Auction Update Review

Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 54 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 18 February 2022, 44 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 14 in euros, 5 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, and 22 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $17,200,510 as 87% of all lots sold.  There were 11,618 lots posted and 10,138 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $1,697.

 

The market is moving on!

 

2 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsLincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on February 13th: $4,042,242
SothebysA Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs on February 17th: $3,807,846


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

AderAncient and Modern Prints on February 9th: 325.99%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 7th: 255.58%
Tennants AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors on February 12th: 227.59%
AderAncient and Modern Prints on February 10th: 185.58%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 17th: 161.64%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood20th Century and Contemporary Sale on February 15th: 154.19%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 151.25%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesHistorical Memories/Manuscripts and Miscellaneous on February 4th: 147.90%
Heritage AuctionsLincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on February 13th: 134.18%
Neal Auction CompanyUnreserved - Day 1 on February 16th: 130.53%
SothebysA Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs on February 17th: 127.06%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Decorative Prints & Watercolours on February 16th: 122.49%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 17th: 121.85%
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on February 9th: 117.14%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on February 15th: 113.73%
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books on February 16th: 113.26%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 107.62%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 9th: 102.98%


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

Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 2/8 on February 8th: 100.00%
Neal Auction CompanyUnreserved - Day 2 on February 17th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 100.00%
Goldberg Coins and CollectiblesThe Pre-Long Beach Auction on February 15th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsOnline Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 2/4 on February 15th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUltimate Box Break Showcase Auction on February 17th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 2/6 on February 14th: 99.55%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 7th: 99.39%
Heritage AuctionsLincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on February 13th: 99.20%
FreemansBooks and Manuscripts on February 17th: 98.66%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/30 on February 13th: 98.45%
SothebysA Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs on February 17th: 98.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 97.50%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/28 on February 7th: 97.30%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood20th Century and Contemporary Sale on February 15th: 95.65%
Tennants AuctioneersAntiques and Interiors on February 12th: 95.45%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 2/6 on February 13th: 95.37%
University ArchivesRare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books on February 16th: 95.02%
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsJapanese and American Woodblocks on February 12th: 94.16%
Old World AuctionsMaps and Atlases - bidstart 1/26 on February 9th: 93.21%
Neal Auction CompanyUnreserved - Day 1 on February 16th: 92.11%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 17th: 91.01%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 9th: 90.77%
Purcell AuctioneersSale of the Library of the Late Conor Cruise O'Brien - Irish politician, writer, historian and acade on February 16th: 89.90%
AderAncient and Modern Prints on February 10th: 89.70%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps & Decorative Prints & Watercolours on February 16th: 89.47%
AderAncient and Modern Prints on February 9th: 89.17%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on February 15th: 88.64%
De Baecque and AssociesOld and Modern Books on February 9th: 86.72%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/28 on February 6th: 86.00%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesComic Books and Originals on February 12th: 83.87%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 81.54%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: Exquisite Pocket Knife Presented to the President at the 1864 Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. on February 13th Actual price: USD $519,000.
  2. Ader Les Bretonneries. 1889. on February 9th Actual price: USD $507,118.
  3. Sothebys Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico on February 17th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions [Abraham Lincoln Assassination] Key to Lincoln's Box at Ford's Theater. on February 13th Actual price: USD $495,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: His Personal Example of His Iconic Portrait Bust by Leonard Volk, Presented to Him by the Sculptor Himself. on February 13th Actual price: USD $399,000.
  6. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: The President writes to the Army of the Potomac after the Union Defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg. on February 13th Actual price: USD $325,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions The Historic Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Abolishing the Institution of Slavery. on February 13th Actual price: USD $262,500.
  8. Sothebys 'Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park' on February 17th Actual price: USD $226,800.
  9. Freemans Land Ordinance of 1785 on February 17th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  10. Sothebys 'The Teton Range & the Snake River' (The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming) on February 17th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  11. Sothebys Aspens, Northern New Mexico (vertical) on February 17th Actual price: USD $189,000.
  12. Sothebys Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park on February 17th Actual price: USD $176,400.
  13. Sothebys 'Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California' on February 17th Actual price: USD $176,400.
  14. Heritage Auctions [Abraham Lincoln Assassination] John Wilkes Booth: $100,000 Reward Poster issued by the U.S. War Department, April 20, 1865. on February 13th Actual price: USD $125,000.
  15. Sothebys Whaler’s Cove, Carmel Mission, California on February 17th Actual price: USD $119,700.
  16. Catawiki B. V. De Humani Corporis Fabrica, libri septem on February 7th Actual price: USD $117,165.
  17. Sothebys Portfolio One on February 17th Actual price: USD $113,400.
  18. Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 1928B $2 Legal Tender Star. Fr. 1503*. PMG About Unc 58 on February 15th Actual price: USD $110,700.
  19. Sothebys 'Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona' on February 17th Actual price: USD $107,100.
  20. Sothebys Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico on February 17th Actual price: USD $100,800.
  21. Swann Galleries INDIANA, ROBERT. The Book of Love: A Portfolio of 12 Original Poems & 12 Original Prints. on February 17th Actual price: USD $100,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln's Bloodstained Shirt Cuff, With the Period Diary of its Subsequent Owner, John T. Farnham. on February 13th Actual price: USD $93,750.
  23. Heritage Auctions [Abraham Lincoln Assassination] John Wilkes Booth: Personally-Owned Swagger Stick or Riding Crop. on February 13th Actual price: USD $87,500.
  24. Heritage Auctions Abraham Lincoln: Signed Carte de Visite [CDV]. on February 13th Actual price: USD $81,250.
  25. Ader Ten Dancers. 1925-1926. on February 10th Actual price: USD $81,139.



