Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 41 Auctions Archived, another 43 Upcoming this Week

For  the week ended Friday, 11 March 2022, 41 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated in Columbian pesos, 2 in Danish krone, 10 in euros, 3 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, and 24 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was  $14,534,375 as 81% of all lots sold.  There were 10,182 lots posted and 8,274 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $1,757.

 

In these trying times we wish you the best.

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games on March 4th: $3,789,153
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 9th: $2,214,072
Swann GalleriesPrints and Drawings on March 10th: $2,120,305
SothebysContemporary Curated on March 11th: $1,667,862

 


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

GorringesThe Spring Fine Sale on March 8th: 155.09%
Rago Arts and AuctionsCover to Cover: Artist Books and Ephemera on March 10th: 133.56%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/18 on March 2nd: 127.46%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 10th: 126.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Traveler Collection Part II Currency Showcase Auction on March 6th: 124.74%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBritish & European Paintings, English Watercolours, Old Master Prints & Drawings on March 9th: 120.61%
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 9th: 118.25%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 112.35%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesOnline Sale - Surrealism/Art Brut/Modern Art on March 10th: 110.84%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 110.25%


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/20 on March 6th: 100.00%
Rago Arts and AuctionsCover to Cover: Artist Books and Ephemera on March 10th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe Traveler Collection Part II Currency Showcase Auction on March 6th: 100.00%
John McInnis AuctioneersVIRTUAL ON LINE AUCTION ON-SITE KENNEBUNK MAINE on March 6th: 100.00%
Copley Fine Art AuctionsThe Winter Sale 2022 on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSelections From the Bobby G. Murphy Collection Showcase Auction on March 10th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 99.84%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 99.71%
Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games on March 4th: 99.55%
GorringesThe Spring Fine Sale on March 8th: 98.57%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 2/27 on March 7th: 98.20%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on March 5th: 97.00%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 95.65%
Bruun RasmussenNASA Photographs on March 9th: 94.74%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 2/27 on March 6th: 94.61%
Heritage AuctionsThe Art of Robert Peak Illustration Art Showcase Auction on March 10th: 92.59%
SothebysContemporary Curated on March 11th: 92.31%
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesOnline Sale - Books on March 8th: 91.76%
ChristiesContemporary Editions on March 9th: 89.61%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/18 on March 2nd: 87.33%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety Auction on March 8th: 86.49%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 10th: 85.83%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/18 on February 27th: 83.64%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsBritish & European Paintings, English Watercolours, Old Master Prints & Drawings on March 9th: 82.46%
Heritage AuctionsIn Focus: Women Photographers on February 9th: 81.30%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 80.58%
Bogota AuctionEngravings and multiples. Decorative arts and design. on March 3rd: 80.26%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 2/18 on February 28th: 80.00%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Sakamoto Portrait on March 11th Actual price: USD $630,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Pokémon Charizard #4 First Edition Base Set Trading Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1999) PSA GEM MT 10. on March 4th Actual price: USD $336,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1999). on March 4th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  4. Sothebys Superman, from Myths (Feldman & Shellmann II.260) on March 11th Actual price: USD $277,200.
  5. Sothebys I. Face It! (Blue) II. Face It! (Green) on March 11th Actual price: USD $176,400.
  6. Sothebys Two Crowds: Trouble (Excluded); Watching (Included) on March 11th Actual price: USD $170,100.
  7. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Unlimited Edition Starter Deck Sealed Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on March 4th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  8. Sothebys Bikini (Desert) on March 11th Actual price: USD $157,500.
  9. Christies The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 24 April 2011 on March 9th Actual price: USD $119,700.
  10. Christies Methamphetamine on March 9th Actual price: USD $100,800.
  11. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Alpha Edition Sealed Starter Deck (Wizards of the Coast, 1993). on March 4th Actual price: USD $90,000.
  12. Christies Untitled No. 14, from The Yosemite Suite on March 9th Actual price: USD $88,200.
  13. Sothebys Fertility Suite: One Plate (Littmann p. 32) on March 11th Actual price: USD $69,300.
  14. Christies Mao: one print on March 9th Actual price: USD $69,300.
  15. Christies Crying Girl on March 9th Actual price: USD $69,300.
  16. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Antiquities Edition Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1994). on March 4th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  17. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Beta Edition Black Lotus (Wizards of the Coast, 1993) BGS MINT 9. on March 4th Actual price: USD $66,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Antiquities Edition Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1994). on March 4th Actual price: USD $63,000.
  19. Sothebys Fertility Suite: One Plate (Littmann p. 33) on March 11th Actual price: USD $60,480.
  20. Christies Sun, from Weather Series on March 9th Actual price: USD $60,480.
  21. Christies Flowers I-III, from Bedford Series on March 9th Actual price: USD $60,480.
  22. Christies Wild Raspberries on March 9th Actual price: USD $56,700.
  23. Sothebys Fertility Suite: One Plate (Littmann p. 31) on March 11th Actual price: USD $52,920.
  24. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Black Lots Alpha Edition Trading Card (Wizards of the Coast, 1993) CGC VG/Ex+ 4.5. on March 4th Actual price: USD $52,800.
  25. Gorringes A Collection of deeds and documents relating chiefly to Kent, 1264-1654, from the collection of Thomas Godfrey Godfrey-Faussett (1829-1877) on March 8th Actual price: USD $51,622.



