• <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.
  • <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>

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Twelve Auctions Archived, 22 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 19th, 2017, twelve auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in euros and 11 denominated in US dollars.  Sales totaled $7,067,878 as 3,024 lots were offered and 2,905 sold for a 96% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 11th: $6,277,230 

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

SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints on August 13th: 147.84% 
SkinnerAugust Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 131.13% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 18th: 109.03% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.66% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 11th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 97.77% 
SkinnerAugust Americana - Prints on August 13th: 94.12% 
SkinnerAugust Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 87.80% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 12th: 86.36% 
James D Julia AuctioneersFine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 17th: 84.21% 
Clars Auction GalleryAntiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 13th: 82.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 15th: 81.91% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Zap Comix #1 Unused Cover Original Art (1967). on August 11th Actual price: USD $525,800.
  2. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb The People's Comics Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Golden Gate Publishing Company, 1972). on August 11th Actual price: USD $203,150.
  3. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo #22 Complete 4-Page Story Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). on August 11th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  4. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb ID #2 Cover Original Art (Eros/Fantagraphics, 1991). on August 11th Actual price: USD $101,575.
  5. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Your Hytone Comics #nn Complete 9-Page Story "Pete the Plumber" Original Art (Apex Novelties, 1971). on August 11th Actual price: USD $89,625.
  6. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Mr. Natural #2 Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (San Francisco Comic Book Co., 1971). on August 11th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fred Ray Superman #12 Cover Original Art (DC, 1941). on August 11th Actual price: USD $77,675.
  8. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Snoid Comics One-Shot Complete 9-Page Story Original Art (Kitchen Sink Press, 1980). on August 11th Actual price: USD $74,688.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, 1964) CBCS NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $71,700.
  10. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Strange Tales #141 Story Page 8 Doctor Strange Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 11th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Stan Lee Verified Signature (Marvel, 1963) CBCS VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $65,725.
  12. James D Julia Auctioneers BOOK: LES ROSES, BY PIERRE-JOSEPH ROUDOUTE (1759-1840) AND CLAUDE ANTOINE THORY (1759-1827), PUBLISHED IN PARIS BY FIRMIN DIDOT (1817-1824). on August 17th Actual price: USD $65,340.
  13. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 (DC, 1940) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $56,165.
  14. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $53,775.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo #23 Cover Original Art (Last Gasp, 1988). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  16. Heritage Auctions Barry Windsor-Smith Marvel Comics Presents #83 Cover Wolverine/ Weapon X Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  17. Heritage Auctions Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #22 Story Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 11th Actual price: USD $52,580.
  18. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb American Splendor Complete 6-Page Story Original Art (Harvey Pekar, 1979). on August 11th Actual price: USD $43,020.
  19. Heritage Auctions Bob Powell and Wally Wood Daredevil #10 Story Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 11th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  20. Heritage Auctions John Buscema and Vince Colletta Thor #197 Complete 21-Page Story Original Art (Marvel, 1972). on August 11th Actual price: USD $40,630.
  21. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $38,240.
  22. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum and Bob McLeod X-Men #94 Story Page 3 Original Art (1975). on August 11th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  23. Heritage Auctions EC Horror and Crime Comics Bound Volumes Group of 7 (EC, 1950s). on August 11th Actual price: USD $35,850.
  24. Heritage Auctions Hal Foster Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-14-32 (United Feature Syndicate, 1932). on August 11th Actual price: USD $33,460.
  25. Heritage Auctions Science Comics #2 Mile High Pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. on August 11th Actual price: USD $33,460.



12 total sales reported this week:

James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 3 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 18th: 75.00%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 2 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 17th: 84.21%
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques - session 1 - Decorative Prints and Books on August 16th: 69.64%
Skinner. August Americana Online - bidstart 8/4 on August 14th: 87.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 15th: 81.91%
Skinner. August Americana - Prints on August 13th: 94.12%
Michaans Auctions. August Estate Sale - Books and Prints on August 12th: 71.43%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 13th: 82.98%
Clars Auction Gallery. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints on August 12th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 99.66%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 11th: 99.12%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/6 on August 13th: 97.77%


For the week ahead 22 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 21st
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . August Premier Auction - Books and Prints. 42 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 104 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Important Books, Voyages and Travels, Literature and Art, Fishing, &c.. 458 lots

Tue. Aug. 22nd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Japanese Art. 125 lots

Wed. Aug. 23rd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet. 87 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Summer Sale - Prints. 5 lots

Thu. Aug. 24th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 1. 802 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Miniature Books: Library of A Gentleman's Collection. 317 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art. 50 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books. 115 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18. 47 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. 20th Century Design - prints. 10 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Quinn Books: Shelf lots. 286 lots

Fri. Aug. 25th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books - Day 2. 253 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 1. 46 lots

Sat. Aug. 26th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera. 211 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 2. 104 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Customer Appreciation Gallery Auction. 51 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Aug. 27th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Unreserved - Session 3. 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/20.

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.