Auction Update Review

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It was the week before Christmas and . . .

 

For the week ending Saturday December 21st 34 auctions were archived to the AED, 17 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars..  Twleve thousand six hundred and fifty-nine were offered and 8,911 sold for a 70.3% success rate.  Total turnover was $17,705,864.

 

For the week ending Saturday December 21 4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Sothebys. Bibliothèque littéraire Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie on December 18th: $2,131,489
Galerie Bassenge. Prints on November 28th: $1,260,905
Ader. Letters and Autographs on December 17th: $1,044,768
Sothebys. Important Judaica on December 17th: $1,013,751

For the week 10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Galerie Bassenge. Photographs on December 4th: 239.63%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on December 17th: 224.24%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque littéraire Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie on December 18th: 187.22%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on October 10th: 143.19%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books on December 17th: 126.96%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part 2 on December 14th: 124.25%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part 1 on December 13th: 116.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 16th: 114.24%
Galerie Bassenge. Prints on November 28th: 100.89%


For the week sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/8 on December 15th: 99.00%
Galerie Bassenge. Photographs on December 4th: 93.75%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque littéraire Raoul Simonson – Albert et Monique Kies – Seconde partie on December 18th: 92.50%
Heritage Auctions. Posters - internet bidstart 12/8 on December 15th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/12 on December 19th: 86.86%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on December 13th: 86.09%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on October 10th: 84.45%
Ferraton. Books and Prints, Part 1 on December 13th: 82.63%
Ader. Letters and Autographs on December 17th: 82.02%
Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art on December 18th: 80.49%

For the week ahead 1 sale is scheduled:

Thu. Dec. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/19. 336 lots

The week ahead will be as quiet as the last year has been boisterous.  The quiet will be short-lived but appreciated.  

 

Best Wishes

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…