Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 38 Auctions Archived, another 53 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 10 June 2022, 38 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database, 1 denominated in Danish krone, 10 in euros, 2 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $7,541,229 as 78% of all lots sold.  There were 11,935 offers posted and 9,271 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $813.

 

Looming inflation, US political turmoil, and the ongoing Russian attempt to steal the Ukraine will be weighing on all non-essential markets for an extended period.

 

1 auction saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 3rd: $1,466,347

 


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

Cotswold Auction CompanyBooks, Medals, Militaria, Collectables on June 7th: 155.44%
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 3rd: 146.67%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature on June 9th: 131.69%
SothebysThe Unburnable Book on June 7th: 130.00%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on June 1st: 120.57%
Robert Siegel GalleriesThe John H. Walker Collection of Confederate States on June 9th: 117.14%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on May 31st: 111.56%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 103.54%


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

Heritage AuctionsTuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsArt and Prints - Online Only - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 100.00%
SothebysThe Unburnable Book on June 7th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsRare Pulps and Collectibles Showcase Auction on June 9th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe David Hall T206 Collection Part IX on June 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 5/29 on June 6th: 99.72%
Robert Siegel GalleriesThe John H. Walker Collection of Confederate States on June 9th: 99.47%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.43%
Heritage AuctionsSpace Exploration on June 3rd: 99.17%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/1 on June 8th: 99.12%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/22 on June 5th: 99.00%
PBA GalleriesComic Books on June 9th: 98.29%
Schilb AntiquarianRARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on June 5th: 98.00%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 4th: 96.50%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 95.36%
Heritage AuctionsHistorical Manuscripts on June 4th: 94.68%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature on June 9th: 93.68%
Cotswold Auction CompanyBooks, Medals, Militaria, Collectables on June 7th: 91.28%
William H. Bunch Auctions and AppraisalsEclectic Variety - online only - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 90.63%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on June 1st: 88.78%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on May 31st: 88.68%
Leslie Hindman AuctioneersSports Memorabilia on June 7th: 87.28%
Bruun RasmussenModern Art and Design - Prints on June 7th: 86.96%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/20 on May 29th: 86.57%

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown and Crew-Signed Beta Cloth Mission Insignia Directly from the Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $137,500.
  2. Sothebys The Unburnable Book. The Fireproof edition of The Handmaid’s Tale benefitting PEN America. on June 7th Actual price: USD $130,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown and Used Star Chart with Handwritten Annotations, Signed and Certified, Directly from the Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $125,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on June 6th Actual price: USD $78,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions African Free School 1794 Signed Indenture. on June 4th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  6. Heritage Auctions Sam Houston Autograph Letter Signed. on June 4th Actual price: USD $57,500.
  7. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Flight Plan Page 89B with Handwritten Annotations, Signed and Certified, Directly from the Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $47,500.
  8. Robert Siegel Galleries "Cartersville Miss. April 15" (1861). "Hanging Lincoln" cartoon on June 9th Actual price: USD $41,300.
  9. Swann Galleries Sweeney Todd. on June 9th Actual price: USD $40,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Pilot's Preference Kit (PPK), Signed and Certified, Directly from the Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $40,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Crew-Signed "Type One" Quarantine Cover, Certified by Michael Collins, Directly From The Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $37,500.
  12. Heritage Auctions George Washington Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Knox. on June 4th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  13. Heritage Auctions All-Story - February 1912 (Miscellaneous Publishers) Condition: VG. on June 9th Actual price: USD $36,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions Apollo 8 Crew-Signed Official First Day Cover for the "Apollo 8" Stamp Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $35,000.
  15. Galerie Bassenge Architectural photgraphic views and drawings/studies of China on June 8th Actual price: USD $33,062.
  16. Zisska and Lacher München - Bicycle Club München - Kneipzeitung - 16 Bde. Deutsche Handschriften auf Papier. on June 4th Actual price: USD $32,764.
  17. Heritage Auctions Apollo 11 Flown Flight Plan Clipping With Test Postal Cancellation Signed Twice and Annotated by Michael Collins Cancelled in Flight on the Day of the Moon Landing Directly from the Personal Collection of Michael Collins, CAG Certified. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $32,500.
  18. Robert Siegel Galleries Beaumont Tex., 10c Black on Pink (12X2). FINE STAMP AND CHOICE ATTRACTIVE COVER. ONE OF SIX SOUND EXAMPLES OF THE BEAUMONT 10-CENT PINK PROVISIONAL KNOWN ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RARITY. on June 9th Actual price: USD $31,860.
  19. Heritage Auctions Doc Savage - March 1933 First Issue (Street & Smith) Condition: Apparent GD/VG. on June 9th Actual price: USD $28,800.
  20. Heritage Auctions Winston S. Churchill Autograph Letter Signed to T. E. Lawrence. on June 4th Actual price: USD $28,750.
  21. Heritage Auctions Lt. John Hudson of the 35th Massachusetts Infantry Autograph Letter Signed on the Battle of Antietam and the Assault on Burnside Bridge. on June 4th Actual price: USD $27,500.
  22. Zisska and Lacher Spee - Lange verschollen und unbekannt - Sammelband - mit 3 Drucken mit Kirchenliedern von Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld. on June 4th Actual price: USD $27,303.
  23. Heritage Auctions X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. on June 6th Actual price: USD $26,400.
  24. Heritage Auctions Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Early Draft with Pencil Corrections. on June 4th Actual price: USD $25,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions Lew Sayre Schwartz, Bob Kane and Charles Paris Batman #57 Story Page 7 Original Art (DC, 1950). on June 8th Actual price: USD $24,000.

