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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

  • <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Verlag, Luzern, Publishers: <i>The Book of Kells,</i> the most precious illuminated manuscript of the early Middle Ages, now reproduced, the FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE FINE ART FACSIMILE EDITION. €5,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone,</i> 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1997, First Deluxe Edn., Signed by the Author on title page. €4,000 to €5,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Gilbert (John T.) Account of Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland, from the earliest extant specimens to A.D. 719. €2,000 to €3,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> <i>The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Dublin [-Ireland],</i> 5 vols. lg. 4to D. 1909 - 1913. Limited Editions. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (W.B.) <i>The Poems of W.B. Yeats,</i> 2 vols., roy 8vo, L. (MacMillan & Co.) 1949, Limited Edn., No. 185 (of 375 copies). Signed. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Crone (John S.)ed. <i>The Irish Book Lover, A Monthly Review of Irish Literature and Bibliography.</i> Vol. I No 1 August 1909 - Vol. XXXII No. 6, September 1957. €1,250 to €2,000.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Yeats (John Butler) <i>An original self-portrait Sketch,</i> Signed and dated April 1919, N[ew] York. €1,200 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Photograph Album. Entitled ''A Souvenir of the Visit to Jeypore Samasthanam of His Excellency the Right Hon'ble Viscount Goschen of Hawkhurst… 14th December 1927''. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Pistolesi (Erasmo) <i>Il Vaticano,</i> 8vols. large atlas, folio Rome (Tipografia della Societa..) 1829. €500 to €600.
    <center><b>The Collectors’ Sale<br>March 3, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Chagall (Marc)illus., Legmarie (Jean) comp., <i>The Jerusalem Windows,</i> folio N.Y. (George Braziller) 1962. €400 to €500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Bullitt (Thos. W.) <i>My Life at Oxmoor,</i> Life on a Farm in Kentucky before the War. Roy 8vo Louisville, Kentucky, 1911. Privately Printed No. 86 of 100 Copies Only. €300 to €400.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Mar. 3:</b> Popish Plot: Oates (Titus) <i>The Popes Whore House or The Merchandise of The Whore of Rome,</i> folio L. 1679. First Edn. €100 to €150.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Frederick Douglass, ALS recruiting help for his paper after schism with Garrison, Rochester, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> James Dean, photograph by Sanford H. Roth, signed & inscribed by Dean. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS requesting confirmation that the Grand Duke received his letter, 1863. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Benjamin Rush, ALS, doctor’s note for a Revolutionary soldier, 1780. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Lord Byron, ALS to Cambridge classmate, “your friendship is of more account to me than all these absurd vanities,” c. 1812. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author’s first book, Paris, 1923. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Ralph Ellison, <i>Invisible Man,</i> first English edition of the author’s first novel, signed, London, 1953. $1,800 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Margery Lawrence, <i>The Madonna of Seven Moons,</i> first edition in unrestored dust jacket, Indianapolis, 1933. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Joseph Albers, <i>Interaction of Color,</i> 80 color screenprints, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1963. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 25:</b> Albert Einstein, autograph manuscript, unsigned, likely a draft discarded while working toward a unified field theory. $10,000 to $20,000.
  • <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STEINBECK, John (1902-1968). <i>The Pastures of Heaven.</i> New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). <i>Tender is the Night.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). <i>Dracula.</i> Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> GOLDING, William (1911-1993). <i>Lord of the Flies.</i> London: Faber and Faber, 1954. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> SALINGER, J. D. (1919-2010). The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HEMINGWAY, Ernest (1899-1961). <i>The Torrents of Spring.</i> New York: Scribner's, 1926. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). <i>Brave New World.</i> London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Time Machine, an Invention.</i> New York: Henry Holt, 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> DAHL, Roald (1916-1990). <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Hindman Auctions<br>Literature from a Private New Orleans Collection<br>March 19, 2021</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> HERBERT, Frank (1920-1986). Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> KESEY, Ken (1935-2001). <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.</i> New York: The Viking Press, 1962. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Mar. 19:</b> VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). <i>Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade.</i> New York: Seymour Lawrence Delacorte Press, 1969. $2,000 to $3,000.