Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 42 Auctions Archived, another 47 Upcoming this Week

 For the week ended Friday, 15 April 2022, 42 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 14 in euros, 3 in British pounds, and 24 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $40,677,534 as 83% of all lots sold.  There were 10,795 lots posted and 8,982 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $4,529.  For that sumptuous number we tip our hat to Captain America and his comic cohort.

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsComics and Comic Art Signature Auction on April 10th: $27,674,844
SothebysPhotographs - bidstart 4/5 on April 13th: $1,976,310
Aguttes47 • THE ARISTOPHIL COLLECTIONS • FINE ARTS • GRAPHIC WORKS AND AUTOGRAPHS on April 5th: $1,737,975
AderCOLLECTION OF PRINTS AROUND BONNARD, VALLOTTON AND STEINLEN on April 8th: $1,062,522
 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 3/25 on April 6th: 263.86%
AderCOLLECTION OF PRINTS AROUND BONNARD, VALLOTTON AND STEINLEN on April 8th: 168.76%
TooveysPrints, Maps and Posters on April 13th: 154.29%
AderAncient and Modern Books on April 14th: 148.34%
GorringesBook Sale on April 12th: 141.28%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 128.79%
De Baecque and AssociesAutographs - Ancient and Modern Photographs on April 14th: 109.65%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 106.90%
OSENATRoyalty at Versailles on April 10th: 103.92%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMenus, Timetables, Early Brochures; Original Illustration Art on April 9th: 101.16%
Bruneau & Co. Exclusive Comic Book Auction on April 13th: 100.11%


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

Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 100.00%
Neal Auction CompanySpring Estates Auction on April 9th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 99.75%
Heritage AuctionsComics and Comic Art Signature Auction on April 10th: 99.61%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/27 on April 10th: 99.57%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/3 on April 11th: 99.50%
Bruneau & Co. Exclusive Comic Book Auction on April 13th: 98.80%
Leland Little AuctionsThe Spring Estate Auction on April 14th: 98.59%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 98.21%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on April 9th: 97.50%
Dirk Soulis AuctionsMenus, Timetables, Early Brochures; Original Illustration Art on April 9th: 95.83%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 94.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 3/25 on April 6th: 89.80%
GorringesBook Sale on April 12th: 88.89%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 3/25 on April 5th: 87.50%
New England AuctionsLiterature, Illustrated, Graphics and Photography - bidstart 3/23 on April 12th: 87.50%
BonhamsFine Books and Manuscripts, featuring the Library of Roman Vishniac on April 12th: 84.88%
Binoche et GiquelloAncient and Modern Books on April 8th: 84.86%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 3/25 on April 4th: 83.56%
Moreshet AuctionsChabad on April 10th: 82.80%
Heritage AuctionsDepth of Field: Photographs on April 13th: 82.32%
AderAncient and Modern Books on April 14th: 81.82%
SothebysHistory in Manuscript: Letters and Documents from a Distinguished Collection - bidstart 4/4 on April 13th: 80.38%
 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Captain America Comics #1 San Francisco Pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $3,120,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $1,500,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Jack Kirby and Chic Stone Tales of Suspense #59 Captain America Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). on April 10th Actual price: USD $630,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Frank Frazetta Orn Cover Painting "Tyrannosaurus Rex" Original Art (Doubleday, 1969). on April 10th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  5. Ader Intimacies. 1897-1898. on April 8th Actual price: USD $438,676.
  6. Heritage Auctions Journey Into Mystery #83 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $432,000.
  7. Heritage Auctions Jim Lee and Scott Williams Uncanny X-Men #271 Story Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1990). on April 10th Actual price: USD $360,000.
  8. Sothebys Untitled (Male Nudes Boxing) on April 13th Actual price: USD $327,600.
  9. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $300,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Superman Comics #nn Ashcan (DC, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Richard Corben Heavy Metal Den Movie Poster Painting Original Art (Columbia, 1981). on April 10th Actual price: USD $288,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3 "Hunt the Dark Knight" Cover Original Art (DC, 1986). on April 10th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions Harvey Kurtzman MAD #9 Cover Original Art (EC, 1954). on April 10th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions John Romita Sr. and Mike Esposito Amazing Spider-Man #50 Story Page 10 Kingpin Original Art (Marvel, 1967). on April 10th Actual price: USD $240,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions John Buscema and Joe Sinnott What If? #1 Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four? Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977). on April 10th Actual price: USD $228,000.
  16. Sothebys Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly (The Complete Set of 50 Volumes) on April 13th Actual price: USD $226,800.
  17. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $222,000.
  18. Heritage Auctions Jon Bogdanove and Dennis Janke The Death of Superman Trade Paperback Cover Original Art (DC, 1993). on April 10th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  19. RR Auction Ludwig von Beethoven Autograph Letter Signed on April 13th Actual price: USD $200,992.
  20. Heritage Auctions Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  21. Heritage Auctions Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC GD- 1.8 Cream to off-white pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  22. Heritage Auctions Jim Lee and Scott Williams Uncanny X-Men #274 Double Page Spread 2-3 Savage Land Original Art (Marvel, 1991). on April 10th Actual price: USD $180,000.
  23. Heritage Auctions John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends #1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1981). on April 10th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  24. Heritage Auctions Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. on April 10th Actual price: USD $168,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Don Heck Tales of Suspense #39 Iron Man Story Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). on April 10th Actual price: USD $168,000.



