Auction Update Review

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The Spring is upon us

For the week ending Saturday February 9th 16 auctions were archived to the AED; 3 in British pounds, 3 in euros and 10 in US dollars.  Three thousand five hundred and forty-one lots were offered and 2,572 sold for a 73% success rate.  Total turnover was $4,057,478.

 

One sale reached a million-dollars:

 

Guernsey’s.  The Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 1 on January 18th:  $1,242,500

 

The Sachs sales, conducted in 3 parts over 3 days came within a hair of 3 million - $2,987,350

 

Three auctions saw their sales exceed 100% of the total of their high estimates:

 

Christies.  Prints on February 5th:  146%

Keys Fine Arts.  Prints on February 1st:  118%

Gray’s Auctioneer’s.  Prints on January 30th:  109%

 

Dominic Winter Book Auctions came close with their sale of Old Master, Modern and Japanese Prints on February 6th:  99%

 

Seven sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Christie’s.  Prints on February 5th:  100%

Christie’s.  Prints on February 5th:  100%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – online bidding ended February 7th:  94%

Guernsey’s.  The Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 3 on January 20th:  93%

Guernsey’s.  The Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 1 on January 18th:  92%

Skinner, Inc.  Fine Prints on February 1st:  91%

Guernsey’s.  The Hans Sachs Poster Collection – Day 2 on January 19th:  82%   

 

For the week ahead 4,236 lots are offered in 14 sales:

 

Mon. Feb. 11th    Bonhams.  Period Art and Design:  Books, Prints [21141].  27 lots

                                   

Tues. Feb. 12th           Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1307].  210 lots

Freeman’s.  Estate:  Books and Manuscripts [1451].  279 lots

 

Wed. Feb. 13th           Old World Auctions.  Maps Online bidding ends today [143].

                                    RR Auction.  Rare Manuscripts and Autographs – online bidding ends today.  1,602 lots

 

Thurs. Feb. 14th         Ader.  Scientific Instruments [20821].  135 lots

                                    Aspire Auctions.  Works on Paper – internet bidding ending today.  68 lots

Bloomsbury.  Bibliophile Books [36028].  476 lots
Christie’s.  Prints [1107].  5 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book internet auction ends today [201307].  206 lots

                                    Skinner.  Discovery Auction:  featuring Books and Manuscripts [2637M].  198 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Prints [2303].  57 lots

 

Fri. Feb. 15th               Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters [15194].  532 lots

 

Sat. Feb. 16th              Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Ephemera [21613].

                                    Stair Auctioneers & Appriasers.  The Photograph Collection of Jan Cowles [21613].  298 lots

   Click here to review all sales in a searchable format.  To duplicate the range of sales mentioned here reset the start date to February 2nd.  Our software captures the past 7 days so if you look in 3 days the date range, and the auctions archived, will have shifted.

 

We’re early in the spring season but the pace is already brisk.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

February 10th, 2013

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    <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.
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    <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.
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