• <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.
  • <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.
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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Auctions: the tide is rising

26 Sales Archived, another 24 Upcoming this week

 

For the week ending Saturday September 28th 26 auctions were archived to the AED;  3 in Swiss francs, 4 in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 12 in US dollars.  We are living through a fundamental change in how collectible material is being valued and sold.  Seven thousand, nine hundred and thirty-three lots were offered and 5,972 sold for a 75% success rate.  Turnover was $9,394,247.

 

Two sales saw their totals exceed a million dollars:

 

Christies – London – King Street.  Kate Moss – The Collection – Curated by Gert Elfering on September 25th:  $2,681,455

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Books and Autographs on September 21st:  $1,629,913

 

Four sales saw total proceeds exceed 100% of the total of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood - Exeter.  Books, Prints on September 10th:  123%

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 25th:  109%

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Old Master Drawings and Prints on September 20th:  108%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 25th:  104%

 

Fifteen auctions saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ended September 22nd:  97%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Americana, Politics on September 21st:  92%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters, internet bidding ended September 22nd:  90%

Rachel Davis Fine Arts – Cleveland.  The Goodyear Collection on September 21st:  89%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 25th:  86%

Koller Auctions – Zurich.  Old Master Drawings and Prints on September 20th:  86%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books internet bidding ended September 26th:  86%

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Books and Manuscripts on September 26th:  *5%

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  American History on September 23rd

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Old Master Prints on September 23rd:  83%

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 25th:  83%

Christies – London – King Street.  Kate Moss – The Collection – Curated by Gert Elfering on September 25th:  83%

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood - Exeter.  Books, Prints on September 10th:  81%

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 24th:  81%

Skinner – Boston.  Fine Prints and Photographs on September 20th:  81%

 

For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Sept. 30th 

De Baecque and Associes – Lyon.  Prints  [22799].  19 lots

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Old Master Drawings and Prints [1340a].  8 lots

                                   

 

Tues. Oct. 1st

Christies – New York.  Neon Dreams:  Editioned Works by Kusama, Murakami and Nara.  117 lots

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Books and Manuscripts [1340b].  141 lots

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1340c].  83 lots

Ader.  Prints.  181 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 2nd

Sothebys – New York.  Photographs [N09020].  232 lots

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Pictures – Prints [100213].  63 lots

Autograph Auctions – Corsinge.  Autographs – bidding ends today.  98 lots

 

Thurs. Oct. 3rd

Christies – New York.  Photographs [2732].  241 lots

Binoche and Giguello – rue La Boetie, Paris.  Library of an Amateur [17203].  246 lots

Christies.  Into Africa – Photographs by Peter Beard [2780].  28 lots

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Natural History:  Books and Pictures [100313].  109 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Antiquarian Books [36084].  433 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ending today [201340].

Ader - Paris.  Posters:  Andre Bernard Collection [23431].  205 lots

Ader – Paris.  Posters and Graphics:  F. H. K. Henrion Collection [23403].  228 lots

 

Fri. Oct. 4th

Marc van de Wiele Auctions – Brugge.  Books [49].  604 lots

Alde – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Books, Medicine and Architecture [22887].  488 lots

 

Sat. Oct. 5th

Marc van de Wiele Auctions – Brugge.  Books [50].  830 lots

Clars Auction Gallery – Oakland.  Prints [100513].  107 lots

 

Sun. Oct. 6th

Heritage Auctions - Dallas [HA.com].  Comics [121340].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today [161340].

Clars – Oakland.  Prints, Day 2 [100613].  52 lots

 

The rooms are heating up.  The flow will set records.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

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