• <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> MIGUEL COSTANSO. 1741-1814. The suppressed report of the portala expidition. US$ 80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> FELIPE DE NEVE. 1724-1784. FIRST LAWS OF CALIFORNIA. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES O. PATTIE. c.1804-c.1850. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. US$ 30,000-50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>KARL BODMER. 1809-1893. Pehriska-Ruhpa, Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse.<br>US$ 20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015, San Francisco</b>
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOEL PALMER. 1810-1881. Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains to the Mouth of the Columbia River. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b><br>JOHANN AUGUSTUS SUTTER. 1803-1880. Letter Signed ("JA Sutter").<br>US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> J. ELY SHERWOOD. California: Her Wealth and Resources... US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> [JOHN LINVILLE HALL and GEORGE G. WEBSTER.] Journal of the Hartford Union Mining and Trading Company. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JAMES A. READ and DONALD F. READ, illustrators. Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah Saddlebags. US$ 8,000-12,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> WILLIAM BESCHKE. The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California. US$ 15,000-25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> LORENZO D. ALDRICH. 1818/1819-1851. A Journal of the Overland Route to California! US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 9 Feb 2015:</b> JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON. 1812-1862. Illustrated Notes of an Expedition Through Mexico and California. US$ 80,000-120,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
  • <b>Feb 26th Auction Bidding Now Open!</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Early 8"x10" Vintage John F Kennedy SP. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> A New Era in World Affairs, Speeches and Statements of Harry S. Truman, Signed. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Abraham Lincoln Partially engraved military appointment. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Fantastic Signed Image of Albert Einstein. BID NOW!
    <b>Feb 26th Auction Bidding Now Open!</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Thomas Edison Signed Photograph. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> <i>Howard Carter lectures about 'The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen.'</i> BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Front-Cover Signed Beatles on Broadway Fan Book. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Extremely Rare Johns Hopkins ALS (Love letter to Cousin). BID NOW!
    <b>Feb 26th Auction Bidding Now Open!</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Charlotte Bronte extremely rare signature. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Pablo Picasso Incredible Signed Etching.<br>BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Henry Deringer Jr. Gun Maker Twice Signed Indenture. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Muhammad Ali's Signed Gloves (3 Times) Auctioned in Sports Section. BID NOW!
    <b>Feb 26th Auction Bidding Now Open!</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Photograph of the Three Stooges in tuxedos signed on Shirts. BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Winston Churchill. <i>1941 Agreement Freeing Poland of Soviet Control.</i><br>BID NOW!
    <b>One of a Kind Feb 26 Auction:</b> Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States 1817 Inscribed to Commodore Bainbridge. BID NOW!
  • Click image to preview catalog.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b><br>Lot 19. John James Audubon. Grey Fox, Plate 21. Est. $20,000-22,000. Retail: $48,000
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 51. American Bison (female), Plate 57. Est. $15,000-20,000. Retail: $47,500
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b><br>Lot 54. John James Audubon. Silver Fox, Plate 116, the hardest to find of Audubon's Quadruped. Est. $25,000-30,000. Retail: $45,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 58. John James Audubon. Ocelot, Plate 86, one of Audubon's four great cats. Est. $12,000-18,000. Retail: $45,000.
    Click image to preview catalog.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 59. John James Audubon Jaguar, Plate 101, another of Audubon's four great cats. Est. $12,000-18,000.<br>Retail: $42,500.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 62. John James Audubon. Common Mouse, Plate 90, Audubon's Great Genre Scene. Est. $10,000-15,000.<br>Retail: $35,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 74. John James Audubon. Armadillo, Plate 146. Est. $7,000-10,000.<br>Retail: $17,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 86. John James Audubon. Grizzly Bear, Plate 131. Est. $8,000-10,000.<br>Retail: $18,000.
    Click image to preview catalog.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 89. John James Audubon. Cougar (Female and Young), Plate 97. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 95. John James Audubon. Common Deer, Plate 136, Audubon's Most Arresting Composition. Est. $20,000-30,000. Retail: $42,500.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 142. Karl Bodmer. Pehriska-Ruhpa, A Minatarre or Big-Bellied Indian. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $22,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 144. Karl Bodmer. Bison-Dance of the Mandan Indians. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $20,000.
    Click image to preview catalog.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 145. Karl Bodmer. shi-chida and maschi karehde, Mandan indians. Est. $10,000-12,000. Retail: $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 156. Karl Bodmer. Fort Union on the Missouri. Est. $10,000-12,000.<br>Retail: $18,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 157. Karl Bodmer. Junction of the Yellowstone River with the Missouri. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $18,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries Feb 28th:</b> Lot 159. Karl Bodmer. View of the rocky mountains. Est. $8,000-10,000. Retail: $18,000.

