• <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>

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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

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>