Auction Update Review

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In the Heart of the Season

For the week ending Saturday November 9th 34 auctions were archived to the AED, 14 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 15 is US dollars.  Turnover was $12,088,921 on the sale of 12,121 lots, 65% of the 18,628 offered.

 

Two auctions saw total sales reach the million dollar level:

 

Christies.  Old Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts on November 6th:  $2,424,094

Swann Galleries.  The Armory Show at 100 – Prints on November 5th:  $1,315,375

 

Five sales saw their totals reach 100% of the estimates of all lots offered:

 

RR Auction.  Autographs – JFK 50 Years after Dallas on October 24th:  678%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Library of a Gentleman on November 7th:  140%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents – Vintage Contemporary Photography on November 6th:  118%

Heritage Auctions.  Space on November 1st:  100%

 

Fifteen sales saw at least 80% of their sell:

 

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Library of a Gentleman on November 7th:  100%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on November 4th:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera on November 3rd:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Civil War, Ephemera, Signed on October 13th:  100%

National Book Auctions.  Books and Ephemera – Burman, PA Dutch. Ornithology, etc. on September 13th:  100%

Archives International Auctions.  Historical Documents, Autographs, and the Copps Collection on October 19th:  99%

Heritage Auctions.  Comics – Internet bidding ended November 3rd:  99%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ended November 7th:  93%

Heritage Auctions.  Posters – internet bidding ended November 3rd:  91%

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 6th:  90%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 5th:  87%

Dominic Winter Book Auctions.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents – Vintage Contemporary Photography on November 6th:  86%

Heritage Auctions.  Space on November 1st:  83%

Bonhams.  Sports Memorabilia on November 6th:  83%

Heritage Auctions.  Photography on November 2nd:  81%

 

For the week upcoming 38 sales are scheduled:

 

Mon. Nov. 11th

Doyle – New York.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints [111113].  222 lots

 

Tues. Nov. 12th

Bonhams – London.  Books [20753].  361 lots

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].  1,268 lots

Swann Galleries – New York.  Early Printed Medical and Science Books [2330].  316 lots

Sothebys – London.  Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History [13405].  228 lots

Adams Amsterdam Auctions – Amsterdam.  Exhibitions by Vincent Mentzel [111213].  245 lots 

 

Wed. Nov. 13th

RR Auction – Amherst.  Autographs [418].  1,911 lots

Burgersdijk and Niermans – Leiden.  Books [338].  1,268 lots

Piasa – Paris.  Ancient and Modern Prints [22683].  345 lots

  

Thurs. Nov. 14th

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Ancient Photographs [15612].  317 lots

Christies – Paris.  Photograph Collection [3580].  149 lots

Minerva Auctions Roma – Roma.  Modern and Contemporary Art [95].  26 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Bibliophile [36091].  539 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania Sale:  Books [1477].  85 lots

Christies – New York.  George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation [3454].  1 lot

Aguttes – Neuilly-sur-Seine.  Books and Ancient Paper [24085].  297 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today [201346].  342 lots

Kestenbaum and Company – New York.  Fine Judaica [111413].  398 lots

 

Fri. Nov. 15th

Sothebys – Paris.  Photographs [PF1320].  126 lots

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Modern Photographs [15613].  421 lots

Christies – London – South Kensington.  Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts [9702].  476 lots

Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  American History [376].  402 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Nicholas de Crecy – New York sur Loire [2454].  40 lots

 

Sat. Nov. 16th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3549].  61 lots

Christies – Paris.  Contemporary Photographs [3561].  113 lots

Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver – 1050 Bruxelles.  Books [111613].  575 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Comic Strips [2392].  132 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17089].  374 lots

Artcurial – Paris.  Comic Strips, Session I [24201].  502 lots

 

Sun. Nov. 17th

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Movie Posters [7083].  1,106 lots

Skinner – Boston.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [2687B].  497 lots

Bonhams – Los Angeles.  Books [21023].  114 lots

Neret Minet and Tessier – Paris.  Comic Strips [17090].  543 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics internet bidding ending today [121346]. 

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today [161346].

Osenat – Fontainbleau.  The Empire at Fontainebleau [17374].  150 lots

Ader – Paris.  Photograph Collection from the Catholic Institute of Paris [24017].  180 lots

 

It’s a very busy week.  Heading into the holidays there’s a sale starting every 4 hours and twenty-five minutes.

 

Best of luck in the rooms,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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>