Auction Update Review

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Bonhams. Photography on 6
April. Lot 41 of 100. Paul
Strand, Untitled [New
England] 1945

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Christies. The Yamakawa
Collection. Lot 32 of 44.
Joel Sternfeld, McLean
Virginia December 1978

RBH: 28 Auctions Archived, 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 1 April 2018 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 in Swiss francs, 5 in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,412,118 as 6,509 lots were offered and 5,338 sold for an 82% success rate.  The average lot brought $2,325.  It was another strong week.

 

For the week ahead 18 auctions are scheduled.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: $8,238,486 



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

Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 204.72% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 183.64% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 122.78% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 116.96% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 116.61% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 113.43% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 104.24% 


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

William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSpring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsAmericana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97% 
Koller AuctionsOld Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57% 
Beaussant LefevreSTAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 27th: 90.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97% 
Dorotheum Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys THE TWO HUMAN BEINGS. THE LONELY ONES (WOLL 157; SCHIEFLER 133) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,716,780.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (F. & S. II.44-53) on March 27th Actual price: USD $1,205,580.
  3. Sothebys ANDY MOUSE (L. PP. 64-65) on March 27th Actual price: USD $967,020.
  4. Sothebys LE REPAS FRUGAL (BLOCH 1; BAER 2) on March 27th Actual price: USD $213,000.
  5. Sothebys BEAT THE WHITES WITH THE RED WEDGE on March 27th Actual price: USD $195,250.
  6. Sothebys REVERIE (C. 38) on March 27th Actual price: USD $150,875.
  7. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.28) on March 27th Actual price: USD $142,000.
  8. Sothebys MELENCOLIA I (B. 74; M., HOLL. 75) on March 27th Actual price: USD $133,125.
  9. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF CELIA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO 277) on March 27th Actual price: USD $115,375.
  10. Sothebys RETROSPECT (L. PP. 120-121) on March 27th Actual price: USD $106,500.
  11. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (F. & S. II.335) on March 27th Actual price: USD $102,950.
  12. Sothebys LENIN (F. & S. II.402) on March 27th Actual price: USD $88,750.
  13. Koller Auctions Campi Phlegraei. on March 19th Actual price: USD $83,210.
  14. Sothebys AFRICAN ELEPHANT (F. & S. II.293) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  15. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 223-226) on March 27th Actual price: USD $71,000.
  16. Beaussant Lefevre Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de laTartarie chinoise. on March 23rd Actual price: USD $68,921.
  17. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.138)  on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,125.
  18. Dorotheum Jesus and His Parents returning from the Temple on March 27th Actual price: USD $62,000.
  19. Sothebys MINOTAURE CARESSANT UNE DORMEUSE (B. 201; BA. 369) on March 27th Actual price: USD $60,350.
  20. Koller Auctions Libellus isagogus. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Sammelband mit 12 Werken über Astronomie, Medizin und Logik, zusammengestellt von Hieronymus Pauli von Limburg. on March 19th Actual price: USD $57,770.
  21. Bonhams Modern Woodcutters 4 on March 28th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  22. Sothebys LIZ (F. & S. II.7) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  23. Sothebys SECOND VERSION OF THE TRIPTYCH, 1944 (SABATIER 24) on March 27th Actual price: USD $56,800.
  24. Sothebys MAO (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.92) on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.
  25. Sothebys DIE SCHAFFENDEN on March 27th Actual price: USD $53,250.



28 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American History - Online bidstart 3/15 on March 26th: 86.97%
Freemans. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on March 28th: 65.93%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 28th: 88.18%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on March 28th: 61.22%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 98.94%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Editions and Works on Paper on March 27th: 40.00%
Dorotheum . Prints Before 1900 on March 27th: 82.31%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on March 27th: 88.64%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 27th: 90.28%
Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH. Rare Books, Old and Modern Art, Antiques on March 23rd: 46.52%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/25 on March 25th: 94.57%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera on March 24th: 90.32%
Koller Auctions. Old Master Prints on March 23rd: 95.35%
Koller Auctions. Books on March 19th: 67.43%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Americana and Advertising on March 24th: 98.80%
Potomack Company. Asian, European and American Works of Art - Prints on March 24th: 50.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on March 24th: 89.80%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on March 24th: 77.50%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 25th: 75.38%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 24th: 90.64%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on March 24th: 75.00%
Beaussant Lefevre. STAMPS - PHOTOGRAPHS - MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS on March 23rd: 94.31%
Purcell Auctioneers. Shop and Pub Signs and Memorabilia on March 21st: 77.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Spring Quarterly Catalog on March 20th: 100.00%
Koller Auctions. Books, Autographs on March 19th: 47.37%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 99.18%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 3/18 on March 25th: 95.97%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on March 22nd: 76.78%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 2nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots

Tue. Apr. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 3/27. 304 lots

Wed. Apr. 4th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Globes. 13 lots

Thu. Apr. 5th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine & Rare Books. 459 lots

Fri. Apr. 6th
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Americana - Books, Prints, Ephemera. 36 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 172 lots
Christies. New York. The Yamakawa Collection. 44 lots
Bonhams. New York. 100 Photographs. 100 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Surrealism - Books. 329 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction. 19 lots

Sat. Apr. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 947 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Portsmouth Weekend Auction - Books and Prints. 132 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 59 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Entertainment Memorabilia. 857 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Native American and Western Auction - Advertising. 121 lots

Sun. Apr. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/1.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/11. 249 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.