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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 25 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 24 January 2020, 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 9 denominated in euros, 6 denominated in British pounds, and 20 in US dollars.  Turnover was $6,420,526 as 8,688 lots were offered and 7,390 sold for an 85% success rate.  Auctions continue to be strong.

 

For the week ahead 25 sales are posted.

 

1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Forum AuctionsEditions and Works on Paper on January 21st: $1,238,398

 

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

Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersOnline Timed Only - American Historical, Political, and Collectible Ephemera on January 23rd: 176.27% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on January 21st: 165.67% 
De Baecque and AssociesModern Books on January 22nd: 135.23% 
Il PonteBooks and Manuscripts on January 21st: 131.75% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on January 22nd: 130.89% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on January 18th: 111.84% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 13th: 100.91% 


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

Heritage AuctionsThe David Hall T206 Collection Part III Sports Card Catalog Auction on January 16th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 99.73% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Pre-War Baseball Collectibles - online bidstart 1/5 on January 19th: 99.71% 
Heritage AuctionsWeekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 99.50% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 99.23% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on January 22nd: 95.68% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/12 on January 19th: 95.27% 
TooveysPostcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on January 21st: 92.75% 
Il PonteBooks and Manuscripts on January 21st: 90.72% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 90.12% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersOnline Timed Only - American Historical, Political, and Collectible Ephemera on January 23rd: 89.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 18th: 87.50% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on January 19th: 86.84% 
University ArchivesBooks on January 16th: 85.92% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesRare Collectibles: Autographs, Documents, Photos, etc. on January 23rd: 85.24% 
PBA GalleriesLiterature and Fine Press Books on January 23rd: 84.95% 
North American Auction CompanyNew Year's Collectors Sale on January 11th: 84.93% 
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on January 22nd: 84.36% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana - Books, Prints on January 24th: 84.00% 
Clars Auction GalleryFine Art - Prints on January 18th: 83.55% 
De Baecque and AssociesModern Books on January 22nd: 83.55% 

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 13th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives A. Lincoln Signed Book Formative to his Views on Slavery Later Presented and Inscribed by His Law partner Herndon with Fantastic 100 years of Provenance on January 16th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  2. Forum Auctions Rude Copper on January 21st Actual price: USD $131,062.
  3. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Pair of Original Watercolors on January 23rd Actual price: USD $126,234.
  4. University Archives Abraham Lincoln Among Finest Known Signed Photo Given to Soldier, Defender of Washington, D.C. PSA Mint 10, Incredible Provenance! on January 16th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  5. RR Auction Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Gold Winner's Medal with Case on January 16th Actual price: USD $66,993.
  6. Forum Auctions Kalendarium cum Tabulis Astronomicis on January 22nd Actual price: USD $65,533.
  7. Forum Auctions Summa de casibus poenitentiae et matrimonio on January 22nd Actual price: USD $52,426.
  8. RR Auction Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Silver Winner's Medal on January 16th Actual price: USD $49,411.
  9. Forum Auctions Wrong War on January 21st Actual price: USD $48,930.
  10. Forum Auctions Morons (Sepia) on January 21st Actual price: USD $45,435.
  11. Forum Auctions Trolleys (colour) on January 21st Actual price: USD $43,687.
  12. University Archives Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, Extremely Rare DS on January 16th Actual price: USD $40,625.
  13. RR Auction John, Jacqueline, and Caroline Kennedy Signed Inaugural Address (Inscribed to His Father Joe Sr.) with Ticket and Photograph on January 23rd Actual price: USD $37,293.
  14. Forum Auctions The Great Gatsby on January 22nd Actual price: USD $36,043.
  15. Forum Auctions Untitled No.12 on January 21st Actual price: USD $34,950.
  16. University Archives FDR Signed Declaration of War "Date of Infamy" Inscribed to Eleanor. A monumental Roosevelt Item Which Includes Other Important Addresses of FDR and Churchill And a Huge Tipped In Facsimile on January 16th Actual price: USD $34,375.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sovereign 460 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA EX 5 - Pop One, None Higher for Brand/Series! on January 16th Actual price: USD $33,600.
  18. Il Ponte Theatrum orbis terrarum. – Parergon. – Nomenclator ptolemaicus. on January 21st Actual price: USD $33,276.
  19. RR Auction John F. Kennedy's Personally Worn Back Brace on January 23rd Actual price: USD $31,710.
  20. Forum Auctions Santa Claus (Feldman & Schellmann II.266) on January 21st Actual price: USD $28,821.
  21. Skinner Self Portrait on January 23rd Actual price: USD $28,750.
  22. RR Auction Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch and Torchbearer Track Suit on January 16th Actual price: USD $28,590.
  23. Forum Auctions [Breviarum decreti] on January 22nd Actual price: USD $27,852.
  24. Forum Auctions Michelle and John Spike on January 21st Actual price: USD $26,212.
  25. Forum Auctions Pumpkin 2000 (Green) (Kusama 300) on January 21st Actual price: USD $25,430.

