• <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General George Custer's Officer, James McLean Steele, 1868-1869 Diary. $30,000 - $50,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Exceptionally Rare Anti-Slavery Broadside, “A Crusade Against Slavery”. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Revolutionary War General Richard Montgomery, Exceptionally Rare War-Date ANS. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albumen Photograph of the "Scouts of the Plains," from Cody's Personal Collection. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Jefferson Davis, CDV, Signed and Dated to his Imprisonment in Fortress Monroe. $4,000 - $6,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Robert E. Lee, CDV Signed Twice. $2,000 - $4,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> “Si Clack: Co. Q, 100th Indiana Vols.,” Written & Illustrated by Civil War Veteran, P.M. Radford. $2,500 - $3,500
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> General Meade Inspecting the 5th Corps, Civil War-Era Sketch by Alfred R. Waud. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Rare Huey Newton Black Panther Party Poster. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: American History - Premier Auction. June 22, 2018</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861. $800 - $1,200
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> William J. Ferguson, “Our American Cousin” Cast Member, Lincoln Assassination Archive. $8,000 - $10,000
    <b>Cowan’s, June 22:</b> Albert Einstein, Signed Photograph in his Favorite Leather Jacket. $2,000 - $4,000
  • <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> ACCADEMIA ERCOLANENSE DI ARCHEOLOGIA. <i>Ornati delle Pareti</i>, Naples 1796. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> AMERICAS. <i>Il Gazzettiere Americano…</i>, Livorno, 1763. £2,000 to £3,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BARROW, John. <i>Travels in China…</i>, London, 1804. £600 to £800
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> BENOIST, Felix. <i>Album de L'Ile de Jersey</i>…, Paris & Nantes, 1870. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> GAIL, Wilhelm. <i>Erinnerungen aus Spanien,</i> Munchen, [ca. 1837]. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HANCARVILLE, Pierre d'. <i>Recherches sur l'origine…,</i> London, Appleyard, 1785. £1,5000 to £2,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> HULLEY, T. <i>Six Views of Cheltenham.</i> London, R. Ackerman, 1813. £800 to £1,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. <i>Notes on the state of Virginia</i>…, London, 1787. £12,000 to £18,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> LEWIS, John F. <i>Lewis's illustrations of Constantinople…,</i> London, McLean, 1837. £3,000 to £4,000
    <center><b>TIMED ONLINE AUCTION<br>June 11 - 25, 2018</b></center>
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MARQUARD, Johann. <i>Tractatus politico-juridicus,</i> Frankfurt, 1662. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> MAUND, Benjamin. <i>The botanic garden,</i> London, 1825-42. £1,500 to £2,000
    <b>Mayfair Book Auctions, Jun 11 - 25:</b> Willughby, Francis; John Ray (ed.). <i>Ornithologiæ libri tres</i>. London, John Martyn, 1676. £1,500 to £2,000
  • <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570. FIRST EDITION. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Shakespeare, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar. London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Ernst, Max. Mr. Knife and Miss Fork. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts. June 12, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of Winnie-the-Pooh books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. $6,000 to $9,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. $7,000 to $10,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, To the Sources of the Missouri…</i> 1814, first edition. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Poe, Edgar Allan. <i>Tales.</i> New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1845. First edition, first printing, first issue. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Dürer, Albrecht, and Johann Stabius. [Map of the World as a Sphere.] [Vienna,] 1781 (From Woodblocks Cut In 1515). $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Ferdinand, Franz — Lala Deen Dayal [Photographer]. VISIT OF H.I. & H.R. THE ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND OF AUSTRIA ESTE TO HYDERABAD (DECCAN), JANUARY 1893. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Online, June 18 - 28:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Manuscript Letter Signed ("Yours Truly A. Lincoln") as Sixteenth President to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles Regarding William Johnson. $200,000 to $300,000

Auction Update Review

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15 Auctions Archived, 17 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 20 August 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 1 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,876,178 as 5,498 lots were offered and 4,875 sold for an 89% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: $7,429,932 
Profiles in HistoryComic Art on July 30th: $1,309,275 
Profiles in HistoryThe Frank Darabont Collection Auction on July 30th: $1,035,748 

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

Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 106.17% 
BonhamsSpace History on July 20th: 101.38% 


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

Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 14th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 13th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.75% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.14% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 13th: 98.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 16th: 90.38% 


