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Rare Book Hub: 42 Auctions Archived, another 24 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 15 May 2020, 42 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub; 12 denominated in euros, 4 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 24 in US dollars.  Turnover was $22,434,925 as 18,048 were offered and 13,801 sold for a 76% success rate.  It’s another day at the office. 

 

3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Collectibles on May 9th: $12,505,960 
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on May 14th: $1,488,965 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on May 14th: $1,335,918 

 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 6th: 148.16% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 4th: 107.15% 
FreemansFine Art - Prints on May 14th: 104.66% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 12th: 102.08% 
SothebysFine Japanese Art - Woodblock Prints on May 15th: 102.05% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - Books, Prints on May 12th: 100.00% 
FreemansFine Art - Prints on May 14th: 100.00% 
Bruneau & Co. Single Owner Pokemon and Trading Cards on May 14th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on May 10th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.86% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 11th: 99.56% 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on May 14th: 98.50% 
Heritage AuctionsSpring Sports Collectibles on May 9th: 97.95% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly on May 10th: 97.60% 
Alaska AuctionPrints, Books, Currency on May 14th: 96.67% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on May 12th: 94.05% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 9th: 93.50% 
Cowans AuctionsTravel Posters: Timed Auction on May 14th: 93.08% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 6th: 90.00% 
ChristiesAndy Warhol: Better Days - bidstart 4/28 on May 6th: 88.33% 
Alaska AuctionBooks, Prints on May 13th: 87.23% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 5th: 86.84% 
One Of Kind CollectiblesAutographs and Documents: Featuring on May 14th: 84.87% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 4th: 83.64% 
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesPosters and Books on May 8th: 80.74% 

 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1921 Babe Ruth 52nd Home Run (Career #155) Game Used "Hotel Ansonia" Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on May 9th Actual price: USD $930,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1910 T210 Old Mill - Series 8 Joe Jackson SGC VG+ 3.5 - From a New to the Hobby Find! on May 9th Actual price: USD $492,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on May 9th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  4. Freemans CHANEL FROM ADS on May 14th Actual price: USD $175,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1941 Play Ball Ted Williams #14 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. on May 9th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  6. RR Auction Sun Yat-sen ALS on May 13th Actual price: USD $112,543.
  7. Heritage Auctions 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph Superfractor Christian Yelich 1/1 #BDPP78, PSA Mint 9. on May 9th Actual price: USD $111,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph Superfractor Francisco Lindor 1/1 #BCAP-FL, PSA Mint 9. on May 9th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. on May 9th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  10. Bonhams Mick Jagger, from Mick Jagger Portfolio on May 14th Actual price: USD $93,825.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1994 Michael Jordan Game Worn & Signed Birmingham Barons Air Jordan Cleats - With Player Provenance! on May 9th Actual price: USD $93,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1962 Topps Football Wax Box With 24 Unopened Packs! on May 9th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1972 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Gloves from Floyd Patterson II Bout. on May 9th Actual price: USD $84,000.
  14. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen (1884 Leipzig - New York 1950). "Gesichter". Portfolio mit 19 Radierungen auf Bütten, 1919. on May 13th Actual price: USD $83,277.
  15. One Of Kind Collectibles Edison's Original Patent for the Light Bulb and Archive of 37 Patents For the Birth of the Incandescent Light! The Control of Light in Europe. on May 14th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Circa 1940 Josh Gibson & Ray Brown Dual-Signed Baseball. on May 9th Actual price: USD $74,400.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1954 Wilson Franks Ted Williams PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Five, Two Higher. on May 9th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1941 Play Ball Pee Wee Reese #54 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Two, None Higher. on May 9th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1970 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set (720+6) - Every Card Is Mint or Gem Mint! on May 9th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  20. Bonhams Beethoven on May 14th Actual price: USD $68,825.
  21. Heritage Auctions 2018-19 Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Ring --The First to Appear at Auction! on May 9th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs. on May 9th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1963 Topps Pete Rose - 1963 Rookie Stars #537 PSA Mint 9 - Only One Higher. on May 9th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  24. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Hortus nitidissimis omnem per annum superviens floribus... Bd. 3 (v.3). on May 13th Actual price: USD $62,458.
  25. RR Auction Marilyn Monroe Collection on March 4th Actual price: USD $61,866.



42 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Fine Japanese Art - Woodblock Prints on May 15th: 71.05%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints on May 15th: 55.71%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on May 13th: 51.43%
Morphy Auctions. Automobilia and Petroliana on May 14th: 98.50%
PBA Galleries. Rare Golf Books, Clubs & Memorabilia on May 14th: 60.94%
One Of Kind Collectibles. Autographs and Documents: Featuring on May 14th: 84.87%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Russian Avant-Gard on May 15th: 60.83%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Modern Literature, Erotica and Posters on May 15th: 68.37%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints on May 14th: 58.97%
Freemans. Fine Art - Prints on May 14th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Fine Art - Prints on May 14th: 72.92%
Cowans Auctions. Travel Posters: Timed Auction on May 14th: 93.08%
Bruneau & Co. . Single Owner Pokemon and Trading Cards on May 14th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints, Books, Currency on May 14th: 96.67%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on May 14th: 79.90%
Alexander Historical Auctions. The Origins of the Holocaust on May 14th: 60.73%
Trafford Books. Books and Other Paper Collectibles - Online on May 13th: 75.88%
RR Auction. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 4/17 on May 13th: 70.13%
Morton Subastas. The Collection of a Mexican Library on May 13th: 35.96%
Alaska Auction. Books, Prints on May 13th: 87.23%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints on May 12th: 100.00%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online - bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 60.64%
Bonhams. Photographs - Online bidstart 5/7 on May 12th: 47.27%
Christies. Andy Warhol: Better Days - bidstart 4/28 on May 6th: 88.33%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on May 12th: 94.05%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online Auction on May 13th: 78.38%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/5 on May 12th: 99.86%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/26 on May 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly on May 10th: 97.60%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on May 11th: 99.56%
Chiswick Auctions. Books and Works on Paper on March 31st: 63.44%
RR Auction. Autographs and Artifacts, featuring Pop Culture - online bidstart 2/24 on March 4th: 57.72%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Posters and Books on May 8th: 80.74%
Heritage Auctions. Spring Sports Collectibles on May 9th: 97.95%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Timed Auction: Books on May 5th: 71.93%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on May 9th: 93.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/1 on May 8th: 78.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 6th: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 5th: 86.84%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 4th: 83.64%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 4/24 on May 3rd: 66.67%

 


For the week ahead 24 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 18th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 75 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 5/8. 65 lots

Tue. May. 19th
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 198 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 5/12. 682 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 5/12. 141 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Collector's Choice Online Auction - bidstart 5/8. 79 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 5/8. 43 lots

Wed. May. 20th
Artcurial. Paris. Prints and Multiples. 130 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 75 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Art - Prints and Photographs. 50 lots
Sothebys. New York. Churchill in Charge \ 80th Anniversary - Online bidstart 5/10. 100 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/8. 104 lots

Thu. May. 21st
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 520 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 201 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. The Lawrence Miller Collection - Bidstart 5/15. 520 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Prints and Photographs - Live and online. 177 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana from the George M. Steinmetz Collection - Literature - Miscellaneous Books - Timed Auction. 301 lots
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts: A Spring Miscellany - Online bidstart 5/14. 190 lots

Fri. May. 22nd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 5/15. 140 lots

Sat. May. 23rd
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. May. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/10. 298 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 5/15. 40 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <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.
  • <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>