• <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

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Rare Book Hub: 18 Auctions Archived, another 26 Upcoming this Week

For the week ending April 27, 2019, 18 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Transaction Database, 10 in U.S. dollars, 8 in euros. Sales totalled $13,437,220. There were 7,433 lots offered while 6,297 sold for a success rate of almost 85%. The average lot sold for a healthy $2,134. Another 26 auctions are scheduled for next week. May is a busy month, generally the second busiest of the year after November.

2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: $8,864,348 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: $2,461,572 

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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 137.05% 
Galerie BassengeValuable Books (Varia) on April 16th: 106.62% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 105.59% 


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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24 on April 21st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: 99.61% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 97.60% 
North American Auction CompanyFebruary Premier Collector Auction on February 23rd: 97.00% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Frontier April Auction on April 13th: 94.23% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 93.02% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 20th: 90.63% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb #30 PSA Mint 9. on April 19th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Babe Ruth #32 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $432,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life - Type 2 Honus Wagner (Street Clothes-John "Hans" Wagner) SGC 60 EX 5! on April 19th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #71 PSA Mint 9. on April 19th Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Circa 1860 CDV Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card SGC VG 3. on April 19th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady Rookie Ticket Autograph #144 PSA Gem Mint 10. on April 19th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 39 x 29 in. Not signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  8. Heritage Auctions Untitled Acrylic on canvas 38 x 27 in. Not signed on April 23rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on April 19th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG-EX 4. on April 19th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Carmen, Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, 1929 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 in. Signed lower right on April 23rd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  12. Heritage Auctions Red Snow, Doc Savage magazine cover, February 1935 Oil on canvas 29.75 x 20.25 in. Signed lower left The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $84,375.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37 SGC Mint 9 - Pop Three, One Higher. on April 19th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1912 Boston Garter Christy Mathewson SGC 10 Poor 1. on April 19th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Bobby Jones #3 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  16. Galerie Bassenge Over de voortteeling Surinaamsche Insecten [und... on April 16th Actual price: USD $76,445.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Ty Cobb #14 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, None Higher. on April 19th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1914 Boston Garter Tris Speaker SGC 40 VG 3 - Only Two Graded Examples on the SGC & PSA Census. on April 19th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Tarzan and the Golden Lion, book frontispiece, 1922 Oil on board 35 x 22 in. (sight) on April 23rd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  20. Heritage Auctions Boy Trudging to School, The Saturday Evening Post cover, September 5, 1925 Oil on canvas 28 x 23 in. Signature added later by another hand The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA NM-MT 8. on April 19th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1911 D304 Brunners Bread Ty Cobb SGC 86 NM+ 7.5 - Pop One! The Highest Graded Example! on April 19th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions The Gamble, Life Magazine cover, August 11, 1927 Ink and watercolor on board 14 x 10.75 in. (sight) on April 23rd Actual price: USD $55,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Smoke Screen, 1958 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right The IRI Collection on April 23rd Actual price: USD $55,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1932 U.S. Caramel Rogers Hornsby #11 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop One, None Higher! on April 19th Actual price: USD $52,800.

 

18 total sales reported this week: 

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFortgranite Baltinglass Wicklow Country House Sale - Books and Prints on April 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.60% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/16 on April 23rd: 99.22% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 23rd: 93.02% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Frontier April Auction on April 13th: 94.23% 
North American Auction CompanyFebruary Premier Collector Auction on February 23rd: 97.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 3/24 on April 21st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 97.60% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/14 on April 21st: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Card Catalogue on April 19th: 99.61% 
Galerie BassengeModern Literature and Art Documentation on April 18th: 56.25% 
Galerie BassengeAutographs on April 17th: 53.05% 
Galerie BassengeBibliotecha Scholastica on April 17th: 50.35% 
Galerie BassengeLiterature and Book Illustrations on April 16th: 56.73% 
Galerie BassengeManuscripts and Old Prints on April 16th: 65.54% 
Galerie BassengeValuable Books (Varia) on April 16th: 52.77% 
Galerie BassengeHistory, Geography and Travel Books on April 16th: 47.95% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 20th: 90.63% 

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 63 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples. 58 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. JOHANNESBURG | FINE ART & DESIGN AUCTION - Prints. 41 lots

Tue. Apr. 30th
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples. 225 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 4/23. 220 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 4/23. 221 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Prints. 8 lots

Wed. May. 1st
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 436 lots
Bonhams. Edinburgh. The Sporting Sale. 26 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Antiques and Interiors - Day 2 - Prints. 16 lots

Thu. May. 2nd
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 447 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana - Including California and the West. 455 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 193 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 325 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints. 131 lots

Fri. May. 3rd
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Rare Books. 4743 lots

Sat. May. 4th
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Americana and Political. 359 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. May Gallery Auction. 83 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. American and European Fine Art - Prints. 52 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 165 lots

Sun. May. 5th
Grogan and Company. Dedham. Spring Auction - Books and Prints. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 4/7. 198 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 4/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 4/28.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Aelian, Ohio, Americana, Atlases, Collecting, Antique, etc..

Michael Stillman

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