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 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
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500