• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tolomeo, Claudio. <i>Cosmographia.</i> Ulma, Lienhart Holle, 16.07.1482.<br>€ 50.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Hondius, Henricus, & Johannes Janssonius. <i>Atlas novus, sive descriptio geographica totius orbis terrarum.</i> Amsterdam, Hondius-Janssonius, 1638. €30.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Castiglione, Baldassarre. <i>Il libro del cortegiano del conte Baldesar Castiglione.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1528. € 14.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Bayer, Johann. <i>Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.</i> Augusta, Christoph Mang, 1603.<br>€ 12.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Astronomy]. <i>[Scriptores Astronomici veteres].</i> Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, 1499.<br> € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Aristophanes. <i>Aristofanous Komoidiai ennea. Aristophanis Comoediae novem.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1498. € 7.000+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Herodotus. <i>Hirodotou logoi ennea [...] Herodoti libri novem quibus musarum indita sunt nomina.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1502. € 7.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Tory, Geoffroy. <i>L’art & science de la vraye proportion des lettres attiques, ou antiques.</i> Paris, Vincent Gaultherot, 1549. € 5.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Caterina da Siena. <i>Epistole devotissime de sancta Catharina da Siena.</i> Venice, Aldo Manuzio, 1500. € 4.500+
    <center><b>Aste Bolaffi<br>Rare Books and Autographs<br>June 22, 2021</b>
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Chess]. Gianuzio della Manzia, Orazio. <i>Libro nel quale si tratta della maniera di giuocar' a scacchi con alcuni sottilissimi partiti.</i> Torino, Antonio Bianchi, 1597. € 3.000+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> Amsterdam, Compagnie di Amsterdam, 1714. €2.500+
    <b>Aste Bolaffi, June 22:</b> [Turkish Empire]. Ramberti, Benedetto. <i>Libri tre delle cose de Turchi.</i> Venice, eredi di Aldo, 1539. €1.500+
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CALDWELL, ERSKINE. <i>Tobacco Road,</i> First Edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> ELIOT, GEORGE. <i>Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life.</i> Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-72. First edition in book form. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD. <i>Don Juan.</i> London: the Thomas Davison; John Hunt; John and H.L. Hunt, 1819-24. First edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> [BURNEY, FRANCES]. <i>Evelina, Or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World.</i> London: T. Lowndes, 1778. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>Online Auction<br>June 8 to June 22</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> SHEPARD, ERNEST H. Colored drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, in an autograph letter signed by Shepard. Dated February 29th, 1932. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> CARROLL, LEWIS (CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON). <i>The Nursery "Alice".</i> London: MacMillan, 1890. Second (first published) edition. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> DANA, RICHARD HENRY, Jr. <i>Two Years Before the Mast.</i> New York, 1840. First edition with an autograph letter signed by Dana laid-in. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> FINE BINDING-RIVIERE] HAZLITT, WILLIAM. <i>Liber Amoris: or, the New Pygmalion.</i> London: John Hunt, 1823. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.

Auction Update Review

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AuctionAta February 9th.
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21 Auctions Archived, 24 Upcoming

 

For the week ended Saturday 16 January  21 sales were archived to the RBH database; 7 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 9 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,807,899 as 6,730 lots were offered and 5,551 sold for an 82% success rate.

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

Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 391.19% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 172.98% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 130.65% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 126.41% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 122.41% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 120.34% 

 

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

Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction - Books in All Fields on January 14th: 79.41% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on January 14th: 87.78% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/7 on January 14th: 98.97% 
De Baecque and AssociesEquestrian Library - Mr. X on October 7th: 86.16% 
De Baecque and AssociesReopening Sale: Prints on September 18th: 56.12% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on July 8th: 63.37% 
De Baecque and AssociesAncient and Modern Books on November 26th: 70.03% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on January 13th: 81.02% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiquarian Books, Maps and Prints on August 26th: 82.96% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodAntiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on January 5th: 90.32% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsInteriors: Day 1 - Prints on January 12th: 54.55% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 75.47% 
AuctionataPost War Prints on January 11th: 38.51% 
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic BooksellersNew York Book Auction - Numismatic Books on January 9th: 82.86% 
Michaans AuctionsJanuary Estate Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.18% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 98.78% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersRare Books on December 15th: 67.75% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art - Prints and Photography on October 24th: 90.00% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 13th: 91.30% 
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsWorks on Paper - Prints on December 12th: 85.36%

