Auction Update Review

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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, etc.by 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

AE

27 July 2014 

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>