• <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.
  • <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.
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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18 Auctions Archived, 26 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 10 October, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds,  and 12 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,833,975 as 5,438 lots were offered and 4,153 sold for a 76.37% success rate.  It was a strong week. 

 

7 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: $3,475,005 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: $3,280,375 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: $2,692,310 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: $1,661,375 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: $1,141,731 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: $1,061,000 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: $1,028,018 

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

Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 135.80% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 131.91% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 108.80% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 


18 total sales reported this week: 

TooveysPrints on October 7th: 80.00% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on October 6th: 80.43% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on September 25th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on September 26th: 100.00% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 2nd Part on October 5th: 59.92% 
Vermot de PasSporlympics - 1st Part on October 4th: 55.63% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/1 on October 8th: 85.56% 
SothebysPhotographs on October 7th: 59.64% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 3 on October 1st: 68.18% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 2 on September 30th: 76.10% 
Profiles in HistoryHollywood Auction - Day 1 on September 29th: 66.83% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 6th: 77.33% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 6th: 56.00% 
Dorotheum Scientific Instruments: Globes on October 5th: 78.95% 
ChristiesPhotographs on October 5th: 57.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.40% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 9/27 on October 4th: 98.81% 
RR AuctionRemarkable Rarity - Internet bidstart 9/17 on September 24th: 54.46% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MAN IN POLYESTER SUIT on October 7th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Profiles in History “Blockade Runner” filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.  on October 1st Actual price: USD $450,000.
  3. Sothebys CAMPESINOS READING EL MACHETE on October 7th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  4. Profiles in History George Reeves “Superman” costume ensemble with fx “flying pan”. on September 30th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Sothebys GEORGIA O'KEEFFE on October 7th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  6. Profiles in History Harrison Ford signature screen used “Indiana Jones” bullwhip. on October 1st Actual price: USD $204,000.
  7. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Handwritten Manuscript Announcing His Presidential Candidacy Handwritten Manuscript on September 24th Actual price: USD $196,000.
  8. Profiles in History Norma Shearer 1930 “Best Actress” Academy Award “Oscar” trophy for her role as “Jerry” in The Divorcee. on September 30th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  9. RR Auction The White House Plinth Plinth on September 24th Actual price: USD $183,750.
  10. Profiles in History Clyde De Vinna’s 1928/1929 “Best Cinematography” Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas on September 30th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Christies Man's Construction, 1912 on October 5th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  12. Profiles in History Panavision PSR-148 35mm camera used on The Exorcist, The French Connection and other classic films. on September 30th Actual price: USD $128,000.
  13. Profiles in History “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. on September 30th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  14. Sothebys NUDE (TINA ON THE AZOTEA) on October 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  15. Christies Helena Christensen, Debbie Lee Carrington, Vogue Italy, ET Mirage, California, 1990 on October 6th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  16. Sothebys 'PORTFOLIO VI' on October 7th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  17. Profiles in History Original screen-used hero Alien Creature head by H.R. Giger from Alien. on October 1st Actual price: USD $102,000.
  18. Profiles in History Carrie Fisher "Slave Leia" costume from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. on October 1st Actual price: USD $96,000.
  19. Sothebys 'PARMELIAN PRINTS OF THE HIGH SIERRAS' on October 7th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  20. Profiles in History Harrison Ford’s screen worn fedora from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. on October 1st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  21. Profiles in History Collection of (12) How the Grinch Stole Christmas screen-used production cels. on September 30th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  22. Profiles in History “Marty McFly” 2015 Nike “Mags” self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  23. Profiles in History Leonard Nimoy “Spock” tunic from Star Trek: The Original Series. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  24. Profiles in History Robert Shaw “Quint” hero harpoon rifle from Jaws. on October 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  25. Sothebys UNTITLED (CHICAGO LOOP) on October 7th Actual price: USD $81,250.

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 12th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Oct. 13th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Auction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography. 502 lots

Wed. Oct. 14th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents: Travel and Exploration including Australia, Greece, and the Levan. 572 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Illustration Art. 502 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25. 943 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 95 lots
Auctionata. New York. Illustration and Comic Art. 89 lots

Thu. Oct. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Arts - Photography. 193 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Icons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs. 362 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW. 358 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8. 396 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 450 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Illustrated & Children's Books - Oz - Fine Books in All Fields. 644 lots
Sothebys. Paris. The Library of Stéphane Mallarmé. 283 lots

Fri. Oct. 16th
ALDE. Paris. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre. 421 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Prints. 193 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints, Photographs. 52 lots
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots

Sat. Oct. 17th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 36 lots
Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver. 1050 Bruxelles. Postcards - Engravings, Prints - Books. 537 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 260 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. October Sale - Prints. 14 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 129 lots

Sun. Oct. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints. 146 lots

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