Auction Update Review

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A Season in Focus

For the week ending Saturday June 1st, 2013 16 auctions were archived to the AED; 2 denominated in US dollars, 1 in Mexican pesos, 12 in euros and 1 in Australian dollars.  Turnover was $9,749,932 on the sale of 4,880 lots, a soft 55% of 8,885 lots offered.

 

Two sales reached a million dollars:

 

Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts on May 29th:  $3,656,267

Sothebys.  Photographs on May 29th:  $1,923,415

 

Four auctions saw total sales reach 100% of the total of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts on May 30th:  129%

Sothebys.  Books and Manuscripts on May 29th:  115%

Cottone.  Books, Ephemera, Prints on May 18th:  103%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Modern Books on May 28th:  100%

 

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

 

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ended May 30th:  94%

Cottone.  Books, Ephemera, Prints on May 18th:  91%

Alde.  Letters and Manuscripts on May 30th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. June 3rd      Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters [16379].  530 lots

 

Tues. June 4th          Archives International Auctions.  Autographs, Ephemera [60413].  82 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1323a].  218 lots

                                    Sothebys.  The Library of a Disttinguished American Book Collector [N09029].  180 lots

 

Wed. June 5th             Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Prints and Illustrated Books [21837].  342 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Prints [20738].

                                    Galerie Bassenge.  Photography from the 19th and 21st Century [101M].  452 lots

                                    Sothebys.  Music, Continental Books and Manuscripts [L13402a].

                                    Sothebys.  Highlights from the Mendham Collection:  The property of the Law Society of England
  and Wales [L13409].  142 lots

 

Thurs. June 6th          Alde.  Fine Library of an Amateur, Freemasonry, Collection about Paris [21424].

                                    AntiquarianAuctions.com.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today.  [27].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Interiors – Prints [1323b].

                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201323].

                                    Minerva Auctions Roma.  Enchantment of Art [Roma-93].

                                    Sothebys.  Music, Continental Books and Manuscripts, Day II [L13402b]

                                    Swann Galleries, Inc.  Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Historic Prints, Ephemera [2317].

 

Fri. June 7th                Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips with L’univers du
  Createur de Tintin – 1st part [21838].

                                    Audap & Mirabaud.  Prints [20447].

 

Sat. June 8th               Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comic Strips with L’univers du Createur de Tintin –
  3rd  part [21882].  301 lots

                                    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Comics, Illustrations – Benefiting
  “Douleurs sans Frontieres” [21955].

                                    Heritage Auctions.  [Ha.com].  Militaria and Civil War [6098]

 

Sun. June 9th              Bruun Rasmussen.  Photographs [1323c].

                                    Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau [21042].

It’s another interesting week.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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