• <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 16 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 23 August 2019, 21 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database;  4 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $3,545,685 as 5,366 lots were offered and 4,503 sold for an 84% success rate.  Buyers increasingly buy right through the doldrums because collecting has become a matter of what rather than when.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: $1,909,980 


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

Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 100.78% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 100.00% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 21st: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on August 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 99.57% 
Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: 98.37% 
Alaska AuctionAntique Books on August 22nd: 95.35% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 95.19% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 17th: 93.19% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 88.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 29th: 86.27% 


21 total sales reported this week: 

Alaska AuctionAntique Books on August 22nd: 95.35% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 21st: 100.00% 
Kestenbaum and CompanyPrinted Books and Posters on August 20th: 71.53% 
PBA GalleriesAmericana, Travel & Cartography with Material from the Warren Heckrotte Collection on August 22nd: 75.25% 
Trafford BooksBooks, Photos & Ephemera, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History. on August 14th: 77.46% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on August 20th: 100.00% 
EldredsJapanese Art and the Prints of Paul Jacoulet on August 21st: 71.84% 
Heritage AuctionsMonthly Photographs - Internet bidstart 7/31 on August 21st: 70.10% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 20th: 88.46% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books and Ephemera on August 17th: 79.80% 
North American Auction CompanyAugust Classic Car, Western Antiques and Collectors Sale on August 3rd: 33.00% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs on August 14th: 60.42% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 99.63% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/13 on August 20th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 95.19% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 29th: 86.27% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/19 on July 28th: 76.67% 
RR AuctionPop Culture, Featuring Woodstock - Online bidstart 8/8 on August 15th: 55.54% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 17th: 93.19% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/11 on August 18th: 99.57% 

Heritage AuctionsANA World's Fair of Money Currency Platinum Night Auction on August 15th: 98.37% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2220-F $5,000 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 30 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $117,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-L $1,000 1934 Light Green Seal Federal Reserve Note. PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $114,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1216 $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS About New 50. on August 15th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Fr. 326 $50 1880 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 20. on August 15th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-G $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. on August 15th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PCGS Extremely Fine 40. on August 15th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1133-C $1,000 1918 Federal Reserve Note PMG About Uncirculated 53 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2210-J $1,000 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $39,600.
  9. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1216a $500 1882 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2308* $10 1934 Mule North Africa Silver Certificate. PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  11. Heritage Auctions T2 $500 1861 PF-1 Cr. 2 PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2201-K* $500 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 53. on August 15th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 824 $20 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $25,200.
  14. RR Auction Led Zeppelin Signed Album on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,956.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1219e $1,000 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,800.
  16. RR Auction James Dean Crash Site Photograph Collection on August 15th Actual price: USD $22,499.
  17. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. on August 18th Actual price: USD $22,200.
  18. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2408 $1,000 1928 Gold Certificate. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45. on August 15th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fr. 268 $5 Silver Certificate Face Proofs Four Examples. on August 15th Actual price: USD $21,600.
  20. Heritage Auctions Fr. 178 $100 1880 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25. on August 15th Actual price: USD $20,400.
  21. Heritage Auctions Fr. 97 $10 1875 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30. on August 15th Actual price: USD $20,400.
  22. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-K $1,000 1934 Light Green Seal Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2211-K $1,000 1934 Mule Federal Reserve Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1535* $5 1953C Legal Tender Notes. Original Pack of 100. Very Choice Crisp Uncirculated. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  25. Heritage Auctions Fr. 1220 $1,000 1922 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 20. on August 15th Actual price: USD $19,200.

 


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 26th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 48 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 8/16. 41 lots

Tue. Aug. 27th
Lark Mason Associates. New York. Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Stamps - online bidstart 8/8. 138 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20. 554 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 8/20. 190 lots

Wed. Aug. 28th
University Archives. Westport. Rare Autographs, Books. 257 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 90 lots

Thu. Aug. 29th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 241 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Book Sale - Day 1. 706 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books and Papers: World Travelers and Explorers. 280 lots

Fri. Aug. 30th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Book Sale - Day 2. 139 lots

Sat. Aug. 31st
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Sep. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction - online bidstart 8/4. 136 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 8/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 8/25.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books and EphemeraTurkish Manuscript, Hunt & Fish, Catholic. 108 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.