44 total sales reported this week:

ALDE. Old and 19th Century Books - Romantic Card Board Boxes on February 18th: 56.73%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Autographs on February 17th: 75.46%
Sothebys. A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs on February 17th: 98.00%
RR Auction. Presidential Memorabilia - bidstart 2/10 on February 17th: 70.08%
Neal Auction Company. Unreserved - Day 2 on February 17th: 100.00%
Freemans. Books and Manuscripts on February 17th: 98.66%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on February 17th: 91.01%
Heritage Auctions. Ultimate Box Break Showcase Auction on February 17th: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Maps and Atlases - bidstart 1/26 on February 9th: 93.21%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs: The History of the Space Conquest on February 15th: 7.80%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps & Decorative Prints & Watercolours on February 16th: 89.47%
Bonhams. The Connoisseur's Library on February 16th: 66.67%
University Archives. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books on February 16th: 95.02%
Purcell Auctioneers. Sale of the Library of the Late Conor Cruise O'Brien - Irish politician, writer, historian and acade on February 16th: 89.90%
Neal Auction Company. Unreserved - Day 1 on February 16th: 92.11%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika and more on February 16th: 62.14%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety - bidstart 2/4 on February 15th: 100.00%
Morton Subastas. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books on February 15th: 41.92%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 2/9 on February 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 2/8 on February 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/8 on February 15th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on February 15th: 88.64%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. 20th Century and Contemporary Sale on February 15th: 95.65%
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. The Pre-Long Beach Auction on February 15th: 100.00%
De Baecque and Associes. Old and Modern Books on February 9th: 86.72%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Historical Memories/Manuscripts and Miscellaneous on February 4th: 78.21%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints on February 9th: 89.17%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Prints on February 10th: 89.70%
Pierre Berge and Associes. ONLINE SALE – Books from the Bouillier and Collin libraries - bidstart 2/7 on February 14th: 61.34%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 1/30 on February 13th: 98.45%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 2/6 on February 13th: 95.37%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 2/6 on February 14th: 99.55%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/4 on February 11th: 81.54%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 9th: 90.77%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 1/28 on February 7th: 99.39%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/28 on February 7th: 97.30%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 1/28 on February 6th: 86.00%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Comic Books and Originals on February 12th: 83.87%
Tennants Auctioneers. Antiques and Interiors on February 12th: 95.45%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Japanese and American Woodblocks on February 12th: 94.16%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on February 12th: 55.91%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 2/5 on February 12th: 97.50%
Heritage Auctions. Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction on February 13th: 99.20%


For the week ahead 54 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 21st
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Book Auction, Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/11. 19 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 2/11. 93 lots
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. February Estate Fine Art and Antiques Online Auction. 29 lots

Tue. Feb. 22nd
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 160 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/15. 490 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 2/15. 168 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 2/15. 98 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts, Autographs - Lots 1-303. 302 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Premium Auction. 132 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Star Trek Hollywood and Entertainment Auction. 75 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Antiques Sale - Session 1. 8 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 51 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 2/11. 32 lots
Dreweatts. Newbury. Space Exploration Photography and Ephemera to include items from the collection of the late Tim Furn. 433 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Coins and Comics. 29 lots

Wed. Feb. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 2/16. 300 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Lakeville. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 2/9. 292 lots
Bonhams. New York. Prints and Multiples, Abstractions. 136 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Cincinnati. African Americana. 315 lots
Litchfield County Auctions. Litchfield. Winter Antiques Sale - Session 2. 44 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/11. 140 lots
Trafford Books. Manchester. Books, Prints, Drawings, Ephemera, Autographs, Postcards, Stamps and Postal History.. 99 lots
Ader. PARIS. Letters and Manuscripts, Autographs - lot 304-572. 268 lots
Maison Bibelot. Firenze. Images of Sicily from the d'Agata Studio and other collections. 111 lots
A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals. Toronto. Books, Maps, Coins and Antiques. 76 lots

