Auction Update Review

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Rare Book Hub: 52 Auctions Archived, another 52 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 17 June 2022, 52 auctions were archived to Rare Book Hub’s Transactions+ database; 12 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, 1 in Norwegian krone, 1 in Swedish krone, and 33 in US dollars.

 

Turnover this past week was $14,999,576 as 83% of all lots sold.  There were 12,522 offers posted and 10,434 changed hands.  The average lot sold for $1,437.57.

 

Moving into summer, auctions are creating liquidity during a period long thought to have been quiet.  We may see 180 auctions this month.

 

3 auctions saw total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games on June 12th: $2,887,177
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 16th: $1,867,313
RR AuctionFine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 5/20 on June 15th: $1,150,586

 


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

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/27 on June 8th: 284.29%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 15th: 183.62%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern First Editions, Children's & Illustrated Books on June 16th: 166.47%
Doyle New YorkThe Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation on June 15th: 150.55%
Beaussant LefevrePRINTS - DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY - DECORATIVE ARTS OF TH on June 16th: 122.92%
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on June 11th: 115.38%
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 14th: 113.16%
AderPhotographs on June 14th: 110.60%
Leland Little AuctionsSignature Summer Auction on June 11th: 109.66%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books and Related Items on June 16th: 108.16%
Revere AuctionsJune Day 1: Chinese & Japanese Art on June 15th: 106.16%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 102.72%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/27 on June 5th: 100.79%
Heritage AuctionsThe LII Collection Currency on June 12th: 100.76%



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

Heritage AuctionsWednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsThe LII Collection Currency on June 12th: 100.00%
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 99.90%
Heritage AuctionsUS Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.49%
Heritage AuctionsWednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 99.48%
Heritage AuctionsSports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/28 on June 12th: 99.20%
Heritage AuctionsTrading Card Games on June 12th: 99.19%
Doyle New YorkThe Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation on June 15th: 98.91%
Leland Little AuctionsSignature Summer Auction on June 11th: 97.50%
Revere AuctionsJune Day 1: Chinese & Japanese Art on June 15th: 97.30%
Stockholms AuktionsverkBooks, Maps, Globes & Manuscripts on June 10th: 96.05%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/27 on June 8th: 95.74%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksTrillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 11th: 95.50%
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 95.10%
Heritage AuctionsAmericana & Political on June 11th: 94.63%
Rachel Davis Fine ArtsPrints and Drawings at Auction on June 11th: 94.36%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsPrinted Books, Maps and Documents on June 15th: 94.24%
Dominic Winter Book AuctionsModern First Editions, Children's & Illustrated Books on June 16th: 93.95%
Early AmericanHistory Auction on June 11th: 93.64%
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/27 on June 5th: 93.15%
Revere AuctionsJune Day 2: Fine Art and Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
Aspire AuctionsJune 2022 - bidstart 6/3 on June 11th: 92.16%
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on June 16th: 91.24%
Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & ValuersAntiquarian and Collectible Books and Related Items on June 16th: 89.40%
One Source Auctions12th Annual Spring Antique and Collectible Online Toy Auction on June 13th: 89.19%
BonhamsPrints and Multiples on June 14th: 88.41%
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 16th: 87.59%
Binoche et GiquelloFurniture and Decorative Arts on June 14th: 83.87%
Swann GalleriesFine Books and Autographs on June 16th: 83.04%
Robert Siegel GalleriesThe Richie Prager Collection of United States Hunting Permits on June 14th: 81.82%
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.08%
Antikvariat Bryggen ASBooks on June 13th: 81.03%
Winner's Auctions LtdAuction Unlimited - Part 1 on June 14th: 80.29%

