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7 sales Archived, 7 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 30 July 7 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database.  All sales this week were denominated in US dollars.  For the week 2,933 lots were offered and 2,721 sold for a 93% success rate.  Turnover was a slim $1,015,788.

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

Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 113.73% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 110.50% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74% 
Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThree Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69% 


7 total sales reported this week: 

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsSporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00% 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesThe Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale on July 23rd: 75.76% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThree Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69% 
Charlton HallSix Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.The Duel of the Cannoneers Light Battery Artillery Exercises. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  2. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. U.S.Cavalry Exercises. The Military Marvels of the World. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. A Group of Wild West Girls and Cowboys – The Virginia Reel on Horseback. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $12,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on July 24th Actual price: USD $10,158.
  5. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Tobiasse, Theo. The Pigeon and The Lovers of Notre Dame on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,600.
  6. Potter and Potter Auctions Al. G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus Wagon Gilt Carving. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,600.
  7. Copley Fine Art Auctions Ferruginous Thrush on July 24th Actual price: USD $9,360.
  8. Potter and Potter Auctions Penny Arcade Fortune Teller Machine. Cleopatra.Temple of Fate! Consult the Oracle! on July 23rd Actual price: USD $9,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 on July 24th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on July 24th Actual price: USD $7,170.
  11. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Lincoln, Abraham on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,600.
  12. Copley Fine Art Auctions Shoveller Duck on July 24th Actual price: USD $6,480.
  13. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Bruce Lee Signed Photo from Fist of Fury on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,300.
  14. Copley Fine Art Auctions Six Federal Duck Stamps and Prints on July 24th Actual price: USD $6,120.
  15. Potter and Potter Auctions Ringling Brothers. The Grand Highway Locomotive “Hercules,” Capacity 120,000 Lbs. Drawing a Section of the Enormous Street Parade. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,000.
  16. Charlton Hall WILD TURKEY, on July 23rd Actual price: USD $6,000.
  17. Copley Fine Art Auctions Marsh Gunner, 1918 on July 24th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  18. Copley Fine Art Auctions Brant Goose on July 24th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  19. Potter and Potter Auctions Portrait of John Sitting Bull. Sioux Tribe. on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  20. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 7 Past U.S. Presidents, 1969-2009, Signed Photograph of Air Force One on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  21. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Obama, Barack on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  22. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 1969 Apollo 11 important working documents (x3) on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 1986 STS-51L Crew Member Signed NASA Color Litho on July 23rd Actual price: USD $4,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Conan the Barbarian #58 Page 23 Original Art on July 24th Actual price: USD $4,780.
  25. Copley Fine Art Auctions Old Tom, 1926 on July 24th Actual price: USD $4,320.



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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74%
Charlton Hall. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Three Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69%


14 total sales reported this week:

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hogarth, Egypt, London, Maps, etc. on July 24th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Sale - Fine Art Prints on July 24th: 98.68%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 95.74%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 100.00%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. The Stamps, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia Sale on July 23rd: 75.76%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Three Ring Auction! on July 23rd: 85.69%
Charlton Hall. Six Centuries at Auction - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 89.47%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 1st
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 7/21. 458 lots

Wed. Aug. 3rd
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 582 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Americana Auction. 31 lots

Thu. Aug. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1246 lots

Fri. Aug. 5th
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana Exposition Auction - Decorative Prints. 57 lots

Sun. Aug. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/31.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. /Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/31.

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>