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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>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.
  • <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