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33 Auctions Archived, 21 upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 3 October 33 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 12 denominated in euros, 6 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,901,320 as 9,418 lots were offered and 7,402 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: $6,350,305 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: $2,588,824 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: $1,516,916 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 233.24% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 217.35% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 183.23% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 156.99% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 155.49% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 140.32% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 130.23% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 110.23% 

Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 106.91%  

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys SIGNED MANAGERIAL CONTRACT WITH BRIAN EPSTEIN, 1 OCTOBER 1962 on September 29th Actual price: USD $551,150.
  2. Sothebys COWBOYS AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on September 29th Actual price: USD $460,550.
  3. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 628; S. 488) on September 29th Actual price: USD $333,710.
  4. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP II (F. & S. II.54-63) on September 29th Actual price: USD $315,590.
  5. Sothebys $ (4) (SEE F. & S. IIA.281-282) on September 29th Actual price: USD $261,230.
  6. Sothebys PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE ET VOYAGES, 1850 – 1870 FOLIO ALBUM, on September 29th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  7. Sothebys GOETHE (F. & S. II.270-273) on September 29th Actual price: USD $224,990.
  8. Sothebys DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ (C. BKS 46; M. 308-349) on September 29th Actual price: USD $206,870.
  9. Sothebys [STATUTS DE L'ORDRE DE SAINT-MICHEL.] on September 29th Actual price: USD $191,520.
  10. Sothebys AURORA AUSTRALIS. ANTARCTICA: “PUBLISHED AT THE WINTER QUARTERS OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, 1908… on September 30th Actual price: USD $184,975.
  11. Sothebys TWO NUDES (C. 284) on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  12. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE on September 29th Actual price: USD $160,438.
  13. Sothebys CAMOUFLAGE (F. & S. II.406-413) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  14. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. IIA.285-286) on September 29th Actual price: USD $151,000.
  15. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on September 29th Actual price: USD $141,563.
  16. Sothebys MÄDCHENAKT MIT SELBSTBILDNIS. - NACKTES MÄDCHEN MIT KETTE (DUBE H.128; SCHIEFLER H.95; GERCKEN 268) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  17. Sothebys CLUMP OF TREES WITH A VISTA (B., HOLL. 222; NEW HOLL. 272; H. 263) on September 29th Actual price: USD $132,125.
  18. Sothebys THE STAR (F. & S. IIB.258) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  19. Sothebys FAUNE DÉVOILANT UNE FEMME (B. 230; BA. 609) on September 29th Actual price: USD $122,688.
  20. Sothebys ANGST (W. 93; S. 62) on September 29th Actual price: USD $117,025.
  21. Venator and Hanstein Birds of Europe. on September 25th Actual price: USD $96,432.
  22. Sothebys COLOGNE CATHEDRAL (F. &. S. II.361-364) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  23. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on September 29th Actual price: USD $94,375.
  24. Sothebys DESSINS POUR LA BIBLE (CRAMER BOOKS 42; MOURLOT 230-254) on September 29th Actual price: USD $90,600.
  25. Adams Amsterdam Auctions Splendid painting in black and grey by Sýkora on September 28th Actual price: USD $86,244.

 

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

SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 

33 total sales reported this week: 

ALDELibrary of Georges Wendling and other Amateur Collectors on October 2nd: 91.89% 
Venator and HansteinModern and Contemporary Prints on September 26th: 56.60% 
Venator and HansteinBooks, Prints, Autographs on September 25th: 57.76% 
Grogan and CompanySeptember Auction - Books, Prints on September 27th: 81.82% 
PIASAJapanese Art: Estate of Madam X - Woodblock Prints on September 30th: 87.50% 
Potomack CompanyFine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints on September 26th: 83.33% 
Potomack CompanyPrints, Books on September 29th: 78.57% 
AuctionataPrints and Editions on September 28th: 60.00% 
Dorotheum Prints on September 30th: 64.81% 
Dorotheum Posters, Advertising Art, Comics, Film and Photohistory on September 29th: 78.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPhotographs on September 29th: 48.18% 
SothebysMade in Britain on September 30th: 83.68% 
SothebysRock and Pop on September 29th: 36.92% 
SothebysA Collection of Historical Items on September 29th: 100.00% 
SothebysExploration & Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Part 4, Q-Z on September 30th: 97.71% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 29th: 84.48% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on September 29th: 42.77% 
Heritage AuctionsChuck Jones Birthday Auction Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on October 1st: 44.83% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 9/24 on October 1st: 88.09% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on September 25th: 68.36% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on September 24th: 71.69% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 29th: 75.31% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsDesign, Photography and Books from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 29th: 99.20% 
Adams Amsterdam AuctionsModern Art from the Collection of Frans Molenaar on September 28th: 78.68% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on July 10th: 89.16% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyRare and Used Books on September 11th: 88.42% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLate Summer Sale on September 25th: 93.90% 
EldredsPrints and Books on September 26th: 69.23% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Prints on September 25th: 80.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsAdvertising, Coin-Op and Vintage Poster on September 20th: 74.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/20 on September 27th: 96.45% 
Heritage AuctionsMerrill C. Berman Collection Part III Americana & Political on September 26th: 98.66%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled: Mon. Oct. 5th 

Christies. New York. Photographs. 42 lots 
Dorotheum . Vienna. Scientific Instruments: Globes. 19 lots 
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sporlympics - 2nd Part. 478 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots 

Tue. Oct. 6th 
Christies. New York. Photographs. 175 lots 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 414 lots 
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Important Country House Sale - Furness, Naas, Co. Kildare. 280 lots 

Wed. Oct. 7th 
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 45 lots 
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 223 lots 
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Equestrian Library - Mr. X. 289 lots 

Thu. Oct. 8th 
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Photography. 284 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1. 284 lots 

Fri. Oct. 9th 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 462 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 13 lots 

Sat. Oct. 10th 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 29 lots 
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 1203 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 647 lots 
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 20 lots 

Sun. Oct. 11th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/4
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books

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