Auction Update Review

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Down to the Wire

For the week ending Saturday November 3rd 34 auctions were archived to the AED.  Turnover was $36,634,712, 81% of the aggregate high estimate of all lots offered.  Eleven thousand one hundred and twelve lots were offered and 6,816 lots sold for a 61% success rate.  Sotheby’s and Christies did the heavy lifting with their prints and multiples sales, between them 587 lots brought $18,490,041 or $31,499 a lot.

 

Nine sales reached a million dollars:

 

Sotheby’s.  Prints in New York on November 1st:  $11,619,000

Christies.  Prints and Multiples in New York on October 30th:  $6,749,100

Christies.  Collection of Books in London on October 29th:  $4,224,200

Christies.  Collection of an Amateur Bibliophile in Paris on October 30th:  $2,461,743

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Enki Bilaf – “Oxymore” Last Paintings on October 29th:  $1,870,083

Christies.  Important Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts in London on October 29th:  $1,675,429

Christies.  Vintage Posters in London on November 1st:  $1,411,667

Christies.  Sporting Books in London on October 30th:  $1,174,584

Heritage Auctions.  Space Exploration on November 2nd:   $1,009,462

 

Eight sales saw their proceeds exceed 100% of the aggregate high estimate of all lots offered:

 

Christies.  Collection of Books in London on October 29th:  211%

Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints on October 30th:  164%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Enki Bilaf – “Oxymore” Last Paintings on October 29th:  137%

Christies.  Collection of an Amateur Bibliophile in Paris on October 30th:  120%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints on October 29th:  112%

Ader.  Free Masonry on October 23rd:  111%

Audap & Mirabaud.  Historical Memories on  October 23rd:  106%

Ader.  Ancient and Modern Books on October 24th:  102%

 

Ten sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Dirk Soulis.  A 50 Year Sale on October 27th:  100%

Audap & Mirabaud.  Women give to Women on October 18th:  100%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Enki Bilaf – “Oxymore” Last Paintings on October 29th:  100%

Christies.  Collection of an Amateur Bibliophile in Paris on October 30th:  88%

Knotty Pine Auction Service.  Antique and Estate Books on October 27th:  87%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints on October 29th:  87%

Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints on October 30th:  86%

Heritage Auctions.  Space Exploration on November 2nd:  83%

Rupert Toovey and Company.  Antiquarian and Collectors Books on October 9th:  81%

Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Sale on November 1st:  80%

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

 

Monday Nov. 5th    Doyle New York.  Books, Photographs and Prints [110512].  774 lots

 

Tuesday Nov. 6th       Amsterdam Book Auctions.  Books, prints, comics, posters [18].  297 lots

                                    Rupert Toovey & Co.  Photographs, Ephemera [1083].  131 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.   Old Master Through Modern Prints; including Salvador Dali Prints,
  Drawings, Art Books [2292].  495 lots

 

Wed. Nov. 7th         Audap & Mirabaud.  Books [19716].  350 lots

                                    Bonhams.  Sporting Sale [19873].  54 lots

                                    Leslie Hindman.  Fine Books and Manuscripts [216].  580 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books, Manuscripts, Incunabula [60a].  826 lots

 

Thurs. Nov. 8th           Aguttes.  Books, Posters, Photos [20050].  189 lots

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Sporting Goods [35993].  487 lots

                                    De Baecque & Associes.  Books, Comic Books and Autographs.  161 lots [20158]

                                    Dorotheum.  Prints [9737].  60 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books internet bidding ending today.  406 lots

                                    PBA Galleries.  Rare Books and Manuscripts [492].  270 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Rare & Important Travel Posters [2293].  201 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books, Manuscripts, Incunabula [60b].  814 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books, Manuscripts, Incunabula [60c].  661 lots

 

Friday Nov. 9th           Librairie Loeb-Larocque.  Antique Maps – Old Books [110912].  314 lots

                                   

                                    Binoche and Giquello.  Ancient and Modern Books, Atlases [13881].  321 lots

                                    Zisska & Schauer.  Books, Manuscripts [60d].  801 lots

 

Saturday Nov. 10th    Clars Auction Gallery.  Photographs, Prints, Special Collection [111012].  55 lots

                                    Cottone.  Prints [67].  17 lots

                                    Dirk Soulis Auctions.  Prints [33820].  130 lots

 

Sunday Nov. 11th       Bonhams.  Prints [20069].

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Books [1245]

 

For the week ahead the auction surge continues.  Every 6 hours and 43 minutes another sale will begin.  Altogether 8,394 lots for these sales are posted and searchable in the upcoming auction search.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE
November 4th, 2012

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.