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Swann Auction Galleries
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24 Auctions Archived, 17 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 23 July 24 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,087,337 as 7,449 lots were offered and 5,472 sold for a 73% success rate.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: $1,191,222



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

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 180.14%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 156.80%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 122.47%


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

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%


24 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bidstart 6/26 on July 13th: 61.40%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Fine Sale - Books on July 21st: 82.61%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 21st: 52.16%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books and Documents on July 20th: 47.30%
Bonhams. Space History on July 20th: 72.60%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints, Books on July 20th: 60.87%
Potomack Company. Online Books, Prints on July 19th: 58.14%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Judaica, Books and Manuscripts on July 19th: 66.25%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Prints on July 12th: 90.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books on July 8th: 92.77%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 1 on June 29th: 64.09%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 3 on July 1st: 69.81%
Profiles in History. Hollywood Auction - Day 2 on June 30th: 67.15%
Rossini. 19th Century Modern and Contemporary Prints - Internet bidstart 7/6 on July 18th: 26.67%
Neal Auction Company. Prints and Books on July 17th: 69.23%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 17th: 68.63%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 96.59%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/10 on July 17th: 100.00%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on July 16th: 59.46%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints on July 16th: 84.42%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Midsummer's Evening Sale - Prints on July 15th: 100.00%
Auctionata. Valuable Books on July 14th: 20.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/7 on July 14th: 37.68%
Eldreds. Summer Market Sale - Books, Prints on July 14th: 79.17%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Profiles in History Bert Lahr "Cowardly Lion" prop "Witch Remover" from The Wizard of Oz. on June 30th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  2. Bonhams MICHAEL COLLINS' FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM on July 20th Actual price: USD $110,000.
  3. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original 1-sheet style C poster. on June 30th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions "Seder Birkat haMazon" (Grace After Meals), a unique manuscript of a court Jew, Austria/Germany, c. 1740 on July 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  5. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET - MISSION DAY ONE on July 20th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  8. Profiles in History Walt Disney historical archive of (8) letters relating to the making of Fantasia and Disney projects on June 30th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  9. Profiles in History Collection of (5000+) original vintage and contemporary entertainment photographs. on June 29th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  10. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Bonhams FLOWN APOLLO 11 NAVIGATIONAL CHART TAKEN TO THE LUNAR SURFACE on July 20th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Profiles in History Jude Law "Ted Pikul" prop ID card from eXistenZ. on July 1st Actual price: USD $39,000.
  13. Profiles in History Dick Purcell "Captain America" tunic, cowl, and belt buckle from the Captain America Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  14. Bonhams LARGE LUNAR NEAR SIDE CHART, SIGNED BY 20TH CENTURY SURFACE EXPLORERS on July 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Profiles in History King Kong original Mondo poster artwork by William Stout. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  16. Profiles in History Snoopy and the gang production cel on a painted custom background from A Charlie Brown Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  17. Profiles in History Charles Schulz original Peanuts daily comic strip art featuring "Snoopy" and "Sally". on June 30th Actual price: USD $33,000.
  18. Profiles in History Patrick Stewart "Captain Picard" (320+) personal Star Trek: TNG script & production archive. on July 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Profiles in History Original "The Star Wars" script from August 1975 used at first reading, signed by George Lucas. on July 1st Actual price: USD $27,000.
  20. Profiles in History Tom Tyler "Captain Marvel" costume from Adventures of Captain Marvel Republic serial. on June 30th Actual price: USD $27,000.
  21. Profiles in History The Wizard of Oz vintage original script. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  22. Profiles in History Ken Anderson archives of designs for an unproduced African-themed attraction at Walt Disney World. on June 30th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  23. Profiles in History (100,000++) vintage and contemporary film and television scene stills and photographic portraits. on June 29th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  24. Profiles in History Ruth Sanderson original Santa Claus illustration for The Night Before Christmas. on June 30th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  25. Profiles in History Tom Ray original drawing featuring "The Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on June 30th Actual price: USD $21,600.


For the week ahead 17 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 25th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 146 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Americana - Books and Prints. 39 lots

Tue. Jul. 26th
Auctionata. Berlin. Addicted to Paper: Prints and Photographs. 209 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Rare Paper Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 116 lots
Auctionata. Berlin. Abstract World: Post-War Art - Prints. 123 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. Archives International Part XXXIV. 1150 lots

Wed. Jul. 27th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints. 40 lots

Thu. Jul. 28th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Beatrix Potter:Books & Works on Paper,inc. John R. Cawood Collection. 62 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare AmericanaRare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection. 541 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Living - Prints. 140 lots

Sat. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 1004 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic Art. 122 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Summer Historic Antiques and Art Auction - Books, Photographs, Letters, Maps. 152 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Frank Darabont Collection Auction. 76 lots

Sun. Jul. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 7/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/24.

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.
  • <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>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