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Rare Book Hub: 35 Auctions Archived, another 34 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 5th February 2021, 35 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish kroner, 11 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Norwegian kroner, 1 in Swedish krona, and 18 in US dollars.

  

Turnover was $11,715,672 as 85% of all lots offered sold. Ten thousand three-hundred-three lots were offered and 8,745 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong.

 

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsThe Modern Sports Card Catalog Auction on February 4th: $7,568,422
Zisska and LacherBooks and Graphics on January 30th: $1,106,343
 

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

Case Antiques, Inc.Winter 2021 Sale on January 31st: 203.00%
ChristiesPaul Destribats : une bibliothèque des Avant-gardes, partie III on February 4th: 176.02%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/15 on January 26th: 143.09%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/15 on January 24th: 138.64%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/15 on January 25th: 136.49%
Doyle New YorkFine Paintings and Prints on February 2nd: 136.02%
AderBooks Online - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 133.18%
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate of John Robert Gregg, York, Maine - Day 1 on February 5th: 122.96%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersRare & Antique Books featuring the Collection of Dr. Lee Gurga TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 1/21 on January 31st: 122.57%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 4th: 113.81%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 112.82%
SothebysDetective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 103.18%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 101.93%


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

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/17 on January 31st: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/24 on February 1st: 99.74%
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate of John Robert Gregg, York, Maine - Day 1 on February 5th: 99.61%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 99.53%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 99.24%
Heritage AuctionsThe Modern Sports Card Catalog Auction on February 4th: 99.12%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.05%
ChristiesPaul Destribats : une bibliothèque des Avant-gardes, partie III on February 4th: 97.81%
Potter and Potter AuctionsAnte Up: Gambling Memorabilia on January 30th: 97.80%
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter 2021 Sale on January 31st: 97.79%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 30th: 97.50%
Doyle New YorkFine Paintings and Prints on February 2nd: 96.77%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersRare & Antique Books featuring the Collection of Dr. Lee Gurga TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 1/21 on January 31st: 96.74%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/15 on January 24th: 95.65%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/15 on January 27th: 93.60%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 4th: 93.10%
SothebysDetective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 92.43%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/15 on January 26th: 90.91%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 90.22%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/15 on January 25th: 88.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 87.64%
Alaska AuctionOnline Sale on February 4th: 82.98%

 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Michael Jordan (Autograph) #GJ13S PSA NM 7, Auto 8 - #'d 8/23. on February 4th Actual price: USD $1,440,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 4th Actual price: USD $645,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James (Black Refractor) #111 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 284/500. on February 4th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan (Precious Metal Gems) #23 BGS NM-MT 8 - #'d 52/100. on February 4th Actual price: USD $480,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 2019 National Treasures Zion Williamson (Emerald-Jersey Autograph) #108 BGS Mint 9 - #'d 3/5. on February 4th Actual price: USD $348,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 2003 Exquisite Collection LeBron James (Scripted Swatches) #LJ BGS Mint 9, Auto 10 - #'d 06/25. on February 4th Actual price: USD $252,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs. on February 4th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Unlimited Base Set Uncut Proof Sheet with 110 Cards. on February 4th Actual price: USD $117,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1996 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 0 Kobe Bryant #31 BGS Mint 9 - Serial Numbered 126/150. on February 4th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1984-85 Star Company Basketball High Grade Complete Set (288) With #101 Michael Jordan BGS NM-MT+ 8.5! on February 4th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Mint 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $79,200.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1985 O-Pee-Chee Mario Lemieux #9 PSA Gem MT 10. on February 4th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1996 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Kobe Bryant #30 PSA NM-MT 8 - Serial Numbered 245/499. on February 4th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Mint 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions 1980 Topps Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs - Magic/Bird Rookie Year! on February 4th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1980 Topps Larry Bird/Julius Erving/Magic Johnson PSA Mint 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  17. Zisska and Lacher Psalter - Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. on January 30th Actual price: USD $71,447.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1980 Topps Basketball Wax Box With 36 Unopened Packs - Magic/Bird Rookie Year! on February 4th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 2003 Topps Chrome LeBron James (Refractor) #111 PSA Mint 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $69,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 2017 Panini Prizm Patrick Mahomes II (Red Power) #269 PSA Gem Mint 10 - #'d 37/49. on February 4th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1996 SPx Michael Jordan #8 BGS NM 7, BAS Auto 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $60,001.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1987 Fleer Michael Jordan #59 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 4th Actual price: USD $58,800.
  23. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 SGC Mint 9. on February 4th Actual price: USD $57,600.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1997 E-X2001 Michael Jordan (Jambalaya) #6 BGS NM-MT 8. on February 4th Actual price: USD $55,200.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1985 Nike Promo Michael Jordan #2 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 4th Actual price: USD $54,000.


