Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 15 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 24 December 2021, 40 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 15 in euros, 1 in Hong Kong dollars, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 22 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $8,403,465 as 83% of all lots sold.  There were 10,107 lots posted and 8,307 changed hands.  The  average lot sold for $1,012.

 

This has been an extraordinary year.  To friends we lost in 2021 may we keep them in our and your thoughts.

 

Bruce, Jenny, Mike, Diana, Tom and Edi
 
 
3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Aguttes45 • LES COLLECTIONS ARISTOPHIL • FROM CHATEAUBRIAND TO CIORAN, RAYMOND QUENEAU - bidstart 12/7 on December 20th: $1,584,984
Arenberg AuctionsRare Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Maritime on December 18th: $1,397,454
Heritage AuctionsSports Showcase Auction on December 18th: $1,196,607

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/3 on December 15th: 178.56%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/3 on December 12th: 155.39%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/10 on December 16th: 146.29%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/26 on December 8th: 146.29%
Arenberg AuctionsRare Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Maritime on December 18th: 133.53%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 123.85%
Heritage AuctionsThe Stewart Weisner MPC Collection Currency Showcase Auction on December 19th: 104.51%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 12/3 on December 13th: 102.08%


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

Heritage AuctionsThe Stewart Weisner MPC Collection Currency Showcase Auction on December 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 12/12 on December 20th: 99.71%
New England AuctionsFine Books and Ephemera on December 21st: 99.48%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/5 on December 19th: 99.31%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 99.08%
Schilb AntiquarianRARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on December 19th: 99.07%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 98.95%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 18th: 97.50%
Heritage AuctionsSports Showcase Auction on December 18th: 96.98%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 12/12 on December 19th: 95.95%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/3 on December 12th: 90.48%
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on December 19th: 90.20%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/10 on December 16th: 88.75%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/26 on December 8th: 88.75%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/3 on December 15th: 88.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety on December 21st: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 12/3 on December 13th: 86.11%
Early AmericanAmerican History on December 18th: 85.04%
Catawiki B. V.Books Auction: Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/3 on December 13th: 85.00%
SkinnerCountry Americana online - bidstart 12/14 on December 23rd: 84.85%
De Baecque and AssociesMountain #8: Popular Art and Paintings on December 17th: 80.88%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 80.19%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes 266 L.A.S. "Paul", 1924-1948, to GALA on December 20th Actual price: USD $190,711.
  2. Aguttes AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, Les Nourritures terrestres, [1895-1897] on December 20th Actual price: USD $117,361.
  3. Arenberg Auctions Toonneel der Steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden, met hare beschrijvingen. [Toonneel der Steden van 's Konings Nederlanden, met hare beschrijvingen]. on December 18th Actual price: USD $108,615.
  4. PIASA Dying Slave after Michelangelo (1962) - 1992 on December 21st Actual price: USD $99,671.
  5. Arenberg Auctions Projet pour "Le Séducteur". on December 18th Actual price: USD $98,741.
  6. Aguttes 69 L.A.S. "GS", "George" or "G. Sand", 1834-1862, to Eugène on December 20th Actual price: USD $96,823.
  7. Aguttes Autograph MANUSCRIPT of his Diary, 1892-1917 on December 20th Actual price: USD $88,021.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on December 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  9. Aguttes Autograph notebooks, 1973-1980 on December 20th Actual price: USD $66,015.
  10. Aguttes Autograph MANUSCRIT (and partly in corrected typescript) signed "S. de Beauvoir", Les Mandarins, [1949-1953] on December 20th Actual price: USD $63,081.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on December 20th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Aguttes Autograph manuscript, Pyrenees & Corsica (22 August - 1 November 1840) on December 20th Actual price: USD $59,493.
  13. Aguttes MANUSCRIT autograph "Paul Eluard", Les Jeux de la Poupée, 1939 on December 20th Actual price: USD $58,680.
  14. Heritage Auctions 2009 Topps Chrome Stephen Curry Rookie #101 PSA Gem Mint 10. on December 18th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  15. Aguttes autograph manuscript and corrected proof for Du côté de chez Swann, [1913] on December 20th Actual price: USD $55,031.
  16. Arenberg Auctions Liber chronicarum. on December 18th Actual price: USD $53,602.
  17. Aguttes CORRESPONDENCE addressed to Raymond Queneau, 1920-1976 on December 20th Actual price: USD $53,518.
  18. Arenberg Auctions Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. on December 18th Actual price: USD $52,192.
  19. Aguttes Lélia (Paris, Henri Dupuy, imprimeur-éditeur, L. Tenré, libraire, 1833), 2 volumes bound in one in-8 (21,5x13,3 cm), half lavaliered morocco with corners, gilt binding, spine with boxes framed with triple gilt binding and decorated with fl eurons, gilt he on December 20th Actual price: USD $49,911.
  20. Tessier & Sarrou and Associates Paire de globes terrestre et célesteTable équatoriale gravée des signes du zodiac et reposant sur 3 pieds moulurés en acajou maintenus par une boussole à l'entretoise. on December 21st Actual price: USD $43,296.
  21. Soler Y Llach MAURICIO a BORDEAUX (Francia). 1 p. naranja (2) y 2 p. azul. on December 21st Actual price: USD $42,807.
  22. Arenberg Auctions "Centaure et centauresse". on December 18th Actual price: USD $42,318.
  23. PIASA Triptych - August 1972 on December 21st Actual price: USD $40,044.
  24. PIASA Triptych - 1983 on December 21st Actual price: USD $36,964.
  25. Arenberg Auctions Collection of various texts on monastic life, for the use of novices. on December 18th Actual price: USD $36,675.



