Auction Update Review

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A strong week behind, a busy week ahead

For the week ending Saturday February 2nd 20 auctions were archived to the AED; 11 in US dollars, 5 in British pounds, and 4 in euros.  Total turnover was $9,450,851, 90% of the aggregate high estimate of all lots offered.  Four thousand nine hundred and eighteen lots were offered and 3,480 sold for a 71% success rate.

 

One sale and it was a big one, Christie’s sale of Old Master Prints on January 29th made $6,002,750.  No other sale reached a million dollars.

 

Five sales saw their proceeds reach 100% of the total of their high estimates and two other were close enough to mention them:

 

Doyle New York.  Prints and Books on January 29th:  202%

Sothebys.  Property of the Estate of Giancarlo Baroni on January 29th:  146%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Ephemera on January 20th:  122%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints on January 28th:  119%

Gray’s Auctioneers.  Prints on January 20th:  109%

Alexander’s Autographs, Inc.  Autographs on January 20th:  99%

Christies.  Old Master Prints:  98%

 

Nine sales saw 80% or more of their lots offered sell:

 

Sotheby’s.  Property of the Estate of Giancarlo Baroni on January 29th:  100%

Doyle New York.  Prints and Books on January 29th:  100%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books online bidding ended January 31st:  93%

Skinner, Inc.  Fine Prints on January 26th:  91%

Eldred’s.  Prints and Books on January 26th:  88%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints on January 28th:  88%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions:  Printed Books, Maps and Ephemera on January 30th:  86%

Alexander Autographs, Inc.  Autographs on January 30th:  84%

Sotheby’s.  Audubon Prints on January 25th:  82%

 

For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled and 1,959 lots for these sales searchable in both the keyword and advanced searches:

 

 

Mon. Feb. 4th      Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Prints [1306a].  8 lots

 

Tues. Feb 5th              Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints [1306b].  33 lots

Swann Galleries.  Vintage Posters [2302].  497 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints [2677].  5 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints [8254].  5 lots

 

Wed. Feb. 6th              Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Old Master, Modern and Japanese Prints [20613].  198 lots

 

Thurs. Feb. 7th           Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book internet auction ends today [201306].  253 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  Angling, Sporting, Natural History [499].  228 lots

 

Sat. Feb. 9th                Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips [20875].  111 lots

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Comic Strips [15193].  363 lots

 

Sun. Feb. 10th             Blacksparrow.  Rare Village Autographed Books [21013].  231 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Books [21141].  27 lots

 

Here is a link  to an interactive spreadsheet of all reported auction results this week.  

The pattern of sales is uneven but the pace increasing.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

Sunday February 3rd, 2013

  • <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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