• <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.
  • <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>

Auction Update Review

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Eighteen Sales Archived, 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday September 27th 18 auctions were archived to the AED; 3 denominated in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 7 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,207,301 as 6,449 lots were offered and 5,037 were sold for a 78% success rate. 

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3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: $2,779,467
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: $2,458,763
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: $1,670,000

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

OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 272.15%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 178.45%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 112.48%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 106.56%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 106.52%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 105.22%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%


18 total sales reported this week:

Ferraton. Books and Prints on September 13th: 80.80%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 25th: 63.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 80.70%
Koller Auctions. Prints on September 19th: 43.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs,Documents and Historic Sporting Memorabilia on September 25th: 80.22%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on September 24th: 56.41%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on September 22nd: 72.86%
Dorotheum . Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 22nd: 81.23%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints on September 23rd: 70.03%
OSENAT. The Manuscript that Would Change the History of the World... on September 21st: 75.81%
Koller Auctions. Books and Autographs on September 20th: 64.12%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on September 19th: 76.92%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 20th: 53.97%
Ader. Vanguard Books, Fine Arts on September 17th: 68.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on September 23rd: 73.02%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on September 22nd: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 94.47%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 9/14 on September 21st: 97.54%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 29th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 123 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 310 lots
ALDE. Paris. Workshop of Jean Viardot. 216 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs from the Forbes Collection. 62 lots
Christies. New York. Triple XXX: Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders. 79 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 3 lots

Tue. Sep. 30th
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. Rare Books. 587 lots
Sothebys. London. Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Part II, D-J. 350 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 235 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Ancient Documents. 328 lots
Sothebys. New York. Edward Weston/Cole Weston: The Master Set. 1 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. The Warden Family Collection: Americana - Prints and Books. 8 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs - Internet Bidstart 9/15. 398 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 58 lots

Wed. Oct. 1st
Bonhams. London. The First World War Centenary Sale. 101 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 260 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas State Historical Association Benefit Auction. 40 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs - Internet bidstart 9/17. 144 lots
Keno Auctions. New York, NY 10021 . Modern and Contemporary Fine Art and Design Auction - Prints. 5 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Antiquarian Books. 614 lots

Thu. Oct. 2nd
Ader. PARIS. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard. 421 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Autographs and Documents. 545 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 353 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints. 77 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 9/25. 330 lots

Fri. Oct. 3rd
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 123 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons. 23 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. library of baron Reginald de Kerchove d'Ousselghem.. 432 lots

Sat. Oct. 4th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books, Maps, Prints. 830 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation. 649 lots

Sun. Oct. 5th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . October Estate Sale - Prints and Books. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28.

From now through the end of the year there will be important sales every week.

 

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>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>