Auction Update Review

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The Season Continues

For the week ending Saturday July 21st 11 auctions were archived to the AED:  2 in British pounds, 4 in US dollars and 5 in Euros.  Three thousand six hundred and sixteen lots were offered and 2,660 lots sold for a 74% success rate.  Turnover was barely a million dollars, $1,076,683, and not bad at that.  This is a portion of summer that many have thought could not support books, manuscript, maps and ephemera auctions.  Both advocates and naysayers are probably right but experience is coming down on the side of those expanding the auction season into, and eventually, through summer, eventually creating a single uninterrupted market that undulates but never stops.   Simply, there is too much to sell and not enough time within the traditional 9 month season to sell it.

 

Three sales reached 100% of their aggregate high estimates:

 

Ferraton.  Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 22nd:  122%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Old Master and Modern Prints on July 18th:  107%

Ferraton.  Antiquarian and Modern Books, Day 2 on June 23rd:  103%

 

Given the difficulties of selling into the deep summer its appropriate to mention the Freeman sale that almost reached one hundred percent:

 

Freeman’s.  Books on July 17th:  98%

 

No sales breached the one million dollar level.

 

Four sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Freeman’s.  Books on July 17th:  96%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book internet sale ended July 19th:  94%

Ferraton.  Antiquarian and Modern Books, Day 2, on June 23rd:  83%

Ferraton.  Antiquarian and Modern Books, Day 1, on June 22nd:  81%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

 

Tuesday July 24th Heritage Auctions.  Music and Entertainment Memorabilia ending July 26th [7058].  268 lots

 

Wed. July 25th Bonhams.  The Olympic Games [19618].  112 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Prints and Multiples [2574].  338 lots                        

                                    Dominic Winter.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [S332].  625 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Movie Posters.  Online bidding ending July 26th [7060].  1,314 lots

 

Thursday July 26th    AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Books ending July 26th [20].  267 lots

                                    Dominic Winter.  Part II:  Medical Books, Pamphlets & Manuscript [S331].  367 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Comic and Comic Art Signature [7063].  2,637 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet auction ending July 26th [201230].  405 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts.  Books [1015].  649 lots

                                    Leslie Hindman.  Prints [222].  42 lots

 

Friday July 27th         Heritage Auctions.  Vintage Comic and Comic Art Signature [7063].  2,637 lots

                                    Keys Fine Arts.  Books [1016].  161 lots

 

Saturday July 28th     Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books, Documents and Prints [638].  346 lots

 

Sunday July 29th       Bonhams.  Period Art and Design [20031].  167 lots

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Photography, Fortune, Antique,… [07292012].  250 lots

 

With 16 sales upcoming this is a busy week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

July 22nd, 2012

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