Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 65 Auctions Archived, another 42 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday 27 May 2022, 65 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 21 in euros, 6 in British pounds, 2 in Mexican pesos, 34 in US dollars and 1 South African Rand.

 

Turnover this past week was $35,729,063 as 74% of all lots sold.  There were 18,923 offers posted and 13,954 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $2,560.

 

Kudos to the Reese family, the firm and Christies!

 

 

9 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part One on May 25th: $8,216,292
ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part Two on May 26th: $7,913,052
Heritage AuctionsDisneyland - The Auction on May 22nd: $2,081,875
Bubb KuyperBooks and Graphics on May 20th: $2,080,605
ChristiesPhotographs on May 24th: $1,413,295
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Rare And Important Items on May 24th: $1,245,375
Heritage AuctionsPhotographs on May 24th: $1,184,096
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 26th: $1,071,567
SothebysTravel, Photographs, Maps and Natural History - bidstart 5/12 on May 24th: $1,061,475

19 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale:

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 5/6 on May 16th: 2843.33%
Catawiki B. V.Art and Photography Books Auction - bidstart 5/10 on May 20th: 221.65%
Nosbüsch & StuckeViennese Actionism and Subversive Environment on May 20th: 188.75%
Potter and Potter AuctionsHoudiniana and Magic Memorabilia on May 21st: 167.91%
ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part Two on May 26th: 165.20%
TooveysPostcards; Cigarette and Trade Cards; Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on May 25th: 144.05%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.The Leo Rapaport Collection on May 24th: 136.66%
AguttesAutograph Letters + Manuscripts, Books, Prints and Photographs on May 17th: 132.58%
SkinnerPrints and Photographs - online - bidstart 5/16 on May 26th: 129.46%
ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part One on May 25th: 119.21%
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 26th: 118.17%
Bearnes Hampton and LittlewoodBooks, Maps and Prints on May 24th: 114.61%
ArtcurialLimited Editions on May 24th: 112.83%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 109.11%
Bruneau & Co. Spring Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Memorabilia Auction on May 21st: 106.61%
Bubb KuyperBooks and Graphics on May 20th: 105.39%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 103.41%
Nosbüsch & StuckeModern Art and Photography on May 21st: 101.36%
Brunk AuctionsPremium and Emporium Auction on May 21st: 100.03%


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

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsDisneyland - The Auction on May 22nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsJim Davis: The Art of Garfield Showcase Auction on May 26th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 5/15 on May 23rd: 99.89%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 99.67%
Bruneau & Co. Spring Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Memorabilia Auction on May 21st: 99.40%
Potter and Potter AuctionsHoudiniana and Magic Memorabilia on May 21st: 98.36%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 5/18 on May 25th: 97.96%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on May 21st: 97.50%
New England AuctionsFine Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction on May 17th: 97.30%
ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part Two on May 26th: 97.09%
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersAmericana Timed online only - bidstart 5/12 on May 21st: 97.06%
New England AuctionsJustin Schiller Reference Collection with Select Children's Books Part I on May 24th: 96.57%
Ripley AuctionsAnnual Indy 500 & Racing Memorabilia on May 26th: 95.37%
New England AuctionsJustin Schiller Reference Collection with Select Children's Books Part II on May 26th: 94.58%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.The Leo Rapaport Collection on May 24th: 94.44%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/8 on May 22nd: 94.29%
ChristiesThe Private Collection of William S. Reese Part One on May 25th: 94.00%
ArtcurialMaurice Houdayer Collection - Part 4 on May 19th: 93.59%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - online only - bidstart 5/13 on May 24th: 92.31%
SkinnerPrints and Photographs - online - bidstart 5/16 on May 26th: 90.79%
Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 90.79%
TooveysPostcards; Cigarette and Trade Cards; Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on May 25th: 90.43%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/6 on May 15th: 86.00%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.Rare And Important Items on May 24th: 83.81%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on May 24th: 83.33%
Forum AuctionsFine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 26th: 83.25%
Brunk AuctionsPremium and Emporium Auction on May 21st: 82.93%
Neal Auction CompanyUnreserved @ Neal - Day 1 on May 25th: 82.43%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 5/6 on May 17th: 81.58%
 
