Auction Update Review
For the week ending Saturday August 2nd 15 sales were archived to the AED; 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos and 12 in US dollars. Turnover was $2,159,409 as 5,420 lots were offered and 4,270 sold for a 79% success rate.
One auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:
RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 6/27 on July 16th: $1,086,485
<--- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 406 lots. Wednesday August 6th at noon CST [image is a link]
3 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Pictures on July 15th: 774.82%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale on July 26th: 135.09%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on July 30th: 102.94%
<--- Swann Galleries. Wake Up America Day. A Vintage Poster Auction August 6th [image is a link]
8 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:
National Book Auctions. Wiggins, Civil War, Engravings, etc. on July 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 99.69%
Heritage Auctions. Americana, Political on July 30th: 98.29%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/20 on July 27th: 95.96%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Sporting Sale on July 26th: 92.39%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 86.11%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Collections of James Joyce & Ray Bradbury: The Library of the late Rik Thompson on July 31st: 85.84%
Cowans Auctions. Americana History: Photography Collection - Bidstart 7/17 on July 28th: 82.79%
For the week ahead 13 sales are scheduled:
Tue. Aug. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 48 lots
Wed. Aug. 6th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 71 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 500 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 416 lots
Doyle New York. New York. End of Summer Sale - Prints. 31 lots
Thu. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1695 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/31. 442 lots
Fri. Aug. 8th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 6 lots
Sat. Aug. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 528 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Books and Prints.
Sun. Aug. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/3.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/3.
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints. 2 lots
During the summer the market is thinner but the material is appealing.