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Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 47 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 8 July 2022, 40 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 1 in Danish krone, 14 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 17 in U.S. dollars.

Turnover this past week was $11,770,839 as 83% of all lots sold. There were 9,460 offered while 7,849 were sold.  The average lot sold for $1,500.

For the week ahead 47 auctions are scheduled. There was a time when July was a slow month, but no more.

 
3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:


Christies. Old Master and British Works on Paper: Drawings, Watercolours and Prints 1500 - 1900 on July 5th: $2,527,976
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Paper Money on July 6th: $2,365,998
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - 6th Sale on July 6th: $2,055,900

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

Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - 6th Sale on July 6th: 185.53%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Paper Money on July 6th: 151.50%
Ader. Post-War and Contemporary Prints - Day 2 on July 1st: 121.30%
Ader. Post-War and Contemporary Prints on June 30th: 118.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 110.94%
Pandolfini. Timed Auction: Works on Paper: Drawings, Paintings and Prints - bidstart 6/25 on July 4th: 100.96%


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

Christies. The Exceptional Sale on July 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/26 on July 4th: 99.79%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Paper Money on July 6th: 99.66%
Heritage Auctions. The Superman Patriotic Comics & Comic Art Showcase Auction on July 7th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on July 3rd: 99.47%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 98.32%
Heritage Auctions. Alternative Movie Posters Showcase Auction on July 3rd: 98.22%
Withington Auctions, Inc.. After the 4th Summer Auction on July 8th: 97.44%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 2nd: 95.50%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 5th: 92.86%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. The Robert Whitman Library on July 7th: 89.40%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - 6th Sale on July 6th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/17 on June 29th: 88.80%
Purcell Auctioneers. Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Richard Coughlan, who was often described as a Limerick instituti on June 29th: 87.66%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/17 on June 26th: 84.13%
Eldreds. Summer Living on July 7th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on July 5th: 82.26%
Christies. Old Master and British Works on Paper: Drawings, Watercolours and Prints 1500 - 1900 on July 5th: 81.74%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Adam and Eve on July 5th Actual price: USD $422,637.
  2. Christies 'BATAILLE D'AUSTERLITZ' [THE BATTLE OF AUSTERLITZ]. PARTLY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DICTATED TO GENERAL HENRI-GATIEN BERTRAND AND CORRECTED BY NAPOLEON, on July 7th Actual price: USD $332,763.
  3. Pierre Berge and Associes Mrs. Dalloway. on July 6th Actual price: USD $292,828.
  4. Christies Los Caprichos on July 5th Actual price: USD $249,054.
  5. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Journal du voleur. on July 6th Actual price: USD $179,946.
  6. Christies Saint Eustace on July 5th Actual price: USD $120,754.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes The Spectre of the Heart Funeral Parlors. on July 6th Actual price: USD $116,436.
  8. Pierre Berge and Associes The Miracle of the Rose. on July 6th Actual price: USD $116,436.
  9. Christies Christ returning from the Temple with His Parents on July 5th Actual price: USD $113,206.
  10. Christies Melencolia I on July 5th Actual price: USD $105,659.
  11. Bloomsbury Auctions Three cuttings from an exceptionally early manuscript of Paul the Deacon's Homiliary on July 6th Actual price: USD $105,039.
  12. Christies El famoso Americano, Mariano Ceballos, from: The Bulls of Bordeaux on July 5th Actual price: USD $90,565.
  13. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 5 Yuan 1956 Pick 872a S/M#C283-43 PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on July 6th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Christies Melencolia I on July 5th Actual price: USD $75,471.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions The Bishop Carr Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $75,028.
  16. Pierre Berge and Associes Le Journal du voleur. Autograph fragments accompanied by their typing, mounted on tabs on July 6th Actual price: USD $74,095.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes Voyage au Congo followed by Retour du Tchad and illustrated with sixty-four unpublished photographs by Marc Allégret. on July 6th Actual price: USD $68,171.
  18. Christies Knight, Death and the Devil on July 5th Actual price: USD $60,377.
  19. Christies Abraham's Sacrifice on July 5th Actual price: USD $57,358.
  20. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. 50 Dollars 1.1.1921 Pick 168s KNB56S Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on July 6th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  21. Bloomsbury Auctions Summa Sententiarum, ascribed to 'Master Odo', in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment on July 6th Actual price: USD $52,519.
  22. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 100 Yuan 1949 Pick 835a S/M#C282 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. on July 6th Actual price: USD $51,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on July 4th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 20 Yuan 1949 Pick 822a S/M#C282-27 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. on July 6th Actual price: USD $49,200.
  25. Christies Group of seven Horses on July 5th Actual price: USD $48,301.


