• <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Important Two-Day Winter Auction<br>January 25 & 26, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Signed Abraham Lincoln Civil War era document appointing Green Clay of Kentucky as Secretary of the Legation of the United States at St. Petersburg, Russia, July 15, 1861. $3,000 to $3,500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Original Bambi (1942) animation cel, inscribed Walt Disney's Bambi and signed Walt Disney. $3,000 to $3,500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Original Snow White animation cel, with Walt Disney signature on mat, lower right. $3,000 to $3,500.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Important Two-Day Winter Auction<br>January 25 & 26, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Civil Rights Era Archive relating to U.S. Deputy Marshal Dick Bagby (1933-2003) of Dallas, TX, including letters from President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General. $1,400 to $1,800.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> President Andrew Jackson autograph letter, unsigned, regarding a special presentation cane sent via General John Moore McCalla to Gov. George Breathitt of Kentucky. January 18th, 1833. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Four (4) Presidential signed 17th/18th Century Books - two signed by Millard Fillmore, and two signed by James Buchanan. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Important Two-Day Winter Auction<br>January 25 & 26, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> President Andrew Jackson signed military commission document conferring on George Washington McLean the rank of Second Lieutenant of Marines. Signed January 4, 1834. $800 to $1,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Three (3) Southern Maps, including two (2) Antonio Zatta 1778, one (1) South Carolina 1796. $600 to $800.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Black Forest German Forestry Apprenticeship Certificate issued to Carl Heshel by Von Fahnenburg, the Forest Master from the Royal District, February 1, 1824. $500 to $550.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Important Two-Day Winter Auction<br>January 25 & 26, 2020</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Harper Lee, <i>TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,</i> signed 40th anniversary edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1999. $300 to $350.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Archive of twenty-five (25) items related to the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and President Lyndon Baines Johnson. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 25-26:</b> Sixteen (16) 20th Century Celebrity Autographed Books, including Paul Newman, A. E. Hotcher, Leonard Bernstein, Clint Eastwood, Norman Rockwell, Groucho Marx, Johnny Cash, and more. $300 to $350.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> [Paine, Thomas]. Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America… Philadelphia: R. Bell, 1776. $200,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph letter signed, to Joshua Reed Giddings, 21 May 1860. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Oakley, Annie. <i>A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting.</i> [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Washington, George. One autograph letter signed & 3 letters signed to General Alexander McDougall, September 1777. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> Mather, Cotton. <i>The Wonders of the Invisible World. Being an account of the tryals of several witches...</i> London: 1693. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jan. 27:</b> James, Benjamin.<i><br>A Treatise on the Management of the Teeth.</i> Boston, 1814. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Bonhams:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Measure for Measure</i> (extracted from the First Folio). London, 1623. Sold for $52,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $47,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams: </b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. Sold for $43,825.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Sold for $1,912.50.
    <b><center>Bonhams<br>Consignments invited (2020)</b>
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. Sold for $150,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. Sold for $15,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. Sold for $175,075.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sold for $131,325.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> BOOLE, GEORGE. <i>An Investigation of the Laws of Thought.</i> London, 1854. Sold for $12,575.
    <b>Bonhams:</b> SHANNON, CLAUDE and WARREN WEAVER. <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication.</i> Urbana, 1949. Sold for $27,575.
  • <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Abraham Lincoln Endorsement Signed, March 16, 1865. Framed with a lithograph of Lincoln by Dwight C. Sturges.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Thomas Edison Stunning Signed Portrait.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Franz Liszt Signed Photo.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Subscription for Portraits of the Presidents Signed by J. Q. Adams, Polk, Jackson, Buchanan, and Writers Dickens, Bryant and More!
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Vinson Supreme Court Signed Presentation Photo.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio Collection of Three Financial Items.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Rare Sigmund Freud ALS Related to Sexual Issues.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> New York Yankees team signed baseball c.1937 including Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Gomez and others.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Salvador Dali Original Drawing in <i>Dali</i> by David Larkin.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles Auctions: Rare Autographs, Sports, Books and Photography. January 23, 2020</b>
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Charles Wilson Peale, Association Miniature of Dr. Ebenezer Crosby after Charles Willson Peale. Gouache on ivory miniature attributed to Peale.
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> William McKinley Signed Oversize Photograph Incredible 20"x24".
    <b>One of a Kind Collectibles, Jan. 23:</b> Margaret Mitchell Signed <i>Gone With The Wind</i> -- First Edition.

