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Another Busy Week

For the week ending Saturday May 11th 14 sales were archived to the AED; 8 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds and 3 in euros.  Turnover was a modest $6,198,165 with 4,701 lots offered and 3,454 sold for a 73.5% success rate.  It was a steady performance.

 

Three sales saw their total proceeds reach a million US dollars:

 

Zisska & Schauer.  Books on May 6th:  $1,839,949

Bonhams.  Roy Davids:  Part III:  Poetry [L-Z]:  $1,152,963

Kestenbaum & Company.  Fine Judaica:  Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters:  $1,008,101

 

One sale saw its sale proceeds exceed 100% of the total of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Bonhams.  Roy Davids:  Part III:  Poetry [L-Z]:  $1,152,963

 

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

 

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ended May 9th:  86%

Old World Auctions.  The Grace Galleries Collection of Important Antique Maps and Prints.  Sale ended April 3rd:  83%

Swann Galleries.  Art, Press and Illustrated Books on May 9th:  82%

Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Prints on May 5th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 34 events and more than 11,000 lots are scheduled:

 

Mon. May 13th      Swann Galleries, Inc.  Modernist Posters [2314].  253 lots

 

Tues. May 14th           Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medicinal Books [20831].  214 lots

                                    Ketterer Kunst / F. Doerling.  Old Masters and 19th Century Prints [402].  33 lots

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [378].  743 lots

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Photographs [16293].  231 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Antiquarian and Collector’s Books [1127].  189 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [L13401].  219 lots

 

Wed.  May 15th          Ader.  Ancient and Modern Medical Books – Collection of M. C. [20831]

                                    Autographes Encheres.  Autographs, Manuscripts, Historical Memories, Vintage Posters [21710].  143 lots
    – auction ends today [21710].  148 lots

                                    Christies.  Photographs [1120].  108 lots

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Works on Textiles [51513].  33 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [51513].  721 lots

                                    Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.  Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts [378].  743 lots

                                    RR Auction.  Autographs [408].  1660 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey and Co.  Prints [1126].  75 lots

                                    Tajan.  Russian Art – Ancient and Modern Books [21713].  559 lots

 

Thurs. May 16th         Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile [36042].  404 lots

                                    Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Historical, Aviation, Maritime and Transport Memorabilia [51613].  292 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].  929 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201320].  278 lots

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Contemporary Art [2315].  188 lots

 

Fri. May 17th              Bloomsbury Auctions.  Photographs and Photobooks [36043].  296 lots

                                    Coutau-Begarie.  Ancient and Modern Books [51713].  393 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics and Comic Art [7076].  929 lots

                                    Jeschke – van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Precious and Rare Books & Decorative
   Prints [90].  800 lots

                                    Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Militaria [16376].  118 lots

                                    Rossini.  A Century of Posters [21725].  222 lots

                                    Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].  154 lots

 

Sat. May 18th              Gonnelli Casa d’Aste.  Prints, Drawings, Maps and Views [12].  154 lots

                                    Cottone.  Books, Ephemera, Prints [72].  32 lots

                                    Castner’s Aucton and Appraisal Service.  Photographs and Postcard Collection [51813].

                                    Eldred’s.  Prints, Books [784].  73 lots

                                   

Sun. May 19th            Bonhams.  Books, Prints [20966].  248 lots

                                    Clars Auction Gallery.  Prints, Photographs [51813].  62 lots

 

It’s another busy week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

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