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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

  • <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
  • <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.