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Even on the Quietest Day...

For the week ending July 16th, 2011 10 sales were archived; 1 in dollars, 4 in Euros and 5 in British Pounds.  Two thousand two hundred and sixty-six lots were offered and 1,555 lots sold for a 69% sell though.  The aggregate low estimate for lots sold was $8,252,921, their aggregate high estimate for lots sold $12,124,518.  Total sales were $15,622,888.  The aggregate high estimate of all lots offered was $16,974,661.  Total sales equaled 92% of the aggregate high estimate.

 

This week’s report is dominated by Sothebys.  The firm, in three sales, raised $13,642,243 against their aggregate high estimates of $13,650,707, effectively 100% of the high estimate.  Consignors had every reason to be pleased.  Buyer passion for the best material continues to rage even if the bids are being placed by phone from the Riviera and the Hamptons.

 

For the sales reported two of Sothebys and one conducted by  Neret - Minet & Tessler reached or exceeded 100% of their aggregate high estimates:

 

Sotheby’s on July 6th:  Western Manuscripts and Literature.  176%;

Neret – Minet & Tessler on July 6th.  Comic Strip Albums.  119%

Sotheby’s on June 17th.  Fine Books and Manuscripts.  111%

 

For the week of July 18th to the 25th 10 sales are scheduled;

 

Tuesday July 19th      Mealy’s; The Fred Hanna Collection;

 

Wed. July 20th            Dominic Winter; Printed Books & Maps;

 

Thursday July 21st    Alexander Autographs; Military and Autographs;

                                    Christies; Prints and Multiples;

                                    Dominic Winter; Old Master and Modern Prints;

                                    Doyle New York; Doyle at Home – Prints

 

Friday July 22nd         Alexander Autographs; Military and Autographs;

 

Saturday July 23rd     Cowan’s; Summer Fine and Decorative Art

 

Sunday July 24th       Bonhams; Books and Manuscripts;

    National Book Auctions; Books and Ephemera, leather, children’s, history

 

The Fred Hanna Collection at Mealy’s in Kilkenny, Ireland on Tuesday July 19th is attracting particular attention.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

July 17th, 2011

  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Dorothea Lange, <i>Migrant Mother (horizontal),</i> silver print, 1936. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Group of 32 WWII-era identification badges for manufacturing & military-related companies, 1940-50s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Julia Margaret Cameron, <i>Alfred, Lord Tennyson,</i> albumen print, 1869. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Arnold Genthe, <i>Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt,</i> silver print, circa 1908. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Edward Curtis, <I>Oasis in the Badlands,</I> toned platinum print, 1905. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Francis Frith, three volumes, approximately 140 photographs, 1860-70s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Eugène Atget, <i>20 Photographs,</i> gold-toned silver prints by Berenice Abbott, 1898-1927. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b> Neil Leifer, <i>Muhammad Ali,</i> chromogenic print, 1965. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 11:</b><br>A group of approximately 50 Photomatic selfies of the same man taken over a period of time, 1940s. Estimate $1,500 to $2,500.