• <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.
  • <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.

Auction Update Review

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Skinner Fine Books &
Manuscripts. May 18-26.

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Sotheby's: Two Centuries of
American History.

Thirty-seven Auctions Archived, 40 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday May 21st 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 10 denominated in euros, 11 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $19,667,881 as 10,516 lots were offered and 8,294 sold for a 79% success rate.  It was a very strong week.

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: $6,557,066 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 20th: $2,425,608 
SothebysPhotographs on May 19th: $2,076,668 
SothebysComic Strips on May 14th: $1,514,697 
Zisska and LacherRare Books and Prints on May 13th: $1,141,832 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on May 19th: $1,115,087 

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

Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 240.26% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 158.60% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books on May 12th: 138.65% 
ALDEAutograph Letters and Manuscripts on May 19th: 115.45% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 100.34% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Maps, Egypt, Paintings, West, etc. on May 15th: 100.00% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 100.00% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints on May 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: 98.46% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 97.14% 
Central Mass AuctionsOnline Estates Auction on May 18th: 96.67% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 94.48% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on May 14th: 94.04% 
Heritage AuctionsRed Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 13th: 90.07% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part IV - The Reference Li on May 19th: 89.66% 
TooveysPrints on May 18th: 88.24% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 83.33% 
BonhamsInstruments of Science - Globes on May 18th: 83.33% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on May 17th: 80.28% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 18th: 80.10% 


37 total sales reported this week: 

Bloomsbury AuctionsFine Photographs on May 20th: 32.14% 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 20th: 65.96% 
ALDEAutograph Letters and Manuscripts on May 19th: 68.73% 
SothebysPhotographs on May 19th: 59.70% 
RR AuctionAuction Title: RR Auction: Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 5/12 on May 19th: 64.67% 
PBA GalleriesRare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte Collection, Part IV - The Reference Li on May 19th: 89.66% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on May 19th: 75.00% 
AuctionataPortraits: Character Studies of Different Epochs on May 19th: 6.90% 
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood2-Day Sporting and Collectible Auction on May 18th: 69.80% 
TooveysPrints on May 18th: 88.24% 
Woolley and WallisAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 18th: 100.00% 
BonhamsInstruments of Science - Globes on May 18th: 83.33% 
Paige AuctionThe Joy of Collecting on May 17th: 60.98% 
GuernseysForever Ellington on May 18th: 68.13% 
BonhamsThe Sporting Sale on May 18th: 71.08% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 18th: 80.10% 
Central Mass AuctionsOnline Estates Auction on May 18th: 96.67% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on May 17th: 80.28% 
TooveysEphemera on May 17th: 94.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 17th: 75.71% 
National Book AuctionsBooks, Art and Ephemera - Maps, Egypt, Paintings, West, etc. on May 15th: 100.00% 
Northeast AuctionsPortsmouth Sunday Auction - Prints on May 15th: 100.00% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 2: Books on May 13th: 83.33% 
Pierre Berge and AssociesMichel Auchiard Sale - Part 1: Books on May 12th: 76.19% 
SothebysComic Strips on May 14th: 55.97% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPhotography on May 17th: 50.00% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsAsian Art - Books and Prints on May 17th: 34.48% 
AuctionataFine Books including Rare Bindings & Association Copies on May 17th: 23.08% 
Neret Minet and TessierBooks on May 13th: 51.84% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaReports and Correspondence on May 14th: 78.92% 
Heritage AuctionsRed Dot Auction Benefitting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on May 13th: 90.07% 
Zisska and LacherRare Books and Prints on May 13th: 70.82% 
Winter AssociatesAmericana, etc. Books and Prints on May 16th: 62.07% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana, Political on May 14th: 94.04% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 13th: 98.46%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Heart Attack City on May 20th Actual price: USD $634,370.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta The Norseman Painting Original Art (1972). on May 13th Actual price: USD $454,100.
  3. Christies Baltic Sea on May 20th Actual price: USD $389,090.
  4. RR Auction Tupac Shakur’s 1996 American Motors Hummer H1 on May 19th Actual price: USD $337,145.
  5. Sothebys 'MOUTH (FOR L'OREAL), NEW YORK', 1986 on May 19th Actual price: USD $322,660.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barnum & Bailey Parade Wagon Circa 1903. on May 14th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum X-Men #95 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on May 13th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  8. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #151 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on May 13th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  9. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #6 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on May 13th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  10. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #52 Unused First Black Panther Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on May 13th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  11. Sothebys BLAKE & MORTIMER LE PIÈGE DIABOLIQUE on May 14th Actual price: USD $118,650.
  12. Sothebys ‘LINDA EVANGELISTA, TATJANA PATITZ, CHRISTY TURLINGTON, ESTELLE LEFÉBURE, KAREN ALEXANDER, RACHEL WILLIAMS', VOGUE US, BEACH LOS ANGELES, 1990  on May 19th Actual price: USD $118,625.
  13. Sothebys  ‘MARILYN MONROE, ACTRESS, NEW YORK CITY', 1957 on May 19th Actual price: USD $113,150.
  14. Sothebys 'YAKUSA', 1994 on May 19th Actual price: USD $100,375.
  15. Christies Two fighting crickets, New York on May 20th Actual price: USD $100,010.
  16. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein Page 154 Illustration Original Art (1976). on May 13th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  17. Christies KenLydia and Tyler on May 20th Actual price: USD $91,250.
  18. Bloomsbury Auctions The Abbey Road Session, The Complete Set, 8 August 1969 on May 20th Actual price: USD $90,520.
  19. Heritage Auctions Gene Colan and George Klein Avengers #63 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on May 13th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  20. Pierre Berge and Associes La Chartreuse de Parme. on May 12th Actual price: USD $87,298.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Charlie Brown and Friends Original Art dated 8-9-53 (United Feature Syndicate, 1953). on May 13th Actual price: USD $83,650.
  22. Sothebys PEANUTS on May 14th Actual price: USD $81,925.
  23. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Defenders #10 Cover Thor vs Hulk Original Art and Cover Proof (Marvel, 1973). on May 13th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  24. Heritage Auctions George Perez Justice League of America #200 Wraparound Cover Original Art (DC, 1982). on May 13th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  25. Sothebys LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND on May 14th Actual price: USD $76,275.

