Auction Update Review

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It's August already

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.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.