Auction Update Review
For the week ended Saturday August 9th 10 auctions were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars. It was a slim week and one that just a few years ago might have been lumped in with another. But these days the lights in the auction rooms never go out and so the weekly updates continue apace.
No million dollar sales were archived this week but two sales saw their total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered.
<--- Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. Sale 1433/6000. Danish Antiquarian Bookshop with 20,000 to 25,000 book titles to be sold on Tuesday August 12th as a single lot. Estimated $18,090 to $26,800 [the image is a link to the auction]
3 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 7/27 on August 3rd: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/27 on August 3rd: 99.26%
Doyle New York. End of Summer Sale - Prints on August 6th: 96.77%
For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:
Mon. Aug. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Online - Internet Bidstart 8/4. 11 lots
Tue. Aug. 12th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 80 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art - Prints. 229 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Danish antiquarian bookshop with 20-25.000 book titles.. 1 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 49 lots
Wed. Aug. 13th
Rupert Toovey and Co. West Sussex. Prints. 23 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 7/25. 1105 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Scottish Design - Books and Prints. 7 lots
Thu. Aug. 14th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Americana - African-American History - Cartography. 539 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 8/7. 461 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art - Books and Prints. 6 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Contemporary and Post-War Art - Prints. 30 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Weekly Internet Charity Auction Internet bids. 70 lots
Fri. Aug. 15th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Prints. 22 lots
Sun. Aug. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/10.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible.
In this summer auction season there is still plenty of life and the material is interesting.