Auction Update Review

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16 Auctions Archived, 25 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 13th 16 sales were archived to the RBH database.  Turnover was $1,517,690 as 3,250 lots were offered and 2,816 sold for an 87% success rate.

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

Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 155.69% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 107.34% 

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

Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, West, Mao, Magazines etc. on February 7th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.11% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 98.43% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 97.00% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 95.87% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on February 6th: 88.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 9th: 88.31% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia - Books and Prints on February 6th: 84.31% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2 on February 4th: 82.35% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints on February 3rd: 80.00% 

16 total sales reported this week: 

Swann GalleriesVintage Posters on February 11th: 58.56% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 97.00% 
National Book AuctionsAntique, West, Mao, Magazines etc. on February 7th: 99.71% 
AuctionataRare Books and Ephemera on February 9th: 43.27% 
BonhamsGentleman's Library Sale on February 10th: 62.00% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 9th: 88.31% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on February 9th: 75.00% 
Potter and Potter Auctions1001 Magic Tricks - Books and Prints on February 6th: 95.87% 
ArtcurialAutomobilia - Books and Prints on February 6th: 84.31% 
Potomack CompanyDesign Online Auction - Books, Prints on February 9th: 100.00% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on February 6th: 88.37% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.11% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction - Day 3 on February 5th: 75.00% 
James D Julia AuctioneersWinter Fine Arts, Asian and Antiques Auction - Day 2 on February 4th: 82.35% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian Art and Antiques - Prints on February 3rd: 80.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 98.43% 

For the week ahead 25 auctions are scheduled and fully searchable today.

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bruun Rasmussen Bøger fra Nansensgade Antikvariat: Velordnet antikvariat med over 4500 registrerede bogtitler. on February 9th Actual price: USD $45,200.
  2. Swann Galleries REINE DE JOIE on February 11th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  3. James D Julia Auctioneers FINE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR POWDER HORN AND COMMISSIONS OF ABNER CURTIS, ALONG WITH HIS REVOLUTIONARY WAR COMMISSION on February 4th Actual price: USD $18,960.
  4. Potter and Potter Auctions Kellar. on February 6th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  5. Swann Galleries MODIANO on February 11th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  6. Swann Galleries JOB on February 11th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  7. Auctionata Complete ''Los Caprichos,'' on February 9th Actual price: USD $15,000.
  8. Swann Galleries LAIT PUR STÉRILISÉ on February 11th Actual price: USD $13,750.
  9. Bonhams A CHARLES SMITH & SON 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL LIBRARY GLOBE, on February 10th Actual price: USD $12,688.
  10. Auctionata Portfolio Revue Verve, Vols. I-X, Nos. 1-38 on February 9th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  11. James D Julia Auctioneers "THE LARGE BATHERS" on February 3rd Actual price: USD $10,665.
  12. Swann Galleries NEW YORK / FLY TWA on February 11th Actual price: USD $8,000.
  13. Bruun Rasmussen Die Ehre dess Hertzogthums Crain: J.W. Valvasor: Die Ehre dess Hertzogthums Crain [...]. 2 vols.(2) on February 9th Actual price: USD $7,981.
  14. Swann Galleries THE MUMMY on February 11th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  15. Bonhams A MATCHED PAIR OF 9 INCH CARY'S TERRESTRIAL/CELESTIAL GLOBES ON STANDS, on February 10th Actual price: USD $7,250.
  16. James D Julia Auctioneers CHINESE ALBUM OF STAMPS. on February 5th Actual price: USD $7,110.
  17. Swann Galleries I WANT YOU FOR U.S. ARMY on February 11th Actual price: USD $7,000.
  18. Bonhams A 2 3/4-INCH POCKET GLOBE, ANONYMOUS, AFTER HERMAN MOLL, on February 10th Actual price: USD $6,888.
  19. Swann Galleries LA TRAPPISTINE on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,500.
  20. Swann Galleries [THE SEASONS.] Four decorative panels on silk on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  21. Swann Galleries NEW YORK / THE UPPER BAY FROM LOWER MANHATTAN on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  22. James D Julia Auctioneers JOHN HANCOCK SIGNED DOCUMENT PAYING A "NEGRO" ANTHONY VASSELL'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION on February 4th Actual price: USD $6,221.
  23. Swann Galleries BISCUITS LEFÈVRE - UTILE on February 11th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  24. James D Julia Auctioneers MR. TOFFOLON'S ARCHIVE OF RESEARCH AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO COL. JEDUTHAN BALDWIN on February 4th Actual price: USD $5,925.
  25. Potter and Potter Auctions Portrait of Eva Kellar, Inscribed and Signed. on February 6th Actual price: USD $5,760.


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 15th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Angling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins. 266 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . February Sale - Prints. 18 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Leroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1. 49 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Feb. 16th
Paige Auction. Portland. Memorabilia, Prints, Collectible. 41 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Online Book Auction - Internet bidstart 2/9. 26 lots

Wed. Feb. 17th
Christies. New York. Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs. 279 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics. 833 lots

Thu. Feb. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11. 201 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 187 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Now! - Prints. 74 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/11. 137 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Painting and Graphic Work. 92 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1070 lots

Fri. Feb. 19th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 6552 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Importand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints. 10 lots

Sat. Feb. 20th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - Internet Bidstart 2/12. 11 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 144 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 602 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2. 38 lots

Sun. Feb. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books. 200 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Estates - Books, Prints - Day 3. 60 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 56 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
  • <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