 
Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Christies A rare, contemporary broadside edition of the Declaration of Independence on May 25th Actual price: USD $2,100,000.
  2. Christies The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles on May 25th Actual price: USD $504,000.
  3. Christies Grapes and Grape Vines of California on May 26th Actual price: USD $478,800.
  4. Christies Portrait of Big Buffalo, A Chippewa on May 26th Actual price: USD $478,800.
  5. Christies The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America on May 26th Actual price: USD $441,000.
  6. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Miniature Machzor – With Illustrated Passover Haggadah – Elaborate Miniature on a Single Sheet of Parchment Cut into Roundels – Rare and Unique Hebrew Manuscript – Italy, 15th/16th Century on May 24th Actual price: USD $425,000.
  7. Christies "Eiffel Tower", Paris, 1974 on May 24th Actual price: USD $405,033.
  8. Christies The Federalist on May 25th Actual price: USD $352,800.
  9. Christies The Bloody Massacre on May 25th Actual price: USD $352,800.
  10. Christies Indian Hospitality—Conversing by Signs on May 26th Actual price: USD $302,400.
  11. Christies Notes on the State of Virginia on May 25th Actual price: USD $302,400.
  12. Christies [Four Indian Kings of Canada] on May 25th Actual price: USD $277,200.
  13. Kedem Auctions Ltd. Complete Booklet, Ten Leaves Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer – Sermons for Shabbat HaGadol and Pesach – Pressburg, 1811 on May 24th Actual price: USD $225,000.
  14. Sothebys Sir Ernest Shackleton | Large manuscript map of Antarctica drawn and signed by Shackleton and dated 1918 on May 24th Actual price: USD $221,569.
  15. Sothebys Johannes and Gerard van Keulen on May 24th Actual price: USD $205,743.
  16. Forum Auctions [Six Landscape of Quebec City and Six Views of Niagara Falls], 2 suites in 1 vol., comprising a total of 12 aquatints on May 26th Actual price: USD $204,856.
  17. Christies Shakespeare's Second Folio on May 26th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  18. Christies Travels in the Interior Parts of North America on May 26th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  19. Christies The Hudson River Port Folio on May 25th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  20. Christies La historia general de las Indias on May 25th Actual price: USD $201,600.
  21. Christies Sending words of "my old and precious friend, John Brown" on May 26th Actual price: USD $189,000.
  22. Christies Illustrated Notes of an Expedition through Mexico and California on May 26th Actual price: USD $189,000.
  23. Christies A Short Narrative of The Horrid Massacre in Boston on May 25th Actual price: USD $189,000.
  24. Christies Portrait of Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) on May 26th Actual price: USD $182,700.
  25. Heritage Auctions Disneyland - Complete Park-Used Original Autopia Car with Original Body, Chassis, and Tires (Walt Disney, c. 1967). on May 22nd Actual price: USD $180,000.



65 total sales reported this week:

