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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 20 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 9 August 2019, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 3 auctions denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $11,977,614 as 6,831 lots were offered and 5,893 sold for an 86% success rate.  Not bad for the summer doldrums!

 

For the week ahead 20 sales are posted.  Bon chance!

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: $9,330,161 


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

Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 149.56% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 145.23% Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 104.87% 

 

14 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 
 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAnimation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69% 
Heritage AuctionsComics on August 2nd: 99.39% 
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 7th: 97.80% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88% 
Cowans AuctionsCleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55% 
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersPrints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 6th: 84.52% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 San Francisco Pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $915,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Creepy #17 Cover Painting Original Art (Warren, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $264,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $204,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks Rug Riders' Last Flight Painting CB-OIL 97 Original Art (1975). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $126,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema The Defenders #9 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $102,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Don Heck and George Roussos The Avengers Annual #1 Internal Splash Page Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Sal Buscema Captain America #137 Cover Spider-Man and Falcon Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel Weird Science #19 Complete 7-Page Story "The One Who Waits" Original Art (EC, 1953). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #11 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus Alpha Edition BGS 9 Signed on Case by Artist (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $84,600.
  14. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 (DC, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions All Star Comics #3 Billy Wright Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  16. Eldreds My Provincetown Studio on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Eldreds Sail Boat on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks In Voodoo Land Painting CB-OIL 60 Original Art (1973). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Charlie Brown and Lucy Original Art dated 1-18-59 (United Feature Syndicate, 1959). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Strange Tales #127 "The Thing" Pin-Up Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $57,600.
  23. Heritage Auctions All-American Comics #16 (DC, 1940) CGC Conserved VF 8.0 Off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $52,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Moderate/Extensive (A-4) Cream to off-white pages. on August 2nd Actual price: USD $50,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Green Lantern #10 Complete 10-Page Story "The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath!" Original Art (DC, 1962). on August 2nd Actual price: USD $49,200.

 

 

21 total sales reported this week:

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books Auction on August 7th: 93.38%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on August 8th: 50.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on August 7th: 97.80%
PBA Galleries. Summer Miscellany - Golf Books on August 8th: 73.23%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Featuring WWII - Internet bidstart 7/19 on August 7th: 58.77%
Swann Galleries. Vintage Posters on August 7th: 64.81%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 6th: 84.52%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Animation Art: Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit on August 2nd: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana - Books, Prints on August 3rd: 96.88%
University Archives. Superb Selection of Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos & Books, start time 10:30 am EST on June 26th: 71.43%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - Internet bidstart 7/30 on August 6th: 99.12%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Prints, Signs, Books on July 23rd: 95.35%
Cowans Auctions. Cleveland Fine and Decorative Art - Maps on August 2nd: 96.55%
Eldreds. The Summer Sale on August 2nd: 56.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) Online bidstart 7/26 on August 2nd: 79.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 97.94%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.69%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 7/7 on August 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics on August 2nd: 99.39%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 3rd: 86.84%

 


For the week ahead 20 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 12th
Bonhams. New York. Prints and Multiples Online - bidstart 8/6. 178 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 63 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) Online bidstart 8/2. 49 lots

Tue. Aug. 13th
Doyle New York. New York. Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson. 364 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection. 461 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Antiquarian and Collectors' Books. 177 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - Bidstart 8/6. 407 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Online Bidstart 8/6. 168 lots

Wed. Aug. 14th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 232 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 250 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs. 96 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.. 244 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 140 lots

Thu. Aug. 15th
RR Auction. Amherst. Pop Culture, Featuring Woodstock - Online bidstart 8/8. 542 lots
Heritage Auctions. Chicago. ANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction. 123 lots

Sat. Aug. 17th
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books and Ephemera. 614 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Summer Magic Auction - Online only. 276 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 191 lots

