Auction Update Review


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For the week ended Saturday January 3rd nine sales were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 1 in British pounds and 6 in US dollars.  7,877 lots were offered and 5,799 sold for a 74% success rate.  Turnover was $1,876,631.


1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bubb Kuyper. Books, etc. on November 29th: $1,153,464

No auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered. 

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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Posters - internet bidstart 12/22 on December 29th: 92.96%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 2nd: 87.35%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on December 31st: 87.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 30th: 80.00%

For the week ahead 8 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 10 lots

Tue. Jan. 7th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Thu. Jan. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/2. 252 lots

Fri. Jan. 10th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Layne Christensen Corporate Collection of American Art. 13 lots

Sat. Jan. 11th
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Rare Books, Photography and Art. 594 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 303 lots

Sun. Jan. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/5.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 1/5.

The holidays are winding down and the spring auction season beginning to shape up.


Bruce McKInney