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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> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Latin Book of Hours, around 1480.<br>Est: € 30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Northern journeys - Collection of around 120 works, 17th-19th century.
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>J. Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> 1922. Est: € 8,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>Florilegium, <i>Fleurs du Printemps et de l‘Este,</i> around 1630. Est: € 35,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>T. R. Malthus, <i>An essay on the principle of population,</i> 1798. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br><i>Bulla aurea,</i> 1485. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>A. Verschaffelt, <i>Iconographie des Camellias,</i> 1848-60. Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. Duchamp & A. Breton, <i>Le surréalisme en 1947,</i> 1947.<br>Est: € 16,000
    <center><b> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on July 6th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>H. Schedel, <i>Liber chronicarum,</i> 1493.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>M. E. Chevreul, <i>De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs,</i> 1839.<br>Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, July 6:</b><br>F. Léger & P. Éluard, <i>Liberté j‘écris ton nom,</i> 1953. Est: € 15,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Great Blue Heron,</i> hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate, 1834. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, <i>A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia,</i> Dalrymple edition, 1755. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>The Birds of America,</i> sign & inscribed to Brantz Mayer, 1840-44. $18,000 to $22,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli & Jean Baptiste Nolin, Paris, 1688. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Henri Abraham Chatelain, <i>Atlas Historique,</i> 7 volumes, Amsterdam, 1705-1720. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Johann Baptist Homann, <i>Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum...,</i> Nuremberg, circa 1750s. $12,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Lowell Mason, <i>Musical Exercises for Singing Schools,</i> Boston, 1838. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries July 9:</b> Alexander Wilson, <i>American Ornithology,</i> 9 volumes, Philadelphia, 1808-14. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> Acted at the Dukes-Theatre. London: printed for William Cademan, 1673. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD. Panorama of San Francisco, from California-St. Hill. [San Francisco:] Morse's Gallery, 1877. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> BRUNUS ARETINUS, LEONARDUS. <i>De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto.</i> Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1471. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HILL, JOHN. <i>Compleat Body of Gardening.</i> London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> GASPAR DE PORTOLA. Document Signed Twice ("Gaspar de Portola," & "M. Portola"), 29 pp, Puebla, Mexico, December 10, 1780. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> VINGTIEME SIECLE. A complete set of the second series of <i>Vingtieme Siecle (XXe Siecle),</i> together with all fourteen special numbers. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Online Only<br>25 June to 8 July 2020</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed ("F.D.R.") as President, Washington, [1941], to Norman Davis, on White House stationery. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> HAYEK, FRIEDRICH AUGUST. Autograph Manuscript, "Discipline of Civilisation." $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ADAMS, HANNAH; ADAMS, THOMAS "BOOK". Daubuz, Charles. <i>A Perpetual Commentary On The Revelation Of St. John.</i> London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1720. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> EMPEROR NORTON. Photograph signed ("Norton I"), albumen print carte-de-visite. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun. 25 – Jul. 8:</b> ROBERTS, DAVID. <i>Egypt and Nubia from Drawings Made on the Spot ... with Historical Descriptions by William Brockendon.</i> London: F.G. Moon, 1846-9. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Albert Einstein, typed letter signed, explaining the nature of his personal atheism and belief in God. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington. Autograph letter signed to Bryan Fairfax, looking forward to the Treaty of Paris, 5 February 1783. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Alfred Swaine Taylor. Early “photogenic drawing,” photograph of a fern, dated 2 December 1839. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> "Departure of Mr. Lincoln—Parting Address" in the <i>Weekly Illinois State Journal,</i> Vol. XXX, No. 1541, Springfield, February 13, 1861. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Harrison document signed certifying the service of Daniel Cumbo, a black Revolutionary soldier. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Front page printing of the Articles of Confederation in the <i>New-Jersey Gazette,</i> Vol. 1, No. 22. Trenton, April 29, 1778. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> George Washington Funeral Procession Broadside. Boston, January 6, 1800. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Philippe Laroque, printed score for “The Heroe of New Orleans Battle.” Philadelphia, 1815. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Report of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle in the War of 1812, in <i>Supplement to the Quebec Gazette,</i> 24th October 1812. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>Including the Eric C. Caren Collection Part 8<br>Online July 6 - 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760. London, 1760. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Elegy on the Death of James Lawrence, Esq. late Commander of the U.S. Frigate Chesapeake. [Boston]: A. Bowen, 1813. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Jul. 6 to 21:</b> Benjamin Lincoln's Commission as Major General, signed by John Hancock, 19 February 1777. $30,000 to $50,000.