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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

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>October Sale<br>October 10, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Benard de. 'CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. $800,000 to $1,200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph. Watercolor for plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple). $450,000 to $550,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> COOK, Captain James. <i>A set of the three voyages comprising...</i> London: 1773-1785. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> KEY, Adrien Thomaszoon. Abraham Ortelius. Oil on Panel. $400,000 to $450,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First Edition. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. <i>Now We Are Six.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. <i>Lolita.</i> First American Edition. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> RAND, AYN. <i>Atlas Shrugged.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> STEINBECK, JOHN. <i>To a God Unknown.</i> First Edition. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Works of H.G. Wells.</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>We Invite You to Consign!<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>25 September 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Chagall (Marc). <i>Cirque,</i> one of 270 copies on Arches signed by the artist, 38 lithographs, 23 colour, Paris, Tériade Éditeur, 1967. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Sangorski (Alberto).- Poe (Edgar Allan). <i>Annabel Lee and Other Poems,</i> illuminated manuscript in gold and colours, bound in turquoise morocco tooled in gilt and inlaid with 35 jewels, [c.1928]. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Darwin (Charles) and Alfred R. Wallace. “On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties...,” contained in <i>Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,</i> 1859. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>25 September 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Ornament.- Basque metalwork.- Zuloaga (Eusebio) and Workshop. Collection of twenty-three original ornament designs for damascening, [19th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Arms and Armour.- Rugendas.- <i>Der Harnisch Von Seinem Entstehen Bis Zu Seinem Wiedervergehen In Bildern Dargestelt Und Gezeichnet,</i> [1714 and later]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Webster (John). <i>A Monumental Columne, erected to the liuing memory of the euer-glorious Henry, late Prince of Wales,</i> rare first edition, Printed by N[icholas]. O[kes]. for William Welby, 1613. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>25 September 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Donne (John). <i>Poems, by J.D. with elegies on the Authors Death,</i> first edition, Printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Iohn Marriot, 1633. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Brangwyn (Frank). <i>Venice,</i> oil on canvas, [c. 1908]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Sewell (Anna). <i>Black Beauty: his Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse,</i> first edition, original cloth, [1877]. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>25 September 2020</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Gray (John Edward). <i>Gleanings from the Knowsley Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall,</i> first edition, one of c.100 copies privately printed for the author, 1850. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> George III (King). Warrant signed "George R" for the payment of £60,634 granted for the North American Provinces to the Province of Massachusetts Bay, D.s., manuscript, [c. 1761-62]. £2,000 to £2,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 25:</b> Mecca, Medina & Damascus.- 2 manuscript plans of Mecca and El Medinah and a map of Damascus, 3 detailed pen and ink drawings with 3pp. of manuscript notes, [late 19th century]. £1,000 to £1,500.
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> DARWIN, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. [With] autograph note signed. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> [FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works ... now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward. <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.</i> [London: Privately Printed], 1926. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bentley, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America…</i> [1839-] 1840-1844. -- AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> 1849-1854. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> OGILBY, John, trans. [MONTANUS, Arnoldus]. <i>America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World…</i> London: Printed by the Author, 1671. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> HOBBES, Thomas. <i>Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.</i> London: printed for Andrew Crooke, 1651. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> BLACKWELL, Elizabeth. <i>A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick…</i> London: John Nourse, 1739. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MILTON, John. <i>Paradise Lost.</i> London: Printed by S. Simmons ... to be sold by T. Helder, 1669. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MALCOLM X. Typed letter signed ("Malcolm X"), to Alex Haley. Cairo, Egypt, 18 September 1964. " 1 page, 8vo. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952. 2 pages, 8vo, creased; morocco folding case. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Autograph manuscript signed ("Frank Lloyd Wright"), entitled "To the Countryside." N.p. [Taliesin?], [June 1926]. 2 pages, 4to, creased. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Paul George Lawler, <i>San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Around the World, <i>North German Lloyd,</i> designer unknown, circa 1910. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Michael Rudolf Wening, <i>Siam,</i> circa 1920s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Sigismunds Vidbergs, <i>Spend Your Holidays at the Wonderful Seaside of Riga,</i> circa 1925. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Jean Dupas, <i>“Where is this Bower Beside the Silver Thames?”</i> 1930. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Charles-Léonce Brossé, <i>Meeting d’Aviation, Nice,</i> 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> John Held Jr., <i>Nantucket,</i> 1925. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Seaverns W. Hilton, <i>Lewis and Clark, Northern Pacific,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Fred Powis, <i>Jasper, Canadian National Railways.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.