41 total sales reported this week:

Sothebys. Contemporary Curated on March 11th: 92.31%
Santa Fe Art Auction. Prints, Multiples and Works on Paper: session 1 on March 11th: 79.37%
Bogota Auction. Engravings and multiples. Decorative arts and design. on March 3rd: 80.26%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Online Sale - Surrealism/Art Brut/Modern Art on March 10th: 62.24%
Swann Galleries. Prints and Drawings on March 10th: 70.25%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Cover to Cover: Artist Books and Ephemera on March 10th: 100.00%
PBA Galleries. Decorative and Graphic Arts with Illustrated & Antiquarian Books, Fine Press & Fine Bindings on March 10th: 63.32%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Graphic Work and Photography on March 10th: 22.78%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on March 10th: 85.83%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 3/3 on March 10th: 27.37%
Heritage Auctions. Selections From the Bobby G. Murphy Collection Showcase Auction on March 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Art of Robert Peak Illustration Art Showcase Auction on March 10th: 92.59%
Sothebys. Living Contemporary - bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 73.17%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 2/18 on March 9th: 64.33%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. British & European Paintings, English Watercolours, Old Master Prints & Drawings on March 9th: 82.46%
Christies. Contemporary Editions on March 9th: 89.61%
Bruun Rasmussen. NASA Photographs on March 9th: 94.74%
Heritage Auctions. In Focus: Women Photographers on February 9th: 81.30%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 3/2 on March 9th: 99.71%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety Auction on March 8th: 86.49%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Online Sale - Books on March 8th: 91.76%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 95.65%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/1 on March 8th: 99.84%
Gorringes. The Spring Fine Sale on March 8th: 98.57%
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Timed Online Rare Book & Collectors Sale - bidstart 2/25 on March 8th: 65.56%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on March 8th: 77.08%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 2/27 on March 7th: 98.20%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 2/27 on March 6th: 94.61%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/25 on March 4th: 80.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 2/18 on March 2nd: 87.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 2/18 on March 1st: 78.05%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 2/18 on February 28th: 80.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography - bidstart 2/18 on February 26th: 36.84%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 2/18 on February 27th: 83.64%
John McInnis Auctioneers. VIRTUAL ON LINE AUCTION ON-SITE KENNEBUNK MAINE on March 6th: 100.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on March 5th: 97.00%
Copley Fine Art Auctions. The Winter Sale 2022 on March 5th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Traveler Collection Part II Currency Showcase Auction on March 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/20 on March 6th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games on March 4th: 99.55%


For the week ahead 43 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 14th
Ader. PARIS. Photography Books. 287 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Mid-Century Modern, Eldred Wheeler & Fine Furniture; Paintings; Prints; Asian; Jewelry; Art Pottery. 23 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 3/4. 98 lots

Tue. Mar. 15th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/8. 526 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 3/8. 154 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 3/8. 113 lots
Guernseys. New York, NY. African American Historical and Cultural Artifacts. 1 lots
Sothebys. London. Made in Britain. 114 lots
Christies. London - King Street. Laugh now but one day we'll be in charge: Banksy and 21st Century Editions - bidstart 3/1. 72 lots
Ader. PARIS. Photographs - Collection Sale. 268 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana online - bidstart 3/5. 32 lots
Hake's Auctions. York. Hake's Auction. 460 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Antiques and Decorative Arts. 51 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Online Only: Timed Eclectic Variety. 32 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 3/4. 36 lots
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases, Engravings, Historical Documents & Books. 164 lots

Wed. Mar. 16th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 3/9. 340 lots
ALDE. Paris. Old books from the 15th to the 19th century, Sciences & Medicine. 167 lots
Aspire Art Auctions. Cape Town,. Modern and Contemporary Art. 13 lots
Sothebys. London. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 3/10. 39 lots
Il Ponte. Milan. Prints, Multiples and Modern Art. 382 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Online Sale - Posters and Propaganda. 353 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Two Day Book Sale. 495 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 10/13/4. 153 lots

