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Weekly Auction Update: 36 Auctions Archived, 28 Auctions Upcoming

For the week ended Saturday, April 15, 2017, 36 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Australian dollars, 3 in Swiss Francs, 1 in Danish krona, 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 18 in US Dollars.  Turnover was a brisk $14,252,386 with the average lot bringing $2,289.

 

For the week ahead 23 sales are scheduled.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: $1,829,316 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: $1,125,929 

12 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Beaussant LefevreBooks, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 173.94% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 31st: 137.71% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 129.35% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 128.67% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 119.07% 
AderHistorical Memories - Letters, Books on March 30th: 114.38% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 108.81% 
Brunk AuctionsPrints, Books on March 25th: 106.52% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: 106.36% 
Freemans1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 102.26% 
ArtcurialPrints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 101.22% 
ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 100.54% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.07% 
Freemans1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 98.31% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 93.92% 
John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 26th: 93.75% 
Brunk AuctionsPrints, Books on March 25th: 90.97% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsMulti-Estate Sale - Books and Prints on March 27th: 90.91% 
John McInnis AuctioneersThree Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 25th: 90.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 87.21% 
EldredsSpring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 87.10% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 31st: 85.71% 
SkinnerEuropean Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on April 7th: 85.71% 
ArtcurialComic Strips on April 8th: 84.97% 
Doyle New YorkThe Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois - Prints, Books on April 5th: 83.33% 
Beaussant LefevreBooks, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 83.17% 
ArtcurialThe World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 81.72% 
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps, Prints on March 15th: 81.38% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 80.41% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial Tintin en Amérique on April 8th Actual price: USD $798,180.
  2. Artcurial Tintin au Tibet on April 8th Actual price: USD $259,276.
  3. Koller Auctions Eigenhändiges Musikmanuskript: Matthäuspassion von Johann Sebastian Bach. on April 1st Actual price: USD $148,500.
  4. Artcurial Gaston Lagaffe on April 8th Actual price: USD $82,680.
  5. Eldreds CAROLINA PARROT" No. 6, Plate XXVI. "Psittacus Carolinensis, Linn, Males.1. Females.2 Young.3. Cockle-bur Xanthium strumarium." on April 8th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  6. Artcurial Carte neige représentant Tintin et Milou projetés sur un buisson de houx. on April 8th Actual price: USD $75,790.
  7. Artcurial Le capitaine Haddock et Tintin on April 8th Actual price: USD $71,656.
  8. Artcurial La Licorne on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  9. Artcurial Le Paradis des jouets on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  10. Artcurial Carte neige représentant Tintin et Milou avec une corne d'abondance. on April 8th Actual price: USD $68,900.
  11. Artcurial Les Celtiques on April 8th Actual price: USD $66,144.
  12. Artcurial WWF On a marché sur la Lune Lithographie reprenant la planche 25 de l'album éponyme. on April 8th Actual price: USD $66,144.
  13. Koller Auctions Ex Charta Magna Reverendissimi Domini Episcopi Gurcensis. Eigenhändige Notizen Peutingers zur Charta magna des Bischofs von Gurk. on April 1st Actual price: USD $59,400.
  14. Koller Auctions Eigenhändiges Traktat von Konrad Peutinger über das Verhältnis von König- und Papsttum [Entstanden vor 1519]. on April 1st Actual price: USD $59,400.
  15. Artcurial La Nuit on April 8th Actual price: USD $55,120.
  16. Artcurial La Trilogie Nikopol - Tome I La Foire aux Immortels on April 8th Actual price: USD $51,675.
  17. Artcurial ....Et in Helvetia Corto  on April 8th Actual price: USD $48,230.
  18. Dominic Winter Book Auctions A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice, 4 parts in one volume on April 6th Actual price: USD $47,800.
  19. Artcurial Femme a la mandoline on April 4th Actual price: USD $42,718.
  20. Koller Auctions Phytanthoza-Iconographia, oder eigentliche Vorstellung etlicher tausend, so wohl einheimisch- als ausländischer, aus allen vier Welt-Theilen... on April 1st Actual price: USD $42,075.
  21. Eldreds PILEATED WOODPECKER" No. 23, Plate CXI. "Picus Pileatus. Linn, Adult Male.1 Adult Female.2 Young Males.3, 4. Racoon Grape. Witis astivalis." on April 8th Actual price: USD $42,000.
  22. Artcurial Gil Jourdan - Tome II Popaïne et vieux tableaux on April 8th Actual price: USD $41,340.
  23. Binoche et Giquello L'IMMACULÉE CONCEPTION. on April 5th Actual price: USD $40,661.
  24. Binoche et Giquello FEMME EXPLOSÉE. DESSIN ORIGINAL DOUBLE FACE. on April 5th Actual price: USD $40,386.
  25. Artcurial Corto Maltese Les Celtiques on April 8th Actual price: USD $37,206.