Recent Reported Auction Results

Expand Table
No Sale Number Auction House Sale Name Date of Auction Archived Date Total Lots Lots Sold % Lots Sold CURR Exch. Rate Low Est. Lots Sold High Est. Lots Sold High Est. All Lots Total Sales Total Sales In $ % Total Sales / High Est.
1 #36117 Bloomsbury Auctions Photo Opportunities February 28, 2014 February 28, 2014 372 259 69.62% GBP 1.56 100,570.00 145,790.00 233,060.00 132,732.00 221,662.44 56.95%
2 #201409 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/20 February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 355 323 90.99% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,936.50 25,936.50
3 #527 PBA Galleries Rare Golf Books and Memorabilia February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 462 334 72.29% USD 1.0 171,260.00 263,690.00 461,980.00 166,236.00 166,236.00 35.98%
4 #13758 Bloomsbury Auctions Military History February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 39 25 64.10% GBP 1.56 3,100.00 4,270.00 6,840.00 5,328.00 8,897.76 77.89%
5 #181408 Heritage Auctions Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity Auction - bidstart 2/6 February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 47 47 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,873.00 9,873.00
6 #36122 Bloomsbury Auctions Library of a Gentleman February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 234 217 92.74% GBP 1.56 205,210.00 297,090.00 331,940.00 400,937.00 669,564.79 120.79%
7 #2340 Swann Galleries The Photobook Library of Bill Diodato & Fine Photographs February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 269 200 74.35% USD 1.0 702,700.00 1,024,800.00 1,411,850.00 940,960.00 940,960.00 66.65%
8 #5207 Christies BUONO DI STAMPA: PRINTS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF STAMPERIA 2RC February 26, 2014 February 28, 2014 112 91 81.25% GBP 1.56 279,000.00 419,500.00 501,900.00 472,000.00 788,240.00 94.04%
9 #2339 Swann Galleries Vintage Posters February 25, 2014 February 27, 2014 372 253 68.01% USD 1.0 431,350.00 634,450.00 876,100.00 643,606.00 643,606.00 73.46%
10 #386 Cowans Auctions The World at War February 25, 2014 February 28, 2014 32 31 96.88% USD 1.0 5,425.00 10,100.00 10,300.00 6,180.57 6,180.57 60.01%
11 #1409 Bruun Rasmussen Modern and Contemporary Prints February 25, 2014 February 28, 2014 66 55 83.33% EUR 1.22 31,400.00 33,880.00 39,525.00 35,300.00 48,361.08 89.31%
12 #559 Heritage Auctions Celebrity Art: Doodle for Hunger February 24, 2014 February 26, 2014 93 93 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,098.00 8,098.00
13 #21593 Bonhams Period Art and Design - Prints February 23, 2014 February 26, 2014 261 203 77.78% USD 1.0 87,400.00 128,650.00 171,520.00 120,091.00 120,091.00 70.02%
14 #121408 Heritage Auctions Comics -Internet bidstart 2/16 February 23, 2014 February 26, 2014 740 736 99.46% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 180,840.21 180,840.21
15 #161408 Heritage Auctions Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/16 February 23, 2014 February 26, 2014 497 472 94.97% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 31,787.74 31,787.74
16 #799 Eldreds Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints February 22, 2014 February 26, 2014 38 31 81.58% USD 1.0 7,050.00 11,650.00 13,240.00 5,730.65 5,730.65 43.28%
17 #46 Ferraton Books - Old and Modern February 21, 2014 February 28, 2014 1120 966 86.25% EUR 1.22 95,275.00 139,293.00 166,418.00 244,690.00 335,226.80 147.03%
18 #201408 Heritage Auctions Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/13 February 20, 2014 February 22, 2014 387 340 87.86% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,042.00 30,042.00
19 #7087 Heritage Auctions Comics February 20, 2014 February 26, 2014 1211 1204 99.42% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,706,304.34 4,706,304.34
20 #2821 Christies Interiors - Prints February 19, 2014 February 22, 2014 24 23 95.83% USD 1.0 33,600.00 50,500.00 65,500.00 50,500.00 50,500.00 77.10%
21 #51 Alexander Autographs Winter Sale - Autographs February 18, 2014 February 22, 2014 1049 769 73.31% USD 1.0 298,150.00 414,650.00 651,190.00 418,572.65 418,572.65 64.28%
22 #21414 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Rare and Used Books February 14, 2014 February 27, 2014 473 421 89.01% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 9,130.00 9,130.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fine Photographs at Auction Feb. 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Walker Evans, Allie Mae Burroughs, Alabama Tenant Farmer Wife, silver print, 1936. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Edward J. Kelty, X-ray of Ajax, the sword swallower, silver print, 1928. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>André Kertész, Portfolio titled <br>"André Kertész: Photographs, Volume I, 1913-1929," silver prints. $30,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fine Photographs at Auction Feb. 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Eadweard Muybridge, Horse and Rider Motion Study (Composite), albumen print, 1881. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Lewis W. Hine, An Albanian Woman from Italy at Ellis Island, silver print, 1905-12. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Margaret Bourke-White, Fort Peck Dam, Montana, silver print, 1936. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Alfred Eisenstaedt, V-J Day Kiss, Times Square, New York City, silver print, 1945. