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Eighteen Auctions Archived, 23 Auctions Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, March 4th, 2017 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 8 in US dollars.  Turnover was $13,867,971 as 6,737 lots were posted and 5,760 lots sold for a robust 86% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: $6,332,633 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: $3,146,297 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: $1,707,688 

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

Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 143.70% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 137.01% 
ALDEXVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 130.94% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 122.17% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 116.18% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrints on March 2nd: 105.45% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 103.01% 

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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on February 24th: 99.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersObjects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43% 
AderModern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41% 
Winner's Auctions and ExhibitionsPassover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90% 
Audap and MirabaudOld and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Swann Galleries Four Tales from the Arabian Nights. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $269,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Hup #4 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp, 1992). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  3. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Thor's Flight Oil Painting Original Art (1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $155,350.
  5. Swann Galleries Evening Wind. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $149,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  7. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Original Art dated 10-27-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on February 24th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  8. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  9. Swann Galleries Orologi Molli. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon with Jungle Jim Topper Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-12-39 Group of 2 (King Features Syndicate, 1939). on February 24th Actual price: USD $95,600.
  11. Bonhams An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations on March 1st Actual price: USD $84,563.
  12. Swann Galleries The Coiffure. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  13. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #2 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Apex/San Francisco Comic Book Company, 1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  14. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #68 Cover Original Art (Timely, 1948). on February 24th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  15. Heritage Auctions Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-28-86 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1986). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  16. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #34 Story Page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  17. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #32 (DC, 1939) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CBCS GD+ 2.5 White pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  19. Swann Galleries The Garden. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  20. Swann Galleries Upright Venice. on March 2nd Actual price: USD $70,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Bill Elder MAD #2 Complete 7-Page Story "Mole!" (EC, 1952). on February 24th Actual price: USD $68,713.
  22. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Ghost Rider #2 [A-1 Comics #29] Cover Original Art (Magazine Enterprises, 1950). on February 24th Actual price: USD $62,738.
  23. Christies My House set of three on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Christies Untitled (Head II) on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  25. Christies John Wayne, from Cowboys and Indians on March 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.


18 total sales reported this week:

PIASA. Interiors - Prints on March 2nd: 37.29%
ALDE. XVth to XIXth Century Books on February 24th: 69.06%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings on March 2nd: 68.45%
Audap and Mirabaud. Old and Modern Prints, Photographs, Ancient and Modern Books on March 1st: 82.65%
Ader. Modern and Contemporary Prints on March 1st: 93.41%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 1st: 83.90%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Prints on March 2nd: 73.28%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on March 1st: 89.04%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 1st: 91.87%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Passover Haggadot - Online Auction on February 22nd: 92.61%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Objects and Curiosities from Around the World - Manuscripts on February 25th: 96.43%
Tajan. Interiors and Design - Prints, Photos on February 23rd: 14.29%
De Baecque and Associes. Photography on February 23rd: 61.31%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on February 20th: 65.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on February 24th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 99.88%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 97.41%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics on February 8th: 76.85%

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled: 

Mon. Mar. 6th 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 96 lots 
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Advertising and Toys: Books and Prints - Internet bidstart 2/20. 26 lots 

Tue. Mar. 7th 
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Books and Manuscripts. 268 lots 
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Stellenbosch. Rare Books and Prints of South African interest - Internet bidstart 2/28. 48 lots 

Wed. Mar. 8th 
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books. 1361 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 73 lots 
Auctionata. Berlin. Conception of Man: 15th-21st Century. 40 lots 
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 48 lots 
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 2/17. 814 lots 

Thu. Mar. 9th 
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 3/2. 378 lots 
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 251 lots 
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 480 lots 
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books. 243 lots 
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 60 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family. 493 lots 

Fri. Mar. 10th 
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 217 lots 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Books. 449 lots 
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 1015 lots 

Sat. Mar. 11th 
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Music and Movies. 775 lots 
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Estate Auction - Books and Prints. 49 lots 
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana - 18th and 19th Century Fine and Applied Art - Prints. 45 lots 

Sun. Mar. 12th 
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/5
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/5.

 

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