Auction Update Review

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A new auction starts every 4 hours and 54 minutes this week

For the week ending Saturday October 19th 23 auctions were archived to the AED:  15 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds and 6 in euros.  Turnover was $10,682,345.  Six thousand seven hundred and eighty lots were offered and 5,659 sold for an 83% success rate.

Five sales saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $2,018,459
Heritage Auctions.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  $1,652,732
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  $1,448,773
Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 19th:  $1,106,359
Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photo-books on October 17th

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

Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  142%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscripts on September 14th:  120%
Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th: 

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

Doyle New York.  Prints on October 16th:  100%
Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ended October 13th:  100%
Waverly Auctions.  Rare Books on September 19th:  97%

Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 17th: 94%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 17th: 93%
Heritage Auctions.  Posters – internet bidding ended October 13th:  93%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscript on September 14th:  90%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Prints on October 14th:  82%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books – internet bidding ended October 17th: 82%
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  81%
Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on October 14th:  80%

For the week ahead, 34 sales covering 8,261 lots are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  13 lots

Tues. Oct. 22nd
Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21014].  321 lots
Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  Militaria [102313].  4 lots
Sothebys – Paris.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – Seconde Partie [PF1333].  314 lots
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1343b].  57 lots
Christies – New York.  Prints [2775].  5 lots

Wed. Oct. 23rd
Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books from a Collection, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [686].  287 lots

Thurs. Oct. 24th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
RR Auction - Amherst.  Autographs [417].  230 lots
Swann Galleries – New York [2327].  Art, Press, and Illustrated Books [2327].  323 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Autographs and Manuscripts [16855].  230 lots
Alde – Paris.  Michel Wittock Collection.  Part Five.  Bonaparte, First Consul to Napoleon III, Emperor [22889].  125 lots
Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints [102413].  71 lots
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Americana – Travel – Maps and Views [518].  549 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today.  382 lots
Artcurial – Paris.  Francois Shuitten – 30 Original Works [2429].  30 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part I:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71a].  1,103 lots

Fri. Oct. 25th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
Alde – Paris.  Berkman Library and Kahnweiler from an English Collection.  Books by Painters, Sculptors … [22891].  178 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  Prints; Benton Lithographs [102513].  65 lots
Gonnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books – Day 1 [13a].  399 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part II:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71b].  488 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part III:  Modern and Contemporary Art [71c].  361 lots

Sat. Oct. 26th
Heritage Auctions – New York [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5146].
Blacksparrow – Sun Valley.  Dr. Shocker’s Auction of Horror [102613].  126 lots
Christies – Paris.  Dagny and Runnqvist, Bonnier Gallery, A Century of Passion and Artistic Commitment [3536].  189 lots
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Gonelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books Day 2 [13b].  420 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service – West Swanzey.  Fall Americana & Estate Books [102613].  341 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part IV:  Modern Literature, Posters, Photography [71d].  693 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part V:  Erotica [71e].  367 lots

Sun. Oct. 27th 
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121343].
Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

This week there is a new sale, on average, every 4 hours and 54 minutes.  It’s busy.

Bruce McKinney
AE

  • <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
  • <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.