15 sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Books with Children's Literature & Counterculture Memorabilia on August 11th: 72.67% 
PBA GalleriesMiniature Books: Rico Onuma Memorial Auction from Lilliput Oval Saloon, Owned by Kazushige Onuma, To on August 18th: 62.93% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Frank Darabont Collection Auction on July 30th: 72.37% 
Profiles in HistoryComic Art on July 30th: 51.64% 
EldredsJapanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 17th: 75.08% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 5th: 99.60% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on June 21st: 76.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 16th: 90.38% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.75% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/7 on August 14th: 99.14% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles on August 13th: 99.86% 
BonhamsSpace History on July 20th: 78.85% 
Michaans AuctionsAugust Estate Auction on August 13th: 48.48% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 14th: 100.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on August 13th: 98.71% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta At The Earth's Core Paperback Cover Painting Original Art (1974). on August 5th Actual price: USD $1,075,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $956,000.
  3. Profiles in History Frank Frazetta iconic "Sea Witch" cover oil painting for Eerie Magazine #7. on July 30th Actual price: USD $862,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Swamp Thing #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1972). on August 5th Actual price: USD $191,200.
  5. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-21-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on August 5th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  6. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  7. Profiles in History Dave Stevens and William Stout signed original illustration of a woman on a dragon. on July 30th Actual price: USD $109,250.
  8. Heritage Auctions Startling Comics #49 Mile High Pedigree (Better Publications, 1948) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $101,575.
  9. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 Verified Signature (Marvel, 1962) CBCS VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  10. Profiles in History Will Eisner signed cover illustration of "The Spirit" for Kitchen Sink's Spirit Magazine #41. on July 30th Actual price: USD $74,750.
  11. Heritage Auctions Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-6-87 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1987). on August 5th Actual price: USD $74,688.
  12. Heritage Auctions Dan Adkins Strange Tales #164 Cover Doctor Strange Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 5th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  13. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original Frankenstein published plate. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  14. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original interior splash page art for Swamp Thing #4 page 18. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  15. Profiles in History Bernie Wrightson signed original cover art for Swamp Thing #4. on July 30th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions John Buscema and Dan Adkins Silver Surfer #13 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1970). on August 5th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  17. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson DC Special Series #2 Swamp Thing Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1977). on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #11 (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  19. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CBCS PR 0.3 Off-white to white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  20. Heritage Auctions Michael Golden Doctor Strange Portfolio Envelope Cover Original Art (SQ Publications/Marvel, 1983). on August 5th Actual price: USD $62,738.
  21. Stockholms Auktionsverk L'estat present de la Chine, en figures. on June 21st Actual price: USD $61,740.
  22. Profiles in History Ray Harryhausen created rare original bronze of the "Cyclops" from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. on July 30th Actual price: USD $54,625.
  23. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CBCS Restored VF+ 8.5 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. on August 5th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  24. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  25. Profiles in History Barry Windsor-Smith cover art for OPUS 2. on July 30th Actual price: USD $46,000.



17 Auctions are Scheduled this Week:


Mon. Aug. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 60 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 17 lots

Tue. Aug. 23rd
Bloomsbury Auctions. Newbury, Berkshire. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 27 lots

Wed. Aug. 24th
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 54 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters, photos. 961 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. 3-Day Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction. 38 lots

Thu. Aug. 25th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 336 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 736 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Art & Works on Paper. 210 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 2. 30 lots

Fri. Aug. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps and Ephemera. 195 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Spectacular End of Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - Session 3. 23 lots

Sat. Aug. 27th
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Prints. 46 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Magic, Old and New. 532 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Aug. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21.

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 June 21:</b> Thomas Paine, Autograph Letter Signed to Ira Allen, on a rendezvous at the Boston–a Paris café for political exiles, 1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Pay order to express rider Jonathan Park to warn Congress of arriving British warships, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Sim Lee, stating that the government is not authorized to intervene in the Citizen Genêt affair, 1793. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> George Washington, Letter Signed to Nathanael Greene, suggesting a way to obtain money for the Continental Army, 1780. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, Autograph Letter Signed to Senator John H. Eaton, on the Seminole Wars & Spain’s duplicity, 1819. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Harry S. Truman, Photograph Signed and Inscribed, showing a false newspaper headline about the 1948 presidential election. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Benjamin Franklin, vellum Document Signed, as President of the Supreme Executive Council of PA, 1786. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Henry Dearborn, two Autograph Manuscript items including a drawing of Bunker’s Hill, unsigned, 1818. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries June 21:</b> Andrew Jackson, <i>A New Map of the United States,</i> lithograph, circa 1828. $3,000 to $4,000.