Auction Update Review

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The Market in Transition

For the week ended Saturday January 13th 21 auctions were archived, many of them older sales we focused on this past week as we prepare to issue the AE Annual Auction Report on February 1st.  Ten sales were denominated in US dollars, 4 in British pounds, 7 in euros. 

 

Eleven auctions saw their sales reach or exceed 100% of their aggregate high estimates.

 

Auction House

Sale Name

Date of Auction

% Total Sales / High Est.   

Delvaux

Books and Autographs

12/4/12

2.08

Waverly Auctions, Inc.

Quinn's Auction: Fine and Rare Books

12/6/12

1.8

Delvaux

Posters

12/21/12

1.35

Woolley and Wallis

Books

12/12/12

1.31

Bruun Rasmussen

Old Prints

1/8/13

1.27

Dirk Soulis Auctions

Prints

12/1/12

1.24

Jeschke - van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH

Rare and Precious Books and Decorative Art

9/22/12

1.2

Ader

Francis Picabia

12/13/12

1.17

Woolley and Wallis

Prints

12/12/12

1.07

Mealy`s Auctioneers

Rare Book and Collectors Sale

9/26/12

1.06

 

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers

Photographs, Prints

7/28/12

1.02

 

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

Auction House

Sale Name

Date of Auction

% Lots Sold   

Rupert Toovey and Co.

Prints

12/5/12

1

Dirk Soulis Auctions

Terry Redlin Signed Prints- online bidstart 12/9

12/27/12

1

Bruun Rasmussen

Old Prints

1/7/13

1

Aspire Auctions

Prints - Internet bidstart 12/7

12/14/12

0.98

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers

Photographs, Prints

7/28/12

0.97

Dirk Soulis Auctions

Important Railroadiana

6/30/12

0.97

Dirk Soulis Auctions

Prints

12/1/12

0.95

Waverly Auctions, Inc.

Quinn's Auction: Fine and Rare Books

12/6/12

0.93

Carlsen Gallery

Prints, Books

12/2/12

0.88

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers

Prints, etc.

10/27/12

0.87

Rupert Toovey and Co.

Prints

12/28/12

0.83

Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Rare Books -

1/10/13

0.81

 

Here is a link to an interactive spreadsheet for auctions archived this week.

2012 was a busy year, the number of sales and lots both records.  2013 looks to be an even busier year.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE
January 13, 2013

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.