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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 39 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 5 June 2020, 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub; 1 in Danish krone, 13 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,837,115 as 14,126 lots were offered and 10,748 sold for a 76% success rate.  It’s was another day at the office.

  

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs - Online bidstart 5/19 on June 3rd: $2,422,125 
Bubb KuyperBooks, Prints on May 29th: $1,545,123 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on June 3rd: $1,366,122 
 

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

Galerie BassengeSpecial Sale 'Fernweh' on June 4th: 268.27% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on June 5th: 147.81% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersImportant Numismatic Book Sale - bidstart 5/4 on May 30th: 147.16% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 27th: 135.67% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 3rd: 131.26% 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on June 3rd: 118.17% 
Nadeau's Auction GalleryMic-Century and Contemporary Sale on May 30th: 117.39% 
AguttesAutographs and Manuscripts on May 26th: 113.57% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/17 on May 31st: 100.00% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Ed McHugh Collection: Sportsman and Advertising on May 31st: 99.46% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 31st: 99.28% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 30th: 97.50% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMcHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II on May 30th: 97.18% 
ChristiesAnsel Adams and the American West Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography - bidstart 5/ on June 4th: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs Online Auction on May 31st: 95.67% 
Nadeau's Auction GalleryMic-Century and Contemporary Sale on May 30th: 94.87% 
PBA GalleriesComic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel and Undergrounds on June 4th: 93.53% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 27th: 93.33% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 3rd: 92.86% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on May 30th: 88.04% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 2nd: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 26th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 85.71% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersImportant Numismatic Book Sale - bidstart 5/4 on May 30th: 83.77% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art Part 2 - Prints on June 5th: 83.27% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Galerie Bassenge Islamischer Himmelsglobus on June 4th Actual price: USD $336,005.
  2. Christies The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ... with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly; – Egypt and Nubia from drawings made on the spot ... with historical descriptions by William Brockedon. on June 4th Actual price: USD $126,117.
  3. Galerie Bassenge Die Schlacht bei Cadore on June 3rd Actual price: USD $122,305.
  4. Christies But past who can recall or done undo (Paradise Lost), 1977 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $118,750.
  5. Galerie Bassenge Adam und Eva mit dem Knaben Abel on June 3rd Actual price: USD $107,916.
  6. Christies Rag and Bone Man, London, 1951 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  7. Christies Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California, 1944 on June 4th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  8. Christies Butcher, London, 1951 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  9. Bonhams Liz on June 5th Actual price: USD $75,075.
  10. Christies Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale, New York, c. 1973 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  11. Bonhams Mobil, from Ads on June 5th Actual price: USD $68,825.
  12. Christies Tsavo North on the Athi Tiva, circa 150 lbs. – 160 lbs. side Bull Elephant, February, 1965 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  13. Christies Black and White Fashion (with Handbag) (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  14. Bubb Kuyper The seven deadly sins. on May 29th Actual price: USD $60,478.
  15. Bonhams Composition I on June 5th Actual price: USD $60,075.
  16. Galerie Bassenge Der hl. Hieronymus im Gehäus on June 3rd Actual price: USD $57,555.
  17. Christies Peter’s Houseboat, Winona, Minnesota, 2002 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  18. Christies Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  19. Christies Untitled (Greetings Richard), July 30-31, 1988 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  20. Christies The Library of Trinity College, 'The Long Room', Dublin, 2008 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  21. Christies Nyala, 1980 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  22. Christies Atlante Veneto: Corso Geografico Universale. on June 4th Actual price: USD $47,294.
  23. Bubb Kuyper [Egypt]. (Part of the Suez gulf). on May 29th Actual price: USD $46,248.
  24. Christies Fishmonger, London, 1950 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $43,750.
  25. Christies Bicentennial Diary, 1976 on June 3rd Actual price: USD $40,000.



35 total sales reported this week:

Dorotheum . Autographs, Manuscripts, Certificates on June 5th: 75.69%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on June 5th: 67.46%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - online bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 25.11%
Soler Y Llach. Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles on June 4th: 43.41%
PBA Galleries. Comic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Silver Age Marvel and Undergrounds on June 4th: 93.53%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art Part 2 - Prints on June 5th: 83.27%
Galerie Bassenge. Special Sale 'Fernweh' on June 4th: 70.41%
Eldreds. Spring Online Auction - bidstart 5/21 on June 4th: 60.00%
Christies. Worlds Beyond: Fine Books and Manuscripts - Online bidstart5/14 on June 4th: 61.11%
Christies. Ansel Adams and the American West Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography - bidstart 5/ on June 4th: 97.06%
Christies. Photographs - Online bidstart 5/19 on June 3rd: 54.62%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Prints on May 29th: 69.21%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 3rd: 92.86%
Galerie Bassenge. 15th-19th Century Prints on June 3rd: 61.01%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 100.00%
Aguttes. Autographs and Manuscripts on May 26th: 79.86%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on May 30th: 88.04%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 2nd: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/26 on June 2nd: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: The Body Inform on May 27th: 45.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on May 31st: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on June 1st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/17 on May 31st: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. The Ed McHugh Collection: Sportsman and Advertising on May 31st: 99.46%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Mic-Century and Contemporary Sale on May 30th: 94.87%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Important Numismatic Book Sale - bidstart 5/4 on May 30th: 83.77%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II on May 30th: 97.18%
Heritage Auctions. The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs Online Auction on May 31st: 95.67%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 30th: 97.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 5/22 on May 29th: 57.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 27th: 93.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 26th: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 25th: 79.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/15 on May 24th: 77.50%

 


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 8th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Art - Prints. 20 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/29. 77 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 73 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 31 lots

Tue. Jun. 9th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Posters. 443 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 434 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture & Judaica Books, Manuscripts, Letters and Objects. 401 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 6/2. 655 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 6/2. 151 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. "No Surrender to Coronavirus" Military Autographs. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/29. 42 lots
Sothebys. Hong Kong. Contemporary Showcase: Time Goes On - Bidstart 6/2. 9 lots

Wed. Jun. 10th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 6/3. 617 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 388 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 107 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring Hollywood, and 1956 Topps Master Set - Internet bidstart 5/. 1470 lots
Bonhams. New York. Essential Genius: Ten Important Manuscripts for Modern Times - Online - Bidstart 6/1. 10 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/29. 95 lots
University Archives. Westport. The Kennedys. 133 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World - Manuscripts, Books. 51 lots

Thu. Jun. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 481 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Advertising Posters. 140 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Sale - Prints, Posters, Pamphlets - Day 1. 53 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 264 lots

Fri. Jun. 12th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books and Prints. 1040 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Summer Estates Auction. 120 lots
Christies. New York. Mark Seliger - RADArt4Aid - Photographs - Bidstart 5/28. 26 lots
Christies. New York. Virtue - Prints and Photographs - bistart 5/29. 17 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Sale - Day 2. 30 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 6/5. 156 lots

Sat. Jun. 13th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Important Summer Auction. 48 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubons, Natural History Watercolors, Rare Maps, Rare Books, & Assorted Americana.. 140 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Decorative Pictures - Prints. 33 lots

Sun. Jun. 14th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The Spring Auction. 48 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/31. 325 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 6/5. 61 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.