• <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <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>
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000

Auction Update Review

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In the heat of the season

For the week ended Saturday November 8th 34 auctions were archived to the AED; 9 in euros, 7 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican Pesos, and 17 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $24,857,865 as 7,483 lots were offered and 5,613 sold for a 75% success rate.

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: $8,682,002
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: $4,485,202
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: $2,905,542
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: $2,525,278
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: $1,237,264
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: $1,235,647
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: $1,056,212

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

Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 137.43%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 118.58%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 108.72%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 107.89%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 101.20%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 100.38%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%


34 total sales reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Old Books and Autographs on November 5th: 79.37%
Archives International Auctions. Wall Street Sale, Part 2 on November 4th: 62.02%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on November 6th: 77.07%
PBA Galleries. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Bindings - Prints on November 6th: 62.96%
Tooveys. Prints on November 5th: 82.61%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 5th: 71.72%
Swann Galleries. The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes on November 6th: 83.89%
Sothebys. Library of Carlo de Poortere on November 6th: 85.08%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 5th: 55.26%
Grays Auctioneers. Prints on June 25th: 67.74%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Art on October 8th: 46.15%
Christies. Sporting Books on November 5th: 75.77%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 4th: 89.83%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on November 5th: 84.06%
Tooveys. Photographs and Ephemera on November 4th: 92.45%
Tooveys. Postcards on November 4th: 98.53%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture, Israeli and International Art on October 29th: 68.03%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 4th: 64.10%
Christies. COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE :VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, MALLARMÉ - LA COLLECTION LITTÉRAIRE D'ÉDOUARD-HENRI FISCHE on November 4th: 71.76%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on November 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 95.33%
Michaans Auctions. November Estate Auction - Books on November 2nd: 65.43%
Winter Associates. Books, Prints on November 3rd: 83.33%
Artcurial. Automobilia on November 2nd: 77.36%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/22 on November 1st: 86.11%
Freemans. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on November 2nd: 91.36%
Binoche et Giquello. Modern Books on October 29th: 54.06%
Binoche et Giquello. ALBERT ROBIDA COLLECTION MICHEL FRANÇOIS LIVRES - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS ORIGINAUX on October 29th: 80.85%
Binoche et Giquello. Photography on October 22nd: 51.93%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
One Of Kind Collictibles. Rare Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/19 on October 29th: 73.53%
Skinner. Globes, Manuscripts on November 1st: 90.91%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Books and Ancient Documents on October 30th: 43.75%
Sothebys. Prints on October 31st: 72.08%

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 10th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 82 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 5 lots

Tue. Nov. 11th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 73 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots

Wed. Nov. 12th
Bonhams. London. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs. 174 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - Internet bidstart 10/24. 862 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art - Prints. 332 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 671 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots

Thu. Nov. 13th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2049 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia - The Library of John Burns with Additions. 234 lots
Ader. PARIS. Judaica. 226 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books. 303 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia. 93 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 453 lots
Christies. Paris. MR. KASPAR FLEISCHMANN COLLECTION SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY O.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/6.
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Works of Art. 322 lots

Fri. Nov. 14th
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 196 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books.
Christies. Paris. Photographs.
Tajan. Paris. Photographs.
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Historical Aviation, Maritime, and Transport Memorabilia - Day 2. 39 lots

Sat. Nov. 15th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 50 Year Collection of Railroadiana.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 1.

Sun. Nov. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/9.
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts.
Ader. PARIS. Photographs.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2.

If you are a collector and have a heart beat your heart is beating faster these days.  Material is moving into the rooms - generally with lower reserves and higher expectations.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000