Auction Update Review
We are tiptoeing into the fall
season. For the week ending Saturday
September 15th, 2012 ten sales were archived, 1 in Mexican pesos, 1
in euros, 2 in British pounds and 6 in US dollars. Three thousand and thirty-eight lots were
offered and 2,132 sold for a 70.2% success rate. Sales totaled $1,087,443.
One sale saw its total proceeds reach at least 100% of its aggregate high estimate:
Dorotheum. Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photo History on September 12th: 162%
Three sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Grosz, Maps, Coins, Dickens on September 9th: 100%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile Sale on September 13th: 83%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Photographs – Day 1: 80%
For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:
Wed. Sept. 19th Bonhams. Prints featuring British Pop 
Christie’s. Prints .
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Documents 
Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]. Photography and Photographic Books .
Sotheby’s. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [L12161]
Thurs. Sept. 20th Bloomsbury Auctions. Children’s, Conjuring, Private Press and Modern First Editions 
Christie’s. Etchings by James Ensor from an Important Private Collections 
Cowan’s Auctions. The World at War .
De Baecque & Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. A Country House Library 
Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.]. Books, Maps and Manuscripts 
Heritage Auctions. Rare book – online bidding ending today 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Books and Ephemera 
Pierre Berge & Associes. Books 
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings 
Fri. Sept. 21st Ferraton. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts 
Galerie Koller Auctions. Prints, Books [A162].
Galerie Koller Auctions. Master Prints [W234]
Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen]. Books, Prints, Drawings, Autographs .
Sat. Sept. 22nd Auxerre Encheres – Auxerre Estimations. Books 
Galerie Koller Auctions. Prints, Books [A162]
and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen].
Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings;
Modern Literature on Art 
The next few months may be rocky. Uncertainty with the elections and the current malaise in the Middle East will give some bidders pause. The serious will be undeterred. Uncertainty comes and goes with some regularity. Important and rare materials pass by less often.
September 16th, 2012