 


38 total sales reported this week:

Vermot de Pas. NASA Photography: The History of the Space Conquest on June 9th: 5.94%
Swann Galleries. Illustration Art on June 9th: 75.51%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The John H. Walker Collection of Confederate States on June 9th: 99.47%
PBA Galleries. Comic Books on June 9th: 98.29%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature on June 9th: 93.68%
AntiquarianAuctions.com. Antiquarian Books - bidstart 6/2 on June 9th: 33.21%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on June 8th: 47.43%
Ader. Online - Photographs on June 8th: 50.30%
Zisska and Lacher. Books and Graphics on June 4th: 51.12%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Pulps and Collectibles Showcase Auction on June 9th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Depth of Field: Photographs on June 8th: 64.65%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/1 on June 8th: 99.12%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Art and Prints - Online Only - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 100.00%
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Eclectic Variety - online only - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 90.63%
Sothebys. The Unburnable Book on June 7th: 100.00%
Cotswold Auction Company. Books, Medals, Militaria, Collectables on June 7th: 91.28%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Sports Memorabilia on June 7th: 87.28%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern Art and Design - Prints on June 7th: 86.96%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.43%
Heritage Auctions. Tuesday Video Games and Playing Cards - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 5/31 on June 7th: 99.15%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/27 on June 3rd: 53.49%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on June 1st: 88.78%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/20 on May 31st: 88.68%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 5/20 on May 30th: 76.81%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/20 on May 29th: 86.57%
Vermot de Pas. JEWELRY, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, ART OBJECTS, MOVIE POSTERS on June 6th: 10.43%
Schilb Antiquarian. RARE BOOKS With NO RESERVE NO BUYERS PREMIUM! on June 5th: 98.00%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 4 on June 5th: 65.14%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 2 on June 3rd: 67.19%
Holabird Kagin Americana. Minerals Galore - Western Americana Auction - session 3 on June 4th: 43.56%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 4th: 96.50%
Heritage Auctions. The David Hall T206 Collection Part IX on June 2nd: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 5/29 on June 6th: 99.72%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/22 on June 5th: 99.00%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 5/29 on June 5th: 95.36%
Heritage Auctions. Historical Manuscripts on June 4th: 94.68%
Heritage Auctions. Space Exploration on June 3rd: 99.17%


For the week ahead 53 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 13th
One Source Auctions. Canandaigua. 12th Annual Spring Antique and Collectible Online Toy Auction. 37 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Arabic Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/3. 20 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/3. 95 lots

Tue. Jun. 14th
Ader. PARIS. Photographs. 304 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7. 396 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7. 152 lots
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints and Multiples. 164 lots
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Bloomfield. Flag Day War Bond Poster Online Only Auction. 51 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The Richie Prager Collection of United States Hunting Permits. 66 lots
ALDE. Paris. Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Livres & manuscrits.. 52 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Only Banksy. 15 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/3. 40 lots
Binoche et Giquello. rue La Boetie, Paris. Furniture and Decorative Arts. 62 lots

Wed. Jun. 15th
Finarte. Rome. Books, Autographs and Prints. 559 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/8. 381 lots
Doyle New York. New York. The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation. 184 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 417 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 5/20. 868 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. June Day 1: Chinese & Japanese Art. 37 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/3. 138 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/8. 128 lots

Thu. Jun. 16th
Arenberg Auctions. BRUSSEL. Drawings, Prints, Rare Books, Manuscripts & Atlases. 1315 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Fine Books and Autographs. 460 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Navy - Travel - Photographs. 78 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Antiquarian Books & More, with Fine Bindings & Sets. 454 lots
Potter and Potter Auctions. Chicago. Pop Culture, Disneyana, and Collectibles. 275 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Modern First Editions, Children's & Illustrated Books. 281 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. Brooklyn. Fine Judaica. 284 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 266 lots
Bertolami Fine Art . Rome. Books and Autographs. 433 lots
Rago Arts and Auctions. Lambertville. Prints and Multiples. 331 lots
Revere Auctions. St. Paul. June Day 2: Fine Art and Americana. 80 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction. 1258 lots
Sothebys. New York. Important Judaica - bidstart 6/7. 28 lots
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Carlisle. Antiquarian and Collectible Books and Related Items. 302 lots
Du Mouchelles. Detroit. June Auction Days - Day 1.
Beaussant Lefevre. Paris. PRINTS - DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY - DECORATIVE ARTS OF TH. 29 lots

Fri. Jun. 17th
Christies. Paris. Hubert de Givenchi - Collector - bidstart 6/14.
Duke's. Dorchester. Duke's Book Auction. 133 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . Summer Fine Sale. 35 lots
Du Mouchelles. Detroit. June Auction Days - Day 2.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/10. 92 lots

Sat. Jun. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Tupac Shakur/Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory Original Cover Album Artwork Entertainme. 1 lots
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . June Gallery Auction.
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots

Sun. Jun. 19th
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Columbus. Eclectic, Online - bidstart 6/9.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/12.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/5. 397 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Summer World Treasures Auction.
Peter Arnold. Prahran VIC . Fine and Rare Books. 244 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/10. 80 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Exclusive Books Auction - bidstart 6/10. 25 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <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.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <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.
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 1805 TN Supreme Court Book, John Overton and Hugh White Opinions. $800 to $900.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> TN Lunsford Bramlett Archive, incl. Polk White House Invitation, 8 Items. $400 to $500.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Civil War Archive, incl. Gen. Bate on Death of Polk, Capture of Nashville. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 5 Dickens 1st Ed. Books, incl. Edited by Author. $800 to $1,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> Charles Dickens, 5 Christmas Books, 1st Eds. $800 to $1,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jul. 9-10:</b> 2 Slave Documents, Nashville TN & North Carolina. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <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.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Summer Auction<br>July 9 & 10, 2022</b>
    <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.