Auction Update Review

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Do You Believe in Magic?

For the week ending March 31st 17 auctions were archived; 6 in US dollars, 6 in Euros and 5 in British Pounds.  Total turnover was $22,261,567, 98% of the aggregate high estimate of all lots listed.  Six thousand and twenty lots were offered and 4,896 sold for an 81% success rate.  It was a good week. 

 

The strength was in prints.  Christies and Sotheby’s together raised $10,203,560 on 341 lots.  Books, maps and ephemera also did well, if not so breathtakingly.  Here too Sotheby’s swung the big bat realizing $5,976,388 on the sale of 185 [of 190] lots of Books from the Library of R. + B.L.  Three other sales reached one million dollars; Heritage’s Vintage Movie Posters - $1,923,834, Bonham’s Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - $1,475,678 and again Bonhams for their Polar Sale on March 30th that reached $1,000,173.

 

The run-up to April has been impressive and bodes well.

 

For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

 

Monday April 2nd  Galerie Koller.  Nessi Collection:  Books (S11)

 

Tuesday April 3rd      Sotheby’s.  Photographs (N08841)

 

Wednesday April 4th Bloomsbury Auctions.  Antique Books:  Property of a Collector (35896)

                                    Christie’s.  Collection Victor Hugo (3526)

                                    Christie’s.  The Raglan Collection:  Waterloo, Wellington & The Crimea (4138)

                                    Doyle New York.  Decorative Arts:  Prints (196)

                                    Leslie Hindman.  Fine Books and Manuscripts (193)

                                    Swann Galleries.  Property from the Estate of Gary Winick / 19th & 20th Century Photographs
 & Photobooks (2274)

 

 

Thursday April 5th    Christies.  Photographs.  (2543)

                                    Christies.  Collection Victor Hugo (3526)

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books Internet (201214)

                                    Kapandji Auction.  Ancient and Modern Photographs (12100)

                                    Sotheby’s.  Collection Florence Loeb – Sources et Affinites (PF1226)

 

Sunday April 8th      Coutau-Begarie.  Antiquarian Books (40112)

 

Best of luck

 

Bruce McKinney

AE
April 1st, 2012


  
  • <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>
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