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53 Auctions Archived, 42 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 12th, 53 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Database; 18 denominated in euros, 12 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 21 in US dollars.  Turnover was $35,146,188 as 21,678 lots were offered and 14,518 sold for a slim 67% success rate.  In the aftermath of the Trump victory we saw bond yields surge and auction outcomes decline.  The boat should soon steady for under the Trump plan income taxes will be reduced and inheritance taxes eliminated.  The wealthiest citizens, that broadly support the high end of the book, manuscript, map and ephemera, will have plenty of money to spend.  The problem will be where the market is softest now, from the mid-level down.

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on November 2nd: $10,367,188 
Pierre Berge and AssociesThe Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: $2,957,558 
Pierre Berge and AssociesTheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: $2,351,357 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 10th: $2,255,074 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: $2,193,367 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: $1,611,029 
SothebysPhotographs on November 10th: $1,386,371 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: $1,234,426 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: $1,086,184 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: $1,040,280 

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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 333.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 142.00% 
SothebysChina in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 133.60% 
Potomack CompanyNovember Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 131.42% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 118.77% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 115.64% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 111.90% 
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on October 19th: 110.67% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 104.90% 


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

SothebysBowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on October 28th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 11th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65% 
Vermot de PasComic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 6th: 95.83% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsPaintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 8th: 87.50% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37% 
Arader GalleriesFine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40% 
John McInnis AuctioneersNovember Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22% 
SkinnerFine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on November 4th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Mao on November 2nd Actual price: USD $1,207,500.
  2. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Noces d'Hérodiade. Mystère on November 9th Actual price: USD $640,615.
  3. Sothebys ??????????. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $601,400.
  4. Pierre Berge and Associes Par les champs et les grèves (Voyage en Bretagne) on November 8th Actual price: USD $586,289.
  5. Christies Cowboys and Indians on November 2nd Actual price: USD $403,500.
  6. Sothebys ????????. DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. [COMPLETE MAP OF THE GREAT QING'S TEN-THOUSAND-YEAR UNIFIED [REALM OF] ALL UNDER HEAVEN]. on November 7th Actual price: USD $333,560.
  7. Sothebys MÄNNERBILDNIS on November 11th Actual price: USD $323,820.
  8. Christies La Danse au Moulin Rouge on November 2nd Actual price: USD $295,500.
  9. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $283,500.
  10. Christies Rome on November 10th Actual price: USD $277,405.
  11. Christies Moonwalk on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  12. Christies Muhammad Ali on November 2nd Actual price: USD $247,500.
  13. Christies La Femme à la Fenêtre on November 2nd Actual price: USD $211,500.
  14. Pierre Berge and Associes Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province on November 8th Actual price: USD $207,502.
  15. Christies Andy Mouse: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $205,500.
  16. Christies Mouth (for L'Oreal) on November 10th Actual price: USD $205,465.
  17. Christies $ (9): one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $199,500.
  18. Sothebys MONT ATHOS, COUVENTS GRECS, TURQUIE, 1853 on November 10th Actual price: USD $199,470.
  19. Pierre Berge and Associes Les Fleurs du Mal on November 9th Actual price: USD $187,616.
  20. Christies Untitled on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  21. Christies Marilyn: one plate on November 2nd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  22. Arader Galleries Roseate Spoonbill, Plate 321. on November 5th Actual price: USD $176,900.
  23. Christies Retrospect on November 2nd Actual price: USD $168,750.
  24. Bonhams Cosmographia translated from Greek into Latin by Jacobus Angelus; edited by Nicolaus Germanus, on November 9th Actual price: USD $165,060.
  25. Christies Two Nudes, from Nudes Series on November 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.


