• <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.
  • <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>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

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Rare Book Hub: 28 Auctions Archived, another 27 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 3 April 2020, 28 sales were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 2 denominated in Swiss Francs, 6 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos and 17 in US dollars.  Turnover was $5,782,329 as 6,990 lots were offered and 6,145 sold at a stellar 88% success rate.  Folks are staying indoors while pursuing interesting material where and when they find it.

 
1 auction saw its total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysPhotographs - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 3rd: $2,994,875 
 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 135.04% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 31st: 122.90% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 119.98% 


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

Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersCountry Americana - Books and Prints on March 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/15 on March 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsMarch Estates Auction - Fine Art Prints on March 28th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.29% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 30th: 98.77% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on March 29th: 95.87% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 28th: 94.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 31st: 93.42% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 91.67% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsGambling Memorabilia and Playing Cards on March 28th: 90.10% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 88.57% 
Brunk AuctionsEmporium Auction on March 27th: 87.80% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction - Prints, Books on March 28th: 87.50% 
Addison and SarovaRare Books on March 28th: 84.98% 
Alexander Historical AuctionsSpring Auction 2020 on April 1st: 84.64% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 23rd: 81.82% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys UMSCHLAG FÜR DIE ZEITSCHRIFT "BROOM" (PHOTOGRAM 'COVER FOR THE MAGAZINE "BROOM"') on April 3rd Actual price: USD $524,000.
  2. Profiles in History Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Flash Gordon #1 on March 31st Actual price: USD $512,000.
  3. Sothebys MEMENTO (UB40) on April 3rd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys 'THE HAND OF MAN' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Sothebys PORTFOLIO VII on April 3rd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  6. Sothebys UN GESTO DEL CAPO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $100,000.
  7. Profiles in History Alex Raymond original Sunday comic strip artwork for Jungle Jim #1 on March 31st Actual price: USD $96,000.
  8. Sothebys 'CABBAGE LEAF' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Sothebys SIX TENANT FARMERS WITHOUT FARMS, GOODLET, HARDEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS on April 3rd Actual price: USD $87,500.
  10. Sothebys THE GRAND TETONS AND THE SNAKE RIVER, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING on April 3rd Actual price: USD $68,750.
  11. Sothebys 'KATE MOSS (HAND ON NECK)' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  12. Sothebys CATHERINE PARR on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  13. Sothebys 'PHG. 10_1' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $52,500.
  14. Sothebys DAN AYKROYD AND JOHN BELUSHI, HOLLYWOOD on April 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  15. Sothebys 'CALLA LILY' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $50,000.
  16. Sothebys 'TWO GUEDRAS' on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  17. Sothebys PRESS++20.31 on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  18. Sothebys MOTHER AND BABY OF FAMILY ON THE ROAD, TULELAKE, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA on April 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  19. Sothebys HELLO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  20. Sothebys SELECTED FILM STILLS FROM THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI on April 3rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  21. Sothebys POLLYANNA on April 3rd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  22. Sothebys SAN FRANCISCO on April 3rd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  23. Sothebys CARELESS on April 3rd Actual price: USD $30,000.
  24. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Avot DeRabbi Natan on March 31st Actual price: USD $30,000.
  25. Sothebys CINDY CRAWFORD, NEW YORK on April 3rd Actual price: USD $27,500.




28 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Photographs - Online bidstart 3/24 on April 3rd: 61.31%
Eldreds. April Sale - online only on April 2nd: 66.67%
Chiswick Auctions. Affordable Photographica on March 30th: 59.26%
Trafford Books. Books, Paintings & Ephemera, Autographs, Coins, Postcards, Postage Stamps and Postal History. on April 1st: 77.36%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Spring Auction 2020 on April 1st: 84.64%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 99.29%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters, Objects on March 31st: 79.67%
Koller Auctions. Online Old Master Prints and Drawings on March 31st: 76.00%
Koller Auctions. Online Books and Autographs on March 31st: 73.42%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Gambling Memorabilia and Playing Cards on March 28th: 90.10%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/24 on March 31st: 100.00%
Profiles in History. The Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Auction on March 31st: 50.00%
Morton Subastas. Book Auction Eclectic Collection of the Engineer Don Lorenzo Zambrano on March 31st: 72.80%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 31st: 93.42%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on March 30th: 98.77%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on March 29th: 95.87%
Leland Little Auctions. March Estates Auction - Fine Art Prints on March 28th: 100.00%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Country Americana - Books and Prints on March 28th: 100.00%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books on March 28th: 84.98%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction - Prints, Books on March 28th: 87.50%
Brunk Auctions. Emporium Auction on March 27th: 87.80%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/15 on March 29th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 28th: 94.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/20 on March 27th: 71.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 25th: 91.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 24th: 88.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 23rd: 81.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 3/13 on March 22nd: 65.79%

 

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 6th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27. 57 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Part of the Library of Decorative Arts - online. 110 lots

Tue. Apr. 7th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Book Sale: History, Geography, Travel. 159 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27. 30 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books (Varia). 301 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Valuable Books. 450 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 10/13/31. 646 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/31. 129 lots

Wed. Apr. 8th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 3/13. 720 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 124 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Jiao Bingzhen (1689-1728) Album: with Gong Qin Wang Yixin seals. 1 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Literature and Book Illustrations, 17th-19th Centuries. 263 lots
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Autographs. 280 lots

Thu. Apr. 9th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Modern Literature and Art Documentation. 500 lots

Fri. Apr. 10th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. April Eclectic. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3. 150 lots

Sat. Apr. 11th
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. April Estates Auction. 60 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs. 27 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints. 66 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Special Bid-From-Home Auction. 43 lots

Sun. Apr. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Fine Art, Decorative Art, Books, etc.. 117 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29. 298 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/3. 62 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <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.