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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

  • <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: <i>The Book of Kells,</i> the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE FINE ART FACSIMILE EDITION. €5,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,</i> 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1997, First Deluxe Edn., Signed by the Author on title page. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Gilbert (John T.) Account of Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, from the earliest extant specimens to A.D. 719. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> <i>The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Dublin [-Ireland],</i> 5 vols. lg. 4to D. 1909 - 1913. Limited Editions. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>The Poems of W.B. Yeats,</i> 2 vols., roy 8vo, L. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949, Limited Edn., No. 185 (of 375 copies). Signed. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Crone (John S.)ed. <i>The Irish Book Lover, A Monthly Review of Irish Literature and Bibliography.</i> Vol. I No 1 August 1909 - Vol. XXXII No. 6, September 1957. €1,250 to €2,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (John Butler) <i>An original self-portrait Sketch,</i> Signed and dated April 1919, N[ew] York. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Photograph Album. Entitled ''A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon'ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst… 14th December 1927''. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Pistolesi (Erasmo) <i>Il Vaticano,</i> 8vols. large atlas, folio Rome (Tipografia della Societa..) 1829. €500 to €600.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Chagall (Marc)illus., Legmarie (Jean) comp., <i>The Jerusalem Windows,</i> folio N.Y. (George Braziller) 1962. €400 to €500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Bullitt (Thos. W.) <i>My Life at Oxmoor,</i> Life on a Farm in Kentucky before the War. Roy 8vo Louisville, Kentucky, 1911. Privately Printed No. 86 of 100 Copies Only. €300 to €400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Popish Plot: Oates (Titus) <i>The Popes Whore House or The Merchandise of The Whore of Rome,</i> folio L. 1679. First Edn. €100 to €150.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Frederick Douglass, ALS recruiting help for his paper after schism with Garrison, Rochester, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> James Dean, photograph by Sanford H. Roth, signed & inscribed by Dean. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS requesting confirmation that the Grand Duke received his letter, 1863. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Benjamin Rush, ALS, doctor’s note for a Revolutionary soldier, 1780. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Lord Byron, ALS to Cambridge classmate, “your friendship is of more account to me than all these absurd vanities,” c. 1812. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author’s first book, Paris, 1923. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ralph Ellison, <i>Invisible Man,</i> first English edition of the author’s first novel, signed, London, 1953. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Margery Lawrence, <i>The Madonna of Seven Moons,</i> first edition in unrestored dust jacket, Indianapolis, 1933. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Joseph Albers, <i>Interaction of Color,</i> 80 color screenprints, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1963. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Albert Einstein, autograph manuscript, unsigned, likely a draft discarded while working toward a unified field theory. $10,000 to $20,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.