Auction Update Review

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Strength in the Rooms

For the week ending Saturday October 5th 24 auctions were archived to the AED; 12 denominated in US dollars, 1 in Mexican pesos, 4 in British pounds, and 7 in euros.  Eight thousand three hundred and ninety-three lots were offered for a 73% success rate.  Turnover was $15,959,665.

 

Three sales, two of them photographs, saw their totals reach the million dollar level:

 

Sothebys – New York.  Photographs on October 2nd:  $5,041,564

Christies – New York.  Photographs on October 3rd:  $4,535,188

Christies – New York.  Into Africa - Photographs by Peter Beard on October 3rd:  $1,290,188

 

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

 

RR Auction - Amherst.  Rare Manuscript. Documents and Autographs on September 18th:  332%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions - Wiltshire.  Pictures, Prints on October 2nd:  221%

Bruun Rasmussen - Copenhagen.  Books and Manuscripts on October 1st:  126%

Ferraton - Brussels.  Books, Prints on September 27th:  120%

 

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

 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ended September 29th:  100%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters – internet bidding ended September 29th:  92%

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ended October 3rd:  88%

Bruun Rasmussen - Copenhagen.  Books and Manuscripts on October 1st:  87%

Ferraton - Brussels.  Books, Prints on September 27th:  86%

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

Christies – New York.  Into Africa – Photographs by Peter Beard on October 3rd:  86%

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Books and Manuscripts on September 26th:  85%

 

Here is a link to a spreadsheet of these sales.

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Oct. 7th

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Old Master Prints [1341a].   10 lots

 

 

Tues. Oct. 8th

Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1341b].  45 lots

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions – Bruxelles.  Books [100813].  439 lots

Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Antiquarian and Collectors Books [1154].  254 lots

Christies – New York.  Prints [3433].  17 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 9th

Rupert Toovey and Co. – West Sussex.  Prints [1160].  46 lots

Christies – New York.  Photographs by Norman Seeff:  the Lost Archive [3440].  50 lots

 

Thurs. Oct. 10th

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills [HA.com].  Rare Books [6100].  560 lots

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills [HA.com].  Manuscripts [6102].  1,161 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Printed and Manuscript Americana [2324].  418 lots

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Photographs [22675].  260 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Internet bidding ending today [201341].  211 lots

PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Beats and the Counterculture with other Fine Literature [517].  490 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36085].  500 lots

 

Fri. Oct. 11th

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills [HA.com].  Rare Books [6100].  560 lots

Heritage Auctions – Beverly Hills [HA.com].  Manuscripts [6102].  1,161 lots

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society – Lancaster.  Rare and Used Books [101113].  443 lots

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen – 75172 Pforzheim.  Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques – Day 1 [86a].  3,134 lots

 

Sat. Oct. 12th

Coutau Begarie – Paris.  Comic Strips [101213].  442 lots

Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen – 75172 Pforzheim.  Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques – Day 2 [86b].  3,147 lots

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  Prints, Photogrphs, Books [316].

 

Sun. Oct. 13th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending today.

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Civil War, Ephemera, Signed [101313]

 

