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Rare Book Hub: 42 Auctions Archived, another 37 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 1 July 2022, 42 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 1 denominated in Swiss francs, 1 in Danish krone, 12 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 23 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $19,007,444 as 85% of all lots sold.   There were 9,872 offers posted and 8,351 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $2,276.

 

For the week ahead 37 auctions are up for consideration.

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Arader GalleriesJune Auction - bidstart 5/25 on June 25th: $2,897,171
Heritage AuctionsThe Founding Fathers' Fight for Liberty and the Birth of a New Nation - Part I Manuscripts on June 25th: $2,712,933
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 29th: $2,579,457
Heritage AuctionsSports Showcase Auction on June 25th: $1,612,368
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 28th: $1,592,288
ChristiesMarc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist's Books Formerly from the Artist's Estate - bidstart on June 30th: $1,258,448
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: $1,093,673

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

Jeffrey S. Evans & AssociatesSemi-Annual Premier Americana on June 25th: 150.30%
PIASALilette and Sam Szafran Collection - Selected Books on June 28th: 149.23%
ChristiesMarc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist's Books Formerly from the Artist's Estate - bidstart on June 30th: 144.14%
Robert Siegel Galleries2022 Rarities of the World on June 28th: 143.50%
BonhamsMedical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - bidstart 6/20 on June 29th: 129.53%
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 117.62%
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 29th: 113.62%
Neal Auction CompanyMajor Summer Estates Auction on June 25th: 108.87%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 101.37%
Il PonteBooks on June 28th: 101.00%


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 100.00%
Neal Auction CompanyMajor Summer Estates Auction on June 25th: 100.00%
Jeffrey S. Evans & AssociatesSemi-Annual Premier Americana on June 25th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 99.90%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.73%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/22 on June 29th: 99.49%
Heritage AuctionsThe Underground Comix Showcase Auction on June 30th: 99.42%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/12 on June 26th: 98.49%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/22 on June 29th: 98.31%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 25th: 98.00%
ChristiesMarc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist's Books Formerly from the Artist's Estate - bidstart on June 30th: 97.33%
Heritage AuctionsSports Showcase Auction on June 25th: 96.71%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 95.32%
One Source AuctionsQuality Antiques and Collectibles Online Auction on June 27th: 93.75%
Heritage AuctionsThe Founding Fathers' Fight for Liberty and the Birth of a New Nation - Part I Manuscripts on June 25th: 93.55%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/10 on June 22nd: 89.63%
Robert Siegel Galleries2022 Rarities of the World on June 28th: 89.41%
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 28th: 88.32%
Il PonteBooks on June 28th: 88.16%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on June 28th: 88.00%
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 29th: 87.88%
Koller AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 30th: 86.36%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/10 on June 19th: 85.00%
PIASALilette and Sam Szafran Collection - Selected Books on June 28th: 83.87%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 83.08%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Complete Collection of Signers of the Declaration of Independence. on June 25th Actual price: USD $1,395,000.
  2. Bonhams Queen Elizabeth II, from Reigning Queens on June 29th Actual price: USD $336,766.
  3. Arader Galleries Quezal or Pharomacrus mocinno. on June 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  4. Christies Le magicien de Paris I on June 30th Actual price: USD $229,365.
  5. Arader Galleries Watercolor for plate 106: "Blue Plantain Lily", Hemerocallis Coerulea. on June 25th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  6. Arader Galleries Hooping Crane, Plate 226. on June 25th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  7. Arader Galleries Watercolor for plate 3: "Plantain Lily" Hemerocallis Japonica, or Japanese Hosta on June 25th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Common American Swan, Plate 411. on June 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  9. Arader Galleries View of Boston from the Ship House, west end of the Navy Yard. on June 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  10. Arader Galleries (Warren, Rhode Island 1748-1841). on June 25th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  11. Bonhams One Plate, from Growing on June 29th Actual price: USD $145,628.
  12. Bonhams Mick Jagger, from Mick Jagger Portfolio on June 29th Actual price: USD $145,628.
  13. Arader Galleries Carolina Parrot, Plate 26. on June 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Bonhams Letter Signed ("R.E. Lee") to U.S. Grant from the battlefield at Cold Spring during the 3 day standoff negotiating attempts to tend to the wounded men who still lay in the field, on June 28th Actual price: USD $138,975.
  15. Arader Galleries Wood Ibis, Plate 216. on June 25th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  16. Bonhams Banksquiat (Grey) on June 29th Actual price: USD $122,692.
  17. Arader Galleries The Baltimore Oriole. on June 25th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Arader Galleries Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. on June 25th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Complete Collection of Signers of the American Constitution. on June 25th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  20. Bonhams The Elements 4 on June 29th Actual price: USD $95,168.
  21. Bonhams Free South Africa (Untitled 1-3: The complete Suite) 3 on June 29th Actual price: USD $92,110.
  22. Christies Homère: L'Odyssée on June 30th Actual price: USD $91,746.
  23. Christies L’Auge II on June 30th Actual price: USD $84,100.
  24. Arader Galleries Voyages dans L'Amerique Sept Nord, ou description des pays arroses par le Mississipi, Ohio, Missouri et autres rivieres affluentes...Atlas. on June 25th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  25. Arader Galleries The Present State of New-England. Being a Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians. on June 25th Actual price: USD $84,000.


