• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
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    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.

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Rare Book Hub: 38 Auctions Archived, another 54 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 6 December 2019, 38 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 1 in Swiss francs, 13 in euros, 5 in British pounds, 18 in US dollars and 1 in South African rand.  Turnover was $9,920,703 as 10,364 lots were offered and 8,333 sold for an 80% success rate.  Demand continues to outstrip supply in the auction rooms.

 

 

For the week ahead 54 auctions are scheduled.

 

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: $2,353,863 

 


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

Heritage AuctionsCollection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 217.38% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersBooks on December 6th: 155.59% 
Christian Hesse AuktionenAnniversary Sale - Part 3 : Books from the 16th to 20th Century on November 23rd: 146.52% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 134.90% 
Grogan and CompanyFall Auction on November 17th: 130.97% 
AguttesAristophil - 28 * Germanica on December 4th: 125.45% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 5th: 107.51% 


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

Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/2 on December 1st: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 98.71% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 97.10% 
Heritage AuctionsCollection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 95.99% 
Grogan and CompanyFall Auction on November 17th: 95.65% 
Morphy AuctionsCoin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Posters and Prints on November 21st: 89.91% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 27th: 89.05% 
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 86.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 26th: 86.21% 
North American Auction CompanyNovember Premier Collector Sale - Books, Prints, Signs, Photographs on November 16th: 85.98% 
North American Auction CompanyMontana Antiques on October 26th: 85.95% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 25th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 84.81% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 30th: 84.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 5th: 83.78% 
North American Auction CompanyAntique and Collector's Auction on September 28th: 83.51% 
SothebysSpace Photography - Online bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 83.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 3rd: 82.86% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aguttes MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autographe pour la Sérénade en ré majeur K.185/167a on December 4th Actual price: USD $216,108.
  2. Bonhams On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life on December 4th Actual price: USD $196,209.
  3. Bonhams Vigils on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  4. Bonhams Wood-engravings. Being a Selection of Eric Gill's Engravings on Wood on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  5. Bonhams Autograph letter signed ("Florence Nightingale"), to Dawson W. Turner, on December 4th Actual price: USD $158,373.
  6. Bonhams On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection. on December 4th Actual price: USD $131,325.
  7. Bonhams [Hom?rou Ilias metabl?theisa palai eis koin?n gl?ssan] on December 4th Actual price: USD $106,317.
  8. Morphy Auctions 1920'S COCA-COLA OVERSIZED LEADED GLASS DISPLAY BOTTLE. on November 21st Actual price: USD $86,100.
  9. RR Auction Steve Jobs Floppy Disk on December 4th Actual price: USD $84,115.
  10. Christian Hesse Auktionen Sokratische Denkwürdigkeiten für die lange Weile des Publicums zusammengetragen von einem Liebhaber der langen Weile. Mit einer doppelten Zuschrift an Niemand und an Zween. on November 23rd Actual price: USD $79,763.
  11. Sothebys [APOLLO 8] EARTHRISE, AS PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE APOLLO 8 CM. VINTAGE LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH, 24 DECEMBER 1968. on December 3rd Actual price: USD $60,000.
  12. Bonhams Series of some three hundred and fifty autograph letters, mostly signed ("Varnhagen von Ense"), to Charlotte Williams Wynn: a passionate series containing avowals of love and, indeed, his proposal of marriage on December 4th Actual price: USD $57,286.
  13. Bonhams Journal with a companion volume of watercolour illustrations, kept by Edward Pritchard, on December 4th Actual price: USD $57,286.
  14. Bonhams Measure, for Measure [Extracted from the First Folio]. on December 5th Actual price: USD $52,575.
  15. Bonhams The complete original artwork for "Diana and Her Rhinoceros" on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  16. Bonhams The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue" on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  17. Bonhams [Erotemata. Incipit: , Greek type on December 4th Actual price: USD $49,114.
  18. Bonhams Fanshawe, A Tale. on December 5th Actual price: USD $47,575.
  19. Aguttes NOTE autographe, [Vienne vers 1817] on December 4th Actual price: USD $47,544.
  20. Bonhams Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. Unto which is added, Seven Plays, never before Printed in Folio. on December 5th Actual price: USD $43,825.
  21. Christian Hesse Auktionen Grotesche Capriccios: oder neueröffnete Carnevals Redoute. on November 23rd Actual price: USD $39,882.
  22. Aguttes L.A.S. «Beethoven», [Baden début septembre 1823], à Franz Christian KIRCHHOFFER on December 4th Actual price: USD $38,899.
  23. Aguttes L.A.S. «Jos. Haydn», [Vienne 1er juillet 1799], à Johann Baptist von HÄRING on December 4th Actual price: USD $37,459.
  24. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Noam Elimelech on December 3rd Actual price: USD $36,900.
  25. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Collection of Letters Handwritten and Signed by Rabindranath Tagore, Luareate of the Nobel Prize in Literature on December 3rd Actual price: USD $34,440.



