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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, 46 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 8 May 2020, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 6 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $12,612,691 as 7,104 lots were offered and 6,539 sold for a svelte 92% success rate.  Buying interest continues to be strong.

 

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsComics and Comic Art on May 3rd: $9,099,710 
 
 
4 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 29th: 149.40% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on May 2nd: 144.12% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 7th: 125.87% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA Held on May 7th: 109.23% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsMay Estates Auction - Prints, Books, Globes on May 2nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 4th: 99.85% 
Heritage AuctionsComics and Comic Art on May 3rd: 99.30% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.22% 
Potter and Potter AuctionsSpring Magic Auction on May 2nd: 98.94% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 3rd: 98.43% 
Kedem Auctions Ltd.The Collection of Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber on May 5th: 95.77% 
FreemansP.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis on May 7th: 95.29% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 93.94% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 2nd: 93.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 29th: 90.67% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 7th: 90.00% 
University ArchivesAutographs, Books and Relics on May 6th: 89.66% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 5th: 89.55% 
Swann GalleriesPrinted and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA on May 7th: 88.56% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 82.47% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersBackyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on May 7th: 81.91% 
Old World AuctionsMaps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/15 on April 29th: 80.88% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta The Serpent (aka "Aros") Paperback Novel Cover Painting Original Art (Paperback Library, 1967). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $300,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Bernie Wrightson Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein Front Endpapers Illustration Original Art (late 1970s). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $240,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $180,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo) Amazing Spider-Man #41 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $180,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Carl Barks Surprise Party at Memory Pond Painting Original Art (1994). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Slight to Moderate (A-2) Off-white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $144,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Barry Smith X-Men #55 Cover Havok Original Art (Marvel, 1969). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $132,000.
  8. University Archives Isaac Newton DS Re: South Seas Investment Just Before Collapse, Probably Finest Known on May 6th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  9. Heritage Auctions Showcase #22 Green Lantern (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $105,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Wally Wood Daredevil #5 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $96,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Lucy and Linus Van Pelt Original Art dated 3-11-56 (United Feature Syndicate, 1956). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $90,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Off-white to white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $78,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Winsor McCay Little Nemo In Slumberland Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-13-1908 (New York Herald, 1908). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Bill Everett Strange Tales #152 Complete 10-Page Story "Into the Dimension of Death" Original Art Marvel, 1967). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $78,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Bill Elder Mad #3 Complete 8-Page Story "Dragged Net!" Original Art (EC, 1953). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $78,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Jim Starlin and Frank Giacoia Avengers #120 Cover Thor and Iron Man Original Art (Marvel, 1974). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Robert Crumb CoEvolution Quarterly #14 Complete 4-Page Story "R. Crumb's Modern Dance Workshop" Original Art (Point, 1977). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $72,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia Amazing Spider-Man #150 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $69,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4 Story Page 24 Original Art (DC, 1986). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta "Fantasy World" Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club House Ad Painting Original Art (c. 1970s). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $66,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $55,200.
  23. Heritage Auctions Adventure Comics #40 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. on May 3rd Actual price: USD $55,200.
  24. Heritage Auctions Mike Zeck and Bob McLeod Spectacular Spider-Man #132 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1987). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $51,600.
  25. Heritage Auctions Charles Schulz Li'l Folks Comic Strip Single Panel Gag Strip Illustration Original Art (St. Paul Pioneer Press, c. 1947-50). on May 3rd Actual price: USD $50,400.



25 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Printed and Manuscript African Americana SALE POSTPONED - DATE TBA on May 7th: 88.56%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Backyard Timed Auction - Prints, Books on May 7th: 81.91%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on May 7th: 76.70%
Freemans. P.G. Wodehouse Collection of William Toplis on May 7th: 95.29%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on May 7th: 90.00%
University Archives. Autographs, Books and Relics on May 6th: 89.66%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. The Collection of Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber on May 5th: 95.77%
Morton Subastas. This is Now Contemporary Art - Prints on May 5th: 26.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 5th: 89.55%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 99.22%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/28 on May 5th: 100.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Spring Magic Auction on May 2nd: 98.94%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on May 3rd: 98.43%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 4th: 99.85%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - Bidstart 4/10 on May 2nd: 72.88%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on May 2nd: 65.79%
Leland Little Auctions. May Estates Auction - Prints, Books, Globes on May 2nd: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 4/15 on April 29th: 80.88%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 1st: 82.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 29th: 90.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 28th: 93.94%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 27th: 78.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/17 on April 26th: 77.42%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 2nd: 93.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics and Comic Art on May 3rd: 99.30%

 


For the week ahead 46 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 11th
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 3420 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/1. 60 lots

Tue. May. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/5. 733 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/5. 150 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/1. 33 lots
Sothebys. London. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online - bidstart 5/5. 94 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs - Online bidstart 5/7. 165 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 24 lots

Wed. May. 13th
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Automobilia and Petroliana. 802 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 4/17. 1048 lots
Christies. New York. From Pictorialism into Modernism: 80 Years of Photography - Bidstart 4/30. 89 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 111 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books and Other Paper Collectibles - Online. 257 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. The Collection of a Mexican Library. 228 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1. 144 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Books, Prints. 47 lots

Thu. May. 14th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints. 741 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia. 489 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine Art - Prints. 48 lots
Christies. New York. Working from Home: Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/30. 76 lots
One Of Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs and Documents: Featuring. 152 lots
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. Travel Posters: Timed Auction. 448 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. The Origins of the Holocaust. 191 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 199 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. Single Owner Pokemon and Trading Cards. 180 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Prints, Books, Currency. 30 lots

Fri. May. 15th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Art, Autographs and Rare Books, Atlases and Manuscripts. 986 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Literature, Erotica and Posters. 569 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Russian Avant-Gard. 314 lots
Sothebys. London. Fine Japanese Art - Woodblock Prints. 38 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Summer Living - Prints. 36 lots
Christies. New York. First Open | Online - bistart 4/30. 12 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Opportunity - Books, Prints. 70 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8. 100 lots

Sat. May. 16th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier Auction. 32 lots
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Country Americana and Decorative Arts. 33 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Counterculture – From Anarchism to Donaldism – The H. D. Heilmann Collection. 222 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Modern Art and Photography - Prints and Photos. 358 lots

Sun. May. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/3. 317 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Fine Art - Prints and Photographs. 83 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/8. 46 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. $600 to $900.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. $400 to $600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 13:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. $8,000 to $12,000.