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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 14 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 25 August 2018 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 denominated in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,630,994 as 4,915 lots were offered and 4,282 sold for an 87% success rate.  As we have come to expect, when the number of lots offered declines the percentage of lots sold rises.  Why?  Because interest in buying is relatively constant so constant interest pursuing fewer lots generates higher bids.  This is the way it works.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: $8,588,130 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,976,946 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: $1,349,640 
Arader GalleriesSelect Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: $1,226,283 


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

Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 203.05% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 120.07% 
Morton SubastasCartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 115.89% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61% 
Heritage AuctionsANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56% 
Northeast AuctionsTHE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86% 
Northeast AuctionsSummer Auction on August 19th: 92.11% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89% 
Alaska AuctionOnline only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80% 
EldredsThe Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 21st: 82.81% 
Alaska AuctionMulticultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61% 
EldredsJapanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1964 Mickey Mantle World Series Home Run Record-Setting Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9. on August 19th Actual price: USD $1,320,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $810,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on August 19th Actual price: USD $420,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Co. Babe Ruth #151 Rookie PSA VG-EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  5. Morton Subastas On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. on August 21st Actual price: USD $246,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1930-31 Babe Ruth Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract--The Richest of His Career. on August 19th Actual price: USD $243,600.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Color "Ty" Cobb SGC 50 VG/EX 4. on August 19th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  8. Arader Galleries Mitchell Map of North America, 1755 on July 28th Actual price: USD $201,300.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1927 Babe Ruth Home Run #48 Baseball Signed and Notated in Ruth's Hand! on August 19th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1922 Babe Ruth Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967-2018 Super Bowl Full Ticket Run of 52--Number One All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry! on August 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1914 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson #88 PSA EX 5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  14. Arader Galleries Pitt's English Atlas on July 28th Actual price: USD $122,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1078b $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  16. Arader Galleries Origin of Mason Dixon Line on July 28th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont Christy Mathewson Portrait PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on August 19th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts Color Trial Specimen. on August 17th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 17th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  21. Arader Galleries Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum on July 28th Actual price: USD $97,600.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1072a $100 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note Cut Sheet of Four PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 17th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1964 American League Most Valuable Player Award from The Brooks Robinson Collection. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1952 Ted Williams Game Worn Boston Red Sox Jersey, MEARS A10. on August 19th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Philadelphia, PA - $100 1882 Brown Back Fr. 520 The Western NB Ch. # 656 on August 17th Actual price: USD $90,000.



21 total sales reported this week:


Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on August 23rd: 90.48%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Color Theory on August 22nd: 78.57%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on August 22nd: 85.94%
Northeast Auctions. Summer Auction on August 19th: 92.11%
Eldreds. The Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 22nd: 87.50%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on August 18th: 88.89%
Eldreds. Japanese Art - Prints on August 22nd: 80.23%
Northeast Auctions. THE SUE MACKAY & PETER FIELD COLLECTION on August 18th: 92.86%
Morton Subastas. Cartography, Geography, Science and Religion. on August 21st: 33.43%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 21st: 82.81%
Alaska Auction. Online only: Prints, Iditarod memorabilia on August 15th: 87.80%
Alaska Auction. Multicultural Auction - Prints, Books on August 16th: 82.61%
Arader Galleries. Select Language?? Arader Galleries Summer Auction on July 28th: 48.89%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 18th: 94.61%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/14 on August 21st: 97.90%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles on August 19th: 93.56%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 93.86%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 20th Century Pop Culture and Animation Art - Online bidstart 7/24 on August 8th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 99.80%
Heritage Auctions. ANA WFOM World Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia on August 17th: 78.28%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/12 on August 19th: 97.90%  

 


For the week ahead 14 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 27th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 38 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints, Photographs. 43 lots

Tue. Aug. 28th
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . World Treasures Featuring a Variety of Exceptional Fine Art & Antiques From a Multitude of Worldwide. 18 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 8/21. 529 lots
Kedem Auction. Jerusalem . Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art. 401 lots

Wed. Aug. 29th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Fine Art, Asian and Antiques. 100 lots
Forum Auctions in Italy. Roma. Online Sale: A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library - Part II. 376 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books. 261 lots
Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC. Timonium. BOOKS! MAPS! and MORE! ….. LIVE and Online Auction!. 410 lots

Thu. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera. 1280 lots

Sat. Sep. 1st
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Sun. Sep. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/5. 240 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/26.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/26.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.