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Saskatoon Symphony Book & Music Sale - Trends

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Introduction

This page shows the Book & Music Sale revenue trends from when the sale started in 1989. It also shows the revenue trends and other statistics for the Silent Auctions since they started in 1992.

Sale Trends

The graph below shows all of the available sales data since the beginning, as well as one possible trendline for the total revenue.

Graph of revenue from books, recorded & printed music

Some notes about the sales:

  • Sales passed $1,000,000 in total accumulated earnings in 2010.
  • The first sale held at the SSO office was held in 2010.
  • Printed music (e.g., sheet music) earnings are included with books earnings.
  • Earnings include all sales held each year, including mini-sales.
  • Revenue from 1989 through 1996 is assumed to be primarily from books.

The table below summarizes all of the available revenue data since the beginning of the sale.

Year Books Records Other Total Revenue
Revenue Portion Revenue Portion Revenue Portion Revenue Increase
1989 $5657.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $5657.00 N/A
1990 $7219.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $7219.00 27.6%
1991 $9689.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $9689.00 34.2%
1992 $12599.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $12599.00 30.0%
1993 $18473.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $18473.00 46.6%
1994 $19318.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $19318.00 4.6%
1995 $19045.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $19045.00 -1.4%
1996 $25107.00 100.0% N/A N/A N/A N/A $25107.00 31.8%
1997 $28937.20 78.5% $7851.25 21.3% $59.29 0.2% $36847.74 46.8%
1998 $25876.65 77.2% $7195.75 21.5% $459.91 1.4% $33532.31 -9.0%
1999 $21578.56 75.4% $6925.25 24.2% $113.69 0.4% $28617.50 -14.7%
2000 $25404.10 72.5% $9563.75 27.3% $73.17 0.2% $35041.02 22.4%
2001 $41829.01 75.5% $13474.35 24.3% $77.42 0.1% $55380.78 58.0%
2002 $50505.80 75.7% $16184.15 24.3% $27.15 0.0% $66717.10 20.5%
2003 $46465.40 74.7% $15678.05 25.2% $44.66 0.1% $62188.11 -6.8%
2004 $51743.30 77.8% $14650.05 22.0% $92.57 0.1% $66485.92 6.9%
2005 $64433.15 77.5% $18622.25 22.4% $36.66 0.0% $83092.06 25.0%
2006 $68413.80 77.7% $19458.40 22.1% $129.50 0.1% $88001.70 5.9%
2007 $69240.48 77.3% $20160.70 22.5% $176.88 0.2% $89578.06 1.8%
2008 $81869.80 76.8% $24401.70 22.9% $301.05 0.3% $106572.55 19.0%
2009 $87860.75 77.7% $24932.80 22.0% $283.17 0.3% $113076.72 6.1%
2010 $85056.75 78.8% $22753.80 21.1% $65.91 0.1% $107876.46 -4.6%
2011 $91756.13 76.7% $26984.10 22.5% $923.29 0.8% $119663.52 10.9%
2012 $95282.77 81.0% $22046.12 18.8% $240.56 0.2% $117569.45 -1.7%
2013 $TBD TBD% $TBD TBD% $TBD TBD% $TBD TBD%
TOTAL $1053360.65 79.4% $270882.47 20.4% $3104.88 0.2% $1327348.00 N/A

Silent Auction Trends

The graph below shows the Silent Auction total revenue and the revenue per auction item since the auction started.

Graph of Silent Auction per item and total revenue

Some facts about the Silent Auctions:

  • Posters were used from 1992 to 2008 (instead of displaying the actual items).
  • The highest average income per item was $137.88 in 2008 (the last Silent Auction held).
  • The lowest average income per item was $13.68 in 1992 (the first Silent Auction held).
  • 2 valuable items were stolen from the Silent Auction table before posters were used: 1 book & 1 item of sheet music.
  • 5 items were withdrawn from the auction due to lack of valid bids: 1 book & 4 items of sheet music.
  • The lowest number of items auctioned is 8, which is the current standard quantity.
  • The all-time highest bid so far was $400.00 for the Cooper book set in 2004.
  • The lowest ever high bid was $31.00 for the Shakespeare book in 1993.
  • The highest ever low bid was $60.00 for the Saskatoon Collection in 2008.
  • The all-time lowest bids were $5.00 for books in 1992 & 1994, and for a record in 1996.

The table below summarizes all kinds of other Silent Auction statistics.

Statistic Books Recorded Music Printed Music Overall
Total income over all auctions $10037.73 $872.78 $221.50 $11132.01
Average income per auction $557.32 $43.52 $11.10 $654.82
Highest total in one auction $1008.0 (2008) $140.00 (2003) $60.00 (2001) $1103.00 (2008)
Lowest total in one auction (when available) $114.25 (1992) $6.28 (1994) $8.00 (1993) $136.75 (1992)
Average income per item over all auctions $55.77 $32.33 $20.14 $51.0
Total number of items over all auctions 180 27 11 218
Average number of items per auction 10.6 1.6 0.6 12.8
Highest number of items in one auction 16 (1999) 3 (1998 & 2004) 4 (1996, 3 WD) 21 (1999)