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36 Auctions Archived, 32 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 31 October 36 auctions were archived to the RBHTD; 21 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $24,768,193 as 9,674 lots were offered and 6,877 sold for a 71% success rate.  We are in the high season.

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $9,860,125 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: $2,963,324 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: $2,648,595 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: $1,534,816 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: $1,253,557 

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

PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 142.28% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 130.41% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 130.26% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 127.04% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 126.48% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 125.82% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 119.10% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 112.92% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 111.94% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 110.31% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 107.10% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 103.23% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 

36 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataWarhol Only on October 30th: 23.17% 
AuctionataPop Art on October 30th: 35.94% 
AuctionataPicasso, Miro, Chagall and Dali on October 29th: 45.24% 
BonhamsAutomobilia on October 30th: 96.15% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part I on October 29th: 97.52% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 80.99% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsCats: The Collection of the Late Marianne C. Gourary on October 29th: 63.79% 
Binoche et GiquelloSurrealism and Avant Guard in the 20th Century on October 28th: 38.63% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 28th: 76.95% 
ArtcurialPhotography - Amedeo M. Turello Collection on October 27th: 42.79% 
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed & Medical Books on October 27th: 96.10% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature on October 24th: 54.92% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on October 23rd: 67.87% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Children's Books on October 23rd: 52.48% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts, Rare Books, Theology on October 22nd: 60.20% 
Galerie BassengeRare Books on October 22nd: 42.83% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on October 22nd: 44.44% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on October 27th: 92.89% 
BonhamsPhotographs on October 27th: 47.17% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 27th: 78.69% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 90.79% 
AguttesContemporary Photographs on June 1st: 55.00% 
AguttesContemporary Art and Photography on October 26th: 0.00% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on October 8th: 65.85% 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/15 on October 22nd: 74.47% 
Alain and Evelyne Morel de WestgaverPostcards - Engravings, Prints - Books on October 17th: 66.11% 
Waverly AuctionsRare Books on September 10th: 89.16% 
OSENATAutomobilia on October 24th: 88.48% 
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate Auction - Cohasset, MA on October 24th: 92.11% 
PIASABoxing, Etc. - Prints, Books, Photographs on October 22nd: 43.23% 
SothebysCollection J.-A. S. - Grand Masters of Comic Strips on October 24th: 78.00% 
Binoche et GiquelloAntiquarian Books - Travel Books on October 21st: 54.84% 
AderPrints on October 20th: 66.67% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.55% 
Heritage AuctionsLegends of the West on October 25th: 94.55% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/18 on October 25th: 99.88% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Tintin, le sceptre d'Ottokar on October 24th Actual price: USD $1,719,300.
  2. RR Auction Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph on October 22nd Actual price: USD $1,625,000.
  3. Christies Mao the set of ten screenprints in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $593,000.
  4. Christies Endangered Species the complete set of ten screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board, on October 28th Actual price: USD $509,000.
  5. Christies Jazz on October 28th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  6. Christies Roman Notes the complete set of six offset lithographs in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $317,000.
  7. Christies Moonwalk the complete set of two screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $281,000.
  8. Christies Sweet Dreams Baby! from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on October 28th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  9. Sothebys Spirou et Fantasio, les pirates du silence on October 24th Actual price: USD $267,300.
  10. Galerie Bassenge Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Umdruck... on October 22nd Actual price: USD $199,800.
  11. Christies Car Crash screenprint in black on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  12. Christies Superman, from Myths on October 28th Actual price: USD $185,000.
  13. Sothebys Blake et Mortimer, la marque jaune on October 24th Actual price: USD $161,700.
  14. Christies Black Numeral Series the complete set of ten lithographs on October 28th Actual price: USD $161,000.
  15. Christies $ (4): one plate unique screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  16. Christies Marilyn: one plate screenprint in colors on wove paper on October 28th Actual price: USD $149,000.
  17. PBA Galleries Puteshestvie Flota Kapitana Sarycheva po severovostochnoi chasti Sibiri, Ledovitomu moriu i vostochnomu okeanu... [English = Voyage of the Fleet Captain Sarychev over the northeastern part of Siberia, Frozen Sea and the Pacific Ocean, lasting eight years, on October 29th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  18. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée, from La Suite Vollard , from La Suite Vollard on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  19. PBA Galleries Carta Reducida Del Oceano Asiatico, Ó Mar Del Sur, Que Comprehende La Costa Oriental Y Occidental De La Peninsula De La California, Con El Golfo De Su Denominacion Antiguamente Conocido Por La De Mar De Cortés, Y De Las Costas De La América Septentrional on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  20. PBA Galleries Remarks in Support of the New Chart of North and South America; in Six Sheets on October 29th Actual price: USD $126,500.
  21. Christies The Seasons the complete set of four intaglios in color on October 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  22. Christies Truck the complete set of four screenprints in colors on Lenox Museum Board on October 28th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Sothebys Flash Gordon on October 24th Actual price: USD $115,500.
  24. Christies Ten Landscapes the complete set of ten screenprints with photo-collage in colors on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies 0 Through 9 lithograph on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 2nd
Sothebys. New York. Francesco Scavullo: No End to Beauty. 89 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints, Books. 10 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Nov. 3rd
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration - logbooks, prints, books. 58 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. American Prints from a Private Collection. 701 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 261 lots

Wed. Nov. 4th
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books and Prints. 1994 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Manuscripts Grand Format Auction. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 1072 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 40 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints. 50 lots

Thu. Nov. 5th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Fine Art and Post War Contemporary - Prints. 55 lots
Christies. London -South Kensington. Posters. 155 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary - Prints. 234 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/29. 402 lots

Fri. Nov. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 382 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Old Maps - Travel. 129 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints. 68 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books and Prints. 59 lots

Sat. Nov. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 260 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Estate Auction. 48 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Fine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library. 219 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Posters, Photographs and Prints. 582 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 63 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME. 14 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service. West Swanzey. Antique and Estate Book Sale. 325 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 435 lots

Sun. Nov. 8th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Automobilia. 73 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1.
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. On Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book. 9 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . In Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection. 208 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.