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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 43 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 12th February 2021, 33 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Australian dollars, 2 in Danish krone, 7 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 22 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $4.489,258 as 88% of all lots offered sold.  Nine thousand five-hundred-forty-seven lots were offered and 8,421 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong.



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

Bruun RasmussenOld Masters - Works on Paper on February 8th: 291.07%
Neal Auction CompanyWinter Estates Auction on February 7th: 234.33%
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 10th: 206.96%
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art on February 6th: 146.56%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/22 on February 3rd: 141.12%
Ripley AuctionsRemarkable Rarities feat. Niagara Falls, Guinness World Records Museum Displays on February 12th: 125.14%
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints & Drawings at Online Auction, featuring the Arthur Gilbert collection, Boulder CO on February 6th: 119.27%
EldredsWinter Marketplace Auction on February 11th: 111.20%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/22 on January 31st: 110.11%
Bruun RasmussenModern Prints on February 9th: 108.19%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/2 on February 9th: 105.87%
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate of John R. Gregg, Jr-York, Maine - Day 2 on February 6th: 104.81%
Alexander Historical AuctionsWinter Auction - Day 2 on February 9th: 103.09%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/22 on February 1st: 102.77%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 101.88%


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

Leslie Hindman AuctioneersDenver Collections on February 10th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Hunter Collection of Continental and Colonial Currency Special Monthly Auction on February 11th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/2 on February 9th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/2 on February 9th: 99.85%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.45%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/31 on February 8th: 99.42%
Ripley AuctionsRemarkable Rarities feat. Niagara Falls, Guinness World Records Museum Displays on February 12th: 99.04%
Neal Auction CompanyWinter Estates Auction on February 7th: 98.85%
John McInnis AuctioneersEstate of John R. Gregg, Jr-York, Maine - Day 2 on February 6th: 98.47%
Bruun RasmussenOld Masters - Works on Paper on February 8th: 98.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 97.16%
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints & Drawings at Online Auction, featuring the Arthur Gilbert collection, Boulder CO on February 6th: 96.92%
Bruun RasmussenModern Prints on February 9th: 96.67%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 6th: 95.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/22 on February 3rd: 93.58%
Revere AuctionsFine and Decorative Art, Featuring an Important Collection of Numismatics on February 10th: 92.94%
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 10th: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/22 on January 31st: 91.89%
Alexander Historical AuctionsWinter Auction - Day 2 on February 9th: 89.73%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/22 on February 1st: 88.61%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 88.33%
Alexander Historical AuctionsWinter Auction - Day 1 on February 8th: 87.80%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 87.50%
EldredsWinter Marketplace Auction on February 11th: 86.54%
FerratonModern and Contemporary Art on February 6th: 85.82%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on February 9th: 85.00%
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. RR Auction Edgar Allan Poe Autograph Letter Signed on February 10th Actual price: USD $77,555.
  2. RR Auction Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed on God and Natural Selection on February 10th Actual price: USD $54,618.
  3. Alexander Historical Auctions AUTOGRAPHS OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES on February 9th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  4. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER WATERCOLOR PAINTING on February 8th Actual price: USD $31,250.
  5. RR Auction The American Museum Books on February 10th Actual price: USD $26,756.
  6. RR Auction Isaac Newton Handwritten Manuscript on Religion on February 10th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  7. RR Auction Native American: Martha's Vineyard Land Deed on February 10th Actual price: USD $24,386.
  8. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. on February 8th Actual price: USD $24,000.
  9. Neal Auction Company Jane Austen First and Second Edition Collection . incl. Emma on February 7th Actual price: USD $23,040.
  10. Alexander Historical Auctions KNIGHTS CROSS AWARD OF GEN. EUGEN VON SCHOBERT, K.I.A. EASTERN FRONT on February 8th Actual price: USD $22,500.
  11. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S PERSONAL SHAVING MUG on February 8th Actual price: USD $21,250.
  12. Neal Auction Company Beetles on February 7th Actual price: USD $20,480.
  13. RR Auction Eyvind Earle concept painting of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty on February 10th Actual price: USD $20,101.
  14. Neal Auction Company Jeffersonian Democracy: A Work In Progress on February 7th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  15. Heritage Auctions Massachusetts August 18, 1775 20 Shillings Fr. MA-170 PMG About Uncirculated 55 EPQ. on February 11th Actual price: USD $19,200.
  16. Alexander Historical Auctions THE ONLY EXISTING POSTER FROM THE BEATLES 1964 AUSTRALIA CONCERT TOUR on February 9th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  17. Alexander Historical Auctions ADOLF HITLER'S TOILET SEAT 'CAPTURED' AT THE BERGHOF on February 8th Actual price: USD $18,750.
  18. RR Auction Mary Blair concept painting from Cinderella on February 10th Actual price: USD $17,531.
  19. Alexander Historical Auctions ALLACH 'LANDKNECHT MIT HALBERD', PAINTED on February 8th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  20. Alexander Historical Auctions BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY'S CAR PENNANT FROM THE B.E.F. AND DUNKIRK EVACUATION on February 8th Actual price: USD $17,500.
  21. RR Auction Marvin Gaye Signed Album on February 10th Actual price: USD $16,479.
  22. RR Auction Eyvind Earle concept painting of the Coach and Castle from Sleeping Beauty on February 10th Actual price: USD $15,836.
  23. RR Auction Bob Dylan Suite of (6) Signed Lithographs on February 10th Actual price: USD $15,836.
  24. RR Auction Eyvind Earle pan production background and production cel of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty on February 10th Actual price: USD $15,538.
  25. RR Auction Jimi Hendrix Signed Photograph on February 10th Actual price: USD $14,823.




