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Rare Book Hub: 40 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 26 July 2019 40 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, and 31 in US dollars.  Total sales were $16,316,656 as 13,616 lots were offered and 10,891 sold for a stellar 80% success rate.  The average lot brought $1,498.-

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: $8,337,306 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: $2,592,625 
Heritage AuctionsEntertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: $1,934,237 
 

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

SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 197.84% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 167.51% 
SkinnerThe Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 132.77% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 109.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 102.48% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 101.76% 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersSelections from the Collection of Elaine G. Weitzen on July 18th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsGallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc. on July 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/23 on July 21st: 99.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: 99.64% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.43% 
SkinnerThe Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 98.70% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 97.31% 
Case Antiques, Inc.Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 96.67% 
SothebysSpace Exploration on July 20th: 96.27% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 90.48% 
Cowans AuctionsAmerican History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11 on July 24th: 90.00% 
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 87.21% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on July 10th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 85.58% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium and Premium Auctions on July 19th: 84.85% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 15th: 83.64% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 20th: 82.63% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on July 11th: 80.00% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Duane Allman's Circa 1961/1962 Gibson SG, Cherry, Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #15263. on July 21st Actual price: USD $591,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 PSA Mint 9. on July 20th Actual price: USD $396,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 150/30 Eddie Plank PSA VG 3. on July 20th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  4. Sothebys FLOWN TO & USED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE DURING APOLLO 11 6 items mounted together on a special presentation board on July 20th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1933 Butter Cream Babe Ruth PSA EX 5 - A Relic of Hobby History. on July 20th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1902-11 W600 Sporting Life - Type 1 Honus Wagner (Street Clothes) PSA VG-EX 4. on July 20th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  7. Sothebys FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET “LIFTOFF” — THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST MISSION TO LAND ON THE MOON on July 20th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Graham Nash's Woodstock 1969 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar, Serial # 249131. on July 21st Actual price: USD $162,500.
  9. Sothebys FLOWN APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN SHEET “SPLASHDOWN” — THE CREW OF APOLLO 11 MAKES IT HOME ALIVE, on July 20th Actual price: USD $131,250.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Hindu-Red Ty Cobb (Red Portrait) PSA VG-EX 4 - One of Only Six Known. on July 20th Actual price: USD $126,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $111,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 460 Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 - The Only PSA Graded Example! on July 20th Actual price: USD $108,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM 7. on July 20th Actual price: USD $105,000.
  14. Sothebys APOLLO 11 CHECKLIST SHEET USED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE PREPARATIONS TO WALK ON THE MOON LUNAR SURFACE FLOWN on July 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  15. Sothebys NEIL ARMSTRONG Six United States Passports issued to Neil Armstrong from 1954 to 1979 on July 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1958 Topps Bobby Hull #66 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  17. Sothebys FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11 BUZZ ALDRIN’S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED DOW-UNICOVER “APOLLO XI FIRST STEP” COVER on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Drum Walter Johnson (Hands At Chest) PSA VG-EX 4 - Only Two PSA-Graded Examples! on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1960 Topps Willie Mays #200 PSA Gem Mint 10 - Pop Three. on July 20th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 2011 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout Red Refractor Rookie Autograph BGS Gem Mint 9.5 - 10 Autograph - Serial Numbered 1 of 1! on July 20th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  21. Sothebys FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 11 BUZZ ALDRIN’S APOLLO 11 FLOWN CREW-SIGNED APOLLO 11 EMBLEM COVER on July 20th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 20th Actual price: USD $66,666.
  23. Sothebys THE COMPLETE APOLLO 11 FLIGHT PLAN OUTLINING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO ACCOMPLISH MAN’S FIRST LUNAR LANDING on July 20th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  24. Skinner Registrum huius Operis Libri Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus ab Inicio Mundi, [Liber Chronicarum, Nu on July 23rd Actual price: USD $61,500.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle #59 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on July 20th Actual price: USD $60,000.



40 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Art and Illustration on July 25th: 65.55%
Forum Auctions. Artsy: Urban Jungle on July 25th: 54.55%
Cowans Auctions. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 6/13 on June 24th: 74.25%
Cowans Auctions. American History Timed Online Auction - bidstart 7/11 on July 24th: 90.00%
Forum Auctions. Select Modern and Contemporary Editions on July 24th: 59.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on July 24th: 87.21%
Christies. Photographs: New York, New York - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 24th: 64.71%
Skinner. The Mystic Collection: Early Books on July 23rd: 98.70%
Vermot de Pas. 50th Anniversary Sale of the First Man on the Moon on July 21st: 21.55%
OSENAT. Automobilia Online Sale - bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 39.47%
Bonhams. Stonewall@50 - Online bidstart 6/27 on July 19th: 47.24%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/16 on July 23rd: 99.43%
National Book Auctions. Aviation, Easton, Atlases, Socialism, 17th Century, etc. on July 14th: 100.00%
Leland Little Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on July 20th: 100.00%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium and Premium Auctions on July 19th: 84.85%
Case Antiques, Inc.. Historic Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction - Books, Prints, Advertising on July 13th: 96.67%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on July 18th: 90.48%
RR Auction. Olympics - online bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 51.28%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Selections from the Collection of Elaine G. Weitzen on July 18th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Contemporary Prints and Multiples - online bidstart 7/11 on July 19th: 77.78%
Winter Associates. Estate Items from Old Lyme and Massachusetts - Prints, Books on July 15th: 75.00%
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Numismatic Literature on July 13th: 73.95%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on July 11th: 80.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on July 10th: 85.71%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 5: Bargains and Dealer Specials on July 15th: 67.39%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 4: Mining, Pt.2; Railroad, Transportation on July 14th: 64.01%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 3: Minerals, Mining on July 13th: 65.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 2: General Americana Pt.2; Numismatics on July 12th: 54.52%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Summer Americana Auction - Session 1: Native Americana, General Americana on July 11th: 50.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 19th: 85.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 15th: 83.64%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/5 on July 14th: 51.43%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 20th: 99.64%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 20th: 82.63%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 99.56%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment & Music Memorabilia on July 21st: 78.92%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 7/14 on July 21st: 97.31%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 1/23 on July 21st: 99.70%
Sothebys. Space Exploration on July 20th: 96.27% 

 


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jul. 29th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 46 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19. 51 lots

Tue. Jul. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23. 392 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723. 182 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Intervention Documents. 275 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Summer Auction offering WWII/WWI and historical autographs and ephemera.. 1473 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Prints and Books - online only. 22 lots

Wed. Jul. 31st
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 91 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Jewish Books and Manuscripts. 174 lots

Thu. Aug. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1468 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Summer Sale. 44 lots

Fri. Aug. 2nd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 20 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800).

Sat. Aug. 3rd
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. Americana - Books, Prints. 32 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 190 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. August Classic Car, Western Antiques and Collectors Sale. 100 lots

Sun. Aug. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7. 187 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <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.