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Rare Book Hub: 21 Auctions Archived, another 29 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Friday, 8th January 2021, 21 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroners, 8 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 11 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $2,244,301 as 94% of all lots offered sold.  Four thousand three hundred and one were offered and 4,044 changed hands.  Stay safe.  Vaccines are on the way.

 

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

De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 138.72% 
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 134.44% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 121.35% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 110.76% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 105.80% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.95% 


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

Leslie Hindman AuctioneersChicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34% 
Alaska AuctionOnline Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 5th: 95.29% 
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00% 
De Baecque and AssociesStamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10% 
PBA GalleriesFine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68% 
EldredsOnline Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. University Archives Einstein Among the Most Important Letters in Private Hands; His Manuscript On the Theory of Relativity, Hitler and the Nazi’s and an Incredible Statement on his own Modesty, In English 1 page Ready f on January 6th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  2. University Archives Adam Smith Rare 4 p. ALS On The Financial and Moral Responsibility of the Son of Royalty on January 6th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  3. University Archives George Washington Superb Letter Re: Battle of Yorktown Giving Thanks for "advantage obtained over the enemy, as it exhibits a noble proof of that ardor & spirit in the allied troops” on January 6th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  4. University Archives Einstein on Unified Field Theory, Space, Matter, and Motion - A Superb Letter Signed in Full on January 6th Actual price: USD $28,125.
  5. University Archives G. Washington Rare Commission For an Indian Fighter alongside W. H. Harrison, and Lewis and Clark in Legion of the United States. on January 6th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  6. University Archives George Washington Requests Three Months’ Pay as Colonel of Virginia Militia, 1754 Extremely Rare this Early on January 6th Actual price: USD $20,000.
  7. University Archives Great Jefferson Letter to His Cousin on Plantation Business on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  8. University Archives Einstein on his "Cult of Personality" Used to Further Jewish Causes on January 6th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  9. Heritage Auctions The Incredible Hulk #181 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $16,800.
  10. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $15,600.
  11. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $12,600.
  12. University Archives Lee Harvey Oswald Among Finest Known On Trying to Return to the USA: "If I can get the government to drop charges … and get the Russians to let me out…" 3pg. ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $12,500.
  13. University Archives James Watt ALS Discussing the Grain Millers Opposition to His Albion Mill—Signaling the Start of the Industrial Revolution on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  14. University Archives "Dallas Morning News" November 23, 1963 Front Page Newspaper Printing Plate! on January 6th Actual price: USD $11,875.
  15. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on January 4th Actual price: USD $10,800.
  16. Catawiki B. V. Biblia Sacra [in custom made cabinet] on December 26th Actual price: USD $10,669.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1948-49 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Good 2. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $10,200.
  18. University Archives Babe Ruth, L. Gehrig, T. Cobb, H. Heilmann and more Signed HOF Ball! W. Spence LOA on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  19. University Archives JFK Assassination Lincoln Continental Hood Ornament Attributed to Have Been on the Presidential Limousine on January 6th Actual price: USD $10,000.
  20. De Baecque and Associes Collection in a large cardboard box about World War II with German and French letters... on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,923.
  21. University Archives James C. Maxwell Superb ALS on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  22. University Archives President Abraham Lincoln Signs Commission for Captain Wounded at Fredericksburg on January 6th Actual price: USD $8,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson #79 SGC Fair 1.5. on January 3rd Actual price: USD $7,500.
  24. University Archives Charles Darwin Superb Letter About Mentor Charles Lyell on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.
  25. University Archives Huge Lock of Napoleon's Hair Collected Around 1819, Over 50 Strands! on January 6th Actual price: USD $7,500.



21 total sales reported this week:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago Collections on January 8th: 100.00%
Eldreds. Online Only: Winter Market on January 8th: 84.00%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on January 6th: 93.82%
PBA Galleries. Fine Literature - Science Fiction and Mystery on January 7th: 89.01%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on January 7th: 89.10%
Alaska Auction. Online Only Auction on January 6th: 98.25%
De Baecque and Associes. Stamps and Postcards on January 6th: 89.31%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 5th: 95.29%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 12/29 on January 5th: 99.34%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 12/28 on January 4th: 99.87%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 82.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 12/25 on January 1st: 47.69%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/18 on December 30th: 90.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/18 on December 29th: 88.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/18 on December 28th: 83.52%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/18 on December 27th: 79.49%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - bidstart 12/18 on December 26th: 46.51%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 3rd: 99.54%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/21 on January 3rd: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 2nd: 93.50%


For the week ahead 29 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 11th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 81 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/1. 80 lots

Tue. Jan. 12th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/5. 836 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/5. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/1. 30 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/7. 58 lots

Wed. Jan. 13th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18. 835 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online. 104 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Discovery Auction. 24 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1. 99 lots

Thu. Jan. 14th
Artcurial. Paris. The World of Herge, Tintin's Creator. 107 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 135 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Art & illustration - Americana - Books in All Fields - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 1/4. 433 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art. 1132 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 1/7. 261 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books by Unit and in Lots. 59 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . L'Epogue Regine. 46 lots

Fri. Jan. 15th
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. DiscoverIT - Comic and Toy.
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Asian and Emporium Auction. 90 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Furniture and Fine Art. 29 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/8. 112 lots

Sat. Jan. 16th
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Books, Modern Art and Autographs - including The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation. 1054 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Jan. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/3. 221 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/10.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Robert Laub Blue Collar Collection of Fractional Currency Special Online Auction. 388 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/8. 39 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books - bidstart 1/8. 25 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.