33 total sales reported this week:

Neal Auction Company. Winter Estates Auction on February 7th: 98.85%
Ripley Auctions. Remarkable Rarities feat. Niagara Falls, Guinness World Records Museum Displays on February 12th: 99.04%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 2 on February 12th: 76.95%
Heritage Auctions. The Hunter Collection of Continental and Colonial Currency Special Monthly Auction on February 11th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. The Frank Graff Collection of Rare Valentines from the Victorian Age on February 11th: 61.42%
Holabird Kagin Americana. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 1 on February 11th: 78.55%
Eldreds. Winter Marketplace Auction on February 11th: 86.54%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Animation - bidstart 1/22 on February 10th: 70.24%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/2 on February 9th: 99.85%
Revere Auctions. Fine and Decorative Art, Featuring an Important Collection of Numismatics on February 10th: 92.94%
Moreshet Auctions. Judaica - Books and Manuscripts on February 10th: 67.87%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Denver Collections on February 10th: 100.00%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 10th: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/2 on February 9th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on February 9th: 85.00%
Rossini. Contemporary and Vintage Posters on February 8th: 55.16%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Prints on February 9th: 96.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Masters - Works on Paper on February 8th: 98.00%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Winter Auction - Day 2 on February 9th: 89.73%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Winter Auction - Day 1 on February 8th: 87.80%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/22 on January 31st: 91.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 1/31 on February 7th: 99.45%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 1/31 on February 8th: 99.42%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints & Drawings at Online Auction, featuring the Arthur Gilbert collection, Boulder CO on February 6th: 96.92%
Michael Treloar. The Paul Lucas Collection of Australian Military History - Part II - bidstart 1/18 on February 6th: 63.44%
John McInnis Auctioneers. Estate of John R. Gregg, Jr-York, Maine - Day 2 on February 6th: 98.47%
Ferraton. Modern and Contemporary Art on February 6th: 85.82%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/29 on February 5th: 88.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 1/22 on February 3rd: 93.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 1/22 on February 2nd: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 1/22 on February 1st: 88.61%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 6th: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/24 on February 7th: 97.16%

 


For the week ahead 43 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 15th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. History and Regions of France: Manuscripts, Placards, Archives. 568 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. The Sweetheart Express Auction - Day 5. 357 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 135 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5. 97 lots

Tue. Feb. 16th
Il Ponte. Milan. Interior Decoration|...| Books. 23 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/9. 695 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/9. 144 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Eclectic Variety. 50 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5. 33 lots

Wed. Feb. 17th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps, Prints & Ephemera, Military Books, General Stock. 422 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Prints and Multiples. 297 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Irish Interest Books and Ephemera. 637 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5.

Thu. Feb. 18th
Cowans Auctions. Cincinnati. African Americana. 270 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature, Private Press and Illustrated Books. 306 lots
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books and Manuscripts. 166 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. PBA Platinum - Rare Books, Manuscripts & Art. 111 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 348 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Presidential Auction. 286 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Presidents' Week Auction. 28 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 2/10. 43 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Unwrapped, Part II: The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - bidstart 2/8. 102 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. Brooklyn. FINE JUDAICA: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS & GRAPHIC ARTS. 264 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques. 2713 lots

Fri. Feb. 19th
Copley Fine Art Auctions. Boston. The Winter Sale 2021. 33 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Pictures and Prints. 20 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. February Timed Online Only Art & Antique Auction. 34 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12. 76 lots

Sat. Feb. 20th
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 2/12. 72 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Comics. 123 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Jewelry, Furniture, Art, Asian Auction. 119 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction. 34 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. Mid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale. 25 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Western and American Indian Sale. 103 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Photographs. 104 lots

Sun. Feb. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/7. 241 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Collar City Collection of New York Nationals Special Online Currency Auction. 185 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Jewelry, Furniture & Decorative Art, Fine Art, Asian Art Auction. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/12. 41 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12. 25 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.