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

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.