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Rare Book Hub: 23 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 11 September 2020, 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krona, 5 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,694,192 as 5,551 lots were offered and 4,632 sold at the rate of 83% success.

 

  

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Robert Siegel GalleriesCivil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection on September 9th: $1,156,996 

 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The David Wilson Library of Natural History (Pt II), Military Books on September 10th: 161.31% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 31st: 131.84% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 30th: 125.22% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFine Art Prints - Online bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/23 on September 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 99.79% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/30 on September 7th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.18% 
SkinnerIrresistible - Unreserved - bidstart 9/1 on September 10th: 96.97% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesCivil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection on September 9th: 95.40% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 5th: 94.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 31st: 92.31% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 8th: 88.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Documents, The David Wilson Library of Natural History (Pt II), Military Books on September 10th: 84.10% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 30th: 84.00% 
North American Auction CompanyEarly September American Indian and Western Sale on September 5th: 82.11% 
PBA GalleriesPBA Platinum: Rare Books & Manuscripts on September 10th: 80.58% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes on September 10th Actual price: USD $79,312.
  2. Robert Siegel Galleries Madison Court House Fla., 3c Gold on Bluish (3AX1). "PAID" on September 9th Actual price: USD $64,900.
  3. Robert Siegel Galleries Petersburg Va., 5c Red (65X1). used with General Issue 5c Green, Stone 1-2 (1), on September 9th Actual price: USD $53,100.
  4. Robert Siegel Galleries Tuscumbia Ala., United States 3c Rate, Red on Manila entire (6AXU1; formerly 12XU1). 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) on September 9th Actual price: USD $41,300.
  5. Robert Siegel Galleries Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). tied by pen stroke on September 9th Actual price: USD $38,350.
  6. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE FAMOUS LILLY STRIP OF SEVEN OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE. on September 9th Actual price: USD $33,040.
  7. PBA Galleries Step by Step, 1936-1939 - inscribed to the Duke of Windsor on September 10th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  8. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Reglamentos y Providencias Expedidos…, a sammelband of 21 items on September 10th Actual price: USD $32,658.
  9. Robert Siegel Galleries Courtland Ala., 5c Red entire (103XU1). VERY FINE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE FANCY COURTLAND, ALABAMA, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF CONFEDERATE PHILATELY. on September 9th Actual price: USD $30,680.
  10. PBA Galleries The Importance of Being Earnest. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan on September 10th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  11. Robert Siegel Galleries 2c Green (3). VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE STRIP OF FIVE OF THE 2-CENT GREEN ON COVER. on September 9th Actual price: USD $29,500.
  12. Robert Siegel Galleries 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). over 160 stamps Mint N.H., on September 9th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  13. Robert Siegel Galleries Greenville Ala., 5c Red & Blue on Pinkish Glazed (33X1). VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE 5-CENT GREENVILLE PROVISIONAL STAMP -- FOUR OTHER EXAMPLES ARE KNOWN OFF COVER. THE STAMP ON THIS COVER IS COMPLETELY SOUND AND HAS RICH COLORS. A M on September 9th Actual price: USD $27,140.
  14. One Of A Kind Collectibles 1776 Washington Letter Washington's Concern for his Troops in Long Island, New York on September 10th Actual price: USD $26,580.
  15. Robert Siegel Galleries Livingston Ala., 5c Blue (51X1). EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF ONLY SEVEN RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE LIVINGSTON, ALABAMA, POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. A STRIKING PICTORIAL STAMP THAT DEPICTS THE SOUTHERN SHIELD AND ALLEGORICAL FIGURES. on September 9th Actual price: USD $25,960.
  16. Robert Siegel Galleries Pittsylvania Court House Va., 5c Dull Red on Wove (66X1). EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THREE COVERS IN PRIVATE HANDS BEARING A RECTANGULAR-CUT EXAMPLE OF THE PITTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL ON WOVE PAPER. ONLY TEN COPIES IN TOTAL ARE RECORDED, on September 9th Actual price: USD $24,780.
  17. PBA Galleries Pantagruel: Les Horribles et Espovantables Faictz et Prouesses du Très Renommé Roy des Dipsodes Fils du Grand Géant Gargantua on September 10th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, "TEN" (9). FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES "TEN" ISSUE. A MARVELOUS ARTIFACT OF THE EARLY 10-CENT ENGRAVED PRINTING FROM THE FIRST DIE AND COPPER PLATE. on September 9th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  19. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, 1st edition on September 10th Actual price: USD $19,439.
  20. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, Frameline (10). FINE-VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FINER OF ONLY TWO RECORDED USED STRIPS OF SIX OF THE 10-CENT FRAMELINE ISSUE -- THE LARGEST RECORDED USED MULTIPLES. on September 9th Actual price: USD $18,880.
  21. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, "TEN" (9). major double transfer on September 9th Actual price: USD $18,880.
  22. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Papeles Varios. A sammelband of 58 Royal Ordinances and Decrees, on September 10th Actual price: USD $18,662.
  23. Robert Siegel Galleries 10c Blue, "TEN" (9). EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE RARE 10-CENT "TEN" ISSUE ON OR OFF COVER -- NO OTHER COMES CLOSE TO THIS STRIP'S SIZE OR QUALITY. IN OUR OPINION, THIS COVER IS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ITEMS IN CONFEDERATE on September 9th Actual price: USD $18,290.
  24. Robert Siegel Galleries Victoria Tex., 5c Red Brown on Green (88X1). VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE VICTORIA 5-CENT POSTMASTER'S PROVISIONAL. WE RECORD ONLY FIVE EXAMPLES, ALL UNUSED. on September 9th Actual price: USD $17,700.
  25. Robert Siegel Galleries Uniontown Ala., 10c Red on Gray Blue (86X5). VERY FINE STAMP AND A FRESH ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONLY EIGHT EXAMPLES OF THE UNIONTOWN POSTMASTER'S 10-CENT PROVISIONAL ARE RECORDED, OF WHICH FIVE ARE SOUND STAMPS ON COVER. on September 9th Actual price: USD $17,110.

