Auction Update Review

0221ab8f-6cea-4102-93d2-1e7c3febf7ed
D511b32e-ca9a-4b72-a1de-d4f372c4dd6b

Auctions: we are now getting serious

For the week ended Saturday October 26th 38 auctions were archived to the AED; 14 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $29,195,196 as 19,983 lots were offered and 12,557 sold for a 63% success rate.

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

<---- Swann Galleries:  Old Master Through Modern Prints in New York on October 29th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.


Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: $8,138,463
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: $2,730,848
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: $2,694,824
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: $2,247,249
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on October 18th: $1,752,083
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on October 17th: $1,457,990
Bonhams. History of Science on October 22nd: $1,457,870
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: $1,426,033
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 18th: $1,120,096

<---- One of a Kind Collectibles:  Rare Signatures.  Online bidding ends October 29th.  Lot 3:  Account of the British Quit Rents Collected for the Province of New York for His Majesty, for the Year of September 29, 1766 to September 29, 1767.  Current bid $2,225.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.


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

Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 248.61%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on October 17th: 223.53%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 182.83%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives on October 23rd: 175.40%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 108.41%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: 100.40%

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

National Book Auctions. Signed, Cruikshank, Magazines, etc. on April 27th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on October 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, etc. on October 12th: 99.79%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012 on October 19th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 97.77%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 93.33%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 91.50%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: 89.27%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 21st: 88.37%
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: 85.03%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: 83.77%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 80.56%
Cowans Auctions. A.C. Daum Firearms Collection: on October 21st: 80.00%


38 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. A.C. Daum Firearms Collection: on October 21st: 80.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter - online on October 21st: 100.00%
Rossini. Prints on October 21st: 44.07%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Literature Manuscripts and Archives on October 23rd: 64.17%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Manuscripts on October 23rd: 71.17%
PIASA. PERFORMING ART FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on October 21st: 34.43%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 23rd: 80.56%
Ader. Books on October 17th: 56.25%
Bonhams. History of Science on October 22nd: 48.26%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on October 21st: 93.33%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/16 on October 23rd: 79.50%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 19th: 73.40%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on October 18th: 74.97%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on October 17th: 74.80%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: 83.77%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors,Day 1: Prints on October 21st: 46.73%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on October 18th: 45.13%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 9/3 on September 17th: 77.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 21st: 88.37%
Potomack Company. Fine Books and Prints on October 18th: 77.42%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 18th: 91.50%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 18th: 47.85%
Vermot de Pas. Books on October 17th: 37.03%
RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26 on October 15th: 63.75%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature on October 18th: 48.29%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature (17th - 19th Century) on October 17th: 53.45%
Galerie Bassenge. Autographs on October 16th: 54.74%
Galerie Bassenge. Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts on October 16th: 50.26%
Galerie Bassenge. Rare Books, Varia on October 16th: 45.48%
Galerie Bassenge. History, Geography and Travel Books on October 15th: 48.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12 on October 19th: 97.77%
Bonhams. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia on October 19th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Signed, Cruikshank, Magazines, etc. on April 27th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, etc. on October 12th: 99.79%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on October 17th: 66.77%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012 on October 19th: 99.61%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: 89.27%
Arader Galleries. Mid-Hudson auction of Audubon Bird Prints, and others on October 11th: 85.03%

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 27th
Doyle New York. New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. 217 lots
PIASA. Paris. Protest! Art and Design. 293 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Books and Decorative Prints. 329 lots

Tue. Oct. 28th
Artcurial. Paris. Posters. 332 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 137 lots
Sothebys. London. Collections - Prints. 10 lots
Bonhams. New York. THE GEMINI COLLECTION OF MODERN PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. 166 lots

Wed. Oct. 29th
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 521 lots
Christies. Paris. COLLECTION WILLEM PEPPLER - Prints and Photographs. 194 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Modern Books. 283 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art. 463 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/19. 272 lots

Thu. Oct. 30th
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 437 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 368 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/23. 383 lots

Fri. Oct. 31st
Bonhams. London. London to Brighton Run - Automobilia. 55 lots

Sat. Nov. 1st
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/17.

Sun. Nov. 2nd
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 53 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26.

The dollar volume this week was substantial:  $29,195,196.  So too the number of lots offered:  12,557.  The percentage of lots sold was down a bit at 63%.  It's too early to say if the weakness is a function of economic issues in Europe or the unsettled financial markets in the United States.  It could also reflect the upcoming US elections.  In any event the best material is enthusiastically selling when the estimates are inviting.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <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>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>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 19: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5: African-American Fine Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17: Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:<br>Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: Rare & Important Travel Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:<br>Old Master Through Modern Prints</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7: Autographs</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fall 2017 Auction Schedule</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 16: Contemporary Art</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14: Illustration Art</b>
  • <b>Announcing a new Books for Sale platform hosted by Biblio</b>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</b>