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Another Busy Week

For the week ending Saturday April 27th 22 auctions were archived to the AED; 4 in US dollars, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in euros.  Six thousand two hundred and ninety lots were offered and 4,021 sold for a 64% success rate.  Total turnover was a comfortable $8,397,511.

 

Two sales reached the one million dollar level:

 

Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Modern Prints on April 19th:  $1,961,445

Christies.  Travel, Science, and Natural History on April 24th:  $1,942,100

 

Six events saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Modern Prints on April 19th:  183%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur, Part I on April 20th:  134%

Galerie Bassenge.  Autographs on April 19th:  131%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur, Part II on April 20th:  124%

Dorotheum.  Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on April 25th:  120%

Christies.  Collection Denise Levy on April 25th:  115%

 

Seven sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur, Part I on April 20th:  98%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ended April 25th:  91%

Doyle New York.  Rare Books and Autographs on April 23rd:  89%

Dorotheum.  Imperial Court Memorabilia and Historical Objects on April 25th:  88%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Library of an Amateur, Part II on April 20th:  88%

Bonhams.  Period Art and Design – Books and Prints on April 21st:  81%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Books on April 18th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 23 events are scheduled:

 

Mon. April 29th               Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1318].  50 lots

Christies.  Books and Manuscripts [3548].  242 lots

                                                Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [261].  182 lots

                                                Minerva Auctions Roma.  Photography [ROMA-88].  195 lots  

                                                Sothebys.  A Treasured Legacy:  The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica  [N08961].  25 lots

                                                Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323].  364 lots

Tues.  April 30th                   Bonhams.  Books [20688].  580 lots

                                                Bonhams.  Prints [20911].  321 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1318].  50 lots

                                                Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].  403 lots

                                                Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – First Part [PF-1323].  364 lots

                                                Sothebys.  Collections [L13311].  12 lots

 

Wed. May 1st             Bonhams.  Prints [20911].  321 lots

                                    Christies.  Prints and Multiples [2697].  403 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Old Master through Modern Prints [2312]

 

Thurs.  May 2nd        Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20647].  19 lots

                                    Eldred’s.  Asian Art – Prints [759].  28 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201318].  284 lots

                                    Kestenbaum and Company.  Fine Judaica, Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Autograph
    Letters [58].  393 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

 

Fri.  May 3rd              Sothebys.  Prints [N08986].  372 lots

 

Sat. May 4th               Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots

 

Sun.  May 5th                   Neal Auction Company.  Prints [50413].  78 lots

 

Another busy week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

April 28, 2013

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000
  • <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>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</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…