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8 Auctions Archived, 33 Sales Upcoming This Week

We were unable to enter all of the past week's auctions so we are slighly behind. They will be made up next week. For this past week, ending June 9, eight auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction History, all denominated in U.S. dollars. Total sales were $3,307,325. There were 3,397 lots offered with 3,025 sold, for a robust sell through rate of 89%. The average price was $1,093.

 

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: $1,345,900
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: $1,257,082

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

Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 397.75%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 293.29%


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

Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%


8 total sales reported this week:

Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture on June 5th: 64.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on June 5th: 74.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/6 on June 3rd: 98.24%
Leland Little Auctions. 19th Annual Memorial Day Auction - Prints, Books on May 28th: 99.07%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 94.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. European Comic Art on June 2nd: 88.29%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Hergé Tintin, Coke en Stock Planche 58 Journal Tintin du 4 décembre 1957 (Casterman - 1958). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $425,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Cuzco Children, Peru, December on June 5th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  3. Heritage Auctions Hugo Pratt Corto Maltese : Les Ethiopiques (Casterman, 1978). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris on June 5th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park on June 5th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Barber Shop, New Orleans on June 5th Actual price: USD $45,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Migrant Mother (contact sheet, six photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Saddle I, Paris (at the Hotel Lancaster) on June 5th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Page du 7 mars 1971 (United Feature Syndicate, 1971). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Guedras in the Wind, Morocco on June 5th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  11. Heritage Auctions Mankind, Yirol, South Sudan on June 5th Actual price: USD $23,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions St. Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Hell's Angel: Doug on June 5th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  14. Heritage Auctions Finland on June 5th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  15. Heritage Auctions Moebius L'Incal Noir Planche 25 (Humanoïdes Associés, 1991). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $21,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions Interior of Coal Miner's Home with Rocking Chair and Advertisements on Wall, West Virginia on June 5th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Weirdo n°15 Parodie de Publicité (Last Gasp, 1985). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $20,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Poppy on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Photographs Portfolio (twelve photographs) on June 5th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Strip du 15 janvier 1957 (United Feature Syndicate, 1957). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jack Kamen Weird Science #9 Planche 1 (EC, 1951). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $18,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions Carrie in Sand (detail) on June 5th Actual price: USD $16,250.
  24. Heritage Auctions Peter Pan, Etude de personnage en peinture pour les ?Sirènes par Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1953). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.
  25. Heritage Auctions Will Eisner The Spirit Planche 1 - 29 janvier 1950 (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1950). on June 2nd Actual price: USD $16,250.

 

For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. Fine Art 17th-20th Century - Prints, Photographs, Autographs. 182 lots
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books - Natural History. 245 lots

Tue. Jun. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 286 lots
Christies. London - King Street. South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints. 9 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 786 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Arts of India - Prints, Illustrations, Manuscripts. 155 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 6/6. 628 lots

Wed. Jun. 13th
ALDE. Paris. First Editions of the 19th and 20th Century. 290 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 12 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/18. 1012 lots

Thu. Jun. 14th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/7 PREVIEW. 386 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 184 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 694 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1344 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 153 lots
Christies. New York. The Portland Audubon. 1 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 205 lots
Christies. New York. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Including Americana. 212 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 414 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints and Photographs. 55 lots

Fri. Jun. 15th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture. 74 lots

Sat. Jun. 16th
Artcurial. Paris. Photography.
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of David Baldwin, Part II. 185 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Art - Prints.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Animation Art. 1144 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Important Summer Auction. 60 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 180 lots

Sun. Jun. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 5/20. 236 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/10.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aguttes Neuilly 2 • ORIGIN (S) • WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE. 45 lots

Mike Stillman

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €