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Auctions in March

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There will be almost a hundred auctions this month

Auctions in March


For the month of March 89 auctions in the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera category are scheduled.  The pace of sales is brisk, the year over year comparison suggests we’ll see 95+ events on the calendar in a few weeks.

 

As has now been reported elsewhere in AE Monthly by Mike Stillman, the median lot realization at auction rebounded in 2013 for the first time in 5 years, up some 7%.

 

The auctions in March so far suggest the trend toward a more eclectic mix of printed items continues to intensify.  Comics and movie posters, autographs, and prints are now every day offerings sitting side by side with the books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera that have over the past ten years dominated the category.

 

To some extent the early indicators of what will soon become mainstream are the intense and fresh offerings at the independent fairs where, if you have a heartbeat and the price of a table you can present your best thinking and your ideas on where collecting in the category is going.  From there to the mainstream, to price guides, into dealer and auction catalogues is then only a short journey if seasoned professionals in the field endorse the direction.

 

The auctions represent the day-to-day reality and the unscripted shows a window on tomorrow.  Based on the auction mix we are now knee-deep in transition from ‘what we know’ to what the field is becoming.  So it’s interesting and complex.     

Sun. Mar. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 2/26

Mon. Mar. 3rd 
Skinner. Boston. Prints - Internet bidstart 2/24

Tue. Mar. 4th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Autographs
Christies. New York. TWO DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTIONS:THE ESTATE OF THE HON. NOREEN DREXEL, NEWPORT, R.I., THE ESTA. 3 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 55 lots 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Asian Decorative Arts - Woodblock Prints, Reference Books. 13 lots 

Wed. Mar. 5th 
Bonhams. London. Single Owner Law Sale Part 1. 472 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents
Sothebys. London. 1000 Ways of Seeing - Prints. 52 lots 

Thu. Mar. 6th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Natural History
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 230 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. 661 lots 
ALDE. Paris. Library of Amateur Architecture, from Vitruvius to Ledoux. 148 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/27

Fri. Mar. 7th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints and Books. 23 lots 
Rossini. Paris. Prints

Sat. Mar. 8th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips

Sun. Mar. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/2
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/2

Mon. Mar. 10th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Experience: African American Photographs

Tue. Mar. 11th 
Doyle New York. New York. Prints
Sothebys. Paris. Felix Marcilhac, Private Collection
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily

Wed. Mar. 12th 
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints
ERA Encheres. Villefranche sur Saône. Books, Manuscripts and Photographs
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare and Fine Books in All Fields. 170 lots 
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica: Books and Manuscripts
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 2/21

Thu. Mar. 13th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books with Material from the Pacific School of Religion
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 146 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6

Fri. Mar. 14th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Estate of Harold K. Hill Antiques - Prints, Books

Sat. Mar. 15th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texana. 237 lots 
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. Posters and Art - Internet bidstart 2/17

Sun. Mar. 16th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/9
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/9

Tue. Mar. 18th 
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Prints, Books, Maps
Paige Auction. Portland. Collectors Sale - Ephemera
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. 25791
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia

Wed. Mar. 19th 
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
Christies. London - King Street. Prints
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Prints
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Books, Maps and Prints
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books
Christies. London - King Street. James Ensor Prints - The Mira Jacob Collection

Thu. Mar. 20th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Library of a Gentleman
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 3/13
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/13

Fri. Mar. 21st 
Tajan. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Prints
ALDE. Paris. Autographs

Sat. Mar. 22nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters

Sun. Mar. 23rd 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/16
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/16

Mon. Mar. 24th 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Early Photographs

Tue. Mar. 25th 
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Prints

Wed. Mar. 26th 
Sothebys. Paris. Curiosity: A Modern Look
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. 1207
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books

Thu. Mar. 27th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Automobilia
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript African Americana
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - Trave - Maps and Views
Sothebys. London. Exploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part I, A-C
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/20

Fri. Mar. 28th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Books, Graphics, Autographs
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Print, Books and Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Bidstart 3/21

Sat. Mar. 29th 
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern Art Graphics
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Albums By-Products
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints and Antiquarian and Modern Books
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Books and Ephemera

Sun. Mar. 30th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/23
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 3/23

 

