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Rare Book Hub: 26 Auctions Archived, another 38 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 15th January 2021, 26 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroners, 9 in euros, and 16 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $10,006,223 as 79% of all lots offered sold.  Eight thousand nine-hundred-twenty-three lots were offered and 7,066 changed hands.  In mid-January we’re seeing April numbers.  Wow!

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

ArtcurialThe World of Herge, Tintin's Creator on January 14th: $4,948,715 
ArtcurialComic Strips on January 14th: $1,397,932 
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18 on January 13th: $1,099,249 
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on December 12th: $1,073,299 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/25 on January 5th: 177.37% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/25 on January 3rd: 121.65% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 117.08% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 116.64% 
ArtcurialThe World of Herge, Tintin's Creator on January 14th: 111.76% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/25 on January 4th: 110.97% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 6th: 109.99% 


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

Bruneau & Co. Comic, TCG & Toy Auction on January 9th: 100.00% 
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - bidstart 1/7 on January 12th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/5 on January 12th: 99.28% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/3 on January 11th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/5 on January 12th: 99.10% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 99.00% 
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 10th: 98.41% 
PBA GalleriesArt & illustration - Americana - Books in All Fields - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 1/4 on January 14th: 96.30% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 9th: 95.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/25 on January 5th: 94.74% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/25 on January 4th: 92.05% 
Litchfield County AuctionsWinter Discovery Auction on January 13th: 91.67% 
Brunk AuctionsAsian and Emporium Auction on January 15th: 90.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 6th: 89.47% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on January 12th: 88.89% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 83.58% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/25 on January 3rd: 82.61% 
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) Les Aventures de Tintin reporter en Extrême-Orient on January 14th Actual price: USD $3,862,074.
  2. Artcurial Les Aventures d'Astérix le gaulois - Tome 18 on January 14th Actual price: USD $523,716.
  3. Artcurial Jean-Marie PIGEON Le Lotus Bleu - Mitsuhirato on January 14th Actual price: USD $189,735.
  4. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) Les Bijoux de la Castafiore on January 14th Actual price: USD $173,923.
  5. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Le Cirque, Lithographies originales de Marc Chagall. on December 12th Actual price: USD $149,852.
  6. Artcurial Gaston Lagaffe - Tome 8 on January 14th Actual price: USD $93,286.
  7. Artcurial Nat NEUJEAN Tintin et Milou on January 14th Actual price: USD $91,705.
  8. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) Faites une place aux dames ! on January 14th Actual price: USD $86,962.
  9. Artcurial Gaston et Spirou au zoo on January 14th Actual price: USD $65,921.
  10. Artcurial Boule et Bill on January 14th Actual price: USD $55,339.
  11. RR Auction Malcolm X Typed Letter Signed on January 13th Actual price: USD $52,634.
  12. Artcurial Votez Ici ! on January 14th Actual price: USD $47,434.
  13. RR Auction Nirvana Signed 'Nevermind' Album on January 13th Actual price: USD $38,910.
  14. RR Auction F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph Letter Signed and Signed Photograph on January 13th Actual price: USD $37,988.
  15. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) & Alice DEVOS L'Île noire on January 14th Actual price: USD $34,785.
  16. Artcurial Natacha - La Dur'Lutte on January 14th Actual price: USD $34,785.
  17. Artcurial Nat NEUJEAN Tintin en pieds on January 14th Actual price: USD $31,622.
  18. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) et STUDIOS Fresque de la francité on January 14th Actual price: USD $31,622.
  19. Artcurial Les Phalanges de l'ordre noir on January 14th Actual price: USD $30,041.
  20. RR Auction Nikola Tesla Twice-Signed Check on January 13th Actual price: USD $28,501.
  21. RR Auction Martin Luther King, Jr. Typed Letter Signed on January 13th Actual price: USD $27,978.
  22. Artcurial TINTIN N°1 Les Aventures de Tintin reporter du Petit «Vingtième» au pays des Soviets on January 14th Actual price: USD $27,667.
  23. RR Auction Al Capone Document Signed on January 13th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  24. Artcurial HERGÉ STUDIOS Le Temple du soleil on January 14th Actual price: USD $26,879.
  25. Artcurial HERGÉ (Georges Remi dit) La Cabane à sucre on January 14th Actual price: USD $26,879.



