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Rare Book Hub: 41 Auctions Archived, another 33 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 23 March 2019 41 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 28 in US dollars.  Turnover was $17,869,902 as 13,186 lots were offered and 10,421 sold for a 79% success rate.  Auctions, like the American stock markets, are up and down or in this case down and up.  Auctions are becoming the worldwide marketplace.

 

 

6 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 21st: $5,149,610 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs on March 13th: $1,931,070 
BonhamsFINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA on March 20th: $1,903,383 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints, Photographs on March 20th: $1,397,333 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on March 17th: $1,236,778 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Postal History on March 13th: $1,216,857 

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

FRAYSSE & AssociésCollection of Mr. X - Portulan map on March 14th: 350.75% 
BonhamsFINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA on March 20th: 183.99% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs on March 13th: 141.81% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints, Photographs on March 20th: 132.10% 
BonhamsThe Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - Online, bistart 3/12 on March 21st: 119.86% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Postal History on March 13th: 113.73% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersThe Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II on March 15th: 112.46% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on March 19th: 101.20% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00% 
FRAYSSE & AssociésCollection of Mr. X - Portulan map on March 14th: 100.00% 
Brunk AuctionsPremium Auction on March 22nd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsBooks-on-Books, Antique, Art, Cartography, etc. on March 10th: 100.00% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersThe Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II on March 15th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsDavy Chemistry, Books-on-Books, Americana, etc. on March 17th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 99.80% 
BonhamsFINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA on March 20th: 99.46% 
Neal Auction CompanyAnimation Art - Online Only on March 14th: 99.04% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 98.76% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 98.21% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/17 on March 17th: 96.59% 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBook Auction on March 8th: 94.36% 
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Postal History on March 13th: 94.29% 
SothebysMade in Britain - Prints, Photographs on March 20th: 93.58% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Manuscripts on March 19th: 92.65% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 19th: 91.40% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 16th: 90.06% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 23rd: 89.88% 
Swann GalleriesAutographs on March 21st: 86.87% 
JA Stargardt AutographenhandlungAutographs on March 13th: 84.86% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on March 21st: 84.85% 
Heritage AuctionsMonthly Photographs Online - bidstart 2/27 on March 20th: 83.87%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams An oban yoko-e print entitled Kanagawa-oki nami-ura (Under the Wave off Kanagawa) on March 20th Actual price: USD $475,075.
  2. Christies Moonwalk on March 21st Actual price: USD $454,898.
  3. Christies Fränzi liegend on March 21st Actual price: USD $229,250.
  4. Christies Tête de femme on March 21st Actual price: USD $196,500.
  5. Heritage Auctions Bob Dylan Personally-Owned Fender Electric XII Twelve-String Electric Guitar Played on The Blonde on Blonde Sessions (Serial Number L72261, 1965). on March 17th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  6. Christies Le repas frugal on March 21st Actual price: USD $155,563.
  7. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on March 21st Actual price: USD $131,000.
  8. Christies Manao Tupapau (Watched by the Spirits of the Dead), from: NOA NOA on March 21st Actual price: USD $122,813.
  9. Sothebys DR. NO (1962) POSTER, BRITISH on February 21st Actual price: USD $114,625.
  10. Christies Untitled Etching I on March 21st Actual price: USD $114,625.
  11. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit e. Namenszug und Datum „Soli Deo Gloria. Carl Maria von Weber. Hosterwitz vom 7.-20 August 1818“ am Schluss (S. 87). on March 13th Actual price: USD $113,339.
  12. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. Leipzig 14., 15., 17 und 27.I.1837 sowie o. D. on March 13th Actual price: USD $100,005.
  13. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une fillette dans la nuit, from: La Suite Vollard on March 21st Actual price: USD $98,250.
  14. Christies Equinoxe on March 21st Actual price: USD $98,250.
  15. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Musikmanuskript. 2 S. Querformat (ca. 24 × 30 cm), 16-zeilig. Tinte, mit Korrekturen in Blei. Etwas gebräunt. on March 13th Actual price: USD $93,338.
  16. Sothebys PLUTO AGED TWELVE (FIGURA 91) on March 20th Actual price: USD $91,438.
  17. Sothebys KATE MOSS, DESCENDING, 2007 on March 20th Actual price: USD $91,438.
  18. Christies Te Faruru (Here we make Love), from: NOA NOA on March 21st Actual price: USD $90,063.
  19. Christies Nave Nave Fenua (Delightful Land), from: NOA NOA on March 21st Actual price: USD $90,063.
  20. Bonhams A set of six large woodblock prints: Hansen asa (Sailboats: Morning); Hansen gozen (Sailboats: Forenoon); Hansen gogo (Sailboats: Afternoon); … on March 20th Actual price: USD $87,575.
  21. Sothebys GIRL WITH BALLOON on March 20th Actual price: USD $83,125.
  22. Christies Le marteau sans maître on March 21st Actual price: USD $81,875.
  23. JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung Eigenh. Billett m. U. Wien 2.V.1786 on March 13th Actual price: USD $80,004.
  24. Sothebys GIRL WITH BALLOON on March 20th Actual price: USD $79,800.
  25. Sothebys AUTUMN LEAVES on March 20th Actual price: USD $79,800.