Thu. Mar. 17th
RR Auction. Amherst. Apple, Jobs and Computer Hardware - bidstart 3/10. 67 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs. 207 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Gambling, Playing Cards, Coin-Op, & Advertising. 413 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Prints and Editions. 181 lots
Sothebys. New York. Modern: Discoveries - bidstart 3/4. 42 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books and Manuscripts - Philately - Postcards. 321 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. March Antiques and Accessories. 53 lots

Fri. Mar. 18th
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Spring Auction. 965 lots
Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers. Norwich. Monthly Picture Sale. 37 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 3/11. 112 lots

Sat. Mar. 19th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Gallery Auction. 40 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. Western Collector Auction. 190 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Inaugural J. Doyle Dewitt Collection of Americana & Political Signature® Auction. 117 lots

Sun. Mar. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 3/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 3/13.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/6. 277 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/11. 67 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Books - bidstart 3/11. 29 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br> The Library of Henry Rogers<br>Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven<br>Part I<br>18 May 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> John James Audubon and James Bachman. <i>The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-1848. £150,000 to £250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Thomas and William Daniell. <i>Oriental Scenery,</i> London, 1795-1807 [but 1841], 6 parts in 3 volumes, folio. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Mark Catesby. <i>The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands...</i> London, 1731-1743, 2 volumes. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Gould and Lear. <i>A monograph of the Ramphastidae,</i> 1854; <i>Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae,</i> 1832. £60,000 to £90,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Graphic Design<br>May 19, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, <i>Triplex,</i> pencil maquette, 1930. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Claude Fayette Brandon, <i>The Chap Book,</i> circa 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Various Artists, a complete set of <i>Das Plakat,</i> set of 10 hardcover volumes, 1912-21. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Javier Gómez Acebo & Máximo Viejo Santamarta, <i>San Sebastian / XI Circuitto Automovilista,</i> 1935. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Ephraim Moses Lilien, <i>Berliner Tageblatt,</i> circa 1899. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Birds.- Gould (John). <i>The Birds of Great Britain,</i> 5 vol., first edition, [1862-]1873. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Canadiana.- Cockburn (Maj. Gen. James Pattison, 1779-1847), After. [Six Landscape of Quebec City and Six Views of Niagara Falls], 2 suites in 1 vol., comprising 12 aquatints, 1833. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses,</i> number 218 of 150 copies on verge d'arches, Paris, Shakespeare & Company, 1922. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first paperback edition, signed by the author, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Du Maurier (Daphne). <i>Rebecca,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to her governess, 1938. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Magna Carta.- An exact copy of King John's Great Charter of 1215, transcribed from the fire damaged but legible manuscript in the Cottonian Library, British Library, J. Pine, 1733. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Woolf (Virginia). <i>Mrs Dalloway,</i> first edition, Hogarth Press, 1925. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Tudor exiles opposed to the Marian regime.- Mary I (Queen of England) Letter signed "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, signed at head, titled at head "By the King and Quene", 1556. £8,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> America.- Newfoundland.- Whitbourne (Sir Richard). <i>A discourse and discouery of Nevv-found-land…,</i> second edition, By Felix Kingston, 1622. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Cervantès Saavedra (Miguel de). <i>El Ingenioso Hidalgo Do Quixote de la Mancha,</i> 4 vol., Madrid, Por Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1780. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Stubbs (George). <i>The Anatomy of the Horse,</i> first edition, first issue, Printed by J. Purser, for the Author, 1766. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Cardiology.- Lower (Richard). <i>Tractatus de Corde item De Motu & Colore Sanguinus et Chyli in cum Transitu,</i> first edition, 1669. £5,000 to £7,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>Initial A on vellum, Cologne around 1300. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>J. Androuet du Cerceau, <i> Bastiments de France,</i> 1607. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: €2,500
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>L. de Austria, <i>Compilatio de astrorum scientia,</i> 1489. Est: €9,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>B. Besler, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> around 1750. Est: €50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br><i>PAN,</i> 1895-1900. Est: €15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>F. Colonna, <i>Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,</i> 1545. Est: €40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>F. Schiller, <i>Die Räuber,</i> 1781. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>J. Albers, <i>Formulation : Articulation,</i> 1972. Est: €18,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>G. B. Ramusio, <i>Delle navigationi e viaggi,</i> 1556-1613. Est: €14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>M. Wied Neuwied, <i>Reise in das Innere Nord-America,</i> 1839-41. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>E. Paolozzi, <i>Bunk,</i> 1972. Est: €25,000