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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 4th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction History Database; 2 sales in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $11,590,130 as 8,500 lots were offered and 6,955 sold for a 82% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: $1,926,932 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesManuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: $1,827,409 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: $1,280,598 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: $1,178,728 

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

Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 179.88% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 139.70% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 126.69% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 116.80% 
Charlton HallInternational Sale on June 26th: 106.98% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Big Nude II on June 30th Actual price: USD $404,880.
  2. Christies Girl Behind Bottle on June 30th Actual price: USD $216,720.
  3. Christies Two Liqueurs on June 30th Actual price: USD $162,960.
  4. Christies Harlequin dress on June 30th Actual price: USD $149,520.
  5. Christies Black and White Vogue Cover (B) on June 30th Actual price: USD $109,200.
  6. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chagall, Marc. La Danseuse on June 28th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  7. Artcurial WINNIE ON DECK, OFF THE COAST OF CANNES – 1975 on June 29th Actual price: USD $82,320.
  8. OSENAT UNE AUTOBIOGRAPHIE EN IMAGES Exceptionnel fonds photographique constitué de 3.269 photographies personnelles, originales et inédites Couvrant la période de 1902 à 1940 on June 27th Actual price: USD $78,400.
  9. Koller Auctions Portraits imaginaires. 1969. on June 27th Actual price: USD $73,116.
  10. Christies Girl in a Bullfighter's hat on June 30th Actual price: USD $68,880.
  11. RR Auction Charles Conrad’s Apollo 12 Lunar Surface-worn Backpack Strap on June 25th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Christies Lonely Metropolitan on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,440.
  13. Koller Auctions Goethe. 1982. on June 27th Actual price: USD $54,972.
  14. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Van Buren, Martin Autograph letter signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Artcurial LION BEFORE STORM – CLOSE-UP, MAASAI MARA – 2006 on June 29th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  16. Christies Croissant on June 30th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  17. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Flown PPK on June 25th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  18. Profiles in History Metropolis lobby card. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  19. RR Auction Gene Cernan’s Gemini 9A Flown EVA Checklist on June 25th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  20. Christies Cigarette 37 on June 30th Actual price: USD $44,688.
  21. Christies Charles James on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Christies Two Playmates II on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Schubert, Franz Autograph manuscript of two songs, unsigned on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Liszt, Franz Autograph working manuscript of Liszt's cadenza for the first movement of Beethoven's Third piano Concerto, prepared for Liszt's edition of the work for two pianos (LWV C27), signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  25. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chou En-Lai Typed letter signed in Chinese on June 28th Actual price: USD $39,600.



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

Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%

25 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 51.54%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps on June 16th: 79.54%
Christies. Photographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: 74.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II on June 30th: 73.43%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Winter Associates. Prints on June 29th: 60.00%
Artcurial. Photography on June 29th: 56.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 30th: 57.14%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 27th: 79.31%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on June 25th: 60.00%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 27th: 62.98%
OSENAT. The Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 33.33%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards on June 28th: 75.85%
Ader. Books on June 26th: 59.56%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 6th 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19. 241 lots 

Tue. Jul. 7th 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 92 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction. 1188 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 408 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints, Photographs and Ancient and Contemporary Books. 363 lots 

Wed. Jul. 8th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 273 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts. 100 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 8th Auction - Books and Prints. 25 lots 

Thu. Jul. 9th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields. 164 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale. 40 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2. 269 lots 
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents, and Art.. 171 lots 

Fri. Jul. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 443 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints and Works on Paper. 111 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1. 92 lots 

Sat. Jul. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 43 lots

John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2. 26 lots 


Sun. Jul. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
 
It's summer and now undeniable.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.