Auction Update Review

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Full Speed Ahead

For the week ending Saturday April 20th 19 auctions were archived to the AED; 9 in US dollars, 4 in British pounds and 6 in euros.  Turnover for the week was $10,218,987 as 5,278 lots were offered and 4,310 sold for an 82% success rate.

 

Three sales saw their total sales reach a million dollars:

 

Heritage Auctions.  Illustration Art on April 11th:  $2,847,062

Bonhams.  Grosvenor School and Avant-Garde Print-making on April 16th:  $2,074,494

Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photobooks on April 18th:  $1,181,634

 

Six auctions saw their total sales reach 100% of the total of their high estimates:

 

Heritage Auctions.  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia on March 30th:  238%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Ephemera on April16th:  232%

De Baecque & Associes.  Ancient and Modern Books, Posters, Ancient and Modern Prints on April 18th:  149%

Rupert Toovey.  Prints on April 17th:  124%

Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Prints on April 5th:  117%

Bonhams.  Grosvenor School and Avant-Garde Print-making on April 16th:  106%

 

Eleven of this week’s 19 sales sold at least 80% of their lots:

 

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Beekeeping, NYS, NJ, Botany, etc. on April 7th:  100%

Cottone.  Prints on March 23rd:  100%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Illustration Art on April 11th:  95%

Bonhams.  Books, Prints on April 14th:  93%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Books, Maps, Photos on April 16th:  92%

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Entertainment and Music Memorabilia on March 30th:  91%

Swann Galleries.  Printed & Manuscript Americana on April 16th:  91%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Space Exploration on April 18th:  90%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ended April 18th:  90%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Ephemera on April 16th:  87%

Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints on April 17th:  83%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. April 22nd:   Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1317].  55 lots

 

Tues.  April 23rd:        Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints  continued [1317].  55 lots

                                    Doyle New York.  Rare Books and Autographs [13BP01].  297 lots

 

Wed.  April 24th:        Christies.  Travel, Science, and Natural History [8668].  210 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Prints Before 1900 [9954].  84 lots

                                    Kapandji Morhange.  A Provence’s Castles’s Library and Various, - travels, discovery, Atlases… [21543].
   360 lots

 

Thurs. April 25th:       Ader.  Books of Photographs [21600].  345 lots.

                                    AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books – Internet bidding ends April 25th [26].  386 lots

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  20th Century Prints [36049].  161 lots

                                    Christies.  Collection Denise Levy [3573].

                                    Doroetheum.  Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects [9956].  33 lots.

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending April 25th [201317]:  232 lots

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Cinema Posters [16277].  360 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  Travel & Exploration, Cartography & Americana from the Library of Glen McLaughlin
   [with additions].  458 lots

                                    Piasa.  Workshop and Freemasonry [20624].  172 lots

                                    RR Auction.  Hollywood [407].  747 lots

                                    Waverly Auctions, Inc.  Rare Books [31567].  339 lots

 

Fri. April 26th:             Dorotheum.  Art Photography [9957].  191 lots

                                    Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Autographs and Prints [21654].  446 lots

                                    Piasa.  Collections of an Amateur, Photos and Prints [20980].  36 lots

 

Sat. April 27th:            Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Autographs and Prints [21655].  521 lots

                                    Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Books [42713].  317 lots

                                    Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books [669].  285 lots

 

The brisk pace of auctions continues even as the percentage of lots sold is historically high.  Prices are coming down a bit but unsold stock, library de-accessions and private collections are changing hands in high volume.  It’s a healthy market.

Bruce McKinney
Americana Exchange
April 21st, 2013 

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