 


23 total sales reported this week:

Venator and Hanstein. Summer Sale on June 18th: 29.84%
Skinner. Irresistible - Unreserved - bidstart 9/1 on September 10th: 96.97%
PBA Galleries. PBA Platinum: Rare Books & Manuscripts on September 10th: 80.58%
One Of A Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Books and Sports on September 10th: 74.82%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The David Wilson Library of Natural History (Pt II), Military Books on September 10th: 84.10%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Tukachinsky Archive on September 9th: 76.52%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection on September 9th: 95.40%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on September 9th: 64.03%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art Prints - Online bidstart 8/28 on September 5th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 8th: 88.89%
Morton Subastas. AUCTION OF BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF MEXICO, THE FIRST EMPIRE AND THE FIRST REPUBLI on September 8th: 41.27%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 99.79%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/1 on September 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/30 on September 7th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/23 on September 6th: 100.00%
North American Auction Company. Early September American Indian and Western Sale on September 5th: 82.11%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/30 on September 6th: 98.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 5th: 94.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 4th: 73.08%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 8/21 on September 1st: 62.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 31st: 92.31%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 30th: 84.00%
Morton Subastas. Modern Art - Prints, and Books on Art on September 5th: 69.75%

 


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political Signature Auction. 382 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/4. 104 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4. 182 lots

Tue. Sep. 15th
Ketterer Kunst . Munich. Art - Online only timed auction. 20 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/8. 509 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/8. 161 lots
Sothebys. New York. Hip Hop. 85 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters. 376 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/4. 24 lots
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Billinghurst, West Sussex. Science Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Part I. 208 lots

Wed. Sep. 16th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 9/2. 895 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Advertising Posters. 242 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints. 139 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books. 43 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4. 105 lots
Witherell's. Sacramento. Part I-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA (. 32 lots

Thu. Sep. 17th
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. The World War II Library of John R. Elliot - POSTPONED, Date TBA. 471 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Final Frontier: Space Exploration & Flight Through the Ages - Fact & Fiction. Timed Auction - bidsta. 194 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction. 313 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 9/10. 103 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Currency Signature Auction. 1604 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books - Online bidstart 9/10. 556 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 281 lots
Witherell's. Sacramento. Part II-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA. 103 lots

Fri. Sep. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Paper Money Signature Auction. 651 lots
Christies. New York. Nourishment for the Soul: The Herrmann Collection of Prints by Pablo Picasso. 34 lots

Sat. Sep. 19th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Fall Auction. 22 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Sep. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/6. 249 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000