Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 54 Auctions Archived, another 57 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 19 November 2021, 54 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ Database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 16 in euros, 6 in British pounds, 30 in US dollars and 1 in South African rands.

 

Another 57 auctions are posted and are coming up beginning on Monday!

 

Turnover was $58,715,506 as 83% of all lots sold.  There were 14,313 lots posted and 11,828 changed hands.  The average lot sold for a stellar $4,964 because one item achieved $43,173,000.  Without that once-in-a-lifetime outcome the average sale would have been a very respectable $1,314.  Congratulations all around.  It’s nice to see rare books showing up on front pages world-wide.  

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

SothebysThe Constitution of the United States on November 18th: $43,173,000
Poster Auctions International, Inc.PAI-LXXXV: Rare Posters - bidstart 10/14 on November 14th: $2,494,625
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 13th: $1,656,908
ChristiesA Graphic Century (1875-1975) - bidstart 11/4 on November 18th: $1,319,375

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

SothebysThe Constitution of the United States on November 18th: 215.87%
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 13th: 171.36%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29 on November 10th: 161.39%
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on November 17th: 157.88%
BonhamsSam Francis Prints on November 18th: 152.38%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 18th: 148.37%
EldredsThe Fall Sale on November 19th: 147.61%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 138.15%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersAmerican Historical Ephemera & Photography on November 15th: 137.03%
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau on November 8th: 120.84%
ChristiesA Graphic Century (1875-1975) - bidstart 11/4 on November 18th: 119.13%
De Baecque and AssociesPhotographic Materials and Photographs on November 9th: 118.40%
Bellmans Auctioneers and ValuersThe Lewis Gilbert Film Script and Production Archive on November 16th: 115.58%
OSENATThe Empire at Fontainebleau on November 10th: 105.00%
OSENATThe Interiors of Versailles on November 14th: 102.09%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersThe Henry Fitz Jr. Archive of Photographic History on November 15th: 100.00%


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

SothebysThe Constitution of the United States on November 18th: 100.00%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersThe Henry Fitz Jr. Archive of Photographic History on November 15th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersThe Castle, Harlem: The Collection of Philip Hewat-Jaboor & Rodney Keenan on November 17th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 11/7 on November 15th: 99.91%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/31 on November 14th: 99.71%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 99.23%
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on November 13th: 98.54%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 13th: 98.50%
BonhamsSam Francis Prints on November 18th: 98.00%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 97.92%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 97.83%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 18th: 96.10%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 11/7 on November 14th: 95.16%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesOnline Sale - Books on November 15th: 92.69%
Heritage AuctionsThe Michael S. Tallent Collection Part III Currency Showcase Auction on November 14th: 92.02%
Purcell AuctioneersAuction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books - including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, on November 17th: 91.35%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29 on November 10th: 90.32%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersAmerican Historical Ephemera & Photography on November 15th: 90.28%
EldredsThe Fall Sale on November 19th: 89.29%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29 on November 9th: 88.89%
ChristiesA Graphic Century (1875-1975) - bidstart 11/4 on November 18th: 87.59%
OSENATThe Interiors of Versailles on November 14th: 86.36%
Bellmans Auctioneers and ValuersThe Lewis Gilbert Film Script and Production Archive on November 16th: 85.71%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/29 on November 7th: 85.29%
Burgersdijk and NiermansBooks on November 17th: 83.33%
EldredsThe Fall Sale on November 18th: 82.50%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 102921 on November 8th: 82.22%
Moreshet AuctionsA Special Chabad, including The Rare Shanghai Book on November 17th: 80.85%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsMilitary & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Photography & Cameras on November 18th: 80.48%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 80.18%
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution | We, the People of the United States... on November 18th Actual price: USD $43,173,000.
  2. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers The Henry Fitz Jr. archive of photographic history, including one of the world's earliest surviving photographic portraits. <br> on November 15th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  3. Doyle New York Views of Japan on November 17th Actual price: USD $176,400.
  4. Doyle New York Forty-six gelatin photographs dating from his 1933 trip to Cuba, on November 17th Actual price: USD $163,800.
  5. Sothebys 'Untitled (10.D.70.V1)', ca.1970 on November 16th Actual price: USD $135,543.
  6. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Jane Avril. 1899. on November 14th Actual price: USD $112,500.
  7. Sothebys Maxime Du Camp | Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques. Paris, 1852 on November 17th Actual price: USD $101,928.
  8. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Yo-semite Valley: Photographic Views of the Falls and Valley of Yo-semite in Mariposa County, California. on November 15th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  9. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Gran Premio d’Europa / Fiat. 1923. on November 14th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  10. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. on November 15th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  11. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Diary of Campaign against Hostile Apaches in 1885-6 with Capt. Emmet Crawford, by Henry W. Daly Pack Master. on November 15th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  12. Poster Auctions International, Inc. La Maison Moderne. 1900. on November 14th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  13. Sothebys 'Yakusa', 1994 on November 16th Actual price: USD $67,772.
  14. Bonhams James Bond: An Omega Seamaster Professional watch worn by Pierce Brosnan for his role of James Bond in The World Is Not Enough, on November 17th Actual price: USD $67,750.
  15. Ader Album of portraits of Doctor Paul Gachet, c. 1865 - 1895. on November 13th Actual price: USD $52,778.
  16. Heritage Auctions Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown Exceedingly Rare Microform King James Bible Encased in a Beautiful Reliquary Containing 24 Karat Gold and Embellished with Jewels, with a Steve Zarelli Letter of Authenticity. on November 13th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  17. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Aristide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret. 1893. on November 14th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  18. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Odeon Casino. 1912. on November 14th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  19. Poster Auctions International, Inc. La Dame aux Camelias. 1896. on November 14th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  20. Christies Napoléon on November 18th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  21. Christies Pic de la Mirandole on November 18th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  22. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Reverie : On Silk. 1898. on November 14th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  23. Poster Auctions International, Inc. Amants. 1895. on November 14th Actual price: USD $50,000.
  24. Sothebys Nicolaes Visscher | Atlas minor sive geographia compendiosa, c.1716, hand-coloured maps, contemporary Dutch binding on November 17th Actual price: USD $47,566.
  25. Poster Auctions International, Inc. La Loge au Mascaron Doré. 1894. on November 14th Actual price: USD $47,500.





