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Rare Book Hub: 39 Auctions Archived, another 51 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 9 April 2021, 51 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database; 1 denominated in Swiss francs, 1 in Danish krone, 15 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 21 in US dollars.

 

Turnover was $28,627,825 as a slim 68% of all lots sold.  Thirteen thousand seven-hundred-fifty-six were posted and 9,376 changed hands.

 

For the week ahead 51 new sales are posted. 

 

5 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:


Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on April 4th: $16,562,887
ChristiesPhotographs on April 6th: $2,193,625
SothebysPhotographs - bidstart 3/29 on April 7th: $2,093,994
BonhamsPhotographs on April 9th: $1,043,548
Kiefer Buch und KunstauktionenBooks, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 20th: $1,035,777

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

Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFonsie Mealy Auctioneers's Auction on July 11th: 187.79%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/19 on March 31st: 152.36%
ChristiesAnsel Adams and the American West - bidstart 3/25 on April 8th: 128.38%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 6th: 117.09%
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed Books on April 8th: 116.26%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/19 on March 28th: 114.69%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish & Continental Books & Manuscripts, Fine Bindings, Maps & Colour Plate Books on April 8th: 109.82%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 108.93%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 108.67%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 104.24%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/19 on March 29th: 101.11%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: 101.10%


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

Heritage AuctionsComics & Comic Art Signature Auction on April 4th: 100.00%
Central Mass AuctionsDurgin Park restaurant memorabilia & advertising on February 20th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsVideo Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction- bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 99.74%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/21 on April 4th: 99.68%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/28 on April 4th: 99.43%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/25 on April 5th: 99.25%
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFonsie Mealy Auctioneers's Auction on July 11th: 98.86%
ChristiesAnsel Adams and the American West - bidstart 3/25 on April 8th: 97.87%
Alaska AuctionSpring Auction - Online only on April 7th: 96.55%
Addison and SarovaRare Books and Ephemera on April 3rd: 96.12%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety on April 6th: 95.83%
Bruun RasmussenPrints on April 6th: 94.17%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: 93.10%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/19 on March 31st: 92.14%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 3rd: 91.50%
Swann GalleriesEarly Printed Books on April 8th: 90.30%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsEnglish & Continental Books & Manuscripts, Fine Bindings, Maps & Colour Plate Books on April 8th: 90.00%
Alaska AuctionSpring Auction - Online only on April 8th: 89.86%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/19 on March 29th: 89.19%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/19 on March 28th: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 84.68%
Fonsie Mealy AuctioneersFonsie Mealy Auctioneers's Auction on April 19th: 83.03%
Lyon and TurnbullContemporary and Post-War Art | Prints and Multiples on April 7th: 80.00%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Super Mario Bros. - Wata 9.6 A+ Sealed [Hangtab, 1 Code, Mid-Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA. on April 4th Actual price: USD $660,000.
  2. Christies Le Violon d'Ingres, 1924 on April 6th Actual price: USD $475,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Bill Everett Daredevil #1 Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on April 4th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  5. Christies Mechanic and Steam Pump, 1921 on April 6th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  7. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Poblacht na hEireann The Proclamation of Independence of the Irish Republic on April 19th Actual price: USD $221,250.
  8. Heritage Auctions Action Comics #1 (Ashcan) (DC, 1937) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Simon Bisley Lobo #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1990). on April 4th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  11. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City on April 7th Actual price: USD $163,800.
  12. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $156,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Daredevil #1 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Mega Man - Wata 9.4 A+ Sealed ["Dr. Wily," Second Production], NES Capcom 1987 USA. on April 4th Actual price: USD $144,000.
  16. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #5 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #225 (DC, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $138,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CBCS NM 9.4 White pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $132,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions Dave Stevens Alien Worlds #2 Cover Original Art (Pacific Comics, 1983). on April 4th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions More Fun Comics #73 (DC, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. on April 4th Actual price: USD $111,000.
  22. Sothebys Untitled #7 (Surfers) on April 7th Actual price: USD $107,100.
  23. Christies Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960 on April 8th Actual price: USD $106,250.
  24. Heritage Auctions Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! - Wata 9.6 A++ Sealed [Oval SOQ TM, Later Production], NES Nintendo 1987 USA. on April 4th Actual price: USD $102,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1 Story Page 2 Nightcrawler Original Art (Marvel, 1975). on April 4th Actual price: USD $102,000.




