Auction Update Review

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The Market is Warming

For the week ending Saturday March 30th, 18 auctions were archived to the AED; 4 in US dollars, 3 in British pounds, 8 in euros, and 3 in Swiss francs.  Turnover was $8,240,697.  Seven thousand four hundred-sixteen lots were offered and 4,930 sold for a 66% success rate.

 

Three sales reached the million dollar level:

 

Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen].  Books and Prints on March 22nd:  $1,807,178

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Vintage Movie Posters on March 23rd:  $1,731,902

Galerie Koller Auctions.  Manuscripts and Books on March 23rd:  $1,026,030

 

Nine auctions saw their total sales exceed the total of the high estimates of all lots offered:

 

Ferraton.  Prints on March 23rd:  159%

Galerie Koller Auctions.  Prints on March 22nd:  137%

Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau on March 24th:  136%

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Vintage Movie Posters on March 23rd:  130%

Jeschke – van  vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books on March 22rd:  124%

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Books on March 21st:  123%

Cornette de Saint Cyr.  Prints and Multiples on March 27th:  105%

Venator and Hanstein [Buch und Graphikauktionen].  Books and Prints on March 22nd:  104%

Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Books, Prints on March 26th:  100%

 

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

 

Jeschke – van  vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH.  Rare Books on March 22rd:  100%

Bonhams.  Prints on March 24th:  92%

Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Vintage Movie Posters on March 23rd:  91%

Ferraton.  Prints on March 23rd:  89%

Galeria Koller Auctions.  Prints on March 22nd:  82%

Osenat.  French Empire at Fontainbleau on March 24th:  81%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

 

Wed. April 3rd               Aguttes.  Prints and Photographs [20651].  9 lots

                                            Neret – Minet  & Tessier.  Books and Autographs [15831].  233 lots

                                            Old World Auctions.  The Grace Collection of Important Antique Maps and Prints [144].

Thurs. April 4th                 Bloomsbury Auctions.  Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Drawings and other Artworks [35999].

                                            Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2767].

                                            Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                                Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Books, Manuscripts and Maps [1454].
                                    Heritage Auctions [Ha.com].  Rare Books online bidding ending today [201314]

Fri. April 5th                          Alde.  Important Music Sale [20984]

                                                Christies.  Photographs and Modernist Masterworks [2691]..

                                                Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.  Americana:  Texas, the West, Mexico & the Borderlands [23].  614 lots

                                                Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                                Freeman’s [Samuel T. Freeman & Co.].  Posters and Other Graphics [1455].

                                                Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers.  Prints [1104].

                                                Piasa.  Ancient and Modern Prints [20618].

                                                Sothebys.  The Modern Image:  Photographs from an Important American Collection [N09027].

Sat.  April 6th                       Eldred’s.  Prints [763].

                                                Sothebys.  Photographs [N08979].
                                    Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers.  Books and Prints [40613]

Sun. April 7th                        National Book Auctions.  Books, Prints, Ephemera [40713].

The market is warming.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000