Auction Update Review

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There is no denying summer is here

For the week ended Saturday June 21st 62 auctions were archived to the AED; 24 denominated in euros, 13 in British pounds, and 25 in US dollars.  Turnover was $31,895,556 as 15,245 lots were offered and 11,296 sold for a 74% success rate.

<--- Kestenbaum & Company.  Auction 62:  Fine Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art.  Thursday June 26th in New York City. [Catalogue image is a link]

10 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $4,409,882
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: $1,934,646
Bonhams. Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs on June 18th: $1,877,959
Profiles in History. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS on June 13th: $1,841,272
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: $1,644,381
Bonhams. the Story of the 20th Century on June 4th: $1,568,547
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: $1,516,843
Swann Galleries. The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art - Prints on June 10th: $1,242,627
Artcurial. Prints and Illustrated Books on June 4th: $1,223,999
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Post War and Contemporary - Prints on June 7th: $1,054,133

 <---Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.  Rare Book & Collectors Sale on July 1st.  Online and in Ireland.  [Catalogue image is a link]

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

Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Prints, Maps on June 17th: 199.26%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 172.58%
Pierre Berge and Associes. Books and Manuscripts on June 18th: 160.46%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 158.85%
Dorotheum . Books and Decorative Prints on June 18th: 158.40%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 150.51%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 148.45%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 138.08%
Bonhams. WWII on June 5th: 131.04%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 122.92%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 114.45%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 110.64%
Sothebys. Books and Manuscripts on June 19th: 106.50%
Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 105.76%
Pandolfini. Ancient and Modern Prints and Antiquarian Books on June 11th: 105.56%
Ketterer Kunst Doerling. Modern Classics - Prints on June 6th: 103.50%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 101.81%
Gonnelli Casa DAste. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on May 16th: 101.73%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 101.64%

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

Grogan and Company. Antiques - Prints on April 26th: 100.00%
Carlsen Gallery. Antiques - Photos, Prints on June 8th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Estate Sale - Books and Prints on June 6th: 100.00%
Freemans. Prints on June 17th: 100.00%
Galerie Bassenge. China - Photography 1890s to 1950s on June 4th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 99.25%
Robert Siegel Galleries. U.S. Postal History on May 21st: 95.09%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/8 on June 15th: 94.55%
Christies. An American Dynastyh: The Clark Family Treasures - Books, Illustrations, Prints on June 18th: 94.12%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/12 on June 19th: 91.69%
Woolley and Wallis. Prints on June 4th: 90.24%
Beaussant Lefevre. Antiquarian and Modern Books on June 13th: 89.60%
Clars Auction Gallery. Prints and Photographs on June 14th: 88.61%
Swann Galleries. 19th & 20th Century Literature on June 19th: 86.93%
Grogan and Company. Prints, Books on June 8th: 86.36%
Bonhams. The Sporting Sale on June 11th: 86.27%
Winter Associates. Books and Prints on June 9th: 85.71%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Documents on June 18th: 85.54%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/5 on June 12th: 85.13%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on June 5th: 84.53%
Heritage Auctions. Legends of the West on June 14th: 81.88%

For the week ahead 28 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 23rd
Sothebys. London. Modern Art - Prints. 2 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 4 lots

Tue. Jun. 24th
Sothebys. New York. A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk. 113 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 35 lots

Wed. Jun. 25th
Bonhams. Oxford . Printed Books, Maps and Photographs. 503 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Photography. 149 lots
Bonhams. London. Entertainment Memorabilia. 364 lots
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 62 lots
Morton Casa de Subastas. México DF CP 11000. Antiquarian Books and Documents. 360 lots
Bonhams. San Francisco. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS - Ref Books and Woodblock Prints. 23 lots

Thu. Jun. 26th
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 738 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Hollywood- Internet bidstart 6/19. 314 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 44 lots
Audap and Mirabaud. PARIS. Antiquarian Books.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 6/19. 373 lots
Kestenbaum and Company. New York. Fine Judaica. 252 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Lomasney Vintage Movie Art Posters Benefiting Lifebeat Monthly Internet Charity. 40 lots

Fri. Jun. 27th
ALDE. Paris. Antiquarian Books from the XIX Century. 421 lots
Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen. 75172 Pforzheim. Books and Prints. 4699 lots
Ader. PARIS. Posters of the Opera.
Bonhams. Oxford . The Goodwood Festival of Speed - Posters, Maps. 33 lots

Sat. Jun. 28th
Koller Auctions. Zurich. Modern Prints. 168 lots
OSENAT. FONTAINEBLEAU. The Spirit of the 20th Century. 26 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Books, Prints. 73 lots
Neret Minet and Tessier. Paris. Comic Strips.

Sun. Jun. 29th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 6/22.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 6/22.
National Book Auctions. Ithaca. Books.

The pace of the auctions is slowing down but the number of auctions has been exceptional.

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

Sunday 22 June 2014