40 total sales reported this week:

Koller Auctions. Ibid Old Master Prints - Ibid Books and Autographs - bidstart 3/16 on March 31st: 76.43%
Bonhams. Photographs on April 9th: 61.42%
One Of A Kind Collectibles. Autographs and Books on April 8th: 77.78%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. POSTER SALE - Day 2 on April 8th: 9.61%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. POSTER SALE - Day 3 on April 9th: 8.09%
Swann Galleries. Early Printed Books on April 8th: 90.30%
Christies. Ansel Adams and the American West - bidstart 3/25 on April 8th: 97.87%
Alaska Auction. Spring Auction - Online only on April 8th: 89.86%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. English & Continental Books & Manuscripts, Fine Bindings, Maps & Colour Plate Books on April 8th: 90.00%
Sothebys. Photographs - bidstart 3/29 on April 7th: 68.67%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. POSTER SALE - Day 1 on April 7th: 8.86%
Lyon and Turnbull. Contemporary and Post-War Art | Prints and Multiples on April 7th: 80.00%
ALDE. Old books from the 16th to the 19th century on April 7th: 68.63%
Alaska Auction. Spring Auction - Online only on April 7th: 96.55%
Heritage Auctions. Video Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction- bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 99.74%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 3/25 on April 5th: 99.25%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 3/30 on April 6th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety on April 6th: 95.83%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Prints, Drawings, and Paintings on April 6th: 48.89%
Christies. Photographs on April 6th: 62.86%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on April 6th: 94.17%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques on February 20th: 60.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction on April 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 3/28 on April 4th: 99.43%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers's Auction on July 11th: 98.86%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers's Auction on April 19th: 83.03%
Central Mass Auctions. Durgin Park restaurant memorabilia & advertising on February 20th: 100.00%
Central Mass Auctions. Moving Sale Worcester, MA Modern Fine Furnishings on October 12th: 73.33%
Aguttes. Modern and Contemporary Photographs on April 10th: 10.11%
Addison and Sarova. Rare Books and Ephemera on April 3rd: 96.12%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/26 on April 2nd: 84.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 3/19 on March 31st: 92.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 3/19 on March 30th: 93.10%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 3/19 on March 29th: 89.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - bidstart 3/19 on March 27th: 37.04%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/19 on March 28th: 87.50%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on April 3rd: 91.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/21 on April 4th: 99.68%

 


For the week ahead 51 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 12th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Jewelry and Books. 72 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. HISTORY AND REGIONS OF FRANCE - MANUSCRIPTS, ARCHIVES, PLACARDS. 576 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Photographs. 300 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Fine Furnishings; 19th C. to Mid-Century Paintings & Prints; Jewelry; Miniatures; African Tribal; et. 41 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 94 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/2. 32 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - bidstart 4/2. 95 lots

Tue. Apr. 13th
Galerie Bassenge. Berlin-Grunewald . Rare Books and Manuscripts, Autograph Letters. 2318 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly Online - Bidstart 4/6. 563 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 4/6. 197 lots
Sothebys. New York. The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman | Highly Important Printed an. 558 lots
Tajan. Paris. Books - Online Only. 172 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - bidstart 4/2. 33 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety. 23 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Video Games and Trading Card Games Weekly Online Auction - bidstart 4/6. 19 lots

Wed. Apr. 14th
Pandolfini. Florence . Works on Paper: 15th - 19th Century Drawings, Paintings and Prints. 72 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Spring Collector's Choice Auction. 47 lots
University Archives. Wilton. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, and Books. 357 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - Featuring Hollywood - bidstart 3/26. 837 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Monthly Photographs Online. 145 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/2. 155 lots

Thu. Apr. 15th
Pandolfini. Florence . Books, Manuscripts and Autographs. 194 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Printed and Manuscript Americana. 388 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Photographica. 102 lots
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Online Only - Autographs: Day 1. 336 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Old Photographs. 96 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Ancient and Modern Books. 327 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 299 lots
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 158 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Fine Books - Fine Press - Fine Bindings - with Food & Drink . 233 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books. 294 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Jim Davis: The Art of Garfield. 135 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Monthly Showcase. 448 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors - Online bidstart 4/6. 33 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 20th Century Arts. 49 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. The April Estate Auction. 26 lots

Fri. Apr. 16th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Spring Auctions Sale. 84 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. Comic, Doll, and Toy DiscoverIT Auction.
JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung. Berlin. Online Only - Autographs: Day 2. 401 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - bidstart 4/9. 123 lots

Sat. Apr. 17th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Fine Art - Prints - bidstart 4/9. 74 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction. 62 lots
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Windsor. American Antiques, Chinese, Folk Art, and Custom Furniture Spring Auction. 24 lots

Sun. Apr. 18th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Eclectic Auction - Timed Online Only - bidstart 4/8. 26 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - Bidstart 4/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 4/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/4. 329 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Online Only Auction. 45 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/9. 40 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books. 20 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.