Auction Update Review

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Best Wishes for the New Year

For the week ended Saturday January 3rd, and after taking two weeks off, 21 auctions were this week archived to the AED; 5 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,599,043 as 9,116 lots were offered and 6,971 sold for a 76% success rate. 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Profiles in History. Historical Auction on December 16th: $1,030,788

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

Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 141.08%


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 99.76%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 95.96%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 94.51%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 93.32%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on December 12th: 89.02%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 84.79%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 17th: 80.56%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on December 17th: 80.00%


21 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 84.79%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 99.76%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on December 17th: 80.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Children's and Illustrated Books on December 18th: 75.47%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on December 17th: 80.56%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare and Used Books on December 12th: 89.02%
Profiles in History. Animation - Day 1 on December 18th: 55.35%
Profiles in History. Animation - Day 2 on December 19th: 36.38%
Profiles in History. A Celebration of Music on December 17th: 61.82%
Profiles in History. Historical Auction on December 16th: 41.83%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Photography on December 11th: 25.95%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature, & Maps on December 9th: 74.08%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History on December 19th: 93.32%
RR Auction. Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 11/21 on December 10th: 66.88%
ALDE. Letters and Original Manuscripts on December 17th: 63.51%
ALDE. Henry Beraud Library on December 9th: 43.95%
Grogan and Company. The December Auction - Prints on December 14th: 66.67%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/21 on December 28th: 94.51%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 95.96%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14 on December 21st: 99.86%

For the week ahead 6 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 9 lots

Tue. Jan. 6th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 56 lots

Wed. Jan. 7th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 11 lots

Thu. Jan. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/1. 326 lots

Sun. Jan. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/4.

2014 had a breathless feel.  2015 should be more of the same.

 

Best wishes for the New Year.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

 

  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>