Auction Update Review

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The first week of what will be a busy year

For the week ending Saturday January 10th 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 6 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,038,679 as 5,106 lots were offered and 3,991 sold for a 78% success rate.  Considering this is a quiet time it was a busy reporting week.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on December 17th: $1,460,497

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

Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 117.87%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 26th: 108.68%


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

National Book Auctions. Whistler, Maps, Sets, Fancy, etc. on January 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.67%
Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 97.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 94.01%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 5th: 88.89%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on December 13th: 87.57%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on January 6th: 83.93%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 81.29%


15 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 81.29%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Manuscripts, Books, Autographs, Prints and Drawings on December 13th: 54.88%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on December 13th: 87.57%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints on January 7th: 27.27%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters - Internet bidstart 11/12 on November 26th: 56.97%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on December 17th: 75.09%
Pandolfini. Old Prints, Old and Modern Books on December 15th: 36.80%
National Book Auctions. Whistler, Maps, Sets, Fancy, etc. on January 4th: 100.00%
Michaans Auctions. January Estate Auction on January 4th: 65.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on January 6th: 83.93%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 5th: 88.89%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Lifelong Collection of Robert "Bob" Rogers - Photographs, Ephemera on January 2nd: 72.46%
Tooveys. Prints on December 31st: 97.22%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 94.01%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.67%

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Estate of Artist David Goodrich. 18 lots

Tue. Jan. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 30 lots

Wed. Jan. 14th
Doyle New York. New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints. 23 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19. 818 lots

Thu. Jan. 15th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 439 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/8. 300 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature with Books in All Fields. 510 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Scottsdale Auction - Automobilia. 43 lots

Fri. Jan. 16th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints. 36 lots

Sat. Jan. 17th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 561 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs. 156 lots

Sun. Jan. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/11.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Napoleonic Collection of the Prince's Palace in Monaco - Prints and Manuscripts. 51 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books, Maps. 56 lots

It's a given that 2015 will be a busy year so rest up.

 

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.
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  • <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.
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