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Twenty-four Auctions Archived, 35 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, May 13, 2017, 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 14 in US dollars.  Turnover was $9,003,006 as 8,521 lots were offered and 6,708 lots sold for a 79% success rate.  Washington may be in melt-down but the rooms are alive.

  

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 12th: $1,719,985 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 9th: $1,268,316 
Swann GalleriesContemporary Art on May 11th: $1,231,379 
 

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

Leslie Hindman AuctioneersArts of the American West Spring Auction on May 7th: 199.21% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMotoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on May 11th: 185.58% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesDeane R. Briggs, M.D. Collection of Florida in the Civil War on May 9th: 177.63% 
FerratonPrints, Books on May 6th: 132.30% 
Bolaffi Ambassador AuctionsPosters on May 5th: 123.02% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases including a Private Library of Polar Exploration on May 10th: 121.94% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 12th: 108.59% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on May 12th: 101.61% 


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

National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Theology, Signed, 16th Century, Mystery, West, etc. on April 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 99.07% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on May 12th: 95.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 93.83% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersArts of the American West Spring Auction on May 7th: 92.86% 
Heritage AuctionsManuscripts on May 11th: 89.91% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 9th: 89.06% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesU.S. and Confederate States Postal History on May 10th: 87.73% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesDeane R. Briggs, M.D. Collection of Florida in the Civil War on May 9th: 86.41% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary and Aviation History on May 12th: 86.03% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsTravel & Atlases including a Private Library of Polar Exploration on May 10th: 85.37% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPost War and Contemporary - Prints, Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 6th: 80.31% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys ARCHIPELAGUS ORIENTALIS SIVE ASIATICUS. on May 9th Actual price: USD $320,888.
  2. Heritage Auctions Seductive Female in Profile on May 12th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  3. Kedem Auction Long Letter by Rebbe Tzadok HaCohen of Lublin with his Own Signature on May 9th Actual price: USD $123,000.
  4. Sothebys ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE. on May 9th Actual price: USD $120,938.
  5. Robert Siegel Galleries Madison Court House Fla., 3c Gold on Bluish (3AX1). on May 9th Actual price: USD $118,000.
  6. Sothebys ASIAE DESCRIPTIO NOVISSIMA. on May 9th Actual price: USD $112,875.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fire Belle on May 12th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  8. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Petit Brochures for Crossley of 1919: on May 11th Actual price: USD $100,501.
  9. Heritage Auctions Joan Collins, #411, 1982 on May 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Cover, Girl!, 1965 on May 12th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  11. Sothebys THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. on May 9th Actual price: USD $56,438.
  12. Swann Galleries The Artist and Model on May 11th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. Kedem Auction Notes in the Handwriting of the Magid of Koznitz - Commentaries on Tehillim on May 9th Actual price: USD $51,660.
  14. Sothebys [ABBILDUNGEN KÖNIGLICH WÜRTTEMBERGISCHER GESTÜTTS-PFERDE VON ORIENTALISCHEN RACEN. on May 9th Actual price: USD $48,375.
  15. Alexander Historical Auctions LEE HARVEY OSWALD on May 9th Actual price: USD $45,938.
  16. Kedem Auction Toldot Ya’akov Yosef - Korets, 1780 - First Edition of the First Published Chassidic Book - Sefer Segula on May 9th Actual price: USD $41,820.
  17. Heritage Auctions Portrait of Carol Ohmart, 1956 on May 12th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Hintermeister on May 12th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  19. Kedem Auction Tefillin - Batim and Parshiyot - Made by Rabbi Netanel Sofer of Jerusalem on May 9th Actual price: USD $36,900.
  20. Kedem Auction Manuscript, Pri Etz Chaim - Kavanot Ha'Arizal - Two Volumes - 1703 - Manuscript that Belonged to the Author of Shev Ya'akov - With his Signature, Glosses and Additions in his Handwriting on May 9th Actual price: USD $36,900.
  21. Heritage Auctions All Smiles on May 12th Actual price: USD $36,250.
  22. Robert Siegel Galleries Madison Court House Fla., 5c Black entire (137XU1). on May 9th Actual price: USD $35,400.
  23. Sothebys IVORY SILK THAWB, OR UNDER-ROBE, PRESENTED BY LAWRENCE OF ARABIA TO A FAMILY FRIEND on May 9th Actual price: USD $32,250.
  24. Sothebys ATLAS MINIMUS, OR A BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY SHEWING ALL THE EMPIRES, MONARCHIES, KINGDOMES, REGIONS… IN THE WHOLE WORLD. on May 9th Actual price: USD $32,250.
  25. Sothebys FLORA DE FILIPINAS. on May 9th Actual price: USD $32,250.



