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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, another 32 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 2 April 2021, 39 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Danish krone, 15 in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 18 is US dollars.

  

Turnover was $24,301,067 as 82% of all lots sold.  Eleven thousand three-hundred-twenty-seven lots were posted and 9,277 changed hands.

 

 

For the week ahead 32 new sales are posted.  Bon chance!

 

7 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

ChristiesBanksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: $6,171,247
ChristiesPrints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 3/17 on March 31st: $4,351,862
Arader GalleriesSpring Sale on March 27th: $2,880,580
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Signature Auction on March 28th: $2,113,010
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on March 27th: $1,435,063
Robert Siegel GalleriesInverted Jenny Position 77 and William T. Robey Letters on March 31st: $1,042,135
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 31st: $1,030,327

 


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

FerratonBooks, Paintings and Drawings on March 26th: 171.66%
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on March 30th: 165.74%
De Baecque and AssociesAUTOGRAPHS AND MANUSCRIPTS - NUMISMATICS - PHILATELY - BOOKS on March 26th: 165.07%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 24th: 160.56%
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 31st: 145.84%
Arenberg AuctionsBooks on March 27th: 144.85%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 22nd: 126.06%
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Photographs on March 25th: 123.79%
ChristiesPrints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 3/17 on March 31st: 119.60%
Robert Siegel GalleriesInverted Jenny Position 77 and William T. Robey Letters on March 31st: 118.58%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 115.65%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/12 on March 21st: 115.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 114.57%
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Stamps and Postal History on March 31st: 113.95%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/12 on March 23rd: 113.49%
Lark Mason AssociatesRare Books and Incunabula - bidstart 3/9 on March 30th: 112.79%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 30th: 108.43%
EldredsSpring Sale: Session 1 on April 1st: 107.00%


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

Leland Little AuctionsThe Americana Estate Sale on April 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 100.00%
EldredsSpring Sale: Session 1 on April 1st: 100.00%
Robert Siegel GalleriesInverted Jenny Position 77 and William T. Robey Letters on March 31st: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/21 on March 29th: 99.81%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 99.70%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/14 on March 28th: 99.67%
Bruneau & Co. Spring Comic, TCG & Toy Auction on March 27th: 99.50%
Robert Siegel GalleriesUnited States Stamps and Postal History on March 31st: 98.81%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Signature Auction on March 28th: 96.64%
Doyle New YorkTravel & Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on March 30th: 95.87%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 27th: 95.00%
ChristiesBanksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: 93.62%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 24th: 93.57%
ChristiesPrints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.00%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on March 30th: 91.38%
Lark Mason AssociatesRare Books and Incunabula - bidstart 3/9 on March 30th: 90.69%
FerratonBooks, Paintings and Drawings on March 26th: 88.91%
SothebysOriginal Film Posters - bidstart 3/18 on April 1st: 88.37%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 22nd: 86.90%
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts on March 31st: 86.00%
EldredsSpring Sale: Session 2 on April 2nd: 84.21%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/12 on March 23rd: 82.86%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Robert Siegel Galleries 24c Inverted Jenny, Position 77 on March 31st Actual price: USD $944,000.
  2. Christies Love is in the Air on March 30th Actual price: USD $657,068.
  3. Christies Girl with Balloon on March 30th Actual price: USD $657,068.
  4. Arader Galleries Audubon - The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America - Folio on March 27th Actual price: USD $528,000.
  5. Christies NOLA (Yellow Rain) - Outside of the edition on March 30th Actual price: USD $518,738.
  6. Arader Galleries Catesby Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands - 2nd Edition on March 27th Actual price: USD $468,000.
  7. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) on March 31st Actual price: USD $380,408.
  8. Christies Heavy Weaponry on March 30th Actual price: USD $380,408.
  9. Arader Galleries An Audubon Icon - The White Pelican on March 27th Actual price: USD $265,200.
  10. Christies Girl with Balloon on March 30th Actual price: USD $242,078.
  11. Christies Queen Elizabeth II, from: Reigning Queens on March 31st Actual price: USD $224,786.
  12. Christies Melancholy III on March 31st Actual price: USD $224,786.
  13. Christies NOLA (White) on March 30th Actual price: USD $207,495.
  14. Christies Love is in the Air on March 30th Actual price: USD $190,204.
  15. Christies Laugh Now on March 30th Actual price: USD $190,204.
  16. Christies I Fought the Law (AP - Red) on March 30th Actual price: USD $172,913.
  17. Christies Pulp Fiction on March 30th Actual price: USD $172,913.
  18. Christies Sunset on March 31st Actual price: USD $164,267.
  19. Christies Bomb Hugger (Bomb Love) on March 30th Actual price: USD $164,267.
  20. Christies Stop and Search on March 30th Actual price: USD $155,621.
  21. Christies Sunset on March 31st Actual price: USD $146,976.
  22. Bonhams The Works, ONE OF 425 COPIES, on March 31st Actual price: USD $138,245.
  23. Christies Contrejour in the French Style on March 31st Actual price: USD $129,684.
  24. Christies Happy Chopper on March 30th Actual price: USD $129,684.
  25. Christies Four Soup Cans - Gold on Cream on March 30th Actual price: USD $129,684.



