Auction Update Review

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Sales upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday May 9th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 7 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,463,372 as 8,089 lots were offered and 6,022 sold for a 74% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints on May 2nd: $7,073,250 
RR AuctionSpace Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: $1,048,435 

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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books on April 25th: 179.48% 
ChristiesEUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 127.71% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 126.50% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on May 5th: 126.50% 
RossiniAutographs and Photographs on April 28th: 118.20% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. II.226-235) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $200,000.
  2. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $175,000.
  3. Sothebys HIGH GREEN VERSION I on May 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F & S II.336A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys $ (9) (F. & S. II.285) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Sothebys DOUBLE GREY SCRAMBLE (AXSOM 93) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  8. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59[B]) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Sothebys NUDE READING (C. 288) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1482) (F. & S. IIB.316) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Sothebys SHOES (F. & S. II.253) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  13. Sothebys FREEFALL (HARRISON 233) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Sothebys LE DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE, D'APRÈS MANET. II (B. 1027; BA. 1287; P.P. L-106) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  16. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (F. & S. II.305) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Sothebys MOULIN ROUGE - LA GOULUE (D. 339; ADR. 1.II; W. P1.A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY...WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AYRE, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY. on April 30th Actual price: USD $80,850.
  19. Sothebys LOVE (F. & S. II.310-312) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $77,500.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Hours - in Netherlandish, use of Utrecht, second half of the fifteenth century on May 6th Actual price: USD $76,000.
  21. Sothebys SIBERIAN TIGER (F. & S. II.297) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1492) (F. & S. II.318) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  23. Sothebys SANCTUM on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys ÉQUINOXE (D. 428) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.97) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $68,750.



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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%


25 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 7th: 76.52%
Swann Galleries. Modernist Posters on May 7th: 63.11%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on May 2nd: 54.02%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Rossini. Prints on April 28th: 52.50%
Rossini. Autographs and Photographs on April 28th: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art, Antiques, Collectibles: Prints, Documents, Manuscripts on April 25th: 70.55%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1 on May 2nd: 71.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 4th: 76.92%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 77.84%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Eldreds. Asian Arts at Auction on May 2nd: 50.00%
Sothebys. Prints on May 2nd: 79.22%
Auctionata. Theme Auction: Icons on April 29th: 17.86%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on May 3rd: 73.73%
PBA Galleries. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields on April 30th: 66.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 25th: 64.70%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 11th
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. May. 12th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books. 1371 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. International Fine Arts - Prints. 54 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 71 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 319 lots

Wed. May. 13th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 560 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 220 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 68 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 62 lots

Thu. May. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 359 lots
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS. 376 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views. 326 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7. 296 lots

Sat. May. 16th
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues. 32 lots

Sun. May. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and 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>
    <b>List your books simultaneously on Rare Book Hub and Biblio</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…