Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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Seven Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 9 January 2016 7 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 2 in euros and 5 in US dollars.  Two thousand and forty-one lots were offered and 1,888 sold for a 92.5% success rate.  Sales were $366,398.

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 133.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 

7 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataPrints of the 19th and 20th Centuries on January 8th: 20.67% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on January 5th: 77.42% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,170.
  2. Auctionata Le Danseur on January 8th Actual price: USD $5,450.
  3. Heritage Auctions Art Adams - Magik and S'ym Illustration Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $3,585.
  4. Bruun Rasmussen "Panoramic wiew of St. Petersburgh". on January 4th Actual price: USD $3,250.
  5. Bruun Rasmussen Uden titel. on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,903.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Verified Signature Series - Trimmed on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,868.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 UK Edition - Signature Series on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,390.
  8. Bruun Rasmussen Six views from St. Petersburg. on January 4th Actual price: USD $2,375.
  9. Heritage Auctions Daredevil #223 Page 9 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,271.
  10. Auctionata Cheyenne Buck on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  11. Auctionata Vor Feierabend on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  12. Bruun Rasmussen "Familie". on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,160.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 Trimmed/Married Cover on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #28 Justice League of America on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  15. National Book Auctions The Old Man and the Sea on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,998.
  16. Auctionata PAN, 2 Volumes, Julius Meier-Graefe / Otto Bierbaum on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,962.
  17. Heritage Auctions X-Men Annual #14 Page 8 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,912.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Abstraktion. on January 5th Actual price: USD $1,890.
  19. Heritage Auctions King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Other Company Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Crime. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,793.
  20. Heritage Auctions X-Men #3 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  21. Heritage Auctions Conan the Barbarian #1-3 Multiple Copies Group of 24 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  22. National Book Auctions 3Pcs FRAMED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES Latin Texts Rubrication Glosses on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,586.
  23. Heritage Auctions Passage to Marseille (Warner Brothers, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. War. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,554.
  24. Auctionata Portrait Felix H. Man on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,363.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #25 Suicide Squad on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,315.



For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War Prints. 148 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 11 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 332 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18. 845 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 360 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields. 714 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 19 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1231 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. English, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints. 10 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. January 16th Auction - Books, Prints. 13 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. $100,000 to $150,000
    <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. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. 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. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. $200,000 to 300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. $80,000 to $120,000
  • <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Copper Printing Plate for "Marshall's Household Engraving of Washington." $500 to $1000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Important Documentary Painting Showing Baseball Great Ty Cobb in Cuba. $1,000 to $2,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> <i>Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age</i>, Inscribed by Bill Wilson. $500 to $1,000
    <b>Leland Little: Important Spring Auction. March 3, 2018</b>
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), <i>Prise à l'hameçon.</i> $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> Maurice Dufrène (French, 1876-1955), <i>Rayon des Soieries</i>. $400 to $800
    <b>Leland Little, Mar. 3:</b> William Pope.L (American, b. 1955), <i>Intimacy Project</i>. $2,000 to $4,000
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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>