Du Mouchelles. June Auction Days - Day 1 on June 16th: 80.00% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions Pokémon "Pikachu" Illustrator Unnumbered Promo CoroCoro Comics PSA Trading Card Game 9 (The Pokémon Company, 1998). on June 12th Actual price: USD $840,000.
  2. Sothebys A Full Run of Israel’s Messenger, on June 16th Actual price: USD $214,200.
  3. Rago Arts and Auctions Grace Kelly on June 16th Actual price: USD $212,500.
  4. Heritage Auctions Pokémon First Edition Base Set Sealed Booster Box (Wizards of the Coast, 1999). on June 12th Actual price: USD $204,000.
  5. RR Auction Edgar Allan Poe Autograph Letter Signed on June 15th Actual price: USD $154,958.
  6. Forum Auctions Girl with Balloon on June 14th Actual price: USD $145,237.
  7. Ader The gutter [La gouttière]. Paris, 1925. on June 14th Actual price: USD $133,679.
  8. ALDE Mort à crédit. on June 14th Actual price: USD $97,910.
  9. Forum Auctions Morons (Signed) on June 14th Actual price: USD $88,756.
  10. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus Limited Edition (Alpha) BGS Trading Card Game 7 (Wizards of the Coast, 1993) Rare. on June 12th Actual price: USD $87,000.
  11. Ader From the Radio Tower. Berlin, 1928. on June 14th Actual price: USD $86,891.
  12. Heritage Auctions Pokémon "Kangaskhan" Family Event Trophy Card Promo 115 Parent/Child Mega Battle PSA Trading Card Game 9 (The Pokémon Company, 1998). on June 12th Actual price: USD $81,000.
  13. Forum Auctions Get Out While You Can (Pink) (Signed) on June 14th Actual price: USD $80,687.
  14. Heritage Auctions Magic: The Gathering Splendid Genesis RG97 BGS Trading Card Game 8 (Wizards of the Coast, 1997) Richard Garfield Promos. on June 12th Actual price: USD $72,000.
  15. Ader Pont Transbordeur. Marseille, Vieux-Port, 1928. on June 14th Actual price: USD $69,513.
  16. Rago Arts and Auctions Two Paintings: Dagwood (from the Paintings series) on June 16th Actual price: USD $68,750.
  17. Forum Auctions Pulp Fiction on June 14th Actual price: USD $64,550.
  18. Rago Arts and Auctions Mao on June 16th Actual price: USD $62,500.
  19. Finarte Roman antiquities ... divided into four volumes - Of the magnificence and architecture of the Romans - Antiquities of Albano -, 1784 on June 16th Actual price: USD $61,842.
  20. Forum Auctions Very Little Helps (Signed) on June 14th Actual price: USD $59,709.
  21. Ader Photomontage «?Jealousy?», 1924. on June 14th Actual price: USD $56,145.
  22. Heritage Auctions Benjamin Franklin: Ledger, Check, and Currency. on June 11th Actual price: USD $52,500.
  23. Bonhams Blue with Red on June 14th Actual price: USD $50,775.
  24. Heritage Auctions Pokémon No. 3 Trainer Tropical Mega Battle CGC Trading Card Game 8.5 (The Pokémon Company, 1999) Holo. on June 12th Actual price: USD $49,854.
  25. Forum Auctions Bomb Love on June 14th Actual price: USD $45,185.

 

52 total sales reported this week:

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers. Antiquarian and Collectible Books and Related Items on June 16th: 89.40%
Swann Galleries. Fine Books and Autographs on June 16th: 83.04%
Revere Auctions. June Day 2: Fine Art and Americana on June 16th: 92.50%
Sothebys. Important Judaica - bidstart 6/7 on June 16th: 42.86%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints and Multiples on June 16th: 91.24%
Potter and Potter Auctions. Pop Culture, Disneyana, and Collectibles on June 16th: 68.36%
PBA Galleries. Antiquarian Books & More, with Fine Bindings & Sets on June 16th: 59.91%
Kestenbaum and Company. Fine Judaica on June 16th: 75.70%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper on June 16th: 87.59%
Du Mouchelles. June Auction Days - Day 1 on June 16th: 80.00%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Modern First Editions, Children's & Illustrated Books on June 16th: 93.95%
Bertolami Fine Art . Books and Autographs on June 16th: 31.87%
Beaussant Lefevre. PRINTS - DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY - DECORATIVE ARTS OF TH on June 16th: 68.97%
Finarte. Books, Autographs and Prints on June 16th: 57.78%
RR Auction. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 5/20 on June 15th: 63.94%
Revere Auctions. June Day 1: Chinese & Japanese Art on June 15th: 97.30%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Trading Card Games Select Auction - bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 99.48%
Doyle New York. The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation on June 15th: 98.91%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 15th: 94.24%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on June 14th: 88.41%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Auction Unlimited - Part 2 on June 14th: 56.19%
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Auction Unlimited - Part 1 on June 14th: 80.29%
Robert Siegel Galleries. The Richie Prager Collection of United States Hunting Permits on June 14th: 81.82%
Nye & Company Auctioneers. Flag Day War Bond Poster Online Only Auction on June 14th: 41.18%
Forum Auctions. Only Banksy on June 14th: 60.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Furniture and Decorative Arts on June 14th: 83.87%
ALDE. Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Livres & manuscrits. on June 14th: 57.69%
Ader. Photographs on June 14th: 57.89%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/7 on June 14th: 99.49%
One Source Auctions. 12th Annual Spring Antique and Collectible Online Toy Auction on June 13th: 89.19%
Antikvariat Bryggen AS. Books on June 13th: 81.03%
Rachel Davis Fine Arts. Prints and Drawings at Auction on June 11th: 94.36%
Macon Brothers Auctioneers. Rare Books, Maps, Atlases & Ephemera on June 11th: 72.36%
Leland Little Auctions. Signature Summer Auction on June 11th: 97.50%
Early American. History Auction on June 11th: 93.64%
Aspire Auctions. June 2022 - bidstart 6/3 on June 11th: 92.16%
Stockholms Auktionsverk. Books, Maps, Globes & Manuscripts on June 10th: 96.05%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/4 on June 10th: 66.67%
Catawiki B. V.. Exclusive Book Auction - bidstart 5/27 on June 9th: 50.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1800) - bidstart 5/27 on June 8th: 95.74%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1600) - bidstart 5/27 on June 7th: 81.08%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (pre-1700) - bidstart 5/27 on June 6th: 76.14%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 5/27 on June 5th: 93.15%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper - on June 11th: 95.50%
Heritage Auctions. The LII Collection Currency on June 12th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 5/28 on June 12th: 99.20%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 95.10%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/5 on June 13th: 99.90%
Heritage Auctions. Americana & Political on June 11th: 94.63%
Heritage Auctions. Trading Card Games on June 12th: 99.19%

