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Rare Book Hub: 50 Auctions Archived, another 36 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 25 September 2020, 50 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in Swiss francs, 1 in Danish kronor, 15 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 23 in US dollars, and 1 in South African rand.  Turnover was $18,822,064 as 11,321 lots were offered and 9,920 sold for an 88% success rate.  Across the auction world the thunder continues to roll!

 

For the week ahead 36 auctions are scheduled.  Bon chance!

 

 6 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsCurrency Signature Auction on September 18th: $4,221,620 
ChristiesBanksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - Online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: $2,709,986 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples: Modern to Pop - online bidstart 9/10 on September 22nd: $1,813,556 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Paper Money Signature Auction on September 18th: $1,767,005 
ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on September 22nd: $1,176,789 
ChristiesContemporary Editions - online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: $1,071,858 

 


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

ChristiesBanksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - Online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: 241.60% 
ArtcurialBooks and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 146.37% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/15 on September 22nd: 140.56% 
ChristiesSnowdon: A Life in Art and Objects - online bidstart 9/4 on September 24th: 139.58% 
Forum AuctionsA further selection of 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on September 24th: 124.07% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4 on September 16th: 118.70% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs - bidstart 9/14 on September 24th: 117.31% 
Il PonteBooks and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 110.95% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction on September 19th: 104.17% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on September 23rd: 102.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsHero Initiative Batman 100 Project on September 19th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on September 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 20th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on September 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/15 on September 22nd: 99.38% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/15 on September 22nd: 99.35% 
Winner's Auctions LtdAnnual Clearance Sale - Part 1 on September 22nd: 99.05% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Paper Money Signature Auction on September 18th: 98.92% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/13 on September 21st: 98.85% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/13 on September 20th: 98.20% 
Winner's Auctions LtdAnnual Clearance Sale - Part 2 on September 23rd: 96.72% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on September 23rd: 95.62% 
ChristiesBanksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - Online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: 95.45% 
Heritage AuctionsCurrency Signature Auction on September 18th: 95.14% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 19th: 93.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 22nd: 92.21% 
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. - Day 2 on September 24th: 91.14% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction on September 19th: 90.91% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Photographs - bidstart 9/14 on September 24th: 90.10% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4 on September 16th: 89.52% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 90920 on September 9th: 88.57% 
Il PonteBooks and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 88.52% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 87.78% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/4 on September 15th: 87.50% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Eclectic Variety on September 21st: 86.96% 
Forum AuctionsA further selection of 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on September 24th: 84.41% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts on September 13th: 82.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/4 on September 14th: 81.73% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 25th: 81.12% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Girl with Balloon - Colour AP (Purple) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $1,010,855.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-J $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on September 18th Actual price: USD $384,000.
  3. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on September 22nd Actual price: USD $256,537.
  4. Christies Christ with Shopping Bags on September 23rd Actual price: USD $223,570.
  5. Christies NOLA (White) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $151,708.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on September 18th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  7. Christies Jack and Jill (Police Kids) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $143,723.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Choice New 64. on September 18th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-B $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ. on September 18th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  10. Christies Happy Choppers on September 23rd Actual price: USD $135,739.
  11. Christies $ (9): One Plate on September 22nd Actual price: USD $120,252.
  12. Artcurial Boîte Alerte : Missives lascives. Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme - 1959-1960. on September 22nd Actual price: USD $114,537.
  13. Artcurial Corps perdu. on September 22nd Actual price: USD $113,010.
  14. Christies Bomb Hugger (Bomb Love) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $111,785.
  15. Koller Auctions Le Cirque Paris 1967. With 38 (of which 23 coloured and 3 double-page) original lithographs by M. Chagall. on September 23rd Actual price: USD $106,210.
  16. Christies Love Rat on September 23rd Actual price: USD $87,831.
  17. Christies Pulp Fiction on September 23rd Actual price: USD $87,831.
  18. Christies Trolleys (Colour) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $87,831.
  19. Christies Queen Vic on September 23rd Actual price: USD $76,653.
  20. Christies Morons (Sepia) on September 23rd Actual price: USD $76,653.
  21. Christies La toilette de la mère on September 22nd Actual price: USD $72,151.
  22. Christies Pax Britannica: A Hellish Peace on September 23rd Actual price: USD $71,862.
  23. Christies Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius on September 23rd Actual price: USD $71,862.
  24. Forum Auctions Jewelled Binding.- Sangorski (Alberto, calligrapher and illuminator, 1862-1932).- Poe (Edgar Allan) Annabel Lee and Other Poems, illuminated manuscript in gold and colours, magnificently bound in turquoise morocco elaborately tooled in gilt and inlaid wit on September 25th Actual price: USD $67,206.
  25. Artcurial Manuscrit autographe pour la chanson Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète. on September 22nd Actual price: USD $64,141.



