Auction Update Review

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More Certainty in the Rooms than in the Real World

For the week ended Saturday October 11th 32 sales were archived to the AED; 11 denominated in euros, 10 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,986,147 as 9,671 lots were offered and 7,426 sold for a 76.79% success rate.  It was another strong week.

<---- Swann Gallery.  Rare and Important Travel Posters October 14th.  198 lots.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: $4,413,267
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: $1,812,113
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: $1,347,370

<---- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:  Fine Natural History and Historical Prints [sale 352] on October 14th.  Click on the image to view the entire sale.

11 auctions saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 609.75%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 191.52%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 160.00%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 144.73%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 134.98%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 125.41%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 116.60%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 112.18%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 112.05%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 108.68%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 106.91%


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

National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%


32 total sales in total were reported this week:

Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Photography on October 9th: 42.52%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 9th: 93.76%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 9th: 82.22%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/28 on October 5th: 95.63%
Michaans Auctions. October Estate Sale - Prints and Books on October 5th: 54.84%
Tooveys. Prints on October 8th: 85.19%
Tooveys. Antiquarian Books on October 7th: 86.45%
Swann Galleries. African American Fine Art - Prints on October 9th: 72.51%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana - Travel - Cartography on October 9th: 58.14%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Bibliophile on October 9th: 75.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. China and the East - Photographs, Prints on October 9th: 61.76%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Books, Maps and Documents on October 8th: 76.69%
Bonhams. The Library of Professor Brian Shefton on October 7th: 68.89%
Christies. Travel, Science and Natural History on October 8th: 77.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 7th: 75.00%
Sothebys. Art of Imperial India - Prints, Photographs on October 8th: 78.38%
Sothebys. Bibliothèque R. et B.L. Éditions Originales Autographes et Manuscrits du XXe siècle on October 7th: 88.74%
Winter Associates. Fine Prints on October 6th: 73.53%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 6th: 92.42%
Dorotheum . Globes on October 6th: 75.86%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Antiquarian Books on October 1st: 74.92%
Ader. Performing Art Collection - Andre Bernard on October 2nd: 68.41%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on October 6th: 50.00%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on October 4th: 44.38%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on October 3rd: 67.48%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on October 2nd: 59.45%
De Baecque and Associes. Old Photographs - Historical Memories - Decorations - Weapons on October 4th: 100.00%
Guillaumot Richard . One Hundred Eighty Books on September 27th: 68.33%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Lawrence, Signed, NYS, RR, etc. on September 21st: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectible on August 24th: 91.71%
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. Postcards, Prints and Antiquarian Books on September 27th: 82.46%

For the week ahead 36 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 13th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Contemporary Art - Design #6. 34 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. Oct. 14th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Books, Maps, Prints. 455 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 198 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters. 160 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Natural History and Historical Prints. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 47 lots

Wed. Oct. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 9/26. 960 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 328 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/1. 189 lots

Thu. Oct. 16th
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 755 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Manuscripts and Maps.
Ader. PARIS. Books - Library of an Amateur. 316 lots
ALDE. Paris. First Editions. 263 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books Online bidstart 10/9. 483 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs. 402 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/9.
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books, Varia. 431 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Incunabula / 16th Century / Theology / Architecture and Arts. 191 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 422 lots

Fri. Oct. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art.
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 334 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 6546 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 1. 492 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Books. 316 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature (17th - 19th Century). 797 lots
Ader. PARIS. Books. 48 lots

Sat. Oct. 18th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 200 lots
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Books, Prints, Photographs. 163 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 789 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Books and Prints. 31 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 2. 719 lots

Sun. Oct. 19th
Bonhams. London. Autumn Stafford Sale - Automobilia. 14 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1012.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/12.
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Hollywood Auction - Day 3.

From now to the holidays there are 4 to 5 auctions every day.

 

Bruce McKinney

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  • <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