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Rare Book Hub: 58 Auctions Archived, another 31 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 21 February, 58 auctions have been archived in the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17,144 lots were offered and 12,580 sold for a 73% rate of sale.  Turnover was $8,302,207.


15 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Profiles in HistoryThe Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 1 on October 7th: 276.10% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 20th: 167.02% 
Florence Number NineFine Chinese and Oriental Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 155.81% 
Il PonteFine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 1 and 2 on February 11th: 150.63% 
Il PonteFine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 9 and 10 on February 17th: 149.97% 
Il PonteFine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 13 and 14 on February 19th: 148.66% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 3 on October 9th: 141.61% 
Florence Number NineFine Indian Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 136.82% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana, Part I on February 20th: 117.71% 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on February 20th: 114.18% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Winter Sale on February 15th: 113.46% 
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 19th: 108.74% 
ChristiesNEON DREAMS: EDITIONED WORKS BY KUSAMA, MURAKAMI AND NARA - online bidstart 9/17 on October 1st: 106.51% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 100.76% 
Bogota AuctionRare Books on February 19th: 100.56% 


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

JMW Auction GalleryJMW Auction Gallery's Auction on October 27th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsPresidents' Weekend Gallery Auction on February 15th: 100.00% 
Gateway Gallery AuctionMatchbooks and Comic Books on October 15th: 100.00% 
Aspire AuctionsFebruary Online Auction - Bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/2 on February 16th: 100.00% 
Florence Number NineFine Chinese and Oriental Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 100.00% 
JMW Auction GalleryBooks and Ephemera on January 20th: 99.82% 
Gateway Gallery AuctionBooks from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg on December 5th: 99.75% 
Gateway Gallery AuctionSports Cards and Memorabilia on October 29th: 99.72% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on February 17th: 99.29% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 1/21/ on February 18th: 98.84% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 1 on October 7th: 98.73% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 98.52% 
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Winter Sale on February 15th: 98.44% 
ChristiesNEON DREAMS: EDITIONED WORKS BY KUSAMA, MURAKAMI AND NARA - online bidstart 9/17 on October 1st: 97.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 18th: 93.59% 
Bogota AuctionRare Books on February 19th: 93.40% 
Il PonteFine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 13 and 14 on February 19th: 93.39% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 15th: 93.00% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 3 on October 9th: 92.86% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books on February 20th: 92.86% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 91.44% 
Il PonteFine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 1 and 2 on February 11th: 90.48% 
25 Blythe RoadCharles Miller - Maritime on November 8th: 90.00% 
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Manuscripts on February 20th: 88.65% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 10th: 87.93% 
Cowans AuctionsThe Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana, Part I on February 20th: 86.75% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 20th: 86.36% 
Florence Number NineFine Indian Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 85.71% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 11th: 83.87% 
Profiles in HistoryThe Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 2 on October 8th: 82.05% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Aste Bolaffi 'Frankenstein' directed by James Whale, starring Boris Karloff on February 18th Actual price: USD $100,043.
  2. Swann Galleries Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Sense and Sensibility." on February 20th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  3. Lyon and Turnbull La Navigation du Roy d'Ecosse Jacques Cinquiesme du Nom, autour de son Royaume, & Isles Hebrides & Orchades,… on February 19th Actual price: USD $89,449.
  4. Swann Galleries Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By A Lady. on February 20th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  5. Christies Amour pour toujours on October 1st Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Cowans Auctions Grafton Tyler Brown Mitchell's Point, Looking Down the Columbia, 1887 on February 20th Actual price: USD $59,375.
  7. RR Auction George Washington's Birthday Feast Plate and Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed on February 13th Actual price: USD $57,376.
  8. Profiles in History Carrie Fisher "Princess Leia" personal hand-annotated shooting script from The Empire Strikes Back. on October 9th Actual price: USD $54,400.
  9. Cowans Auctions Harriet Tubman Cabinet Card by H.S. Squyer, Auburn, New York on February 20th Actual price: USD $51,250.
  10. Profiles in History All About Eve "Aged in Wood" hand painted marquee poster gifted to Debbie Reynolds by Bette Davis. All About Eve on October 7th Actual price: USD $51,200.
  11. Christies Pumpkin - Yellow on October 1st Actual price: USD $47,500.
  12. Christies Pumpkin - Blue on October 1st Actual price: USD $43,750.
  13. Cowans Auctions Frederick Douglass Walking Stick, 1888 on February 20th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  14. Christies Pumpkin - Red on October 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  15. Christies Pumpkin - Green on October 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  16. Christies Pumpkin - Black on October 1st Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Forum Auctions An Almanacke and Prognosticatyon on February 20th Actual price: USD $36,966.
  18. Swann Galleries The Catcher in the Rye. on February 20th Actual price: USD $35,000.
  19. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Les Chants de Maldoror. Eaux-fortes originales de Salvador Dali. on February 14th Actual price: USD $34,546.
  20. Cowans Auctions African American Soldier and Medal of Honor Winner Christian A. Fleetwood CDV with Three Additional CDVs of Civil War Soldiers on February 20th Actual price: USD $33,750.
  21. Aste Bolaffi 'Modern times' directed by Charlie Chaplin on February 18th Actual price: USD $32,446.
  22. RR Auction John F. Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis Tiffany Calendar Gift on February 13th Actual price: USD $31,670.
  23. Christies In the Floating World on October 1st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen The Story of the Exodus. on February 14th Actual price: USD $29,231.
  25. RR Auction John Adams Letter Signed on February 13th Actual price: USD $29,136.




