• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000
  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Bohr (Niels). <i>On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules,</i> first edition, presentation copy, offprint 1913. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Shakespeare's Falstaff.- Henry V & Sir John Fastolf. Indenture agreement appointing Fastolf as Keeper of the Bastille of St Anthony at Paris, manuscript in French, 1421. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> World.- Purchas (Samuel). <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes. In Five Books...,</i> 5 vol., first edition, 7 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-26. £20,000 to £30,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Book of Hours.- Use of Rouen, manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, illuminated with 14 full-page miniatures by the workshop or follower of the Maitre de l'Echevinage, Rouen, 1480s. £20,000 t0 £30,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Giese (Raban, ?scholar and medical doctor). Album Amicorum of drawing on his travels and acquaintances in Europe 1618-21, 134 watercolour illustrations including c. 60 professional miniatures, 1618-39. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Jones (David). 14 Autograph Letters signed, 1952-68; and a small quantity of ephemera (sm. qty). £6,000 to £8,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Constable (John). Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery, signed presentation inscription from Constable, 1833. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Salvin (Francis Henry) and William Brodrick. <i>Falconry in the British Isles,</i> second edition, William Brodrick's copy with 3 original watercolours by him, 1873. £8,000 to £12,000
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works<br>on Paper including Books from The Collection of The Garden Ltd<br>November 21, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> China.- Helman (Isidore Stanislas Henri). <i>Suite des seize estampes representant les conquetes de l'Empereur de la Chine,</i> 1783-88. £10,000 to £15,000
    <b>Forum Auctions, Nov. 21:</b> Pratt (Edward Roger, 1789-1863). Album of 28 watercolours and other works on paper from a journey to ancient sites and monuments in the Mediterranean, [c.1830 and later]. £3,000 to £5,000

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Rare Book Hub: 18 Auctions Archived, 21 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, January 13, eighteen (18) auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Total turnover was $15,334,793 as 11,666 lots were offered and 10,312 sold for an 88% success rate. 

 

This week ephemera dominated, specifically rare currency notes.  Almost 90% of the dollars and all of the top 25 prices recorded came from three Heritage currency auctions. It was a strong week and a good start to 2018. For the week upcoming 21 sales are scheduled.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: $10,699,603 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: $1,355,318 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: $1,344,563 



1 auction saw its total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots: 

Nye & Company AuctioneersJanuary Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 112.62% 


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

Leland Little AuctionsBooks, Prints on December 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 9th: 89.29% 
Heritage AuctionsFUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43% 
ArtcurialParis#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1218e $1,000 1882 Gold Certificate. on January 5th Actual price: USD $600,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions German New Guinea Australian Occupation WW1 5; 10; 20; 50 Marks 1914 Pick 1b; 2b; 3b; 4b. on January 4th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-B $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $162,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Fr. 377 $100 1890 Treasury Note PCGS Very Fine 30PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 341 $100 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 167a $100 1863 Legal Tender PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on January 5th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on January 5th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53PPQ. on January 5th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 376 $50 1891 Treasury Note PMG Choice Fine 15 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-K $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-J $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS New 62. on January 5th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-B $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Cincinnati, OH - $100 Original Fr. 452 The First NB Ch. # 24 on January 5th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fr. 192b $50 1864 Compound Interest Treasury Note PMG Very Fine 30 Net. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Fr. 9 $10 1861 Demand Note PMG Very Fine 25. on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Havre de Grace, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The First NB Ch. # (E)3010 on January 5th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1875 Fr. 456 The First NB Ch. # 204 on January 5th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 344 $100 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35. on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  21. Heritage Auctions Cleveland, OH - $50 1875 Fr. 444 The Commercial NB Ch. # 807 on January 5th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  22. Heritage Auctions Pittsburgh, PA - $50 Original Fr. 440 The Third NB Ch. # 291 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  23. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $100 1902 Red Seal Fr. 686 The National Mechanics Bank Ch. # (E)1413 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Baltimore, MD - $50 1902 Red Seal Fr. 664 The Second NB Ch. # (E)414 on January 5th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Hawaii Kingdom of Hawaii $100 ND (1879) Pick 4b Remainder. on January 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.



18 total sales reported this week:

Profiles in History. Superman: the Auction on December 19th: 54.05%
Profiles in History. The Sherlock Holmes Collection of Daniel Posnansky on December 19th: 92.15%
Leland Little Auctions. Books, Prints on December 16th: 100.00%
Trafford Books. Books, Photographs, Postcards, Postal History on January 10th: 72.55%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 12/15 on January 10th: 62.11%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 12/27 on January 8th: 86.43%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 5th: 88.53%
Heritage Auctions. FUN Currency Signature Auction - Tampa on January 9th: 94.07%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/2 on January 9th: 97.01%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 9th: 89.29%
Artcurial. Paris#Marrakech on December 30th: 81.82%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. January Backyard Auction - Books, Prints on January 4th: 68.67%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 2 on January 8th: 89.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/10 on January 7th: 95.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/31 on January 7th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa - session 1 on January 4th: 74.77%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 12/26 on January 2nd: 98.79%


For the week ahead 21 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 15th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 102 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 1. 359 lots

Tue. Jan. 16th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. France: History and Regions. 600 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 1/9. 580 lots
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Firenze. Antiquarian Book Auction from the Collection of Luigi Gonnelli + Figli - Day 2. 371 lots

Wed. Jan. 17th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 137 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 349 lots
Sothebys. London. Of Royal and Noble Descent. 13 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including Cartography. 175 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art and Decorations - Prints. 115 lots

Thu. Jan. 18th
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympics - Internet Bidstart 1/11. 149 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Americana - Prints. 47 lots

Fri. Jan. 19th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints. 81 lots

Sat. Jan. 20th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints. 94 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints. 530 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 156 lots

Sun. Jan. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 12/24. 348 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 1/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/14.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. January Auction 2018- Books, Prints - Day 2. 346 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.