Auction Update Review

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Skinner Fine Books &
Manuscripts. May 18-26.

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Sotheby's: Two Centuries of
American History.

Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 40 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday May 21st 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 11 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $19,667,881 as 10,516 lots were offered and 8,294 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a very strong week.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: $6,557,066 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 20th: $2,425,608 
SothebysPhotographs on May 19th: $2,076,668 
SothebysComic Strips on May 14th: $1,514,697 
Zisska and LacherRare Books and Prints on May 13th: $1,141,832 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on May 19th: $1,115,087 

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

Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 240.26% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 158.60% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books on May 12th: 138.65% 
ALDEAutograph Letters and Manuscripts on May 19th: 115.45% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 100.34% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Maps, Egypt, Paintings, West, etc. on May 15th: 100.00% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 100.00% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints on May 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 97.14% 
Central Mass AuctionsOnline Estates Auction on May 18th: 96.67% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 94.48% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on May 14th: 94.04% 
Heritage AuctionsRed Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 13th: 90.07% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part IV - The Reference Li on May 19th: 89.66% 
TooveysPrints on May 18th: 88.24% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 83.33% 
BonhamsInstruments of Science - Globes on May 18th: 83.33% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on May 17th: 80.28% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 18th: 80.10% 


37 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Photographs on May 20th: 32.14% 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 20th: 65.96% 
ALDEAutograph Letters and Manuscripts on May 19th: 68.73% 
SothebysPhotographs on May 19th: 59.70% 
RR AuctionAuction Title: RR Auction: Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 64.67% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part IV - The Reference Li on May 19th: 89.66% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on May 19th: 75.00% 
AuctionataPortraits: Character Studies of Different Epochs on May 19th: 6.90% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Sporting and Collectible Auction on May 18th: 69.80% 
TooveysPrints on May 18th: 88.24% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 100.00% 
BonhamsInstruments of Science - Globes on May 18th: 83.33% 
Paige AuctionThe Joy of Collecting on May 17th: 60.98% 
GuernseysForever Ellington on May 18th: 68.13% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on May 18th: 71.08% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 18th: 80.10% 
Central Mass AuctionsOnline Estates Auction on May 18th: 96.67% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on May 17th: 80.28% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 94.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 17th: 75.71% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Maps, Egypt, Paintings, West, etc. on May 15th: 100.00% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints on May 15th: 100.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 83.33% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books on May 12th: 76.19% 
SothebysComic Strips on May 14th: 55.97% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on May 17th: 50.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 17th: 34.48% 
AuctionataFine Books including Rare Bindings & Association Copies on May 17th: 23.08% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on May 13th: 51.84% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaReports and Correspondence on May 14th: 78.92% 
Heritage AuctionsRed Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 13th: 90.07% 
Zisska and LacherRare Books and Prints on May 13th: 70.82% 
Winter AssociatesAmericana, etc. Books and Prints on May 16th: 62.07% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on May 14th: 94.04% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: 98.46%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Heart Attack City on May 20th Actual price: USD $634,370.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). on May 13th Actual price: USD $454,100.
  3. Christies Baltic Sea on May 20th Actual price: USD $389,090.
  4. RR Auction Tupac Shakur’s 1996 American Motors Hummer H1 on May 19th Actual price: USD $337,145.
  5. Sothebys 'MOUTH (FOR L'OREAL), NEW YORK', 1986 on May 19th Actual price: USD $322,660.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barnum & Bailey Parade Wagon Circa 1903. on May 14th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum X-Men #95 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on May 13th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  8. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #151 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on May 13th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  9. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #6 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on May 13th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #52 Unused First Black Panther Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on May 13th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  11. Sothebys BLAKE & MORTIMER LE PIÈGE DIABOLIQUE on May 14th Actual price: USD $118,650.
  12. Sothebys ‘LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON, ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS', VOGUE US, BEACH LOS ANGELES, 1990  on May 19th Actual price: USD $118,625.
  13. Sothebys  ‘MARILYN MONROE, ACTRESS, NEW YORK CITY', 1957 on May 19th Actual price: USD $113,150.
  14. Sothebys 'YAKUSA', 1994 on May 19th Actual price: USD $100,375.
  15. Christies Two fighting crickets, New York on May 20th Actual price: USD $100,010.
  16. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein Page 154 Illustration Original Art (1976). on May 13th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  17. Christies KenLydia and Tyler on May 20th Actual price: USD $91,250.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions The Abbey Road Session, The Complete Set, 8 August 1969 on May 20th Actual price: USD $90,520.
  19. Heritage Auctions Gene Colan and George Klein Avengers #63 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on May 13th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes La Chartreuse de Parme. on May 12th Actual price: USD $87,298.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Charlie Brown and Friends Original Art dated 8-9-53 (United Feature Syndicate, 1953). on May 13th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  22. Sothebys PEANUTS on May 14th Actual price: USD $81,925.
  23. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Defenders #10 Cover Thor vs Hulk Original Art and Cover Proof (Marvel, 1973). on May 13th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  24. Heritage Auctions George Perez Justice League of America #200 Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1982). on May 13th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  25. Sothebys LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND on May 14th Actual price: USD $76,275.

