• <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> [EINSTEIN, ALBERT]; JOHN GRAUDENZ [PHOTOGRAPHER]. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by John Graudenz, taken circa 1928. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> ENIGMA M4. A fully operational four-rotor ("M4") Kriegsmarine Enigma Cipher Machine. Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany, Heimsoeth und Rinke, 1942. $300,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> FEYNMAN, RICHARD P. <i>“Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”. Adventures of a Curious Character.</i> New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> An intact egg of the Aepyornis Maximus, or Elephant Bird. Pre-17th century, Madagascar. $35,000 to $45,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 17:</b> Palm frond with fish. Green River Formation, Wyoming, United States. <i>Sabalites sp.,</i> and <i>Diplomystus dentatus</i> Cenozoic, Eocene (53-33 million years ago). $60,000 to $70,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> <i>The Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon</i> $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</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. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.</i> Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. $14,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> BATEMAN, JAMES. <i>The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.</i> London: J. Ridgway & Sons for the author, [1837]-1843. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn: [For the author by Andrew and James Rome,] 1855. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> LEE, HARPER. Three “Seckatary Hawkins”-related books inscribed and signed by Harper Lee. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Dec. 18:</b> POE, EDGAR ALLAN. <i>The Raven.</i> New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. $120,000 to $180,000.

Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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Seven Auctions Archived, 15 Upcoming this week

For the week ended Saturday 9 January 2016 7 auctions were archived to the RBH Database; 2 in euros and 5 in US dollars.  Two thousand and forty-one lots were offered and 1,888 sold for a 92.5% success rate.  Sales were $366,398.

1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 133.11% 


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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 

7 total sales reported this week: 

AuctionataPrints of the 19th and 20th Centuries on January 8th: 20.67% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 94.53% 
Bruun RasmussenModern and Contemporary Prints on January 5th: 77.42% 
Bruun RasmussenOld Master Prints on January 4th: 92.31% 
National Book AuctionsBooks on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 98.44% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 100.00% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,170.
  2. Auctionata Le Danseur on January 8th Actual price: USD $5,450.
  3. Heritage Auctions Art Adams - Magik and S'ym Illustration Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $3,585.
  4. Bruun Rasmussen "Panoramic wiew of St. Petersburgh". on January 4th Actual price: USD $3,250.
  5. Bruun Rasmussen Uden titel. on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,903.
  6. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Verified Signature Series - Trimmed on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,868.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 UK Edition - Signature Series on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,390.
  8. Bruun Rasmussen Six views from St. Petersburg. on January 4th Actual price: USD $2,375.
  9. Heritage Auctions Daredevil #223 Page 9 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,271.
  10. Auctionata Cheyenne Buck on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  11. Auctionata Vor Feierabend on January 8th Actual price: USD $2,180.
  12. Bruun Rasmussen "Familie". on January 5th Actual price: USD $2,160.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 Trimmed/Married Cover on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #28 Justice League of America on January 3rd Actual price: USD $2,151.
  15. National Book Auctions The Old Man and the Sea on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,998.
  16. Auctionata PAN, 2 Volumes, Julius Meier-Graefe / Otto Bierbaum on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,962.
  17. Heritage Auctions X-Men Annual #14 Page 8 Original Art on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,912.
  18. Bruun Rasmussen Abstraktion. on January 5th Actual price: USD $1,890.
  19. Heritage Auctions King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Other Company Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Crime. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,793.
  20. Heritage Auctions X-Men #3 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  21. Heritage Auctions Conan the Barbarian #1-3 Multiple Copies Group of 24 on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,673.
  22. National Book Auctions 3Pcs FRAMED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAVES Latin Texts Rubrication Glosses on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,586.
  23. Heritage Auctions Passage to Marseille (Warner Brothers, 1944). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. War. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,554.
  24. Auctionata Portrait Felix H. Man on January 8th Actual price: USD $1,363.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Brave and the Bold #25 Suicide Squad on January 3rd Actual price: USD $1,315.



For the week ahead 15 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War Prints. 148 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 53 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Interiors: Day 1 - Prints. 11 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 332 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/18. 845 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 360 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields. 714 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Books, Prints. 19 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1231 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. English, Continental, Asian & Ethnographic Furniture, Decorations & Art - Prints. 10 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. January 16th Auction - Books, Prints. 13 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/10.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Currier & Ives, <i>The Mississippi in Time of Peace,</i> hand-colored lithograph, 1865. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Hartmann Schedel, <i>Liber Cronicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, 1493. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Claudius Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo,</i> Lyons, 1535. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Thomas Jefferys, <i>The American Atlas,</i> London, 1776-77. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> John Speed, <i>A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World,</i> 20 miniature maps, London, 1665. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> <i>Biblia Das ist: Die Gantze Heilige Schrifft Durch D. Martin Luther Verteutscht,</i> illustrated cartographic Bible, Basel, 1665. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Early Hawaiian-language school geography, Lahainaluna Seminary, 1840. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Cornelis de Jode, <i>Africae Vera Forma, et Situs,</i> Antwerp, 1593. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Maria Vincenzo Coronelli, <i>America Settentrionale Colle Nuove Scoperte Sin All Anno,</i> Venice, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Christoph Volkamer, <i>Nürnbergische Hesperides,</i> Nuremberg, 1708-1714. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Johann Bayer, <i>Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata...,</i> 51 celestial charts, c. 1603. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 17:</b> Manuscript map of Commodore Perry’s Black Ship squadron at Edo Bay, with manuscript sketchbook, ink & watercolor, Japan, c. 1853. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Churchill (Winston) & Others. 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 27 April 1944. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses.</i> First English edition, 1922. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Belzoni (Giovanni Battista). <i>Plates Illustrated of the Researches and Operations...in Egypt and Nubia,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1821-1822. £14,375 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Astor (John Jacob). A collection of rare letters, 9 January 1812- 4 September 1837. £26,000 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first issue, 1997. £27,500 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Royal Family. Photograph of Queen Elizabeth, George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, signed, 1946. £3,640 inc Buyers Premium.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Seeking Consignments.</b> Collodi (Carlo). <i>Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino,</i> FIRST EDITION, 1883. £8,401 inc Buyers Premium.