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Rare Book Hub: 31 Auctions Archived, another 19 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 2 August 2019 31 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 5 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was $4,458,500 as 7,971 lots were offered and 6,432 sold for an 81% success rate.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 28th: $1,974,865 



1 auction saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Forum AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on July 25th: 162.47% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723 on July 30th: 100.00% 
National Book AuctionsAviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc. on July 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21 on July 28th: 99.62% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 28th: 99.56% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.23% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 98.29% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters on July 28th: 96.63% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsFine Art, Antiques and Collectors Items on July 27th: 93.75% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale. on July 13th: 90.12% 
Forum AuctionsBooks and Works on Paper on July 25th: 90.04% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on July 30th: 89.13% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsPop Culture on July 27th: 87.91% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 27th: 85.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 83.65% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 22nd: 82.19% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Winner's Auctions Ltd Handwritten Missive Written by Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, Author of Divrei Chaim on July 24th Actual price: USD $115,900.
  2. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). Very Fine-. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Dracula (Universal, 1931). Very Fine+. Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1944). Fine+ on Linen. Australian One Sheet (26.5" X 40.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Very Fine. Hair and Makeup Keybook Photos (12) (7.5" X 9.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  6. Bubb Kuyper Zon en maan (Sun and moon). on May 24th Actual price: USD $52,198.
  7. Heritage Auctions Foolish Wives (Universal, 1922). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (26.5" X 40"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942). Good+ on Cardstock. Window Card (13.75" X 21.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $33,600.
  9. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Beyond a Young Boy's Dream Textured Acrylic on Board by Alan Bean, 4th Man to Walk on the Moon, and Celebrated Artist on July 28th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1939). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 78.5") Roadshow BP Style, Armando Seguso Artwork. . on July 28th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  11. Heritage Auctions The Golem (Paramount, 1920). Near Mint-. CGC Graded Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  12. Bubb Kuyper Hol en bol (Convex and concave). on May 24th Actual price: USD $25,055.
  13. Bubb Kuyper Straatje in Scanno, Abruzzi (Street in Scanno, Abruzzi). on May 24th Actual price: USD $23,663.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (c.1973). Very Fine. Original 300'- Reel of Original 16mm Work Print Outtakes. on July 28th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  15. Winner's Auctions Ltd Hasagot HaRamba"n z"l. Constantinople, 1510. First Edition. Post Incunabula. Extremely Rare Book. on July 24th Actual price: USD $21,960.
  16. Bubb Kuyper MANUSCRIPT MAP, pen and brown ink and watercolour, 18th cent. w. 19th cent. on May 24th Actual price: USD $20,879.
  17. Winner's Auctions Ltd Discovery! Six Notebooks with the Writings and Torah Thoughts of the Mysterious Sage, Mr. Shoshani on July 24th Actual price: USD $20,740.
  18. Heritage Auctions Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1946). Fine/Very Fine. First Post-War Release Italian Photobusta (19" X 13.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions World Without End (Allied Artists, 1956). Very Fine- on Linen. 24 Sheet (233" X 105.5"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  20. Bubb Kuyper Lagrime di S. Pietro, descritte dal Signor Luigi Tansillo. Tenor Primo/ Tenor Secondo. on May 24th Actual price: USD $18,095.
  21. Heritage Auctions The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1946). Fine+ on Linen. First Post-War Release French Grande (47" X 63"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $17,400.
  22. Bubb Kuyper Manuscript songbook, on May 24th Actual price: USD $16,703.
  23. Winner's Auctions Ltd Historic Discovery. Unknown Autograph Work by Rabbi Shlomo Algazi. 17th Century on July 24th Actual price: USD $15,860.
  24. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles Cortés, Hernando -- 1527 Document Signed in Full by the Spanish Conquistador on July 28th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  25. Heritage Auctions The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Universal, 1923). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Insert (14" X 36"). on July 28th Actual price: USD $15,600.



Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on July 31st: 57.14%
Potomack Company. Prints and Books - online only on July 30th: 63.64%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Summer Auction offering WWII/WWI and historical autographs and ephemera. on July 31st: 77.80%
Morton Subastas. Books and Intervention Documents on July 30th: 32.00%
Forum Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on July 25th: 90.04%
National Book Auctions. Aviation, Catholic, Kennedy, 17th Century, Magazines, etc. on July 28th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on July 30th: 89.13%
Skinner. Country Americana - Books and Prints on July 25th: 78.26%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. Collectibles on July 28th: 69.48%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Pop Culture on July 27th: 87.91%
Eldreds. The Marine Sale - Books and Prints on July 25th: 45.71%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Fine Art, Antiques and Collectors Items on July 27th: 93.75%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Railroadiana and Autographs on July 24th: 67.94%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic do on July 24th: 69.76%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 723 on July 30th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/23 on July 30th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/21 on July 28th: 99.62%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Fur Rondy memorabilia on July 25th: 73.08%
Alaska Auction. Currency, framed prints on July 24th: 36.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on July 23rd: 98.29%
Guernseys. A Century at Sea - A Comprehensive Maritime Auction - Day 2 on July 20th: 76.42%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 7/11 on July 18th: 28.68%
Guernseys. A Century at Sea - A Comprehensive Maritime Auction on July 19th: 59.00%
North American Auction Company. Montana's Largest Western Antique & Collector Sale. on July 13th: 90.12%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/30 on July 28th: 99.56%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 7/19 on July 26th: 83.65%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 22nd: 82.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/12 on July 21st: 35.29%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - Online bidstart 7/12 on July 20th: 50.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters on July 28th: 96.63%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on July 27th: 85.19%


For the week ahead 19 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 5th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 155 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Online bidstart 7/26. 48 lots

Tue. Aug. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30. 342 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Weekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30. 155 lots

Wed. Aug. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 574 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring WWII - Internet bidstart 7/19. 963 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction. 287 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints. 91 lots

Thu. Aug. 8th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 217 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books. 84 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Summer Miscellany - Golf Books. 310 lots
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Cleveland. Works on Paper - Prints. 358 lots

Fri. Aug. 9th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800). 61 lots

Sat. Aug. 10th
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Prints, Books.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 192 lots

Sun. Aug. 11th
Skinner. Marlborough. The Forke Collection of Early Americana.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Sports Collectibles Weekly Online bidstart 7/14. 307 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc.. 76 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts.

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.