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32 Auctions Archived, 37 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday November 14 thirty-two auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 7 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,028,448 as 9,317 lots were offered and 6,442 sold for a 69% success rate.  It was another strong week.

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: $3,302,903 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: $1,722,776 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: $1,387,496 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: $1,328,497 

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

FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 176.95% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 143.00% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 130.97% 

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

John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 

32 total sales reported this week: 

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents: Natural History and Sporting Art on November 13th: 65.26% 
SothebysPhotographs on November 13th: 53.33% 
Stockholms AuktionsverkPrints and Photographs on November 10th: 69.23% 
AderAncient and Modern Books on November 10th: 64.06% 
OSENATAutomobilia on November 8th: 83.56% 
Lyon and Turnbull19th and 20th Century Pictures on November 12th: 51.72% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 98.70% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsImportant Books and Manuscripts on November 12th: 67.57% 
ChristiesPhotographs on November 12th: 75.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on November 12th: 76.89% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Natural History, Maps, Prints, Sporting Art on November 11th: 76.14% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFine Books and Manuscripts on November 11th: 62.59% 
BonhamsBooks on November 11th: 75.00% 
Paige AuctionJoy of Collecting on November 10th: 78.79% 
Swann Galleries19th & 20th Century Literature Featuring The Lawrence M. Solomon Collection on November 10th: 83.07% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 10th: 79.71% 
Brunk AuctionsBooks and Prints on November 8th: 91.53% 
FerratonPosters, Photographs and Prints on November 7th: 89.69% 
Michaans AuctionsEstate Auction on November 7th: 47.92% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNumismatic Books on November 7th: 68.51% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME - Session 2 - Prints, Book on November 8th: 100.00% 
John McInnis AuctioneersOn Site Auction - Arundel, ME on November 7th: 100.00% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 8th: 73.93% 
Mid Hudson Auction GalleriesIn Association with Guernsey's: Gilbert Jones Collection on November 7th: 88.89% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 98.03% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 99.51% 
Zisska and LacherBooks and Prints on November 6th: 19.06% 
Addison and SarovaFine & Rare Books, Featuring Selections from the Robert Easton Library on November 7th: 91.32% 
EldredsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on November 7th: 83.82% 
Dallas Auction GalleryFine Arts -- Historical Documents, Books, Prints on November 4th: 92.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 6th: 92.67% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on November 7th: 92.31%

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Zisska and Lacher EUGIPPIUS – EXCERPTA EX OPERIBUS SANCTI AUGUSTINI - Incipit liber Eugepii scarsum ex dictis sancti Augustini. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. on November 6th Actual price: USD $702,000.
  2. Sothebys WASSERTÜRME (TRICHTER)', 1972 on November 13th Actual price: USD $443,880.
  3. Christies Man in Polyester Suit, 1980 on November 12th Actual price: USD $386,805.
  4. Christies 23. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $187,785.
  5. Bonhams On Liberty, on November 11th Actual price: USD $167,960.
  6. Christies 74. Près d'Alexandrie. Le désert., 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $142,845.
  7. Brunk Auctions A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia. on November 8th Actual price: USD $141,600.
  8. Christies Natcho Aguirre, Santa Clara, Mexique, 1934 on November 12th Actual price: USD $123,585.
  9. Heritage Auctions R. M. S. Titanic: A Remarkable Final Dinner Menu from the Night the Ship Famously Struck the Fatal Iceberg. on November 7th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  10. Christies Tour Eiffel, 1925 on November 12th Actual price: USD $110,745.
  11. Christies Die Solotänzerin "Gerda Juré", Städtische Oper, Berlin, vers 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  12. Christies 26 et 28. Rome. Jupiter Tonnant et église Saint Luc, 1842 2 on November 12th Actual price: USD $104,325.
  13. Heritage Auctions John F. Kennedy: Dallas Limousine License Plates. on November 7th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  14. Christies Marchand d'abat-jour rue Lepic, 1898 on November 12th Actual price: USD $91,485.
  15. Sothebys EDWARD ROOP, COAL MINER, PAONIA, COLORADO', 12/10/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $91,368.
  16. Ader Le Tretté de la grammere francoeze.[Suivi de] La Reponse de Louis Meigret à l'apolojie de Jaqes Pelletier.Defenses de Louis Meigret touchant son Orthographe Françoeze, contre les censures e calõnies de Glaumalis du Vezelet, e de ses adherans. on November 10th Actual price: USD $83,009.
  17. Christies Pelota, 1930 on November 12th Actual price: USD $81,213.
  18. Sothebys HANSEL NICHOLAS BURUM, COAL MINER, SOMERSET, COLORADO', 12/17/79 DE LA SÉRIE IN THE AMERICAN WEST on November 13th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  19. Christies Fabrik, 1993 on November 12th Actual price: USD $78,645.
  20. Christies A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  21. Christies Gênes, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,225.
  22. Bonhams Despatch box, on November 11th Actual price: USD $66,500.
  23. Christies 83. Rosette. Rue ? (publiée), 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $65,805.
  24. Swann Galleries Red Harvest. on November 10th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  25. Christies 9. Coupole St. Pierre et jardins du Vatican, Rome, 1842 on November 12th Actual price: USD $63,237.


For the week ahead 37 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 16th
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Collectable out-of-print books including Anglo-Boer War. - Internet bidstart 11/9. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 65 lots

Tue. Nov. 17th
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Leiden. Antiquarian Books. 1241 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Maps. 244 lots
Bonhams. New York. Post War and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 82 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Modern Books and Manuscripts. 57 lots
Sothebys. London. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History. 181 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Prints. 260 lots

Wed. Nov. 18th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Prints and Drawings. 123 lots
ALDE. Paris. Binders, Original, Modern, Illustrated. 372 lots
PIASA. Paris. Pierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints. 53 lots

Thu. Nov. 19th
RR Auction. Amherst. Animation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12. 491 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and important Travel Posters. 216 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Sporting Sale. 8 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 1. 339 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 419 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photographs. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Beverly Hills. Comics. 1272 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books & Manuscripts. 289 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 1. 832 lots
One Of Kind Collictibles. Coral Gables. Autographs, Documents and Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/6. 400 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. PART II: RABBINIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION. 305 lots

Fri. Nov. 20th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History. 307 lots
Ader. PARIS. Antique and Modern Prints - Day 2. 337 lots
Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions. Brussels. Antiquarian Books. 1302 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 1349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books and Ephemera - Day 2. 282 lots

Sat. Nov. 21st
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 119 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1081 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 318 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Live Auction - Books, Prints. 24 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. The Most Important American Maps and Audubon. 217 lots

Sun. Nov. 22nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/15.
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2. 60 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <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>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
  • <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.