Auction Update Review

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Step by Step we move into spring

 

For the week ending Saturday February 1st, 2014 21 auctions were archived to the AED, 4 in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 15 in US dollars.  Seven thousand one hundred and sixty-seven lots were offered and 5,350 sold for a 75% success rate.  Turnover was $24,420,279.

 

<-- Dan Whitmore of Whitmore Rare Books, new member of the ABAA - showing at the San Francisco Book, Print and Paper Show this past weekend.

 

3 Auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Christies. Renaissance - Durer Print on January 29th: $14,066,000
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: $3,824,625
Guernseys. Audubon Engravings, Roger Tory Peterson Photographs on January 25th: $1,863,281

 

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

Winter Associates. Doolittle Etchings on January 13th: 943.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Prints on January 27th: 168.53%
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: 156.77%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on January 26th: 143.76%
Doyle New York. Prints on January 29th: 138.12%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on January 24th: 127.33%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Collectors Sale - Ephemera on January 30th: 121.38%


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

Winter Associates. Doolittle Etchings on January 13th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 100.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Prints on January 27th: 100.00%
Doyle New York. Prints on January 29th: 100.00%
Christies. Renaissance - Durer Print on January 29th: 100.00%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Collectors Sale - Ephemera on January 30th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera on January 26th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books and Ephemera - MacDonald, Books-on-Books, Children's on January 5th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Prints on January 24th: 97.96%
Christies. FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES: GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION on January 28th: 94.12%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet Bidstart 1/19 on January 26th: 93.08%
Sothebys. Important Americana on January 25th: 90.48%
Eldreds. Books, Prints, Photographs on January 25th: 90.24%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/23 on January 30th: 88.75%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on January 26th: 82.15%
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Printed Books, Maps and Historical Documents on January 29th: 81.82%


For the week ahead 16 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Feb. 3rd
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Prints. 2 lots

Tue. Feb. 4th
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 78 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 41 lots

Wed. Feb. 5th
Grays Auctioneers. Cleveland, . Prints. 39 lots
Autographes Encheres. Meinier. Autographs, Manuscripts, Ancient Books, Historical Memories, Photographs. 154 lots
James D Julia Auctioneers. Fairfield. Winter Antiques, Asian & Fine Art Auction. 54 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. British and Continental Old Master and Modern Prints. 110 lots

Thu. Feb. 6th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 1/30. 323 lots

Fri. Feb. 7th
Skinner. Boston. American and European Prints and Photography. 164 lots
ALDE. Paris. Books and Autographs. 305 lots
Aspire Auctions. Cleveland. Prints - Internet bidstart 1/30. 20 lots

Sat. Feb. 8th
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Prints. 2 lots

Sun. Feb. 9th
Bonhams. Los Angeles. Prints. 29 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 217 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics -Internet bidstart 2/2.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 2/2

The 2 day San Francisco Book and Ephemera Fair wrapped up today and the results were luke-warm.  The material offered was very good and the Fort Mason location arguably the best, if not the largest, in San Francisco.  Serious collectors made appearances but the hoped for next generation was apparently home preparing for the Super Bowl.  The show turned out to be way more interesting.

 

Bruce McKinney

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