40 total sales reported this week:

Soler Y Llach. Stamps and Covers of the World on December 21st: 47.99%
Skinner. Country Americana online - bidstart 12/14 on December 23rd: 84.85%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 99.08%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety on December 21st: 87.50%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Marine - Voyage on December 21st: 74.07%
Sothebys. Contemporary Showcase: Anime Go - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 51.09%
PIASA. Prints, multiples and illustrated books on December 21st: 53.53%
New England Auctions. Fine Books and Ephemera on December 21st: 99.48%
Eaton Hudson. Closed College Rare Book Collection (Part 1) on December 21st: 41.06%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on December 21st: 73.45%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 88.89%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 98.95%
Moreshet Auctions. The “Sale of the Century” from Moreshet: The collective dream of collectors, archivists, and documen on December 20th: 53.33%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Eclectic, Online - bidstart 12/10 on December 20th: 68.67%
Aguttes. 45 • LES COLLECTIONS ARISTOPHIL • FROM CHATEAUBRIAND TO CIORAN, RAYMOND QUENEAU - bidstart 12/7 on December 20th: 60.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/10 on December 17th: 80.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/10 on December 16th: 88.75%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/3 on December 15th: 88.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 12/3 on December 14th: 77.78%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 12/3 on December 13th: 86.11%
Catawiki B. V.. Books Auction: Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/3 on December 13th: 85.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/26 on December 8th: 88.75%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/3 on December 12th: 90.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/5 on December 19th: 99.31%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 12/12 on December 20th: 99.71%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 12/12 on December 19th: 95.95%
Schilb Antiquarian. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on December 19th: 99.07%
Holabird Kagin Americana. December Dreams Premier Auction: Western Americana, Mining, & Numismatics on December 19th: 68.14%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on December 19th: 90.20%
Morton Subastas. Opportunites - Live on December 18th: 61.96%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction on December 18th: 67.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. December Dreams Premier Auction: Western Americana, Mining, & Numismatics on December 18th: 71.64%
Early American. American History on December 18th: 85.04%
De Baecque and Associes. Mountain #8: Popular Art and Paintings on December 17th: 80.88%
Arenberg Auctions. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Maritime on December 18th: 78.31%
Ader. Judaica on December 16th: 62.50%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 18th: 97.50%
Heritage Auctions. The Stewart Weisner MPC Collection Currency Showcase Auction on December 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Showcase Auction on December 18th: 96.98%


For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 27th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 12/17. 93 lots

Tue. Dec. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/21. 546 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 12/21. 173 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 12/21. 92 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 12/17. 30 lots

Wed. Dec. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 12/22. 292 lots
Withington Auctions, Inc.. Goffstown. Outstanding Country Estate Auction. 13 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/17. 170 lots

Thu. Dec. 30th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - bidstart 12/24.

Fri. Dec. 31st
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 12/24.

Sat. Jan. 1st
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. New Year's Day Premier Comics Auction.

Sun. Jan. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 12/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 12/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/19. 462 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/24.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE


  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br> Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana<br>Online<br>Now through January 25, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> (Flag) — Commemorative Thirteen-Star Flag. Pre-Civil War, Thirteen-Star Flag of the United States, from the collection of Charles Kuralt. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Fitzgerald, F. Scott. <i>Tender is the Night</i>. First edition, presentation copy, and a former mystery. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Salinger, J.D. <i>The Catcher in the Rye.</i> A strikingly fresh first edition of Salinger's essential novel. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> “America's second Declaration of Independence” — signed by Whitman. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> [Dylan, Bob]. Some of the earliest known professional portraits. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Y-Worth [Yarworth], William. <i>Cerevisiarii Comes: Or, the New and True Art of Brewing…</i> A rare and early English work on the art of brewing. $5,000 to $7,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.