54 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. The Constitution of the United States on November 18th: 100.00%
RR Auction. Marvels of Modern Music - bidstart 11/11 on November 18th: 72.40%
PBA Galleries. Rare Books with Science, Medicine & Natural History on November 18th: 69.17%
Holabird Kagin Americana. November Wonders: Western Americana - Stock Certificates and Bonds on November 19th: 74.62%
Holabird Kagin Americana. November Wonders: Western Americana - Art, Political, Militaria, Native Americana on November 18th: 45.29%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on November 18th: 96.10%
Eldreds. The Fall Sale on November 19th: 89.29%
Eldreds. The Fall Sale on November 18th: 82.50%
Christies. A Graphic Century (1875-1975) - bidstart 11/4 on November 18th: 87.59%
Bonhams. Sam Francis Prints on November 18th: 98.00%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Rare Books - Online bidstart 11/11 on November 18th: 35.15%
Rossini. PHOTOS, CAMERAS & PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT on November 16th: 79.49%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. The Castle, Harlem: The Collection of Philip Hewat-Jaboor & Rodney Keenan on November 17th: 100.00%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History - bidstart 11/2 on November 17th: 64.59%
Purcell Auctioneers. Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books - including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, on November 17th: 91.35%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Charles S. Shultz Collection Auction Online - bidstart 11/3 on November 17th: 74.69%
Moreshet Auctions. A Special Chabad, including The Rare Shanghai Book on November 17th: 80.85%
Doyle New York. Photographs on November 17th: 75.33%
Bonhams. Rock, Pop and Film on November 17th: 70.53%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/10 on November 17th: 97.92%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Military & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Photography & Cameras on November 18th: 80.48%
Burgersdijk and Niermans. Books on November 17th: 83.33%
OSENAT. The Interiors of Versailles on November 14th: 86.36%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on November 10th: 76.32%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on November 9th: 54.76%
OSENAT. The Empire at Fontainebleau on November 8th: 79.43%
De Baecque and Associes. Photographic Materials and Photographs on November 9th: 75.82%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Premium Hybrid-Live Lifestyle Auction on November 16th: 40.95%
Sothebys. Photographs - bidstart 11/10 on November 16th: 69.66%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on November 16th: 78.18%
Bellmans Auctioneers and Valuers. The Lewis Gilbert Film Script and Production Archive on November 16th: 85.71%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 97.83%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/9 on November 16th: 99.23%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Online Sale - Books on November 15th: 92.69%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. American Historical Ephemera & Photography on November 15th: 90.28%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The Henry Fitz Jr. Archive of Photographic History on November 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 10/31 on November 14th: 99.71%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 11/7 on November 15th: 99.91%
Poster Auctions International, Inc.. PAI-LXXXV: Rare Posters - bidstart 10/14 on November 14th: 59.75%
Second Story Books. Entertainment and Sports Auction on November 13th: 25.42%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction on November 13th: 75.00%
Ader. Photographs - On the Occasion of Paris Photo on November 13th: 51.18%
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Autumn Majestic on November 14th: 79.03%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 80.18%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29 on November 10th: 90.32%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/29 on November 9th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 102921 on November 8th: 82.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/29 on November 8th: 66.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 10/29 on November 7th: 85.29%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 13th: 98.50%
Heritage Auctions. The Michael S. Tallent Collection Part III Currency Showcase Auction on November 14th: 92.02%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 11/7 on November 14th: 95.16%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on November 13th: 98.54%

