Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 45 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 22 April 2022, 44 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated In Danish krone, 14 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 28 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $23,997,905 as 83% of all lots sold.  There were 11,312 offers posted and 9,360 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $2,564.

 

To the many who were at the Antiquarian Book Fair in New York over this past weekend we hope the outcomes were pleasing.

 

 

4 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 4/6 on April 21st: $9,748,494
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 22nd: $4,920,300
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art Signature Auction on April 15th: $1,573,441
Heritage AuctionsMusic Memorabilia Signature Auction on April 16th: $1,494,656
 

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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 4/1 on April 11th: 2465.65%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 12th: 782.32%
Jacksons AuctionSpring Collector's Choice Auction on April 20th: 327.93%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 13th: 207.16%
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Autographs and Manuscripts on April 12th: 200.13%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/1 on April 10th: 182.36%
SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 4/6 on April 21st: 151.66%
PBA GalleriesThe Charles Fracchia Collection, Part I: Letter Sheets & Maps on April 21st: 137.09%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 126.57%
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 22nd: 121.47%
Dorotheum Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures on April 20th: 120.59%
Galerie BassengeLiterature, Walking Sticks, and Autographs on April 6th: 115.14%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 21st: 112.61%
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art Signature Auction on April 15th: 108.24%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 106.37%
Bruun RasmussenContemporary Art/Modern Art and Design on April 19th: 104.13%


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

Heritage AuctionsThe David Hall T206 Collection, Part VIII on April 14th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/3 on April 17th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 4/1 on April 11th: 100.00%
PBA GalleriesThe Charles Fracchia Collection, Part I: Letter Sheets & Maps on April 21st: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 12th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 99.61%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 99.10%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on April 16th: 99.00%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 98.95%
Jacksons AuctionSpring Collector's Choice Auction on April 20th: 98.51%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 19th: 98.11%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 97.97%
Heritage AuctionsIllustration Art Signature Auction on April 15th: 96.61%
Stephenson's Auctioneers & AppraisersSuper Heroes & Related Collectibles Auction on April 22nd: 96.03%
Heritage AuctionsMusic Memorabilia Signature Auction on April 16th: 95.83%
New England AuctionsFine Books and Ephemera List on April 19th: 95.83%
Aspire AuctionsOnline Auction - bidstart 4/8 on April 16th: 94.83%
SothebysPrints and Multiples - bidstart 4/6 on April 21st: 92.98%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/1 on April 10th: 92.31%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 13th: 90.91%
Santa Fe Art AuctionThe April Sale: Session 2 on April 16th: 90.63%
Bruun RasmussenContemporary Art/Modern Art and Design on April 19th: 88.66%
ChristiesPrints and Multiples on April 22nd: 85.40%
Withington Auctions, Inc.Welcome Spring Auction on April 22nd: 84.62%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 21st: 84.40%
Early AmericanHistory Auction on April 16th: 83.60%
Litchfield County AuctionsRare Books and Documents on April 13th: 82.22%
Gonnelli Casa DAsteBooks, Autographs and Manuscripts on April 12th: 81.38%

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys Cowboys and Indians (Feldman & Schellmann II.377-386) on April 21st Actual price: USD $1,008,000.
  2. Sothebys Reptiles (Bool 327) on April 21st Actual price: USD $756,000.
  3. Sothebys Jazz (Duthuit Books 22) on April 21st Actual price: USD $478,800.
  4. Sothebys Der Krieg (Karsch 70-119) on April 21st Actual price: USD $441,000.
  5. Christies Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, from Reigning Queens on April 22nd Actual price: USD $403,200.
  6. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (Feldman & Schellmann II.22) on April 21st Actual price: USD $302,400.
  7. Sothebys Drawing Hands (Bool 355) on April 21st Actual price: USD $302,400.
  8. Christies Superman, from Myths on April 22nd Actual price: USD $277,200.
  9. Sothebys Untitled (Schellmann 193-199) on April 21st Actual price: USD $277,200.
  10. Heritage Auctions The Beatles 1966 Shea Stadium NY Concert Poster, Newly Found Unrestored Condition. on April 16th Actual price: USD $275,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) PSA NM-MT 8. on April 14th Actual price: USD $264,000.
  12. Christies Truck on April 22nd Actual price: USD $239,400.
  13. Sothebys Cubic Space Division (Bool 386) on April 21st Actual price: USD $214,200.
  14. Christies Bighorn Ram, from Endangered Species on April 22nd Actual price: USD $201,600.
  15. Christies Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II on April 22nd Actual price: USD $201,600.
  16. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (Feldman & Schellmann II.29) on April 21st Actual price: USD $189,000.
  17. Sothebys Sunflowers II on April 21st Actual price: USD $189,000.
  18. Christies Candied Apples, from Delights on April 22nd Actual price: USD $176,400.
  19. Sothebys Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (Feldman & Schellman II.30) on April 21st Actual price: USD $176,400.
  20. Sothebys Savage Breeze (Harrison 47) on April 21st Actual price: USD $163,800.
  21. Sothebys Castle in the Air (Bool 117) on April 21st Actual price: USD $163,800.
  22. Christies Bull Profile Series on April 22nd Actual price: USD $151,200.
  23. Christies Double Gray Scramble on April 22nd Actual price: USD $151,200.
  24. Christies The Virtues on April 22nd Actual price: USD $138,600.
  25. Christies Kerze II on April 22nd Actual price: USD $138,600.