24 total sales reported this week:

Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on May 12th: 95.80%
ALDE. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books on May 11th: 74.70%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military and Aviation History on May 12th: 86.03%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring Literature, Automobilia, Early Cycling and Railwayana on May 11th: 79.58%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Travel & Atlases including a Private Library of Polar Exploration on May 10th: 85.37%
Swann Galleries. Contemporary Art on May 11th: 69.57%
Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on May 11th: 89.91%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. and Confederate States Postal History on May 10th: 87.73%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Deane R. Briggs, M.D. Collection of Florida in the Civil War on May 9th: 86.41%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Autograph Auction Spring Sale on May 9th: 64.56%
Kedem Auction. Rare and Important Items; some Numismatic Items on May 9th: 58.33%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Theology, Signed, 16th Century, Mystery, West, etc. on April 29th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on May 9th: 67.19%
Vermot de Pas. Cinema Posters on May 7th: 29.86%
Ferraton. Prints, Books on May 6th: 75.78%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 9th: 89.06%
Dorotheum . Charity Auction - Graphic Prints on May 7th: 70.00%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary - Prints, Internet bidstart 4/14 on May 6th: 80.31%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Arts of the American West Spring Auction on May 7th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 93.83%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/30 on May 7th: 99.07%
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Posters on May 5th: 55.19%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art - Prints on May 5th: 70.31%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz on May 3rd: 65.80%


For the week ahead 7 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 15th
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Aquatints, Posters, Engravings - Online bidstart 4/26. 427 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 98 lots

Tue. May. 16th
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Literature. 292 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 41 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, Printed & Manuscript Ephemera. 228 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 72 lots
Archives International Auctions. FORT LEE,. U.S. & Worldwide Scripophily, Banknotes, Historic Ephemera & Security Printing Ephemera. 1193 lots

Wed. May. 17th
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography. 310 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints. 23 lots
Tajan. Paris. Manuscripts and Autographs. 199 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. PHOTOGRAPHS : ADOLPHE BRAUN – Fifty five Views of the Alps. 55 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Design - Prints, Photographs. 5 lots

Thu. May. 18th
Christies. London - King Street. Photographs. 97 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Comics. 1344 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Evening Sale. 15 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 428 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Fine Photographs and Photobooks. 175 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Photographs, Internet Auction - Session 1. 664 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. John F. Kennedy - Online bidstart 5/11. 178 lots

Fri. May. 19th
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Posters. 358 lots
Sothebys. London. Photographs. 99 lots
Skinner. Boston. Fine Prints and Photographs. 169 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 599 lots
Sothebys. London. The Discerning Eye: Property from the Collection of Eric Franck, Part I. 119 lots

Sat. May. 20th
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Spring Auction - Prints, Photographs, Books. 857 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Live Auction - Books, Prints. 104 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Books. 470 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Furniture, Art, Jewelry, Asian - Prints. 132 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. THE SOLANA COLLECTION OF LALIQUE GLASS - Catalogues, prints. 7 lots
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . Sam Norkin Collection of Illustration and Caricature - Day 1. 575 lots

Sun. May. 21st
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 53 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/14.
Mid Hudson Auction Galleries. Cornwall-on-Hudson, . The Sam Norkin Collection of Illustration and Caricature - Day 2. 797 lots

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 Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <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