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Rare Book Hub: 33 Auctions Archived, another 35 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 5th March 2021, 33 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krone, 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 18 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $49,127,658 as 80% of all lots offered sold.  Ten thousand one-hundred-eighty-nine lots were posted and 8,181 changed hands.  Total sales were way up while the percentage of lots sold simply simmered at 80.  Heritage’s Winter Platinum Night Sports Auction was the signal event.  We are experiencing a new reality.

 

For the week ahead 35 auctions are scheduled.
 
 
4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsWinter Platinum Night Sports Auction on February 28th: $31,690,242
ChristiesMan Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection on March 2nd: $7,169,901
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on March 5th: $3,339,433
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Art on March 4th: $2,153,380
 

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

ChristiesMan Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection on March 2nd: 231.20%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 24th: 179.05%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsRailroad Ephemera - Day 1 on February 27th: 173.01%
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political Signature Auction on February 28th: 165.68%
Potter and Potter AuctionsSelect Secrets - Rare and Important Magicana on February 27th: 145.87%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 4th: 127.95%
EldredsAntiques and Accessories on March 4th: 117.39%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 2nd: 116.32%
Chiswick AuctionsThe Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on February 25th: 110.70%
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on March 5th: 103.27%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/12 on February 21st: 101.48%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/23 on March 2nd: 101.35%


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

ChristiesMan Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection on March 2nd: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsRailroad Ephemera - Day 1 on February 27th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsA Western Gentleman's Stocks and Bonds Special Online Auction on February 28th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/23 on March 2nd: 100.00%
Potter and Potter AuctionsSelect Secrets - Rare and Important Magicana on February 27th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 28th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/21 on March 1st: 99.14%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/23 on March 2nd: 98.97%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsRailroad Ephemera - Day 2 on February 28th: 98.46%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.09%
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political Signature Auction on February 28th: 97.21%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 27th: 97.00%
Heritage AuctionsWinter Platinum Night Sports Auction on February 28th: 96.53%
Chiswick AuctionsThe Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on February 25th: 96.48%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 24th: 94.63%
EldredsAntiques and Accessories on March 4th: 93.33%
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on March 3rd: 93.14%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 4th: 92.98%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/12 on February 21st: 90.24%
Forum AuctionsOnly Banksy on March 5th: 86.67%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/12 on February 22nd: 85.48%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 2nd: 85.05%
Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesTemptations on February 28th: 82.28%
Swann Galleries19th and 20th Century Art on March 4th: 81.84%
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner (The Garagiola Wagner) SGC Authentic. on February 28th Actual price: USD $2,520,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1916-18 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat with Extraordinary Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on February 28th Actual price: USD $1,020,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson Rookie #260 PSA Gem Mint 10--Dmitri Young Collection. on February 28th Actual price: USD $1,005,600.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1912 Honus Wagner Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10--Photo Matched! on February 28th Actual price: USD $900,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 28th Actual price: USD $885,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1917 Collins-McCarthy (E135) Babe Ruth #147 SGC NM-MT 8. on February 28th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA Mint 9. on February 28th Actual price: USD $645,000.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky Game Worn Edmonton Oilers Rookie Jersey—Photo Matched to His First NHL Home Game and Others! on February 28th Actual price: USD $624,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie #253 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 28th Actual price: USD $615,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan #57 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 28th Actual price: USD $588,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors Kobe Bryant Rookie #138 BGS Pristine 10. on February 28th Actual price: USD $516,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie #151 SGC VG+ 3.5. on February 28th Actual price: USD $444,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions The Finest Known Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1 & Auto 9. on February 28th Actual price: USD $390,000.
  14. Christies Erotique voilée, 1933 on March 2nd Actual price: USD $377,594.
  15. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on March 5th Actual price: USD $373,538.
  16. Heritage Auctions 1961 Topps Dice Game Mickey Mantle PSA Poor 1. on February 28th Actual price: USD $372,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions 1947 Jackie Robinson Original News Photograph, PSA/DNA Type 1--Image Utilized to Create 1948 Leaf Rookie Card! on February 28th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  18. Christies De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (La Boîte-en-valise), série E on March 2nd Actual price: USD $332,283.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie #514 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 28th Actual price: USD $324,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs as Issued by Fleer! on February 28th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 28th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions 1966 Topps Bobby Orr Rookie #35 BVG Pristine 10. on February 28th Actual price: USD $276,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions 2003 Bowman Chrome Rookies & Stars LeBron James (Chrome Gold Refractor) #123 BGS Gem Mint 9.5 - #'d 22/50! on February 28th Actual price: USD $276,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1951 Bowman Willie Mays #305 Rookie PSA NM-MT 8. on February 28th Actual price: USD $276,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1926-27 Lou Gehrig Game Used & Signed Bat, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 28th Actual price: USD $270,000.


