• <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>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

Auction Update Review

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19 Auctions Archived, 39 Upcoming

For the week ending Saturday March 21st, 19 auctions were archived to the RBD; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $19,909,412 as 5,471 lots were offered and 4,425 sold for a 81% success rate.  The market is firming.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034

This week we are adding a new section to the report:

The Top 25 lots reported this past week
  1. Christies HERGE TINTIN Couverture originale du journal Tintin francais n.161, du 10 octobre 1978. on March 14th Actual price: USD 606375.0.
  2. Christies Buste de Femme au Chapeau on March 18th Actual price: USD 465460.0.
  3. Sothebys CHRIST CRUCIFIED BETWEEN THE TWO THIEVES: 'THE THREE CROSSES' (B., HOLL. 78; NEW HOLL. 274; H. 270) on March 17th Actual price: USD 327080.0.
  4. Christies La Clownesse assise (Mademoiselle CHA-U-KA-O) on March 18th Actual price: USD 287860.0.
  5. Sothebys MADONNA (WOLL 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on March 17th Actual price: USD 273800.0. ARader
  6. Christies $ (4) the portfolio on March 18th Actual price: USD 270100.0.
  7. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. IIB.226-235) on March 17th Actual price: USD 238280.0.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; MOURLOT 308-349) on March 17th Actual price: USD 229400.0.
  9. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on March 17th Actual price: USD 220520.0.
  10. Christies EDGAR P. JACOBS BLAKE ET MORTIMER, LA MARQUE JAUNE (T.5), LE LOMBARD 1956 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee le 5 novembre 1953 dans Le journal de Tintin n.263. on March 14th Actual price: USD 215775.0.
  11. Christies Nature morte au Verre sous la Lampe on March 18th Actual price: USD 199060.0.
  12. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX, LES LAURIERS DE CESAR, DARGAUD 1972 Planche originale n.8, prepubliee dans Pilote 624 du 21 octobre 1971. on March 14th Actual price: USD 190575.0.
  13. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on March 17th Actual price: USD 175750.0.
  14. Christies ALBERT UDERZO ASTERIX Couverture originale, publiee dans Pilote 489, du 20 mars 1969 Signe. on March 14th Actual price: USD 165375.0.
  15. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 160950.0.
  16. Christies MOEBIUS L'INCAL, CE QUI EST EN HAUT (T.4), LES HUMANODES ASSOCIES 1985 Couverture originale. on March 14th Actual price: USD 159075.0.
  17. Sothebys MIROIR DE LA TAUROMACHIE (S. 29-30) on March 17th Actual price: USD 157250.0.
  18. Christies Eli on March 18th Actual price: USD 154660.0.
  19. Sothebys MOONWALK (SEE F. & S. IIB.404-405) on March 17th Actual price: USD 148000.0.
  20. Sothebys ENGLISCHES TANZGIRL MIT ENSEMBLE (D. H.143; SCH. H.124; GERCKEN 293) on March 17th Actual price: USD 138750.0.
  21. Christies Marilyn on March 18th Actual price: USD 136900.0.
  22. Sothebys TOTEM on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  23. Sothebys CIRQUE (C. BKS 68; M. 490-527) on March 17th Actual price: USD 129500.0.
  24. Christies ENKI BILAL LA FOIRE AUX IMMORTELS, DARGAUD 1980 Planche originale n.2, prepubliee dans Pilote 68 de janvier 1980. on March 14th Actual price: USD 121275.0.
  25. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 17th Actual price: USD 120250.0.


4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: $5,641,113
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: $5,393,168
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: $4,024,527
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: $1,338,034
12 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%


19 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs on March 18th: 81.30%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 18th: 69.03%
Alaska Auction. Prints on March 7th: 100.00%
ALDE. Games and Entertainment - Collection of Philippe Messager on March 16th: 57.89%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Militaria - Documents, Books, letters on March 15th: 91.67%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 17th: 78.21%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/5 on March 16th: 87.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 17th: 76.47%
Heritage Auctions. Texana on March 14th: 91.44%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/20 on March 11th: 60.68%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Jewish, Antique, Nautical, etc. on March 15th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on March 14th: 80.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on March 16th: 80.00%
Christies. Comics and Illustration on March 14th: 72.20%
Christies. Tintin on March 14th: 60.00%
Waverly Auctions. Manuscripts on March 12th: 94.60%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 96.23%
Heritage Auctions. Marilyn Monroe Photographs Internet bidstart 3/5 on March 15th: 95.56%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/8 on March 15th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 39 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 23rd
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt - RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS. 2 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. PHOTOGRAPHS - LOCOMOTIVES & RAILROAD BRIDGES - Online bidstart 3/5. 46 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Precious Manuscripts, Books and Prints. 111 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 6 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Old and Modern Books and Documents. 303 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Illustrations. 46 lots

Tue. Mar. 24th
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs -Literature. 241 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. BOOKS FROM IMPORTANT PROPERTIES - Online bidstart 3/5. 264 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Science. 145 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Fine Arts. 43 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - Music. 235 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 26 lots
Bonhams. Oxford . Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 480 lots

Wed. Mar. 25th
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Photographs. 299 lots
Bonhams. London. Library of the Late Hugh Selbourne, M.D.. 329 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 22 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 148 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Autographs - History. 271 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 67 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Militaria. 3 lots

Thu. Mar. 26th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 440 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera. 813 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 514 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/19. 200 lots

Fri. Mar. 27th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 68 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 391 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Photography and Prints. 171 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Rago Unreserved: Early 20th C., Fine Art, Estate goods, Scandinavian. 75 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 223 lots

Sat. Mar. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 883 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books and Autographs, Photography. 574 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Comic Strips. 579 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Military Collection of Glen 'Corky' Reed. 24 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Photographs and Photobooks. 59 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Rago Unreserved: Modern Design and Contemporary Art. 90 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Lenkiewicz Legacy - posters, photos. 114 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 436 lots

Sun. Mar. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 3/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 3/22.

If there is any doubt whether the winter is behind us the 39 sales upcoming this week should calm all concerns.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE 

  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000
  • <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.