For the week ahead 57 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 22nd
Christies. Paris. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 181 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Americana online - bidstart 11/15. 16 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. November Wonders: Western Americana - General Americana, Books, Jewelry. 422 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 11/10. 92 lots
One Source Auctions. Canandaigua. Antique and Collectible Book and Ephemera Sale. 325 lots

Tue. Nov. 23rd
Bubb Kuyper. 2011 KM Haarlem. Books and Graphics. 5389 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 11/9. 308 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Rare and Important Travel Posters. 247 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/16. 590 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 11/16. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 11/16. 77 lots
Sothebys. New York. Constitutions and Related Documents from the Collection of Dorothy Tapper Goldman, Part 1. 74 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Discovery - Interiors, online - bidstart 11/17. 32 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Clearance Sale - Part 1. 380 lots
Christies. Paris. The Exceptional Sale. 1 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 11/10. 46 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 96 lots
Chorley's. Gloucestershire. Fine Art and Antiques, Jewelry and Silver. 76 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . 83 Part 1: Rare and Important Items. 98 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . 83 Part 2: Books by the Baal HaTanya and Chabad Rebbes. 73 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Cornucopia: An Abundance of Colonial Objects to Modern Art. 59 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction. 17 lots

Wed. Nov. 24th
Tennants Auctioneers. Leyburn. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 251 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Limited Editions. 182 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 11/17. 384 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. ENGRAVINGS - PRINTS - DRAWINGS ANCIENT AND MODERN BOOKS. 215 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/10. 130 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Ephemera, Cigarette Cards, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.. 87 lots
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Clearance Sale - Part 2. 414 lots

Thu. Nov. 25th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Part 1: Valuable Books, Autographs, and Prints. 903 lots
Finarte. Rome. Books, Autographs and Prints. 457 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. PIERRE COLLIN LIBRARY. 301 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 534 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS: A WONDERFUL COLLECTION. 229 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books including Ephemera and Photographs. 251 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 17/10.
PIASA. Paris. CORRESPONDANCE DE FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND À CATHERINE LANGEAIS (1938-1942). 338 lots
Tajan. Paris. Comics - bidstart 11/5. 89 lots

Fri. Nov. 26th
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Part 2: Russian Avant-Garde. 193 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Part 3: Modern Literature, Erotica, and Posters. 532 lots
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Kilkenny. Butler Gallery Kilkenny. Christmas Benefit Auction. 30 lots
Sothebys. Cologne. Contemporary Passions - bidstart 11/19. 61 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 11/26. 118 lots

Sat. Nov. 27th
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Finarte. Rome. Original Comic Arts and Illustration. 631 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Part 4: Science, Natural History, and Curiosities. 46 lots
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Berlin. Part 5: Modern Art and Photography. 343 lots
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books and Maps mainly relating to Australia and the Pacific - Catalogue 1 - start time 6:30pm A. 73 lots
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books and Maps mainly relating to Australia and the Pacific - Catalogue 2. 154 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 11/19. 30 lots

Sun. Nov. 28th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 11/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 11/21.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 11/14. 380 lots
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books and Maps mainly relating to Australia and the Pacific - Catalogue 3 - start time 6:30 pm. 103 lots
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Rare Books and Maps mainly relating to Australia and the Pacific - Catalogue 4. 124 lots
Antikvariat Bryggen AS. Skjeberg. Maps and Plates - bidstart 11/19. 60 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 11/19. 65 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.