 


Forty sales are scheduled during the week ahead:


Mon. May. 23rd
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 1198 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . May Gallery Sale. 362 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. May. 24th
ALDE. Paris. 2006-2016 Alde 10th Anniversary! - Books, Manuscripts, Coins. 74 lots
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. Old and Modern Books, Autographs and Photographs. 221 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Arts, Avantgarde Typography, Children's Books. 1099 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 298 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 184 lots
Sothebys. London. Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts. 165 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 31 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: Fine Printing, Literature. 711 lots
PIASA. Paris. HERGÉ, in partnership with Moulinsart SA. 178 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Medals and Stamps of South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War. 24 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Autographs - Day 1. 1181 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online- Rare Books, Bibliophilic Editions, and Art.

Wed. May. 25th
Ader. PARIS. Historical Memories. 9 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros. 39 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works. 14 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 168 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Archeologie - Books. 8 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 118 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Shakespeare - The Four Folios. 4 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books: (Natural) history, Manuscripts, Old & Rare (part 1). 915 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old & Rare Books (part 2). 624 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 21 lots
Sothebys. New York. Two Centuries of American History.

Thu. May. 26th
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books. 399 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Art - Prints. 824 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 349 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Marine and Travel - Books. 64 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Modern Art: Prints and Drawings, Ex Libris. 1202 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Photographs, Drawings, Japanese Prints. 617 lots

Fri. May. 27th
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Historical Photographs. 1282 lots
Auctionata. New York. Icons of Animation and Illustration. 70 lots
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Old Master Prints, Maps & Plans. 1152 lots

Sat. May. 28th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints -Internet bidstart: 5/20. 4 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books. 12 lots

Sun. May. 29th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Works of Art - Prints. 4 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 5/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 5/22.

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.