Auction Update Review


Even in a Quiet Month it's Busy

For the week ending Saturday July 26th 22 auctions were archived to the AED; 18 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds and I in euros.  Turnover was $5,061,546 as 6,819 lots were offered and 5,089 sold for a 75% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 20th: $2,346,894
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: $1,307,377

<--- Swann  Galleries.  Wake Up America Day.  A Vintage Poster Auction on August 6th [image is a link]

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

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 20535.00%
Heritage Auctions. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction on July 20th: 166.21%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints, Books on July 19th: 148.20%
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: 146.68%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Work on Paper on July 24th: 145.10%

<--- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Fine Books and Manuscripts.  406 lots.  Wednesday August 6th beginning at noon CST [image is a link]

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

National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Am. West, Exploration, on May 18th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on June 8th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on June 29th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. UNT Mayborn Benefit Auction on July 20th: 100.00%
Skinner. European Decorative Prints on July 19th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Antiques on July 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/13 on July 20th: 99.57%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints, Books on July 19th: 97.67%
Christies. Forms in Color - Prints on July 25th: 95.93%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Summer Sale - Prints on July 25th: 92.56%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 89.37% 

For the week ahead 12 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 28th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Americana History: Photography Collection - Bidstart 7/17. 488 lots

Wed. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 117 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Modern Documents, Prints and Books. 360 lots

Thu. Jul. 31st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 735 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/24. 432 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Collections of James Joyce & Ray Bradbury: The Library of the late Rik Thompson. 586 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Collector's Sale to include Militaria. 17 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Prints and Ephemera. 39 lots

Fri. Aug. 1st
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 242 lots

Sat. Aug. 2nd
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. ANNUAL SUMMER AMERICANA AUCTION. 36 lots

Sun. Aug. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/27.

This is what the slow season looks like but never the less it still looks like 50+ auctions in the month ahead.

Bruce McKinney


27 July 2014 


  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,<br><i>The Chap Book</i>, 1896.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,<br><i>Troupe de Mlle Églantine</i>, 1896.<br>$20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>Philippe Henri Noyer, <br><i>Limonade Brault</i>, 1938. <br>$4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b> <br><i>The Great Men of the World</i>,<br>designer unknown, circa 1945-46. <br>$7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>James Montgomery Flagg,<br><i>Wake Up, America!</i>, 1917.<br>$4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>Alfred F. Burke, <i>Share / Jewish <br>Relief Campaign</i>, circa 1915.<br>$3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b><br>Ludwig Hohlwein, <i>Marke Pkz / <br>Burger - Kehl & Co.</i>, circa 1911. <br>$8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 3:</b> <br>Gian Emilio Malerba,<i> E.A. Mele / Modo e Novita per Signora</i>, circa 1900. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> KEY, FRANCIS SCOTT. <i>A Celebrated Patriotic Song, the Star Spangled Banner.</i> 1814.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> [COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER, Amerigo Vespucci ..] Bernardus Albingaunensis .. Dialogo nuperrime edito Genue in 1512.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies,</i> 1632.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (WATKINS, TABER &c.). <i>An album of 32 photographs of the Yosemite and American West Various places</i>, c. 1890s
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (BATTLE OF CONCORD.) <i>Powder horn used by Minuteman Oliver Buttrick at the Battle of Concord</i>, April 19, 1775.
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> (CIVIL WAR.) <i>An Extraordinary Confederate Photograph and Autograph Album of Dr. R. L. C. White</i>, 125 original mounted salt prints. 1859-61.
  • 20 Jul 2016, starts at 1pm EDT, NY
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Full scale vintage <i>Sputnik-1</i> EMC/EMI Lab Model, with live transmitter. US$ 10,000-15,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Flown SOYUZ-3 space navigation indicator with unflown on-ground transformer. <br>US$ 30,000-40,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Flown on SOYUZ 9<br>An exhaustive manuscript on life in space. [Trans: On-Board Flight Journal for Spacecraft Soyuz-9, 1970]. US$ 6,000-9,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> SOYUZ 18? Flown Navigation Celestial Globe. Soyuz 18 lasted from May 24-July 26, 1975. US$ 30,000-40,000
    20 Jul 2016, starts at 1pm EDT, NY
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Flown Space Suit from ISS Expidition 6. Worn by Flight Engineer Don Pettit on his dramitic return to earth. US$ 25,000-35,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Original Gemini 133P Trainer Assembly Five Part Electrical System & Attitude Maneuver ... US$ 60,000-90,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Lunar Rover Development. Collection of 11 vintage gelatin silver prints and 4 vintage NASA lithographs. <br>US$ 2,000-3,000.
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Lunar Orbiter I. The first image of the earth as seen from the moon. Gelatin silver print. August 23, 1966. US$ 2,500-3,500
    20 Jul 2016, starts at 1pm EDT, NY
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Michael Collins' Flown Crew-Signed Apollo 11 Emblem. One of the very few Armstrong signed mission artifacts. US$ 50,000-70,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Flown Apollo 11 Navigational Chart. Taken to Lunar surface mapping the start of the <br>first manned lunar descent. <br>US$ 25,000-35,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> FFlown Apollo 11 Flight Plan Sheetmission Day One. Some of the first words and data values written by Neil Armstrong. US$ 18,000-25,000
    <b>Bonhams Jul 20: </b> Apollo 12 - Alan Bean in the Ocean of Storms. Signed and inscribed by Bean. <br>US$ 2,000-3,000
  • <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.