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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>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Sir Isaac Newton, <i>Opticks,</i> first edition, first issue, London, 1704. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Johannes Jacobus Canis, <i>De modo studendi in utroque iure,</i> first edition, Padua, 1476. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Pope Clemens V, <i>Constitutiones,</i> Nuremberg, 1482. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis, <i>Lectura super V libris Decretalium,</i> Basel, 1480-81. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Michael Faraday, <i>Experimental Researches in Electricity,</i> complete set, first editions, London, 1832-56. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> William Gilbert, <i>Tractatus sive physiologia nova de magnete,</i> Sedini, 1628. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> John Bulwer, <i>Philocophus,</i> first edition of the first book in English on the deaf, London, 1648. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> James Cook, complete set, 9 volumes, London, 1773-84. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 24:</b> Nicolaus Bertrand, <i>Opus de Tholosano[rum] Gestis ab Urbe Condita,</i> with the earliest known view of the city of Toulouse, 1515. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> RATZER, Bernard. <i>Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767.</i> London: Jefferys and Faden, “Jan.y” 12, 1776. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. COCKERELL, Sydney C. <i>Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897 [issued 1898]. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. KEATS, John. <i>Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes and Other Poems.</i> Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [GRANT, Ulysses S.— GRANT, Julia, First Lady]. Carved Applewood and 18-karat Gold Jewelry Suite, Browne & Spaulding, Jewelers, New York City, 1865. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [LINCOLN ASSASSINATION]. GARDNER, Alexander. <i>Incidents of the War |Sic Semper Sicariis</i> [caption title]. Washington, D. C.: Philip & Solomons, 1865. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> A COMPLETE COLLECTION of 115 titles published in R. R. Donnelley's Lakeside Classics series. Chicago, 1903-2017. COMPLETE RUN OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING CONTINUOUS SERIES OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. $5,000 to $7,000
    <center> <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana<br>November 6, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> GLEIZES, Albert. METZINGER, Jean. <i>Du Cubisme.</i> Paris, 1947. LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [THE LITTLE REVIEW]. ANDERSON, Margaret, ed. POUND, Ezra, ed. HEAP, Jane, ed. <i>The Little Review.</i> Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 2. 1914-1929. $3,000 to $4,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [MOUNTENEY, Leonard, binder]. LOUŸS, Pierre. <i>Songs of Bilitis.</i> Chicago: Argus Books, 1931. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 6:</b> [HANCOCK, John]. Partly-printed U.S. Loan-Office Transfer Certificate issued on behalf of Hancock. Sgn’d on recto by William Imlay, as Commissioner of Loans of Connecticut. 28 February 1793. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DE CORDOBA, JACOB. <i>Map of the State of Texas.</i> New York, 1866. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ARNOLD, BENEDICT. Autograph bookseller's receipt for Dr. John Dickinson, Signed ("B. Arnold"), February 1767. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("A Einstein") to Cleveland E. Dodge offering early reports on the meetings of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Typed Letter Signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to General Henri Giraud written from a secret bunker in Gibraltar on the eve of Operation Torch, November 4 [but 6], 1942. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> Early Broadside Printing of the GADSDEN PURCHASE, Puebla, August 16, 1854. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ALLEN, ETHAN. Autograph Letter Signed to Crevecouer during the Constitutional Debates in Congress, 2 pp, August 29, 1787. $30,000 to $50,000.
  • <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> DARWIN, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> London John Murray, 1859. FIRST EDITION. THE VERY FINE MELLON-GARDEN COPY. $120,000 to $180,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ECKERT, J. P, H. H. GOLDSTINE, and J. G. BRAINERD. <i>Description of the ENIAC and comments on electronic digital computing machines.</i> N.p., 1945. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY GOLDSTINE. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> EUCLID. <i>Elementa geometriae.</i> Translated from the Arabic by Adelard of Bath. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> [HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON and John JAY]. <i>The Federalist: A Collection of Essays…</i> New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION. $60,000 to $80,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> GALILEI, Galileo. <i>Dialogo...Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano.</i> Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. $30,000 to $40,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> JOYCE, James. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY JOYCE. $120,000 to $180,000
    <center><b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers<br>Library of a Midwestern Collector<br>November 5, 2019</b>
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> KEYNES, John Maynard. <i>The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.</i> London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> NEWTON, Isaac, Sir. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> London: Joseph Streater for the Royal Society, 1687. FIRST EDITION. $150,000 to $250,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> ROWLING, J. K. <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.</i> London: Bloomsbury, 1997. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ROWLING. $80,000 to $120,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Nov. 5:</b> SMITH, Adam. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.</i> London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. FIRST EDITION. $70,000 to $90,000