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16 Auctions Archived, 21 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 3 September 2016 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $1,279,737 as 4,278 lots were offered and 3,324 sold for a 78% success rate.


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

Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 137.56%
Eldreds. September Evening Sale - Prints on September 1st: 107.19%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 100.08%


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

Alaska Auction. Prints on September 1st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books on August 27th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 98.23%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Prints on August 27th: 97.83%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 95.30%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 94.44%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books on August 31st: 90.32%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 30th: 89.74%


16 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Prints on September 1st: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints and Books on August 31st: 90.32%
Eldreds. September Evening Sale - Prints on September 1st: 71.43%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Modern First Editions on September 1st: 36.03%
Rossini. 19th Century Posters, Prints, Lithographs on August 31st: 26.67%
National Book Auctions. Books on August 27th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Books and Manuscripts on August 30th: 28.34%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Making and Breaking Records: Entertainment and Sports Memorability on August 30th: 44.07%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 30th: 89.74%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 99.67%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters, photos on August 25th: 68.16%
Michaans Auctions. Prints on August 21st: 75.00%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Weekend Auction - Prints, Books on August 20th: 94.44%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/21 on August 28th: 98.23%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Prints on August 27th: 97.83%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Magic, Old and New on August 27th: 95.30%

 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER WATERCOLOR PAINTING on August 25th Actual price: USD $24,300.
  2. AntiquarianAuctions.com ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES on September 1st Actual price: USD $20,000.
  3. AntiquarianAuctions.com EGYPT, NUBIA, PALESTINE AND SYRIA on September 1st Actual price: USD $12,390.
  4. Northeast Auctions RARE SATIRICAL PRINT "A NEW METHOD OF MACARONY MAKING, AS PRACTICED AT BOSTON," 1774. on August 20th Actual price: USD $11,520.
  5. Northeast Auctions RARE ALLEGORICAL ENGRAVING "AMERICA" MEMORIALIZING REVOLUTIONARY WAR HEROES, CIRCA 1781. on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,560.
  6. Potter and Potter Auctions Silhouette of Harry Houdini Cut by Dai 398 Vernon. on August 27th Actual price: USD $10,200.
  7. Potter and Potter Auctions Program of Magician Dr. Lynn. on August 27th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  8. Northeast Auctions AMERICAN BLACK OR SILVER FOX, NO. 24, PLATE CXVI FROM "THE VIVIPAROUS QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA." on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,880.
  9. Northeast Auctions BOUND GROUP OF LEDGER SHEETS FOR THE SHIPS "ALFRED" AND "TRUMBULL," 1775-1777. on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,880.
  10. Alexander Historical Auctions OMAHA BEACH INVASION PLANS AND MAP OVERLAYS, USED BY AN OFFICER WHO LANDED ON D-DAY on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,505.
  11. Alexander Historical Auctions BAND OF BROTHERS POSTER on August 25th Actual price: USD $8,505.
  12. Northeast Auctions JOHN HANCOCK, PRESIDENT OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. SIGNED NAVAL COMMISSION FOR DUDLEY SALTONSTALL, PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 7, 1775. on August 20th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  13. Alexander Historical Auctions WAFFEN-SS OFFICER'S VISOR HAT BY EREL on August 25th Actual price: USD $7,898.
  14. Alexander Historical Auctions SS M1940 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET BY QUIST on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,683.
  15. Alexander Historical Auctions ALLGEMEINE-SS OFFICER'S VISOR HAT on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,683.
  16. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S N.S.D.A.P. SWASTIKA ARMBAND FOUND IN HIS MUNICH HEADQUARTERS on August 25th Actual price: USD $6,075.
  17. Potter and Potter Auctions Dai Vernon’s Linking Rings. on August 27th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  18. Alexander Historical Auctions FALLSCHIRMJAGER M38 HELMET WITH SWIRL PATTERN CAMO on August 25th Actual price: USD $5,771.
  19. Potter and Potter Auctions Autograph Letter of Alexander Herrmann. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,760.
  20. Potter and Potter Auctions Dramatic Cabinet Photograph of Magician Servais LeRoy. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  21. Potter and Potter Auctions Professor Herrmann Program and Press Notice at Egyptian Hall. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  22. Northeast Auctions BRITISH REVOLUTIONARY WAR LETTER OF MARQUE (PRIVATEERING COMMISSION) ISSUED TO RICHARD RIDDLE, CAPTAIN OF THE SCHOONER "ARBUTHNOT," 7 JULY, 1781. on August 20th Actual price: USD $5,280.
  23. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Packing Case Escape Challenge. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  24. Potter and Potter Auctions L’Escamoteuse. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.
  25. Potter and Potter Auctions Dr. Lynn’s Anglo-Indian Entertainment Program Booklet. on August 27th Actual price: USD $5,040.


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Sep. 6th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 2 - Prints. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Manuscripts. 190 lots

Wed. Sep. 7th
Rossini. Paris. Posters, Prints, Lithographs. 235 lots
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Jerusalem. Rare Latin Hebraica books and maps, Zionism, Numismatics and Jewellery. 537 lots

Thu. Sep. 8th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 218 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 3 - The Library. 619 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. CollectioMania - Posters, Prints. 110 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 400 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Wall Art: Photographs and Posters of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 81 lots

Fri. Sep. 9th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 474 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Morningthorpe Manor Country House Sale - Day 4 - The Library. 733 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract Art in Focus. 82 lots

Sat. Sep. 10th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 9/2. 134 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Estates Sale. 61 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estates Sale - Prints. 32 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Americana - Books and Prints. 27 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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