Auction Update Review

Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 63 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 2 December 2022, 40 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 2 denominated in Canadian dollars, 1 in Swiss francs, 2 in Danish krone, 11 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $15,653,818.04 as 72.52% of all lots changed hands.  There were 14,780 offered and 10,718 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $1,460.52.

 

Traditionally, significant material changes hands in December.  May luck be in your favor!

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

SothebysThe Library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Earl of Fairhaven, Part II on November 29th: $4,216,241
Heritage AuctionsHistorical Platinum Session on December 1st: $1,666,125
Bubb KuyperBooks and Graphics on November 25th: $1,310,160
Ketterer Kunst DoerlingRare Books on November 28th: $1,135,596

 


7 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Aguttes56 • VARIA • LETTRES & MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES • PHILATÉLIE - ŒUVRES GRAPHIQUES on December 1st: 170.85%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersAnnual Thanksgiving Americana on November 25th: 144.98%
SothebysThe Library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Earl of Fairhaven, Part II on November 29th: 132.74%
Bruun RasmussenBooks From Valdemar's Castle on November 30th: 128.80%
Waverly AuctionsQuinns Rare Books, Prints and Autographs on November 29th: 112.85%
Christian Hesse AuktionenAutumn Auction on November 26th: 104.38%
ArtcurialLimited Editions on November 29th: 101.70%


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

Heritage AuctionsTuesday World Paper Money Select Auction - bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsFox Comics Showcase Auction on December 1st: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday US Currency Select Auction - bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 100.00%
Aguttes56 • VARIA • LETTRES & MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES • PHILATÉLIE - ŒUVRES GRAPHIQUES on December 1st: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction - bidstart 11/20 on November 28th: 99.69%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 98.00%
New England AuctionsTRAVEL & EXPLORATION, HUNTING & FISHING BOOKS & EPHEMERA CATALOG - Part 2 on November 29th: 97.97%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 97.76%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersAnnual Thanksgiving Americana on November 25th: 96.67%
Waverly AuctionsQuinns Rare Books, Prints and Autographs on November 29th: 96.42%
Bruun RasmussenBooks From Valdemar's Castle on November 30th: 96.00%
Heritage AuctionsSunday Sports Collectibles Select Auction - bidstart 11/13 on November 27th: 94.01%
Heritage AuctionsSunday Movie Posters Select Auction - bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 88.33%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on November 29th: 88.06%
Heritage AuctionsTexana on November 30th: 86.05%
Sloane Street AuctionsThe Winter Fine Art, Old Masters, Antiques, and Antiquarian Books Sale Including the Contents of the on November 30th: 85.71%
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts, and Works on Paper on December 1st: 83.63%
SothebysThe Library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Earl of Fairhaven, Part II on November 29th: 81.82%
Potter and Potter AuctionsFine and Outsider Art on December 1st: 81.74%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Marilyn Monroe. Photograph Inscribed and Signed to Joe DiMaggio. on December 1st Actual price: USD $300,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Stephen F. Austin Autograph Manuscript Document Twice Signed in the Text. on December 1st Actual price: USD $225,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Thomas Jefferson Letter Signed as Secretary of State. on December 1st Actual price: USD $225,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Thomas Jefferson Act of Congress Signed as Secretary of State. on December 1st Actual price: USD $175,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Theodore Roosevelt Typed Manuscript Page of the 1912 Speech Carried During His Attempted Assassination. on December 1st Actual price: USD $106,250.
  6. Heritage Auctions Harry S Truman and Douglas MacArthur Signed Japanese Instrument of Surrender. on December 1st Actual price: USD $87,500.
  7. Heritage Auctions Harry S Truman Typed Letter Signed to U.S. Attorney Sam M. Wear Written One Week After He Relieved General Douglas MacArthur of His Command. on December 1st Actual price: USD $75,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions [Enola Gay]. AAF Cloth Chart owned and used by George Caron, tail gunner aboard the B-29 Enola Gay, on its historic bombing mission of the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, on December 1st Actual price: USD $68,750.
  9. Artcurial Eau-forte XX - 1972 on November 29th Actual price: USD $61,400.
  10. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Newe unbekanthe landte und ein newe weldte, 1508. on November 28th Actual price: USD $56,960.
  11. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Biblia beyder Allt und Newen Testaments Teutsch, 1529. on November 28th Actual price: USD $55,665.
  12. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Gart der Gesundheit, Augsburg 1485 on November 28th Actual price: USD $49,193.
  13. Artcurial Untitled - 1985 on November 29th Actual price: USD $49,120.
  14. Heritage Auctions James Bowie Autograph Pay Order Signed. on November 30th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  15. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Buch der Chroniken und Geschichten, 1493. on November 28th Actual price: USD $45,309.
  16. Bruun Rasmussen Franckenstein, Longolius and Ludovici (main eds.): Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexikon aller Wissenschaften und Künste. Complete in 68 vols. incl. 4 vols. of Supplements. Folio. on November 30th Actual price: USD $41,819.
  17. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Alle Propheten nach Hebraischer sprach verteutscht, 1527. on November 28th Actual price: USD $41,425.
  18. Heritage Auctions [John Binns]. Declaration of Independence. In Congress. July 4th. 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America... on December 1st Actual price: USD $40,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions General Douglas MacArthur Autograph Speech Signed, Being the First Handwritten Instance of His Famous Statement, "I shall return." on December 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  20. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Radierungen aus Brahmsphantasie, Amor und Psyche, Intermezzi, Dramen - 9 Bll, um 1880-1890. on November 28th Actual price: USD $36,247.
  21. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President. on December 1st Actual price: USD $35,000.
  22. Artcurial Pumpkin B - 1999 on November 29th Actual price: USD $34,111.
  23. Artcurial Eau-forte XIV - 1961 on November 29th Actual price: USD $34,111.
  24. Artcurial Eau-forte XXXI - 1974 on November 29th Actual price: USD $34,111.
  25. Artcurial Eau-forte XXXVI - 1979 on November 29th Actual price: USD $34,111.