44 total sales reported this week:

Withington Auctions, Inc.. Welcome Spring Auction on April 22nd: 84.62%
Stephenson's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Super Heroes & Related Collectibles Auction on April 22nd: 96.03%
Sothebys. Prints and Multiples - bidstart 4/6 on April 21st: 92.98%
RR Auction. Space Exploration - bidstart 3/10 on April 21st: 62.31%
Rossini. Autographs - French Revolution on April 21st: 47.95%
Rossini. Autographs - French Revolution on April 20th: 50.96%
PBA Galleries. The Charles Fracchia Collection, Part I: Letter Sheets & Maps on April 21st: 100.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Western Americana Auction - session 1 on April 21st: 77.55%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on April 21st: 84.40%
Christies. Prints and Multiples on April 22nd: 85.40%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Literature and Art Documentation on April 7th: 66.78%
Galerie Bassenge. "Mare Aeternum" on April 6th: 47.62%
Galerie Bassenge. Facsimiles - A Private Library on April 5th: 73.68%
Galerie Bassenge. Valuable Books on April 5th: 59.25%
Galerie Bassenge. Literature, Walking Sticks, and Autographs on April 6th: 64.33%
Dorotheum . Master Drawings, Prints before 1900, Watercolours, Miniatures on April 20th: 74.26%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 19th: 98.11%
New England Auctions. Fine Books and Ephemera List on April 19th: 95.83%
Bruun Rasmussen. Contemporary Art/Modern Art and Design on April 19th: 88.66%
Jacksons Auction. Spring Collector's Choice Auction on April 20th: 98.51%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/13 on April 20th: 99.10%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 98.95%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/12 on April 19th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/10 on April 18th: 99.61%
Santa Fe Art Auction. The April Sale: Session 2 on April 16th: 90.63%
Michaans Auctions. April Gallery Sale on April 16th: 72.55%
EV Stamps. Autographs and Documents Auction on April 16th: 57.14%
Early American. History Auction on April 16th: 83.60%
Aspire Auctions. Online Auction - bidstart 4/8 on April 16th: 94.83%
Litchfield County Auctions. Rare Books and Documents on April 13th: 82.22%
Lark Mason Associates. Fine and Decorative Works of Art - bidstart 3/22 on April 12th: 72.34%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Autographs and Manuscripts on April 12th: 81.38%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/8 on April 15th: 76.53%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 13th: 90.91%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/1 on April 12th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 4/1 on April 11th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 4/1 on April 10th: 92.31%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on April 16th: 99.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/3 on April 17th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/10 on April 17th: 97.97%
Heritage Auctions. Music Memorabilia Signature Auction on April 16th: 95.83%
Heritage Auctions. Illustration Art Signature Auction on April 15th: 96.61%
Heritage Auctions. The David Hall T206 Collection, Part VIII on April 14th: 100.00%


For the week ahead 45 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Apr. 25th
Christies. New York. Online Auction: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - bidstart 4/11. 173 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Judaica. 10 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 14 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . April 25th Auction. 17 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 4/15. 70 lots

Tue. Apr. 26th
Sothebys. New York. Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Jay I. Kislak. Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Founda. 105 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Fine Literature and Modern Firsts. 239 lots
Sothebys. London. Banksy - bidstart 4/20. 47 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Prints and Multiples/Warhol's New York. 273 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/19. 418 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 4/19. 109 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 4/19. 174 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Antiques and Decorative Arts - bidstart 3/14. 31 lots
Bonhams. London. The Library of Jeremy and Penny Martin. 137 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Auction of Old and Contemporary Books. 299 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sale of Pokemon, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh. 323 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Art and Prints - Online Only - bidstart 4/15. 37 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 4/15. 31 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 69 lots
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Ultimo. Pacific Anthropology and Military Books. 240 lots

Wed. Apr. 27th
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - bidstart 4/13. 773 lots
Bonhams. London. Prints and Multiples. 278 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 4/20. 346 lots
Lion Heart Autographs. New York, NY . Autograph Rarities: Einstein’s Skull, Mickey Mouse, Emily Dickinson, Babe Ruth, Nikola Tesla, M.L. K. 188 lots
Purcell Auctioneers. Birr. Highly Important Sale of the Libraries of the Late Conor Cruise O'Brien former Minister, his wife Má. 608 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 201 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. April Day 1: Minnesota Art and History. 81 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 201 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 4/15. 121 lots

Thu. Apr. 28th
Swann Galleries. New York. Old Master Through Modern Prints. 471 lots
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Constantia. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 4/21. 502 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Fine Books and Works on Paper. 291 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Library of Roman Vishniac and Other Properties. 96 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs: Under 1K. 255 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Asian Art Auction - session 2. 142 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. April Day 2: Important Works of Art. 80 lots

Fri. Apr. 29th
Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH. Berlin-Schoneberg. From Aristocratic Estates and Bourgeois Possessions, Valuable Books and Ancient Art. 1214 lots
Finarte. Milan. 19th Century Photographs: Travel Album. 185 lots
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Thomaston. A Modern Touch. 67 lots

Sat. Apr. 30th
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Circus, Sideshow and Oddities.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers. Gahanna. Numismatic Library of Sydney F. Martin. 470 lots

Sun. May. 1st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 4/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 4/24.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 4/17. 308 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <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
  • <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.