Auction Update Review
For the week ending Saturday September 1st, 2012 16 auctions were archived to the AED; 1 in Mexican pesos, 1 in Australian dollars, 7 in US dollars and 7 in British pounds. Turnover was light at $1,511,409. Four thousand and seventy-seven lots were offered and 3,225 sold for a 79% success rate. The strongest sale results were achieved at Lyon and Turnbull, the UK auction house. They offered rare books, maps and manuscripts on August 29th and realized $624,088, 130% of their aggregate high estimate for all lots.
For the week three auctions reached 100% of their total high estimate:
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on August 29th: 130%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on August 14th: 127%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on August 15th: 116%
Five sales sold 80% or more of their lots:
Heritage Auctions. Posters. Online bidding ended July 15th: 96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics. Online bidding ended July 15th: 95%
Australian Book Auctions. Books on August 27th: 90%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on August 29th: 83%
Eldred’s. Japanese Art on August 22nd: 80%
For the week ahead the fall season gets underway. Fourteen sales are scheduled:
Mon. Sept. 3rd Christie’s. The London Sale . 51 lots
Tues. Sept. 4th Bruun Rasmussen. Books . 247 lots
Wed. Sept. 5th Old World Auctions. Maps, etc. . 803 lots
Thurs. Sept. 6th Antiquarian Auctions. Rare Books online bidding ends today . 382 lots
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books online bidding ends today.
Fri. Sept. 7th Keys Fine Arts. Prints . 391 lots.
Skinner, Inc. Fine Prints [2609B]. 251 lots
Sat. Sept 8th Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Photographs 
Guernsey’s. The Roger Tory Peterson Auction . 558 lots
Neal Auction Co. Fall Estates Auction . 7 selected lots
Sun. Sept. 9th Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Photographs 
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera and Collectibles 
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Grosz, Maps, Coins, Dickens, etc. 
Neal Auction Company . 7 selected lots
It promises to be a complex fall season.
September 2nd, 2012