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36 Auctions Archived, 32 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 31 October 36 auctions were archived to the RBHTD; 21 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $24,768,193 as 9,674 lots were offered and 6,877 sold for a 71% success rate.  We are in the high season.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $9,860,125 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: $2,963,324 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: $2,648,595 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: $1,534,816 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: $1,253,557 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 142.28% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 130.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 130.26% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 127.04% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 126.48% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 125.82% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 119.10% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 112.92% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 111.94% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 110.31% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 107.10% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 103.23% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 

36 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataWarhol Only on October 30th: 23.17% 
AuctionataPop Art on October 30th: 35.94% 
AuctionataPicasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali on October 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary on October 29th: 63.79% 
Binoche et GiquelloSurrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century on October 28th: 38.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: 76.95% 
ArtcurialPhotography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection on October 27th: 42.79% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature on October 24th: 54.92% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 67.87% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Children's Books on October 23rd: 52.48% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 60.20% 
Galerie BassengeRare Books on October 22nd: 42.83% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on October 22nd: 44.44% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
BonhamsPhotographs on October 27th: 47.17% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 27th: 78.69% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
AguttesContemporary Photographs on June 1st: 55.00% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on October 26th: 0.00% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on October 8th: 65.85% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 74.47% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 66.11% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
PIASABoxing, Etc. - Prints, Books, Photographs on October 22nd: 43.23% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 78.00% 
Binoche et GiquelloAntiquarian Books - Travel Books on October 21st: 54.84% 
AderPrints on October 20th: 66.67% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,719,300.
  2. RR Auction Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph on October 22nd Actual price: USD $1,625,000.
  3. Christies Mao the set of ten screenprints in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $593,000.
  4. Christies Endangered Species the complete set of ten screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board, on October 28th Actual price: USD $509,000.
  5. Christies Jazz on October 28th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  6. Christies Roman Notes the complete set of six offset lithographs in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  7. Christies Moonwalk the complete set of two screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  8. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby! from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on October 28th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  9. Sothebys Spirou et Fantasio, les pirates du silence on October 24th Actual price: USD $267,300.
  10. Galerie Bassenge Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Umdruck... on October 22nd Actual price: USD $199,800.
  11. Christies Car Crash screenprint in black on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  12. Christies Superman, from Myths on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  13. Sothebys Blake et Mortimer, la marque jaune on October 24th Actual price: USD $161,700.
  14. Christies Black Numeral Series the complete set of ten lithographs on October 28th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Christies $ (4): one plate unique screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  16. Christies Marilyn: one plate screenprint in colors on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva po severovostochnoi chasti Sibiri, Ledovitomu moriu i vostochnomu okeanu... [English = Voyage of the Fleet Captain Sarychev over the northeastern part of Siberia, Frozen Sea and the Pacific Ocean, lasting eight years, on October 29th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  18. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée, from La Suite Vollard , from La Suite Vollard on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  19. PBA Galleries Carta Reducida Del Oceano Asiatico, Ó Mar Del Sur, Que Comprehende La Costa Oriental Y Occidental De La Peninsula De La California, Con El Golfo De Su Denominacion Antiguamente Conocido Por La De Mar De Cortés, Y De Las Costas De La América Septentrional on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Remarks in Support of the New Chart of North and South America; in Six Sheets on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  21. Christies The Seasons the complete set of four intaglios in color on October 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Sothebys Flash Gordon on October 24th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  24. Christies Ten Landscapes the complete set of ten screenprints with photo-collage in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies 0 Through 9 lithograph on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 2nd
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Books. 10 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Nov. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 58 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. American Prints from a Private Collection. 701 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 261 lots

Wed. Nov. 4th
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books and Prints. 1994 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts Grand Format Auction. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1072 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 40 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Nov. 5th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints. 55 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 155 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 234 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29. 402 lots

Fri. Nov. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old Maps - Travel. 129 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books and Prints. 59 lots

Sat. Nov. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 260 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 48 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Fine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library. 219 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Posters, Photographs and Prints. 582 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 63 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME. 14 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 325 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 435 lots

Sun. Nov. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 73 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book. 9 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 208 lots

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 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