Auction Update Review

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More Certainty in the Rooms than in the Real World

For the week ended Saturday October 11th 32 sales were archived to the AED; 11 denominated in euros, 10 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,986,147 as 9,671 lots were offered and 7,426 sold for a 76.79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

<---- Swann Gallery.  Rare and Important Travel Posters October 14th.  198 lots.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: $4,413,267
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: $1,812,113
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: $1,347,370

<---- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:  Fine Natural History and Historical Prints [sale 352] on October 14th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

11 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 609.75%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 191.52%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 160.00%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 144.73%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 134.98%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 125.41%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 116.60%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 112.18%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 112.05%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 108.68%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 106.91%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%


32 total sales in total were reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Photography on October 9th: 42.52%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 5th: 54.84%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: 72.51%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography on October 9th: 58.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on October 9th: 75.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 61.76%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on October 8th: 76.69%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 68.89%
Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on October 8th: 77.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 7th: 75.00%
Sothebys. Art of Imperial India - Prints, Photographs on October 8th: 78.38%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Winter Associates. Fine Prints on October 6th: 73.53%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
Dorotheum . Globes on October 6th: 75.86%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 74.92%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 68.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 6th: 50.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on October 4th: 44.38%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 67.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 59.45%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Guillaumot Richard . One Hundred Eighty Books on September 27th: 68.33%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 13th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Contemporary Art - Design #6. 34 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. Oct. 14th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 455 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 198 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters. 160 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 47 lots

Wed. Oct. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 328 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/1. 189 lots

Thu. Oct. 16th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps.
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur. 316 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions. 263 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9. 483 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 402 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Varia. 431 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts. 191 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 422 lots

Fri. Oct. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art.
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 334 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 1. 492 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books. 316 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature (17th - 19th Century). 797 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books. 48 lots

Sat. Oct. 18th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 200 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs. 163 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 789 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Books and Prints. 31 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 719 lots

Sun. Oct. 19th
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia. 14 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12.
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3.

From now to the holidays there are 4 to 5 auctions every day.

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</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>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000
  • <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.
  • <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> John Muir. <i>My First Summer in the Sierra</i>, Boston, 1911.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ernest Hemingway. <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls</i>, New York, 1940. First edition later printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Upton Sinclair. <i>The Jungle</i>, New York, 1906. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> George Orwell. <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, 1949. First American edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Harper Lee. <i>To Kill a Mocking Bird</i>, 1960. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Richard Wright. <i>Native Son</i>, New York, 1940. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Dryden, Congreve, and others. <i>Ovid’s Art of Love</i>, London, 1764. English translation of Ovid’s work.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> S. E. Hinton. <i>The Outsiders</i>, New York, 1967. First edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, Boston, 1951. Book club edition.
    <b>Booth & Williams: NO RESERVE Rare Book Auction, now through July 23, 7:15PM EDT</b>
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Ayn Rand. <i>Atlas Shrugged</i>, New York, 1957. Early printing.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> J. D. Salinger. <i>Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters</i> and <i>Seymour: An Introduction</i>, Boston, 1963. First [book] edition, third state.
    <b>Booth & Williams No Reserve Sale until Jul 23:</b> Tennessee Williams. <i>Sweet Bird of Youth</i>, 1959. First edition.