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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 26th February 2021, 44 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krone, 8 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, 29 in US dollars, and 1 South African rands.

 

Turnover was $8,481,216 as 87% of all lots offered sold.  Nine thousand three-hundred-eighty-seven lots were offered and 8,173 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong:  boom boom boom!
 
 
2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:
 
BonhamsBritish. Cool. on February 25th: $2,807,424
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: $2,064,504
 

14 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Nadeau's Auction GalleryMid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 182.74%
Aste BolaffiComics on February 20th: 175.05%
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 160.31%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 148.90%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 148.85%
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only on February 26th: 145.87%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 138.35%
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 132.48%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 125.46%
BonhamsBritish. Cool. on February 25th: 120.04%
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 114.40%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 106.28%
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: 102.32%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 102.29%


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 100.00%
Aste BolaffiComics on February 20th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Winter Sale 2021 on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 21st: 99.59%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 99.26%
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: 98.42%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 98.10%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/14 on February 22nd: 97.78%
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 97.22%
SkinnerIrresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16 on February 25th: 95.35%
Heritage AuctionsThe Collar City Collection of New York Nationals Special Online Currency Auction on February 21st: 95.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 20th: 95.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBook Auction on February 12th: 94.00%
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 93.02%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 92.11%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 90.91%
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 90.74%
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs Monthly Online on February 24th: 90.52%
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 90.33%
Litchfield County AuctionsWinter Antiques Sale on February 23rd: 90.00%
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western and American Indian Sale on February 20th: 89.32%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 88.70%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 87.63%
Bruneau & Co. February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only on February 25th: 86.49%
BonhamsThe Gentleman's Library Sale on February 23rd: 84.62%
Nadeau's Auction GalleryMid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 84.00%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/5 on February 14th: 83.72%
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction on February 20th: 82.35%
BonhamsGeometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples on February 22nd: 82.27%


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Laugh Now, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $282,312.
  2. Bonhams Girl with Balloon, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,690.
  3. Hake's Auctions LINCOLN & HAMLIN "WIDE AWAKE" 1860 HAND PAINTED ALL-SEEING-EYE PARADE BANNER. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,105.
  4. Bonhams Stop and Search, 2007 on February 25th Actual price: USD $141,332.
  5. Bonhams Because I'm Worthless, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  6. Bonhams Get Out While You Can, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  7. Bonhams Welcome to Hell, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  8. Hake's Auctions "LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL" MARTIN LUTHER KING MULTI SIGNED BIRMINGHAM JAILHOUSE LOGBOOK PAGES. on February 24th Actual price: USD $130,909.
  9. Bonhams Donuts (Chocolate), 2009 on February 25th Actual price: USD $123,710.
  10. Bonhams Grin Reaper, 2005 on February 25th Actual price: USD $114,899.
  11. Swann Galleries DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Autograph Letter Signed, to Sallie Holley ("Dear Sally"), on February 25th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  12. Bonhams Pulp Fiction, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $88,465.
  13. Bonhams Trolleys, 2007 on February 25th Actual price: USD $88,465.
  14. Cowans Auctions Ninth plate daguerreotype of young African American woman. on February 26th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  15. Bonhams Happy Chopper, 2003 on February 25th Actual price: USD $70,842.
  16. Bonhams HMV, 2003 on February 25th Actual price: USD $67,318.
  17. Bonhams Lucky, 1999 97.5 x 180.5 x 14cm (38 3/8 x 71 1/16 x 5 1/2in) One of two artist's proofs aside from the edition of 3, this version was rebuilt in 2018 using upgraded electrics on February 25th Actual price: USD $67,318.
  18. Bonhams Bomb Middle England, 2002 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  19. Bonhams I Fought the Law, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  20. Bonhams Jack and Jill, 2005 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  21. Bonhams Kate Moss She's Light (Pure), 2014 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  22. Hake's Auctions MICKEY MOUSE FEBRUARY 4, 1931 DAILY STRIP ORIGINAL ART BY FLOYD GOTTFREDSON & EARL DUVALL. on February 24th Actual price: USD $61,729.
  23. Bonhams Flag (Silver), 2006 on February 25th Actual price: USD $53,220.
  24. Hake's Auctions BABE RUTH "1915 CHAMPIONS" BOSTON RED SOX ROYAL ROOTERS VERY RARE BUTTON. on February 24th Actual price: USD $52,368.
  25. Bonhams Grannies, 2006 on February 25th Actual price: USD $49,695.