58 total sales reported this week:

JMW Auction Gallery. JMW Auction Gallery's Auction on October 27th: 100.00%
JMW Auction Gallery. Books and Ephemera on January 20th: 99.82%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Prints on May 28th: 40.82%
Christies. NEON DREAMS: EDITIONED WORKS BY KUSAMA, MURAKAMI AND NARA - online bidstart 9/17 on October 1st: 97.44%
Christies. Photographs by Norman Seeff: the Lost Archive - Online bidstart 9/27 on October 9th: 56.00%
Blacksparrow. Dr. Shocker's Auction of Horror on October 26th: 61.90%
Il Ponte. Fine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 1 and 2 on February 11th: 90.48%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Manuscripts on February 20th: 88.65%
PBA Galleries. Rare Americana & Cartography with the Robert M. Ebiner Zamorano 80 Collection on February 20th: 74.35%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 20th: 86.36%
Eldreds. February Evening Sale on February 20th: 57.14%
Cowans Auctions. The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana, Part I on February 20th: 86.75%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books on February 20th: 92.86%
Spink Shreves Galleries. Worldwide Postal History on February 28th: 67.67%
Spink Shreves Galleries. Postal History and Manuscripts on July 18th: 54.61%
PIASA. Photography Books, etc. - Online bidstart 5/16 on May 26th: 32.54%
Florence Number Nine. Fine Indian Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 85.71%
Florence Number Nine. Fine Chinese and Oriental Works of Art - Prints on July 19th: 100.00%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 14th: 51.00%
Treadway Toomey Auctions. Inaugural Objects Online Auction on August 19th: 66.06%
Bogota Auction. Rare Books on February 19th: 93.40%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on February 19th: 75.79%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 19th: 74.86%
Il Ponte. Fine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 13 and 14 on February 19th: 93.39%
Soler Y Llach. Alberto Marin Library on February 19th: 39.04%
Trafford Books. Books, Photos & Documents, Coins, Postcards, Postage Stamps and Postal History. on February 19th: 76.62%
Il Ponte. Fine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 11 and 12 on February 18th: 69.70%
Aste Bolaffi. Posters on February 18th: 78.11%
RR Auction. Presidential Memorabilia Ft. White House China from Raleigh DeGeer Amyx on February 13th: 74.19%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/11 on February 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 1/21/ on February 18th: 98.84%
Profiles in History. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection on December 17th: 0.00%
Profiles in History. The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 1 on October 7th: 98.73%
Profiles in History. The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 2 on October 8th: 82.05%
Profiles in History. The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - Day 3 on October 9th: 92.86%
Pandolfini. Modern and Contemporary Works of Art - Prints on December 5th: 63.64%
Gateway Gallery Auction. Books from the Samuel Buterbaugh Estate of McConnellsburg on December 5th: 99.75%
Gateway Gallery Auction. Matchbooks and Comic Books on October 15th: 100.00%
Gateway Gallery Auction. Sports Cards and Memorabilia on October 29th: 99.72%
25 Blythe Road. Charles Miller - Maritime on November 8th: 90.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Winter Sale on February 15th: 98.44%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 18th: 93.59%
25 Blythe Road. Bruce Marchant - Film Posters and Memorabilia - Internet bidstart 11/9 on November 11th: 37.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 98.52%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on February 17th: 99.29%
Il Ponte. Fine Art Prints and Photographs 472 - sessions 9 and 10 on February 17th: 64.71%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Collectibles, Ephemera on February 17th: 75.54%
Morton Subastas. Opportunities for Book Lovers on February 15th: 29.51%
Leland Little Auctions. Presidents' Weekend Gallery Auction on February 15th: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Stocks and Bonds. Mining and Railroad on February 15th: 60.87%
Aspire Auctions. February Online Auction - Bidstart 2/7 on February 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/2 on February 16th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 15th: 93.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 91.44%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 11th: 83.87%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 10th: 87.93%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 1/31 on February 9th: 69.09%
Binoche et Giquello. Antiquarian and Modern Books on February 13th: 56.48%


