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 

  • <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><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <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>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