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RBH: 27 Auctions Archived, 26 upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 19 May 27 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 7 denominated in euros, 7 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was $23,129,067 as 9,408 lots were offered and 7,872 sold for a robust 84% success rate.  The average price was $2,938.

 

For the week upcoming 31 auctions are scheduled.

 

5 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: $12,201,974 
SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: $3,019,974 
ChristiesPhotographs on May 17th: $2,131,481 
SothebysPhotographs on May 17th: $1,764,788 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: $1,138,462 

6 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

De Baecque and AssociesPhotographs on May 16th: 243.61% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 228.93% 
Aste BolaffiPoster on May 10th: 131.92% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 131.52% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 119.38% 
ALDEA Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 105.16% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersExposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on May 12th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34% 
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on May 11th: 97.69% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67% 
TooveysAntiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93% 
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45% 
PBA GalleriesSpring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 15th: 81.58% 
TooveysPrints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Death Dealer 6 Painting Original Art (1990). on May 12th Actual price: USD $1,792,500.
  2. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (DC, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $573,600.
  3. Sothebys FIFTEEN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MECCA, THE MAHMAL, TAIF AND PILGRIMS ON THE HAJJ. on May 15th Actual price: USD $400,950.
  4. Sothebys 'AVEDON/PARIS', 1978 on May 17th Actual price: USD $319,950.
  5. Sothebys A COMPLETE SET OF LAS CASAS'S INDIAN TRACTS, WITH AN EARLY INSCRIPTION STATING THIS BOOK WAS OWNED BY INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA on May 15th Actual price: USD $227,813.
  6. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $227,050.
  7. Heritage Auctions Justice League of America #1 (DC, 1960) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $215,100.
  8. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Large Size American Flag on a Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, Framed. on May 11th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  9. Sothebys ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF OMAN AND IRAQ PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSUL IN MUSCAT TO THE BRITISH POLITICAL AGENT IN THE GULF. on May 15th Actual price: USD $185,625.
  10. Heritage Auctions Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $173,275.
  11. Sothebys THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. on May 15th Actual price: USD $168,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  13. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on May 12th Actual price: USD $167,300.
  14. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $161,325.
  15. Christies Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 on May 17th Actual price: USD $160,313.
  16. Sothebys DE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELD, … on May 15th Actual price: USD $143,438.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Yarrowstalks #2 "Head Comix" Complete 1-Page Story Original Art (Yarrowstalks, 1967). on May 12th Actual price: USD $143,400.
  18. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  19. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum X-Men #102 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1976). on May 12th Actual price: USD $131,450.
  20. Christies Elephant drinking, Amboseli, 2007 on May 17th Actual price: USD $118,125.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and George Roussos (as G. Bell) Fantastic Four #25 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on May 12th Actual price: USD $113,525.
  22. Sothebys '78 DEGREES NORTH', SVALVBARD, NORWAY 2017 on May 17th Actual price: USD $109,688.
  23. Christies 17h 58m / -25°, 1990 on May 17th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  24. Sothebys LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. on May 15th Actual price: USD $101,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #29 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 12th Actual price: USD $95,600.



27 total sales reported this week:

RR Auction. John Brennan Rock and Roll Collection - Internet Bidstart 5/10 on May 17th: 68.39%
PBA Galleries. Spring Miscellany on May 17th: 86.37%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 2 on May 17th: 12.37%
Sothebys. Photographs on May 17th: 72.22%
Christies. Photographs on May 17th: 71.07%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Motoring, Cycling, Maritime and Railway History on May 17th: 73.53%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on May 16th: 88.93%
ALDE. A Collection on Savoie and the Mountain - Part 1 on May 16th: 59.80%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographs on May 16th: 69.62%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs and Documents on May 15th: 54.33%
Tooveys. Prints and Maps on May 16th: 80.87%
Tooveys. Antiquarian and Collectors Books on May 15th: 89.63%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon on May 15th: 65.24%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Literature on May 15th: 86.45%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 15th: 81.58%
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. 70 years of COBRA. The Gert Jan Hemmink collection on May 14th: 77.88%
University Archives. Fantastic Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics on May 8th: 66.54%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/8 on May 15th: 98.34%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on May 12th: 72.22%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Catalogue Auction - Prints, Books on May 12th: 91.67%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Exposition Auction - Books and Prints on May 11th: 100.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Poster on May 10th: 53.78%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 94.80%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/6 on May 13th: 99.64%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on May 11th: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/15 on May 13th: 93.95%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on May 12th: 99.53%


For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 52 lots

Tue. May. 22nd
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 33 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Small Decorative Art. 257 lots
Sothebys. London. Musical Manuscripts. 74 lots
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 139 lots
Sothebys. London. Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family. 45 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/15. 680 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. United States and Confederate States Postal History. 663 lots

Wed. May. 23rd
Christies. Paris. The Collector: Works of Art, Prints. 1 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 335 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Books and Manuscripts. 239 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Japanese Prints. 49 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica. 299 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 158 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Online Only: Books and Prints. 28 lots

Thu. May. 24th
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 195 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 1. 380 lots

Fri. May. 25th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 275 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books, Maps, Prints. 1410 lots
Ader. PARIS. Old and Modern Prints - Day 2. 394 lots
Ferraton. Bruxelles. Books. 1075 lots

Sat. May. 26th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. 20th Century Spirit. 14 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Spring Auction - Books, Autographs, Prints. 820 lots

Sun. May. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/29. 213 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/20.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000