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Fifteen Auctions Archived this Week, Five Sales Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, December 31st, 2016, 15 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in Swedish krona, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,791,271 as 5,758 lots were offered and 4,041 sold for a 70% success rate.


1 auction saw their total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on December 13th: 101.05%


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on December 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 99.55%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 96.75%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on December 13th: 81.46%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on December 10th: 80.71%


15 total sales reported this week:

Minerva Auctions Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints on December 16th: 45.10%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica, Manuscripts, Holy Texts, letters, Rabbinical letters, Jewish objects, Items from the Land o on December 21st: 49.73%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on December 13th: 81.46%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts and Autographs on December 13th: 46.64%
Auctionata. Editions on December 5th: 1.54%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 27th: 58.33%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Works on Paper - Prints on December 10th: 80.71%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 99.55%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 20th: 78.21%
Minerva Auctions Roma. Prints and Multiples on December 14th: 20.80%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Rare Books and Autographs on December 14th: 70.43%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Photography on December 14th: 68.33%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Winter Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints on December 13th: 100.00%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints on December 11th: 79.31%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/18 on December 25th: 96.75%


For the week ahead 5 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 56 lots

Sat. Jan. 7th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . January Estate Auction. 26 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Jan. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 1/1.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Manuel Orazi, <i>La Maison Moderne,</i> 1900. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>The Century, Midsummer Holiday Number,</i> 1897. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee, Sarah Bernhardt,</i> 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> H.A. Volodimer, <i>Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,</i> 1923. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Vini d’Italia,</i> circa 1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>l’Oie d’Or,</i> circa 1930. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> <i>James Bond Does It Everywhere in “Thunderball!”</i> designer unknown, 1965. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Palace Hotel, St. Moritz,</i> 1920. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>“Contour” Arrow Form-Fit Collars,</i> 1917. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Ski at Lake Placid,</i> 1938. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 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.
  • <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>