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Rare Book Hub: 49 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

For the week ending Friday, 22 July 2022, 49 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 7 in euros, 8 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 32 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $28,984,731 as 80% of all lots changed hands.  There were 10,102 offered while 8,159 were sold.  The average lot sold for $3,552.49.

 

Sotheby’s did the heavy lifting.

 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 1 on July 21st: $8,239,200
Heritage AuctionsHistorical Platinum Session on July 16th: $3,222,750
SothebysMasters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: $2,458,860
SothebysContemporary Discoveries - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: $2,294,712
Heritage AuctionsTreasures of the Silent Screen Movie Posters on July 16th: $2,246,579
SothebysBooks, Manuscripts and Music from Medieval to Modern - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: $1,966,549
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7 on July 21st: $1,639,008
ChristiesContemporary Edition - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: $1,477,854

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

AguttesLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Graphic Art on Paper on July 12th: 192.28%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBritish & European Paintings, Old Master Drawing & Prints on July 21st: 151.30%
Clars Auction GalleryJuly 16th Auction on July 16th: 130.63%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/1 on July 11th: 129.00%
ChristiesContemporary Edition - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 108.87%
SothebysFine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7 on July 21st: 107.74%
Chorley'sFine Art & Antiques on July 20th: 106.27%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 105.00%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 21st: 103.70%
SothebysMasters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 102.78%
Potter and Potter AuctionsMagic: The Collection of Jim DeLoach on July 16th: 100.03%


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

Heritage AuctionsTreasures of the Silent Screen Movie Posters on July 16th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Legendary Trading Card Games Showcase Auction on July 21st: 100.00%
Leland Little AuctionsJuly Estate Auction on July 21st: 100.00%
Addison and SarovaOnline Only Bookworm Auction on July 17th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/10 on July 18th: 99.79%
Potter and Potter AuctionsMagic: The Collection of Jim DeLoach on July 16th: 99.28%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 98.91%
AguttesLetters and Autograph Manuscripts - Graphic Art on Paper on July 12th: 98.67%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 17th: 97.53%
ArtcurialEnki Bilal on July 21st: 96.00%
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on July 16th: 95.64%
SothebysMasters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 92.50%
Potter and Potter AuctionsOnline Book Auction on July 21st: 91.87%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety Auction Online - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 91.18%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 16th: 90.50%
Heritage AuctionsHistorical Platinum Session on July 16th: 88.24%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 21st: 87.37%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/1 on July 11th: 87.14%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Wild West Auction, Day 1: Featuring the Gary Bracken Collection on July 21st: 85.47%
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on July 19th: 83.33%
SothebysModern Discoveries - bidstart 7/8 on July 20th: 83.10%
ChristiesContemporary Edition - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 82.57%
Sydney Rare Book AuctionsRare Book Auction on July 15th: 82.02%
Du MouchellesThe July Auctions on July 22nd: 81.73%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights | An official record of Virginia's ratification, containing the nucleus of the Bill of Rights on July 21st Actual price: USD $3,075,000.
  2. Sothebys Shakespeare, William | The First Folio on July 21st Actual price: USD $2,470,000.
  3. Sothebys A Previously Unrecorded Copy of the Official Massachusetts printing of the Declaration of Independence | "these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States" on July 21st Actual price: USD $2,228,000.
  4. Sothebys Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami-ura), also known as The Great Wave on July 21st Actual price: USD $679,577.
  5. Heritage Auctions [World War II, Bombing of Hiroshima]. Autograph Logbook of Capt. Robert A. Lewis [USAAF, Co-Pilot of the Enola Gay], containing the only IN-FLIGHT account of the "Little Boy" mission and the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. August 6, 1945. on July 16th Actual price: USD $543,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Extraordinary autograph manuscript for the first movement of his Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major, Op. 73 ("Emperor Concerto"). on July 16th Actual price: USD $471,000.
  7. Sothebys South Wind, Clear Weather (Gaifu kaisei), also known as Red Fuji on July 21st Actual price: USD $422,848.
  8. Heritage Auctions Complete Autographed Manuscript Signed ("Conan Doyle") of "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter." on July 16th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Excessively rare autograph manuscript of a draft of an aria "Non tardar amato bene," written for "Le Nozze de Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro) K. 492. on July 16th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  10. Sothebys [Browning], Elizabeth B. Barrett | "...the first utterances of my individuality." on July 21st Actual price: USD $226,800.
  11. Heritage Auctions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. on July 16th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  12. Sothebys Siberian Tiger, from Endangered Species (Feldman & Schellmann II.297) on July 19th Actual price: USD $214,200.
  13. Sothebys Autograph letter signed ("Th: Jefferson") as third President, to Philip Mazzei, reminiscing withthe Italian patriot who served Virginia during the Revolution on July 21st Actual price: USD $201,600.
  14. Christies Mick Jagger: one print on July 19th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  15. Sothebys The actor Bando Hikosaburo III in the role of Sagisaka Sanai on July 21st Actual price: USD $181,220.
  16. Christies The Virtues (H-9) on July 19th Actual price: USD $176,400.
  17. Sothebys Fine lengthy autograph letter signed ("der treue aufrichtige Franz[paraph]ia"), to his brother Ferdinand 24-25 August 1818 on July 19th Actual price: USD $166,605.
  18. Sothebys Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no yudachi) on July 21st Actual price: USD $166,119.
  19. Sothebys Vampire II (Schiefler 34; Woll 41) on July 20th Actual price: USD $163,800.
  20. Sothebys Giant Panda, from Endangered Species (Feldman & Schellmann II.295) on July 19th Actual price: USD $151,200.
  21. Sothebys Mick Jagger (Feldman & Schellmann II.140) on July 19th Actual price: USD $151,200.
  22. Christies Mick Jagger: one print on July 19th Actual price: USD $151,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. on July 16th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Genealogy Chart and Autograph Manuscript: Kinship of the Half-Elven and Concerning...The Hoard with Transmittal Typed Letter Signed, ("Ronald Tolkien"). on July 16th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions White Shadows in the South Seas (MGM, 1928). Very Fine. Academy Award Statuette (5.5" X 12.25"). on July 16th Actual price: USD $144,000.



