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Twenty-Two Auctions Archived, Another 22 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 20 February 22 auctions were archived to the RBH database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 6 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,518,786 as 5,104 lots were offered and 3,942 sold for a 77% success rate.

For the week ahead another 22 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: $8,888,940 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on February 14th: $1,735,873 

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

Neret Minet and TessierComics on February 13th: 128.73% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on February 9th: 117.59% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 110.41% 


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

Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on February 12th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11 on February 18th: 98.01% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 90.32% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLeroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1 on February 15th: 89.80% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsWinter Auction - Fine Art Prints on February 12th: 87.22% 
Australian Book AuctionsAngling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins on February 15th: 83.46% 


22 total sales reported this week: 

Morton Casa de SubastasPainting and Graphic Work on February 18th: 69.57% 
SothebysNow! - Prints on February 18th: 75.68% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on February 18th: 75.94% 
ChristiesModern Visions: Exceptional Photographs on February 18th: 90.32% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 1/11 on February 18th: 98.01% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsLeroy Nieman Prints - Internet bidstart 2/1 on February 15th: 89.80% 
Australian Book AuctionsAngling Books: the collection of the late John Cummins on February 15th: 83.46% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 16th: 79.35% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesWinter Auction - Day 2 on February 14th: 74.67% 
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesWinter Auction - Day 1 on February 13th: 40.00% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on February 12th: 100.00% 
Michaans AuctionsFebruary Estate Auction on February 13th: 51.52% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsWinter Auction - Fine Art Prints on February 12th: 87.22% 
Neret Minet and TessierComics on February 13th: 74.52% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on February 9th: 71.29% 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 1/22 on February 10th: 56.50% 
RossiniPrints on December 2nd: 23.60% 
RossiniPrints on February 8th: 41.67% 
PBA GalleriesRare Books & Manuscripts - Sunday at Pasadena on February 14th: 60.44% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on February 14th: 72.25% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.42% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 99.87% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Bateaux quittant le port du Havre (navires de la flotte de Napoleon III), 1856-1857 on February 18th Actual price: USD $965,000.
  2. Christies In Memoriam, 1901 on February 18th Actual price: USD $665,000.
  3. Bonhams Dr. Kary Mullis' 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, on February 14th Actual price: USD $665,000.
  4. Christies Migrant Mother, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $389,000.
  5. Christies The Pool - Evening: A Symphony to a Race and to a Soul, 1899 on February 18th Actual price: USD $341,000.
  6. Christies Equivalents [167C], variant of [228C], [152E],[152D], [147C], [145D], [179A], [251B], 1925-30 on February 18th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  7. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe with African Statuary, c. 1919 on February 18th Actual price: USD $269,000.
  8. Christies Shell, 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $233,000.
  9. Christies The Brig, 1856 on February 18th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  10. Christies L'Atelier, c. 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $197,000.
  11. PBA Galleries Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies on February 14th Actual price: USD $177,500.
  12. Christies Vortograph, 1917 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  13. Christies La vague brisée - Cette - Mer Méditerranée, 1857 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  14. Christies New York, from the Shelton, 1935 on February 18th Actual price: USD $137,000.
  15. RR Auction Alan Turing Immensely influential British mathematician on February 10th Actual price: USD $136,122.
  16. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  17. Christies Knees, 1927 on February 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  18. Christies (bois) on February 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  19. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript in Latin and English, 4 full and 2 partial pp on conjoined leaves, 4to (200 x 155 mm), n.p., c. on February 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  20. Christies Mademoiselle Pogany II, 1920 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  21. Christies Taos, New Mexico, Ranchos Church #2, 1931 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  22. Christies Georgia O'Keeffe - After Return from New Mexico [Equivalent O1], 1929 on February 18th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  23. Christies Self-Portrait in his Studio, c. 1922 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  24. Christies Bewegungsstudie (Movement study), 1925 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  25. Christies Dunes, Oceano, 1936 on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,000.



For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 22nd
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Books and Prints - Online Bidstart 2/11. 88 lots
Connecticut Book Auctions. Wilmington, VT . Books. 175 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 141 lots

Tue. Feb. 23rd
Artcurial. Paris. Antiquarian and Modern Books. 123 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Photographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera. 259 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Documents. 264 lots
Swaen Map Auction. Indian Rocks Beach. Maps and Altases. 560 lots

Wed. Feb. 24th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Science Books - Antiquarian and Modern Books. 458 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 23 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. The Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints. 21 lots

Thu. Feb. 25th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18. 238 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Art and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks. 268 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Bibliophile. 477 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Prints and Photography. 268 lots

Fri. Feb. 26th
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Prints. 978 lots

Sat. Feb. 27th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Market Auction - Prints and Books. 50 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana, Political. 359 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books and Prints. 17 lots
Skinner. Boston. American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints. 18 lots

Sun. Feb. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/21.
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. 20th C Decorative Arts and Design - Books and Prints - starts 2/26. 9 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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>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.
  • <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