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Rare Book Hub: 28 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 7 August 2020 28 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 auction denominated in Danish krona, 6 in euros, 4 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 15 in US dollars, and 1 in South African rand have been reported and archived this week. Turnover was $16,336,627 as 7,762 lots were offered and 6,930 sold for an exceptional rate of sale:  89%.  During the summer the number of auctions decline while interest in the field remains constant, invariably increasing the percentage of lots sold.  Even so, 89% Wow!

 

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 31st: $9,390,781 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Signature Auction on August 3rd: $3,170,340 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany -bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: $1,837,183 
 

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

Brunk AuctionsPremier and Emporium Auctions on August 1st: 139.23% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 27th: 129.40% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 4th: 116.02% 
SothebysBooks and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany -bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 107.60% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 28th: 105.58% 


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

Heritage AuctionsAberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes - Online on July 31st: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsAsian Arts and Modern Art and Design - Prints on August 6th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Signature Auction on August 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSummer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 31st: 99.77% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 726 on August 2nd: 99.65% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 7/26 on August 3rd: 99.48% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/19 on August 2nd: 99.45% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.26% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on August 4th: 94.79% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 28th: 94.29% 
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on August 6th: 93.43% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier and Emporium Auctions on August 1st: 92.09% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 1st: 90.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 27th: 88.24% 
Alaska AuctionPrints on August 6th: 86.67% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 85.43% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Series 1914-1918 $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000 Federal Reserve Note Face and Back Proof Archive Gem Uncirculated. Hessler 380B, 618B, 848B, 1044B, 1244B, 1370, 1429, 1461, and 1493. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $504,000.
  2. Sothebys CAPOTE | Breakfast at Tiffany's, revised typescript, 1958 on August 4th Actual price: USD $496,245.
  3. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2231-A $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $216,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Cards & Stickers Complete Set (132+11) - All Graded PSA Gem Mint 10! on July 31st Actual price: USD $216,000.
  5. Sothebys WILDE | Autograph letter signed, to George Alexander, outlining the plot of The Importance of Being Earnest, 1894 on August 4th Actual price: USD $165,415.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-H $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $162,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Fr. 122 $10 1901 Legal Tenders Uncut Sheet of Four PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $156,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Serial Number 1 Jacksonville, IL - $1-$1-$1-$2 Original Fr. 380/Fr. 387 Uncut Sheet The First National Bank Ch. # 511 PMG About Uncirculated 55. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $144,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1933 Sport Kings Jim Thorpe #6 PSA Mint 9. on July 31st Actual price: USD $138,000.
  10. Sothebys ANNING, MARY | autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, [1829] on August 4th Actual price: USD $132,332.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1933 Sport Kings Babe Ruth #2 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5 - Pop One, Two Higher. on July 31st Actual price: USD $132,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1933 Sport Kings Ty Cobb #1 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Three, One Higher. on July 31st Actual price: USD $132,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-E $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $126,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2221-E $5,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $108,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Fr. 2220-F $5,000 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Very Fine 35. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $108,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fr. 281 $5 1899 Silver Certificates Uncut Sheet of Four PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on August 3rd Actual price: USD $108,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Unopened Wax Box (48 packs) - Gretzky Rookie Year! on July 31st Actual price: USD $108,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Baseball Complete Set (50) - #1 "Current Finest" on the PSA Set Registry. on July 31st Actual price: USD $94,800.
  19. Sothebys ELLIOT, D.G. | A Monograph of the Phasianidae, New York 1870-1872, 2 volumes on August 4th Actual price: USD $90,978.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs. on July 31st Actual price: USD $90,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor #25 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. on July 31st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1933 Sport Kings Red Grange #4 PSA Mint 9 - Pop Four, None Higher. on July 31st Actual price: USD $81,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37 PSA NM-MT 8. on July 31st Actual price: USD $78,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. on July 31st Actual price: USD $75,000.
  25. Sothebys CORONELLI | Atlante Veneto, 1691 on August 4th Actual price: USD $74,437.



28 total sales reported this week:

Bonhams. Conflicts of the 19th and 20th Centuries - Online bidstart 7/28 on August 7th: 52.00%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectable Books Auction on August 6th: 93.43%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on August 6th: 62.99%
Leland Little Auctions. Asian Arts and Modern Art and Design - Prints on August 6th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Prints on August 6th: 86.67%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Fine Art Prints, Books and Maps on August 5th: 72.28%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany -bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 75.77%
Morton Subastas. Books and Documents Auction from a Mexicanista Library (Denegre) on August 4th: 26.72%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on August 4th: 94.79%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 7/26 on August 3rd: 99.48%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 99.26%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 7/28 on August 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 726 on August 2nd: 99.65%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Signature Auction on August 3rd: 100.00%
North American Auction Company. Old West and American Indian - Online Sale on August 1st: 78.26%
Chiswick Auctions. Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport on July 31st: 72.68%
Chiswick Auctions. Autographs and Memorabilia on July 31st: 60.43%
Brunk Auctions. Premier and Emporium Auctions on August 1st: 92.09%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Online Bidstart 7/24 on July 31st: 33.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 28th: 94.29%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 27th: 88.24%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/26 on July 26th: 72.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 85.43%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 7/17 on July 24th: 70.45%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on August 1st: 90.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 7/19 on August 2nd: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Summer Sports Card Catalogue Auction on July 31st: 99.77%
Heritage Auctions. Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes - Online on July 31st: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Aug. 10th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera and Photography - online bidstart 7/30. 255 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 7/31. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 103 lots

Tue. Aug. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 8/4. 372 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 8/4. 133 lots
Christies. New York. The Athlete: Photographs by Walter Iooss, Jr. - online bidstart 7/23. 38 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Jewish and Israeli History, Art and Culture. 315 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 7/31. 26 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Graphic Prints and Multiples. 92 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Prints, Books. 27 lots

Wed. Aug. 12th
Skinner. Marlborough. The Kolar Collection. 29 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction - online bidstart 7/24. 1356 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 126 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Ephemera, Postcards and Postal History. 188 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Maritime, Sporting and Collector's Sale. 179 lots

Thu. Aug. 13th
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Books. 592 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Marine Sale. 28 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. LGBTQ+ Art; Material Culture and History. 293 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 258 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Graphic Auction. 212 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Publications of the Limited Editions Club: Timed - bidstart 8/3. 368 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. August Americana - bidstart 8/3. 22 lots

Fri. Aug. 14th
Stephenson's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Southampton. Posters from the Estate of Perry Pfeffer, Creator of Postercade. 339 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 8/7. 145 lots

Sat. Aug. 15th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Morton Weekly:- Posters, Prints, Books. 70 lots

Sun. Aug. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 8/2. 250 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 8/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 8/9.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 8/7. 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>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>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