• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Eric Carle, <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar,</i> hand-painted collage. Sold for a record $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Charles Addams, <i>Couple passing a giant bird house,</i> watercolor cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1948. Sold for $16,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Miriam Troop, <i>Rain on Laundry Day,</i> oil on canvas, cover for <i>The Saturday Evening Post,</i> 1940. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Rockwell Kent, <i>To All Fascists,</i> ink broadside for The League of American Writers, circa 1937. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Jo Mielziner, <i>Pet Shop Drop,</i> backdrop design for <i>Pal Joey</i> on Broadway, 1940. Sold for a record $55,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Lee Brown Coye, acrylic cover illustration for the 25th anniversary of <i>Weird Tales,</i> 1944. Sold for $18,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Virgil Finlay, <i>The Outsider & Others,</i> pen & ink dust jacket illustration for H.P. Lovecraft's book, 1939. Sold for $5,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Al Hirschfeld, <i>Paul Robeson as Othello,</i> illustration for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1942. Sold for $68,750
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Illustration Art:</b> Frederic Remington, pen & ink illustration for <i>A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers</i> in <i>The Century</i> magazine, 1889. Sold for $17,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> EARLY AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE. Chronicling 20th century aviation from the earliest Wright Brothers images through commercial and military applications. $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> SPUTNIK-1 EMC/EMI LAB MODEL, 1957. Full scale vintage test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, Moscow, [February, 1957]. $400,000 to $600,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> FIRST TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MOON. Partial transcription signed by Apollo 11 astronauts and President Nixon. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> Apollo 11 Beta cloth crew emblem, SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE APOLLO 11 CREW. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 17:</b> GEMINI 1/8 SCALE MODEL. Rarely seen large-scale contractor's model. $3,000 to $5,000
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WEBB. 1793-1871. <i>Indian Ornithology.</i> [Patna, India]: 1828. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DUPRÉ, LOUIS. 1789-1837. <i>Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou Collection de portraits, vues et costumes grecs et ottomans.</i> Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> ADAMS, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed ("J Adams"), [to Dr. Perkins?] while recovering from his small pox inoculation, [late-April, 1764]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUSTEN, JANE. Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Austen"), to her sister Cassandra, 4 pp, "Thursday – after dinner," [September 16, 1813,] Henrietta St. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories.</i> New York & Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> DODWELL, EDWARD. 1767-1832. <i>Views in Greece.</i> London: Rodwell and Martin, 1821. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 23:</b> JAMES, JESSE. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jesse W. James"), to Mr. Flood demanding Flood retract spurious accusations, 3 pp, June 5, 1875. $200,000 to $300,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Snowy Owl, Plate 121. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $225,000 to $300,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> JEFFERYS, Thomas. <i>The American Atlas...</i> London: Sayer and Bennett, 1776. $65,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> RACKHAM, Arthur. Original Illustrations for <i>Jack and the Beanstalk.</i> Pen and ink with watercolor on paper. C. 1913. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Ruffed Grous, Plate 41. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $50,000 to $70,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> ROESSLER, A. R. Latest Map of the State of Texas. Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Mittendorfer, 1874. $50,000 to $65,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>Fall 2019 Auction<br>September 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Bison or Buffalo (Male), Plate 56. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> HOOKER, Sir William Jackson & FITCH, Walter Hood. Victoria Regia. Lithograph with original hand color. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1851. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Pin Tailed Duck, Plate 227. Aquatint Engraving with original hand color. London: Havell Jr., 1827-1838 from <i>Birds of America.</i> $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent...</i> London, 1814. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Sep. 28:</b> AUDUBON, John James. American Black or Silver Fox, Plate 116. Lithograph with original hand color. New York, 1845-1848 from <i>Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> $18,000 to $25,000.

