Auction Update Review

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The flame flickers but never dies

For the week ending Saturday January 17th 14 auctions were archived to the AED; 2 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $1,087,355 as 3,500 lots were offered and 2,849 sold for an 81% success rate.

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 12th: 138.28%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on January 13th: 102.40%

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

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/4 on January 11th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/4 on January 11th: 95.95%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on January 13th: 93.33%
Doyle New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints on January 14th: 91.30%
Bonhams. The Scottsdale Auction - Automobilia on January 15th: 90.70%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 88.67%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on January 15th: 84.51%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper on October 25th: 82.00%

14 total sales reported this week:

Morton Casa de Subastas. Auction Records, Antiquarian and Contemporary Prints and Books on January 15th: 36.83%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature with Books in All Fields on January 15th: 78.04%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/8 on January 15th: 88.67%
Bonhams. The Scottsdale Auction - Automobilia on January 15th: 90.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on January 15th: 84.51%
Winter Associates. Prints on January 12th: 70.59%
Doyle New York. Doyle at Home: Decorative Prints on January 14th: 91.30%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper on October 25th: 82.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on January 13th: 93.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on January 12th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. The Estate of Artist David Goodrich on January 12th: 72.22%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/4 on January 11th: 97.26%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/4 on January 11th: 95.95%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. New York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 10th: 67.17%

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 19th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 271 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Thu. Jan. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/15. 418 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 296 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 1/15. 147 lots

Fri. Jan. 23rd
Skinner. Boston. European Prints and Photography. 200 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books - Pierre-André Benoit Collection. 216 lots

Sat. Jan. 24th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 47 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Dow Collection of Lincolnia. 302 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. American and European Art. 144 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Denver, . Caribou Ranch and Recording Studio. 58 lots

Sun. Jan. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/18.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/18.
Artcurial. Paris. Hotel de Paris - Books and Prints.
Bonhams. San Francisco. Art and Decor - Prints. 178 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Symons, Savage, Hemingway, etc. Internet bidstart 1/18.

Was there a holiday season?  I think the field hardly noticed.  There seemed to be interesting lots upcoming almost everyday.

 

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>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>
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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.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…