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Rare Book Hub: 49 Auctions Archived, another 49 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 5 November 2021, 49 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 16 in euros, 1 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 29 in US dollars, and 1 in South African Rand.

 

Turnover was $14,162,015 as 75% of all lots sold.  There were 15,376 lots posted and 11,561 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $1,225.

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Swann GalleriesOld Master Through Modern Prints on November 2nd: $2,361,426
BonhamsModern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on November 2nd: $2,062,724
Hake's AuctionsHake's Auction on November 3rd: $1,170,389
BonhamsHistory of Science and Technology on November 3rd: $1,019,119

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

Doyle New YorkAmerican Paintings and Prints on November 2nd: 283.67%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/15 on October 27th: 208.75%
Potter and Potter AuctionsSalon de Magie • The Klosterman Collection Part I on October 30th: 172.48%
Santa Fe Art Auction2021 Signature Annual Live Sale - Session 1 on November 5th: 148.50%
ALDEPart 1: Old Books from the 15th to 19th Century on November 4th: 147.02%
EldredsWomen in the Arts on October 28th: 130.73%
Nadeau's Auction GalleryAnnual Major Fall Americana and Chinese Auction with Extensive Clock Collection on October 30th: 119.93%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 113.66%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 4th: 110.37%
BonhamsHistory of Science and Technology on November 3rd: 108.31%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on November 2nd: 101.24%


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

Doyle New YorkAmerican Paintings and Prints on November 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 10/24 on October 31st: 100.00%
Potter and Potter AuctionsSalon de Magie • The Klosterman Collection Part I on October 30th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Black Cat Collection and Pre-Code Horror Showcase Auction on November 4th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
Alaska AuctionLive Online Auction on November 3rd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 99.78%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/17 on October 31st: 99.76%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 10/24 on November 1st: 99.71%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 99.35%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 99.05%
Schilb AntiquarianRARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on October 31st: 98.10%
Santa Fe Art Auction2021 Signature Annual Live Sale - Session 1 on November 5th: 97.78%
Hake's AuctionsHake's Auction on November 3rd: 97.51%
Aspire AuctionsFine Art - bidstart 10/22 on October 30th: 97.22%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 30th: 96.50%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/15 on October 27th: 94.74%
Nadeau's Auction GalleryAnnual Major Fall Americana and Chinese Auction with Extensive Clock Collection on October 30th: 92.50%
Revere AuctionsFine Art, Furnishings and Jewelry on November 3rd: 91.14%
EldredsWomen in the Arts on October 28th: 88.89%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 4th: 87.75%
Holabird Kagin AmericanaAutumn Splendor Auction: Americana, Railroad, Numismatics, Mining on November 1st: 87.43%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 86.11%
ALDEPart 1: Old Books from the 15th to 19th Century on November 4th: 84.01%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on November 2nd: 82.76%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 10/15 on October 25th: 82.28%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bonhams STEVE JOBS REVEALS HIS SPIRITUAL SIDE. Autograph Letter Signed ("steve jobs"), to Tim Brown, with autograph envelope, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $500,313.
  2. Doyle New York THE BLOODY MASSACRE Hand-colored engraving on November 2nd Actual price: USD $429,000.
  3. Swann Galleries Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $161,000.
  4. Potter and Potter Auctions Houdini Upside Down in the Water Torture Cell on October 30th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  5. Bonhams Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Portfolio, Vol. III on November 2nd Actual price: USD $87,813.
  6. Bonhams Decoy II on November 2nd Actual price: USD $87,813.
  7. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. on November 1st Actual price: USD $84,000.
  8. Bonhams Grande Tête de Femme au Chapeau on November 2nd Actual price: USD $81,563.
  9. Doyle New York FISH HAWK Hand-colored aquatint, engraving and etching by R. Havell Junr. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $81,250.
  10. Bonhams HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: STAFFORD L. WARREN. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $69,063.
  11. Bonhams TRINITY PROJECT: STAFFORD L. WARREN. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $69,063.
  12. Bonhams Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres. & Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques, avec leur explication. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $69,063.
  13. Bonhams My Shirt and Trousers on November 2nd Actual price: USD $69,063.
  14. Potter and Potter Auctions Soirees Fantastiques on October 30th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  15. Bonhams STEVE JOBS SETS THE STAGE FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING. Document Signed ("steven jobs") as Chairman of Apple Computer, Inc. & ("K.R. Wigginton"), 12 pp, quarto, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $62,813.
  16. Bonhams Flûtiste et dormeuse XVI on November 2nd Actual price: USD $62,813.
  17. Swann Galleries Perils of the Sea. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $62,500.
  18. Aguttes Les Hindoûs, ou Description de leurs moeurs, coutumes et cérémonies on November 3rd Actual price: USD $61,390.
  19. Aguttes ÉPREUVES corrigées avec corrections et additions autographes pour Du côté de chez Swann (1913); cahier in-8 de 16 pages (273-288). on November 3rd Actual price: USD $55,633.
  20. Bonhams Blackglama (Judy Garland), from Ads on November 2nd Actual price: USD $52,813.
  21. Bonhams Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Henri Poincaré"), "La Logique de l'Infini," Poincaré's final word on infinity, on November 3rd Actual price: USD $50,313.
  22. Bonhams Liz on November 2nd Actual price: USD $47,813.
  23. Swann Galleries La Femme Toupie. on November 2nd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  24. Hake's Auctions 1999 POKÉMON UNLIMITED BASE SET HOLOGRAPHIC UNCUT PROOF SHEET WITH 100 CARDS. on November 3rd Actual price: USD $45,560.
  25. Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen Ritter, Tod und Teufel. on October 16th Actual price: USD $42,839.



