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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, another 48 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 18 September 2020, 39 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 2 denominated in Danish krona, 3 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 29 in US dollars.  Turnover was $26,166,120 as 11,670 lots were offered and 9,831 sold at the rate of 84%.  Across the auction world the thunder is rolling!

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComicsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on September 13th: $9,509,226 
Heritage AuctionsThe partnerone Collection Sports Card Catalog Auction on September 10th: $4,711,646 
SothebysBanksy - bidstart 9/9 on September 18th: $2,710,041 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: $2,580,822 

 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersJohn Richardson: A Scholar Collects DAY ONE on September 17th: 344.59% 
SothebysBanksy - bidstart 9/9 on September 18th: 330.88% 
Witherell'sPart II-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA on September 17th: 208.75% 
Brunk AuctionsSINGLE OWNER AUCTION - THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM N. BANKS, JR. - NEWNAN, GEORGIA on September 12th: 164.42% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on September 17th: 154.88% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 16th: 145.41% 
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLCThe World War II Library of John R. Elliot on September 17th: 134.49% 
SothebysHip Hop on September 15th: 129.21% 
Mirabaud-Mercier AuctioneersClassic Sale - Books, Prints on September 16th: 126.49% 
SothebysA Scholar, an Artist, and a Rock Star: From the Collection of John Richardson on September 18th: 126.00% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political Signature Auction on September 15th: 111.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 109.29% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsOnline Magic Auction - bidstart 8/13 on September 12th: 107.67% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 106.63% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 17th: 103.10% 


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

SothebysA Scholar, an Artist, and a Rock Star: From the Collection of John Richardson on September 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/30 on September 13th: 100.00% 
Brunk AuctionsSINGLE OWNER AUCTION - THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM N. BANKS, JR. - NEWNAN, GEORGIA on September 12th: 100.00% 
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLCThe World War II Library of John R. Elliot on September 17th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersJohn Richardson: A Scholar Collects DAY ONE on September 17th: 100.00% 
Witherell'sPart II-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA on September 17th: 100.00% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on September 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe partnerone Collection Sports Card Catalog Auction on September 10th: 99.91% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/8 on September 15th: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsComicsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on September 13th: 99.54% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsOnline Magic Auction - bidstart 8/13 on September 12th: 99.47% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/8 on September 15th: 99.38% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 14th: 99.36% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on September 17th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 98.72% 
SothebysBanksy - bidstart 9/9 on September 18th: 95.83% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 12th: 94.00% 
Witherell'sPart I-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA ( on September 16th: 93.75% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 15th: 93.18% 
SothebysHip Hop on September 15th: 92.94% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 17th: 92.53% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political Signature Auction on September 15th: 91.88% 
Addison and SarovaSummer Rare Books and Ephemera on August 29th: 90.79% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 88.35% 
EldredsAsian Art - Day1 on September 17th: 87.50% 
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters on September 15th: 84.84% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4 on September 14th: 83.52% 
EldredsAsian Art - Day 2 on September 18th: 82.54%

  

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta A Princess of Mars Painting Original Art (1970). on September 13th Actual price: USD $1,200,000.
  2. Sothebys GIRL WITH BALLOON on September 18th Actual price: USD $569,178.
  3. Sothebys IDOLE TAHITIENNE (GUERIN 44; KORNFELD 32) on September 17th Actual price: USD $522,060.
  4. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. on September 13th Actual price: USD $348,000.
  5. Sothebys NOLA (GREEN RAIN) on September 18th Actual price: USD $294,389.
  6. Sothebys LOVE IS IN THE AIR on September 18th Actual price: USD $278,034.
  7. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.404) on September 17th Actual price: USD $228,969.
  8. Sothebys TWO NUDES (CORLETT 284) on September 17th Actual price: USD $212,614.
  9. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #7 Court Copy (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. on September 13th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1999). on September 13th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Lee Elias Chamber of Chills #19 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1953). on September 13th Actual price: USD $174,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 PSA NM-MT 8. on September 10th Actual price: USD $174,000.
  13. Sothebys SHOES (F. & S. II.253) on September 17th Actual price: USD $147,195.
  14. Sothebys LOVE RAT on September 18th Actual price: USD $130,840.
  15. Sothebys Beat Bop 12 inch single, 1983. on September 15th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on September 10th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  17. Sothebys BECAUSE I'M WORTHLESS on September 18th Actual price: USD $122,662.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Q-Collection Comic Book Preservation Project Lot of 700-Plus Items (2001-2019). on September 13th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Journey Into Mystery #112 Story Page 9 Hulk and Thor Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on September 13th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  20. Sothebys GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN on September 18th Actual price: USD $114,485.
  21. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.143) on September 17th Actual price: USD $114,485.
  22. Sothebys THE WALL OF BOOM. on September 15th Actual price: USD $113,400.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Satchel Paige #8 PSA NM 7. on September 10th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  24. Sothebys GRIN REAPER on September 18th Actual price: USD $106,307.
  25. Sothebys LE FEMME AU CHAPEAU (B. 1145; BA. 1323; PP. L-144) on September 17th Actual price: USD $106,307.



