• <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <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.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <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.

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35 Auctions Archived, 45 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 28 November 35 auctions were archived to the RBH database, 14 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $36,778,451 as 20,663 lots were offered 13,915 sold for 67% success rate. 

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: $10,701,563 
Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: $7,319,509 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: $2,121,269 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: $2,062,162 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: $1,410,683 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: $1,361,022 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: $1,209,587 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: $1,188,601 

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

ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 161.67% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 126.97% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 120.38% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 116.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 110.50% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 


35 total sales reported this week: 

PIASAPierre Székely (1923-2001) Sculptures, reliefs and prints on November 25th: 58.49% 
AguttesBooks and Old Paper on November 24th: 52.55% 
Hauswedell and NolteRare Books and Autographs on November 25th: 45.45% 
ALDELibrary of an Amateur on November 25th: 92.59% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Art Sale, Part 2: Modern and Contemporary Art and Editions - Prints on November 25th: 32.28% 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenRare Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps and Photographs on October 24th: 46.21% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 11/19 on November 26th: 83.40% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsThe Harry Ruskin Collection Rare Books, Prints and Works on Paper - Internet Bidstart 11/2 on November 24th: 85.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 24th: 82.52% 
Artcurialthe Universe of the Creator of TinTin on November 21st: 51.82% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on November 21st: 56.92% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 2 on November 20th: 69.73% 
AderAntique and Modern Prints - Day 1 on November 19th: 77.88% 
Potomack CompanyLive Auction - Books, Prints on November 21st: 70.83% 
RR AuctionAnimation Auction - Online bidstart 11/12 on November 19th: 70.06% 
Swann GalleriesArt, Press & Illustrated Books on November 24th: 78.29% 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on November 24th: 58.91% 
SothebysLibrary of and English Gentleman on November 24th: 73.79% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs and Photographs on November 23rd: 83.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on November 23rd: 71.92% 
BonhamsEntertainment Memorabilia on November 23rd: 72.70% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction on November 21st: 71.43% 
Neal Auction CompanyLouisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 on November 22nd: 60.00% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 2 on November 20th: 62.41% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks and Ephemera - Day 1 on November 19th: 71.51% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenRare Books and Manuscripts on November 21st: 65.97% 
Romantic Agony Book and Print AuctionsAntiquarian Books on November 21st: 69.20% 
Arader GalleriesThe Most Important American Maps and Audubon on November 21st: 79.26% 
EldredsBooks and Prints on November 21st: 62.26% 
ArtcurialPhotography on November 21st: 35.59% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on November 15th: 64.71% 
Burgersdijk and NiermansAntiquarian Books on November 18th: 85.01% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 22nd: 99.49% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on November 22nd: 95.00% 

Heritage AuctionsComics on November 21st: 99.69% 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys JAZZ (D. BK. 22 BIS) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $1,120,000.
  2. Artcurial TINTIN AU CONGO on November 21st Actual price: USD $824,542.
  3. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; SCHIEFLER 33) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $730,000.
  4. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $586,000.
  5. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRES CRANACH LE JEUNE, II (B. 859; BA. 1053.V.C.A) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $550,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Green Lantern #76 Cover Green Arrow Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $442,150.
  7. Sothebys COWBOY AND INDIANS (F. & S. II.377-386) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $346,000.
  8. Sothebys THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. on November 24th Actual price: USD $297,470.
  9. Bonhams A trio of Casablanca scripts, including a rare Aeneas MacKenzie typescript, a May 11 draft, and Jack Warner's bound copy of the final draft on November 23rd Actual price: USD $233,000.
  10. Sothebys BRUSHSTROKE IV on November 23rd Actual price: USD $225,000.
  11. Sothebys ULYSSES. on November 24th Actual price: USD $215,930.
  12. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Sothebys THINKING NUDE (C. 289) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $187,500.
  15. Heritage Auctions Amazing Spider-Man #98 Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $179,250.
  16. Sothebys SUPERMAN (F. & S. II.260) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #122 Odin, Thor, and Crusher Creel Cover Original Art on November 21st Actual price: USD $155,350.
  18. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F.& S. II.179-182) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  19. Sothebys REFLECTIONS ON CRASH (C. 239) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 on November 21st Actual price: USD $143,400.
  21. Sothebys DOG WALL on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  22. Sothebys DE OU PAR MARCEL DUCHAMP OU RROSE SÉLAVY (LA BOÃŽTE EN VALISE) [SERIES G] (S. 484) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  23. Artcurial LA GARE DE BANLIEUE on November 21st Actual price: USD $134,606.
  24. Sothebys MOONWALK (F. & S. II.405) on November 23rd Actual price: USD $131,250.
  25. Arader Galleries Map of British Empire in America on November 21st Actual price: USD $128,100.



For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 30th
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions - Prints. 124 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books. 178 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 1. 84 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Art: 19th Century and Modernism - Books, Prints. 7 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Art of the 20th Century - Prints and Portfolios. 37 lots

Tue. Dec. 1st
Christies. London - King Street. Books and Manuscripts. 188 lots
Bloomsbury Philobiblon. Rome. 1500 Sixteenth Century Books. 871 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Science and Medical Books. 90 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Photography: Bruno Mouron Collection - Part 2. 193 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. German Zeitgeist: Post War - Prints. 58 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Austrian Modern and Contemporary Art with Hundertwasser Collection. 77 lots

Wed. Dec. 2nd
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 3 lots
Christies. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 132 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 284 lots
PIASA. Paris. Prints. 94 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 1079 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 496 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . 19th-21st Century Photography. 410 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Rare and Important Items. 113 lots
Rossini. Paris. Prints. 89 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Paris: Artists of the City - Prints. 42 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. La Grande Nation: French Art of the 18th - 20th Century - Prints. 55 lots

Thu. Dec. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part II. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Photographs. 218 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/26. 249 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Modern Art - Prints. 63 lots
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Munich. Contemporary Art - Prints. 126 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Rare Books. 420 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Spain: Modern & Contemporary - with Works from Portugal & Latin America - Prints. 50 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Italy: Art of the 16th to 21st Century - Prints. 14 lots

Fri. Dec. 4th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Winter International Auction. 32 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. China Now! & Asian Contemporary Art. 65 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Born in the USA: Modern & Contemporary Art - Prints. 75 lots

Sat. Dec. 5th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Prints, Multiples and Photography. 183 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Great Estates Auction - Books and Prints. 27 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic Auction. 400 lots
Gateway Gallery Auction. Chambersburg, PA . Books from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg. 402 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. British Modern & Contemporary Art – with Damien Hirst Collection - Prints. 77 lots

Sun. Dec. 6th
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Coins, Manuscripts and Space Memorabilia.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. December Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/29.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. December Antiques Auction - Prints.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <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.