Auction Update Review

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Sales upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday May 9th 25 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 7 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,463,372 as 8,089 lots were offered and 6,022 sold for a 74% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints on May 2nd: $7,073,250 
RR AuctionSpace Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: $1,048,435 

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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Auction - Books on April 25th: 179.48% 
ChristiesEUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 127.71% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 126.50% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks on May 5th: 126.50% 
RossiniAutographs and Photographs on April 28th: 118.20% 

The Arader Galleries Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys TEN PORTRAITS OF JEWS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (F. & S. II.226-235) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $200,000.
  2. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $175,000.
  3. Sothebys HIGH GREEN VERSION I on May 2nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  5. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F & S II.336A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $137,500. ARader Auction Galleries
  6. Sothebys $ (9) (F. & S. II.285) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Sothebys DOUBLE GREY SCRAMBLE (AXSOM 93) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  8. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59[B]) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Sothebys NUDE READING (C. 288) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $106,250.
  11. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1482) (F. & S. IIB.316) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  12. Sothebys SHOES (F. & S. II.253) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  13. Sothebys FREEFALL (HARRISON 233) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  14. Sothebys $ (QUADRANT) (F. & S. II.283) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  15. Sothebys LE DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE, D'APRÈS MANET. II (B. 1027; BA. 1287; P.P. L-106) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  16. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (F. & S. II.305) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  17. Sothebys MOULIN ROUGE - LA GOULUE (D. 339; ADR. 1.II; W. P1.A) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  18. Christies NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY...WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AYRE, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY. on April 30th Actual price: USD $80,850.
  19. Sothebys LOVE (F. & S. II.310-312) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $77,500.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull Book of Hours - in Netherlandish, use of Utrecht, second half of the fifteenth century on May 6th Actual price: USD $76,000.
  21. Sothebys SIBERIAN TIGER (F. & S. II.297) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS (SANDRO BOTTICELLI, BIRTH OF VENUS, 1492) (F. & S. II.318) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  23. Sothebys SANCTUM on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  24. Sothebys ÉQUINOXE (D. 428) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Sothebys MAO (F. & S. II.97) on May 2nd Actual price: USD $68,750.



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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%


25 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on May 7th: 76.52%
Swann Galleries. Modernist Posters on May 7th: 63.11%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 82.02%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on May 2nd: 54.02%
Christies. EUROPEAN NOBLE & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - Books and Prints on April 30th: 100.00%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on May 6th: 83.19%
Rossini. Prints on April 28th: 52.50%
Rossini. Autographs and Photographs on April 28th: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. Doodle for Hunger Illustration Art Auction Benefiting St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelter on May 4th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Auction - Books on April 25th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books on May 5th: 90.29%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on May 5th: 85.56%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Fine Art, Antiques, Collectibles: Prints, Documents, Manuscripts on April 25th: 70.55%
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Seymour Stein Collection: Part 1 on May 2nd: 71.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on May 4th: 76.92%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 77.84%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Hollywood, Carreno, Steinbeck, etc on May 3rd: 99.80%
Eldreds. Asian Arts at Auction on May 2nd: 50.00%
Sothebys. Prints on May 2nd: 79.22%
Auctionata. Theme Auction: Icons on April 29th: 17.86%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.39%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 4/26 on May 3rd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on May 3rd: 73.73%
PBA Galleries. Art and Art Reference - Fine Books in All Fields on April 30th: 66.18%
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Books and Prints on April 25th: 64.70%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 11th
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 119 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 7 lots

Tue. May. 12th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Books. 1371 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. International Fine Arts - Prints. 54 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 71 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Art. 319 lots

Wed. May. 13th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Old Books and Paper.
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 560 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 220 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 68 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts. 968 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints. 62 lots

Thu. May. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 359 lots
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Books on Food. 679 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. MOTORING LITERATURE, AUTOMOBILIA EARLY CYCLING, RAILWAYANA CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS. 376 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with California & the P.P.P.I E. - Travel & Exploration - Maps & Views. 326 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 5/7. 296 lots

Sat. May. 16th
Skinner. Boston. Asian Works of Art - Prints, Manuscripts, Catalogues. 32 lots

Sun. May. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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