To search upcoming auctions use either the keyword or advanced search at the top of AE pages.  For auctions to come up ahead of the AED and BFS select upcoming auctions from the drop down menu to the left of the keyword search. 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. <i>A superb collection of manuscripts signed by Lincoln and relics related to Lincoln’s death</i>. Washington, 1864-1865
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Rare Relic of the Underground Railroad (1857). <i>$500 Reward Ran away ...</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> CARTER, SUSANNAH. <i>The Frugal Housewife,</i> (1772) the second American cookbook, plates by Paul Revere.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> SCHIRRA, WALTER M.. Icon of the American Space Program. <i>A Complete Set of Schirra’s Flight Log Books (1947-69).</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A fine pair of daguerreotypes, one a black nurse holding a white baby, the other the white parents. Maryland, c. 1853.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Internet. (COMPUTERS.) CERF, VINTON & KAHN, ROBERT. <i>"A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication" in IEEE Transactions on Communications.</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Anne & Margot Frank's copy of <i>Grimm's Fairy Tales</i>, in which Anne wrote her own and Margot's name, circa 1940. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Albert Einstein, group of 4 letters Signed to Helmut L. Bradt regarding Bradt's emigration to the U.S., one bearing Nazi censor ink stamps, 1939-40. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Archive of items from Ludwig Bemelmans to producer Mary K. Frank, concerning <i>The Street <br>Where the Heart Lies</i>, 1959-62. <br>$10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Archive of correspondence to<br>Edwin A. Van Valkenburg from President Theodore Roosevelt and members of his family, 1913-21. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Oscar Wilde, manuscript notes panning a book on book collecting, circa 1886. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b><br>John Hancock, partly-printed document Signed as Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, 1781.<br>$4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Franz Liszt, Autograph Letter<br>Signed to Carl Gille, Rome, 1869. $4,00 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b> Joseph Conrad, photograph Signed and dated, 1918. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 5:</b><br>Two Guns White Calf, photograph postcard Signed with his pictogram, 1929. $800 to $1,200.
  • Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, 8 June 2016, New York
    Bonhams June 8: ARISTOTLE.<br>384-322 B.C.E. De animalibus <br>US$ 300,000-500,000.
  • Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 18. Blaeu, <i>Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula</i>, 1660.<br>Est. $14000-$17000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 20. Pitt, <i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula</i>, 1680. Est. $9500-$11000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 65. Ortelius, <i>Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio</i>, 1571. <br>Est. $6000-$7000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 84. Bailleul, <i>L'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principales Parties</i>, 1752.<br>Est. $19000-$22000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 99. Sayer & Bennett, <i>The American Military Pocket Atlas</i>, 1776. <br>Est. $10000-$12000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 269. Reid, <i>Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia</i>, 1796. <br>Est. $2750-$3500
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 291. Carleton, <i>Map of Massachusetts Proper</i>, 1801. Est. $12000-$14000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 378. Keulen, <i>Pas Kaart vande Noord Oost Kust van Cuba en d'Oost Kust van Florida</i>, 1695. Est. $3250-$4000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 651. Ptolemy/Fries, <i>Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae Maioris</i>, 1541.<br>Est. $3000-$4000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 688. Wit, <i>Nova Africa Descriptio</i>, 1660.<br>Est. $2750-$3500
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 706. Ortelius, <i>Maris Pacifici</i>, 1589.<br>Est. $8000-$9000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 727. Audubon, <i>Least Stormy-Petrel</i>, 1836. Est. $1400-$1700
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 741. Bordone, <i>Isolario</i>, 1547.<br>Est. $16000-$19000
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 747. Teesdale, <i>A New General Atlas of the World</i>, 1835. Est. $2000-$2750
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 752. Colton, <i>Colton's Atlas of the World Volume I and II</i>, 1856.<br>Est. $2500-$3250
    Old World Auctions (May 4): Lot 760. Prevost, <i>Histoire Generale des Voyages ... Tome Quatorzieme</i>, 1757. <br>Est. $2400-$3000
  • <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 131. After Karl Bodmer (1809-1983) Pehriska-Ruhpa Aquatint. $1500-$2500
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 212. Catlin Snow Show Dance Hand Tinted Lithograph No. 14. $1000-$2000.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 213: Hurlimann After Bodner Saukie Fox Indians Aquatint. $500-$1000.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 226: After Karl Bodmer. Dance of the Mandan Indians Aquatint. $1000-$1500.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 281: Karl Bodmer (1809-1983) Massika and Wakusasse Hand. $750-$1500.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 244: After Catlin Nah-To-Toh Pa Lithograph, Plus Another. $300-$600.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 305: History...Indian Tribes N. America, McKenney & Hall, 3. $3000-$5000.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 316: Catlin, George, "North American Indians," 1841, 2 Vols. $500-$1000.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 284: Catlin, George, "North American Indians," 1926, 2 Vols. $200-$300.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 285: Coleson, Miss Ann, "Among the<br>Sioux Indians!" 1864. $500-$1000.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 289: Heard, L.V.D., Sioux War and Massacres, 1865, First. $400-$800.
    <b>Dirk Soulis April 30:</b> Lot 288: Life of Life of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak or Black Hawk, 1834. $400-$800.

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