Auction Update Review

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Fasten Your Seat Belts

For the week ending 16 auctions were archived to the AED:  1 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Total turnover was $14,497,150 or 69% of the aggregate of all lots offered - $21,017,405.  On the positive side, of 6,143 lots offered 4,698 or 76.5% changed hands.  That’s a strong number.  Buyers are buying but not without consideration of underlying value.

 

For the week 4 auctions in the category saw total sales breach the one million dollar level:

 

Sotheby’s.   Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints in London on September 19th:  $4,810,307

Christie’s.  Prints in London on September 19th:  $2,937,506

Swann Galleries.  19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings on September 20th:  $2,535,447

Christie’s.  Prints & Multiples in London on September 20th:  $1,240,946

 

Five sales saw their total proceeds exceed the aggregate high estimate of all lots offered:

 

Alain & Evelyne Morel de Westgaver.  Books, etc on September 15th:  169%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 19th:  127%

Freeman’s.  Photography and Photographic Books on September 20th:  125%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  A Country House Library on September 20th:  115%

Christie’s.  Prints & Multiples on September 20th:  100%

 

For the week six sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Cowan’s.  The World at War on September 20th:  91%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  A Country House Library on September 20th:  91%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 19th:  89%

Freeman’s.  Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 20th:  86%

Alain & Evelyne Morel de Westgaver.  Books, etc on September 15th:  85%

Christie’s.  Prints & Multiples on September 20th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Sept. 24th    Sotheby’s.  Property from the Estate of Brook Astor [NO8890]

 

Tues.. Sept. 25th         Sotheby’s.  Property from the Estate of Brook Astor, continued [NO8890]

                                    Bonhams.  Printed Books and Maps [19844]

 

Wed. Sept. 26th          Dorotheum.  Modern Prints [92612]

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  International Sale:  Prints [360]

                                    Mealy’s Auctioneer’s.  Rare Book and Collectors Sale [92612]

                                    Tajan.  Books [9740]

 

Thurs. Sept. 27th        Alexander Autographs.  World War II [48].  1840 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [35979]

                                    Central Mass Auctions.  Eliot Ness Memorabilia [92712]

                                    Christie’s.  Collection of Helene Rochas [3538]

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201239]

                                    Mealy’s Auctioneer’s.  Rare Book and Collectors Sale continuing [92612]

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Monclau Collection Antique Books [645]

                                    PBA Galleries.  Americana – African American History – Travel and Exploration [489]

 

Fri. Sept 28th              Alexander Autographs.  World War II [48] continued.  1840 lots

 

Sat. Sept. 29th             Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Comic Strips [13876]

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Monclau Collection Antique Books [646]

 

The hunt is on.

 

Bruce McKinney

Sunday September 23rd, 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>
    <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.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <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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