42 total sales reported this week:

Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - bidstart 6/8 on June 22nd: 74.76%
Heritage Auctions. The Underground Comix Showcase Auction on June 30th: 99.42%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/22 on June 29th: 98.31%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/22 on June 29th: 99.49%
PBA Galleries. Elite Americana - APBA Platinum Auction on June 30th: 71.88%
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The Moe Howard and Norman Maurer Estate Auction on June 30th: 75.92%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 30th: 86.36%
Christies. Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist's Books Formerly from the Artist's Estate - bidstart on June 30th: 97.33%
Trafford Books. Books, Prints, Ephemera on June 29th: 70.59%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/23 on June 29th: 20.95%
Bonhams. Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - bidstart 6/20 on June 29th: 72.86%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 29th: 87.88%
Ader. Books - online - bidstart 6/20 on June 28th: 57.45%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety Auction on June 28th: 77.48%
Robert Siegel Galleries. 2022 Rarities of the World on June 28th: 89.41%
PIASA. Lilette and Sam Szafran Collection - Selected Books on June 28th: 83.87%
Il Ponte. Books on June 28th: 88.16%
Gorringes. Summer Fine Sale on June 28th: 50.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on June 28th: 88.00%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 28th: 88.32%
Artcurial. Dora Maar, unpublished, photographic collections on June 28th: 60.50%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on June 27th: 99.90%
Winter Associates. Fine Paintings, Prints and Drawings, etc... on June 27th: 69.23%
One Source Auctions. Quality Antiques and Collectibles Online Auction on June 27th: 93.75%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on June 25th: 62.90%
Neal Auction Company. Major Summer Estates Auction on June 25th: 100.00%
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. Semi-Annual Premier Americana on June 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/12 on June 26th: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on June 26th: 95.32%
Heritage Auctions. The Founding Fathers' Fight for Liberty and the Birth of a New Nation - Part I Manuscripts on June 25th: 93.55%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Showcase Auction on June 25th: 96.71%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles on June 22nd: 49.86%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 25th: 98.00%
Arader Galleries. June Auction - bidstart 5/25 on June 25th: 58.06%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/17 on June 24th: 83.08%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/10 on June 22nd: 89.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/10 on June 21st: 70.97%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/10 on June 20th: 77.53%
Catawiki B. V.. Exclusive Books Auction - bidstart 6/10 on June 19th: 48.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/10 on June 19th: 85.00%


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 4th
Pandolfini. Florence . Timed Auction: Books, Manuscripts and Autographs, Drawings and Prints - bidstart 6/25. 148 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Timed Auction: Works on Paper: Drawings, Paintings and Prints - bidstart 6/25. 32 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/24. 78 lots

Tue. Jul. 5th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 294 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master and British Works on Paper: Drawings, Watercolours and Prints 1500 - 1900. 115 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction Online - bidstart 6/24. 29 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28. 333 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28. 170 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/24. 25 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 62 lots

Wed. Jul. 6th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures. 132 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. The Library of Pierre Berge - 6th Sale. 378 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. HKINF World Paper Money. 580 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Timed Internet Only General Auction - bidstart 6/15. 36 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/29. 381 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/29. 119 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. ibid Prints and Multiples. 103 lots

Thu. Jul. 7th
Christies. London - King Street. The Exceptional Sale. 1 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Books in All Fields with Literature, Americana & Maps - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 6/27. 435 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Prints and Editions. 271 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Living. 42 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Superman Patriotic Comics & Comic Art Showcase Auction. 256 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. The Robert Whitman Library. 415 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 3198 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. ibid Photographs. 230 lots

Fri. Jul. 8th
Tajan. Paris. Comics - bidstart 6/19. 152 lots
Withington Auctions, Inc.. Goffstown. After the 4th Summer Auction. 39 lots

Sat. Jul. 9th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer 2022 Auction. 69 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Music Memorabilia. 197 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Western and Native American Auction. 155 lots

Sun. Jul. 10th
Schilb Antiquarian. Columbia. Rare Books with NO Reserve, NO Buyer's Premium. 106 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 6/26. 333 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. July Splendor - Day 3. 95 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/1. 49 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> George Washington ADS, One of the Earliest in His Hand, A Survey from 1752, the Same Year He Inherited Mount Vernon.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Rare JFK Signed Check & Transmittal Letter During Campaign for 1956 VP Nomination, Both BAS Slabbed; Possibly A Unique Combo!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Daniel Boone Signed Receipt as VA Delegate; During His 1st of 3 Terms, Boone Was Kidnapped by British Forces Gunning for Gov. T. Jefferson & Other Legislators.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Benjamin Franklin Signed Receipt for “Pennsylvania Gazette,” Important & Beautifully Displayed
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lincoln & His Civil War Cabinet: 8 Signatures, Beautifully Presented!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> G.A. Custer ALS from Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory to Capt. Yates, Who Also Died at Little Bighorn, Re: Acquiring “good horses” from Kentucky for 7th Cavalry.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Jefferson Davis ALS: “the negroes are humble and generally inclined to cling to their masters…neither crop or stock could be protected from their thieving” – Incredible!
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Lee Harvey Oswald Signed Letter: “if we finally get back to the states…maybe we’ll…settle in Texas,” Warren Commission Exhibit.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Babe Ruth First Edition Biography Signed Just Months Before His Death, Excellent Signature!
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books<br>August 17, 2022</b>
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> “B Arnold” ANS on Pre-Revolutionary War Promissory Note Dating From His Days as a New Haven Merchant
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Bob Dylan Signed LP “Blonde on Blonde” with Jeff Rosen COA.
    <b>University Archives, Aug. 17:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Signed Checks, Handsomely Displayed.