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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Friday, 8th January 2021, 21 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroners, 8 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $2,244,301 as 94% of all lots offered sold.  Four thousand three hundred and one were offered and 4,044 changed hands.  Stay safe.  Vaccines are on the way.

 

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

De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 138.72% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 134.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 121.35% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 110.76% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 105.80% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.95% 


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

Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 95.29% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68% 
EldredsOnline Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Einstein Among the Most Important Letters in Private Hands; His Manuscript On the Theory of Relativity, Hitler and the Nazi’s and an Incredible Statement on his own Modesty, In English 1 page Ready f on January 6th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  2. University Archives Adam Smith Rare 4 p. ALS On The Financial and Moral Responsibility of the Son of Royalty on January 6th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  3. University Archives George Washington Superb Letter Re: Battle of Yorktown Giving Thanks for "advantage obtained over the enemy, as it exhibits a noble proof of that ardor & spirit in the allied troops” on January 6th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  4. University Archives Einstein on Unified Field Theory, Space, Matter, and Motion - A Superb Letter Signed in Full on January 6th Actual price: USD $28,125.
  5. University Archives G. Washington Rare Commission For an Indian Fighter alongside W. H. Harrison, and Lewis and Clark in Legion of the United States. on January 6th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  6. University Archives George Washington Requests Three Months’ Pay as Colonel of Virginia Militia, 1754 Extremely Rare this Early on January 6th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  7. University Archives Great Jefferson Letter to His Cousin on Plantation Business on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. University Archives Einstein on his "Cult of Personality" Used to Further Jewish Causes on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  11. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $12,600.
  12. University Archives Lee Harvey Oswald Among Finest Known On Trying to Return to the USA: "If I can get the government to drop charges … and get the Russians to let me out…" 3pg. ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  13. University Archives James Watt ALS Discussing the Grain Millers Opposition to His Albion Mill—Signaling the Start of the Industrial Revolution on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  14. University Archives "Dallas Morning News" November 23, 1963 Front Page Newspaper Printing Plate! on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  16. Catawiki B. V. Biblia Sacra [in custom made cabinet] on December 26th Actual price: USD $10,669.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Good 2. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $10,200.
  18. University Archives Babe Ruth, L. Gehrig, T. Cobb, H. Heilmann and more Signed HOF Ball! W. Spence LOA on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  19. University Archives JFK Assassination Lincoln Continental Hood Ornament Attributed to Have Been on the Presidential Limousine on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  20. De Baecque and Associes Collection in a large cardboard box about World War II with German and French letters... on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,923.
  21. University Archives James C. Maxwell Superb ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  22. University Archives President Abraham Lincoln Signs Commission for Captain Wounded at Fredericksburg on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Fair 1.5. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,500.
  24. University Archives Charles Darwin Superb Letter About Mentor Charles Lyell on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  25. University Archives Huge Lock of Napoleon's Hair Collected Around 1819, Over 50 Strands! on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.



21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Online Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10%
Alaska Auction. Online Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25%
De Baecque and Associes. Stamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 5th: 95.29%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 47.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/18 on December 27th: 79.49%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - bidstart 12/18 on December 26th: 46.51%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/1. 80 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/5. 836 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/5. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/1. 30 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/7. 58 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18. 835 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online. 104 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Discovery Auction. 24 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1. 99 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge, Tintin's Creator. 107 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 135 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & illustration - Americana - Books in All Fields - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 1/4. 433 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art. 1132 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 1/7. 261 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books by Unit and in Lots. 59 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . L'Epogue Regine. 46 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. DiscoverIT - Comic and Toy.
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Asian and Emporium Auction. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Furniture and Fine Art. 29 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/8. 112 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Books, Modern Art and Autographs - including The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation. 1054 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/3. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Robert Laub Blue Collar Collection of Fractional Currency Special Online Auction. 388 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/8. 39 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books - bidstart 1/8. 25 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Dorothea Lange, <i>Migrant Mother (horizontal),</i> silver print, 1936. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Group of 32 WWII-era identification badges for manufacturing & military-related companies, 1940-50s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Julia Margaret Cameron, <i>Alfred, Lord Tennyson,</i> albumen print, 1869. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Arnold Genthe, <i>Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt,</i> silver print, circa 1908. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Edward Curtis, <I>Oasis in the Badlands,</I> toned platinum print, 1905. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Francis Frith, three volumes, approximately 140 photographs, 1860-70s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Eugène Atget, <i>20 Photographs,</i> gold-toned silver prints by Berenice Abbott, 1898-1927. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Neil Leifer, <i>Muhammad Ali,</i> chromogenic print, 1965. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b><br>A group of approximately 50 Photomatic selfies of the same man taken over a period of time, 1940s. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>California Virtual Book Fair<br>March 4-6, 2021<br>www.abaa.org/vbf</b>
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    <center><b>California Virtual Book Fair<br>March 4-6, 2021<br>www.abaa.org/vbf</b>
    <center><b>California Virtual Book Fair<br>March 4-6, 2021<br>www.abaa.org/vbf</b>