• <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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Fifteen Auctions Archived, 11 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, August 26, 2017, fifteen auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; one denominated in Australian dollars, 1 in euros, 3 in British pounds and 10 in US dollars.  Turnover was $2,275,211 as 3,765 lots were offered and 3,113 sold for a 82.6% success rate.  Summer is over!

For the upcoming Labor Day shortened week 11 sales are scheduled.

 

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

Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 197.73% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 187.60% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 163.56% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 150.09% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 106.44% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 104.65% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 103.83% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsUnreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsAugust Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71% 
Northeast AuctionsAmerican Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62% 
Bloomsbury AuctionsSummer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Tupac Shakur's 1996 American Motors Hummer H1 on August 17th Actual price: USD $206,531.
  2. Potter and Potter Auctions Important archive of Dai Vernon ? Faucett Ross Letters. on August 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  3. Potter and Potter Auctions Important Archive of Correspondence from Charlie Miller to Faucett Ross. on August 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  4. Australian Book Auctions SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. THE EUREKA STOCKADE. THE CONSEQUENCE OF SOME PIRATES WANTING ON QUARTER-DECK A REBELLION. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $37,857.
  5. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIANS IN DISTRESS," on August 18th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  6. Australian Book Auctions SLAVERY AND FAMINE, PUNISHMENTS FOR SEDITION; OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISERIES AND STARVATION AT BOTANY BAY. on August 22nd Actual price: USD $35,964.
  7. Northeast Auctions CANVAS BACKED DUCK, NO. 61, PLATE CCCI, FROM “THE BIRDS OF AMERICA.” on August 20th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  8. Northeast Auctions POLITICAL SATIRICAL PRINT "THE BOSTONIAN'S PAYING THE EXCISE-MAN, OR TARRING AND FEATHERING," on August 18th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  9. Potter and Potter Auctions The Csuri Notes [Original Typescripts]. on August 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  10. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph on August 17th Actual price: USD $23,883.
  11. RR Auction James Dean Signed Oversized Pastel Portrait on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,334.
  12. RR Auction Beatles Set of (5) Prints on August 17th Actual price: USD $17,154.
  13. Northeast Auctions FRAKTUR FOR TRINA HAMMAN, BORN 9 OCTOBER 1790, HARDY COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA. on August 18th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  14. RR Auction J. K. Rowling Signed 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,453.
  15. RR Auction Andy Warhol Set of (10) Signed Mick Jagger Postcard Photographs on August 17th Actual price: USD $13,133.
  16. RR Auction Prince Original Oversized 1977 Photograph by Robert Whitman on August 17th Actual price: USD $12,251.
  17. Northeast Auctions VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. TAKEN FROM TELEGRAPH HILL, APRIL 1850, BY WM. B. MCMURTRIE, DRAUGHTSMAN OF THE U.S. SURVEYING EXPEDITION. on August 20th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  18. Potter and Potter Auctions Large Archive of Faucett Ross?Frank Csuri Correspondence. on August 19th Actual price: USD $12,000.
  19. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1964 Norman Parkinson Book on August 17th Actual price: USD $11,026.
  20. Northeast Auctions THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 on August 20th Actual price: USD $10,158.
  22. RR Auction Beatles Signed 1963 Royal Command Performance Admission Ticket on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,800.
  23. RR Auction Prince 'Purple Rain' Film-Used Clapperboard on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,799.
  24. RR Auction The Sex Pistols 'Never Mind the Bollocks' Signed Album on August 17th Actual price: USD $9,093.
  25. Australian Book Auctions TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR GEORGE MURRAY, K.C.B. HIS MAJESTY’S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES… on August 22nd Actual price: USD $8,991.



15 total sales reported this week:

William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. August Premier Auction - Books and Prints on August 22nd: 85.71%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children’s and Illustrated Books on August 24th: 86.09%
PBA Galleries. Miniature Books: Library of A Gentleman's Collection on August 24th: 53.94%
Eldreds. Japanese Art on August 23rd: 72.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Summer Sale - Prints on August 23rd: 80.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on August 22nd: 91.35%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 3 on August 20th: 90.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction - Day 1 on August 18th: 59.24%
Northeast Auctions. American Furniture & Folk Art, Marine and China Trade Auction -Day 2 on August 19th: 84.62%
RR Auction. Pop Culture - Internet Bidstart 8/10 on August 17th: 63.87%
Australian Book Auctions. Important Books, Voyages and Travels, Literature and Art, Fishing, &c. on August 22nd: 71.18%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Sleight of Hand - The Jeff Busby Collection on August 19th: 94.36%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Unreserved Book Stock Sale on August 16th: 98.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 98.82%


For the week ahead 11 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 28th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . ANTIQUES; PAINTINGS; ASIAN; SCULPTURE; GLASS; PORCELAIN; SILVER; FURNITURE; ETC.. 40 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots

Tue. Aug. 29th
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. MONCLAU Eclectic Collection Auction: Books, Brochures and Documents on the History of Constitutional. 164 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 488 lots

Wed. Aug. 30th
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 295 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints. 29 lots

Thu. Aug. 31st
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 8/24. 396 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art and Illustration. 478 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books. 70 lots

Sun. Sep. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27.

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.