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Rare Book Hub: 14 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 11 August 2018 14 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 10 in US dollars. Total sales were $7,823,586 as 4,070 lots were offered and 3,654 sold for a 90% success rate. Interest in buying has become an every month phenomena.  This past week it was comics. 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: $6,670,739 
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 111.49% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 100.76% 


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

Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 4th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 7th: 91.23% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47% 
Potomack CompanyNative American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Escape on Venus Painting Original Art (1972). on August 4th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Gene Colan and Bill Everett Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1968). on August 4th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  4. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "The Great Gatsby" on August 4th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Brian Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke Story Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1988). on August 4th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man #55 Cover Doctor Octopus Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 4th Actual price: USD $105,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #60 Splash Page 1 Captain America Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 4th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Weird Science #22 Cover Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 4th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 Story Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). on August 4th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #35 Larson Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved NM- 9.2 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Unused Illustration Original Art (c. 1975). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #5 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 4th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-26-38 (King Features Syndicate, 1938). on August 4th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  14. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  15. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb Coney Island Baby Cover Original Art (East River Records, 2017). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Dave Gibbons Watchmen #7 Nite Owl's Hovercraft Cover Original Art (DC, 1987). on August 4th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Alex Raymond Jungle Jim Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-23-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). on August 4th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  18. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller The Complete Frank Miller Batman #1 Hardback Cover Element and Interior Illustrations Original Art and Book (DC, 1989). on August 4th Actual price: USD $43,200.
  19. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. "History of the Indian Tribes of North America" on August 4th Actual price: USD $41,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #57 Sandman Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on August 4th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $38,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #48 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $37,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #6 Story Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC Conserved FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 4th Actual price: USD $36,000.



14 total sales reported this week:

Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 9th: 86.47%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books with Art and Illustration on August 9th: 55.17%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera – Erle Stanley Gardner, Wood Carving, etc.t on August 4th: 100.00%
Tooveys. Decorative Pictures - Prints on August 8th: 73.33%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/31 on August 7th: 98.77%
Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.. U.S. Marshals Service National Live/Online Simulcast being held in Round Rock, Texas on August 4th: 100.00%
Potomack Company. Native American and Western Auction on July 31st: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 7th: 91.23%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Select Modern & Contemporary Editions on August 2nd: 45.98%
Eldreds. Summer Americana Sale - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 67.35%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/8 on August 5th: 88.68%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/29 on August 5th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 4th: 99.73%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 4th: 94.71%

 

For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 13th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 74 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Fine Books, Maps and Manuscripts - online bidstart 8/2. 137 lots

Tue. Aug. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/7. 315 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. 214 lots
Quagga Rare Books and Art. Cape Town. Quagga Auction- Internet bidstart 8/9. 41 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Online Auction 16: Jewish & Israeli History, Art & Culture. 500 lots

Wed. Aug. 15th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books Online. 335 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia. 41 lots

Thu. Aug. 16th
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books. 23 lots

Fri. Aug. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 114 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia. 221 lots

Sat. Aug. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 1134 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. Summer Auction. 113 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles. 497 lots
Northeast Auctions. Portsmouth. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION. 14 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera. 423 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 162 lots

Sun. Aug. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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.
  • <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