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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 28 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 26th February 2021, 44 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krone, 8 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, 29 in US dollars, and 1 South African rands.

 

Turnover was $8,481,216 as 87% of all lots offered sold.  Nine thousand three-hundred-eighty-seven lots were offered and 8,173 changed hands.  The market continues to be strong:  boom boom boom!
 
 
2 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:
 
BonhamsBritish. Cool. on February 25th: $2,807,424
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: $2,064,504
 

14 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Nadeau's Auction GalleryMid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 182.74%
Aste BolaffiComics on February 20th: 175.05%
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 160.31%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 148.90%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 148.85%
Cowans AuctionsAmerican Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only on February 26th: 145.87%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 138.35%
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 132.48%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 125.46%
BonhamsBritish. Cool. on February 25th: 120.04%
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 114.40%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 106.28%
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: 102.32%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 102.29%


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 100.00%
Aste BolaffiComics on February 20th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Winter Sale 2021 on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 21st: 99.59%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 99.26%
Hake's AuctionsAmericana and Collectibles on February 24th: 98.42%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 98.10%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/14 on February 22nd: 97.78%
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - Prints - bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 97.22%
SkinnerIrresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16 on February 25th: 95.35%
Heritage AuctionsThe Collar City Collection of New York Nationals Special Online Currency Auction on February 21st: 95.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 20th: 95.00%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical SocietyBook Auction on February 12th: 94.00%
BonhamsHighlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 93.02%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 23rd: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 92.11%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 90.91%
Lyon and TurnbullRare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 90.74%
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs Monthly Online on February 24th: 90.52%
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 90.33%
Litchfield County AuctionsWinter Antiques Sale on February 23rd: 90.00%
North American Auction CompanyEarly Western and American Indian Sale on February 20th: 89.32%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 88.70%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 87.63%
Bruneau & Co. February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only on February 25th: 86.49%
BonhamsThe Gentleman's Library Sale on February 23rd: 84.62%
Nadeau's Auction GalleryMid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 84.00%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/5 on February 14th: 83.72%
Michaans AuctionsGallery Auction on February 20th: 82.35%
BonhamsGeometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples on February 22nd: 82.27%


Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams Laugh Now, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $282,312.
  2. Bonhams Girl with Balloon, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $264,690.
  3. Hake's Auctions LINCOLN & HAMLIN "WIDE AWAKE" 1860 HAND PAINTED ALL-SEEING-EYE PARADE BANNER. on February 24th Actual price: USD $143,105.
  4. Bonhams Stop and Search, 2007 on February 25th Actual price: USD $141,332.
  5. Bonhams Because I'm Worthless, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  6. Bonhams Get Out While You Can, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  7. Bonhams Welcome to Hell, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $132,521.
  8. Hake's Auctions "LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL" MARTIN LUTHER KING MULTI SIGNED BIRMINGHAM JAILHOUSE LOGBOOK PAGES. on February 24th Actual price: USD $130,909.
  9. Bonhams Donuts (Chocolate), 2009 on February 25th Actual price: USD $123,710.
  10. Bonhams Grin Reaper, 2005 on February 25th Actual price: USD $114,899.
  11. Swann Galleries DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Autograph Letter Signed, to Sallie Holley ("Dear Sally"), on February 25th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  12. Bonhams Pulp Fiction, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $88,465.
  13. Bonhams Trolleys, 2007 on February 25th Actual price: USD $88,465.
  14. Cowans Auctions Ninth plate daguerreotype of young African American woman. on February 26th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  15. Bonhams Happy Chopper, 2003 on February 25th Actual price: USD $70,842.
  16. Bonhams HMV, 2003 on February 25th Actual price: USD $67,318.
  17. Bonhams Lucky, 1999 97.5 x 180.5 x 14cm (38 3/8 x 71 1/16 x 5 1/2in) One of two artist's proofs aside from the edition of 3, this version was rebuilt in 2018 using upgraded electrics on February 25th Actual price: USD $67,318.
  18. Bonhams Bomb Middle England, 2002 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  19. Bonhams I Fought the Law, 2004 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  20. Bonhams Jack and Jill, 2005 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  21. Bonhams Kate Moss She's Light (Pure), 2014 on February 25th Actual price: USD $62,031.
  22. Hake's Auctions MICKEY MOUSE FEBRUARY 4, 1931 DAILY STRIP ORIGINAL ART BY FLOYD GOTTFREDSON & EARL DUVALL. on February 24th Actual price: USD $61,729.
  23. Bonhams Flag (Silver), 2006 on February 25th Actual price: USD $53,220.
  24. Hake's Auctions BABE RUTH "1915 CHAMPIONS" BOSTON RED SOX ROYAL ROOTERS VERY RARE BUTTON. on February 24th Actual price: USD $52,368.
  25. Bonhams Grannies, 2006 on February 25th Actual price: USD $49,695.