For the week ahead 31 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 24th
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Furnishings - Fine Art Prints. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 2/14. 65 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 96 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. First Part of Jen Pierre Coffe's Library. 442 lots

Tue. Feb. 25th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern and Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper. 75 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Classic and Contemporary Photographs. 334 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Edward Gorey and Illustration Art. 197 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE WARS OF INTERVENTION IN MEXICO. 398 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 9/27. 36 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Military History - Papers and Books. 16 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Fine Art - Prints and Books. 64 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/18. 638 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/18. 142 lots

Wed. Feb. 26th
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 226 lots
ALDE. Paris. George Pompidou Library. 141 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Prints and Multiples. 249 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Great American Comics Online Auction Featuring the Jack Kent Collection. 206 lots
University Archives. Westport. Autographs, Books, Relics, Kerouac, Hemingway. 288 lots
ALDE. Paris. Original Editions of the 19th to 21st Centuries. 187 lots

Thu. Feb. 27th
Bonhams. New York. Geometric Abstraction: Prints & Multiples Online bistart 2/20. 140 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 2/21. 50 lots

Fri. Feb. 28th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Books: Avant Garde, Surrealism. 314 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Winter Auction Weekend Event.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/21. 151 lots

Sat. Feb. 29th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins - Part 3. 283 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Vintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction. 399 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Mar. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Charles Pease Collection Special Currency Online Auction. 392 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/16. 193 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/21. 33 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Manuel Orazi, <i>La Maison Moderne,</i> 1900. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>The Century, Midsummer Holiday Number,</i> 1897. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee, Sarah Bernhardt,</i> 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> H.A. Volodimer, <i>Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,</i> 1923. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Vini d’Italia,</i> circa 1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>l’Oie d’Or,</i> circa 1930. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> <i>James Bond Does It Everywhere in “Thunderball!”</i> designer unknown, 1965. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Palace Hotel, St. Moritz,</i> 1920. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>“Contour” Arrow Form-Fit Collars,</i> 1917. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Ski at Lake Placid,</i> 1938. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 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.
  • <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>