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 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.