Florilegium, <i>Fleurs du Printemps et de l‘Este,</i> around 1630. Est: € 35,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>T. R. Malthus, <i>An essay on the principle of population,</i> 1798. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br><i>Bulla aurea,</i> 1485. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>A. Verschaffelt, <i>Iconographie des Camellias,</i> 1848-60. Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. Duchamp & A. Breton, <i>Le surréalisme en 1947,</i> 1947.<br>Est: € 16,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum,</i> 1493.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. E. Chevreul, <i>De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs,</i> 1839.<br>Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>F. Léger & P. Éluard, <i>Liberté j‘écris ton nom,</i> 1953. Est: € 15,000
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. London: printed for William Cademan, 1673. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD. Panorama of San Francisco, from California-St. Hill. [San Francisco:] Morse's Gallery, 1877. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> BRUNUS ARETINUS, LEONARDUS. <i>De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto.</i> Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HILL, JOHN. <i>Compleat Body of Gardening.</i> London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> GASPAR DE PORTOLA. Document Signed Twice ("Gaspar de Portola," & "M. Portola"), 29 pp, Puebla, Mexico, December 10, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> VINGTIEME SIECLE. A complete set of the second series of <i>Vingtieme Siecle (XXe Siecle),</i> together with all fourteen special numbers. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed ("F.D.R.") as President, Washington, [1941], to Norman Davis, on White House stationery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HAYEK, FRIEDRICH AUGUST. Autograph Manuscript, "Discipline of Civilisation." $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ADAMS, HANNAH; ADAMS, THOMAS "BOOK". Daubuz, Charles. <i>A Perpetual Commentary On The Revelation Of St. John.</i> London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1720. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> EMPEROR NORTON. Photograph signed ("Norton I"), albumen print carte-de-visite. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROBERTS, DAVID. <i>Egypt and Nubia from Drawings Made on the Spot ... with Historical Descriptions by William Brockendon.</i> London: F.G. Moon, 1846-9. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Great Blue Heron,</i> hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate, 1834. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, <i>A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia,</i> Dalrymple edition, 1755. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America,</i> sign & inscribed to Brantz Mayer, 1840-44. $18,000 to $22,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli & Jean Baptiste Nolin, Paris, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Henri Abraham Chatelain, <i>Atlas Historique,</i> 7 volumes, Amsterdam, 1705-1720. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Johann Baptist Homann, <i>Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, circa 1750s. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Lowell Mason, <i>Musical Exercises for Singing Schools,</i> Boston, 1838. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Alexander Wilson, <i>American Ornithology,</i> 9 volumes, Philadelphia, 1808-14. $6,000 to $9,000.