26 total sales reported this week:

Clars Auction Gallery. Furniture and Fine Art on January 15th: 55.17%
Brunk Auctions. Asian and Emporium Auction on January 15th: 90.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Books by Unit and in Lots on January 14th: 64.63%
PBA Galleries. Art & illustration - Americana - Books in All Fields - Timed Online Auction - bidstart 1/4 on January 14th: 96.30%
Artcurial. Comic Strips on January 14th: 68.15%
Artcurial. The World of Herge, Tintin's Creator on January 14th: 78.50%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 1/7 on January 14th: 47.51%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts: Featuring Social Activists - bidstart 12/18 on January 13th: 72.73%
Litchfield County Auctions. Winter Discovery Auction on January 13th: 91.67%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/5 on January 12th: 99.28%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on January 13th: 75.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/7 on January 12th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on January 12th: 88.89%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on December 12th: 57.83%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/5 on January 12th: 99.10%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/3 on January 11th: 99.16%
Guernseys. Collector's Odyssey - Online on January 9th: 77.92%
Bruneau & Co. . Comic, TCG & Toy Auction on January 9th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/1 on January 8th: 83.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 12/25 on January 6th: 89.47%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 12/25 on January 5th: 94.74%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 12/25 on January 4th: 92.05%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 12/25 on January 3rd: 82.61%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 9th: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/3 on January 10th: 99.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 12/27 on January 10th: 98.41%


For the week ahead 38 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jan. 18th
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Unlimited Auction. 365 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 90 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/8. 74 lots

Tue. Jan. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/12. 768 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/12. 220 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only - Timed Eclectic Variety Auction - Bidstart 1/8. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/8. 46 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Special Auction in Honor of the Yahrzeit of Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch. 54 lots

Wed. Jan. 20th
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts. 311 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures Auction. 45 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 123 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pa. 565 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/8. 100 lots

Thu. Jan. 21st
RR Auction. Amherst. Olympic Memorabilia - bidstart 1/14. 205 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN Currency. 2021 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. FUN World Paper Money. 746 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. "Cabin Fever" Auction, session 1. 106 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books from the Library of the late Brian Findlay. 216 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Photography. 52 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books. 255 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. January Classic Sale. 9 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Fine Prints and Photographs - bidstart 1/11. 224 lots
Christies. New York. In Praise of America: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints and Broadsides. 38 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Online Automobilia - bidstart 1/14. 154 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David Hall T206 Collection Part VI Sportscard Catalog Auction. 652 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books - bidstart 10/23. 50 lots

Fri. Jan. 22nd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. "Cabin Fever" Auction, session 2. 23 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/15. 111 lots

Sat. Jan. 23rd
Arader Galleries. New York City. Audubon, Natural History Prints, Rare Books and Maps. 180 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . Estate Auction. 22 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction. 68 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. New Year January Western Collector Auction. 60 lots

Sun. Jan. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/10. 197 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. A Western Gentleman's Collection of Obsolete Banknotes Special Monthly. 529 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/15. 46 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PIETER MORTIER. “Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre Exprés du Roy…” Paris, 1693.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MARC CHAGALL illus. SHAKESPEARE. “The Tempest.” Large folio. Monte-Carlo, 1975. Signed by the artist.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOHN SPEED and followers. “A New and Accurate Map of the World.” Hand-colored engraving. London (1626 – 1627 – circa 1650) – 1676.
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MATTHÄUS SEUTTER. “The Colossus Series.” Set of 4 prints, contemporary hand-colored engravings, each c. 57x49cm. Augsburg c. 1730
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (CHARLES LE BRUN). “La Grande Galerie De Versailles, et Les Deux Salons qui L’Accompagnent, peints Par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV…” Paris, 1752.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> G. BRAUN – F. HOGENBERG. “Danorum Marca.” Contemporary hand-colored engraving, 33x48cm. Cologne, 1588.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]