• <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

Auction Update Review

Nopreview

$17 million banked, 25 new sales this week

For the week endings Saturday September 21st 21 auctions were archived to the AED; 5 in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Seven thousand six hundred and seventy lots were offered and 5,952 sold for an above average 78% success rate.  Turnover was $17,659,363.   This is a group of strong sales.

 

Five sales saw their totals run past the one million dollar level:

 

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:   $7,442,949

Christies.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 18th:  $4,819,374

RR Auction.  Autographs on August 14th:  $1,085,592

Heritage Auctions.  The Unknown Renoir:  The Man, The Husband, The Father, The Artist on September 19th:  $1,184,5934

Christies.  Prints and Multiples on September 19th:  $1,015,592

 

Six auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the total of their high estimates:

 

PBA Galleries.  Treasures from our Warehouse … on August 29th:  1,038%

RR Auction.  Autographs on August 14th:  376%

Dorotheum.  Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photo History:  138%

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:   118%

Bonhams.  Books on September 10th:  112%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 16th:  102%

 

Nine sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

 

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 17th:  100%

PBA Galleries.  Treasures from our Warehouse, … on August 29th:  99%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Comics – internet bidding ended September 15th:  99%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Movie Posters – internet bidding ended September 15th:  91%

Sothebys.  Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:  88%

Bonhams.  Books on September 10th:  85%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints on September 17th:  83%

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books internet bidding ended September 19th:  82%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on September 16th:  80%

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled.  Twenty-three of them, with 7,834 lots, are fully searchable in the Upcoming Auction Search.

 

Mon. Sept. 23rd         

Cowan’s Auctions.  American History [326].  462 lots

Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints [1339a].  6 lots

 

Tues. Sept. 24th

Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints [1339b].  52 lots

Ader.  Fine Arts Books [23133].  331 lots

 

Wed. Sept. 25th

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [842b].  41 lots

Dominic Winter Book Auctions – Wiltshire.  Printed Books, Maps and Documents [92513].  706 lots

Kapandji Morhange – Paris.  Comics:  4 original Asterix boards [17010].  4 lots

Christies – London – King Street.  Kate Moss – The Collection – Curated by Gert Elfering [1192].  58 lots

 

Thurs. Sept. 26th

Christies – London – South Kensington.  Prints [9939].  49 lots

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 1 [1156].  900 lots

RR Auction – Amherst.  Marvels of Modern Music Auction [415].  741 lots

Ferraton – Brussels.  Books, Prints [2486].  670 lots

Bloomsbury Auctions – London.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [36078].  422 lots

Heritage Auctions [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding today [201339].  505 lots

PBA Galleries. – San Francisco.  Fine & Rare Books with Fine Press Books from the Collection of Phillip Keuhlen [516].  400 lots

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Chicago.  Prints [283].  271 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Books and Manuscripts [1470].  453 lots

 

Fri. Sept. 27th

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers – Norwich.  Books – Day 2 [1157].  326 lots

Venator and Hanstein – Koln.  Books – Prints and Drawings – Autographs [128].  819 lots

Freemans – Philadelphia.  Maps, Posters and other Graphics [1471].  156 lots

 

Sat. Sept. 28th

Venator and Hanstein – Koln.  Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings – Modern Literature on Art [129].  416 lots

 

Sun. Sept. 29th

Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21005].  46 lots

Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Comics – internet bidding ending September 29th [121339].

Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Movie Posters – internet bidding ending September 29th [161339].

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.