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Rare Book Hub: 29 Auctions Archived, another 18 Upcoming this Week

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For the week ended Friday, 25 December 2020, 29 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroner, 11 in euros, and 17 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $5,681,508 as 85% of all lots offered sold.  Seven-thousand four hundred seventy-four were offered and 6,321 changed hands.  The fall season slipped away lamb-like but the lion is nearby.

 

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Paper Money on December 19th: $2,032,372 

 

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

AderOld and Modern Prints - Part 2 on December 16th: 133.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/4 on December 16th: 131.61% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersDiscovery Backyard Auction on December 17th: 131.46% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 22nd: 124.32% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Paper Money on December 19th: 123.57% 
AderOld and Modern Prints - Part 1 on December 15th: 113.50% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 107.56% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 17th: 101.33% 


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/6 on December 20th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/13 on December 20th: 98.28% 
Heritage AuctionsHKINF World Paper Money on December 19th: 97.46% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/13 on December 21st: 97.45% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on December 22nd: 97.06% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 96.71% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 19th: 96.50% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 17th: 92.59% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/4 on December 16th: 92.19% 
Morphy AuctionsEdged Weapons, Armor, & Militaria on December 15th: 90.41% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/4 on December 14th: 89.53% 
Nye & Company AuctioneersDiscovery Backyard Auction on December 17th: 85.25% 
Holabird Kagin AmericanaHoliday 2020: Philatelic (Express, Covers, Postcards) on December 19th: 84.25% 
AderOld and Modern Prints - Part 2 on December 16th: 84.23% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/4 on December 15th: 82.22% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersEclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 12/10 on December 20th: 80.77% 
Michaans AuctionsWinter Fine Sale and Gallery Auction on December 19th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 5000 Yuan 1951 Pick 857Ba S/M#C282 PMG Very Fine 25. on December 19th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 5000 Yuan 1951 Pick 857Ba S/M#C282 PMG Very Fine 20. on December 19th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  3. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China 50 Dollars 1.7.1931 Pick 56cts KNB36 Color Trial Specimen PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  4. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 1000 Yuan 1951 Pick 857Aa S/M#C282 PMG Uncirculated 62. on December 19th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  5. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 5000 Yuan 1951 Pick 857Ca S/M#C282 PMG Choice Very Fine 35 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  6. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 100 Yuan 1949 Pick 835a S/M#C282 PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  7. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 100 Yuan 1949 Pick 835a S/M#C282 PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $50,400.
  8. Michaans Auctions Pool made with Paper and blue Ink for Book on December 19th Actual price: USD $48,000.
  9. Sothebys 'Nuit de Noël' (Happy Club) on December 21st Actual price: USD $47,880.
  10. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 20 Yuan 1965 Pick UNL Artist's Rendition PMG Holdered. on December 19th Actual price: USD $45,600.
  11. Swann Galleries California Gray Squirrel. on December 17th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  12. Swann Galleries [Untitled World Map.] on December 17th Actual price: USD $42,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. 50 Dollars ND (1912-30) Pick 238cts KNB14CT Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. on December 19th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  14. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China 5 Dollars 18.8.1930 Pick 53cts KNB32 Color Trial Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on December 19th Actual price: USD $40,800.
  15. Michaans Auctions Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Lucy, Linus Van Pelt and Charlie Brown Original Art dated 11-22-59 (United Syndicate, 1959) on December 19th Actual price: USD $39,000.
  16. Sothebys Girls in the Windows, New York City on December 21st Actual price: USD $37,800.
  17. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. 100 Dollars 1.1.1923 Pick 169bs KNB57S Specimen PMG Uncirculated 62. on December 19th Actual price: USD $32,400.
  18. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 50,000 Yuan 1950 Pick 855 S/M#C282 PMG Uncirculated 62. on December 19th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  19. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 500 Yuan 1949 Pick 843a S/M#C282-55 PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $31,200.
  20. Swann Galleries Night Heron or Qua Bird. on December 17th Actual price: USD $30,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Japan Bank of Japan 200 Yen ND (1927) Pick 37Bs Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on December 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  22. Heritage Auctions China People's Bank of China 20 Yuan 1949 Pick 819a S/M#C282-31 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. on December 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  23. Heritage Auctions China Ta-Ching Government Bank 1; 5; 10; 100 Dollars ND (1910) Pick A79cts; A80cts; A81cts; A82cts Front and Back Color Trial Specimen 8 Examples PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 (8). on December 19th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  24. Heritage Auctions Hong Kong Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. 500 Dollars 1.1.1901 Pick 154s KNB42S Specimen PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. on December 19th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  25. Heritage Auctions China Foreign Exchange Certificate 40th Anniversary Commemorative Issue Complete Pack Set. on December 19th Actual price: USD $26,400.





