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, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.