36 total sales reported this week:

Michael Treloar. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and Australi on April 5th: 53.62%
Skinner. European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Prints on April 7th: 85.71%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Photographs on April 11th: 54.55%
Doyle New York. The Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois - Prints, Books on April 5th: 83.33%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books & Memorabilia on April 13th: 68.57%
Binoche et Giquello. SURREALISM ART, AVANT-GARDES, ART OF THE XXTH CENTURY - Prints, books on April 5th: 48.92%
Eldreds. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera on April 8th: 87.10%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on April 8th: 84.97%
Artcurial. The World of Hergé, Tintin’s Creator on April 8th: 81.72%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints on April 7th: 77.19%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Black Heritage Auction on April 7th: 52.30%
Freemans. 1000 Years of Collecting - Prints, Books on April 6th: 98.31%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Travel & Atlases, Maps & Prints, British Topography & Geology, Natural History, Art & Architecture on April 5th: 87.21%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. English Literature, History & Theology, Science & Medicine, Surgical Instruments, Philosophy & Econo on April 6th: 80.41%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on April 4th: 67.02%
Koller Auctions. Books on April 1st: 55.59%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on April 1st: 73.47%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 31st: 85.71%
Vermot de Pas. Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints on March 31st: 28.81%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Multi-Estate Sale - Books and Prints on March 27th: 90.91%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Golf Sale - prints on March 29th: 100.00%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Art and Antiques on March 31st: 50.82%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 26th: 93.75%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Three Day Estates Auction, Day 2 - Books, Prints on March 25th: 90.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Postcards and Stamps on March 21st: 83.17%
Brunk Auctions. Prints, Books on March 25th: 90.97%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps, Prints on March 15th: 81.38%
Ader. Modern Illustrated Books chez Ader on March 31st: 69.06%
Ader. Historical Memories - Letters, Books on March 30th: 73.08%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 4th: 77.66%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana Postcards, Vintage Photographs, and Stocks on March 4th: 60.68%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 93.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/2 on April 9th: 99.07%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 17th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots

Tue. Apr. 18th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 269 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Books and Pictures. 27 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 81 lots

Wed. Apr. 19th
Christies. New York. Prints. 180 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 144 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Part 1: Collection Cross: Prints. 13 lots
Rossini. Paris. Bibliophily, Autographs, Philately, Posters, Scripophily and Postcards. 163 lots

Thu. Apr. 20th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 4/13. 347 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Images and Objects: Photographs and Photobooks. 347 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions : prints, illustrated books, multiples. 229 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photographs. 188 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 627 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper.
Rossini. Paris. Bibliophily, Autographs, Philately, Posters, Scripophily and Postcards. 439 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/13. 487 lots

Fri. Apr. 21st
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Important Books on the History and Conquest of Algeria. 222 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs at All Prices!. 425 lots

Sat. Apr. 22nd
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Tintinomania. 200 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Spring Online Auction - Prints, Books. 46 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Fine Auction - Prints. 27 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . A WEEKEND IN BAGATELLE - GENTLEMEN ONLY: CULTURAL CHARITY SALE & AUCTION - Prints. 30 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 164 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Important Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1. 72 lots

Sun. Apr. 23rd
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Estates Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2. 27 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 41 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/16.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/16.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>