39 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. A Scholar, an Artist, and a Rock Star: From the Collection of John Richardson on September 18th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Banksy - bidstart 9/9 on September 18th: 95.83%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 88.35%
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. The World War II Library of John R. Elliot on September 17th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Day 2 on September 18th: 82.54%
Christies. Nourishment for the Soul: The Herrmann Collection of Prints by Pablo Picasso on September 18th: 73.53%
Witherell's. Part II-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA on September 17th: 100.00%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on September 17th: 98.72%
PBA Galleries. Final Frontier: Space Exploration & Flight Through the Ages - Fact & Fiction. Timed Auction - bidsta on September 17th: 66.67%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on September 17th: 92.53%
Eldreds. Asian Art - Day1 on September 17th: 87.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 9/10 on September 17th: 47.30%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. John Richardson: A Scholar Collects DAY ONE on September 17th: 100.00%
Witherell's. Part I-Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of C. K. McClatchy, Sacramento, CA ( on September 16th: 93.75%
Rossini. Lithographs, Fine Art Prints on September 16th: 30.22%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 16th: 55.53%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Classic Sale - Books, Prints on September 16th: 76.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on September 16th: 100.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Advertising Posters on September 16th: 50.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 15th: 93.18%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Science Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Part I on September 15th: 64.90%
Cowans Auctions. American Historical Ephemera and Photography: Timed Auction - online bidstart 9/4 on September 14th: 83.52%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, and Rabbinical Letters on September 15th: 84.84%
Sothebys. Hip Hop on September 15th: 92.94%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/8 on September 15th: 99.38%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political Signature Auction on September 15th: 91.88%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 9/8 on September 15th: 99.80%
Winter Associates. Prints, Ephemera on September 14th: 77.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 14th: 99.36%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 13th: 98.72%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 8/21 on September 12th: 61.90%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Online Magic Auction - bidstart 8/13 on September 12th: 99.47%
Brunk Auctions. SINGLE OWNER AUCTION - THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM N. BANKS, JR. - NEWNAN, GEORGIA on September 12th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 12th: 94.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring Hollywood - online bidstart 8/21 on September 9th: 60.85%
Addison and Sarova. Summer Rare Books and Ephemera on August 29th: 90.79%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/30 on September 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. ComicsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on September 13th: 99.54%
Heritage Auctions. The partnerone Collection Sports Card Catalog Auction on September 10th: 99.91%

 


For the week ahead 48 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 21st
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Graphics. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Currency Signature Auction. 715 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Australia and the Pacific, Voyages and Travels, Maps, Ephemera, Literature, Natural History includin. 213 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Fine, Decorative and African Art, Books and Maps. 176 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Eclectic Variety. 46 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Sep. 22nd
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 236 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 270 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Prints and Multiples: Modern to Pop - online bidstart 9/10. 126 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/15. 613 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/15. 160 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Annual Clearance Sale - Part 1. 317 lots

Wed. Sep. 23rd
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Manuscripts and Autographs - Books. 200 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Banksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - Online bidstart 9/10. 22 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 137 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Contemporary Editions - online bidstart 9/10. 122 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery/Interiors - Prints, Books - bidstart 9/15. 59 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. The Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps. 287 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Annual Clearance Sale - Part 2. 274 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Prints, Photos. 200 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 85 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books.

Thu. Sep. 24th
Forum Auctions. London. A further selection of 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library. 340 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 437 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 367 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Prints and Photographs - bidstart 9/14. 101 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. - Day 2. 79 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects - online bidstart 9/4. 35 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 27 lots
Finarte. Rome. Prints and Multiples: Works from the Collection. 180 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Chinese and Southeast Works of Art - Books and Prints. 76 lots

Fri. Sep. 25th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 34 lots
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books - Graphic - Autographs. 288 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 233 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Japanese and Korean Works of Art - Prints. 50 lots

Sat. Sep. 26th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. End-of-Summer Sale. 495 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . September Gallery Auction. 49 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Circus, Sideshow and Oddities - online bidstart 8/31. 413 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Shooting Gallery Auction - Catalogs and Ephemera. 54 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Books, Prints.
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Graphics - Modern Books. 605 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints - bidstart 9/16. 72 lots

Sun. Sep. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/13. 212 lots
Bonhams. New York. Leaves of Wisdom Tibetan Illuminated Manuscripts from American Collections - bidstart 9/20.

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