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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>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
  • <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.