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Fine Photographs at Auction Feb. 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Alfred Steiglitz, "The Steerage," from Camera Work, Number 36, 1907. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Andreas Feininger, 42nd Street as Viewed from Weehawken, silver print, 1942. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Edward Weston, Portrait of the Photographer Johann Hagemeyer, platinum-palladium print, 1921. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Wilson A. Bentley, group of 5 microphotographs of snowflakes, circa 1920. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb. 19: </b>Edward S. Curtis, The Vanishing Race, orotone in the original Curtis frame, 1904. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 9. <i>Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum</i>, 1598. Est. $7000-$9000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 11. Ritter, <i>[Sundial World Map]</i>, 1640. Est. $12000-$14000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 42. Doppelmayr/Homann, <i><br>[Lot of 6] Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars I-VI</i>, 1730.<br>Est. $3500-$4500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 56. Yaggy, <i>Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio</i>, 1893. Est. $2000-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 57. Waldseemuller/Fries, <i>E.<br>Tabula Terre Nova F.D.W.</i> Western Hemisphere, America, Atlantic Ocean, 1522. Est. $19500-$21000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 60. Jodocus Hondius/Joannes Jansson, <i>America Noviter Delineata</i>, 1632. Est. $10000-$12000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 198. John C. Russell, <i>Plan of the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia</i>, 1795. Est. $3000-$3750
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 386. John Speed, <i>A New Mappe<br>of the Romane Empire</i>, 1626.<br>Est. $1800-$2100
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 391. Blaeu, <i>Britannia Prout Divisa suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum</i>, 1645. Est. $3000-$4000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 598. Blaeu, <i>Asia Noviter Delineata</i>, 1631. Est. $4750-$6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 754. Sanson, <i>L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles</i>, 1658.<br>Est. $3500-$4250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 755. Ptolemy/Mercator, <i>Orbis Antiqui Tabulae Geographicae Secundum Cl. Ptolemaeum</i>, 1730.<br>Est. $5500-$6500
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 761. <i>Colton, Colton's General Atlas Containing One Hundred and Seventy Steel Plate Maps and Plans</i>, 1857.<br>Est. $2500-$3250
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 763. Everts, <i>The Official State Atlas of Kansas from Government Surveys</i>, 1887. Est. $4500-$6000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 765. U.S. War Department, <i>Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies</i>, 1891. Est. $2400-$3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (Feb 4-18): </b><br>Lot 773. Carver, <i>Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America</i>, 1779. Est. $2000-$2300
  • <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Latest catalogue: 50 Fine Books 2015
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> M. Catesby,<br>The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1729-77).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (London, 1811). First edition of the Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Koronatsionniy sbornik [Album of Nicholas II's coronation] (St. Petersburg, 1899): preferred deluxe version in Russian.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> A complete set of John Gould's magnificent bird books in attractive contemporary bindings (1831-88).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from Endangered Species. Screenprint in colours, 1983, signed in pencil.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917 (London, 1919).
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> J.J. Audubon, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (NY, 1845-54): The largest successful colour plate book of 19th-century America.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works (Kelmscott Press, 1896). One of the finest illustrated books ever produced.
    <b>Shapero Rare Books:</b> Lev Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Moscow, 1879):<br>first edition in book form of the celebrated novel.
  • <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GUTENBERG BIBLE, MAINZ. Price realized: $5,390,000. Oct 1987, NY.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> LEONARDO DA VINCI, Codex Hammer. Price realized: $30,802,500. Nov 1994 NY
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE FORBES COLLECTION, Price realized: $40,900,000. Mar 2002, New York.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> ANDRE FRANQUIN, SPIROU ET FANTASIO. Price realized: €157,500. Apr 2014, Paris, France.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> THE GREAT HOURS OF GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA. Price realized: £1,217,250. Jul 2011, London.
    <b>EXCEPTIONAL PRICES:</b> MAHZOR, Festival Prayerbook, in Hebrew. Price realized: €1,857,000. May 2012, Paris France.
Ask Questions