• <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <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>
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000

Auction Update Review

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It's not so quiet after all

For the week ending Saturday July 12th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 1 in Swiss francs, 3 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 6 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,123,653 as 6,315 lots were offered and 4,812 sold for a 76% success rate.

<--- Dominic Winter.  Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints on July 16th.  Lot 296.  Ballooning.  Ville de Poitiers.  Exposition Generale des Sprts du 12 Mai au 14 Juiller 1907.  Fine large color litho. pster in folded condition.  Est.  BP 400-600.  Image is a link.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: $1,804,050
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on July 3rd: $1,673,963
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: $1,281,703

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

Bloomsbury Auctions. The Collection from The Royal Agricultural Society of England - Books, Prints on July 11th: 229.25%
Audap and Mirabaud. Antiquarian Books on June 26th: 210.05%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: 129.61%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books and Collector's Sale on July 1st: 100.29%

<--- Dominic Winter.  Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints on July 16th.  Lot 17.  English School.  Interior of an old bookshop, late 19th or early 20th-century watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, apparently unsigned [21 x 17 inches].  Est. BP 200-300.  Image is a link.


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

Bloomsbury Auctions. The Collection from The Royal Agricultural Society of England - Books, Prints on July 11th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Animation Art on July 2nd: 98.49%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/29 on July 6th: 93.15%
Audap and Mirabaud. Antiquarian Books on June 26th: 86.05%
Sothebys. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on July 8th: 81.54%

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 14th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Japanese Woodblock Prints. 100 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Antiques. 16 lots

Tue. Jul. 15th
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations. 281 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 467 lots
Sothebys. London. The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger – Part II. 196 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints. 146 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Summer Sale - Prints. 10 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Pictures. 24 lots

Wed. Jul. 16th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 35 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 6/27. 1129 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Old Master & Modern Prints, Japanese Prints. 140 lots
Doyle New York. New York. At Home - Prints. 16 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Yates, Thompson and Bright: A Family of Bibliophiles. 372 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Objects: Judaica, Israeliana, Numismatics and Medals (Manuscripts, prints). 53 lots

Thu. Jul. 17th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 418 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/10. 499 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Roycroft Press Collection - Fine Bindings - Illustrated & Children's Books. 518 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market - Prints. 49 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Laguna Beach. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 7/10. 432 lots

Fri. Jul. 18th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books, Day 2. 478 lots
Blacksparrow. Sun Valley. The Disney Sale - Illustration Art and Ephemera. 70 lots

Sat. Jul. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1284 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction. 47 lots
Florence Number Nine. Florence. Fine Chinese and Oriental Works of Art - Prints. 5 lots
Florence Number Nine. Florence. Fine Indian Works of Art - Prints. 7 lots

Sun. Jul. 20th
Bonhams. San Francisco. Period Art and Design - Prints. 125 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/13.

The calendar says its summer but interesting material is around.  I bought 5 lots at two sales this past week, some of the best material I've ever acquired for my Hudson Valley collection.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000