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN Illuminated manuscript on August 26th Actual price: USD $390,816.
  2. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs 4 vols on August 26th Actual price: USD $39,082.
  3. Lyon and Turnbull Vida y hechos des ingenioso cavallero Don Quixhote de la Mancha on January 13th Actual price: USD $30,600.
  4. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood KORAN illuminated manuscript in filigree gold box on August 26th Actual price: USD $30,586.
  5. Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood Middlemarch EIGHT PARTS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS on August 26th Actual price: USD $25,488.
  6. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers An Investigation into the Laws of Thought on December 15th Actual price: USD $14,388.
  7. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers AN ACCOUNT OF THE SALE OF COINS, MEDALS, &C., BELONGING TO CHARLES B. FOOTE, SOLD BY EDWARD COGAN, PHILADELPHIA, BETWEEN THE 7TH AND 14TH MARCH, 1859. on January 9th Actual price: USD $12,980.
  8. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on January 10th Actual price: USD $11,353.
  9. Lyon and Turnbull To Mark Wood Esq. M.P., Colonel of the Army in India, Late Chief on January 13th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  10. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQUE, GULIELMO BUDEO PARISIENSI, A SECRETIS REGIS FRANCIE, AUCTORE. on January 9th Actual price: USD $10,620.
  11. De Baecque and Associes Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux. on October 7th Actual price: USD $9,720.
  12. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES. (IMPERATORUM: & ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM AC MULIERUM VULTUS EX ANTIQUIS NOMISMATIBUS EXPRESSI: EMENDATUM CORREPTUMQUE OPUS PER ANDREAM FULVIUM DILIGENTISSIMUM ANTIQUARIUM). on January 9th Actual price: USD $9,440.
  13. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers JACK B. YEATS. A Broadside, complete. The full set of 84 monthly issues, June 1908 to May 1915, Vol. 1 no. 1 to Vol. 7 no. 12 on December 15th Actual price: USD $9,156.
  14. PBA Galleries The Land That Time Forgot on January 14th Actual price: USD $9,000.
  15. Auctionata Europaische Graphik VII on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,856.
  16. Auctionata Dark Black Heaven (Nite Time) on January 11th Actual price: USD $8,175.
  17. De Baecque and Associes 1 carton comprenant 21 pièces dont un dessin de Edmond Lajoux, représentant des chasseurs alpins en action. on September 18th Actual price: USD $8,165.
  18. Lyon and Turnbull Fac-simile of a Chinese plan of the Tatar, or inner City, Nuyching and the Imperial on January 13th Actual price: USD $7,920.
  19. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Vol. I - Vol. XII, together 12 vols. plus Index to Vols. I - VII, together 13 vols. and 2 other Index vols. (wrappers). on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,848.
  20. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL DES PIÈCES OBSIDIONALES ET DE NÉCESSITÉ, GRAVÉES DANS L’ORDRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES ÉVÉNEMENS.... on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  21. Rachel Davis Fine Arts ''Modele Contemplant un Groupe Sculpte'' (Bloch 175) on December 12th Actual price: USD $7,670.
  22. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Pathological Anatomy - Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease on December 15th Actual price: USD $7,586.
  23. De Baecque and Associes TRÈS NOBLES ET TRÈS VAILLANS CHEVALIERS. on November 26th Actual price: USD $7,128.
  24. Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LA COLLECTION DE MONNAIES ET MÉDAILLES DE M. CARLOS DE BEISTEGUI. on January 9th Actual price: USD $7,080.
  25. De Baecque and Associes Anatomia del cavallo, infermità, et svoi rimedii [...]. on October 7th Actual price: USD $6,998.


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Jan. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 1/7. 185 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . January Sale. 54 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 44 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Jan. 19th
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. 2-Day Fine Art Sale - Prints. 27 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome. 17 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Old Documents. 312 lots
Auctionata. New York. Cutting Edge: Pop and Contemporary Art for Beginning Collectors. 134 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Sale 49 - Part I: Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters. 393 lots

Wed. Jan. 20th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . William Richards Chromogenic Color Photographs. 421 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Auction no. 49 - Part II - Bibles and Prayer Books, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art. 211 lots

Thu. Jan. 21st
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 1/14. 101 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/14. 195 lots

Fri. Jan. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Discovery - Books and Prints. 32 lots
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 112 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . THE GILBERT JONAS LIBRARY SALE. - Online only. 237 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Jan. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 23 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Books. 859 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Case Winter Art and Antiques Auction. 57 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Estate Sale - Prints, Books. - Online only. 53 lots

Sun. Jan. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 1/17.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.