Auction Update Review
This past week we archived eight auctions: four denominated in dollars, two in British Pounds and two in Euros. It was a quiet week. The low estimate for lots sold was $2,582,800, the high estimate $3,323,184. Only 51.7% of all lots sold and the total sales compared to the total high estimate was 83.7%. It was an odd combination of sales.
Four of them were conducted by Bonhams:
The Estate of Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming, $1,534,625
David Hockney, $914,819
Books, Maps and Manuscripts, $413,179
Books and Manuscripts, $20,446
Respectively they archived the following percent of their aggregate high estimates:
They did very well.
Neal Auction of New Orleans had two sales and has been steadily increasing their presence in the print world.
Kiefer of Pforzheim, Germany continues to disperse a high volume of printed materials. Their two auctions reported this week contained 5,148 of the 7,471 lots offered this week.
This coming week there are the following auctions:
Christie’s Prints and Multiples in New York on April 26th;
Aguttes’ Ancient and Modern Books, Ancient papers on April 27th;
AntiquarianAuctions.co.za sale that runs on line beginning April 28th and concludes on May 5th;
Swann Galleries’ Old Master through Modern Prints on April 28th,
Gallery at Knotty Pine’s
Antiquarian and Estate Books & Historical Ephemera on April 30th.
Even when it is quiet there is plenty going on.