Auction Update Review

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22 Auctions Archived, 11 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 July 22 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,866,378 as 5,183 lots were offered and 3,682 sold for a 71% success rate.  The beach umbrellas are up and the bidding paddles down.  It is summer!

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: $1,499,625 

2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 117.48% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 114.33% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 

22 total sales reported this week: 

Kedem AuctionBooks, Objects, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters on July 7th: 73.28% 
PBA GalleriesFine Americana with California and the West on July 23rd: 64.55% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 82.05% 
SothebysModern Life: Post War Photographs, Prints and Design on July 22nd: 71.10% 
OSENATFontainebleau Empire on July 5th: 74.22% 
Alaska AuctionJuly 8th Auction - Books and Prints on July 8th: 96.00% 
AntiquarianAuctions.comBooks - Internet Bidstart 7/9 on July 16th: 48.52% 
Florence Number NineMonthly Online Sale - Prints, Books on February 6th: 0.00% 
Florence Number Nine30215 on March 2nd: 7.14% 
Florence Number NineFine Chinese Works of Art - Prints on June 3rd: 66.67% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HousePrints on April 29th: 55.00% 
Sheppards Irish Auction HouseBooks, Manuscripts and Maps on July 10th: 0.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Manuscripts on March 5th: 31.34% 
De Baecque and AssociesAntiquarian and Modern Books on April 29th: 70.06% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodMaritime on July 1st: 60.98% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersAutomobilia on July 18th: 83.33% 
TooveysPrints on July 15th: 76.47% 
Brunk AuctionsBrunk Auction - Books, Maps, Manuscripts on July 18th: 94.35% 
BonhamsTCM Presents ... Picture Perfect - The Art of Movie Posters on July 20th: 60.26% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 7/2 on July 13th: 88.74% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 99.72% 
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles.

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.377-386) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  2. OSENAT Correspondance de 24 lettres autographes adressées à ses parents. on July 5th Actual price: USD $129,438.
  3. Sothebys UNTITLED (SELF-PORTRAIT, BOULDER, COLORADO) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  4. Sothebys 'NEW YORK CITY' (GIRLS IN THE WINDOWS) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  5. Sothebys YAKUSA on July 22nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  6. Bonhams Top Hat on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  7. Sothebys SCOTCH BROTH (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.55) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  8. Sothebys 11 POP ARTISTS, VOLUME I on July 22nd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  9. Kedem Auction Manuscript, Accounting Notebook of Rabbi Sekl Loeb Wormser - the Ba'al Shem of Michelstadt on July 7th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  10. Sothebys 'GERBERA DAISY' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $31,250.
  11. Sothebys OYSTER STEW (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.60) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  12. Sothebys 'KUSHO #2' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  13. Sothebys DRACULA (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.264) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $25,000.
  14. Bonhams The Lady from Shanghai on July 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  15. Kedem Auction A Large Ancient Manuscript -- Oran and Tlemcen (Algeria), 1620-1650 - Compositions Never Printed on July 7th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  16. Brunk Auctions Thomas Jefferson letter, 1802 one-page letter written from Thomas Jefferson to his master carpenter, James Dinsmore dated Oct. 15, 1802 on July 18th Actual price: USD $23,600.
  17. Sothebys 'JESSIE AT 12' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  18. Sothebys 'LIPS' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $22,500.
  19. Kedem Auction Siddur Tehillat Hashem - With the Signature of the Lubavitch Rebbe on July 7th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  20. Bonhams Gilda on July 20th Actual price: USD $21,875.
  21. Sothebys 'CALVIN KLEIN FASHION, N. Y.' on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  22. Sothebys POOL MADE WITH PAPER BLUE INK FOR BOOK (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 234) on July 22nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  23. Kedem Auction Tehillim with Seder Ma'amadot - Slavita, 1822 on July 7th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  24. Brunk Auctions The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories by John James Audubon on July 18th Actual price: USD $20,060.
  25. Sothebys BLACK CORSET on July 22nd Actual price: USD $20,000.

 

For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Jul. 27th 
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Summer Auction. 14 lots 

Wed. Jul. 29th 
Bonhams. Oxford . Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Americana, Paintings and Maritime Art. 61 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. July 29th Auction - Prints. 3 lots 

Thu. Jul. 30th 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 764 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/23. 297 lots 

Fri. Jul. 31st 
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 249 lots 
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Contemporary Art - Prints. 65 lots 

Sun. Aug. 2nd 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/26
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/26

 

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