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Rare Book Hub: 46 Auctions Archived, another 49 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 23 October 2020, 46 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroner, 14 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos,  and 28 in US dollars.  Turnover was $33,257,217 as 12,711 lots were offered and a svelte 10,926 sold for a 86% success rate.  Exceptional!

 

 

For the week ahead 49 more are coming up.

 

 

7 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysImportant Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: $9,055,750 
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on October 21st: $6,457,000 
SothebysImportant Prints and Multiples Day Sale on October 23rd: $2,389,464 
Heritage AuctionsThe Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part III on October 16th: $2,289,047 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 16th: $2,168,984 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 15th: $2,114,525 
BonhamsExploration and Travel on October 21st: $1,489,103 

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

SkinnerDiscovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 10/13 on October 22nd: 313.05% 
Arenberg AuctionsCollection of Marianna Delvaux on October 15th: 169.16% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part III on October 16th: 152.34% 
BonhamsExploration and Travel on October 21st: 137.09% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 17th: 135.26% 
ChristiesMatisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller-Matisse - bidstart 10/8 on October 22nd: 129.67% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 16th: 121.95% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 120.86% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 119.47% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Storck Collection of Currency Special Monthly Online Auction on October 18th: 119.21% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks and Prints on October 16th: 116.61% 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 15th: 110.78% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 100.00% 
Leland Little AuctionsThe Fall Estate Auction on October 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Maurice Storck Collection of Currency Special Monthly Online Auction on October 18th: 100.00% 
Morphy AuctionsAutomobilia and Petroliana on October 15th: 98.97% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 98.89% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/11 on October 19th: 98.51% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 98.43% 
Bruneau & Co. Comic, Toy and Doll Auction - Comics on October 17th: 97.75% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part III on October 16th: 97.36% 
ChristiesMatisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller-Matisse - bidstart 10/8 on October 22nd: 97.22% 
Keys Fine Arts AuctioneersTwo Day Book Auction on October 16th: 96.73% 
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art on October 16th: 96.62% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 17th: 95.50% 
BonhamsExploration and Travel on October 21st: 93.87% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/9 on October 20th: 92.45% 
SkinnerDiscovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 10/13 on October 22nd: 91.67% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 91.10% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSports Memorabilia on October 20th: 89.66% 
Arenberg AuctionsCollection of Marianna Delvaux on October 15th: 86.57% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on October 20th: 86.36% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/2 on October 14th: 85.16% 
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on October 17th: 84.44% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 10/2 on October 13th: 84.38% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Illustrated Books on October 8th: 82.58% 


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys MADONNA (SCHIEFLER 33; WOLL 39) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $2,016,500.
  2. Sothebys CAMPBELL'S SOUP I (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II. 44-53) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $927,500.
  3. Sothebys MYTHS (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN II.258-267) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $867,000.
  4. Christies Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune on October 21st Actual price: USD $687,500.
  5. Christies Campbell's Soup II on October 21st Actual price: USD $525,000.
  6. Sothebys STILL WATER (THE RIVER THAMES, FOR EXAMPLE) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $378,000.
  7. Christies Madonna on October 21st Actual price: USD $375,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984) Jeana, 1983 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 25 inches (101.6 x 63.5 cm) Signed and dated lower right on October 16th Actual price: USD $350,000.
  9. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.31) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $327,600.
  10. Sothebys MICKEY MOUSE (SEE F. & S. IIB.265) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $327,600.
  11. Heritage Auctions Astronomicum Cæsareum. on October 16th Actual price: USD $325,000.
  12. Sothebys ELECTRIC CHAIRS (F. & S. II.74-83) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $277,200.
  13. Christies Untitled on October 21st Actual price: USD $243,750.
  14. Christies Nude with Yellow Pillow, from Nude Series on October 21st Actual price: USD $218,750.
  15. Sothebys FALSE START I (ULAE 9) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $201,600.
  16. Sothebys LIFE SAVERS (SEE F. & S. IIB.353) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $176,400.
  17. Sothebys SHADOWS I (SEE F. & S. II.204-209) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $176,400.
  18. Sothebys PARAMOUNT (SEE F. & S. IIB.352) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $163,800.
  19. Sothebys MARILYN MONROE (MARILYN) (F. & S. II.23) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $163,800.
  20. Sothebys PORTRAIT DE JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (B. 1067; BA. 1279) on October 22nd Actual price: USD $163,800.
  21. Christies Paysage de Collioure on October 22nd Actual price: USD $162,500.
  22. Bonhams The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. on October 21st Actual price: USD $150,075.
  23. Christies Mustangs on October 21st Actual price: USD $150,000.
  24. Christies Nature morte sous la lampe on October 21st Actual price: USD $150,000.
  25. Christies La Femme au chapeau on October 21st Actual price: USD $143,750.



