Auction Update Review

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Eighteen Sales Archived, 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday September 27th 18 auctions were archived to the AED; 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,207,301 as 6,449 lots were offered and 5,037 were sold for a 78% success rate. 

<---- The 19th Century Shop - important highly collectible material.  Click on the image to visit the firm's site.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: $2,779,467
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: $2,458,763
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: $1,670,000

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 272.15%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 178.45%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 112.48%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 106.56%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 106.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 105.22%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%


18 total sales reported this week:

Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 25th: 63.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Koller Auctions. Prints on September 19th: 43.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on September 24th: 56.41%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 72.86%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: 70.03%
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 75.81%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: 64.12%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 76.92%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 20th: 53.97%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 68.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on September 23rd: 73.02%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 29th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 123 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 310 lots
ALDE. Paris. Workshop of Jean Viardot. 216 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs from the Forbes Collection. 62 lots
Christies. New York. Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders. 79 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 3 lots

Tue. Sep. 30th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J. 350 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 235 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 328 lots
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set. 1 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Warden Family Collection: Americana - Prints and Books. 8 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs - Internet Bidstart 9/15. 398 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots

Wed. Oct. 1st
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots

Thu. Oct. 2nd
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots

Fri. Oct. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots

Sat. Oct. 4th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots

Sun. Oct. 5th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28.

From now through the end of the year there will be important sales every week.

 

Bruce McKInney

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.