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Articles - May - 2015 Issue

In May 90 Auctions are Scheduled

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Ninety Auctions in May

The month's roll by and fresh auctions are announced, promoted and then sold.  This month there are initially 90.  By the end of the month there may be a dozen more.  As June then approaches some 25,000 lots will have been offered and the outcomes of each recorded.  The pace is extraordinary, the patterns of offers, pricing and sales both defining the world of collectible paper we are familiar with and the world that these forms of collecting are becoming.  It takes a close reading but the future is revealing itself.

Fri. May. 1st 
Sothebys. New York. Prints. 307 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Arts at Auction. 24 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. The Red Dot Auction Benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. 208 lots 

Sat. May. 2nd 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1231 lots 
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale - Session 2: Books. 309 lots 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1. 14 lots 

Sun. May. 3rd 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 217 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26. 721 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26. 495 lots 

Mon. May. 4th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter. 43 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 13 lots 

Tue. May. 5th 
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 170 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 90 lots 

Wed. May. 6th 
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Illustration Art. 519 lots 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Tajan. Paris. Rive Gauche. 27 lots 
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 357 lots 

Thu. May. 7th 
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts
Swann Galleries. New York. Modernist Posters. 309 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30

Fri. May. 8th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 502 lots 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints

Sat. May. 9th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Photographs
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Antique Advertisements
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints

Sun. May. 10th 
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Seymour Stein Collection: Part 3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/115/3
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/3

Mon. May. 11th 
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints

Tue. May. 12th 
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books

Wed. May. 13th 
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots 

Thu. May. 14th 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring, Aviation, Maritime & Railway History: Models, Toys, Books & Documents, Fine Art
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7

Fri. May. 15th 
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary Sale: Military History, Arms & Armour, Militaria

Sun. May. 17th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10

Mon. May. 18th 
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments - Globes

Tue. May. 19th 
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books, Manuscripts and Graphic Arts
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Hauswedell and Nolte. Hamburg. Rare Books and Autographs. 779 lots 

Wed. May. 20th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints
Tajan. Paris. Books
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics

Thu. May. 21st 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Important Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters
PIASA. Paris. Russian and Soviet Photographs
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs
Tajan. Paris. Prints
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography, Prints and Editions
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/14

Fri. May. 22nd 
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jean Patou Collection - Books
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration
Ader. PARIS. Photographs
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Printed Art
ALDE. Paris. First Editions

Sat. May. 23rd 
Sothebys. London. Photographs
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern and contemporary art. Paintings, prints, sculptures.. 371 lots 

Sun. May. 24th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/17
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/17
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Memorial Day Weekend Auction

Wed. May. 27th 
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Books and Manuscripts
Christies. London - King Street. Sporting Books from the Collection of Joel Spitz
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Manuscripts, Incunabula and Books

Thu. May. 28th 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art Sale - Prints
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts
Ader. PARIS. Prints
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/21

Fri. May. 29th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books
Skinner. Boston. Americana and European Prints and Photography

Sat. May. 30th 
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints and Photographs

Sun. May. 31st 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/24
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/24

Use the upcoming auction search regularly to follow the auction activity.

 

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.

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