 

35 total sales reported this week:

Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana - Books, Prints on January 24th: 84.00%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Pictures and Prints on January 24th: 50.00%
Skinner. Fine Prints and Multiples, Fine Photographs on January 23rd: 78.85%
RR Auction. RR Auction: The Paloger Collection of John F. Kennedy Memorabilia, Historic Photographs + Original N on January 23rd: 48.61%
PBA Galleries. Literature and Fine Press Books on January 23rd: 84.95%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Rare Collectibles: Autographs, Documents, Photos, etc. on January 23rd: 85.24%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Online Timed Only - American Historical, Political, and Collectible Ephemera on January 23rd: 89.05%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints - online only bidstart 1/7 on January 23rd: 65.38%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian Books on January 23rd: 76.74%
De Baecque and Associes. Modern Books on January 22nd: 83.55%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on January 22nd: 95.68%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints, Advertising Signs on January 22nd: 69.17%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints - online only bidstart 1/7 on January 22nd: 77.27%
Vermot de Pas. History and Regions of France on January 20th: 23.18%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 99.23%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on January 22nd: 84.36%
Forum Auctions. Editions and Works on Paper on January 21st: 76.59%
Tooveys. Prints, Maps and Posters on January 22nd: 76.77%
Heritage Auctions. Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 1/14 on January 21st: 99.50%
Tooveys. Postcards, Cigarette Cards; Photographs, Autographs, & Ephemera on January 21st: 92.75%
Il Ponte. Books and Manuscripts on January 21st: 90.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 21st: 53.76%
North American Auction Company. New Year's Collectors Sale on January 11th: 84.93%
University Archives. Books on January 16th: 85.92%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on January 19th: 86.84%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on January 18th: 83.55%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/13 on January 20th: 99.73%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Pre-War Baseball Collectibles - online bidstart 1/5 on January 19th: 99.71%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/12 on January 19th: 95.27%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 18th: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/10 on January 17th: 90.12%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 13th: 80.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/3 on January 12th: 74.47%
RR Auction. Olympics - online bidstart 1/9 on January 16th: 47.95%
Heritage Auctions. The David Hall T206 Collection Part III Sports Card Catalog Auction on January 16th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 27th
Sothebys. New York. Fine Manuscripts and Printed Americana. 169 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/17. 60 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 101 lots

Tue. Jan. 28th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Only - Select and Modern and Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper. 93 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Printed Books and Manuscripts. 235 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 299 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Book Auction of Explorers, Travelers, Maps, Views, Science and Religion. 272 lots
Chorley's. Gloucestershire. Spetchley Park - The Attic Sale - Books. 163 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Chabad, Seforim, Hassidut, Glosses & Signatures, Postcards and Photo's, Holocaust and Antisemitism,. 327 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/17. 34 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online. 829 lots

Wed. Jan. 29th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps, Documents. 473 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Fine Art - Prints. 54 lots

Thu. Jan. 30th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 202 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer - Part III. 146 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books and Manuscripts. 414 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The 1952 Topps & 1953 Topps PSA Set Registry Auction. 763 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Work and Photography. 238 lots
Rossini. Paris. Lithographs, Engravings. 130 lots

Fri. Jan. 31st
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 1/24. 181 lots

Sat. Feb. 1st
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Literature. 426 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 42 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Feb. 2nd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/24. 30 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000