Sun. Aug. 18th
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians & Associates, LLC. Portsmouth NH . Summer Americana and Marine Auction. 29 lots
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Dickens, Sci-Fi, Catholic, Pulp, Antique, Decorative, etc.. 76 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Peter I, Tsar]. <i>Simboly i emblemata ukazom i blagopovedenii imperatora Petra Alekseevicha [Symbola et emblemata jussu atque auspiciis Petri Alexeidis].</i> Amsterdam, 1705. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Charlemagne, Adolf. Benefice d'Adieu de Madame Naptal. [St Petersburg: 16th February 1873]. £30,000 to £40,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> [Military. Album.] [An album of drawings of weapons and their accessories, drawn from nature by the Second Cadets Corps.] St Petersburg, 1800. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Pushkin, Alexander. <i>Evgenii Onegin.</i> St Petersburg: Dep. of Public Education, 1825-1832. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Christie’s London, Nov. 27:</b> Sumarokov, Pavel. <i>Dosugi krymskogo sud’i ili vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu. [The Leisure of a Crimean Judge or a Second Tour to Tauris].</i> St Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1803-5. £50,000 to £80,000
  • <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Macbeth: A Tragedy.</i> London, 1673. FIRST SEPARATE AND FIRST QUARTO EDITION. THE CHARLTON HESTON COPY. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>In Our Time.</i> Paris, 1924. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. <i>Fanshawe, A Tale.</i> Boston, 1828. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. <i>Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.</i> Boston, 1854. FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.</i> London, 1685. THE FOURTH FOLIO, Brewster/Bentley issue. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> STEIG, WILLIAM. Original maquette and 58 finished drawings for <i>The Agony in the Kindergarten,</i> one of Steig's most important books. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> VERNE, JULES. <i>A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.</i> New York & London, 1872. FIRST EDITION, RARE AMERICAN ISSUE, with Scribner & Welford cancel title. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 5:</b> KING, STEPHEN. <i>Carrie.</i> New York, 1974. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE MACINTOSH PROTOTYPE. 1983. The earliest known Macintosh with "Twiggy" drive, one of only two known working machines. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> PLATO. <i>Timaeus</i> [AND] <i>Critias</i> [from Ficini's 1484 Opera]. A LANDMARK OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> LOVELACE, AUGUSTA ADA. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage Esq. London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, JOURNAL ISSUE, MOST IMPORTANT PAPER IN EARLY DIGITAL COMPUTING. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Signed by Steve Wozniak, used in development of Apple II. $200,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 4:</b> DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection.</i> London, 1859. FIRST EDITION. $80,000 to $120,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Dr. Seuss, pen, ink & watercolor, calendar illustration, Thomas D. Murphy Company, 1937. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Georges Lepape, <i>Sur la Terrasse,</i> gouache & pencil, cover for <i>Vogue,</i> 1930. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Dana Gibson, <i>The Coming Game, Yale vs. Vassar,</i> pen & ink, for <i>Life</i> magazine, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>H.A. Rey, color pencil, charcoal, watercolor & gouache, for <i>Rafi et les 9 singes,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, pen & ink, for Kenneth Grahame’s <i>Bertie’s Escapade,</i> 1949. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>The Biggest Star Measured So Far,</i> ink & wash, original <i>Peanuts</i> cartoon, published 1961. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Saul Steinberg, <i>12 Biographies, A to B,</i> pen & ink with collage, final illustration in his book <i>The Labyrinth,</i> 1960. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b><br>Jo Mielziner, <i>A Streetcar Named Desire,</i> watercolor, graphite & gouache, first color study for the award-winning 1947 production. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Nevermore,</i> watercolor & ink, for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1973. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> James Montgomery Flagg, <i>I Should Worry,</i> watercolor, gouache & graphite, cover for <i>Judge</i> magazine, 1914. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Edward Gorey, <i>Swan Lake, Hunters/Siegfried, Van Rothbart,</i> watercolor, pen & ink, costume designs, 1975. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 10:</b> Ludwig Bemelmans, <i>Sketch for Madeline,</i> gouache & ink. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Fust-Schöffer-Bibel from Gutenberg-Press, 1462. Est: € 1,000,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. W. Weinmann, <i>Phytanthoza-Iconographia,</i> 1735-45. Est: € 60,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>O. Kokoschka, <i>Die träumenden Knaben,</i> 1917. Est: € 10,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>Z. Lilius, <i>Orbis breviarium,</i> 1493. <br>Est: € 10,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> <i>Gazette du Bon Ton,</i> 1912-22.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 100,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Ptolemaeus, <i>Geographie,</i> 1513.<br>Est: € 100,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>E. L. Kirchner, <i>Umbra vitae,</i> 1924.<br>Est: € 6,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Miró, <i>Midi le trèfle blanc,</i> 1968. Est: € 2,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 25th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b> Clemens V., <i>Constitutiones,</i> 1471.<br>Est: € 14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>C. Gesner, <i>Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch,</i> 1563-81. Est: € 5,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, November 25:</b><br>J. Itten, <i>Utopia,</i> 1921. Est: € 2,000