• <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.
  • <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.

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29 Auctions Archived, 30 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 24 October 29 auctions were archived to the RBH Transaction Database:  5 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,256,471 as 6,240 lots were offered and 5,208 sold for an 83% success rate.


1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: $1,892,937 


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

Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 144.03%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 134.43%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 122.97%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 102.35%


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

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%


29 total sales reported this week:

Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on October 17th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints, Photographs on October 16th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. 20th Century Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 84.39%
Freemans. Books, Maps and Manuscripts on October 22nd: 78.72%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on October 22nd: 80.88%
Sothebys. The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia on October 22nd: 94.22%
Bonhams. Richard Attenborough: Life Both Sides of the Camera on October 21st: 89.90%
Bonhams. Conflicts of the 20th Century - Manuscripts, posters, photographs on October 21st: 27.47%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on September 16th: 73.57%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 88.31%
ALDE. Books from the 16th to the 19th Century Theatre on October 16th: 62.73%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - Internet Bidstart 10/8 PREVIEW on October 15th: 36.03%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on October 20th: 70.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 20th: 76.92%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 18th: 82.19%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.89%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on October 17th: 82.17%
Rago Arts and Auctions. October Sale - Prints on October 18th: 92.86%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 6 on October 4th: 57.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 5 on October 3rd: 69.93%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 4 on October 2nd: 48.12%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 3 on September 27th: 82.63%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 2 on September 26th: 61.31%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Six Day - Million Dollar Auction - Session 1 on September 25th: 64.09%
Dorotheum . Automobilia on October 17th: 81.92%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 9/25 on October 14th: 63.73%
Ader. Photographs on September 30th: 58.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 99.56%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books on October 10th: 55.86%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams La Bible (V. 199-303; C. bk. 30) on October 20th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  2. RR Auction Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ANS on October 14th Actual price: USD $217,017.
  3. Bonhams Blue Surround on October 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  4. Bonhams Femme au Corsage à Fleurs (B. 847; M. 307) on October 20th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  5. Freemans Stipple Engravings Printed in Color & Finished by Hand: "Snowy Owl." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  6. Nosbüsch & Stucke Sammelband mit sieben bedeutenden deutschsprachigen Werken zur Medizin der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. on October 10th Actual price: USD $60,534.
  7. Bonhams The Kid on October 21st Actual price: USD $57,750.
  8. ALDE Les Œuvres. on October 16th Actual price: USD $54,241.
  9. Bonhams Untitled (Head) on October 20th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  10. Bonhams A Dog's Life on October 21st Actual price: USD $50,050.
  11. Bonhams Liz (F./S. II.7) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  12. Bonhams Les Grandes Manoeuvres (D. 575) on October 20th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  13. Nosbüsch & Stucke Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres. on October 10th Actual price: USD $48,427.
  14. Bonhams Apple, from Ads (F./S. II.359) on October 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  15. Bloomsbury Auctions Casino Royale, on October 22nd Actual price: USD $42,011.
  16. Bonhams , by Charles Sorlier The Magic Flute (M. CS. 38) on October 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  17. Bonhams Mao (F./S. II.95) on October 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. Bonhams Indian Head Nickel, from Cowboys and Indians (F./S. II.385) on October 20th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Freemans "Virginia, Discovered and Discribed by Captayn John Smith, Graven by William Hole." on October 22nd Actual price: USD $33,750.
  20. Bonhams Mégaclès reconnait sa Fille pendant le Festin, pl. 40, from Daphnis et Chloé (M. 347; C. bk. 46) on October 20th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  21. Swann Galleries CHURCHILL, GANDHI, AND TAGORE EACH SIGNED ON HIS BIRTHDATE PAGE (ALBUM--SOUTH ASIA.) The Tagore Birthday Book. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $30,000.
  22. Swann Galleries HOW SHOULD CLARINET PLAY OPENING OF "RHAPSODY IN BLUE"? GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Typed Letter Signed on October 22nd Actual price: USD $27,500.
  23. Freemans [Memoire] aux republiques equinoxiales, et a celles qui leur seront naturellement confederees. on October 22nd Actual price: USD $26,250.
  24. Bonhams Five Flavors on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Bonhams Shipboard Girl (C. II. 6) on October 20th Actual price: USD $25,000.



For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 26th
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Contemporary Art and Photography. 71 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15. 456 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 61 lots

Tue. Oct. 27th
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 106 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 321 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 253 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed & Medical Books. 385 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection. 201 lots

Wed. Oct. 28th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century. 277 lots

Thu. Oct. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22. 363 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I. 201 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographs. 118 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Picasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali. 84 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Cats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary. 290 lots
Tajan. Paris. Photographies from the Don Sanders' Collection. 163 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. AIA Part XXIX - Session 2 - Wall St.. 484 lots

Fri. Oct. 30th
Bonhams. London. Automobilia. 26 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Pop Art. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Warhol Only. 82 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Modern Art - Prints. 187 lots

Sat. Oct. 31st
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 10/23. 34 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Grosman/Nicholson Magic Collection. 331 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth, N.H. Fall Weekend Auction. 107 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 1. 725 lots
Hauff and Auvermann. Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Books, autographs, avant-garde and posters Part 2. 418 lots

Sun. Nov. 1st
Artcurial. Paris. Automobilia. 69 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23.
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 53 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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  • <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.
  • <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.