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22 Auctions Archived, 28 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 17 October 19 auctions were archived to the RBH Transaction Database:  3 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,256,471 as 6,240 lots were offered and 5,208 sold for an 83% success rate.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: $5,078,872 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: $1,912,637 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs on October 15th: $1,403,712 

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

SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 155.85% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAuction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography on October 13th: 108.30% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Arts - Photography on October 15th: 101.99% 


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

National Book AuctionsHollywood, Rackham, Engravings on October 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.65% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 91.92% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: 89.64% 
SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 88.69% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 14th: 85.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 82.05% 


19 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataIllustration and Comic Art on October 14th: 50.56% 
PBA GalleriesIllustrated & Children's Books - Oz - Fine Books in All Fields on October 15th: 60.25% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on October 16th: 76.68% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on October 15th: 79.11% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/8 on October 15th: 91.92% 
Swann GalleriesIcons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs on October 15th: 66.30% 
SothebysThe Library of Stéphane Mallarmé on October 15th: 88.69% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on October 14th: 85.26% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsFine Arts - Photography on October 15th: 72.54% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Travel and Exploration including Australia, Greece, and the Levan on October 14th: 76.57% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on October 10th: 41.38% 
Henri Godts Books and Prints AuctionsAuction of Old & Modern Books & Graphics, Cartography on October 13th: 77.09% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 13th: 82.05% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 14th: 89.64% 
National Book AuctionsHollywood, Rackham, Engravings on October 11th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 10th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks and Prints on October 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 97.71% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/4 on October 11th: 99.65%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAMAIS [SIC] UN COUP DE DÉS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD. MAQUETTE AUTOGRAPHE POUR FIRMIN-DIDOT, IMPRIMEUR D’AMBROISE VOLLARD. [AVRIL OU DÉBUT MAI 1897]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $1,097,820.
  2. Sothebys LES FLEURS DU MAL. PARIS, POULET-MALASSIS ET DE BROISE, 1861. on October 15th Actual price: USD $413,820.
  3. Sothebys [LES POÈMES D’EDGAR POE ET NOTES SUR LE LANGAGE]. MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES. [RESPECTIVEMENT VERS 1870-1875 ET 1869] on October 15th Actual price: USD $342,684.
  4. Sothebys LIBER AMICORUM DE MÉRY LAURENT. on October 15th Actual price: USD $263,340.
  5. Sothebys STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ ET AUGUSTE RENOIR. PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $233,244.
  6. Sothebys LE CORBEAU. THE RAVEN. on October 15th Actual price: USD $222,300.
  7. Swann Galleries "Candy Cigarette." on October 15th Actual price: USD $215,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Bear Facts (A Modest Look; Bearback Rider), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $209,000.
  9. Sothebys 6 JEUX D’ÉPREUVES POUR UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD DE L’ÉDITION DÉFINITIVE CHEZ VOLLARD. on October 15th Actual price: USD $140,220.
  10. Heritage Auctions Pin-Up with her Hair Up, #327 on October 14th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Sothebys VERS SUR UN GALET D’HONFLEUR. [ETÉ 1892 OU ÉTÉ 1894.] on October 15th Actual price: USD $88,236.
  12. Sothebys 2 LETTRES AUTOGRAPHES SIGNÉES À STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. HÔTEL NORMANDIE [FÉVRIER 1891] ET HÔTEL DE L'ATHÉNÉE, 25 FÉVRIER [1891]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $85,500.
  13. Sothebys PREMIER ÉTAT D’UN UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD. MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE. [FÉVRIER OU AVANT LE 5 MARS 1897]. on October 15th Actual price: USD $71,250.
  14. Swann Galleries Portfolio #4: "What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian," on October 15th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  15. Heritage Auctions Unexpected Lift (A Nice Catch), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  16. Sothebys L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE. ÉGLOGUE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $68,400.
  17. Heritage Auctions Lady Standing on Statue of Liberty, #326 and PN977 on October 14th Actual price: USD $65,625.
  18. Sothebys LA DERNIÈRE MODE. GAZETTE DU MONDE ET DE LA FAMILLE. 6 SEPTEMBRE AU 20 DÉCEMBRE 1874. on October 15th Actual price: USD $64,125.
  19. Heritage Auctions Some Sun Fun on October 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Great Dame on October 14th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Sothebys LES POÉSIES. on October 15th Actual price: USD $57,713.
  22. Sothebys LA PRIÈRE DU GUEUX [PLACET]. [AU VERSO :] L’ENFANT PRODIGUE. POÈMES AUTOGRAPHES.  on October 15th Actual price: USD $57,000.
  23. Sothebys ÉVENTAIL [DE MADEMOISELLE MALLARMÉ]. POÈME AUTOGRAPHE SIGNÉ. on October 15th Actual price: USD $55,575.
  24. Heritage Auctions Daisies Are Telling (Love Me, Love Me Not), Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration on October 14th Actual price: USD $55,000.
  25. Sothebys GERMAIN NOUVEAU EN BUSTE, DE TROIS-QUART. PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE. on October 15th Actual price: USD $54,150.