Thu. Feb. 24th
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Americana - Travel - Cartography. 541 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Winter Marine Sale. 18 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Prints and Multiples. 304 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Vintage Posters. 421 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Modern Literature. 295 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Urban and Contemporary Art. 217 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. CLASSIC SALE : POSTERS, ENAMELLED PLATES, ENGRAVING DEALER'S COLLECTION, ART AND DECORATION OBJECTS,. 186 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Jim Davis: The Art of Garfield Comics & Comic Art Showcase Auction. 83 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Trails and Treasures Auction - session 1: General Americana. 382 lots
Maison Bibelot. Firenze. The Sicilian Collections of D'Agata House in Taormina: The Prints - bidstart 2/15. 176 lots
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Los Angeles. Fine Autographs and Memorabilia.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Cartography - bidstart 2/18. 22 lots

Fri. Feb. 25th
Maison Bibelot. Firenze. The Sicilian Collections of D'Agata House in Taormina: The Library - bidstart 2/15. 485 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Trails and Treasures Auction - session 2: Stocks, Bonds and Numismatics. 345 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/18. 142 lots

Sat. Feb. 26th
Bruneau & Co. . Cranston. Spring Comics, TCG, Toys and Sports. 401 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 617 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - bidstart 2/19. 200 lots
Tennants Auctioneers. Leyburn. Modern and Contemporary Art. 42 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Winter Platinum Night Sports Auction. 778 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Trails and Treasures Auction - session 3: Mining, Directories, and Militaria. 519 lots
Early American. Rancho Santa Fe. Early American Auction. 363 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Fur Rondy Live Event. 72 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography - bidstart 2/18. 19 lots

Sun. Feb. 27th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 2/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 2/20.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/13.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Trails and Treasures Auction - session 4: Art, Native American, Railroadiana, Dealer. 460 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/18. 55 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] DAVID BURLIUK WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING and Signed twice. David Burliuk Rare ACA Gallery exhibition catalogue, undated. CA$400 – 800
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS. Text by Margaret Atwood. National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, 2019. $CA400 - 800
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [ART BOOK MONOGRAPH] LAWRENCE WEINER: POSTERS. Nova Scotia College of Art, Canada,1987. CA$800 – 1,200
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: WILBUR SMITH: THE DARK OF THE SUN. Heinemann, UK, 1965. Signed First edition. CA$800 – 1,200
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: ROBERTSON DAVIES: LEAVEN OF MALICE. SIGNED Clark, Irwin, & Co., Canada. 1954. 1st edition. CA$400 – 600
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [THE NOTABLE TRAILS LIBRARY]. 8 VOLUMES SOLD TOGETHER. INCLUDING: THE TRIAL OF DR. X; ROE V. WADE; THE GALILEO AFFAIR; THE TRIAL OF BERNHARD GOETZ… CA$300 – 500
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [MILITARY FICTION]. 8 VOLUMES SOLD TOGETHER. INCLUDING: Canada's Royal Military College. REVIEW, THE STONE FRIGATE, A HISTORY OF THE RMC… CA$300 – 400
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: [WW1] CANADIAN (C.S.E.F.) SIBERIA 1918-1919 PHOTO ALBUM. With approximately 303 original official war photographs, postcards, and personal photographs. CA$8,000 – 10,000.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: HANS BELLMER: THE DOLL. 1995, 1st Ed. CA$150 – 300.
    Toronto Book Auctions
    ART-PHOTO-SIGNED-BOOKS-MILITARY(NON)FICTION
    March 6, 2024
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: FAN HO; HONG KONG YESTERDAY. ModernBooks edition, 2006. First edition. 4to. CA$300 – 600.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: TARYN SIMON: AN AMERICAN INDEX OF THE HIDDEN AND UNFAMILIAR. Hatje Cantz, Germany, 2012. Third edition. CA$600 – 1,000.
    Toronto Book Auctions, Mar. 6: BARBARA KRUGER PICTURE/READINGS. [Self-Published], 1978 First edition. CA$800 – 1,200.
  • Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Winston Churchill. The Second World War. Set of First-Edition Volumes. 6,000 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard. A Collection of The Pooh Books. Set of First-Editions. 18,600 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Salvador Dalí, Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Finely Bound and Signed Limited Edition. 15,000 USD
    Sotheby’s
    Modern First Editions
    Available for Immediate Purchase
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ian Fleming. Live and Let Die. First Edition. 9,500 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter Series. Finely Bound First Printing Set of Complete Series. 5,650 USD
    Sotheby’s, Available Now: Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms. First Edition, First Printing. 4,200 USD
  • Gonnelli:
    Auction 50
    Books, Autographs & Manuscripts
    March 6th-7th 2024
    Gonnelli: Cramer, [Picasso, Chagall , Miró], Trente ans d'activité. Starting price 4800€
    Gonnelli: Futurism
    Gonnelli: Avienus, Opera. 1488. Starting price 1200€
    Gonnelli: Vimont, Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France, en l'année 1642. Starting price 5000€
    Gonnelli: Goedart, Metamorphosis et historia naturalis insectorum. 1662.
    Gonnelli: Il Petrarcha con la spositione di M. Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo.
    Gonnelli: Poblacion, De usu astrolabi compendium.