39 total sales reported this week:

Leland Little Auctions. The Americana Estate Sale on April 2nd: 100.00%
Eldreds. Spring Sale: Session 2 on April 2nd: 84.21%
Finarte. Books, Autographs, and Prints, Part 1 on March 31st: 64.09%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Signature Auction on March 28th: 96.64%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 99.70%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/14 on March 28th: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/21 on March 29th: 99.81%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/23 on March 30th: 100.00%
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Rare Books, Classic Art and Antiques on March 31st: 45.48%
Christies. Prints and Multiples - Online, bidstart 3/17 on March 31st: 92.00%
Christies. Banksy: I can't believe you morons actually buy this sh*t - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: 93.62%
Sothebys. Original Film Posters - bidstart 3/18 on April 1st: 88.37%
PBA Galleries. Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography on April 1st: 71.32%
Eldreds. Spring Sale: Session 1 on April 1st: 100.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. Inverted Jenny Position 77 and William T. Robey Letters on March 31st: 100.00%
Robert Siegel Galleries. United States Stamps and Postal History on March 31st: 98.81%
Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions @ Artsy on March 31st: 39.13%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 31st: 86.00%
Lark Mason Associates. Rare Books and Incunabula - bidstart 3/9 on March 30th: 90.69%
Doyle New York. Travel & Sporting Books from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson on March 30th: 95.87%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Online - bidstart 3/22 on March 30th: 65.14%
Aguttes. Online Only: Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/19 on March 29th: 59.23%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on March 30th: 91.38%
Arenberg Auctions. Books on March 27th: 76.17%
Second Story Books. 20th Century Art and Art Books on March 27th: 20.63%
Bruneau & Co. . Spring Comic, TCG & Toy Auction on March 27th: 99.50%
Ferraton. Books, Paintings and Drawings on March 26th: 88.91%
De Baecque and Associes. AUTOGRAPHS AND MANUSCRIPTS - NUMISMATICS - PHILATELY - BOOKS on March 26th: 77.22%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Photographs on March 25th: 63.23%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 77.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - Bidstart 3/19 on March 26th: 42.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/19 on March 25th: 55.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 24th: 93.57%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/12 on March 23rd: 82.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/12 on March 22nd: 86.90%
Catawiki B. V.. Books - bidstart 3/12 on March 21st: 40.63%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/12 on March 21st: 77.50%
Arader Galleries. Spring Sale on March 27th: 60.34%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on March 27th: 95.00%


For the week ahead 32 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 5th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/26. 100 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 120 lots

Tue. Apr. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/30. 391 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/30. 202 lots
Christies. New York. Photographs. 140 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/26. 32 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Prints, Drawings, and Paintings. 45 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety. 48 lots

Wed. Apr. 7th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. English & Continental Books & Manuscripts, Fine Bindings, Maps & Colour Plate Books. 490 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old books from the 16th to the 19th century. 357 lots
Sothebys. New York. Photographs - bidstart 3/29. 166 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . POSTER SALE - Day 1. 925 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/26. 155 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Spring Auction - Online only. 29 lots
Lyon and Turnbull. Edinburgh. Contemporary and Post-War Art | Prints and Multiples. 90 lots

Thu. Apr. 8th
Swann Galleries. New York. Early Printed Books. 268 lots
Christies. New York. Ansel Adams and the American West - bidstart 3/25. 47 lots
One Of A Kind Collectibles. Coral Gables. Autographs and Books. 251 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . POSTER SALE - Day 2. 1008 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Art of the Disney Theme Park/Disney Storybook Art Collection Signature Auction. 748 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Spring Auction - Online only. 69 lots

Fri. Apr. 9th
Brunk Auctions. Asheville, NC . Premier and Emporium Auctions. 144 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . POSTER SALE - Day 3. 828 lots
Bonhams. New York. Photographs. 197 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/2. 111 lots

Sat. Apr. 10th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Early Wester and Americana Sale. 65 lots

Sun. Apr. 11th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 4/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/4.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/28.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 4/6.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/2. 40 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.