Auction Update Review

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Trench Warfare

For the week ending Saturday May 3rd 27 auctions were archived to the AED; 9 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.   Turnover was $31,164,393 as 7,228 lots were offered and 5,559 sold for a 77% success rate. 

<--- Australian Book Auctions May 5-6.  The Military Sale:  Lot 155 [GAME BOARD] WITH THE DIGGERS [label title]. Folding game board (360 x 360 mm unfolded), printed in colour; original dark blue boards and contrasting red paper spine, colour pictorial title-label; the printed board fine. No imprint but Australia, n.d. but circa mid-1918.  Estimate $400/800 [image is link to the sale]

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: $9,811,375
Christies. Ancient Books, Art Books, and Manuscripts on April 30th: $4,341,088
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 29th: $2,696,252
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on April 29th: $2,232,895
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 26th: $1,091,970

<--- Zisska & Schauer on May 8 and 9. Travel and Maps - Lot 1370:  Souvenir Gouaches with views of Naples and surrounding areas.  Cassette with 19 large format gouache views, Italy 1860-70.  Excellent condition.  80,000 euros [image is a link to the sale]


8 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Sothebys. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam on April 29th: 414.56%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on April 22nd: 183.68%
Sothebys. Une famille et l’Empire on April 29th: 147.44%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on April 23rd: 126.49%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 29th: 116.99%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on April 29th: 108.19%
ALDE. Letters and Original Manuscripts on April 28th: 106.72%
Swann Galleries. Modernist Posters on April 24th: 102.59%


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

Rupert Toovey and Co. Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on April 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 4/20 on April 27th: 97.43%
Artcurial. Joann Sfar on April 26th: 96.77%
Sothebys. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam on April 29th: 96.30%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/20 on April 27th: 93.21%
Doyle New York. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on April 29th: 92.45%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books on May 1st: 90.38%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 89.97%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Maps & Atlases incl. a Private Collection of Cartographic on April 25th: 88.87%
Rupert Toovey and Co. Prints on April 23rd: 88.10%
Heritage Auctions. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity on April 24th: 87.50%
Sothebys. Une famille et l’Empire on April 29th: 85.11%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 24th: 84.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old and Modern Prints on April 29th: 84.51%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on April 26th: 83.89%


For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 5th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Military Sale. 461 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 14 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. May. 6th
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . The Gallery Sale. 239 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 33 lots

Wed. May. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Pin-up, Pulp, and Illustration Art. 657 lots
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts. 625 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 365 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 307 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 148 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Asian Art - Books. 4 lots

Thu. May. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/1. 444 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Historic Autographs & Manuscripts with Archival Materia. 405 lots
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Literature and Children's Books. 389 lots
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Travel and Maps. 435 lots

Fri. May. 9th
Zisska and Schauer. Munich . Books and Prints. 499 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Modern Art and Design - Books and Prints. 67 lots

Sat. May. 10th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Prints. 253 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 368 lots
Guillaumot Richard . Villefranche sur Saône. Hunting Library of Mr. E. B Château de La Palisse in Allier. 222 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Antiquarian and Modern Books, Autographs, and Prints. 639 lots

Sun. May. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 15/4.

Auction volume, total dollars and percentage of lots sold all continue to be brisk.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
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    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 3 Edward Gorey Items, incl. Print + 2 Books. $400 to $500.
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