Auction Update Review

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23 Sales this past week, 25 new sales this week


For the week ending Saturday September 13th 23 sales were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,982,469 as 5,589 lots were offered and 4,424 sold for a 79% success rate. 

<--- Old World Auctions closing on September 17th:  Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics [Click on the image to review the catalogue]


4 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered.

 
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 955.85%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 177.85%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 118.04%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 111.13%

<---- RR Auctions on September 18th:  Remarkable Rarities [Click on th image to review the entire sale]

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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%


23 total sales reported this week:

Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer 2014 Auction on September 10th: 68.24%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on September 10th: 84.21%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints and Photographs on September 5th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with the Michael Montfort Collection of Charles Bukowski on September 11th: 74.87%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on September 10th: 78.64%
Paige Auction. Vintage Advertising on September 9th: 91.53%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on September 11th: 74.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Transport - Ephemera on September 10th: 39.13%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/4 on September 11th: 78.49%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity - Internet bidstart on September 11th: 98.84%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. MIlitary, Technology and Space Exploration on September 9th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Antiques on September 8th: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 9th: 63.04%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 8th: 80.00%
Eldreds. Online only sale - Ephemera - Online bidstart: now on September 8th: 57.81%
Bonhams. Period Art and Design - Prints on September 7th: 84.85%
Bonhams. Automobilia - Books and Prints on September 6th: 87.10%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fall Auction: Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on September 6th: 90.91%
Aspire Auctions. September Sale: Prints - Internet bidstart 8/29 on September 6th: 96.69%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera on September 3rd: 67.35%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Books and Ephemera on March 29th: 69.57%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 94.83%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 8/31 on September 7th: 99.73%

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Sep. 16th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 477 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Photographs and Photobooks. 130 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 209 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodles for Hunger Illustration Art - online bidstart 8/26. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 64 lots

Wed. Sep. 17th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3. 774 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Historic Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx - Internet bidstart 9/11. 91 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 189 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 633 lots
Ader. PARIS. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts. 570 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints, Featuring the Works of L. S. Lowry. 293 lots

Thu. Sep. 18th
Christies. London -South Kensington. MODERN MASTERS & POLÍGRAFA: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING. 330 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/11. 351 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Books and Prints. 41 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/11. 71 lots

Fri. Sep. 19th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 65 lots
Koller Auctions. Geneve. Prints. 95 lots
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography. 218 lots

Sat. Sep. 20th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs. 549 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 63 lots

Sun. Sep. 21st
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World.... 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, etc..

 

Best wishes,

Bruce McvKinney

AE

  • <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>
  • <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.