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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 24 Upcoming this Week

For the week ending Friday, 29 July 2022, 44 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 2 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 30 in US dollars and 1 in South African rand.

 

Turnover this past week was $25,118,539 as 87% of all lots changed hands.  There were 15,358 offered while 13,323 were sold.  The average lot sold for $1,885.

 

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Catalogue Auction on July 23rd: $17,935,324
Heritage AuctionsHollywood and Entertainment on July 23rd: $1,604,406
Hake's AuctionsComic Books - bidstart 7/5 on July 27th: $1,106,166
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 28th: 140.34%
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on July 26th: 123.82%
Heritage AuctionsThe Skourtes Collection of Fancy Serial Number $2 FRNs Currency Showcase Auction on July 24th: 117.11%
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Stamps and Postal History on July 28th: 109.88%
GorringesBook Sale on July 26th: 107.97%
Alexander Historical AuctionsSummer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 2 on July 29th: 106.40%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 102.43%
EldredsSummer Sale on July 27th: 102.42%


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

Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/17 on July 25th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe 9.8 Newsstand Comics Showcase Auction on July 28th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Skourtes Collection of Fancy Serial Number $2 FRNs Currency Showcase Auction on July 24th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.70%
Heritage AuctionsComic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 99.67%
New England AuctionsFine Books and Ephemera on July 28th: 99.06%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Wild West Auction, Day 3 on July 23rd: 98.25%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.00%
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Stamps and Postal History on July 28th: 96.54%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 28th: 96.33%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/10 on July 24th: 95.93%
New England AuctionsPhotographs Japan Antiques Fine Art and Ephemera - bidstart 6/2 on July 26th: 95.77%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 23rd: 95.50%
Hake's AuctionsComic Books - bidstart 7/5 on July 27th: 94.95%
Ripley AuctionsGreat Estates: Antiques To Post Modern Art & Design on July 23rd: 93.44%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - bidstart 7/20 on July 26th: 92.68%
GorringesBook Sale on July 26th: 91.52%
Revere AuctionsA Distinguished Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints on July 27th: 90.67%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersCool For the Summer on July 28th: 90.48%
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors' Books on July 26th: 90.25%
Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Catalogue Auction on July 23rd: 87.61%
Purcell AuctioneersAuction of a Collection of Irish & World Interest Books - Rare & Signed First Editions, Maps, Journa on July 27th: 87.59%
EldredsSummer Sale on July 27th: 86.36%
Sydney Rare Book AuctionsART Modernism, Expressionism, Monographs, Catalogue Raissones and more on July 29th: 84.57%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/8 on July 17th: 84.21%
Heritage AuctionsHollywood and Entertainment on July 23rd: 82.66%
Alexander Historical AuctionsSummer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 2 on July 29th: 82.44%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaThe Wild West Auction, Day 4 on July 24th: 82.35%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/8 on July 18th: 81.33%
Bonhams10 Exceptional Works of Science - Online bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 80.00%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1970's Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Championship Belt Earned in Victory over George Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle." on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,180,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $444,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1961 Topps Dice Game Mickey Mantle PSA Poor 1. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $396,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1971 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn & Signed Robe from Frazier I Bout with Provenance. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $348,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 2015 Upper Deck The Cup Connor McDavid (Rookie Autograph Patch-Level 2) #197 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 38/99 - Pop Three! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $228,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $186,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1968 Topps 3-D Test Roberto Clemente PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Six! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $162,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs - As Issued by Fleer. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $132,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Napoleon Lajoie #106 SGC NM/MT 8. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $114,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC VG/EX 4. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $99,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1977 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn & Signed Robe from Earnie Shavers Bout with Provenance--Photo Matched! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $87,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Rookie PSA VG 3 (MK). on July 23rd Actual price: USD $87,000.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER’S LAST MESSAGE TO GERMANY: “I SHALL REMAIN IN BERLIN…” on July 28th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1964 Sonny Liston Fight Worn Robe from Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) I Bout with Provenance. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $81,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1963 Topps Mickey Mantle #200 PSA Mint 9 - Only Two Higher. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $81,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 2000 Bowman Chrome Tom Brady (Refractor) Rookie #236 PSA Mint 9. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Bonhams Procli, De sphaera liber I. Cleomedis, De mundo ... Arati Solensis Phaeonomena ... Dionysii Afri, Descriptio orbis habitabilis. Omnia Graece et Latine ita coniuncta ... una cum Ioan. Honteri Coronensis De Cosmographiae rudimentis. Basel: Henri Petri, 1561 on July 27th Actual price: USD $63,375.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1976 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn & Signed Gloves from Ken Norton III Bout with Provenance. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $63,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 SGC VG 3. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $63,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1948 Bowman Stan Musial Rookie #36 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $63,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady (Rookie Ticket Autograph) #144 BGS Mint 9, Auto 10. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $57,618.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1986 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie #161 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $57,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle (Gray Back) #135 SGC Mint 9. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $56,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Yogi Berra #104 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $56,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1966 Muhammad Ali vs. Henry Cooper II Both Pairs of Fight Worn Gloves with Provenance. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $55,200.


