• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>

Auction Update Review

65d72a4a-cf8d-4c4d-b329-2bccc6abad4a
60881016-f4fd-457c-9f01-13ae2764b164

Life in the fast lane [with the top down]

For the week ending Saturday August 1st 18 sales were archived to the RBH Database; 3 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,046,082 as 4,682 lot were offered and 3,627 sold for a 77% success rate.  In the auction rooms the action never stops.

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: $1,518,398

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 113.08%

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

Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%


18 total sales were reported this week:

Winter Associates. Summer Auction on July 27th: 71.43%
Rossini. Prints on May 21st: 34.17%
Rossini. Prints on July 13th: 17.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Books, Photographs, Prints on July 25th: 94.02%
Addison and Sarova. The Library of Robert Easton on July 25th: 95.83%
Morton Casa de Subastas. Opportunities - Books and Prints on July 25th: 32.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 26th: 65.52%
Clars Auction Gallery. Printed Art on July 25th: 74.22%
Bonhams. Books on July 29th: 92.18%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Summer Art and Antiques Auction on July 18th: 78.00%
Auctionata. Prints and Photographs on July 22nd: 14.94%
Kedem Auction. Mail Auction - Italian Judaica, Jewry and Printings on July 15th: 100.00%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/23 on July 15th: 62.35%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 2 on July 11th: 96.15%
John McInnis Auctioneers. The William "Bill" Johnson Collection - Day 1 on July 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 99.52%
Heritage Auctions. Vintage Movie Posters on July 26th: 93.06%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Online Numismatic Book Sale on July 25th: 55.22%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cimarron (RKO, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  3. Heritage Auctions My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  4. Heritage Auctions The Klondike Kid (United Artists, 1932). One Sheet (28" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  5. RR Auction Apollo 15 Flown map on July 15th Actual price: USD $31,595.
  6. Heritage Auctions Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $28,680.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Three Stooges in Playing the Ponies (Columbia, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $22,705.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,913.
  9. Heritage Auctions Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  10. Heritage Auctions London After Midnight (MGM, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  11. Heritage Auctions Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $20,315.
  12. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  13. Heritage Auctions Mickey Mouse Stock Poster (United Artists, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 79"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $19,120.
  14. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $16,730.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Man Who Laughs (Universal, 1928). Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  16. Heritage Auctions Romance of the Redwoods (Paramount-Artcraft, 1917). One Sheet (27.75" X 40.75"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  17. Heritage Auctions Room Service (RKO, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. on July 26th Actual price: USD $15,535.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Red Shoes (Eagle Lion, 1949). Italian 2 - Foglio (39.25" X 55"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $14,938.
  19. Heritage Auctions The Roaring Twenties (Warner Brothers, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,743.
  20. RR Auction Deng Xiaoping SP on July 15th Actual price: USD $13,561.
  21. Heritage Auctions Devil Dogs of the Air (Warner Brothers, 1935). Three Sheet (41" X 76"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). CGC Graded Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  23. Heritage Auctions Forbidden Planet (MGM,1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Brothers, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). on July 26th Actual price: USD $13,145.
  25. RR Auction John Wilkes Booth Signature on July 15th Actual price: USD $12,066.


For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 72 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. General - Books and Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Aug. 4th
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera.. 1204 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Rare Books. 17 lots

Wed. Aug. 5th
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 274 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books. 395 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 700 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 14 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The History of the Caribbean Pirates & Treasure As Told Through Maps, Atlases, & Natural History Wat. 65 lots

Thu. Aug. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/30. 353 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books in All Fields. 785 lots

Sat. Aug. 8th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Sale - Books and Prints. 53 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - Prints and Manuscripts. 29 lots

Sun. Aug. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 8/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 8/2.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>