Auction Update Review

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Strength in the Rooms

For the week ending May 4th 21 auctions were archived to the AED; 10 in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, and 7 in euros..  Total turnover was $33,923,027.  Six thousand one hundred and nine lots were offered and 5,018 sold for an 82% sale rate.  It was a strong week.

 

Seven sales saw their totals reach a million US dollars:

 

Christies.  Prints and Multiples on April 30th:  $10,272,900

Sothebys.  Prints on May 2nd:  $9,714,444

Christies.  Books and Manuscripts on April 29th:  $2,407,763

Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampiere – First part on April 29th:  $2,354,715

Swann Galleries.  Old Master through Modern Prints on May 1st:  $2,198,446

Bonhams.  Prints on April 30th:  $1,970,121

Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 29th:  $1,329,706

 

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

 

Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Autographs and Prints on April 27th:  166%

Piasa.  Workshop and Freemasonry on April 25th:  133%

Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampiere – First part on April 29th:  133%

Bonhams.  Books on April 30th:  117%

Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books. Autographs and Prints on April 26th:  117%

Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Cinema Posters on April 25th:  100%

 

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

 

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Adirondacks, Maps, MA, PA, etc on April 21st:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera - Marilyn, Sendak, PA, Antique, etc. on March 10th:  100%

Piasa.  Workshop and Freemasonry on April 25th:  92%

Bonhams.  Books on April 30th:  90%

Christies.  Prints and Multiples on April 30th:  90%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books – internet bidding ended on May 2nd:  86%

Doyle New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints  on April 29th:  86%

Sothebys.  Prints on May 2nd:  85%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints on April 29th:  84%

Sothebys.  A Treasured Legacy:  The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection:  84%

Sothebys.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampiere – First part on April 29th:  83%

Bonhams.  Prints on April 30th:  80%

Ferraton.  Ancient and Modern Books, Autographs and Prints on April 26th:  80%

For the week ahead 13 sales are posted and 5,514 lots searchable:

 

Mon. May 6th        Zisska & Schauer.  Books [61].  2109 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].  63 lots

 

Tues. May 7th             Bonhams.  Photographs [20912].  135 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old and Modern Prints [1319].  63 lots

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books [61].  2109 lots

 

Wed.  May 8th            Bonhams.  Roy Davids:  Part III:  Poetry [L-Z] [20923].  262 lots

                                    Burgerdijk & Niermans.  Books and Mapd [337].  1329 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books [61].  2109 lots

 

Thurs. May 9th           Bloomsbury Auctions.  The Botanical Library of a Continental Gentleman [36052].  288 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books on line bidding ends today [201319].  285 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  Fine Books in all Fields [506].  477 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Art, Press and Illustrated Books [2313].  303 lots

 

Sat. May 11th              Guernsey’s.  John James Audubon Handsome Works of Nature [51113].  230 lots

 

Sun. May 12th      Bonhams.  Books and Prints [20965].  33 lots

                                    National Book Auctions.  Books [51213].

 

It’s a little quieter this coming week but still 13 sales and 5,514 lots.

 

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

5 May 2013

 

  • <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…
  • <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