Auction Update Review

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Best Wishes for the New Year

For the week ended Saturday January 3rd, and after taking two weeks off, 21 auctions were this week archived to the AED; 5 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,599,043 as 9,116 lots were offered and 6,971 sold for a 76% success rate. 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Profiles in History. Historical Auction on December 16th: $1,030,788

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

Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 141.08%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 95.96%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 94.51%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 93.32%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on December 12th: 89.02%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 84.79%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 17th: 80.56%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on December 17th: 80.00%


21 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 84.79%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 99.76%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on December 17th: 80.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on December 18th: 75.47%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 17th: 80.56%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on December 12th: 89.02%
Profiles in History. Animation - Day 1 on December 18th: 55.35%
Profiles in History. Animation - Day 2 on December 19th: 36.38%
Profiles in History. A Celebration of Music on December 17th: 61.82%
Profiles in History. Historical Auction on December 16th: 41.83%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photography on December 11th: 25.95%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature, & Maps on December 9th: 74.08%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 93.32%
RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21 on December 10th: 66.88%
ALDE. Letters and Original Manuscripts on December 17th: 63.51%
ALDE. Henry Beraud Library on December 9th: 43.95%
Grogan and Company. The December Auction - Prints on December 14th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 94.51%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 95.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 99.86%

For the week ahead 6 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Jan. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 56 lots

Wed. Jan. 7th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 11 lots

Thu. Jan. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1. 326 lots

Sun. Jan. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/4.

2014 had a breathless feel.  2015 should be more of the same.

 

Best wishes for the New Year.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <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>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