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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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <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>