From now to the end of December the pace will be brisk.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. <i>A superb collection of manuscripts signed by Lincoln and relics related to Lincoln’s death</i>. Washington, 1864-1865
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Rare Relic of the Underground Railroad (1857). <i>$500 Reward Ran away ...</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> CARTER, SUSANNAH. <i>The Frugal Housewife,</i> (1772) the second American cookbook, plates by Paul Revere.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> SCHIRRA, WALTER M.. Icon of the American Space Program. <i>A Complete Set of Schirra’s Flight Log Books (1947-69).</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A fine pair of daguerreotypes, one a black nurse holding a white baby, the other the white parents. Maryland, c. 1853.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> The Internet. (COMPUTERS.) CERF, VINTON & KAHN, ROBERT. <i>"A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication" in IEEE Transactions on Communications.</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs<br>& Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Marcus A. Root, "<i>General Tom Thumb</i>" with parents, daguerreotype, circa 1846. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> William Saunders, <i>Sketches of Chinese Life and Character</i>, album with 50 hand-colored photographs, 1871-72. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Wilson A. Bentley, album of 25 microphotographs from glass<br>plate negatives, 1888-1927.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs<br>& Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Hilla & Bernhard Becher, <i>Anonyme Skulpturen, Eine Typologie technischer Bauten</i>, first edition inscribed, Düsseldorf, 1970. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Edward Ruscha, four seminal artist's books in original dust jackets.<br>$1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Typological set of more than 100 photographs of WWII fighter planes, 1942-45. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b><br>Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, <i>The Sweet Flypaper of Life</i>, first edition signed by authors, New York, 1955. $500 to $750.
  • <b>Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts, February 14th, 2016.</b>
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 9. HIERONYMUS. C.340-420. <i>Epistolae. WITH: Lupus de Oliveto. Regula Monachorum ...</i> US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 47. FROST, A.B. 1858-1921. Shooting Pictures. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.<br>US$ 10,000-15,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 53. PICASSO, PABLO, RAOUL HAUSMANN, et al. ILIAZD, ed. Poesie de mots inconnus. 1949. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 64. BRIGGS, HENRY. 1561-1630. <i>The North Part of America</i>. [London: 1625]. Engraved by R. Elstracke. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 79. COPERNICUS, NICOLAUS. De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. 1566. US$ 80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 80. DARWIN, CHARLES. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of ... US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 87. NEWTON, ISAAC, SIR. Autograph Manuscript in Latin and English [n.p., early 1670s}. US$ 100,000-150,000
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 93. Dr. Kary Mullis' 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to him for the invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction. US$ 450,000-550,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 96.<br>CLEMENS, SAMUEL. Autograph Manuscript, nearly complete chapter 30 of <i>A Tramp Abroad</i>, c.1879.<br>US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 105. GOLF. [MATHISON, THOMAS. d.1754.]<br><i>The Goff</i>. An Heroi-Comical Poem.<br>US$ 40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 113. JOYCE, JAMES. 1882-1941. <i>Ulysses</i>. First Edition, Presentation Copy, Signed and Inscribed by Joyce on the half-title. US$ 40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 120. LONDON, JACK. Autograph Manuscript of the short story "Flush of Gold". US$ 40,000-60,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 135. STEINBECK, JOHN. Autograph Manuscript of an unpublished short story. US$ 35,000-45,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 149. GERONIMO. BARRETT, S.M., ed. Geronimo's Story of His Life. 1906. US$ 12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Feb 14th:</b> Lot 165.<br>ENOLA GAY. LEWIS, ROBERT A. An official pilot's log, 1942 to 1946.<br>US$ 50,000-80,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b><br>Lot 14. Blaeu,<i>Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula</i>, 1635. Est. $14000-$16000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b><br>Lot 305. Arrowsmith, <i>Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas</i>, 1841. Est. $18000-$20000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b><br>Lot 256. Thackara, <i>Plan of the City<br>of Washington in the Territory of Columbia</i>, 1792. Est. $13000-$16000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 188. Browne/Senex, A New<br>Map of Virginia Mary-land, 1719. <br>Est. $5500-$6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 47. Cellarius, <i>Scenographia Systematis Copernicani</i>, 1708.<br>Est. $2400-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 6. Ortelius, <i>Typus Orbis Terrarum</i>, 1571. Est. $7000-$8500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 413. De Medina, <i>Mundo Novo,</i> 1554. Est. $7000-$9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 37. Jansson, <i>Histoire des Grands Chemins de l'Empire Romain</i>, 1736. Est. $3000-$3750
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 798. Le Rouge, <i>Atlas Nouveau Portatif a l'Usage des Militaires</i>, 1748. Est. $2400-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 60. Munster, <i>Tabula Novarum Insularum</i>, 1559. Est. $5500-$7000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 122. Morden, <i>A New Map of the English Empire in America</i>, 1695. <br>Est. $14000-$16000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 291. J.J. Stoner, Niagara-Falls, <br>N.Y., 1882. Est. $1600-$1900
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 797. Sanson, <i>Die Gantze Erd-Kugel</i> ... Europa, Asia, Africa und America, 1679. Est. $8000-$10000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 799. Lotter/Lobeck, Atlas Geographicus Portatilis, 1760.<br>Est. $1600-$1900
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 808. Railroad Companies, [<i>Manuscript Railroad Atlas</i>], 1890.<br>Est. $1000-$1500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 3-17):</b> <br>Lot 800. Pinkerton, <i>A Modern Atlas</i>, 1815. Est. $8000-$10000