• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.

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RBH: 29 Auctions Archived, 24 Sales Scheduled this Week

For the week ended Saturday, 3 March 2018, 29 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $26,029,672 as 15,503 lots were offered and 11,234 sold for a 72% success rate.  It was officially the Heritage week as they dominated the top 25 lots sold.  They sold them all!

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsPlatinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: $9,325,967 
Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art on February 24th: $8,620,798 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: $1,722,875 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks on February 17th: $1,202,875 
Heritage AuctionsThe David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: $1,095,413 


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

Kedem AuctionJudaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 182.51% 
Aste BolaffiMountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 179.68% 
FerratonPublic Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 167.84% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersProperty from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 125.76% 
Lyon and TurnbullA LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 116.16% 
ChristiesContemporary Editions on February 28th: 114.54% 
Nosbüsch & StuckeBooks, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 106.08% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #100 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on February 24th Actual price: USD $478,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta "Tree of Death" Painting Original Art (1970). on February 24th Actual price: USD $430,200.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red Background with Ty Cobb Back (Lucky 7 Find) PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $408,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1920-22 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Polo Grounds Bat Exhibition Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $400,800.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $334,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Stan Musial #4 Rookie PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $312,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1936-38 Lou Gehrig Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie #122 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1935 Josh Gibson Game Used Sidewritten Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1948 Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA/DNA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions George Washington: Pater Patriæ... the Holy Grail of GW Inaugural Buttons. on February 24th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1949 Jackie Robinson Signed Brooklyn Dodgers Contract, National League MVP Season! on February 25th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1927 Mel Ott Game Used Sidewritten Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1902 W600 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Street Clothes Type 1 PSA VG+ 3.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Thor #154 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on February 24th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1903 World Series Game Eight Program--Boston Americans (Red Sox) Clinch Championship! on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA Mint 9. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 25th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1954 Hank Aaron Game Used Rookie Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1953 Mickey Mantle World Series Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 25th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG- 3.5 Light tan to off-white pages. on February 24th Actual price: USD $119,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1945 Babe Ruth Game Worn Coaching Uniform from Esquire Magazine "All-America Game." on February 25th Actual price: USD $114,000.



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

Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%


29 total sales reported this week:

Copley Fine Art Auctions. Sporting Art - Prints on February 16th: 97.56%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on March 1st: 67.57%
Aste Bolaffi. Mountain Memorabilia on February 28th: 89.66%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 28th: 86.71%
Lyon and Turnbull. A LIFE ILLUSTRATED | WORKS BY JOHN BURNINGHAM & THE BLUNDALL PUPPET COLLECTION on February 28th: 94.05%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on February 28th: 80.43%
Purcell Auctioneers. February Antiques and Collectibles on February 21st: 62.35%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction of Explorers and Travelers of the World, Maps, Cartography and Geography on February 27th: 45.77%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints and Works on Paper on February 21st: 94.44%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/21 on February 27th: 95.73%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy - Prints, Books on February 27th: 83.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 27th: 87.63%
Cowans Auctions. American History - Timed Online 2/15 on February 26th: 87.24%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Unreserved Auctions on February 25th: 100.00%
Ferraton. Public Sale of Books and Prints on February 24th: 89.80%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Books, Ephemera, and Artworks, including items from Stefan George and His Circle on February 24th: 62.98%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts - Day 1 on February 23rd: 67.51%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Sporting Art, Trophies and Books on February 23rd: 75.49%
Charlton Hall. Turtle Walk | Millicent Rogers Collection - Prints, Books, Maps on February 23rd: 92.57%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 25th: 83.33%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 24th: 84.48%
Heritage Auctions. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 on February 24th: 95.08%
Heritage Auctions. Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on February 25th: 90.44%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 98.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.63%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art on February 24th: 99.15%
Kedem Auction. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art on February 13th: 77.60%
University Archives. Fabulous Autographs, Books & Relics on February 21st: 71.49%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books on February 17th: 49.79%

 


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 92 lots

Tue. Mar. 6th
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Judaic art, etc.. 103 lots
Rossini. Paris. SALE ART ADVERTISING: POSTERS - ENAMELLED PLATES - BOXES AND LITHOGRAPHED SHEETS - CARDBOARD - POS. 163 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 2/27. 706 lots

Wed. Mar. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 527 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Books - Internet Bidstart 2/16. 639 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. March Auction featuring Military - Internet bidstart 2/17. 875 lots

Thu. Mar. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed, Medical, Scientific and Travel Books. 273 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 355 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature & Fine Books. 360 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The James P. Myerson Collection of Pioneer Flight Mail 1910-1916. 168 lots

Fri. Mar. 9th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Photography: The First 100 Years. 492 lots
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. books. 428 lots
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 33 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Clayton, Missouri. St. Louis Spring Auction - Prints. 18 lots

Sat. Mar. 10th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Fine Art - Books and Prints. 16 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 53 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Books and Works on Paper.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and Ephemera.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2. 432 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. March Estate Auction - Session 2. 86 lots

Sun. Mar. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/11. 291 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/4.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

 

 

 

 

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>