• <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WARREN, JOSEPH. Letter Signed ("Jos Warren") as Chairman of the Committee of Safety. Cambridge, MA, June 4, 1775.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, NY: [for the Author], 1855.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Printed Broadside Signed ("Th: Jefferson") as Secretary of State. Philadelphia, February 12, 1793.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> CELLINI, BENVENUTO. 1500-1571. Autograph Letter Signed ("Beto. Cellini"). [Florence, c.1566].
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Autograph Manuscript. [c.1795].
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES. Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> REED, JOHN. To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Phiadelphia With the Catalog of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated.... [Philadelphia]: engraved by James Smit
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Announcing the Fall 2016 Auction Season
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 1:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 18:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 10:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Colored Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 1:</b> Art, Press & Illustrated Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 29:</b> Illustration Art
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 3:</b> Old Master Through Modern Prints
  • <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.

Auction Update Review

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$17 million banked, 25 new sales this week

For the week endings Saturday September 21st 21 auctions were archived to the AED; 5 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Seven thousand six hundred and seventy lots were offered and 5,952 sold for an above average 78% success rate.  Turnover was $17,659,363.   This is a group of strong sales.

 

Five sales saw their totals run past the one million dollar level:

 

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:   $7,442,949

Christies.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 18th:  $4,819,374

RR Auction.  Autographs on August 14th:  $1,085,592

Heritage Auctions.  The Unknown Renoir:  The Man, The Husband, The Father, The Artist on September 19th:  $1,184,5934

Christies.  Prints and Multiples on September 19th:  $1,015,592

 

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

 

PBA Galleries.  Treasures from our Warehouse … on August 29th:  1,038%

RR Auction.  Autographs on August 14th:  376%

Dorotheum.  Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photo History:  138%

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:   118%

Bonhams.  Books on September 10th:  112%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 16th:  102%

 

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

 

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 17th:  100%

PBA Galleries.  Treasures from our Warehouse, … on August 29th:  99%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics – internet bidding ended September 15th:  99%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters – internet bidding ended September 15th:  91%

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:  88%

Bonhams.  Books on September 10th:  85%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:  83%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ended September 19th:  82%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 16th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled.  Twenty-three of them, with 7,834 lots, are fully searchable in the Upcoming Auction Search.

 

Mon. Sept. 23rd         

Cowan’s Auctions.  American History [326].  462 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints [1339a].  6 lots

 

Tues. Sept. 24th

Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints [1339b].  52 lots

Ader.  Fine Arts Books [23133].  331 lots

 

Wed. Sept. 25th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [842b].  41 lots

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [92513].  706 lots

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Comics:  4 original Asterix boards [17010].  4 lots

Christies – London – King Street.  Kate Moss – The Collection – Curated by Gert Elfering [1192].  58 lots

 

Thurs. Sept. 26th

Christies – London – South Kensington.  Prints [9939].  49 lots

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 [1156].  900 lots

RR Auction – Amherst.  Marvels of Modern Music Auction [415].  741 lots

Ferraton – Brussels.  Books, Prints [2486].  670 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [36078].  422 lots

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding today [201339].  505 lots

PBA Galleries. – San Francisco.  Fine & Rare Books with Fine Press Books from the Collection of Phillip Keuhlen [516].  400 lots

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Chicago.  Prints [283].  271 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Books and Manuscripts [1470].  453 lots

 

Fri. Sept. 27th

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 2 [1157].  326 lots

Venator and Hanstein – Koln.  Books – Prints and Drawings – Autographs [128].  819 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Maps, Posters and other Graphics [1471].  156 lots

 

Sat. Sept. 28th

Venator and Hanstein – Koln.  Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings – Modern Literature on Art [129].  416 lots

 

Sun. Sept. 29th

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21005].  46 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending September 29th [121339].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending September 29th [161339].

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968). <i>Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention</i>. Various places, 1968.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES. <i>A Trip to the Moon.</i> New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893. Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. <i>A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner.</i> 1814.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> [COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, Amerigo Vespucci ..] Bernardus Albingaunensis .. Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (WATKINS, TABER &c.). <i>An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West Various places</i>, c. 1890s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (BATTLE OF CONCORD.) <i>Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord</i>, April 19, 1775.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (CIVIL WAR.) <i>An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White</i>, 125 original mounted salt prints. 1859-61.