Auction Update Review

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15 Sales Archived during the past week, 18 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 21st 15 auctions were archived to the AED; 8 in euros and 7 in US dollars. Turnover was a slim $3,204,298 as 5,355 lots were offered and 4,027 sold for a 75% success rate.


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

Ader. Lalique - Graphic Arts - 20th Side on February 18th: 105.42%


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

Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on February 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 99.50%
Ader. Lalique - Graphic Arts - 20th Side on February 18th: 94.74%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 94.68%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 93.93%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Winter Auction on February 11th: 80.58%


15 total sales reported this week:

Ader. Lalique - Graphic Arts - 20th Side on February 18th: 94.74%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/23 on February 11th: 58.27%
Neret Minet and Tessier. In the Arms of ... on February 13th: 14.71%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on February 13th: 60.93%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on February 19th: 72.67%
PBA Galleries. The Pamela Harer Collection of Rare & Antiquarian Children's Books, Part II on February 19th: 69.17%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 93.93%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on February 17th: 55.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on February 16th: 100.00%
Ader. Antique Arms and Historical Memories - prints, manuscripts on February 11th: 40.74%
Pierre Berge and Associes. REGINE DEFORGES Autographs, Manuscripts, books from the seventeenth to the twentieth century on February 11th: 64.15%
Hauff and Auvermann. Books, Prints, Photographs on February 14th: 49.36%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Winter Auction on February 11th: 80.58%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 94.68%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 99.50%

For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Tue. Feb. 24th
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 278 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent. 8 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Texas Historical Association Benefit - Internet bidstart 2/3. 53 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Interiors - Prints. 7 lots
Christies. New York. Interiors - Prints. 9 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 69 lots

Wed. Feb. 25th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. British and Continental Prints. 85 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Decorative Prints. 37 lots

Thu. Feb. 26th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs. 691 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/19. 352 lots

Sat. Feb. 28th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Sale - Prints. 43 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 347 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 6 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. North American Numismatic Literature Live Online Sale. 380 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. Natural History & Americana. 163 lots

Sun. Mar. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/22.
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Entertainment Memorabilia. 401 lots

It can seem quiet but the opportunities are everywhere.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.