Auction Update Review

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23 Auctions Archived, 40 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 17 May 23 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction database; 4 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,993,199 as 6,136 lots were offered and 4,713 sold for a 77% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: $5,775,250 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 7th: $2,301,796 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 12th: $1,213,276 

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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 176.73% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys A FIX'D INFLEXIBLE SORROW on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  2. Sothebys KIMIKO POWERS [TWO WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $514,000.
  3. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAITS [TWELVE WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $418,000.
  4. Sothebys UNTITLED (PROVENANCE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  5. Sothebys WARHOL/MARILYN (BLUE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $322,000. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys FLOWERS on May 13th Actual price: USD $298,000.
  7. Sothebys SELF PORTRAITS IN DRAG [SIX WORKS] on May 13th Actual price: USD $274,000.
  8. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #24 on May 13th Actual price: USD $237,500.
  9. Sothebys PRIMA FACIE (FOURTH STATE): STRAINED AND ET CETERA on May 13th Actual price: USD $193,750.
  10. Sothebys STERN 16H 30M/-50° on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  11. Sothebys CORPSE AND MIRROR (ULAE 169) on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  12. Sothebys POSTER STUDY FOR "NINE DISCOURSES ON COMMODUS BY CY TWOMBLY AT LEO on May 13th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  13. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #28 on May 13th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions High and Shy, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1950 on May 7th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Sothebys OLYMPIA on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  16. Sothebys MURDER MYSTERY on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Sothebys R LICHTENSTEIN, MASTERPIECE 1962 on May 13th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  18. Sothebys UNTITLED FILM STILL #31 on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  19. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (POSITIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Mirage, 1982 on May 7th Actual price: USD $131,000.
  21. Sothebys OHNE TITEL VII, UNTITLED VII on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Sothebys PUMA INVADER (NEGATIVE) on May 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  23. Sothebys TAIPEI on May 13th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Sothebys ANDY WARHOL. MARLON. 1963 on May 13th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Future-Kill, 1984 on May 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%


23 total sales reported this week:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS on May 15th: 73.67%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 13th: 76.43%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views on May 14th: 74.85%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on May 14th: 54.04%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3 on May 10th: 64.85%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on May 13th: 72.06%
Sothebys. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on May 13th: 61.29%
Tajan. Rive Gauche on May 6th: 29.63%
Tajan. Photographs on May 5th: 28.82%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7 on May 14th: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 7th: 87.48%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 12th: 75.86%
Alexander Historical Auctions. International Fine Arts - Prints on May 12th: 29.63%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 12th: 77.46%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 11th: 85.71%
Bonhams. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on May 11th: 52.10%
Michaans Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on May 9th: 61.29%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary on May 7th: 77.05%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements on May 9th: 76.86%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on May 8th: 54.13%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3 on May 10th: 97.61%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3 on May 10th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 1st: 76.92%


For the week ahead 40 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 444 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1023 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 8 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 12 lots

Tue. May. 19th
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts. 5337 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 221 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 391 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 351 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 86 lots
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Weapons, Hunting, Militaria, Historical Memories. 22 lots
Bonhams. London. Scientific Instruments - Globes. 11 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 65 lots

Wed. May. 20th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 58 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books.
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 805 lots

Thu. May. 21st
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 440 lots
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs. 105 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 385 lots
Tajan. Paris. Prints. 298 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 304 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 210 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions. 120 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14. 217 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Graphic Art and Photography. 151 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 120 lots
Woolley and Wallis. Salisbury. Asian Art II - Prints. 12 lots

Fri. May. 22nd
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou fashion, bibliophile and collector: Manuscripts Lafayette and America. 255 lots
Christies. London - King Street. 20/21 PHOTOGRAPHS: PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED BY JAMES DANZIGER. 103 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 402 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 260 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters. 1116 lots

Sat. May. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 139 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 373 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 157 lots
Artcurial. Paris. the Universe of the Creator of TinTin. 415 lots

Sun. May. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17.
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction. 78 lots

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…