44 total sales reported this week:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 20th: 74.29%
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. ART Modernism, Expressionism, Monographs, Catalogue Raissones and more on July 29th: 84.57%
New England Auctions. Fine Books and Ephemera on July 28th: 99.06%
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. July 2022 Auction on July 28th: 27.21%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Cool For the Summer on July 28th: 90.48%
Heritage Auctions. The 9.8 Newsstand Comics Showcase Auction on July 28th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 28th: 96.33%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 2 on July 29th: 82.44%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Historical Militaria & Autographs Live Auction - Day 1 on July 28th: 78.21%
Robert Siegel Galleries. United States Stamps and Postal History on July 28th: 96.54%
Revere Auctions. A Distinguished Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints on July 27th: 90.67%
Purcell Auctioneers. Auction of a Collection of Irish & World Interest Books - Rare & Signed First Editions, Maps, Journa on July 27th: 87.59%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica on July 27th: 60.08%
Bonhams. 10 Exceptional Works of Science - Online bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 80.00%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography from Africa and the Diaspora on July 27th: 26.67%
Hake's Auctions. Comic Books - bidstart 7/5 on July 27th: 94.95%
Eldreds. Summer Sale on July 27th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 99.67%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - bidstart 7/20 on July 26th: 92.68%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books on July 26th: 90.25%
New England Auctions. Photographs Japan Antiques Fine Art and Ephemera - bidstart 6/2 on July 26th: 95.77%
Gorringes. Book Sale on July 26th: 91.52%
Bonhams. Iron and Ink Prints and Paintings, featuring Tetsubin from the Crawford - bidstart 7/18 on July 26th: 72.12%
Aspire Art Auctions. P5'22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina & Print - bidstart 7/14 on July 26th: 42.31%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/10 on July 24th: 95.93%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/17 on July 25th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/8 on July 19th: 73.91%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/8 on July 18th: 81.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/8 on July 17th: 84.21%
Koller Auctions. ibid Prints and Multiples on July 6th: 62.14%
Koller Auctions. ibid Photographs on July 7th: 51.30%
Arenberg Auctions. Online Auction - "Arenberg Collectibles" bidstart 7/7 on July 17th: 75.74%
Ripley Auctions. Great Estates: Antiques To Post Modern Art & Design on July 23rd: 93.44%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on July 23rd: 63.64%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Wild West Auction, Day 4 on July 24th: 82.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Wild West Auction, Day 3 on July 23rd: 98.25%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on July 23rd: 95.50%
Heritage Auctions. The Skourtes Collection of Fancy Serial Number $2 FRNs Currency Showcase Auction on July 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 97.00%
Heritage Auctions. Hollywood and Entertainment on July 23rd: 82.66%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Sports Catalogue Auction on July 23rd: 87.61%


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 1st
One Source Auctions. Canandaigua. Quality Antiques and Collectibles Online Auction. 76 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana. 28 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 7/22. 57 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. Fine and Decorative Art Online bidstart 6/15. 26 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Premium Auction - Books. 26 lots

Tue. Aug. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/26. 342 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 7/26. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 74 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety, Online Onlly - bidstart 7/22. 20 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/22. 19 lots

Wed. Aug. 3rd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 152 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 7/27. 309 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 7/27. 106 lots

Thu. Aug. 4th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Marine Sale. 35 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 413 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 245 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Key Comics Showcase Auction. 110 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Day One - A Vast North Shore Estate Ephemera Collection. 661 lots

Sat. Aug. 6th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 7/30. 200 lots

Sun. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 7/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Poster Weekly - bidstart 7/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - bidstart 7/24. 233 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Bim's Military Payment Certificates Currency Showcase Auction. 135 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/29. 55 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.