A total of 38 sales reported this week:

Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books on December 6th: 74.22%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Books on December 5th: 69.05%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Seasonal Selections on December 5th: 53.52%
Bonhams. Fine Literature, Featuring Two Private Collections on December 5th: 60.77%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature on December 5th: 75.60%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 5th: 83.78%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Rare and Important Items: A Two Part Auction on December 3rd: 75.21%
Heritage Auctions. Collection of James Kwis Internet Rare Books on December 5th: 95.99%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology - Internet bidstart 11/22 on December 4th: 56.88%
Koller Auctions. Photography on December 2nd: 65.93%
Aste Bolaffi. Sports Memorabilia on December 5th: 60.00%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on December 4th: 43.23%
Aguttes. Aristophil - 28 * Germanica on December 4th: 78.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 3rd: 82.86%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 4th: 86.51%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on December 4th: 53.33%
Grogan and Company. Fall Auction on November 17th: 95.65%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 27th: 89.05%
Sothebys. Space Photography - Online bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 83.26%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Books, Fine Art Prints on November 26th: 48.05%
North American Auction Company. November Premier Collector Sale - Books, Prints, Signs, Photographs on November 16th: 85.98%
North American Auction Company. Montana Antiques on October 26th: 85.95%
North American Auction Company. Antique and Collector's Auction on September 28th: 83.51%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 3 : Books from the 16th to 20th Century on November 23rd: 73.85%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 2 : Private Press Books from The Bear Press, Burgart Presse, Kaldewey Press, on November 23rd: 68.61%
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Anniversary Sale - Part 1 : Modern Art · Photography · Applied Arts on November 23rd: 63.00%
Morphy Auctions. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Posters and Prints on November 21st: 89.91%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/26 on December 3rd: 98.71%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/2 on December 1st: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 30th: 84.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/22 on November 29th: 84.81%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 11/22 on November 28th: 38.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 26th: 86.21%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 25th: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 11/15 on November 24th: 61.29%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/24 on December 1st: 97.10%


For the week ahead 54 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 9th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Holiday Treasures - session 5. 1228 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/29. 49 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Gold Coins, Chabad, Amulets and Belongings of Tzaddikim, Kabala & Chassidic books, Manuscripts and L. 45 lots

Tue. Dec. 10th
Swann Galleries. New York. Illustration Art. 277 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 175 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Books from the Collection of Engineer Don Lorezo Zambrano. 250 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 230 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Rare Books, Literature, Collectibles, & Ephmera. 862 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 12/3. 609 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/3. 180 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Old Master Prints. 297 lots
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations - Online Bidstart 12/3. 224 lots
Christies. New York. Ansel Adams and the American West: Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography. 86 lots
Hindman Auctions. Chicago. Atlanta Collections - Online. 16 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. Worldwide Postal History. 895 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/29. 30 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Santiago Cruz Large Gold Medal Collection of Colombia SCADTA Air Post Issues. 180 lots

Wed. Dec. 11th
Christies. London - King Street. Shakespeare and Goethe: Masterpieces of European Literature from the Schøyen Collection. 79 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Books, including Science & Natural History. 176 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 135 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 525 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photographs. 104 lots
PIASA. Paris. Editions, featuring Sam Francis Gravures. 230 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Best of British: Editions 1950 - 2019. 120 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books. 14 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Isra. 32 lots
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 216 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. PostersRare Books and Autographs. 845 lots
Christies. New York. Fashion Photos - Online bidstart 12/2. 51 lots

Thu. Dec. 12th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books. 368 lots
ALDE. Paris. Ancient and XIX Century Books. 224 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions of the 19th to 20th Centuries. 191 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Photographs. 138 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Marvels of Modern Music - Internet bidstart 12/5. 474 lots
Sothebys. London. The Art of Travel - Online bidstart 12/2. 16 lots
Sothebys. Paris. La Collection Ribes II. 199 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Comic & Illustration Art the Property of a Distinguished American Collector. 211 lots

Fri. Dec. 13th
Charlton Hall. West Columbia, SC. Holiday Sale. 28 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Ancient and Modern Books. 150 lots
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Books and Prints. 1203 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 12/6. 135 lots

Sat. Dec. 14th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - online bidstart 12/6. 38 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The McHugh Collection of HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RAILROADIANA. 145 lots
Michael Treloar. Adelaide SA. Autographs, Manuscripts and Signed Books - Online bidstart 11/29. 189 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Winter Magic. 294 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Autographs, Photographs, Prints. 768 lots

Sun. Dec. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 12/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 12/8.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 11/17. 187 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography - Online bidstart 12/6. 3 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 12/6. 37 lots

Bruce McKinney

 

RBH and AE

 

 

  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.