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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday 20 April 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 27 in US dollars, 3 in euros, and 5 in British pounds.  Turnover was $19,418,649 as 8,310 lots were offered and 6,947 sold for a 84% success rate.  Buying interest continues to be high.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: $11,669,625 
RR AuctionSpace and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: $1,369,233 
Swann GalleriesClassic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: $1,237,780 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: $1,035,736 


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

Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 176.64% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 156.66% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 151.61% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 138.24% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 106.61% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 105.96% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 100.38% 
ALDEAtlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 100.10% 


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

Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on April 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsApril Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77% 
Purcell AuctioneersIrish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33% 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62% 
Doyle New YorkRare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 14th: 86.00% 
Neal Auction CompanySpring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 16th: 85.14% 
Waverly AuctionsRare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsVintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14% 
Clars Auction GalleryPrints, Books on April 13th: 81.86% 
Potomack CompanyLive and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesRare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies Angst, from Album des Peintres Graveurs on April 18th Actual price: USD $831,000.
  2. Christies Vampyr II (Vampire II) on April 18th Actual price: USD $507,000.
  3. Christies Jazz on April 18th Actual price: USD $495,000.
  4. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  5. Christies Im männlichen Gehirn (In the Man's Brain) on April 18th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  6. Christies Shadows II on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  7. Christies 11 Pop Artists, Volume III on April 18th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  8. Christies Madonna on April 18th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  9. Christies Quatre Lithographies on April 18th Actual price: USD $250,000.
  10. Christies Usuyuki on April 18th Actual price: USD $231,250.
  11. RR Auction Apollo 14 LM Simulator Computer Display and Keyboard (DSKY) from MIT Instrumentation Laboratory on April 18th Actual price: USD $210,261.
  12. Potomack Company THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING STREET BOSTON ON MARCH 5th 1770 on April 13th Actual price: USD $200,000.
  13. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 18th Actual price: USD $181,250.
  14. Christies An Image of Celia, from Moving Focus on April 18th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  15. Christies The Book of Love on April 18th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  16. Christies Le Repas Frugal on April 18th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  17. Christies Minotaure aveugle guidé par une Fillette dans la nuit, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $137,500.
  18. Christies Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  19. Christies Grace Kelly on April 18th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  20. Christies September on April 18th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  21. Dominic Winter Book Auctions China. A group of four personal photograph albums relating to the London Missionary Society and the creation of Peking Union Medical College on April 11th Actual price: USD $122,616.
  22. Christies Die Sünde (The Sin) on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  23. Christies Faune dévoilant une femme, from La Suite Vollard on April 18th Actual price: USD $118,750.
  24. Christies The Brooch. Eva Mudocci on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  25. Christies Sunset on April 18th Actual price: USD $112,500.



35 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 18th: 68.27%
RR Auction. Space and Aviation - Internet bidstart 4/11 on April 18th: 75.31%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 18th: 91.04%
Swann Galleries. Classic and Contemporary Photographs on April 18th: 67.20%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. April Fine Art And Collectors' Passion on April 17th: 52.00%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 18th: 88.62%
Heritage Auctions. Monthly Photographs Online - bidstart 3/27 on April 17th: 77.00%
Doyle New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 17th: 88.32%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on April 16th: 98.31%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on April 14th: 85.98%
Cowans Auctions. Fine Books and Manuscripts - Timed - Bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 75.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 16th: 85.14%
Purcell Auctioneers. Irish Advertising Signs and Rural Bygones on April 10th: 93.28%
Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript Americana on April 16th: 89.33%
Eldreds. Americana Online - bidstart 4/1 on April 15th: 47.30%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 14th: 86.00%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 99.60%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 98.56%
Leland Little Auctions. April Gallery Auction on April 13th: 96.77%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 13th: 55.56%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.86%
Aspire Auctions. Prints - Online - Internet Bidstart 4/5 on April 13th: 66.67%
Potomack Company. Live and Online - Prints, Books on April 13th: 81.25%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.68%
Waverly Auctions. Rare and Important Books, Prints, and Maps on the Subject of Exploration, Travel, and the Natural Wo on April 4th: 83.97%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Illustrious Personalities, Holocaust & Anti-Semitism, Historic Documents, Art, Seforim, Letters from on April 8th: 75.00%
ALDE. Atlases - Maps - Travel Books on April 12th: 73.83%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 2 on April 12th: 51.70%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. 2-Day Book and Ephemera Sale - Day 1 on April 11th: 67.77%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on April 10th: 100.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Vintage Cameras and Photography on April 11th: 82.14%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/17 on April 14th: 99.17%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 98.00%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts and Photography - Online Bidstart 4/4 on April 11th: 81.13%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 13th: 83.91%


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 22nd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 109 lots

Tue. Apr. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16. 258 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 559 lots

Wed. Apr. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States Currency Auction. 1804 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. Central States World Currency. 1147 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 9 lots

Thu. Apr. 25th
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Cape Town. Books - Internet Bidstart 4/18. 479 lots
ALDE. Paris. Guy Bigorie Library. 248 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Prints and Photographs. 11 lots

Fri. Apr. 26th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. East Anglian Sale, Part 1 - including Books and Maps. 12 lots

Sat. Apr. 27th
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 174 lots
Case Antiques, Inc.. Knoxville. Books, Prints. 66 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet. 195 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Fine Sale - Prints.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Native American & Collector Firearms.

Sun. Apr. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/31. 239 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.