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Twenty-five Auctions Archived, 27 Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday February 27th 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $10,866,338 as 6,092 lots were offered and 5,051 sold for an 83% sell-though.  It was a strong week.

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: $5,734,758 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: $1,627,571 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: $1,212,834 

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

ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 154.91% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 100.65% 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 

25 total sales were reported this week: 

Heritage AuctionsRare Books - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 94.96% 
Connecticut Book AuctionsBooks on February 22nd: 61.14% 
Binoche et GiquelloScience Books - Antiquarian and Modern Books on February 24th: 62.01% 
Dallas Auction GalleryThe Fine and Decorative Auction - Books and Prints on February 24th: 80.95% 
AuctionataPrints and Photography on February 25th: 54.48% 
TooveysPrints on February 24th: 73.91% 
Swann GalleriesArt and Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks on February 25th: 73.88% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsBibliophile on February 25th: 80.71% 
TooveysPhotographs, Autographs, Printed and Manuscript Ephemera on February 23rd: 78.76% 
Morton Casa de SubastasBooks and Documents on February 23rd: 45.08% 
Cowans AuctionsBooks and Prints - Online Bidstart 2/11 on February 22nd: 68.18% 
ArtcurialAntiquarian and Modern Books on February 23rd: 87.80% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 82.98% 
Beaussant LefevrePrints on February 19th: 60.00% 
Paige AuctionMemorabilia, Prints, Collectible on February 16th: 85.37% 
Winter AssociatesFebruary Sale - Prints on February 15th: 72.22% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 21st: 85.71% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints on February 20th: 86.81% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 3 on February 21st: 78.33% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportand Estates Auction - Day 1 - Prints on February 19th: 80.00% 
Neal Auction CompanyImportant Estates - Books, Prints - Day 2 on February 20th: 78.95% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment on February 20th: 76.41% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 18th: 98.50% 

 

The Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 on February 18th Actual price: USD $454,100.
  2. Swann Galleries Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. on February 25th Actual price: USD $221,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #62 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $179,250.
  4. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #27 on February 18th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  5. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $149,375.
  6. Heritage Auctions Beatles Yesterday And Today Sealed First State Stereo "Butcher Cover" LP in GEM MINT 10 Condition (Capitol, 1966) with Rare Original "Dear Beatles Chapter President" Letter and Envelope, with LOA from Perry Cox. on February 20th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $110,538.
  8. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $98,588.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #52 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  10. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 on February 18th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  11. Swann Galleries The General Strike, Policeman. on February 25th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  12. Swann Galleries An album entitled Sketches of Chinese Life and Character. on February 25th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  13. Artcurial Constellations on February 23rd Actual price: USD $55,025.
  14. Heritage Auctions Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man #309 Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $54,970.
  15. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #49 Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $53,775.
  16. Swann Galleries An album with 25 photographs of snowflakes. on February 25th Actual price: USD $52,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #57 on February 18th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  18. Artcurial La Poupée on February 23rd Actual price: USD $45,701.
  19. Heritage Auctions Michael Golden Marvel Fanfare #1 Spider-Man and the Angel Cover Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $45,410.
  20. Binoche et Giquello De casibus virorum illustrium. on February 24th Actual price: USD $45,375.
  21. Swann Galleries A portfolio entitled 15 Big Shots. on February 25th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) Amazing Spider-Man #39 "How Green Was My Goblin!" Page 15 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  23. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #49 on February 18th Actual price: USD $44,215.
  24. Heritage Auctions John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #137 Page 14 Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  25. Heritage Auctions Ross Andru and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #179 Cover Green Goblin Original Art on February 18th Actual price: USD $43,020.


For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Feb. 29th
Auctionata. Berlin. British and American Art - Prints. 64 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Made in Germany - Prints. 90 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 77 lots

Tue. Mar. 1st
Rossini. Paris. Trip to the East. 30 lots
Christies. New York. First Open: Editions. 320 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. March Online Auction. 46 lots

Wed. Mar. 2nd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. PRINTED BOOKS, MAPS & PRINTS BIBLES, ANTIQUARIAN LITERATURE & SCIENCE A REGENCY LIBRARY M R JAMES &. 544 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. The World on Paper - Classical Modern Works - Prints. 102 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Books and Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Mar. 3rd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia. 500 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Photo Opportunities. 206 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 59 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstractionism - Prints. 23 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Collectibles and Post-War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 47 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 2/25. 302 lots

Fri. Mar. 4th
ALDE. Paris. 19th Century Collection of Books. 259 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Judaica, Architecture, Avant-garde, Literature. 1156 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Editions. 127 lots
ALDE. Paris. Library of Michel Weber. 76 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Works on Paper of the 20th and 21st Century. 134 lots

Sat. Mar. 5th
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 121 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 10 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Oak Park. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 61 lots

Sun. Mar. 6th
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. Early March Antique Auction - Books and Prints. 19 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/28.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

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