46 total sales reported this week:

Brunk Auctions. Specialty Auction and Emporium Auction on October 23rd: 70.31%
Christies. The Sleep of Reason: Frances Goya's "Los Caprichos" - bidstart 10/8 on October 23rd: 60.00%
Swann Galleries. Photographs and Photobooks on October 22nd: 77.08%
Sothebys. Important Prints and Multiples Day Sale on October 23rd: 79.43%
Sothebys. Important Prints and Multiples on October 22nd: 71.19%
Skinner. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 10/13 on October 22nd: 91.67%
PBA Galleries. Fine Books - Fine Bindings - Fine Press on October 22nd: 70.83%
Leland Little Auctions. The Fall Estate Auction on October 22nd: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on October 22nd: 91.10%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories on October 22nd: 64.91%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Photographs on October 22nd: 60.08%
Christies. Matisse on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller-Matisse - bidstart 10/8 on October 22nd: 97.22%
Potomack Company. October Cornucopia Sale on October 21st: 53.13%
Lion Heart Autographs. Rare & Remarkable Autographs and Manuscripts on October 21st: 57.38%
Bonhams. Exploration and Travel on October 21st: 93.87%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on October 21st: 74.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on October 20th: 86.36%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 17th: 95.50%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/9 on October 20th: 92.45%
Morton Subastas. Collection of a Mexican Library on October 20th: 41.28%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Sports Memorabilia on October 20th: 89.66%
Dorotheum . Master Prints Before 1900 - bidstart 10/14 on October 20th: 56.58%
ALDE. Antiquarian Books from the 15th to 19th Centuries on October 20th: 66.09%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/13 on October 20th: 98.89%
Rossini. Lithographs on October 19th: 30.86%
Bruneau & Co. . Comic, Toy and Doll Auction - Comics on October 17th: 97.75%
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Two Day Book Auction on October 16th: 96.73%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/11 on October 19th: 98.51%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on October 17th: 84.44%
Arenberg Auctions. Books and Prints on October 16th: 78.20%
Arenberg Auctions. Collection of Marianna Delvaux on October 15th: 86.57%
Morphy Auctions. Automobilia and Petroliana on October 15th: 98.97%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature - Illustrated Books on October 8th: 82.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/9 on October 16th: 75.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/2 on October 14th: 85.16%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 10/2 on October 13th: 84.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 10/2 on October 12th: 73.44%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/2 on October 11th: 75.93%
Venator and Hanstein. Modern and Contemporary Graphics - Modern Books on September 26th: 70.58%
Venator and Hanstein. Books - Graphic - Autographs on September 25th: 61.81%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art on October 16th: 96.62%
Heritage Auctions. The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part III on October 16th: 97.36%
Heritage Auctions. The Maurice Storck Collection of Currency Special Monthly Online Auction on October 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/11 on October 18th: 98.43%

 


For the week ahead 49 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 26th
Chiswick Auctions. London. Urban and Contemporary Art - Prints. 341 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 58 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 10/16. 80 lots
John McInnis Auctioneers. Amesbury. Unreserved Online Auction. 11 lots

Tue. Oct. 27th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed Books. 231 lots
ALDE. Paris. Children's Books and Comics. 252 lots
Tajan. Paris. Old and Modern Prints. 158 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 10/20. 675 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 10/20. 160 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 26 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 10/16. 34 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Premium Auction - Books and Maps. 61 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 10/21. 75 lots
Pot of Gold Estate Liquidations DBA AZFirearms.com. Avondale. Antique & Vintage Book Auction. 245 lots

Wed. Oct. 28th
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper. 302 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Photography. 211 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 252 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. Decorative Pictures.. 130 lots
Christies. New York. Aperture - bidstart 10/19. 66 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. GRAPHIC AUCTION - INCLUDES POSTERS SECTION OF THE 75 DEGREES WORKSHOP BY ARTURO NEGRETE. 271 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Online Catalog: Inktoberfest for the Ed Asner Center Online Charity Auction. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/16. 150 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Historical Militaria and Autographs - Day 1. 642 lots

Thu. Oct. 29th
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Displays, Posters and Prints. 566 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books. 293 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More: Session 1. 232 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC WORK AUCTION. INCLUDES AVANT-GARDE SECTION AND DOCUMENTAL. 117 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsmanad. 21 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Historical Militaria and Autographs - Day 2. 661 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Constantia. Rare Books - Online bidstart 10/22. 600 lots

Fri. Oct. 30th
Bonhams. New York. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. 190 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More: Session 2. 84 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Pop-Up Auction. 38 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Annual Art Auction. 43 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Bidstart 10/23. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 10/23. 95 lots

Sat. Oct. 31st
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art Prints, Books - online bidstart 10/23. 43 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Advertising. 126 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. The Magic Collection of Rudiger Deutch - Part II. 100 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Late October Premier Collector Auction. 120 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. Estate Fine Art and Antiques. 52 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Art book library: Fine arts, contemporary art, photography, Africa, Napoleon.... 609 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More: Session 3. 632 lots

Sun. Nov. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 10/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 10/25.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/18. 244 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Spooktacular Auction: Americana, Mining, Numismatics, & More: Session 4. 490 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/23. 40 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Manuel Orazi, <i>La Maison Moderne,</i> 1900. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>The Century, Midsummer Holiday Number,</i> 1897. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Medee, Sarah Bernhardt,</i> 1898. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> H.A. Volodimer, <i>Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,</i> 1923. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Aldo Mazza, <i>Vini d’Italia,</i> circa 1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>l’Oie d’Or,</i> circa 1930. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> <i>James Bond Does It Everywhere in “Thunderball!”</i> designer unknown, 1965. $1,500 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Emil Cardinaux, <i>Palace Hotel, St. Moritz,</i> 1920. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>“Contour” Arrow Form-Fit Collars,</i> 1917. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 18:</b> Sascha Maurer, <i>Ski at Lake Placid,</i> 1938. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 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.
  • <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>
    <center><b>Rare Book Fair<br>Stuttgart<br>29 Jan – 1 Feb 2021</b>