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1 #17445 Christies From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints - internet bidstart 7/4 July 11, 2019 July 12, 2019 123 90 73.17% USD 1.0 211,500.00 302,900.00 465,700.00 449,125.00 449,125.00 96.44%
2 #17200 Christies Valuable Books and Manuscripts July 10, 2019 July 12, 2019 243 133 54.73% GBP 1.25 1,640,600.00 2,408,400.00 5,369,300.00 2,381,875.00 2,977,343.75 44.36%
3 #18152 Christies The History of Western Script: Important Antiquities and Manuscripts from the Schøyen Collection July 10, 2019 July 12, 2019 61 52 85.25% GBP 1.25 669,300.00 997,900.00 1,417,900.00 1,287,375.00 1,609,218.75 90.79%
4 #L19404 Sothebys English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations - Online bidstart 6/30 July 9, 2019 July 11, 2019 292 195 66.78% GBP 1.25 831,350.00 1,209,150.00 1,636,050.00 1,368,875.00 1,711,093.75 83.67%
5 #18441 Christies The Golden Age of Russian Literature: A Private European Collection July 9, 2019 July 11, 2019 121 76 62.81% GBP 1.25 897,900.00 1,312,600.00 1,840,700.00 2,271,250.00 2,839,062.50 123.39%
6 #17700 Christies Important Scientific Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune July 9, 2019 July 11, 2019 145 106 73.10% GBP 1.25 1,533,000.00 2,302,500.00 2,578,000.00 2,593,375.00 3,241,718.75 100.60%
7 #141928 Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Currency Auction - bidstart 7/2 July 9, 2019 July 12, 2019 243 242 99.59% USD 1.0 38,899.00 54,681.00 55,081.00 44,091.80 44,091.80 80.05%
8 #281928 Heritage Auctions Weekly World Currency Internet Auction - Online bidstart 7/2 July 9, 2019 July 12, 2019 182 182 100.00% USD 1.0 27,595.00 37,735.00 37,735.00 32,015.40 32,015.40 84.84%
9 #121927 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/30 July 7, 2019 July 8, 2019 888 885 99.66% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 363,335.20 363,335.20
10 #161927 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/30 July 7, 2019 July 8, 2019 510 492 96.47% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 51,551.80 51,551.80
11 #151927 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 6/9 July 7, 2019 July 8, 2019 230 230 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 68,406.00 68,406.00
12 #70619 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper July 6, 2019 July 8, 2019 184 148 80.43% USD 1.0 48,600.00 90,800.00 104,850.00 29,397.50 29,397.50 28.04%
13 #385 Trafford Books Books, Autographs, Ephemera, Postal History July 3, 2019 July 11, 2019 320 205 64.06% GBP 1.25 14,924.00 18,821.00 29,393.00 21,065.70 26,332.17 71.67%
14 #17875 Christies Single Owner Book Collection July 3, 2019 July 6, 2019 606 545 89.93% EUR 1.11 4,027,600.00 5,736,750.00 7,093,950.00 8,115,068.00 9,170,026.84 114.39%
15 #A189 Koller Auctions Prints and Multiples June 29, 2019 July 12, 2019 180 144 80.00% CHF 1.01 476,600.00 667,700.00 792,400.00 976,879.00 986,647.79 123.28%
16 #847 Leland Little Auctions June Gallery Auction - Books,Prints June 29, 2019 July 10, 2019 58 58 100.00% USD 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,431.40 14,431.40
17 #A189 Koller Auctions Photography June 27, 2019 July 12, 2019 135 92 68.15% CHF 1.01 197,700.00 298,400.00 418,700.00 285,671.00 288,527.71 68.23%
18 #140 Art + Object The Christopher Parr Collection June 26, 2019 July 9, 2019 338 301 89.05% NZD 0.63 284,555.00 393,760.00 434,810.00 562,995.60 371,577.16 129.48%
19 #62119a Catawiki B. V. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - internet bidstart 6/14 June 21, 2019 July 9, 2019 148 117 79.05% EUR 1.11 8,345.00 10,215.00 20,950.00 15,861.68 17,765.11 75.71%
20 #61419 Stockholms Auktionsverk Books, Maps and Manuscripts June 14, 2019 July 9, 2019 233 183 78.54% SEK 0.1 2,160,000.00 2,708,500.00 3,292,000.00 3,426,815.00 376,949.77 104.10%
21 #652 Waverly Auctions Quinn Auction: Science-fiction and Fantasy June 6, 2019 July 11, 2019 286 240 83.92% USD 1.0 79,940.00 128,230.00 177,600.00 104,212.40 104,212.40 58.68%