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16 Auctions Archived, 31 Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday 15 October, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 sales reported in Swiss francs, 1 in euros, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,592,034 as 4,398 lots were offered and 3,456 sold for a 79% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: $1,787,996


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

Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%


16 total sales reported this week:

AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 10/6 on October 13th: 49.23%
Neal Auction Company. Books and Prints on September 25th: 77.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Illustration Art, Vintage Posters & Prints on September 25th: 35.78%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Advertising, Toys and Con-Op: Posters and Prints on September 24th: 60.49%
Koller Auctions. Autographs on September 24th: 69.66%
Koller Auctions. Books on September 24th: 62.71%
Brunk Auctions. Books, Prints on September 17th: 74.44%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 2nd: 62.53%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on October 1st: 86.24%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Americana: Railroad Passes, Books, Ephemera on September 30th: 95.85%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 12th: 92.65%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 96.94%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/2 on October 9th: 99.75%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints on October 8th: 62.79%
Winter Associates. Continental - Prints and Books on October 10th: 65.52%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 11th: 86.67%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, original promotional movie illustration, 1982 on October 12th Actual price: USD $394,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Red Planet, 1974 on October 12th Actual price: USD $346,000.
  3. Koller Auctions De omni rerum fossilium genere, gemmis, lapidibus, mettallis, et huiusmodi, libri aliquot, plerique nunc primum editi. on September 24th Actual price: USD $75,649.
  4. Koller Auctions La nouvelle Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu. on September 24th Actual price: USD $58,681.
  5. Heritage Auctions Vargas Girl, Esquire calendar illustration, February 1946 on October 12th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  6. AntiquarianAuctions.com AFRICAN SCENERY AND ANIMALS on October 13th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  7. Koller Auctions 5 x 5 = 25. on September 24th Actual price: USD $42,925.
  8. Koller Auctions La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, Ouvrage posthume de l'Auteur de Justine. on September 24th Actual price: USD $41,713.
  9. Koller Auctions Astrolabium planu[m] in tabulis Ascendens co[n]tinens qualibet hora atq[ue] mi[nu]to. on September 24th Actual price: USD $40,501.
  10. Heritage Auctions Haute Cuisine, 1964 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Hold Everything (Making Friends; Puppy Love), Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1962 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions A Lot at Steak, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1955 on October 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Worth a Gander, Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1951 on October 12th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  14. Koller Auctions Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. on September 24th Actual price: USD $36,865.
  15. Heritage Auctions Tasteful Design, circa 1960s on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  16. Heritage Auctions Elvis Tilley, The New Yorker magazine cover, February 21, 1994 on October 12th Actual price: USD $32,500.
  17. Heritage Auctions Flirtatious on the Phone, Petty Girl Pin-Up calendar illustration, December 1947 on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions The Ace of Hearts on October 12th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  19. Koller Auctions Atlas novus exhibens orbem terraqueum per naturae opera ... on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  20. Koller Auctions The Universal Conchologist Exhibiting the Figure of Every Known Shell Accurately Drawn and Painted After Nature. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  21. Koller Auctions Vier eigenh. Briefe und drei Postkarten. on September 24th Actual price: USD $24,745.
  22. Heritage Auctions Formation of the Earth, interior book illustration, 1978 on October 12th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  23. Koller Auctions Historiae Animalium. on September 24th Actual price: USD $23,533.
  24. Heritage Auctions Candlelight Dinner with Redhead, 1965 on October 12th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  25. Koller Auctions Ars conjectandi, opus posthumum. on September 24th Actual price: USD $18,685.



For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled: 


Mon. Oct. 17th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Illustrated Books. 235 lots
PIASA. Paris. Art Nouveau Posters. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Books and Ephemera in All Fields from the Collection of the Late Paul Dwyer. 387 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American History - Online bidstart 10/6. 391 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors with Pictures: Prints. 31 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 85 lots

Tue. Oct. 18th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Antiquarian Books. 447 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 218 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 335 lots
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 1. 280 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 258 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Automobilia. 387 lots

Wed. Oct. 19th
PIASA. Paris. Library of Tissot Dupont - Part 2. 298 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 246 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 49 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Manuscripts. 324 lots
Christies. New York. The Golden Age of Baseball: Selections of Works from the National Pastime Museum. 484 lots
Sothebys. London. Arts of the Islamic World.

Thu. Oct. 20th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Photographs. 262 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana and the National Parks. 511 lots
Sothebys. London. The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI. 200 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Collectors Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 165 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 10/13. 517 lots
Ader. PARIS. Prints. 343 lots

Fri. Oct. 21st
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Books. 293 lots

Sat. Oct. 22nd
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes & Security Printing Ephemera. 372 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Fine Arts: Prints.
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Maps and Books - including Charles and Ann Wells Collection Part 1. 73 lots

Sun. Oct. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/16.
Grogan and Company. Dedham. The October Auction. 17 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.