Heading into March 66 sales are on the calendar. This is down from 82 in 2012 and the first down month comparison since May 2012. It’s too early to know how many lots will be posted and sold but we know that last year’s high volume lowered the median price by 3 to 4% even after allowing for a large increase in less expensive books that further lowered prices. Every month every year does not beat the prior year. In 2012 May was down 15 sales from 2011. The 2010 to 2009 comparison may be more appropriate. 2010 was higher only in 6 months.
In any event this March there is a sale every 11 hours and 15 minutes.
This year, as we head into March, 66 events are scheduled:
Fri. Mar 1st Heritage Auctions.. Texana . 204 lots
Sat. Mar. 2nd Dorotheum. Gun Books . 8 lots
Mon. Mar. 4th Bruun Rasmussen. Prints .
Tues. Mar. 5th Christie’s. Andy Wharhol. Internet sale ending today . 125 items
ERA Encheres. Maps . 1 item
Wed. Mar 6th Ader. Comics [208280. 140 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints . 58 items
Dominic Winter. Printed Books and Maps . 624 lots
Gray’s Auctioneers. Prints 
Thurs. Mar 7th Ader. Theatre and Performing Arts – Collection Jacques Lorcey 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Natural History and Sporting Books and Prints .
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books – online bidding ending today 
Pierre Berge & Associes. Ancient and Modern Books .
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints . 663 lots
Fri. Mar. 8th Alde. The Claude L. Library . 344 lots
Sat. Mar. 9th Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. Fine and Decorative Art: Prints and Books . 74 lots
Dorotheum. Fine Prints . 31 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Rare books, manuscripts and Ensor . 778 lots
Mon. Mar. 11th Alde. Library of the Castle of La Plagne . 331 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints .
Tues. Mar. 12th Dorotheum. Books and Decorative Prints . 305 lots
Wed. Mar. 13th Ader. Ancient and Modern Books . 289 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints .
Thurs. Mar. 14th Addison and Sarova. Rare Books: “God, Guts and Glory” the Library of a Southern Collector [1003a]
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books online sale ending today .
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile Books .
Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Rare Books online bidding ending today .
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature; Children’s and Illustrated Books .
Fri. Mar. 15th The Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints . 1,345 lots
Sat. Mar. 16th Addison and Sarova. Rare Books: “God, Guts and Glory” the Library of a Southern Collector [1003b]
The Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints  ending today. 1,345 lots
Sun. Mar. 17th Bonhams. Books, Prints, Photographs 
Mon. Mar. 18th Bruun Rasmussen. Prints .
Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. American History 
Tues. Mar. 19th Bloomsbury Auctions. Vintage Posters .
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Historical Photographs .
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Prints .
Sothebys. Modern and Contemporary Prints [L13162]
Sothebys. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [L13160].
Wed. Mar. 20th Bonhams. The Xi’an Incident: The Papers of Hyland “Bud” Lyon . 7 Lots
Christies. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints .
Christies. Library of a Spanish Bibliophile .
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints .
Thurs. Mar. 21st Ader. Threatre and Performing Arts – Collection of Jacques Lorcey .
Bloomsbury Auctions. Travel and Natural History Books .
Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Rare Book internet auction ending today .
Keys Fine Arts. Books .
Sothebys. Mark Birley: The Private Collection [L13313].
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African-Americana .
Fri. Mar. 22nd Gallerie Koller Auctions. Prints [A164a].
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books .
Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen]. Books and Prints .
Sat. Mar. 23rd Cottone. Prints .
Galerie Koller Auctions. Manuscripts and Books [A164b].
Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Vintage Movie Posters .
Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen]. Books and Prints  continued.
Sun. Mar. 24th Bonhams. Prints 
Osenat. French Empire at Fontainbleau .
Wed. Mar. 27th Cornette de Saint Cyr. Books and Autographs .
Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints [OMA-88].
Thurs. Mar. 28th Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Rare Books internet bidding ending today .
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana – African American History – Travel – Cartography .
Piasa. Ancient and Modern Prints .
Fri. Mar. 29th Piasa. Photographs .
Tajan. Books 
Sat. Mar. 30th Heritage Auctions [HA.com]. Entertainment and Music memorabilia .
On every AE page there is a search link to Upcoming Auctions. As we prepare to publish the lots for 34 upcoming sales are posted: 8,319. This number of course changes every day.