29 total sales reported this week:

Morphy Auctions. Edged Weapons, Armor, & Militaria on December 15th: 90.41%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only - Timed Eclectic Variety Auction on December 22nd: 75.76%
Soler Y Llach. Rare and Valuable Books on December 22nd: 23.70%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on December 22nd: 97.06%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/15 on December 22nd: 96.71%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints - Part 2 on December 16th: 84.23%
Ader. Old and Modern Prints - Part 1 on December 15th: 79.28%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/13 on December 21st: 97.45%
Sothebys. Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD on December 21st: 47.73%
Dorotheum . Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on December 21st: 70.59%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Eclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 12/10 on December 20th: 80.77%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Holiday 2020: Dealer Part 2 on December 21st: 61.33%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Holiday 2020: Art, Native Americana, Sports, Dealer Part 1 on December 20th: 70.21%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Holiday 2020: Philatelic (Express, Covers, Postcards) on December 19th: 84.25%
Michaans Auctions. Winter Fine Sale and Gallery Auction on December 19th: 80.00%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Discovery Backyard Auction on December 17th: 85.25%
Finarte. Photographs on December 17th: 52.56%
Artcurial. Comic Strips Online- bidstart 12/8 on December 14th: 67.84%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/11 on December 18th: 76.85%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/4 on December 16th: 92.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/4 on December 15th: 82.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/4 on December 14th: 89.53%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/4 on December 13th: 77.78%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/13 on December 20th: 98.28%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/6 on December 20th: 99.51%
Heritage Auctions. HKINF World Paper Money on December 19th: 97.46%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on December 19th: 96.50%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on December 17th: 92.59%


For the week ahead 18 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 28th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18. 91 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only Variety Auction. 28 lots

Tue. Dec. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/22. 452 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/22. 267 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety. 15 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18. 53 lots

Wed. Dec. 30th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Conway Collection of Error Notes, Part I Currency Online Auction. 138 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18. 130 lots

Fri. Jan. 1st
Stephenson's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Southampton. Rock Concert Posters Session 2. From The Estate of Perry Pfeffer, founder of Postercade.. 420 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. New Years Day Sale. 46 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. New Year's Day Auction. 28 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - Bidstart 12/25. 65 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25. 70 lots

Sat. Jan. 2nd
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Jan. 3rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21. 214 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/25. 23 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1032. RATZER, BERNARD. Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1011. [BROADSIDE]. Life, Last Words and Dying Confession, of Rachel Wall... $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1055. BEATON, CECIL. Scrapbook prepared by Cecil Beaton over the period 1935-1944, with some later inclusions. $800 to $1,200.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>Timed auction, April 29</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1051. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "I hope the power doesn't go out until after Masterpiece Theatre." $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1037. The Campaign Speeches of Nixon of Kennedy, inscribed to William Safire by Richard Nixon and secretarially for John Kennedy. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1036. Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York. $200 to $300.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 1005. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers signed baseball including Jackie Robinson. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 12. OKLAHOMA! Celeste Holm's vocal score for Oklahoma! inscribed by Richard Rodgers. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 20. WILSON, DOOLEY. Fine inscribed photograph to Celeste Holm with Casablanca reference. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 79. Original production script of the Broadway musical CATS with notes written by Claude Tessier. $600 to $900.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Stage & Screen<br>Auction April 28</b>
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 139. STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Autographed musical manuscript signed for "Broadway Baby" from Follies. $500 to $800.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 180.<br>Cecil Beaton. Headdress for Liza at the Ball, from My Fair Lady, circa 1962. $700 to $900.
    <b>Doyle, Stage & Screen:</b> Lot 177.<br>Cecil Beaton. Set Design for The Gainsborough Girls, 1951. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 54. Fanciful engraving of earth's interior with magma core and errupting volcanoes (1682). $1500 to $1800.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 165. Rare state of Jefferys' influential map of New England in contemporary color (1755). $8000 to $9500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 177. Mouzon's foundation map of the Carolinas (1775). $10000 to $13000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 183. Very rare first state of De Fer's map of the Lower Mississippi Valley (1715). $20000 to $25000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 253. Scarce Scottish edition based on Ellicott's plan of Washington, D.C. (1796). $2400 to $3000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 313. Stunning view of Philadelphia by John Bachmann (1850). $3250 to $4250.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 338. Rare Civil War map based on Bucholtz map of Virginia (1862). $9500 to $12000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 667. First map to accurately show Luzon in Philippines (1590). $6000 to $7500.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 682. Rare map of Shanghai International Settlement published just after WWI (1918). $7000 to $9000.
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 738. Coronelli's superb map of the Pacific showing the Island of California (1697) Est. $2400 - $3000
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 743. A cornerstone piece in the mapping of Australia and New Zealand (1726) Est. $6000 - $7500
    <b>Old World Auctions (April 28):</b><br>Lot 781. An uncommon signature during Jefferson's Governorship of Virginia (1779) Est. $9500 - $11000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.