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Twelve Auctions Archived, 30 More Next Week

For the week ending September 9, twelve auction were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database, 9 in U.S. dollars, 2 in euros, and one in British pounds. Sales were light, just $1,214,911 as 3,839 lots were offered, 3,286 sold, for a sales rate of 85.6%. The average lot was a modest $370. This is the calm before the storm, the end of summer and the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. Look for larger numbers beginning next week.

 

No auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:


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

Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 118.55%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 101.34%


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

National Book Auctions. Books & Ephemera - Signed, Modern, Colonial Ephmera, etc. on August 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Firsts, Exploration, Signed, Limited, etc. on August 12th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 96.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 91.65%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 90.57%


12 total sales reported this week:

Eldreds. Collectibles Online on September 6th: 68.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on September 6th: 91.65%
Forum Auctions in Italy. No Reserve Online Sale: Antiquarian and Rare Books on August 31st: 100.00%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts - Prints on August 30th: 27.59%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books and Manuscripts on September 7th: 55.73%
Cowans Auctions. Treasures of the Caren Archive - How History Unfolds on Paper: Live Salesroom Auction on September 8th: 79.91%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 5th: 90.57%
JellyFishTree. August Collectible Book Auction on August 9th: 22.46%
National Book Auctions. Books & Ephemera - Signed, Modern, Colonial Ephmera, etc. on August 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Firsts, Exploration, Signed, Limited, etc. on August 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 99.49%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/27 on September 3rd: 96.00%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. PBA Galleries The English Bible, Containing the Old Testament & the New Translated Out of the Original Tongues by Special Command of His Majesty King James the First... on September 7th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  2. Cowans Auctions “LEET ALL OUR HARTS UNITED BEE IN THE DEFENCE OF LIBERTY", Siege of Boston Powder Horn Identified to Barnabas Webb, April 1 on September 8th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  3. Cowans Auctions Abraham Lincoln and his Son Tad, Last Formal Photograph of the President, in Exceptional Folk Art Carved Emancipation Proclam on September 8th Actual price: USD $14,400.
  4. Cowans Auctions Mordecai M. Noah, Jewish American Editor & Journalist, Extraordinarily Lengthy ALS to James Monroe, May 1823 on September 8th Actual price: USD $14,400.
  5. Cowans Auctions Mathew Brady, Original Photograph Maquette, Union Cavalry Leaders & Raiders, Including George Armstrong Custer on September 8th Actual price: USD $13,800.
  6. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76, under the command of Captain George S. Nares and Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, 40 volumes bound in 50, on September 6th Actual price: USD $11,831.
  7. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Highgrove Florilegium. The Highgrove Florilegium, Watercolours depicting Plants grown in the Garden at Highgrove on September 6th Actual price: USD $11,042.
  8. Cowans Auctions Buffalo Bill's Wild West Poster Maquette on September 8th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  9. Cowans Auctions Western Legends, "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Texas Jack" Omohundro, and "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Imperial-Size Cabinet Photograph of the on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  10. Cowans Auctions Bound Volume of Confederate Newspapers, Many Titles Represented on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  11. PBA Galleries Moby Dick or the Whale on September 7th Actual price: USD $7,800.
  12. Dominic Winter Book Auctions The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, 60 volumes on September 6th Actual price: USD $7,572.
  13. Cowans Auctions Early Issue of the Extremely Rare, First Continuously Published American Newspaper, The Boston News-Letter, with Pirate's Con on September 8th Actual price: USD $7,200.
  14. Bruun Rasmussen The artist's self-portrait. on September 5th Actual price: USD $6,825.
  15. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Philipot Pedigree Roll - Capel Family of Cassiobury House. The Series, and Genealogie of the Auntient and Illustrious Family of the Capells; on September 6th Actual price: USD $6,625.
  16. Cowans Auctions Babe Ruth Sold to the Yankees, One of the Most Historic Sports Issues Ever Published. The Boston Post, January 6, 1920 on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  17. Cowans Auctions Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill, The "Two Bills", Perhaps the Finest Buffalo Bill Poster Extant on September 8th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  18. PBA Galleries Six early and seminal papers on DNA, in four issues of Nature on September 7th Actual price: USD $6,600.
  19. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Gutenberg Bible. Johannes Gutenberg’s Swei und Vierzigzeilige Bibel, 2 volumes, on September 6th Actual price: USD $6,310.
  20. PBA Galleries Two letters from Queen Liliuokalani to "Cousin William," writing about the publication of her autobiography on September 7th Actual price: USD $6,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Basil Wolverton Popular Jokes October-1961 Gag Panel Illustration Original Art on September 3rd Actual price: USD $5,736.
  22. Dominic Winter Book Auctions Le Perroquet, Journal Politique Charivarique Illustré Colorié, 2 volumes on September 6th Actual price: USD $5,679.
  23. Heritage Auctions Basil Wolverton Popular Jokes May-1973 Gag Panel Illustration Original Art on September 3rd Actual price: USD $5,497.
  24. Cowans Auctions Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, Completed Series Scorecard on September 8th Actual price: USD $5,100.
  25. PBA Galleries The Well at the World's End on September 7th Actual price: USD $5,100.

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Sep. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 50 lots

Tue. Sep. 12th
Rossini. Paris. Works of Art - Prints, and Books. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Online bidstart 9/5. 365 lots

Wed. Sep. 13th
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 8/30. 816 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 344 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain - Prints. 115 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 8/18. 984 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Princess Diana Tribute - Online bidstart 8/18. 47 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection, Part II. 47 lots
Christies. New York. SOUTH ASIAN MODERN + CONTEMPORARY ART. 3 lots
Dallas Auction Gallery. Dallas. Fine and Decorative Art - Prints. 4 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Prints. 223 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Militaria Auction - Autographs, Photographs, Documents, Posters, etc.. 1043 lots

Thu. Sep. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Books. 706 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books. 391 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. The Glory of Science: Photos, Maps, Prints and Autographs. 109 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Timeless Elegance. 2 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Books. 431 lots

Fri. Sep. 15th
Sothebys. Paris. Timeless Elegance. 11 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books and Engravings. 1026 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Clayton, Missouri. St. Louis Fall Auction - Books and Prints. 31 lots

Sat. Sep. 16th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . September 16 Catalogue Auction - Books, Prints. 66 lots
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Cincinnati, OH. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints. 80 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Fall Quarterly Auction featuring The Collection of Esther B. Ferguson, Secessionville Manor, SC. 63 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art and Antiques - Books, Prints. 165 lots

Sun. Sep. 17th
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Bruxelles . Silent Auction (Books) - Internet bidstart 9/6.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/10.
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. September Anniversary Antique Auction - Books, Prints. 13 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books. 42 lots

Now, the busy season begins, and it will continue until the middle of December.

Michael Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.