• <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Leaves from<br>George Washington's Own Draft <br>of His first Inaugural Address. An Extraordinary Rarity!
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Tyler 1818 - First Print with Facsimile Signatures.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Thomas Jefferson Signed Act of Contress Authorizing Alexander Hamilton to Complete Famous Portland Maine Lighthouse.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Emanuel Leutze. Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix, 1864.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> The "greatest of early American maps … a masterpiece" (Corcoran). Thomas Holme.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph Letter Signed. Einstein Counsels His Son ... Meaning of Life.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Normal Rockwell. Painting/Drawing Signed. Rockwell's "Barbeshop Quartet", 1936.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Frederick Douglass. Autograph Letter Signed to unknown correspondent. Washington, D.C.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Harry Truman. Autograph Manuscript Notebook for Kansas City Law School Night Class.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> Robert E. Lee. Autograph Letter Signed, June 11, 1782. Hours after the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Lee Escapes Again.
    <b>Seth Kaller:</b> George Washington. Letter Signed, as Commander-in-Chief, Continental Army, to Elias Dayton, Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.], June 11, 1782.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, Chicago, 1968). <i>Collection of papers of John M. Bailey, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, concerning the convention</i>. Various places, 1968.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES. <i>A Trip to the Moon.</i> New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893. Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. <i>A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner.</i> 1814.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> [COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, Amerigo Vespucci ..] Bernardus Albingaunensis .. Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (WATKINS, TABER &c.). <i>An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West Various places</i>, c. 1890s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (BATTLE OF CONCORD.) <i>Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord</i>, April 19, 1775.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (CIVIL WAR.) <i>An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White</i>, 125 original mounted salt prints. 1859-61.

Auction Update Review


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


  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Announcing the Fall 2016 Auction Season
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 1:</b> Autographs
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 18:</b> Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 10:</b> 19th & 20th Century Literature
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 8:</b> Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Colored Plate Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Printed & Manuscript Americana
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 1:</b> Art, Press & Illustrated Books
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 29:</b> Illustration Art
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 3:</b> Old Master Through Modern Prints
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WARREN, JOSEPH. Letter Signed ("Jos Warren") as Chairman of the Committee of Safety. Cambridge, MA, June 4, 1775.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, NY: [for the Author], 1855.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Printed Broadside Signed ("Th: Jefferson") as Secretary of State. Philadelphia, February 12, 1793.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> CELLINI, BENVENUTO. 1500-1571. Autograph Letter Signed ("Beto. Cellini"). [Florence, c.1566].
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. Sept. 21, 2016</b>
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Autograph Manuscript. [c.1795].
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> DICKENS, CHARLES. Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> REED, JOHN. To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Phiadelphia With the Catalog of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated.... [Philadelphia]: engraved by James Smit
    <b>Bonhams Sept. 21:</b> ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922.