44 total sales reported this week:

Cowans Auctions. American Historical Ephemera & Photography, Including African Americana: Online Only on February 26th: 79.06%
Hake's Auctions. Americana and Collectibles on February 24th: 98.42%
North American Auction Company. Early Western and American Indian Sale on February 20th: 89.32%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Autographs on February 25th: 90.33%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Thursday Morning @ Stair on February 25th: 71.43%
Skinner. Irresistible. Unreserved. Bidstart 2/16 on February 25th: 95.35%
PBA Galleries. Comics - Timed, Online - bidstart 2/15 on February 25th: 71.70%
Bruneau & Co. . February Fine Arts and Antiques - Online Only on February 25th: 86.49%
Bonhams. British. Cool. on February 25th: 77.83%
Second Story Books. Presidents and Leaders: Signed Books and First Editions on January 30th: 67.77%
Stephan Welz & Co.. CAPE TOWN | FINE & DECORATIVE ART, BOOKS & MAPS, CARPETS, FURNITURE, SILVERWARE, JEWELLERY, WATCHES on February 25th: 57.33%
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Book Auction on February 12th: 94.00%
Potomack Company. February Cornucopia on February 24th: 69.23%
Bonhams. Highlights from the Medical Library of the late James Tait Goodrich, Part II - bidstart 2/16 on February 24th: 93.02%
Lyon and Turnbull. Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs on February 25th: 90.74%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs Monthly Online on February 24th: 90.52%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on February 23rd: 14.49%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books on February 23rd: 35.20%
Litchfield County Auctions. Winter Antiques Sale on February 23rd: 90.00%
Bonhams. The Gentleman's Library Sale on February 23rd: 84.62%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 23rd: 92.86%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 99.26%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 100.00%
Bonhams. Geometric Abstractions / Prints and Multiples on February 22nd: 82.27%
Ader. Online Photography and Art Catalogs Books - bidstart 2/15 on February 22nd: 62.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 98.10%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/14 on February 22nd: 97.78%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Mid-Century, Modern Art and Contemporary Sale on February 20th: 84.00%
Morton Subastas. Photographs on February 20th: 14.42%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction on February 20th: 82.35%
Aste Bolaffi. Comics on February 20th: 100.00%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 2/12 on February 20th: 97.22%
Clars Auction Gallery. Jewelry, Furniture & Decorative Art, Fine Art, Asian Art Auction on February 21st: 76.67%
Clars Auction Gallery. Jewelry, Furniture, Art, Asian Auction on February 20th: 79.83%
Clars Auction Gallery. February Timed Online Only Art & Antique Auction on February 19th: 52.94%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/5 on February 17th: 88.70%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Winter Sale 2021 on February 20th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 19th: 92.11%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/5 on February 16th: 90.91%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/5 on February 15th: 87.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/5 on February 14th: 83.72%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 20th: 95.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/7 on February 21st: 99.59%
Heritage Auctions. The Collar City Collection of New York Nationals Special Online Currency Auction on February 21st: 95.14%


For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 1st
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. ADVERTISING POSTERS, TOURISM, PAINTERS & CINEMA - bidstart 2/22. 395 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/19. 70 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 107 lots

Tue. Mar. 2nd
Tajan. Paris. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/23. 486 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/23. 146 lots
Christies. Paris. Man Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection. 188 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/19. 28 lots

Wed. Mar. 3rd
University Archives. Wilton. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books. 408 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. The Collector's Sale. 558 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19. 150 lots

Thu. Mar. 4th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Art, Photographs, and Prints. 227 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Art. 413 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Antiques and Accessories. 30 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 285 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 2/19. 24 lots

Fri. Mar. 5th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. LITTERATURE AND ARTS OF THE XXTH CENTURY - AVANT-GARDES. 338 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 30 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/26. 109 lots

Sat. Mar. 6th
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Winter Sale - Affordable Posters. 418 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Richard Margolis International Numismatic Library. 538 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. SPORLYMPIQUE VI : MULTISPORTS, OLYMPISM, CYCLE POSTER COLLECTION, CYCLE AND AUTOMOBILE POSTER COLLEC. 470 lots

Sun. Mar. 7th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/21. 248 lots
Carlsen Gallery. Greenville, NY. March Madness. 25 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/26. 41 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Mary Anning. Autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, 24 November 1834. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Bolyai. <i>Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens,</i> Maros Vásárhelyi, 1832-1833, 2 volumes, half calf. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Vesalius.<br><i>De humani corporis fabrica,</i> Basel, 1555, modern crushed burgundy morocco. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Science: Books and Manuscripts<br>15-25 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Copernicus.<br><i>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium,</i> Nuremberg, 1543, later boards, Rostock duplicate. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Payan-Dumoulin. Profusely illustrated manuscript of fossils, France, c.1875-1979. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 15-25 May:</b> Albert Einstein. Autograph letter signed, to his son Albert, 4 November [1915]. £10,000 to £15,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.