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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 29 September 2018 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Australian dollars, 11 denominated in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars. Turnover was $21,548,033 as 8,956 lots were offered and 6,911 sold for a 77% success rate.

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: $8,150,658 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: $5,799,668 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: $1,268,800 



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

Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersOrnithology - including Books on September 21st: 302.32% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 264.29% 
Dorotheum Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 186.56% 
TajanParisian Library on September 25th: 158.48% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 116.57% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 111.56% 
Venator and HansteinMASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 100.80% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 100.31% 


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

Heritage Auctions1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00% 
SothebysAlias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69% 
Leland Little AuctionsImportant Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsSeptember Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBooks on September 14th: 90.00% 
SkinnerFine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on September 25th: 84.62% 
Il PonteInterior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Eddie Plank PSA NM 7 - Pop Three, One Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $690,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Sherry Magee ("Magie" Error) PSA NM-MT 8 - The Single Finest Example Known! on September 20th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  3. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58) on September 26th Actual price: USD $504,240.
  4. RR Auction Apple-1 Computer on September 25th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Old Mill Ty Cobb (Green Portrait) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Eight, None Higher. on September 20th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/649 Overprint Christy Mathewson (White Cap) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  7. Sothebys  UNTITLED 1-5 (L. PP. 30-33) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  8. Sothebys VAMPIRE II (WOLL 41; SCHIEFLER 34) on September 26th Actual price: USD $247,500.
  9. Sothebys MUHAMMAD ALI (F. & S. II.179-182) on September 26th Actual price: USD $239,250.
  10. Sothebys QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337) on September 26th Actual price: USD $214,500.
  11. Sothebys THE ENTOMBMENT (B., HOLL. 86; NEW HOLL. 284; H. 281) on September 26th Actual price: USD $198,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 John McGraw (Finger in Air) PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop One! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42 Overprint Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop One, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Cy Young (Bare Hand Shows) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  15. Sothebys MADONNA (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.60[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  16. Sothebys MADONNA AND SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.62) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  17. Sothebys THE SCREAM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.58[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $165,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/25 Walter Johnson (Hands at Chest) PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $156,000.
  19. Sothebys TOMATO SOUP (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.46) on September 26th Actual price: USD $148,500.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Ty Cobb (Bat On Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8 - None Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  21. Sothebys EVA MUDOCCI (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.59) on September 26th Actual price: USD $140,250.
  22. Sothebys MICK JAGGER (F. & S. II.143) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  23. Sothebys FRANÇOISE SUR FOND GRIS (B. 681; M., PP. 195) on September 26th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  24. Sothebys SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON'S ARM (AFTER MUNCH) (F. & S. IIIA.61[B]) on September 26th Actual price: USD $123,750.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Christy Mathewson (Dark Cap) PSA NM-MT 8.5 - Pop One, One Higher! on September 20th Actual price: USD $120,000.



31 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on September 27th: 85.27%
University Archives. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics on September 26th: 76.74%
Leland Little Auctions. Important Fall Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on September 22nd: 96.36%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints, Photographs on September 26th: 60.00%
RR Auction. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 9/13 on September 25th: 64.81%
Sothebys. Alias Daniel Cordier on September 27th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples on September 26th: 91.75%
Tajan. Parisian Library on September 25th: 62.91%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. September Quarterly Sale on September 25th: 96.00%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on September 25th: 79.84%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana on September 25th: 57.24%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents on the History of Mexico on September 25th: 26.06%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/18 on September 25th: 97.85%
Australian Book Auctions. Books, Documents, and maps including Voyages, Exploration and Travels, Ephemera, Australiana, Prin on September 24th: 71.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on September 25th: 84.62%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Prints, Modern Books on September 22nd: 56.95%
Venator and Hanstein. Books, Prints and Drawings, Autographs on September 21st: 39.68%
Venator and Hanstein. MASTERPIECES OF GRAPHICS OF FIVE CENTURIES on September 21st: 55.68%
Il Ponte. Interior Decoration - Prints and Photographs on September 21st: 82.24%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories - Books and Prints on September 22nd: 63.01%
Ader. Books and Photographs on September 20th: 60.55%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Books on September 14th: 90.00%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples; Photographs on September 21st: 86.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Ornithology - including Books on September 21st: 57.66%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on May 23rd: 32.64%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 8/26 on September 23rd: 97.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/16 on September 23rd: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection on September 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. 1909-11 T206 PSA Set Registry Catalog Auction on September 20th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on September 22nd: 95.81%

 

For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:


Mon. Oct. 1st
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MIDDLE-EAST AND ETHNIC JEWELLERY - ONLINE AUCTION - bidstart 9/18. 52 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 59 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 28 lots

Tue. Oct. 2nd
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 138 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs. 384 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Prints. 320 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 9/25. 677 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Prints Before 1900. 88 lots
PIASA. Paris. Tribute to Joy Henderiks and his commitment to Restos du Coeur - Prints. 33 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors Books. 203 lots

Wed. Oct. 3rd
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 536 lots
Pandolfini. Florence . Works on Paper: 15th-19th Century - Prints. 15 lots
Sothebys. New York. Contemporary Photographs. 78 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs. 130 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Collection of NOA Living presented by Leland Little Auctions and Iron Horse Auction Co. - Poster. 62 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints and Maps. 187 lots

Thu. Oct. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Literature. 514 lots
Sothebys. New York. Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams. 82 lots
Christies. New York. An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks. 64 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Advertising. 61 lots

Fri. Oct. 5th
Christies. New York. Photographs. 181 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Documents, Books and Manuscripts. 1246 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 5390 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Posters - Prints. 281 lots

Sat. Oct. 6th
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 99 lots
J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC. Syosset. Printed Music. 471 lots

Sun. Oct. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 9/30.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 9/9. 174 lots

 

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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 €
  • <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter Used to Write "A Moveable Feast", Impeccable Provenance From His Biographer A. E. Hotchner. $50,000 to $100,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Samuel Colt, "The Gun that Won the West": 3 Signed Patent Items for "Revolving Cylinder Guns". $40,000 to $50,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Jack Kerouac's Own Typewriter From His Estate Used to Write His Very Last Book. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Rare Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence Printed in 1848. $15,000 to $18,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Superb Tchaikovsky ALS to Napravnik, 4pp on "Mazeppa". $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Wounded Knee Massacre Same Day Eyewitness Account by Participant, "the 7th needn't be ashamed of today's record". $10,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Gordon Bryant Portrait -- Finest Known. $8,000 to $9,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Neil Armstrong ALS on NASA Letterhead Regarding His X-15 Flights. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> M. Gandhi Letter: "the life span of human beings is preordained..." -- Fantastic Spiritual Content. $7,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>University Archives<br>Autographs, Books & Relics Including Kerouac Estate<br>& Hemingway<br>February 26, 2020</b>
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> "Damn the torpedoes!" Riveting 24pp ALS of Admiral Farragut's Steward Describing the "Battle of Mobile Bay”. $6,000 to $7,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Abraham Lincoln Signed Order to Suspend Execution. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>University Archives, Feb. 26:</b> Napoleon DS Featuring Imperial Eagle and Enormous Great Seal Appointing Norman Politician Baron of the Empire. $4,000 to $5,000.
  • <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.