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40 Auctions Archived, 16 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday June 27th, 40 auctions were archived to the AED; 20 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,453,017 as 10,167 lots were offered and 7,343 sold for a 72% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: $3,164,454 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on June 25th: $1,661,546 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 25th: $1,441,961 


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

Pierre Berge and AssociesJudaica on June 23rd: 315.62% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCaricatures on June 25th: 205.52% 
Neret Minet and TessierAsian Arts - Prints on June 15th: 172.08% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyFine Judaica on June 25th: 155.90% 
Jacksons AuctionWorld Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 144.54% 
PandolfiniImportant Collection of Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 9th: 132.53% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesAutographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 130.66% 
FerratonBooks and Prints on June 20th: 120.42% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 111.67% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia on June 22nd: 111.04% 
AuctionataPrints and Photography of the Modernist Era on June 24th: 108.25% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts on June 25th: 106.50% 
Audap and MirabaudBooks on June 25th: 105.05% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Kestenbaum and Company (ISRAEL, LAND OF). (Igroth Shada’r). on June 25th Actual price: USD $239,850.
  2. Bonhams Papers of Friedrich Engels as Corresponding Secretary of the First International for Italy and Spain on June 24th Actual price: USD $220,585.
  3. Bonhams Illustrated autograph journal kept by Commander Albert Hastings Markham, Captain of HMS Alert on June 24th Actual price: USD $164,065.
  4. Jacksons Auction AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BROADSIDE “BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL”, on June 16th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  5. Bonhams Animal Farm on June 24th Actual price: USD $145,225.
  6. Bonhams Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, first edition on June 24th Actual price: USD $145,225.
  7. Pierre Berge and Associes MANUSCRIT AVEC RELIURE EN ARGENT FINEMENT TRAVAILLÉ Kitsee, Autriche, XVIIIème siècle on June 23rd Actual price: USD $138,880.
  8. Pandolfini FEMME AU MEDAILLON. on June 9th Actual price: USD $133,000.
  9. Artcurial Ensemble de documentation on June 22nd Actual price: USD $121,136.
  10. Bonhams The Ted Hughes Archive formed by his friend and manuscript advisor Roy Davids, on June 24th Actual price: USD $120,733.
  11. Sothebys [RUSSIE, CAMPAGNE DE] MANUSCRIT -- HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE 1812 EN RUSSIE ET DE MA CAPTIVITÉ CHEZ LES RUSSES EN 1813. on June 25th Actual price: USD $113,568.
  12. Artcurial Dédicacé, signé et daté. Saison 1990. Champion du monde des pilotes - champion du monde des constructeurs on June 22nd Actual price: USD $111,328.
  13. Kestenbaum and Company Ahavah BeTa’anugim [commentary to the Mishnah] on June 25th Actual price: USD $98,400.
  14. Jacksons Auction “THE FEDERALIST”, on June 16th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Kestenbaum and Company Melecheth Shlomo [commentary to the Mishnah] on June 25th Actual price: USD $92,250.
  16. RR Auction Ludwig Wittgenstein Archive on June 17th Actual price: USD $89,857.
  17. Pierre Berge and Associes IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT DE PRIÈRES SUR PARCHEMIN, RELIURE EN VÉLIN Par le scribe Gabriel Pressburger, 1769 on June 23rd Actual price: USD $88,883.
  18. Kestenbaum and Company (The Mahari’t). Teshuvoth [responsa] on June 25th Actual price: USD $73,800.
  19. Bonhams Illustrated autograph journal kept by Captain Albert Hastings Markham on his tour of the United States, on June 24th Actual price: USD $70,650.
  20. Artcurial L'Album d'Autographes de la belle-sœur de Léopoldine Hugo on June 22nd Actual price: USD $69,292.
  21. Bonhams A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man on June 24th Actual price: USD $62,800.
  22. Bonhams Autograph letter signed ("Alan Turing"), to Maria Greenbaum ("Dear Maria"), the eight-year-old daughter of his Jungian analyst, explaining with the aid of three diagrams the moves needed to play out successfully at solitaire, on June 24th Actual price: USD $62,800.
  23. Bonhams Series of five typed letters signed and two autograph postcards signed ("MK Gandhi"), to Harold K. Hales, MP, on June 24th Actual price: USD $58,875.
  24. Bonhams The Wolery' on June 24th Actual price: USD $54,950.
  25. Bonhams Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph on June 24th Actual price: USD $54,950.



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

Pierre Berge and Associes. Judaica on June 23rd: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier on June 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 98.81%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on June 25th: 98.19%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 97.89%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction on June 19th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 87.14%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 86.55%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 25th: 85.29%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Autographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 83.61%
Audap and Mirabaud. Books on June 25th: 82.64%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on June 20th: 80.87%

40 total sales reported this week:

Bloomsbury Auctions. Baldwin's Sale: Wellington, Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars on June 23rd: 62.22%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature. Wayne Martin Collection on June 25th: 68.80%
Bonhams. THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE on June 26th: 71.26%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on June 25th: 85.29%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 25th: 79.77%
Audap and Mirabaud. Books on June 25th: 82.64%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Judaica on June 23rd: 100.00%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Autographs and Manuscripts on June 25th: 83.61%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 67.02%
Auctionata. Contemporary Prints and Photography on June 25th: 51.92%
Auctionata. Prints and Photography of the Modernist Era on June 24th: 77.50%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Caricatures on June 25th: 98.19%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 2 on June 20th: 24.55%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY - Day 1 on June 19th: 24.44%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 25th: 87.14%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper and Books on June 13th: 79.93%
Bonhams. Fine Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts: Prints, Maps, Globes on June 25th: 50.00%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 25th: 78.85%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on June 24th: 57.44%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 24th: 86.55%
RR Auction. The NASA Collection of Leon Ford - Internet bidstart 6/18 on June 17th: 68.00%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on June 20th: 80.87%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Vintage Posters from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Online Only on June 23rd: 53.70%
Pandolfini. Important Collection of Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 9th: 73.15%
Jacksons Auction. World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works - Important Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on June 22nd: 60.68%
Artcurial. Automobilia on June 22nd: 55.56%
Dorotheum . Art Photography on June 22nd: 51.09%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Asian Arts - Prints on June 15th: 65.63%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips on June 20th: 50.63%
Aguttes. Automobilia - Books and Prints on June 20th: 62.20%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 23rd: 72.60%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Max Reneman - The Magical Provo, initiator of the 'Insect Sect' and the 'Expertology Lab' on June 9th: 75.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Craighead, Modern Firsts, Frontier on June 21st: 100.00%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Advertising, Toy and Doll Auction on June 19th: 91.67%
Auctionata. Rare Prints and Portfolios from the Brusberg Gallery on June 19th: 53.57%
Bonhams. Summer Classic Sale - Automobilia on June 20th: 73.40%
PBA Galleries. Travel and Exploration - Cartography on June 18th: 70.26%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 98.81%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/14 on June 21st: 97.89%

 

For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 29th 
Artcurial. Paris. Photography. 170 lots

Tue. Jun. 30th
Christies. Paris. Photographs, Icons and Styles. 63 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II. 700 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 44 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters. 706 lots

Wed. Jul. 1st
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 1 Auction - books and prints. 17 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Maritime. 41 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2. 605 lots

Thu. Jul. 2nd
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 324 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints.
Auctionata. Berlin. Brusberg Galleries: Prints. 64 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25. 213 lots

Fri. Jul. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 116 lots

Sun. Jul. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/28.
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Fontainebleau Empire. 128 lots

The summer is now officially upon us.

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.
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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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