53 total sales reported this week:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on November 2nd: 76.96%
Christies. Photographs on November 10th: 53.66%
Pierre Berge and Associes. TheLibrary of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2 on November 9th: 74.35%
Pierre Berge and Associes. The Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2 on November 8th: 70.27%
Sothebys. Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction on November 11th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Photographs on November 10th: 49.51%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military and Aviation History on November 11th: 83.17%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models on November 10th: 86.37%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on November 9th: 78.19%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 9th: 82.40%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on November 9th: 62.11%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on November 10th: 81.91%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on November 12th: 70.48%
Neret Minet and Tessier. Posters on April 29th: 60.62%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Paintings, Lithographs, Etchings and Woodcuts Featuring Part I of the Robert Hudson Collection on September 23rd: 91.35%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1 on October 22nd: 87.67%
Binoche et Giquello. Books, Prints on January 15th: 60.53%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on October 19th: 68.29%
Christies. First Open | Editions on October 27th: 66.18%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 8th: 33.33%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on October 4th: 16.67%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps, Prints on March 23rd: 69.76%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on September 21st: 90.52%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books of the XIXth Century on October 1st: 0.00%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 67.70%
PBA Galleries. Americana and the National Parks on October 20th: 61.25%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books, Maps on October 29th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on October 28th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books and Posters on October 7th: 88.24%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 28th: 62.50%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 8th: 75.81%
Morton Subastas. Books and Manuscripts on October 25th: 35.13%
Morton Subastas. Auction Opportunities - Prints on October 8th: 55.56%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Antiquarian Books on October 18th: 67.56%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on November 11th: 98.28%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/31 on September 14th: 77.81%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts, Antique Maps and Prints on October 15th: 40.98%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on October 14th: 52.04%
Sothebys. China in Print and on Paper on November 7th: 76.05%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 8th: 87.50%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 2 on November 6th: 96.59%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Albums, Original Boards, Japanese Objects & Animation - Day 1 on November 5th: 96.65%
Potomack Company. November Presidential & Political Auction. on November 5th: 76.06%
OSENAT. Automobilia on November 6th: 95.83%
Bonhams. Automobilia on November 4th: 80.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. November Fine Arts Sale - Prints on November 4th: 82.22%
Binoche et Giquello. ANCIENT AND MODERN PRINTS - MAPS on November 4th: 67.28%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 97.77%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/30 on November 6th: 99.57%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 25th: 51.53%
Archives International Auctions. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera on October 22nd: 55.91%
Skinner. Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 30th: 81.99%
Arader Galleries. Fine Prints, including Audubon Prints from "Birds of America" on November 5th: 83.41%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 14th
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books. 169 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots

Tue. Nov. 15th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Rare Books. 1283 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Alfred de Vigny Collection - Books and Manuscripts. 146 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 1. 133 lots
Reiss & Sohn . Konigstein . Rare Books. 1904 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 220 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 166 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books - Day 2. 140 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 270 lots

Wed. Nov. 16th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. LIBRARY OF NORMAN CASTLE, TRAVEL BOOKS. 232 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 103 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper - Day 2. 158 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Sporting and Collector's Sale - Books and Ephemera. 107 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 11/2. 845 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects. 62 lots

Thu. Nov. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1526 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed & Manuscript Americana. 376 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 168 lots
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Fall Auction. 45 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 284 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Music and Entertainment - Internet bidstart 11/10. 427 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Asian Manuscripts, Propaganda & Antiques.
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Alexander Calder Works, From a Friend's Collection. 4 lots

Fri. Nov. 18th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books & Works on Paper, inc. Literature,Children’s & Illustrated Books. 326 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 339 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 333 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 476 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Americana and Paintings. 93 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 1. 321 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 1 - Collector's Choice. 29 lots

Sat. Nov. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 918 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 33 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips. 210 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Empire at Fontainebleau. 233 lots
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge - Tintin's Creator. 118 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Auction Weekend Day 2 - Fine Art & Antiques. 42 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books - Day 2. 730 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. 16th Century, Children's, Emblem.

Sun. Nov. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/13.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Weekend Auction Day 3 - Fine Art & Antiques. 74 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.