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16 Auctions Archived, 34 Sales upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, November 5th, 16 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,804,497 as 4,023 lots were offered and 3,281 sold for an 82% success rate.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


SothebysPrints and Multiples on October 28th: $7,983,375 
Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on November 3rd: $2,693,419 

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

Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 131.20% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 1st: 107.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 1st: 103.77% 
 

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

Heritage AuctionsComics - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 100.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsThe Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 99.31% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.47% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsAutumn Auction - Prints, Books on November 1st: 95.24% 
EldredsThe Rosenthal Collection on October 28th: 92.31% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on November 1st: 89.12% 
Audap and MirabaudPapadopoulos Library chez Audap & Mirabaud on October 28th: 87.23% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on November 1st: 85.51% 
PBA GalleriesFine Press Books on November 3rd: 84.05% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys ANGST (WOLL 63; SCHIEFLER 61) on October 28th Actual price: USD $826,000.
  2. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRÈS CRANACH LE JEUNE.II (B. 859; BA. 1053) on October 28th Actual price: USD $610,000.
  3. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE ACCOUDÉE (FEMME ACCOUDÉE) (B. 922; BA. 1240) on October 28th Actual price: USD $310,000.
  4. Sothebys BULL PROFILE (C. 116-121) on October 28th Actual price: USD $262,000.
  5. Sothebys MADONNA (W. 39; S. 33) on October 28th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  6. Sothebys 0 THROUGH 9 (ULAE 3) on October 28th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  7. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JEUNE FILLE, D'APRÈS CRANACH LE JEUNE. II (B. 859; BA. 1053) on October 28th Actual price: USD $143,750.
  8. Sothebys BOOSTER on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  9. Sothebys UNTITLED on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  10. Sothebys JACQUELINE LISANT (B. 1181; BA. 1292 AND BA. 1294) on October 28th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  11. Sothebys BLACK DRESS on October 28th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  12. Sothebys JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1067; BA. 1279) on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  13. Sothebys SELF PORTRAIT/COLOR on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  14. Sothebys TWO HUMAN BEINGS (THE LONELY ONES) (W. 13; S. 20) on October 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  15. Sothebys GRACE KELLY (F. & S. II.305) on October 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  16. Sothebys $ (9) (SEE F. & S. II.285 - 286) on October 28th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  17. Sothebys TWO MAPS II (ULAE 26) on October 28th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  18. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE DE FACE. II (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1063; BA. 1280) on October 28th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  19. Sothebys THE GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE (W. 232; S. 200) on October 28th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  20. Sothebys USUYUKI (ULAE 216) on October 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  21. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU BANDEAU, ACCOUDÉE (FEMME AU BANDEAU) (B. 1081; BAER 1306) on October 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  22. Sothebys SONGES (C. BK.12) on October 28th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  23. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE DE FACE. I (TÊTE DE FEMME) (B. 1064; BA. 1278) on October 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Sothebys THE SICK CHILD I (W. 72; S. 59) on October 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Sothebys THE SEERS (M. 661-666) on October 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.


16 auctions reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Press Books on November 3rd: 84.05%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 3rd: 62.87%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 2nd: 64.61%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Books and Manuscripts on November 2nd: 61.76%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Autumn Auction - Prints, Books on November 1st: 95.24%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on November 1st: 89.12%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures on October 31st: 38.10%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 1st: 85.51%
Eldreds. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on October 29th: 73.68%
Potter and Potter Auctions. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin on October 29th: 99.31%
Audap and Mirabaud. Papadopoulos Library chez Audap & Mirabaud on October 28th: 87.23%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. East Anglian Sale - Books on October 28th: 59.55%
Eldreds. The Rosenthal Collection on October 28th: 92.31%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 10/23 on October 30th: 98.47%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on October 28th: 79.83%

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Nov. 7th
Sothebys. London. China in Print and on Paper. 263 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Presidential and 1st Ladies Election Sale - Internet bidstart 10/24. 93 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 88 lots

Tue. Nov. 8th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. The Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2. 185 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Charles Miller - Maritime. 20 lots

Wed. Nov. 9th
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Modern and Contemporary Editions. 190 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Books, Maps and Documents. 587 lots
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 233 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Rare Books, Maps, Photographs, Prints and Drawings. 1841 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 10/21. 943 lots
JellyFishTree. Johannesburg. Collectible Books. 41 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Library of Pierre Berge - Part 2, Day 2. 191 lots

Thu. Nov. 10th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 304 lots
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Posters - Internet bidstart 10/31. 510 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND GUSTAVE LE GRAY. 170 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 123 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Motoring Literature, Early Cycling, Automobilia, Maritime & Models. 455 lots
Rossini. Paris. Posters, Prints, Lithographs.
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Gustave Le Gray: 18 Views of Paris. 18 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs. 103 lots

Fri. Nov. 11th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare, Out of Print and Used Books. 500 lots
Sothebys. London. Bowie/Collector Part II: Modern and Contemporary Art, Day Auction. 22 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 524 lots
25 Blythe Road. LONDON. Bruce Marchant - Film Posters and Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 11/9. 100 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Military and Aviation History. 101 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Americana - Books and Prints; War Memorabilia.
Sothebys. Paris. Photographs from Atkins to Warhol - An Important European Collection. 79 lots

Sat. Nov. 12th
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 69 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints.
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . November Estate Auction - Books and Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction. 769 lots

Sun. Nov. 13th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 19th Century Spirit.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/6.

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 Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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