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29 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 24 October 29 auctions were archived to the RBH Transaction Database:  5 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,256,471 as 6,240 lots were offered and 5,208 sold for an 83% success rate.


1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: $1,892,937 


4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 144.03%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 134.43%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 122.97%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 102.35%


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

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%


29 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on October 22nd: 78.72%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Bonhams. Conflicts of the 20th Century - Manuscripts, posters, photographs on October 21st: 27.47%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on September 16th: 73.57%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 62.73%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW on October 15th: 36.03%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: 70.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 20th: 76.92%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 6 on October 4th: 57.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 5 on October 3rd: 69.93%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 4 on October 2nd: 48.12%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2 on September 26th: 61.31%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1 on September 25th: 64.09%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 14th: 63.73%
Ader. Photographs on September 30th: 58.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on October 10th: 55.86%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams La Bible (V. 199-303; C. bk. 30) on October 20th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  2. RR Auction Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ANS on October 14th Actual price: USD $217,017.
  3. Bonhams Blue Surround on October 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  4. Bonhams Femme au Corsage à Fleurs (B. 847; M. 307) on October 20th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Freemans Stipple Engravings Printed in Color & Finished by Hand: "Snowy Owl." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammelband mit sieben bedeutenden deutschsprachigen Werken zur Medizin der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. on October 10th Actual price: USD $60,534.
  7. Bonhams The Kid on October 21st Actual price: USD $57,750.
  8. ALDE Les Œuvres. on October 16th Actual price: USD $54,241.
  9. Bonhams Untitled (Head) on October 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  10. Bonhams A Dog's Life on October 21st Actual price: USD $50,050.
  11. Bonhams Liz (F./S. II.7) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Bonhams Les Grandes Manoeuvres (D. 575) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  13. Nosbüsch & Stucke Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. on October 10th Actual price: USD $48,427.
  14. Bonhams Apple, from Ads (F./S. II.359) on October 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions Casino Royale, on October 22nd Actual price: USD $42,011.
  16. Bonhams , by Charles Sorlier The Magic Flute (M. CS. 38) on October 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  17. Bonhams Mao (F./S. II.95) on October 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. Bonhams Indian Head Nickel, from Cowboys and Indians (F./S. II.385) on October 20th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Freemans "Virginia, Discovered and Discribed by Captayn John Smith, Graven by William Hole." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  20. Bonhams Mégaclès reconnait sa Fille pendant le Festin, pl. 40, from Daphnis et Chloé (M. 347; C. bk. 46) on October 20th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  21. Swann Galleries CHURCHILL, GANDHI, AND TAGORE EACH SIGNED ON HIS BIRTHDATE PAGE (ALBUM--SOUTH ASIA.) The Tagore Birthday Book. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries HOW SHOULD CLARINET PLAY OPENING OF "RHAPSODY IN BLUE"? GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Typed Letter Signed on October 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Freemans [Memoire] aux republiques equinoxiales, et a celles qui leur seront naturellement confederees. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $26,250.
  24. Bonhams Five Flavors on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Bonhams Shipboard Girl (C. II. 6) on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.



For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art and Photography. 71 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15. 456 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots

Tue. Oct. 27th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 106 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 321 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 253 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed & Medical Books. 385 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection. 201 lots

Wed. Oct. 28th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century. 277 lots

Thu. Oct. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22. 363 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I. 201 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 118 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Picasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali. 84 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Cats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary. 290 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographies from the Don Sanders' Collection. 163 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. AIA Part XXIX - Session 2 - Wall St.. 484 lots

Fri. Oct. 30th
Bonhams. London. Automobilia. 26 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Pop Art. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Warhol Only. 82 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern Art - Prints. 187 lots

Sat. Oct. 31st
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/23. 34 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Grosman/Nicholson Magic Collection. 331 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction. 107 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1. 725 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2. 418 lots

Sun. Nov. 1st
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 69 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23.
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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>