50 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 24th: 79.84%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Photographs - bidstart 9/14 on September 24th: 90.10%
Revere Auctions. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. - Day 2 on September 24th: 91.14%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on September 24th: 61.10%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chinese and Southeast Works of Art - Books and Prints on September 24th: 64.47%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on September 25th: 81.12%
Forum Auctions. A further selection of 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on September 24th: 84.41%
Christies. Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects - online bidstart 9/4 on September 24th: 74.29%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on September 24th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books, Prints, Photos on September 23rd: 66.31%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 9/2 on September 16th: 79.66%
Australian Book Auctions. Australia and the Pacific, Voyages and Travels, Maps, Ephemera, Literature, Natural History includin on September 21st: 77.00%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Annual Clearance Sale - Part 2 on September 23rd: 96.72%
Skinner. Discovery/Interiors - Prints, Books - bidstart 9/15 on September 23rd: 74.58%
Revere Auctions. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc. on September 23rd: 95.62%
Koller Auctions. Manuscripts and Autographs - Books on September 23rd: 71.50%
Christies. Contemporary Editions - online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: 76.23%
Christies. Banksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - Online bidstart 9/10 on September 23rd: 95.45%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on September 23rd: 100.00%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Fine, Decorative and African Art, Books and Maps on September 23rd: 60.80%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Annual Clearance Sale - Part 1 on September 22nd: 99.05%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 88.52%
Christies. Prints and Multiples: Modern to Pop - online bidstart 9/10 on September 22nd: 77.78%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 69.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 22nd: 92.21%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/15 on September 22nd: 99.38%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/15 on September 22nd: 99.35%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Eclectic Variety on September 21st: 86.96%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Graphics on September 21st: 79.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/13 on September 21st: 98.85%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/13 on September 20th: 98.20%
Heritage Auctions. Currency Signature Auction on September 18th: 95.14%
Morton Subastas. Morton Weekly - Books, Prints - bidstart 9/11 on September 19th: 62.03%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Fall Auction on September 19th: 90.91%
Heritage Auctions. Hero Initiative Batman 100 Project on September 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Paper Money Signature Auction on September 18th: 98.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/6 on September 20th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 19th: 93.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 9/11 on September 20th: 71.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/11 on September 18th: 75.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4 on September 16th: 89.52%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 9/4 on September 15th: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/4 on September 14th: 81.73%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts on September 13th: 82.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 87.78%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 91020 on September 10th: 58.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 90920 on September 9th: 88.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 8th: 74.07%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 7th: 75.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/28 on September 6th: 78.38%

 


For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 28th
Ader. PARIS. Online Photography Books - Collection of Nude Books (Bertolotti) & Miscellaneous. 270 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/18. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 50 lots


Tue. Sep. 29th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 186 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 9/22. 678 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 9/22. 159 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Stamps and Postal History. 85 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 9/18. 46 lots


Wed. Sep. 30th
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Autumn Collector's Choice Auction. 203 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs. 211 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Fine Literature. 186 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 403 lots
University Archives. Westport. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books. 357 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs - online bidstart 9/21. 120 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art Prints. 34 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 9/18. 105 lots


Thu. Oct. 1st
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books and Memorabilia. 421 lots
Sothebys. London. The Beatles - Online bidstart 9/8. 55 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Photographs. 89 lots
Sothebys. New York. Classic Photographs - online bidstart 9/21. 107 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Ibid Old Master Prints. 15 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Ibid Books and Autographs. 82 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The October Estate Sale. 42 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Discovery in the Backyard - Online Only. 97 lots


Fri. Oct. 2nd
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier and Emporium Auction. 45 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Prints and Multiples. 141 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books -. 116 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 164 lots


Sat. Oct. 3rd
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Michael Jordan & Basketball Icon Sports Catalogue. 376 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. European Comic Art Also Featuring Comics and Animation Signature Auction. 633 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Sports. 179 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early October American Indian & Western Sale. 104 lots


Sun. Oct. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 9/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 9/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 9/20. 229 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