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22 Auctions Archived, 28 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 17 October 19 auctions were archived to the RBH Transaction Database:  3 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,256,471 as 6,240 lots were offered and 5,208 sold for an 83% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: $5,078,872 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: $1,912,637 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs on October 15th: $1,403,712 

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

SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 155.85% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAuction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography on October 13th: 108.30% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Arts - Photography on October 15th: 101.99% 


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

National Book AuctionsHollywood, Rackham, Engravings on October 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.65% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 91.92% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: 89.64% 
SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 88.69% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 14th: 85.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 82.05% 


19 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataIllustration and Comic Art on October 14th: 50.56% 
PBA GalleriesIllustrated & Children's Books - Oz - Fine Books in All Fields on October 15th: 60.25% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on October 16th: 76.68% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on October 15th: 79.11% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 91.92% 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs on October 15th: 66.30% 
SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 88.69% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 14th: 85.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Arts - Photography on October 15th: 72.54% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Travel and Exploration including Australia, Greece, and the Levan on October 14th: 76.57% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on October 10th: 41.38% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAuction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography on October 13th: 77.09% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 82.05% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: 89.64% 
National Book AuctionsHollywood, Rackham, Engravings on October 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.65%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAMAIS [SIC] UN COUP DE DÉS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD. MAQUETTE AUTOGRAPHE POUR FIRMIN-DIDOT, IMPRIMEUR D’AMBROISE VOLLARD. [AVRIL OU DÉBUT MAI 1897]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $1,097,820.
  2. Sothebys LES FLEURS DU MAL. PARIS, POULET-MALASSIS ET DE BROISE, 1861. on October 15th Actual price: USD $413,820.
  3. Sothebys [LES POÈMES D’EDGAR POE ET NOTES SUR LE LANGAGE]. MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES. [RESPECTIVEMENT VERS 1870-1875 ET 1869] on October 15th Actual price: USD $342,684.
  4. Sothebys LIBER AMICORUM DE MÉRY LAURENT. on October 15th Actual price: USD $263,340.
  5. Sothebys STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ ET AUGUSTE RENOIR. PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $233,244.
  6. Sothebys LE CORBEAU. THE RAVEN. on October 15th Actual price: USD $222,300.
  7. Swann Galleries "Candy Cigarette." on October 15th Actual price: USD $215,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Bear Facts (A Modest Look; Bearback Rider), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  9. Sothebys 6 JEUX D’ÉPREUVES POUR UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD DE L’ÉDITION DÉFINITIVE CHEZ VOLLARD. on October 15th Actual price: USD $140,220.
  10. Heritage Auctions Pin-Up with her Hair Up, #327 on October 14th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Sothebys VERS SUR UN GALET D’HONFLEUR. [ETÉ 1892 OU ÉTÉ 1894.] on October 15th Actual price: USD $88,236.
  12. Sothebys 2 LETTRES AUTOGRAPHES SIGNÉES À STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. HÔTEL NORMANDIE [FÉVRIER 1891] ET HÔTEL DE L'ATHÉNÉE, 25 FÉVRIER [1891]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $85,500.
  13. Sothebys PREMIER ÉTAT D’UN UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD. MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE. [FÉVRIER OU AVANT LE 5 MARS 1897]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $71,250.
  14. Swann Galleries Portfolio #4: "What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian," on October 15th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Unexpected Lift (A Nice Catch), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  16. Sothebys L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE. ÉGLOGUE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $68,400.
  17. Heritage Auctions Lady Standing on Statue of Liberty, #326 and PN977 on October 14th Actual price: USD $65,625.
  18. Sothebys LA DERNIÈRE MODE. GAZETTE DU MONDE ET DE LA FAMILLE. 6 SEPTEMBRE AU 20 DÉCEMBRE 1874. on October 15th Actual price: USD $64,125.
  19. Heritage Auctions Some Sun Fun on October 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Great Dame on October 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Sothebys LES POÉSIES. on October 15th Actual price: USD $57,713.
  22. Sothebys LA PRIÈRE DU GUEUX [PLACET]. [AU VERSO :] L’ENFANT PRODIGUE. POÈMES AUTOGRAPHES.  on October 15th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  23. Sothebys ÉVENTAIL [DE MADEMOISELLE MALLARMÉ]. POÈME AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉ. on October 15th Actual price: USD $55,575.
  24. Heritage Auctions Daisies Are Telling (Love Me, Love Me Not), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  25. Sothebys GERMAIN NOUVEAU EN BUSTE, DE TROIS-QUART. PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $54,150.

 

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Oct. 19th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots 

Tue. Oct. 20th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples. 264 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Conflicts of the 20th Century. 91 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 12 lots 

Wed. Oct. 21st 
Bonhams. London. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera. 198 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian Books - Travel Books. 372 lots 

Thu. Oct. 22nd 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 705 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 216 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15. 474 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 387 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15. 402 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 269 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia. 277 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books. 467 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Rare Books, Theology. 196 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Boxing, Etc.

Fri. Oct. 23rd 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Children's Books. 545 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 445 lots 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs. 5849 lots 

Sat. Oct. 24th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips. 100 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 165 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 488 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. AIA Part XXIX - Session 1 - Wall St. Bourse. 420 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Estate Auction - Cohasset, MA. 38 lots 
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints and Photography

Sun. Oct. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West. 110 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>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</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…
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000