 

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Oct. 19th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots 

Tue. Oct. 20th 
Bonhams. San Francisco. Prints and Multiples. 264 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Conflicts of the 20th Century. 91 lots 
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 12 lots 

Wed. Oct. 21st 
Bonhams. London. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera. 198 lots 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Antiquarian Books - Travel Books. 372 lots 

Thu. Oct. 22nd 
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 705 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . History, Geography and Travel Books. 216 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15. 474 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Autographs. 387 lots 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15. 402 lots 
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper. 269 lots 
Sothebys. New York. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia. 277 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books. 467 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Manuscripts, Rare Books, Theology. 196 lots 
PIASA. Paris. Boxing, Etc.

Fri. Oct. 23rd 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Children's Books. 545 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 445 lots 
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs. 5849 lots 

Sat. Oct. 24th 
Sothebys. Paris. Collection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips. 100 lots 
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 165 lots 
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature. 488 lots 
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. AIA Part XXIX - Session 1 - Wall St. Bourse. 420 lots 
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Estate Auction - Cohasset, MA. 38 lots 
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints and Photography

Sun. Oct. 25th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/18
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Legends of the West. 110 lots 

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Winter in der Schweiz,</i> 1921. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Evelyn Rumsey Carey, <i>Pan American Exposition / Niagara / Buffalo,</i> 1901. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Arnost Hofbauer, <i>Topicuv Salon,</i> 1898. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Job,</i> 1896. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Georges de Feure, <i>Le Journal des Ventes,</i> 1898. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Cycles Perfecta,</i> 1897. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Edward Penfield, <i>Orient Cycles / Lead the Leaders,</i> circa 1895. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Adrien Barrère, <i>L’Ideal du Touriste,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Willem Frederick Ten Broek, <i>New York / Wereldtentoonselling / Holland – Amerika Lijn,</i> 1938. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Dwight Clark Shepler, <i>Sun Valley / Union Pacific.</i> $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Flexible Flyer Splitkein / Smuggler’s Notch,</i> circa 1935. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 13:</b> Louis Bonhajo, <i>Vote / League of Women Voters,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>22nd January 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Astronomical manuscript.- Kalendarium cum Tabulis Astronomicis; and other astronomical texts, [?Northern Italy (possibly Verona or Bologna), c.1470]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Melville (Herman). <i>Moby-Dick; or The Whale,</i> first American edition, New York, 1851. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Malta.- Binding.- Sovereign Military Order of Malta.- <i>Gli Statuti della Sacra Religione di S. Gio: Gierosolomitano…</i> Rome, Giacomo Tornieri and Giacomo Ruffinello, 1589. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>22nd January 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Britain.- Jansson (Jan). <i>Novus atlas, sive theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> vol.4 only [Britain and Ireland], 56 double-page engraved maps, Amsterdam, 1659. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge). <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,</i> second (first published) edition, 1866; and 2 others from the series. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Cervantès Saavedra (Miguel de). <i>Novelas Exemplares,</i> rare at auction, Milan, Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1615. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>22nd January 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Tolkien (J.R.R.). Printed programme for the New College School, Oxford, production of The Hobbit, signed by Tolkien, 1967. £4,500 to £5,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Thucydides. <i>The hystory, writtone by Thucidides the Athenyan, of the warre, whiche was betwene the Peloponesians and the Athenyans,</i> first edition in English, 1550. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Wesley (John). Autograph Letter signed "My Dear Sister [?Mary Stokes], exhorting her to write more often and dealing with her problems, 1773. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 22:</b> Leaf from an illuminated book of hours with the Four Evangelists, illuminated by the workshop, or a close follower of the Maître de l'Échevinage. Northern France (possibly Rouen), c.1480. £2,000 to £3,000.