42 total sales reported this week:

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Animals on Parade on April 15th: 60.00%
Santa Fe Art Auction. The April Sale: Session 1 on April 15th: 50.00%
Tajan. Books and Manuscripts on April 14th: 37.91%
Swann Galleries. Fine Photographs on April 14th: 65.87%
PIASA. Contemporary Art and Photographs on April 14th: 14.06%
Leland Little Auctions. The Spring Estate Auction on April 14th: 98.59%
De Baecque and Associes. Autographs - Ancient and Modern Photographs on April 14th: 66.77%
Ader. Ancient and Modern Books on April 14th: 81.82%
Vermot de Pas. NASA Photographs on April 13th: 15.60%
Tooveys. Prints, Maps and Posters on April 13th: 67.91%
Sothebys. History in Manuscript: Letters and Documents from a Distinguished Collection - bidstart 4/4 on April 13th: 80.38%
Sothebys. Photographs - bidstart 4/5 on April 13th: 57.98%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 3/10 on April 13th: 69.29%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on April 13th: 65.00%
Bruneau & Co. . Exclusive Comic Book Auction on April 13th: 98.80%
New England Auctions. Literature, Illustrated, Graphics and Photography - bidstart 3/23 on April 12th: 87.50%
Gorringes. Book Sale on April 12th: 88.89%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on April 12th: 78.16%
Bonhams. Space History Featuring the First Lunar Sample on April 13th: 68.18%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts, featuring the Library of Roman Vishniac on April 12th: 84.88%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/6 on April 13th: 98.21%
Heritage Auctions. Depth of Field: Photographs on April 13th: 82.32%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 99.75%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/5 on April 12th: 100.00%
OSENAT. Royalty at Versailles on April 10th: 60.87%
Moreshet Auctions. Chabad on April 10th: 82.80%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Menus, Timetables, Early Brochures; Original Illustration Art on April 9th: 95.83%
Neal Auction Company. Spring Estates Auction on April 9th: 100.00%
Aguttes. 47 • THE ARISTOPHIL COLLECTIONS • FINE ARTS • GRAPHIC WORKS AND AUTOGRAPHS on April 5th: 78.06%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 8th: 63.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 3/25 on April 6th: 89.80%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 3/25 on April 5th: 87.50%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 3/25 on April 4th: 83.56%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 3/25 on April 3rd: 71.43%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/3 on April 11th: 99.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 3/27 on April 10th: 99.57%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/3 on April 10th: 94.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on April 9th: 97.50%
Heritage Auctions. Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction on April 10th: 99.61%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books on April 8th: 84.86%
Ader. COLLECTION OF PRINTS AROUND BONNARD, VALLOTTON AND STEINLEN on April 8th: 64.16%


For the week ahead 47 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 18th
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 4/8. 98 lots

Tue. Apr. 19th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12. 428 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/12. 95 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12. 176 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Spring Collector's Choice Auction. 134 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Books and Ephemera List. 192 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Contemporary Art/Modern Art and Design. 97 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 4/8. 46 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction - bidstart 4/13. 53 lots

Wed. Apr. 20th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/13. 335 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures. 101 lots
Rossini. Paris. Autographs - French Revolution. 363 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/8. 125 lots

Thu. Apr. 21st
Christies. New York. Prints and Multiples. 137 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. The Charles Fracchia Collection, Part I: Letter Sheets & Maps. 134 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 250 lots
Rossini. Paris. Autographs - French Revolution. 342 lots
Sothebys. New York. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/6. 171 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Space Exploration - bidstart 3/10. 467 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Quinn - Rare Book Catalogue Auction.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Paper Money Fair - Netherlands World Banknote Signature® Auction. 786 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Auction - session 1. 441 lots

Fri. Apr. 22nd
Withington Auctions, Inc.. Goffstown. Welcome Spring Auction. 26 lots
Damien Voglaire. Brussels. Books and Paintings. 419 lots
Lang's Auction, Inc.. Bouckville. The Sportsmen's Auction. 17 lots
Stephenson's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Southampton. Super Heroes & Related Collectibles Auction. 302 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Auction - session 2. 430 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/15. 75 lots

Sat. Apr. 23rd
Damien Voglaire. Brussels. Books and Paintings. 418 lots
PosterConnection Inc.. Clayton. Affordable Posters. 252 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
Arader Galleries. New York City. April Auction - bidstart 3/21. 162 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Lee's Summit . 24th Annual Spring Fine Art Auction. 92 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Animals. 8 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Signature Auction. 889 lots
Casco Bay Auctions. Freeport. Historic Men’s Dress, Military and Civil, including Costume, Artwork, and Color Plate Books from the. 64 lots
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. Harrisonburg. Fine and Decorative Arts - session 2. 14 lots
North American Auction Company. Bozeman. American Indian Western Auction. 141 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Auction - session 3. 136 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography - bidstart 4/15. 11 lots

Sun. Apr. 24th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Eclectic, Online - bidstart 4/14. 59 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/10. 311 lots
Schilb Antiquarian. Columbia. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM!. 110 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Western Americana Auction - session 4. 541 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/15. 80 lots

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    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
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    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.
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    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 2 Slave Documents, Nashville TN & North Carolina. $700 to $900.
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    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 3 Maurice Sendak Signed Items, incl. Nutcracker, Pierre. $500 to $600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 7 Phillip Roth Hardcover Books, incl. Author Signed, 1st Eds. $500 to $550.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 6 Kurt Vonnegut Hardcover Books, incl. Author Signed, 1st Eds. $400 to $500.
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    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 3 Edward Gorey Items, incl. Print + 2 Books. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Josef Albers, INTERACTION OF COLOR, 1963. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Henri Matisse Jazz Portfolio for MOMA, 1st Ed., 1983. $600 to $800.