40 total sales reported this week:

Withington Auctions, Inc.. After the 4th Summer Auction on July 8th: 97.44%
Purcell Auctioneers. Sale of the Library of the Late Mr Richard Coughlan, who was often described as a Limerick instituti on June 29th: 87.66%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Two Day Book Sale on July 8th: 49.55%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. The Robert Whitman Library on July 7th: 89.40%
PBA Galleries. Books in All Fields with Literature, Americana & Maps - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 6/27 on July 7th: 44.37%
Forum Auctions. Prints and Editions on July 7th: 59.04%
Eldreds. Summer Living on July 7th: 83.33%
Christies. The Exceptional Sale on July 7th: 100.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - 6th Sale on July 6th: 88.89%
Morphy Auctions. Timed Internet Only General Auction - bidstart 6/15 on July 6th: 61.11%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures on July 6th: 65.15%
Heritage Auctions. The Superman Patriotic Comics & Comic Art Showcase Auction on July 7th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 98.32%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Paper Money on July 6th: 99.66%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety Auction Online - bidstart 6/24 on July 5th: 68.97%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 5th: 92.86%
Christies. Old Master and British Works on Paper: Drawings, Watercolours and Prints 1500 - 1900 on July 5th: 81.74%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on July 5th: 82.26%
Pandolfini. Timed Auction: Works on Paper: Drawings, Paintings and Prints - bidstart 6/25 on July 4th: 56.25%
Pandolfini. Timed Auction: Books, Manuscripts and Autographs, Drawings and Prints - bidstart 6/25 on July 4th: 64.19%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/28 on July 5th: 99.40%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 6/19 on July 3rd: 99.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/26 on July 4th: 99.79%
New England Auctions. Posters - US, Chinese and Russian, with Art Books, etc. on June 28th: 63.45%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. American Historical Ephemera and Photography - bidstart 6/17 on June 28th: 74.22%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on July 2nd: 50.00%
Vermot de Pas. History of a Collection - Chapter 3: Contemporary Art and Multiples on July 1st: 77.33%
Rossini. Stamps, Books and Manuscripts, Comics, Posters on July 1st: 50.54%
Ader. Post-War and Contemporary Prints - Day 2 on July 1st: 67.68%
Ader. Post-War and Contemporary Prints on June 30th: 71.64%
Catawiki B. V.. Exclusive Cartography Auction on June 30th: 46.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/17 on June 29th: 88.80%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/17 on June 28th: 74.07%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/17 on June 27th: 79.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography Books - bidstart 6/17 on June 25th: 50.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/17 on June 26th: 84.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 2nd: 95.50%
Heritage Auctions. Alternative Movie Posters Showcase Auction on July 3rd: 98.22%


For the week ahead 47 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 11th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/1. 70 lots

Tue. Jul. 12th
Poster Auctions International, Inc.. New York. PAI-LXXXVII: Rare Posters - bidstart 6/14. 522 lots
Christies. London - King Street. First Editions, Second Thoughts: An Auction in Support of English PEN - bidstart 6/28. 89 lots
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Malaga. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 1. 640 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art and Design (online) - bidstart 7/5. 142 lots
Rossini. Paris. Philately, Books, Manuscripts, Posters. 327 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5. 323 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/5. 165 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books Auction. 267 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Graphic Art on Paper. 301 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/1. 30 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Online Sale - Posters. 572 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Auction - bidstart 7/6. 65 lots

Wed. Jul. 13th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 312 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Valuable Books and Manuscripts. 250 lots
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Malaga. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts Auction - Day 2. 560 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/6. 345 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Depth of Field: Photographs. 112 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 6/24. 826 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/6. 107 lots

Thu. Jul. 14th
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Billinghurst, West Sussex. Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps. 156 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 573 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Emporium Auction. 30 lots
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Sporting Sale 2022. 36 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 328 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doonesbury NFT Comics & Comic Art Charity Showcase Auction. 17 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. 20/21: The Chicago Edition. 154 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books, and Related Items. 285 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Bohemian Elegance: Eclectic Furniture and Art from the Estate of Mario Villa Part II. 42 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Autographs, and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/4. 148 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Summer Sale. 189 lots

Fri. Jul. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Treasures of the Silent Screen Movie Posters. 556 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 54 lots
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Ultimo. Rare Book Auction. 634 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 38 lots

Sat. Jul. 16th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Magic: The Collection of Jim DeLoach. 139 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . July Gallery Auction. 29 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. Historical Platinum Session. 34 lots
Addison and Sarova. Social Circle. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 298 lots
Early American. Rancho Santa Fe. History Auction at Early American. 195 lots

Sun. Jul. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/3. 324 lots
Addison and Sarova. Social Circle. Online Only Bookworm Auction. 324 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Online Auction - "Arenberg Collectibles" bidstart 7/7. 404 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/8. 38 lots

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