 

40 total sales reported this week:

Tajan. Prints on December 1st: 46.48%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Fine and Outsider Art on December 1st: 81.74%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Beats, Bukowski and the Counterculture on December 1st: 73.82%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Discovery Auction on December 1st: 63.64%
Koller Auctions. Prints and Multiples on December 1st: 78.82%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Platinum Session on December 1st: 69.57%
Heritage Auctions. Fox Comics Showcase Auction on December 1st: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Works on Paper on December 1st: 83.63%
De Baecque and Associes. Ancient and Modern Books on December 1st: 74.26%
Bonhams. Space Photography Online - bidstart 11/22 on December 1st: 56.83%
Artcurial. Comic Strips Online - bidstart 11/25 on December 1st: 47.25%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 20.97%
Aguttes. 56 • VARIA • LETTRES & MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES • PHILATÉLIE - ŒUVRES GRAPHIQUES on December 1st: 100.00%
Sloane Street Auctions. The Winter Fine Art, Old Masters, Antiques, and Antiquarian Books Sale Including the Contents of the on November 30th: 85.71%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books From Valdemar's Castle on November 30th: 96.00%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on November 30th: 86.05%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/23 on November 30th: 97.76%
Waverly Auctions. Quinns Rare Books, Prints and Autographs on November 29th: 96.42%
Sothebys. The Library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Earl of Fairhaven, Part II on November 29th: 81.82%
New England Auctions. TRAVEL & EXPLORATION, HUNTING & FISHING BOOKS & EPHEMERA CATALOG - Part 2 on November 29th: 97.97%
Morton Subastas. Ancient and Contemporary Books Auction on November 29th: 38.25%
Canada Book Auctions Limited. Art Reference, Decorative Arts and Photography Books on November 30th: 70.59%
Canada Book Auctions Limited. Important Birds Books from a Private Collection on November 29th: 50.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on November 29th: 88.06%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on November 29th: 76.92%
ALDE. Original Bindings & Modern Illustrated Books on November 29th: 56.39%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. NRC Auctions on November 29th: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday World Paper Money Select Auction - bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday US Currency Select Auction - bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 100.00%
Bubb Kuyper. Books and Graphics on November 25th: 66.37%
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Fine Autographs and Memorabilia on November 17th: 39.39%
Finarte. Photographs: Under IK on November 16th: 33.01%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Rare Books on November 28th: 57.14%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Autumn Auction on November 26th: 73.86%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Annual Thanksgiving Americana on November 25th: 96.67%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Sports Collectibles Select Auction - bidstart 11/13 on November 27th: 94.01%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Movie Posters Select Auction - bidstart 11/20 on November 27th: 88.33%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction - bidstart 11/20 on November 28th: 99.69%


For the week ahead 63 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 5th
Christies. Rome. Un Folle Amour: The Agrati Collection - bidstart 11/23. 52 lots
Finarte. Rome. Prints and Multiples. 400 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Online Only. 22 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session I. Children's Books, Picture Books, Literature, Manuscripts, Old Books 16th-19th Cent., Ams. 542 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/25.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 11/25.

Tue. Dec. 6th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints Auction. 548 lots
Finarte. Rome. Books, Autographs, and Prints. 594 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday US Currency Select Auction - bidstart 11/29. 412 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday World Paper Money Select Auction - bidstart 11/29. 151 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Eugène Atget Photographs Sold by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 42 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Photographs. 135 lots
ALDE. Paris. Photography Books. 209 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Christmas Rare Books and Collectors' Sale. 1105 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Books and Ephemera. 120 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Paper Money. 433 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Special Chabad Auction in Honor of Chag HaGeulah Yud-Tes Kislev. 91 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. SPORLYMPIC IX : ATHLETICS, AUTOMOBILE, BOXING, CYCLING, SOCCER, OLYMPIC GAMES, WRESTLING AND WEIGHTL. 361 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session II Cartography part 2, Comics, Photobooks & Photography, Asia and Asian Arts, Graphic Arts,. 458 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 46 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Books and Ephemera List. 205 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 7/22.