35 total sales reported this week:

Heritage AuctionsThe Modern Sports Card Catalog Auction on February 4th: 99.12%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on January 30th: 97.50%
ChristiesPaul Destribats : une bibliothèque des Avant-gardes, partie III on February 4th: 97.81%
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate of John Robert Gregg, York, Maine - Day 1 on February 5th: 99.61%
Swann GalleriesThe Artists of the WPA on February 4th: 79.66%
SothebysDetective Fiction Including The Alexis Galanos Collection - bidstart 1/28 on February 4th: 92.43%
PBA GalleriesAmericana - Travel - Exploration - World History - Maps & Atlases on February 4th: 75.21%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 4th: 93.10%
Antikvariat Bryggen ASBooks on February 4th: 77.08%
Stockholms AuktionsverkRare Books, Maps and Manuscripts on December 10th: 75.88%
Alaska AuctionOnline Sale on February 4th: 82.98%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Prints and Editions on February 3rd: 79.17%
AderBooks Online - bidstart 1/27 on February 3rd: 72.73%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.The Ga'on of Vilna and his Disciples: Books and Manuscripts from the Yeshayahu Vinograd Collection on February 2nd: 73.03%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 99.24%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 100.00%
Doyle New YorkFine Paintings and Prints on February 2nd: 96.77%
BonhamsPhotographs by Ruth Orkin - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 61.11%
AderPhotographs Online - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 55.97%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 1/26 on February 2nd: 99.53%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 2nd: 90.22%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesAutographs and Manuscripts on January 29th: 58.85%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/24 on January 31st: 99.05%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/24 on February 1st: 99.74%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersRare & Antique Books featuring the Collection of Dr. Lee Gurga TIMED, ONLINE ONLY - bidstart 1/21 on January 31st: 96.74%
Zisska and LacherBooks and Graphics on January 30th: 63.98%
Potter and Potter AuctionsAnte Up: Gambling Memorabilia on January 30th: 97.80%
Case Antiques, Inc.Winter 2021 Sale on January 31st: 97.79%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 87.64%
Catawiki B. V.Cartography - Bidstart 1/22 on January 29th: 55.56%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/15 on January 27th: 93.60%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/15 on January 26th: 90.91%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/15 on January 25th: 88.00%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/15 on January 24th: 95.65%

Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/17 on January 31st: 100.00%

 

For the week ahead 34 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 8th
Rossini. Paris. Contemporary and Vintage Posters. 281 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29. 81 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Masters - Works on Paper. 50 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction - Day 1. 705 lots

Tue. Feb. 9th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/2. 677 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/2. 163 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/29. 55 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Prints. 90 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Winter Auction - Day 2. 701 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety. 40 lots

Wed. Feb. 10th
Bonhams. London. Travel and Exploration. 98 lots
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - Internet bidstart 1/27. 772 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Animation - bidstart 1/22. 588 lots
Moreshet Auctions. Jerusalem. Judaica - Books and Manuscripts. 221 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. Fine and Decorative Art, Featuring an Important Collection of Numismatics. 85 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29. 137 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Denver, . Denver Collections. 12 lots

Thu. Feb. 11th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Frank Graff Collection of Rare Valentines from the Victorian Age. 127 lots
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier and Emporium Auctions. 126 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Marketplace Auction. 52 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Hunter Collection of Continental and Colonial Currency Special Monthly Auction. 463 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 1. 550 lots

Fri. Feb. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Book Auction. 400 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 2. 681 lots
Ripley Auctions. Indianapolis. Remarkable Rarities feat. Niagara Falls, Guinness World Records Museum Displays. 104 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5. 113 lots

Sat. Feb. 13th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 3. 120 lots

Sun. Feb. 14th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Eclectic Variety.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/31. 178 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 4. 642 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/5. 43 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.