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Auctions: The Pace Quickens

For the week ending Saturday March 17th 20 auctions were archived in the AED; 9 denominated in Euros, 3 in British Pounds, 8 in US dollars.  Five thousand one hundred and eighty lots were offered and 4,108 sold for a 79% success rate.  Total turnover was $11,808,311, a number exaggerated by Christie’s successful sale of photographs on March 12th that brought in $5,903,250 for 36 lots.  The other 19 sales and their 4,072 lots raised $5,905,081. 

 

Five sales reached or exceeded 100% of their total high estimate:

 

Neal Auctions.  Prints on March 10th:  751%
Christie's.  Masterworks by William Eggleston on March 12th:  176%

Dorotheum.  Prints on March 12th:  149%

Sotheby’s.  The Collection of Giovanni and Gabriella Barilla on March 14th:  139%

Lyon and Turnbull.  The Blair Sale on March 14th:  104%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

 

Monday Mar 19th      Rossini.  Posters [18630]

 

Tuesday Mar 20th     Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1212]

 

Wed’day Mar 21st     Alde.  Ancient and Modern Books [18893]

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Travel and Natural History [35878]

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Prints [1212 continued]

                                    Christie’s.  Books [4802]

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1025]

                                    Webb’s.  C. L. Thomas Collection [032112]

 

Thursday Mar 22nd   Ader.  Books of Photos [18833]

                                    Alde.  Library of an Amateur [18316]

                                    Cowan’s Auctions.  Online American History [262]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books [201212]

 

Friday Mar 23rd         Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Movie Posters [7055]

                                    Venator and Hanstein.  Buch und Graphikauktionen [122]

 

Saturday Mar 24th    Cottone.  Prints [62]

                                    Dirk Soulis.  Spivey, Phase III [30112]

                                    Ferraton.  Prints [18448]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Movie Posters [7055]

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Prints [627]

                                    Venator and Hanstein.  Buch und Graphikauktionen [123]

 

The pace continues to quicken.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

March 18th, 2012

  • <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>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.
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    <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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