Auction Update Review

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Summer is upon us

For the week ending June 25th fifteen auctions were archived, three denominated in dollars, four in British pounds and eight in Euros.  Nine thousand five hundred and seventy-five lots were offered and 5,143 sold.  Absent Kiefer that offered 5,658 lots and sold 2,181 of them [38.5%], the other sales together sold 75.6% of their lots.

 

Four of the fifteen sales reached or exceeded 100% of the high estimate for all their lots:

 

Osenat.  The French Empire in Fontainbleau on June 5th:  266%;

Piasa.  Petite Prints on June 9th:  195%;

Piasa.  Manuscript – Second Vacation on June 21st:  159%

Christie’s.  Vintage Film Posters on June 15th:  125%

 

For the items that sold the aggregate low estimate was $3,012,085 and the aggregate high estimate $3,838,052.  The total of the high estimates for all lots, sold and unsold, was $6,406,519, the total of all completed transactions $5,593,855 or 87.3% of the total of the high estimates.

 

It was altogether a good week.

 

For the week ahead the following sales are scheduled:

 

Monday June 27th.                Cowans, Inc.  Civil War Photography;

                                                Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Archeology;

Tuesday June 28th.               Bonhams.  Books, Maps & Manuscripts;

                                                Dorotheum.  Militaria;

Wednesday June 29th.         Aguttes.  Autograph letters and documents, ancient and modern books;

Thursday June 30th.             Aguttes.  Ancient and Modern Books;

                                                Bloomsbury Auctions.  Modern and Contemporary Prints including Andy Warhol and Pop Legacy;

                                                Pacific Book Auctions.  Fine & Rare Books from two Private Collections;

Friday July 1st.                      Piasa.  Ancient,  Modern and Contemporary Photographs;

Saturday July 2nd.                Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters;

 

Auctions continue to be busy although the focus has shifted from the United States

to Europe.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE 

  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
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  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
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