• <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.
  • <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>
  • <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.

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25 Auctions Archived, 20 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday July 4th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction History Database; 2 sales in Swiss francs, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Sales totaled $11,590,130 as 8,500 lots were offered and 6,955 sold for a 82% success rate.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: $1,926,932 
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesManuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: $1,827,409 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: $1,280,598 
Bloomsbury AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: $1,178,728 

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

Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 179.88% 
OSENATThe Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 139.70% 
Profiles in HistoryMorris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 126.69% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 116.80% 
Charlton HallInternational Sale on June 26th: 106.98% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Big Nude II on June 30th Actual price: USD $404,880.
  2. Christies Girl Behind Bottle on June 30th Actual price: USD $216,720.
  3. Christies Two Liqueurs on June 30th Actual price: USD $162,960.
  4. Christies Harlequin dress on June 30th Actual price: USD $149,520.
  5. Christies Black and White Vogue Cover (B) on June 30th Actual price: USD $109,200.
  6. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chagall, Marc. La Danseuse on June 28th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  7. Artcurial WINNIE ON DECK, OFF THE COAST OF CANNES – 1975 on June 29th Actual price: USD $82,320.
  8. OSENAT UNE AUTOBIOGRAPHIE EN IMAGES Exceptionnel fonds photographique constitué de 3.269 photographies personnelles, originales et inédites Couvrant la période de 1902 à 1940 on June 27th Actual price: USD $78,400.
  9. Koller Auctions Portraits imaginaires. 1969. on June 27th Actual price: USD $73,116.
  10. Christies Girl in a Bullfighter's hat on June 30th Actual price: USD $68,880.
  11. RR Auction Charles Conrad’s Apollo 12 Lunar Surface-worn Backpack Strap on June 25th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  12. Christies Lonely Metropolitan on June 30th Actual price: USD $55,440.
  13. Koller Auctions Goethe. 1982. on June 27th Actual price: USD $54,972.
  14. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Van Buren, Martin Autograph letter signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  15. Artcurial LION BEFORE STORM – CLOSE-UP, MAASAI MARA – 2006 on June 29th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  16. Christies Croissant on June 30th Actual price: USD $50,064.
  17. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 Flown PPK on June 25th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  18. Profiles in History Metropolis lobby card. on June 29th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  19. RR Auction Gene Cernan’s Gemini 9A Flown EVA Checklist on June 25th Actual price: USD $46,875.
  20. Christies Cigarette 37 on June 30th Actual price: USD $44,688.
  21. Christies Charles James on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Christies Two Playmates II on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  23. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Schubert, Franz Autograph manuscript of two songs, unsigned on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Liszt, Franz Autograph working manuscript of Liszt's cadenza for the first movement of Beethoven's Third piano Concerto, prepared for Liszt's edition of the work for two pianos (LWV C27), signed on June 28th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  25. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Chou En-Lai Typed letter signed in Chinese on June 28th Actual price: USD $39,600.



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

Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%

25 total sales reported this week:

Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters - Day 2 on July 1st: 87.60%
Guernseys. Colonel McCrahon Collection - World War I Posters on June 30th: 80.88%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/25 on July 2nd: 89.67%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/21 on June 25th: 88.57%
Alaska Auction. June 17th Auction - books and prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on July 2nd: 51.54%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps on June 16th: 79.54%
Christies. Photographs, Icons and Styles on June 30th: 74.60%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day II on June 30th: 73.43%
Profiles in History. Morris Everett, Jr., The Auction - Day I on June 29th: 85.84%
Winter Associates. Prints on June 29th: 60.00%
Artcurial. Photography on June 29th: 56.47%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 30th: 57.14%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction on June 27th: 79.31%
Neal Auction Company. Summer Estates Auction - Day 2 on June 28th: 92.86%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on June 25th: 60.00%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on June 27th: 62.98%
OSENAT. The Spirit of the 20th Century on June 27th: 33.33%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Manuscripts and Collectibles on June 28th: 83.70%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Playing Cards on June 28th: 75.85%
Ader. Books on June 26th: 59.56%
Charlton Hall. International Sale on June 26th: 89.08%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 97.11%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 6/21 on June 28th: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Merrill C. Berman Collection Part II Americana & Political on June 27th: 95.79%

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 6th 
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Heirlooms from a Californian Family - online bidstart 6/19. 241 lots 

Tue. Jul. 7th 
Sothebys. London. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. 92 lots 
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction. 1188 lots 
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Books, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters. 408 lots 
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Documents, Prints, Photographs and Ancient and Contemporary Books. 363 lots 

Wed. Jul. 8th 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 273 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Western Manuscripts. 100 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 8th Auction - Books and Prints. 25 lots 

Thu. Jul. 9th 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated and Children's Books - Fine Books in All Fields. 164 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Market Sale. 40 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/2. 269 lots 
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents, and Art.. 171 lots 

Fri. Jul. 10th 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 443 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Prints and Works on Paper. 111 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1. 92 lots 

Sat. Jul. 11th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 43 lots

John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2. 26 lots 


Sun. Jul. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/5
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books
 
It's summer and now undeniable.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <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.