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>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 Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.