Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 24 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 17 April 2020 24 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 4 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, 16 in US dollars and I in South African rand.  Turnover was $2,640,810 as 5,381 lots were offered and 4,612 sold for a brisk 86% success rate.  The field of collectible books, manuscripts, maps and ephemera is getting its land legs!

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

RR AuctionSpace Exploration - Bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: $1,271,964 
 

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

Leland Little AuctionsApril Estates Auction on April 11th: 545.24% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 135.16% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 14th: 105.67% 


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29 on April 12th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsApril Estates Auction on April 11th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 13th: 99.23% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.21% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on April 12th: 95.39% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 11th: 94.00% 
Lyon and TurnbullContemporary and Post-War Art - Prints - Online only on April 16th: 92.22% 
Doyle New YorkFine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 91.51% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 6th: 89.47% 
SkinnerAmericana - online bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 89.29% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 14th: 88.33% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 7th: 86.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 83.33% 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Apollo 16 Flown Lunar Module Grumman Identification Plate on April 16th Actual price: USD $32,464.
  2. Doyle New York The Jungle Book. on April 15th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  3. Heritage Auctions 2000 Playoff Contenders Football Unopened Hobby Box - Tom Brady Rookie Year! on April 12th Actual price: USD $16,200.
  4. Lyon and Turnbull COWBOY (FROM THE 'COWBOYS AND GIRLFRIENDS' PORTFOLIO), 1992 on April 16th Actual price: USD $15,670.
  5. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown COAS Electrical Plug on April 16th Actual price: USD $13,616.
  6. RR Auction Project Gemini on April 16th Actual price: USD $12,183.
  7. Doyle New York Just So Stories. on April 15th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  8. RR Auction Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on April 16th Actual price: USD $11,250.
  9. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Flown Lunar Contingency Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $9,376.
  10. RR Auction Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Lunar Surface-Flown Sieger Crew-Owned Cover on April 16th Actual price: USD $9,375.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1967 Topps Baseball Second Series Rack Pack - Potential Mickey Mantle! on April 12th Actual price: USD $9,300.
  12. RR Auction James Lovell's Apollo 13 Flown Orbital Science Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,981.
  13. Lyon and Turnbull MISTY AND JIMMY PAULETTE IN A TAXI, NYC - 1991 on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,618.
  14. Holabird Kagin Americana Kid Curry wanted Poster (117157) on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,438.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Mint 9. on April 12th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1967 Topps Baseball Second Series Rack Pack - Potential Mickey Mantle! on April 12th Actual price: USD $8,400.
  17. RR Auction Gene Kranz's Apollo 13 Certificate of Commendation on April 16th Actual price: USD $8,125.
  18. Doyle New York Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling's "Jungle Book." on April 15th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  19. Lyon and Turnbull MINOTAURE, UNE COUPE?À LA MAIN, ET JEUNE FEMME - 1933 on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,895.
  20. Lyon and Turnbull THE CONTRAPTION on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,895.
  21. Doyle New York The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. on April 15th Actual price: USD $6,875.
  22. RR Auction Neil Armstrong EVA Spacesuit Boots X-Ray on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,543.
  23. RR Auction Apollo Astronaut Signed Lunar Chart on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,250.
  24. RR Auction Wernher von Braun Handwritten Manuscript on April 16th Actual price: USD $6,196.
  25. Doyle New York Kim. on April 15th Actual price: USD $5,937.



24 total sales reported this week:

Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 2 on April 17th: 75.04%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - Bidstart 4/9 on April 16th: 67.39%
Lyon and Turnbull. Contemporary and Post-War Art - Prints - Online only on April 16th: 92.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 11th: 94.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Spring Auction - Books and Prints - Day 1 on April 16th: 70.45%
Skinner. Americana - online bidstart 4/4 on April 15th: 89.29%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Online Only - Estate Treasures - Fine Art Prints, Books on April 15th: 59.09%
Doyle New York. Fine Literature, Featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling on April 15th: 91.51%
Eldreds. Treasure Chest: Online-Only Timed Auction - bidstart 3/20 on April 13th: 65.38%
Eldreds. Spring Asian Art Auction - Prints, Books on April 15th: 67.24%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/7 on April 14th: 99.21%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 14th: 88.33%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 13th: 99.23%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/29 on April 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on April 12th: 95.39%
Morton Subastas. Special Bid-From-Home Auction on April 11th: 20.93%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on April 11th: 51.52%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Fine Art, Decorative Art, Books, etc. on April 12th: 63.25%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on April 11th: 62.96%
Leland Little Auctions. April Estates Auction on April 11th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 83.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 7th: 86.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 3/27 on April 6th: 89.47%

 


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 20th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 70 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 73 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera and Photography, Including Books: Timed Auction - bidstart 4/10. 297 lots

Tue. Apr. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/14. 834 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/14. 134 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 40 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Printmaking and Multiples. 99 lots

Wed. Apr. 22nd
Doyle New York. New York. Rare Books, Autographs & Maps. 143 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Book & Ephemera Auction. 595 lots
Ader. PARIS. Post-War prints (March 17) - Postponed. 335 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Modern and Post-War British Art - Prints. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10. 113 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints.

Thu. Apr. 23rd
Doyle New York. New York. Autograph Seeker: Estate of Gary Combs. 172 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 663 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 290 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Central States World Paper Money. 979 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Central States Currency Auction. 2633 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Modern Art (Prints), Pub Signs.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana from the George E. Steinmetz Collection (with additions) - Timed Auction - No Reserve - bi.

Fri. Apr. 24th
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1. 386 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 207 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes. 197 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Illustration Art. 414 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Online Bidstart 4/17. 65 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17. 150 lots

Sat. Apr. 25th
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Fine Art and Antiques. 28 lots
ALDE. Paris. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 2. 330 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. American Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs. 93 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. New York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association. 236 lots

Sun. Apr. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26. 179 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/17. 31 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>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
  • <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><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Most Remarkable Autograph Album Ever Offered: Wilde Poem, Melville Quotes Shakespeare, 8 presidents, Mary Lincoln & 400 More. $30,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Unique Napoleon Autograph Manuscript Detailing his Military Campaign in Italy, plus Doodles. $18,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Remarkable Pasteur Manuscript on Rabies Research 8 Months before 1st Successful Human Vaccination. $12,500 to $15,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Freud 1933 ALS Supporting First Lay Analyst Theodor Reik with Reik’s Handwritten Definition of Psychology. $15,000 to $16,000.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Begin & Sadat Unique Signed Photo from Camp David Summit. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Scriabin ALS Written the Year He Completed “The Poem of Ecstasy.” $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b><center>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Rare & Remarkable Autographs<br>and Manuscripts<br>Now until October 21, 2020</b>
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Columbus’ Patron Pays for a Gift to a Lady in Waiting. $2,000 to $2,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Rare Signed Photo of Nansen, Nobel Prize Winner & Norway’s First Great Arctic Explorer. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Stravinsky Pens 5 Bars from "Petrouschka.” $1,200 to $1,500.
    <b>Lion Heart Autographs<br>Now thru Oct. 21:</b> Zapata Letter Written 4 Days Following Collapse of Negotiations between Villa and Carranza. $2,000 to $2,200.