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35 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 28 November 35 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $36,778,451 as 20,663 lots were offered 13,915 sold for 67% success rate. 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: $10,701,563 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: $7,319,509 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: $2,121,269 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: $2,062,162 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: $1,410,683 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: $1,361,022 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: $1,209,587 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: $1,188,601 

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

ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 161.67% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 126.97% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 120.38% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 116.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 110.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 


35 total sales reported this week: 

PIASAPierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints on November 25th: 58.49% 
AguttesBooks and Old Paper on November 24th: 52.55% 
Hauswedell and NolteRare Books and Autographs on November 25th: 45.45% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Art Sale, Part 2: Modern and Contemporary Art and Editions - Prints on November 25th: 32.28% 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs on October 24th: 46.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: 51.82% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: 56.92% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 69.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 77.88% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on November 21st: 70.83% 
RR AuctionAnimation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 70.06% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on November 24th: 78.29% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 58.91% 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: 73.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: 71.92% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on November 23rd: 72.70% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction on November 21st: 71.43% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 on November 22nd: 60.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on November 20th: 62.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on November 19th: 71.51% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 65.97% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 69.20% 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: 79.26% 
EldredsBooks and Prints on November 21st: 62.26% 
ArtcurialPhotography on November 21st: 35.59% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 15th: 64.71% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAZZ (D. BK. 22 BIS) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $1,120,000.
  2. Artcurial TINTIN AU CONGO on November 21st Actual price: USD $824,542.
  3. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $730,000.
  4. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $586,000.
  5. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRES CRANACH LE JEUNE, II (B. 859; BA. 1053.V.C.A) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $550,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $442,150.
  7. Sothebys COWBOY AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  8. Sothebys THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. on November 24th Actual price: USD $297,470.
  9. Bonhams A trio of Casablanca scripts, including a rare Aeneas MacKenzie typescript, a May 11 draft, and Jack Warner's bound copy of the final draft on November 23rd Actual price: USD $233,000.
  10. Sothebys BRUSHSTROKE IV on November 23rd Actual price: USD $225,000.
  11. Sothebys ULYSSES. on November 24th Actual price: USD $215,930.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Sothebys THINKING NUDE (C. 289) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $179,250.
  16. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #122 Odin, Thor, and Crusher Creel Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F.& S. II.179-182) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $143,400.
  21. Sothebys DOG WALL on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Sothebys DE OU PAR MARCEL DUCHAMP OU RROSE SÉLAVY (LA BOÃŽTE EN VALISE) [SERIES G] (S. 484) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  23. Artcurial LA GARE DE BANLIEUE on November 21st Actual price: USD $134,606.
  24. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.405) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $131,250.
  25. Arader Galleries Map of British Empire in America on November 21st Actual price: USD $128,100.



For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions - Prints. 124 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books. 178 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 1. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Art: 19th Century and Modernism - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - Prints and Portfolios. 37 lots

Tue. Dec. 1st
Christies. London - King Street. Books and Manuscripts. 188 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. 1500 Sixteenth Century Books. 871 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Science and Medical Books. 90 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 2. 193 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Zeitgeist: Post War - Prints. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Modern and Contemporary Art with Hundertwasser Collection. 77 lots

Wed. Dec. 2nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 3 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 284 lots
PIASA. Paris. Prints. 94 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 1079 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 496 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 410 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 113 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 89 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Paris: Artists of the City - Prints. 42 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. La Grande Nation: French Art of the 18th - 20th Century - Prints. 55 lots

Thu. Dec. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26. 249 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Modern Art - Prints. 63 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 126 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Spain: Modern & Contemporary - with Works from Portugal & Latin America - Prints. 50 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Italy: Art of the 16th to 21st Century - Prints. 14 lots

Fri. Dec. 4th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Winter International Auction. 32 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. China Now! & Asian Contemporary Art. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Born in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints. 75 lots

Sat. Dec. 5th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 183 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 27 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic Auction. 400 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Books from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg. 402 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. British Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints. 77 lots

Sun. Dec. 6th
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Coins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. December Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. December Antiques Auction - Prints.

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