Skinner. Prints and Photographs - online - bidstart 5/16 on May 26th: 90.79%
Ripley Auctions. Annual Indy 500 & Racing Memorabilia on May 26th: 95.37%
New England Auctions. Justin Schiller Reference Collection with Select Children's Books Part II on May 26th: 94.58%
Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Fine Autographs and Memorabilia on May 26th: 23.08%
Forum Auctions. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper on May 26th: 83.25%
Christies. The Private Collection of William S. Reese Part Two on May 26th: 97.09%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Estate Treasures Auction on May 25th: 52.94%
Aguttes. Autograph Letters + Manuscripts, Books, Prints and Photographs on May 17th: 77.33%
North American Auction Company. Spring Montana Western Antique Auction on May 21st: 70.06%
Heritage Auctions. Jim Davis: The Art of Garfield Showcase Auction on May 26th: 100.00%
Tooveys. Postcards; Cigarette and Trade Cards; Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera on May 25th: 90.43%
Neal Auction Company. Unreserved @ Neal - Day 1 on May 25th: 82.43%
Christies. Adams & Company: Photographs of the American West including Property from the Peter Fetterman Collec on May 25th: 78.00%
Christies. The Private Collection of William S. Reese Part One on May 25th: 94.00%
Aspire Art Auctions. Timed Online Book Sale on May 25th: 54.24%
Sothebys. Travel, Photographs, Maps and Natural History - bidstart 5/12 on May 24th: 64.49%
Sothebys. Photographs - bidstart 5/13 on May 19th: 59.52%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 5/18 on May 25th: 97.96%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - online only - bidstart 5/13 on May 24th: 92.31%
Vermot de Pas. Maps and Views on May 24th: 22.29%
New England Auctions. Justin Schiller Reference Collection with Select Children's Books Part I on May 24th: 96.57%
Morton Subastas. Auction of Old and Contemporary Books on May 24th: 50.48%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. The Leo Rapaport Collection on May 24th: 94.44%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Rare And Important Items on May 24th: 83.81%
Christies. Photographs on May 24th: 54.47%
Christies. Fashion Photographs from the Suzanne von Meiss Collection - bidstart 5/12 on May 24th: 48.15%
Chiswick Auctions. 19th and 20th Century Photographs on May 24th: 51.26%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on May 24th: 83.33%
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Books, Maps and Prints on May 24th: 79.22%
Artcurial. Limited Editions on May 24th: 78.00%
Heritage Auctions. Photographs on May 24th: 72.30%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 90.79%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/17 on May 24th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. MUSEUM DEACCESSIONS & CT ESTATES: AM. & CONT. ART & ANTIQUES; TIFFANY & VAN CLEEF JEWELRY; TIFFANY & on May 23rd: 74.19%
Moreshet Auctions. Books, Kodesh books, Hassidic books, Rabbinical letters, Manuscripts, Judaika and more on May 23rd: 67.98%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Houdiniana and Magic Memorabilia on May 21st: 98.36%
PosterConnection Inc.. Poster Auction on May 21st: 69.39%
Morton Subastas. Opportunity Auction on May 21st: 41.18%
Bruneau & Co. . Spring Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Memorabilia Auction on May 21st: 99.40%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Americana Timed online only - bidstart 5/12 on May 21st: 97.06%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Modern Art and Photography on May 21st: 67.64%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Viennese Actionism and Subversive Environment on May 20th: 74.87%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Modern Literature, Erotica and Posters on May 20th: 50.15%
Nosbüsch & Stucke. Valuable Books, Autographs and Prints on May 19th: 57.00%
International Autograph Auctions Europe SL. Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts - Timed Auction on May 19th: 8.67%
Artcurial. Maurice Houdayer Collection - Part 4 on May 19th: 93.59%
Brunk Auctions. Premium and Emporium Auction on May 21st: 82.93%
New England Auctions. Fine Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction on May 17th: 97.30%
Bubb Kuyper. Books and Graphics on May 20th: 70.69%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on May 21st: 97.50%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/8 on May 22nd: 94.29%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 5/15 on May 22nd: 99.67%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 5/15 on May 23rd: 99.89%
Heritage Auctions. Disneyland - The Auction on May 22nd: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 75.53%
Catawiki B. V.. Exclusive Cartography Auction - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 33.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/13 on May 20th: 33.33%
Catawiki B. V.. Art and Photography Books Auction - bidstart 5/10 on May 20th: 25.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/6 on May 18th: 78.74%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 5/6 on May 17th: 81.58%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 5/6 on May 16th: 70.31%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/6 on May 15th: 86.00%
ALDE. Original Bindings & Modern Illustrated Books Part III - online on May 13th: 26.60%
Saffronart. Antiquarian Books: In Pursuit of the Picturesque on May 5th: 48.00%


For the week ahead 42 sales are scheduled:

Mon. May. 30th
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Hamburg. Rare Books. 367 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. NRC - 17: Old Master to Modern Art. 12 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 5/20. 69 lots

Tue. May. 31st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/24. 399 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 5/24. 77 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/24. 177 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Marine and Voyage. 62 lots
Adams Amsterdam Auctions. Amsterdam. NRC - 17: Post-War and Contemporary Art. 67 lots
Skinner. Marlborough. Arts of Japan: Ukiyo-e to Shin hanga - online - bidstart 5/21. 156 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 76 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety Auction - bidstart 5/25. 52 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20. 106 lots
New England Auctions. South Deerfield. Fine Books & Ephemera List #15 With An Imporant Oriental Color Costume Book, 1862. 209 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . Online Sale: Celebrity Photographs. 360 lots

Wed. Jun. 1st
Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. LOS ANGELES. Manuscripts & Collectibles Auction. 486 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 5/25. 378 lots
Zisska and Lacher. Munich. Books and Graphics. 1516 lots
A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals. Toronto. Books and Ephemera Auction. 205 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20. 98 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. A Contemporary Vision: Works from the Melva Bucksbaum Collection, Part II. 37 lots

Thu. Jun. 2nd
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Focus on Women. 199 lots
Waverly Auctions. Falls Church. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 238 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Spider-Steve Showcase Auction. 332 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. 19th Century and Modern Books - Autographs. 198 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The David Hall T206 Collection Part IX. 613 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Space Exploration. 842 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 1. 462 lots
Christies. New York. The Private Collection of William S. Reese Part Three - bidstart 5/19. 148 lots
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Ultimo. Sport Art Architecture Literature History Travel Ephemera. 367 lots
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Hudson. 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Art. 103 lots

Fri. Jun. 3rd
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 2. 442 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/27. 86 lots

Sat. Jun. 4th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Historical Manuscripts. 263 lots
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 3. 101 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots

Sun. Jun. 5th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 5/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 5/29.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/22. 299 lots
Schilb Antiquarian. Columbia. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM!.
Holabird Kagin Americana. Reno. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 4. 568 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/27. 73 lots

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