• <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.
  • <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.

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Rare Book Hub: 37 Auctions Archived, another 23 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 1 May 2020, 37 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 13 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $14,586,542 as 10,213 lots were offered and 9,087 sold for a healthy 89% rate of sale.

 

 4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 


Heritage AuctionsCentral States Currency Auction on April 27th: $4,786,327 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: $3,320,500 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States World Paper Money on April 27th: $1,688,651 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 24th: $1,539,736 
 

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

Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 188.39% 
Forum AuctionsOnline only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 143.67% 
ALDENoel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1 on April 24th: 123.64% 
FinartePrints and Multiples on April 27th: 116.49% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 109.50% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 28th: 100.04% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 100.00% 
ChristiesWalker Evans: An American Master - bidstart 4/21 on April 29th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 27th: 99.28% 
Arader GalleriesNew York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association on April 25th: 99.15% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes on April 24th: 98.98% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on April 26th: 98.88% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 98.72% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on April 26th: 98.20% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 97.97% 
PBA GalleriesMiscellaneous Books - bistart 4/20 on April 30th: 97.65% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on April 24th: 97.34% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 25th: 96.00% 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States Currency Auction on April 27th: 94.49% 
North American Auction CompanyAmerican Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs on April 25th: 93.55% 
Heritage AuctionsCentral States World Paper Money on April 27th: 93.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 28th: 92.75% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 21st: 90.00% 
Forum AuctionsOnline only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 90.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 22nd: 89.38% 
SothebysPrints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 87.60% 
Grays AuctioneersFine Art - Prints on April 29th: 86.36% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 20th: 86.30% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Auction - Books, Prints - bidstart now on April 29th: 85.00% 
Doyle New YorkPrints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.18% 
FinartePrints and Multiples on April 27th: 80.39% 
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys GRAPES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.190-195) on April 28th Actual price: USD $375,000.
  2. Sothebys MOONWALK (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.405) on April 28th Actual price: USD $187,500.
  3. Sothebys TARGET (ULAE 147) on April 28th Actual price: USD $162,500.
  4. Sothebys UNTITLED (SCHELLMANN 261-270) on April 28th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-C $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. on April 27th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-A $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. on April 27th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  7. Sothebys SWEET DREAMS BABY! (CORLETT 39) on April 28th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  8. Sothebys SUNSET (SEE FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.85-88) on April 28th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  9. Heritage Auctions Untitled, 1982 on April 24th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fr. 165b $100 1862 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25. on April 27th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  11. Sothebys RED LENIN (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.403) on April 28th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  12. Sothebys BLACK LENIN (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.402) on April 28th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Zanzibar Zanzibar Government 20 Rupees 1.1.1908 Pick 4cts1 Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on April 27th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  14. Sothebys RELATIVITY (BOOL/KIST/LOCHER/WEIRDA 389) on April 28th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  15. Doyle New York MARILYN (FELDMAN/SCHELLMAN II.26) on April 29th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  16. Sothebys HAGGADAH (P2) on April 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  17. Sothebys HOTEL ACATLÁN: TWO WEEKS LATER (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 271) on April 28th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Sothebys ABSTRAKTES BILD (P1) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  19. Sothebys GAZING BALL (DA VINCI MONA LISA) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  20. Sothebys POP SHOP I (LITTMANN PP. 82-83) on April 28th Actual price: USD $60,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Lebanon Banque de Syrie et du Liban 250 Livres 1.4.1939 Pick 21 PMG Extremely Fine 40. on April 27th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  22. Sothebys BURNING ELEGY (WALKER ART CENTER 520) on April 28th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  23. Sothebys AN IMAGE OF GREGORY (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO 276) on April 28th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  24. Heritage Auctions Neat Trick, 1953 on April 24th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  25. Sothebys TALES OF GENJI II on April 28th Actual price: USD $50,000.



37 total sales reported this week:

Tajan. Online - Comics on April 15th: 20.37%
Tajan. Books and Manuscripts on April 24th: 46.86%
Chiswick Auctions. Photographica on April 29th: 59.70%
PBA Galleries. Miscellaneous Books - bistart 4/20 on April 30th: 97.65%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Picture Sale - Prints on April 30th: 75.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Children's, Private Press and Original Illustrations on April 30th: 98.72%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art - Prints on April 29th: 86.36%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy: Colour Theory on April 29th: 51.24%
Forum Auctions. Online only: Paolozzi Prints from a Private Collection on April 29th: 90.00%
Doyle New York. Prints and Multiples on April 29th: 84.18%
Christies. Walker Evans: An American Master - bidstart 4/21 on April 29th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Online Auction - Books, Prints - bidstart now on April 29th: 85.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/21 on April 28th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on April 27th: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Central States Currency Auction on April 27th: 94.49%
Heritage Auctions. Central States World Paper Money on April 27th: 93.26%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on April 26th: 98.20%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on April 26th: 98.88%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples - Online bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 87.60%
Ader. Photography Books on April 28th: 75.57%
Finarte. Prints and Multiples on April 27th: 80.39%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 28th: 92.75%
Potomack Company. Fine Art and Antiques on April 25th: 64.29%
North American Auction Company. American Indian and Western Sale - Fine Art Prints, Advertising, Signs on April 25th: 93.55%
Arader Galleries. New York Views, Maps, Scenes, and Naval Prints from the Downtown Association on April 25th: 99.15%
ALDE. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 2 on April 25th: 63.33%
ALDE. Noel Herme Mountain Library - Part 1 on April 24th: 77.20%
Heritage Auctions. The Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Sale of World Banknotes on April 24th: 98.98%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on April 24th: 97.34%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 25th: 96.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 73.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 4/17 on April 24th: 41.54%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 22nd: 89.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 21st: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 20th: 86.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/10 on April 19th: 78.38%


For the week ahead 25 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 4th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 55 lots

Tue. May. 5th
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. This is Now Contemporary Art - Prints. 45 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . The Collection of Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber. 71 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 38 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Timed Auction: Books. 374 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/28. 643 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/28. 138 lots

Wed. May. 6th
University Archives. Westport. Autographs, Books and Relics. 261 lots
Christies. New York. Andy Warhol: Better Days - bidstart 4/28. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24. 80 lots

Thu. May. 7th
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA. 402 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography. 412 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 300 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis. 191 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Spring Sports Collectibles. 3117 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books. 94 lots

Fri. May. 8th
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. COLLECTION OF ART CRITIC FRANK ELGAR, FERNAND LEGER - Postponed - Date TBA. 53 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1. 126 lots

Sat. May. 9th
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Comics - POSTPONED - Date TBA. 603 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper.

Sun. May. 10th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26. 267 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/1. 27 lots

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  • <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.