44 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only on February 26th: 79.06%
Hake's Auctions. Americana and Collectibles on February 24th: 98.42%
North American Auction Company. Early Western and American Indian Sale on February 20th: 89.32%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 90.33%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Thursday Morning @ Stair on February 25th: 71.43%
Skinner. Irresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16 on February 25th: 95.35%
PBA Galleries. Comics - Timed, Online - bidstart 2/15 on February 25th: 71.70%
Bruneau & Co. . February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only on February 25th: 86.49%
Bonhams. British. Cool. on February 25th: 77.83%
Second Story Books. Presidents and Leaders: Signed Books and First Editions on January 30th: 67.77%
Stephan Welz & Co.. CAPE TOWN | FINE & DECORATIVE ART, BOOKS & MAPS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, SILVERWARE, JEWELLERY, WATCHES on February 25th: 57.33%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Book Auction on February 12th: 94.00%
Potomack Company. February Cornucopia on February 24th: 69.23%
Bonhams. Highlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 93.02%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 90.74%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on February 24th: 90.52%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on February 23rd: 14.49%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books on February 23rd: 35.20%
Litchfield County Auctions. Winter Antiques Sale on February 23rd: 90.00%
Bonhams. The Gentleman's Library Sale on February 23rd: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 23rd: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 99.26%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 100.00%
Bonhams. Geometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples on February 22nd: 82.27%
Ader. Online Photography and Art Catalogs Books - bidstart 2/15 on February 22nd: 62.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 98.10%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/14 on February 22nd: 97.78%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Mid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 84.00%
Morton Subastas. Photographs on February 20th: 14.42%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction on February 20th: 82.35%
Aste Bolaffi. Comics on February 20th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 97.22%
Clars Auction Gallery. Jewelry, Furniture & Decorative Art, Fine Art, Asian Art Auction on February 21st: 76.67%
Clars Auction Gallery. Jewelry, Furniture, Art, Asian Auction on February 20th: 79.83%
Clars Auction Gallery. February Timed Online Only Art & Antique Auction on February 19th: 52.94%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 88.70%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Winter Sale 2021 on February 20th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 92.11%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 90.91%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 87.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/5 on February 14th: 83.72%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 20th: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 21st: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. The Collar City Collection of New York Nationals Special Online Currency Auction on February 21st: 95.14%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 1st
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. ADVERTISING POSTERS, TOURISM, PAINTERS & CINEMA - bidstart 2/22. 395 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/19. 70 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots

Tue. Mar. 2nd
Tajan. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/23. 486 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/23. 146 lots
Christies. Paris. Man Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection. 188 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/19. 28 lots

Wed. Mar. 3rd
University Archives. Wilton. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books. 408 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Collector's Sale. 558 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19. 150 lots

Thu. Mar. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Art, Photographs, and Prints. 227 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Art. 413 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories. 30 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 2/19. 24 lots

Fri. Mar. 5th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. LITTERATURE AND ARTS OF THE XXTH CENTURY - AVANT-GARDES. 338 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 30 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/26. 109 lots

Sat. Mar. 6th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Winter Sale - Affordable Posters. 418 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Richard Margolis International Numismatic Library. 538 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. SPORLYMPIQUE VI : MULTISPORTS, OLYMPISM, CYCLE POSTER COLLECTION, CYCLE AND AUTOMOBILE POSTER COLLEC. 470 lots

Sun. Mar. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/21. 248 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. March Madness. 25 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/26. 41 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.