Auction Update Review

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19 Auctions Archived, 39 Upcoming

For the week ending Saturday March 21st, 19 auctions were archived to the RBD; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,909,412 as 5,471 lots were offered and 4,425 sold for a 81% success rate.  The market is firming.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034

This week we are adding a new section to the report:

The Top 25 lots reported this past week
  1. Christies HERGE TINTIN Couverture originale du journal Tintin francais n.161, du 10 octobre 1978. on March 14th Actual price: USD 606375.0.
  2. Christies Buste de Femme au Chapeau on March 18th Actual price: USD 465460.0.
  3. Sothebys CHRIST CRUCIFIED BETWEEN THE TWO THIEVES: 'THE THREE CROSSES' (B., HOLL. 78; NEW HOLL. 274; H. 270) on March 17th Actual price: USD 327080.0.
  4. Christies La Clownesse assise (Mademoiselle CHA-U-KA-O) on March 18th Actual price: USD 287860.0.
  5. Sothebys MADONNA (WOLL 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on March 17th Actual price: USD 273800.0. ARader
  6. Christies $ (4) the portfolio on March 18th Actual price: USD 270100.0.
  7. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. IIB.226-235) on March 17th Actual price: USD 238280.0.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; MOURLOT 308-349) on March 17th Actual price: USD 229400.0.
  9. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on March 17th Actual price: USD 220520.0.
  10. Christies EDGAR P. JACOBS BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LA MARQUE JAUNE (T.5), LE LOMBARD 1956 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee le 5 novembre 1953 dans Le journal de Tintin n.263. on March 14th Actual price: USD 215775.0.
  11. Christies Nature morte au Verre sous la Lampe on March 18th Actual price: USD 199060.0.
  12. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX, LES LAURIERS DE CESAR, DARGAUD 1972 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee dans Pilote 624 du 21 octobre 1971. on March 14th Actual price: USD 190575.0.
  13. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on March 17th Actual price: USD 175750.0.
  14. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX Couverture originale, publiee dans Pilote 489, du 20 mars 1969 Signe. on March 14th Actual price: USD 165375.0.
  15. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 160950.0.
  16. Christies MOEBIUS L'INCAL, CE QUI EST EN HAUT (T.4), LES HUMANODES ASSOCIES 1985 Couverture originale. on March 14th Actual price: USD 159075.0.
  17. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 17th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  18. Christies Eli on March 18th Actual price: USD 154660.0.
  19. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 148000.0.
  20. Sothebys ENGLISCHES TANZGIRL MIT ENSEMBLE (D. H.143; SCH. H.124; GERCKEN 293) on March 17th Actual price: USD 138750.0.
  21. Christies Marilyn on March 18th Actual price: USD 136900.0.
  22. Sothebys TOTEM on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  23. Sothebys CIRQUE (C. BKS 68; M. 490-527) on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  24. Christies ENKI BILAL LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS, DARGAUD 1980 Planche originale n.2, prepubliee dans Pilote 68 de janvier 1980. on March 14th Actual price: USD 121275.0.
  25. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 17th Actual price: USD 120250.0.


4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034
12 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%


19 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: 69.03%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
ALDE. Games and Entertainment - Collection of Philippe Messager on March 16th: 57.89%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: 78.21%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 17th: 76.47%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/20 on March 11th: 60.68%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: 72.20%
Christies. Tintin on March 14th: 60.00%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 23rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS. 2 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5. 46 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Precious Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 111 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Old and Modern Books and Documents. 303 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Illustrations. 46 lots

Tue. Mar. 24th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs -Literature. 241 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5. 264 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Science. 145 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Fine Arts. 43 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Music. 235 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 480 lots

Wed. Mar. 25th
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Photographs. 299 lots
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D.. 329 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 22 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 148 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - History. 271 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 67 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Militaria. 3 lots

Thu. Mar. 26th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 440 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera. 813 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 514 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19. 200 lots

Fri. Mar. 27th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 68 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 391 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 171 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian. 75 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 223 lots

Sat. Mar. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 883 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs, Photography. 574 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 579 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed. 24 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photographs and Photobooks. 59 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art. 90 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Lenkiewicz Legacy - posters, photos. 114 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 436 lots

Sun. Mar. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/22.

If there is any doubt whether the winter is behind us the 39 sales upcoming this week should calm all concerns.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE 

  • <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
  • <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…