33 total sales reported this week:

PBA Galleries. Fine Art, Photographs, and Prints on March 4th: 61.67%
Swann Galleries. 19th and 20th Century Art on March 4th: 81.84%
Forum Auctions. Only Banksy on March 5th: 86.67%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 4th: 92.98%
Eldreds. Antiques and Accessories on March 4th: 93.33%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books on March 3rd: 93.14%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 20th: 51.46%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Railroad Ephemera - Day 2 on February 28th: 98.46%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Railroad Ephemera - Day 1 on February 27th: 100.00%
Christies. Man Ray and the surrealists. Lucien and Edmonde Treillard Collection on March 2nd: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 2nd: 85.05%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/23 on March 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 2/23 on March 2nd: 98.97%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. ADVERTISING POSTERS, TOURISM, PAINTERS & CINEMA - bidstart 2/22 on March 1st: 64.56%
Heritage Auctions. Winter Platinum Night Sports Auction on February 28th: 96.53%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online - bidstart 2/21 on March 1st: 99.14%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/21 on February 28th: 98.09%
Second Story Books. 20th Century Art and Art Books on February 27th: 42.21%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Select Secrets - Rare and Important Magicana on February 27th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity - Books, Prints - bidstart 12/2 on February 27th: 40.48%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Temptations on February 28th: 82.28%
Chiswick Auctions. The Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on February 25th: 96.48%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 79.78%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 2/19 on February 26th: 55.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 24th: 94.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/12 on February 23rd: 75.76%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/12 on February 22nd: 85.48%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/12 on February 21st: 56.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/12 on February 21st: 90.24%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/14 on February 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. A Western Gentleman's Stocks and Bonds Special Online Auction on February 28th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Americana & Political Signature Auction on February 28th: 97.21%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 27th: 97.00%


For the week ahead 35 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 8th
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Books and Old Prints. 40 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 2/26. 78 lots

Tue. Mar. 9th
Artcurial. Paris. Maurice Houdayer Library. 364 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/2. 891 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/2. 157 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 2/26. 38 lots

Wed. Mar. 10th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Kenn Back Polar Library, Napoleonic Manuscripts. 435 lots
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 181 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Estate Treasures Auction. 63 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - bidstart 3/3. 37 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs Monthly Online Auction. 122 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 2/26. 150 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books and Postal History. 150 lots
Tennants Auctioneers. Leyburn. Books, Maps and Ephemera - online. 177 lots

Thu. Mar. 11th
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Photographs. 406 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Constantia. Rare Books, Maps and Prints - bistart 3/4. 492 lots
Sothebys. Paris. NOW! Online bidstart 3/4. 62 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Editions and Works on Paper 1500 - 2020. 227 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Prints and Multiples. 189 lots

Fri. Mar. 12th
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Ancient Books, Autographs, and Old Geological Maps. 360 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Antiquarian and Collectible Books. 841 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/5. 121 lots

Sat. Mar. 13th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 618 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The Important Spring Auction. 26 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . The Personal Collection of Georgia and Jack Olsen. 75 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. International Comic & Animation Art. 799 lots

Sun. Mar. 14th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/28. 304 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Passover Sale. 145 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/5. 41 lots

Mon. Mar. 15th
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters and Ceremonial Art. 414 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 113 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/5. 119 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.