49 total sales reported this week:

Aguttes. Books and Manuscripts on November 3rd: 64.96%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/22 on October 29th: 77.01%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Graphics and Books on October 29th: 67.04%
Santa Fe Art Auction. 2021 Signature Annual Live Sale - Session 1 on November 5th: 97.78%
PBA Galleries. Fine Art & Illustration - Photography on November 4th: 48.06%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 4th: 87.75%
ALDE. Part 1: Old Books from the 15th to 19th Century on November 4th: 84.01%
Heritage Auctions. The Black Cat Collection and Pre-Code Horror Showcase Auction on November 4th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Live Online Auction on November 3rd: 100.00%
Bonhams. History of Science and Technology on November 3rd: 63.27%
Hake's Auctions. Hake's Auction on November 3rd: 97.51%
Revere Auctions. Fine Art, Furnishings and Jewelry on November 3rd: 91.14%
Dorotheum . Photography on November 3rd: 65.15%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 10/27 on November 3rd: 99.78%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 99.05%
Swann Galleries. Old Master Through Modern Prints on November 2nd: 70.42%
Doyle New York. American Paintings and Prints on November 2nd: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on November 2nd: 82.76%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on November 2nd: 78.35%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 10/26 on November 2nd: 99.35%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Autumn Splendor Auction: Americana, Railroad, Numismatics, Mining on November 1st: 87.43%
Jasper52. Vintage Movie and Advertising Posters on October 20th: 0.00%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 3 on October 16th: 40.80%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 2 on October 15th: 51.87%
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. Books, Graphics modern and ancient Arts, Antiques - Day 1 on October 14th: 63.64%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 10/24 on November 1st: 99.71%
Schilb Antiquarian. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on October 31st: 98.10%
Alexander Historical Auctions. Fall Militaria & Historical Autographs Timed Auction on October 31st: 63.00%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Salon de Magie • The Klosterman Collection Part I on October 30th: 100.00%
Nadeau's Auction Gallery. Annual Major Fall Americana and Chinese Auction with Extensive Clock Collection on October 30th: 92.50%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on October 30th: 38.81%
Michael Treloar. The Paul Lucas Collection of Australian Military History - Part III on October 30th: 60.30%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - bidstart 10/22 on October 30th: 97.22%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Autumn Splendor Auction: Americana, Railroad, Numismatics, Mining on October 31st: 59.78%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Autumn Splendor Auction: Americana, Railroad, Numismatics, Mining on October 30th: 76.04%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Autumn Splendor Auction: Americana, Railroad, Numismatics, Mining on October 29th: 74.12%
Ader. BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR - BOOKS - ONLINE SALE FROM 19 TO 29 OCTOBER 2021 on October 29th: 58.00%
Eldreds. Women in the Arts on October 28th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/22 on October 28th: 61.76%
Catawiki B. V.. Cartography - bidstart 10/22 on October 28th: 31.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/15 on October 27th: 94.74%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 10/15 on October 26th: 86.11%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 10/15 on October 25th: 82.28%
Catawiki B. V.. Books - bidstart 10/15 on October 24th: 41.18%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/15 on October 24th: 65.71%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on October 30th: 96.50%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 10/24 on October 31st: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/17 on October 31st: 99.76%

 


For the week ahead 49 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 8th
Vermot de Pas. Paris. HISTORY AND REGIONS OF FRANCE: MANUSCRIPTS, PLACARDS, ARCHIVES. 521 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/29. 12 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 102921. 90 lots
One Source Auctions. Canandaigua. 12th Annual Fall Toy Catalogued Auction. 34 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 141 lots
The Ohio Company. Marietta. The Historic Holzer Auction. 60 lots

Tue. Nov. 9th
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Photographic Materials and Photographs. 69 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 287 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Autographs and Memorabilia. 464 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Contemporary Artists’ Books: The Property of a Texas Collector. 299 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/2. 679 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/2. 151 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 11/2. 54 lots
Christies. Paris. Photographs. 100 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana. 686 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles. 554 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29. 27 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 97 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 42 lots

Wed. Nov. 10th
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 10/22. 1121 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 472 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/3. 415 lots
Tooveys. West Sussex. Prints, Maps and Posters. 98 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Depth of Field: Photographs. 158 lots
University Archives. Wilton. Rare Autographs, Photographs & Books. 391 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Modern Firsts, Online - bidstart 11/1. 196 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29. 155 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Empire at Fontainebleau. 38 lots

Thu. Nov. 11th
Bonhams. London. Pop X Culture. 104 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Jim Davis: The Art of Garfield. 91 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. SHELF SALE OF BOOKS: LITERATURE, EARLY PRINTING, BOOKS ON BOOKS - bidstart 10/18. 36 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. Brooklyn. Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinic Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art. 390 lots

Fri. Nov. 12th
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Lancaster. Rare and Used Book Auction. 399 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Chicago. The Civil War Collection of James C. Frasca. 75 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. Autumn Majestic. 62 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 960 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/5. 111 lots

Sat. Nov. 13th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction. 52 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs - On the Occasion of Paris Photo. 340 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Western Antiques. 133 lots
Second Story Books. Washington, DC . Entertainment and Sports Auction. 118 lots

Sun. Nov. 14th
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. Books and Manuscripts.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 11/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 11/7.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/31. 343 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Michael S. Tallent Collection Part III Currency Showcase Auction. 614 lots
Poster Auctions International, Inc.. New York. PAI-LXXXV: Rare Posters - bidstart 10/14. 487 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/14. 32 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

 

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.