Auction Update Review

Nopreview

We are almost home

For the week ending Saturday December 15th, 2012 25 auctions were archived to the AED; 1 is Swiss francs, 6 in British pounds, 7 in euros, and 11 in US dollars.  Total turnover was $35,800,590 or 125% of the total of the high estimates of all lots offered.  Sotheby’s, with four sales, sold $23,361,152 or 65% of that total.  It was Sotheby’s week.  For the field overall sales were strong.  Seven sales reached a million dollars, 14 brought more than 100% of their total high estimates.  Seven sold more than 80% of their lots.  The 11 sales denominated in US dollars together sold 79.1% of their lots.  It was a strong week overall punctuated by exceptional Sotheby’s performances.

 

The 7 sales that reached a million dollars:

 

Sothebys.  A Show of Hands:  Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl in New York on December 12th:  $12,057,500

Sotheby’s.  Books and Manuscripts in New York on December 14th:  $5,068,500

Heritage Auctions.  Legends of the West on December 11th:  $4,211,550

Sotheby’s.  English Literature and History in London on December 12th:  $4,035,062

Sotheby’s.  The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner in London on December 12th:  $2,200,090

Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on December 11th:  $1,796,500

Galerie Koller Auctions.  Modern Prints on December 7th:  $1,073,323

 

The 14 sales that realized more than 100% of the total of their high estimates:

 

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Astronomy and Space Exploration on December 12th:  296%

Sotheby’s.  Books and Manuscripts in New York on December 14th:  238%

Galerie Koller Auctions.  Modern Prints on December 7th:  228%

Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on December 11th:  216%

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints on December 12th:  196%

Heritage Auctions.  Legends of the West on December 11th:  174%

Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints on December 9th:  172%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Antiquarian Books on December 14th:  148%

Cowan’s Auctions.  American History on December 7th:  139%

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Prints and Multiples on December 10th:  132%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Children’s Illustrated Books on December 13th:  128%

Sotheby’s.  English Literature and History in London on December 12th:  126%

Sotheby’s.  The Art of Illustration - From the Collection of Michael Winner in London on December 12th:  117%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th:  102%

 

The 7 sales that saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Cowan’s Auctions.  American History on December 7th:  99%

Heritage Auctions.  Civil War and Militaria on  December 7th:  92%

Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints on December 12th:  92%

Heritage Auctions.  Legends of the West on December 11th:  91%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books online auction ended December 13th:  87%

Clars Auction Gallery.  American History Prints on December 8th:  82%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 12th:  82%

 

For the rest of the month 11 sales are scheduled:

 

Monday Dec. 17th:

 

Bonhams.  Period Art and Design [20087].  173 lots

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Historical Memories [20385].  7 lots

Cowan’s Auctions.  American History internet auction ending December 17th [294].  389 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1251].  14 lots

 

Tuesday Dec. 18th:

 

Profiles in History.  Sale No. 121812.  The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector [54].   298 lots

Swann Galleries, Inc.  Sale No. 2299.  Monsters & Maidens:  A Film Poster Collection [2299].  139 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1251b].  81 lots

 

Wednesday Dec. 19th:

Alde.  Collection about the Alps, Savoy, Swiss, Franche-Comte [20570].  309 lots

Sothebys.  Sale No. N08922.  Important Judaica [N08922].  69 lots

Alde.  Ancient and Modern Books [20308].  154 lots

 

Thursday Dec. 20th:

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books online auction ending today [201251].  277 lots

 

Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

December 16, 2012

  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <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.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>