 

For the week ahead another 52 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 20th
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session I Children's books, Paper Toys, Manuscripts, Old Books, Militaria. 574 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. A Thousand Dreamy Nights - Collection Geneviève & Jean -Paul Kahn IV. 221 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1700) - bidstart 6/10. 89 lots

Tue. Jun. 21st
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian and 19th Century Books. 286 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. US Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/14. 392 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - bidstart 6/14. 205 lots
Doyle New York. New York. Photography. 152 lots
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Cincinnati. American Historical Ephemera and Photography Featuring the Civil War and American Militaria Collecti. 320 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 190 lots
Aste Bolaffi. Turin. Rare Books and Autographs. 900 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. A Thousand Dreamy Nights - Collection Geneviève & Jean -Paul Kahn IV. 223 lots
Morton Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian and Contemporary Books. 282 lots
Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood. Exeter. Marine Sale. 121 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1600) - bidstart 6/10. 31 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session II Amsterdam, Topography, Cartography, Comics and Comic Arts, Photography and Photo books, A. 509 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Art Books; Poetry; Books and Manuscripts; Memorabilia. 239 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern Art and Design - Prints. 61 lots
The Ross Art Group Inc. Boca Raton. Original Vintage Posters from Around the World. 365 lots

Wed. Jun. 22nd
Old World Auctions. Richmond. Maps and Atlases - bidstart 6/8. 820 lots
Bonhams. London. Fine Books and Manuscripts. 230 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Wednesday Comic Art & Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/15. 402 lots
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. PARIS . MODERN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ANCIENT AND NINETEENTH CENTURY BOOKS. 343 lots
Sothebys. Paris. A Cabinet of Bibliophilic Curiosities: From Dürer to Alechinsky - bidstart 6/15. 253 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles. 704 lots
Australian Book Auctions. Armadale, . Australian Book Auction. 220 lots
University Archives. Wilton. Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books. 481 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/10. 135 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session III Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Erotica, WW2, Sports, Toys, Antiques, Ephemera, Posters, Variou. 392 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comic Art and Animation Select Auction - bidstart 6/15. 137 lots

Thu. Jun. 23rd
PIASA. Paris. Editions. 234 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books. 411 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: The Gastronomic Library of the late Caroline Crisford. 158 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 267 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Remarkable Rarities - bidstart 5/16. 50 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . The Aristophil Collection - Autographs and Musical Manuscripts. 263 lots
Finarte. Milan. Photographs: Under 1K. 310 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session IV Adolph Friedländer Poster Auction Part I. 464 lots

Fri. Jun. 24th
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. Harrisonburg. Semi-Annual Premier Americana. 38 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs, Manuscripts, Certificates (online). 440 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Major Summer Estates Auction. 41 lots
Zwiggelaar Auctions. Amsterdam. Session V Artists' books, Editions and Ephemera (late 20th cent.). 476 lots
Sydney Rare Book Auctions. Ultimo. Aboriginal Australian Norman Lindsay Art Architecture Firsts Signed. 634 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books Auction (pre-1800) - bidstart 6/17. 65 lots

Sat. Jun. 25th
Arader Galleries. New York City. June Auction - bidstart 5/25. 186 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books: Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper -. 200 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Showcase Auction. 1339 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. The Founding Fathers' Fight for Liberty and the Birth of a New Nation - Part I Manuscripts. 186 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography Books - bidstart 6/17. 20 lots

Sun. Jun. 26th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation and Art Weekly - bidstart 6/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly - bidstart 6/19.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 6/12. 331 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - bidstart 6/17. 63 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.