 


Forty sales are scheduled during the week ahead:


Mon. May. 23rd
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1198 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . May Gallery Sale. 362 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. May. 24th
ALDE. Paris. 2006-2016 Alde 10th Anniversary! - Books, Manuscripts, Coins. 74 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs. 221 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Arts, Avantgarde Typography, Children's Books. 1099 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 298 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 184 lots
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 31 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Fine Printing, Literature. 711 lots
PIASA. Paris. HERGÉ, in partnership with Moulinsart SA. 178 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Medals and Stamps of South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War. 24 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Autographs - Day 1. 1181 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online- Rare Books, Bibliophilic Editions, and Art.

Wed. May. 25th
Ader. PARIS. Historical Memories. 9 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros. 39 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 14 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 168 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Archeologie - Books. 8 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 118 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Shakespeare - The Four Folios. 4 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: (Natural) history, Manuscripts, Old & Rare (part 1). 915 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old & Rare Books (part 2). 624 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 21 lots
Sothebys. New York. Two Centuries of American History.

Thu. May. 26th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 399 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art - Prints. 824 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Marine and Travel - Books. 64 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints and Drawings, Ex Libris. 1202 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Photographs, Drawings, Japanese Prints. 617 lots

Fri. May. 27th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs. 1282 lots
Auctionata. New York. Icons of Animation and Illustration. 70 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old Master Prints, Maps & Plans. 1152 lots

Sat. May. 28th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20. 4 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 12 lots

Sun. May. 29th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Works of Art - Prints. 4 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Newton. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. London, 1687.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Josephus. <i>De antiquitate Judaica.</i> Lubeck, 1475-76.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Carlerius. <i>Sporta fragmentorum, Sportula fragmentorum</i>. Brussels, 1478-79.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Fridolin. <i>Der Schatzbehalter</i>. Nuremberg, 1491.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Pinder. <i>Der beschlossen gart des rosenkrantz marie</i>. Nuremberg, 1505.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Isidorus Hispalensis. <i>Synonyma de Homine</i>. Nuremberg, 1470-71.
    <b>Bonhams, inviting consignments for Sep 27:</b> Durer. Sammelband including <i>Underweysung der messing</i>. Nuremberg, 1525-29.
  • <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
    <b>TO AKABA! T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. Books, manuscripts and pictures. On exhibition 16 to 24th July at Maggs' new premises 48 Bedford Square.</b>
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On</i>, designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, <i>Le Journal / La Traite des Blanches</i>, 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>"Let Us Go Forward Together,"</i> designer unknown, 1940. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, <i>Babylone d'Allemagne</i>, 1894. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Frank Beatty, <i>Out of the Running</i>, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>Wake Up America Day</i>, 1917. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> <i>Danté / Sim • Sala • Bim!</i>, designer unknown. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>[Zodiac]</i>, 1900. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Rick Griffin, <i>Jimi Hendrix Experience / John Mayall</i>, 1968. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2: Vintage Posters</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Abram Games, <i>Join the ATS</i>, 1941. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Torino / Esposizione Internazionale</i>, 1911. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 2:</b> Robert Motherwell, <i>Julliard School / Dedication - Lincoln Center</i>, 1969. $3,000 to $4,000