Wed. Dec. 7th
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/23. 244 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures Auction. 74 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/30. 332 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 11/30. 128 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 275 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Photography of the 19th-21st Centuries. 582 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 11/18. 975 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Alternative Movie Posters Showcase Auction. 329 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints and Multiples - online only - bidstart 11/22. 85 lots
Bonhams. New York. Classic Hollywood Film and Television. 237 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session III Fine Arts (Typography, Reference Works, Ex Libris, Periodicals, Fashion), Erotica, Sport. 477 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 11/25.

Thu. Dec. 8th
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. Billinghurst, West Sussex. Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps. 59 lots
PBA Galleries. Berkeley. PBA Comics: The Spidey Sale, Including The Steve Ditko Collection, Part I. 250 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Drawings, Prints, Rare Books, Manuscripts, Atlases. 1427 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Books, Maps, Globes and Manuscripts. 224 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 291 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books. 275 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Key Comics. 142 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photography - Online Only - bidstart 11/22. 120 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Day 3. 127 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Modern and Contemporary Art. 569 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Mid-Century, Modern, Contemporary Art and Design Online. 82 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. HISTORY, FASHION AND ENTERTAINMENT - AUTOGRAPHS, BOOKS, DOCUMENTS, MANUSCRIPTS, POSTERS - LIVE SALE. 342 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session 4 Adolph Friedländer Poster Auction Part II. 449 lots

Fri. Dec. 9th
Sothebys. London. Old Master Prints - bidstart 12/2. 83 lots
Sothebys. New York. Age of Wonder - bidstart 11/25. 44 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Art of All Things Disney Animation Art Signature Auction. 2024 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Fall Historical Militaria & Zeppelin Live Auction 2022. 156 lots
Bonhams. New York. Deck the Walls: Prints and Multiples - bidstart 11/29. 183 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Holiday Sale. 24 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session V Artists' books, Editions and Ephemera (late 20th cent.). 448 lots

Sat. Dec. 10th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 12/3. 200 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic Auction. 269 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Winter Gallery Auction. 112 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction. 534 lots

Sun. Dec. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction - bidstart 12/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Movie Posters Select Auction - bidstart 12/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Sports Collectibles Select Auction - bidstart 11/27. 285 lots
Stephenson's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Southampton. Rock Concert and Movie Posters.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/2. 70 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Potter (Beatrix). Complete set of four original illustrations for the nursery rhyme, 'This pig went to market', 1890s. £60,000 to £80,000.
    Forum, May 30: Dante Alighieri.- Lactantius (Lucius Coelius Firmianus). Opera, second edition, Rome, 1468. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, May 30: Distilling.- Brunschwig (Hieronymus). Liber de arte Distillandi de Compositis, first edition of the so-called 'Grosses Destillierbuch', Strassburg, 1512. £22,000 to £28,000.
    Forum, May 30: Eliot (T.S.), W. H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, & others. A Personal Anthology for Eric Walter White, 60 autograph poems. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum, May 30: Cornerstone of French Enlightenment Philosophy.- Helvetius (Claude Adrien). De l'Esprit, true first issue "A" of the suppressed first edition, Paris, 1758. £20,000 to £30,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    30th May 2024
    Forum, May 30: Szyk (Arthur). The Haggadah, one of 125 copies, this out-of-series, Beaconsfield Press, 1940. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Fleming (Ian). Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, 1953. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, May 30: Japan.- Ryusui (Katsuma). Umi no Sachi [Wealth of the Sea], 2 vol., Tokyo, 1762. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Computing.- Operating and maintenance manual for the BINAC binary automatic computer built for Northrop Aircraft Corporation 1949, Philadelphia, 1949. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, May 30: Burmese School (probably circa 1870s). Folding manuscript, or parabaik, from the Court Workshop at the Royal Court at Manadaly, Burma, [c.1870s]. £8,000 to £12,000.
  • Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Marx, Das Kapital,1867. Dedication copy. Est: € 120,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1380. Est: € 25,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Theodor de Bry, Indiae Orientalis, 1598-1625. Est: € 80,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviary, Latin manuscript, around 1450-75. Est: € 10,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    G. B. Piranesi, Vedute di Roma, 1748-69. Est: € 60,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    K. Schmidt-Rottluff, Arbeiter, 1921. Orig. watercolour on postcard. Est: € 18,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Breviarium Romanum, Latin manuscript, 1474. Est: € 20,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    C. J. Trew, Plantae selectae, 1750-73. Est: € 28,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    M. Beckmann, Apokalypse, 1943. Est: € 50,000
    Ketterer Rare Books
    Auction May 27th
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Ulrich von Richenthal, Das Concilium, 1536. Est: € 9,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    I. Kant, Critik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. Est: €12,000
    Ketterer Rare Books, May 27:
    Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) / Die Volks-Illustrierte (VI), 1932-38. Est: €8,000
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD