Auction Update Review

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A new auction starts every 4 hours and 54 minutes this week

For the week ending Saturday October 19th 23 auctions were archived to the AED:  15 denominated in US dollars, 2 in British pounds and 6 in euros.  Turnover was $10,682,345.  Six thousand seven hundred and eighty lots were offered and 5,659 sold for an 83% success rate.

Five sales saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th:  $2,018,459
Heritage Auctions.  Manuscripts on October 17th:  $1,652,732
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  $1,448,773
Bonhams.  Fine Books and Manuscripts on October 19th:  $1,106,359
Swann Galleries.  Fine Photographs and Photo-books on October 17th

Three sales saw total proceeds exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  142%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscripts on September 14th:  120%
Artcurial.  Books and Manuscripts on October 16th: 

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

Doyle New York.  Prints on October 16th:  100%
Heritage Auctions.  Comics – internet bidding ended October 13th:  100%
Waverly Auctions.  Rare Books on September 19th:  97%

Heritage Auctions. Manuscripts on October 17th: 94%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books on October 17th: 93%
Heritage Auctions.  Posters – internet bidding ended October 13th:  93%
ERA Encheres.  Ancient Books and Manuscript on September 14th:  90%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Prints on October 14th:  82%

Heritage Auctions. Rare Books – internet bidding ended October 17th: 82%
Ader.  Letters and Original Manuscripts on June 27th:  81%
Bruun Rasmussen.  Old Master Prints on October 14th:  80%

For the week ahead, 34 sales covering 8,261 lots are scheduled:

Mon. Oct. 21st
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  13 lots

Tues. Oct. 22nd
Bonhams – San Francisco.  Prints [21014].  321 lots
Cowans Auctions – Cincinnati.  Militaria [102313].  4 lots
Sothebys – Paris.  Bibliotheque des ducs de Luynes, Chateau de Dampierre – Seconde Partie [PF1333].  314 lots
Bruun Rasmussen – Copenhagen.  Modern and Contemporary Prints [1343b].  57 lots
Christies – New York.  Prints [2775].  5 lots

Wed. Oct. 23rd
Morton Casa de Subastas.  Books from a Collection, Historical Documents, Prints and Photographs [686].  287 lots

Thurs. Oct. 24th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
RR Auction - Amherst.  Autographs [417].  230 lots
Swann Galleries – New York [2327].  Art, Press, and Illustrated Books [2327].  323 lots
Pierre Berge and Associes – Paris.  Autographs and Manuscripts [16855].  230 lots
Alde – Paris.  Michel Wittock Collection.  Part Five.  Bonaparte, First Consul to Napoleon III, Emperor [22889].  125 lots
Dorotheum – Vienna.  Prints [102413].  71 lots
PBA Galleries – San Francisco.  Fine Americana – Travel – Maps and Views [518].  549 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Rare Books – internet bidding ending today.  382 lots
Artcurial – Paris.  Francois Shuitten – 30 Original Works [2429].  30 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part I:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71a].  1,103 lots

Fri. Oct. 25th
Aspire Auctions.  Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Prints [328].  121 lots
Alde – Paris.  Berkman Library and Kahnweiler from an English Collection.  Books by Painters, Sculptors … [22891].  178 lots
Dirk Soulis Auctions – Lee’s Summit.  Prints; Benton Lithographs [102513].  65 lots
Gonnelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books – Day 1 [13a].  399 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part II:  Rare Books, Autographs and Engravings [71b].  488 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part III:  Modern and Contemporary Art [71c].  361 lots

Sat. Oct. 26th
Heritage Auctions – New York [HA.com].  Illustration Art [5146].
Blacksparrow – Sun Valley.  Dr. Shocker’s Auction of Horror [102613].  126 lots
Christies – Paris.  Dagny and Runnqvist, Bonnier Gallery, A Century of Passion and Artistic Commitment [3536].  189 lots
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Gonelli Casa D’Aste – Firenze.  Manuscripts, Autographs & Books Day 2 [13b].  420 lots
Knotty Pine Auction Service – West Swanzey.  Fall Americana & Estate Books [102613].  341 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part IV:  Modern Literature, Posters, Photography [71d].  693 lots
Hauff and Auvermann – Berlin – Wilmersdorf.  Part V:  Erotica [71e].  367 lots

Sun. Oct. 27th 
Northeast Auctions – Portsmouth.  Fall Weekend Sale – Prints [102613].  29 lots
Heritage Auctions – Dallas [HA.com].  Comics – internet bidding ending today [121343].
Heritage Auctions – Dallas.  Posters – internet bidding ending today.

This week there is a new sale, on average, every 4 hours and 54 minutes.  It’s busy.

Bruce McKinney
AE