49 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. The Wild West Auction, Day 2 on July 22nd: 69.44%
Vermot de Pas. NASA : HISTORY OF THE SPACE CONQUEST, PHOTOGRAPHIES AND ARTEFACTS - LIVE ONLY SALE on July 21st: 14.61%
Sothebys. Masters of the Woodblock: Important Japanese Prints - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 92.50%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 2 - bidstart 7/7 on July 21st: 76.72%
Sothebys. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana - Part 1 on July 21st: 46.15%
RR Auction. Olympic Memorabilia - bidstart 6/27 on July 21st: 77.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Online Book Auction on July 21st: 91.87%
Leland Little Auctions. July Estate Auction on July 21st: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Wild West Auction, Day 1: Featuring the Gary Bracken Collection on July 21st: 85.47%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 21st: 87.37%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. British & European Paintings, Old Master Drawing & Prints on July 21st: 79.13%
Christies. Tresspassing - bidstart 7/8 on July 21st: 68.42%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on July 21st: 45.35%
Artcurial. Enki Bilal on July 21st: 96.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 28.23%
Du Mouchelles. The July Auctions on July 22nd: 81.73%
Rossini. Photos, Books, Cameras and Photographic Material on July 19th: 57.26%
Chorley's. Fine Art & Antiques on July 20th: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. The Legendary Trading Card Games Showcase Auction on July 21st: 100.00%
Sothebys. Modern Discoveries - bidstart 7/8 on July 20th: 83.10%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on July 20th: 73.91%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 98.91%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety Auction Online - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 91.18%
Sothebys. Contemporary Discoveries - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 75.61%
Sothebys. Books, Manuscripts and Music from Medieval to Modern - bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 67.02%
Forum Auctions. Only Banksy on July 19th: 83.33%
Christies. Contemporary Edition - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 82.57%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic: The Collection of Jim DeLoach on July 16th: 99.28%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Opportunitie es the Library Collection of Dr. Ruy Pérez Tamayo on July 16th: 73.28%
Michaans Auctions. July Gallery Auction on July 16th: 79.31%
Early American. History Auction at Early American on July 16th: 78.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. July 17th Asian Art, Fine Art, Furniture & Jewelry on July 17th: 69.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. July 16th Auction on July 16th: 67.33%
Addison and Sarova. Online Only Bookworm Auction on July 17th: 100.00%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on July 16th: 95.64%
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Rare Book Auction on July 15th: 82.02%
Chiswick Auctions. Photographica on July 15th: 70.37%
Aguttes. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts - Graphic Art on Paper on July 12th: 98.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/1 on July 12th: 76.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/1 on July 11th: 87.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/1 on July 10th: 73.47%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 16th: 90.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/3 on July 17th: 97.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/10 on July 18th: 99.79%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Platinum Session on July 16th: 88.24%
Heritage Auctions. Treasures of the Silent Screen Movie Posters on July 16th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 25th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/15. 79 lots

Tue. Jul. 26th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Sale. 22 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19. 338 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19. 175 lots
Bonhams. New York. Iron and Ink Prints and Paintings, featuring Tetsubin from the Crawford - bidstart 7/18. 104 lots
Gorringes. Lewes. Book Sale. 401 lots
Hake's Auctions. York. Comic Books - bidstart 7/5. 752 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States Stamps and Postal History. 491 lots
Aspire Art Auctions. Illovo. P5'22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina & Print - bidstart 7/14. 104 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Photographs Japan Antiques Fine Art and Ephemera - bidstart 6/2. 142 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 7/20. 41 lots

Wed. Jul. 27th
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. A Distinguished Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints. 75 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/20. 301 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography from Africa and the Diaspora. 15 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books. 541 lots
Bonhams. New York. 10 Exceptional Works of Science - Online bidstart 7/20. 10 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica. 258 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Auction of a Collection of Irish & World Interest Books - Rare & Signed First Editions, Maps, Journa. 564 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/20. 93 lots

Thu. Jul. 28th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Jack and Beverly Waltman Collection Part II, with Fine Art & Photography. 449 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 300 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Cool For the Summer. 21 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The 9.8 Newsstand Comics Showcase Auction. 82 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 1. 569 lots

Fri. Jul. 29th
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 2. 632 lots
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Ultimo. ART Modernism, Expressionism, Monographs, Catalogue Raissones and more. 499 lots

Sat. Jul. 30th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -.

Sun. Jul. 31st
Schilb Antiquarian. Columbia. Rare Books with NO Reserve, NO Buyer's Premium. 104 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/17. 220 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.