41 total sales reported this week:

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 23rd: 89.88%
Cowans Auctions. American History: Timed Online Auction - Internet bidstart 3/7 on March 18th: 76.51%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Book Auction on March 8th: 94.36%
Brunk Auctions. Premium Auction on March 22nd: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium and Premium Auctions on March 21st: 72.34%
Sothebys. Original Film Posters - Online bidstart 3/11 on February 21st: 74.86%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases on March 21st: 76.13%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on March 21st: 84.85%
Swann Galleries. Autographs on March 21st: 86.87%
Bonhams. The Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye - Online, bistart 3/12 on March 21st: 65.29%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 2/27 on March 20th: 83.87%
ALDE. Modern Bindings and Modern Illustrated Books on March 20th: 73.49%
Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE PRINTS, INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE BERTRAM AND RUTH MALENKA on March 20th: 99.46%
Sothebys. Made in Britain - Prints, Photographs on March 20th: 93.58%
Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Manuscripts on March 19th: 92.65%
National Book Auctions. Davy Chemistry, Books-on-Books, Americana, etc. on March 17th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books-on-Books, Antique, Art, Cartography, etc. on March 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 98.76%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/12 on March 19th: 99.80%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on March 13th: 62.60%
Neal Auction Company. Animation Art - Online Only on March 14th: 99.04%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 19th: 91.40%
FRAYSSE & Associés. Collection of Mr. X - Portulan map on March 14th: 100.00%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 17th: 77.78%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on March 16th: 78.10%
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Spring Auction - Books and Prints on March 16th: 70.36%
Soler Y Llach. Books, Manuscripts and Collecting on March 14th: 46.89%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 2/17 on March 17th: 96.59%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Books - PREVIEW - Internet Bidstart 3/7 on March 14th: 30.83%
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on March 14th: 66.12%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Boards, Japanese Animation on March 16th: 74.15%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett, Part II on March 15th: 100.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Timed Backyard Auction - Books and Prints on March 14th: 72.22%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Timed Auction, Session 2: Fine Art Prints on March 13th: 0.00%
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Autographs on March 13th: 84.86%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Internet bid start 2/22 on March 14th: 59.92%
Robert Siegel Galleries. United States Postal History on March 13th: 94.29%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on March 17th: 71.48%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/10 on March 17th: 98.21%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 16th: 90.06%

 


For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 25th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 64 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Native and Western Art and Culture Reference Books: Timed Live Auctioneers Auction - Bidstart 3/13. 112 lots

Tue. Mar. 26th
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples. 149 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Books. 273 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Spring Quarterly Catalog.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 3/19. 586 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 3/19. 197 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. ART BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ENGINEER DON LORENZO ZAMBRANO. 291 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Manuscripts and Autographs. 63 lots

Wed. Mar. 27th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 263 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Marine and Travel. 157 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 303 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Silver Age Special Collection Internet bidstart 2/27. 359 lots
University Archives. Westport. Outstanding Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Books & Relics. 276 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints from the Collection of Marina Picasso - Online, bidstart 3/20.

Thu. Mar. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana. 407 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Rare Books.
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 365 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 190 lots

Fri. Mar. 29th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Book - Prints - Autographs. 589 lots
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Old Master Prints. 53 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books. 1221 lots
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. Rare Books, Prints and Art. 638 lots

Sat. Mar. 30th
Venator and Hanstein. Köln . Modern and Contemporary Prints - Contemporary Books.
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books in All Fields. 352 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling Memorabilia, featuring the Collection of Tom Blue.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. Mar. 31st
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Militaria.
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Gastronomy.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 3/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/3. 203 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.