Category: Auction house

Ten Years Later, The Lessons of Diablo III’s Auction House Disaster Haven’t Been Learned

There’s no denying that after more than a decade of waiting, Diablo III wasn’t the game hoped for when it launched 10 years ago. Aside from numerous launch-day issues highlighting its reliance on a persistent online connection—no offline mode was available—Diablo III suffered from a critical balance issue. In a game where loot progression is […]

Much success for The Auction House in Peterborough which records record sales

A Peterborough-based property auctioneer is celebrating its best start to the year despite a backdrop of rising interest rates and political uncertainty. Bosses at The Auction House East Anglia, at Stuart House in St John’s Street, say people are still choosing to invest in property even though further interest rate hikes are expected which will […]

Harborough auction house unveils brand new look after opening for first time since pandemic

Gildings Auctioneers welcomed bidders to the room for its bi-monthly multi-category event for the first time in two years, as well as its regular internet, mail-order and telephone auctions. Gildings Auctioneers welcomed bidders to the room for its bi-monthly multi-category event for the first time in two years, as well as its regular internet, mail-order […]

Announcing the world’s first blockchain-based auction house ~BiG Deal~

BiG Deal is the world’s first decentralized auction house with 7+ smartly designed bidding mechanisms that are Engaging, fun and playful. Each auction brings an incredible offer to its participants. BiG Deal has a clear path to revenue and value generation and aspires to create immense value for its community, investors, promoters and advisors. BiG […]

Scouting for Toys: Inside Teesside’s famous toy auction house as a new TV show takes place behind the scenes

One of the world’s biggest toy auctioneers, Vectis, will feature in a new documentary series that will take a nostalgic look at some of the country’s favorite childhood toys. The famous Teesside-based toy auction house will feature in a new Fly on the Wall TV series which premieres tonight. The documentary is bound to be […]

Boss of rogue auction house who defrauded elderly homeowners in London jailed for five-and-a-half years

A rogue auction house boss, who targeted elderly homeowners in London’s wealthier areas, selling their valuables without permission and keeping the cash, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. Veteran fraudster Peter Taylor, 62, printed persuasive flyers and business cards, posing as a legitimate antiques expert who could fetch good prices at auction for victims’ belongings. […]

Cash in the Attic will film at the Ilkley auction house as hidden treasures go under the hammer

This week’s general sale of home furnishings, collectibles, textiles and vintage accessories will be the subject of two episodes filmed for the BBC broadcast. It’s not the first time film crews have been present as part of Victoria Hall, although it’s been a few years since Flog It filmed at Hartleys around nine years ago. […]

Russian-owned auction house tries to distance itself from war

Russian troops had only begun invading Ukraine when managers of the Phillips auction house realized they had a problem. Public sentiment was building against the oligarchs and Russian interests. Sanctions were imposed, assets frozen. Some collectors expressed concerns that Phillips was owned by two wealthy Russians who also control one of that country’s largest luxury […]

Auction house Bonhams announces second acquisition in a week

London—Bonhams announced two acquisitions this month, bringing its year-to-date total to three after the January purchase of Bukowskis in Stockholm, Sweden. On March 16, the London-based private auction house announced the acquisition of American auction house Skinner, which is based in Boston, has an auction house in Marlborough, Massachusetts and conducts online sales . Financial […]

Albahie Auction House organizes auctions of handbags and fine jewelry

AlBahie held its second edition of the fine jewelry and handbag auction series on Wednesday at AlBahie’s main auction hall in Katara – the cultural village. Described as one of the most anticipated luxury events in Doha, the auction offered 66 lots, including some of the most luxurious brands and sought-after handbags, as well as […]

Bonhams acquires New England auction house Skinner. – ARTnews.com

Auction house Bonhams has acquired Massachusetts-based midsize competitor Skinner as the London-based company seeks to further strengthen its global and digital footprint. The acquisition, which was negotiated for an undisclosed sum, also follows Bonhams’ decision to expand into Europe last year. In January, Bonhams acquired Scandinavian house Bukowskis from its Swedish owners in a deal […]

Prestigious Fine Art Auction House Cowley Abbott Offers Free Appraisals March 16-17 | Company Profiles

Sometimes people collect art because they love a particular medium or subject, or because it has sentimental value. But they may not realize the monetary value it could also hold. This is where Cowley Abbott comes in. The fine art auction house was founded in 2013 in Toronto, and Montrealer Katherine Meredith joined the team […]

Russian auction house Phillips to donate $7.7 million to Ukrainian Red Cross

Prime auction house Phillips announced this morning that it will donate all net proceeds from its March 3 evening sale in London to the Ukrainian Red Cross, Artnet News reports. The 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction brought in £5.8 million ($7.7 million). Phillips had expected a much higher total of $32.5 million to $47 […]

Russia’s Phillips Auction House will donate all net proceeds from its London sale – $7.7 million – to the Ukrainian Red Cross

Phillips, who announced this morning, March 3, that she would be donating the entire net proceeds of her 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction in London to the Ukrainian Red Cross, raised £5.8 million ($7.7 million) for the organization. Prior to the event, the auction house had estimated that the 41 lots in the sale […]

Stockport auction house sells designer items for 90% less than RRP

Stockport auction house Simon Charles has listed masses of high-end designer goods at up to 90% off retail price. The auctioneers, who have been in operation for more than 70 years, will auction products such as Gucci, Christian Dior and Balenciaga. The company often holds high-end auctions where buyers can strike a very high-end deal. […]

Carvana bought an auction house for billions to develop used cars

Photo: Marc Ralston (Getty Images) Carvana just got a whole lot bigger. The online used-car market just bought an entire auction house for $2.2 billion in cash, according to an announcement on the Company Website. They bought physical wholesale auction subsidiary ADESA US from KAR Global. It is intended to give Carvana another source of […]

First auction of the year this Saturday at Kildare Auction House

Reilly’s Antiques in Curryhills, Prosperous, will welcome their customers back this Saturday 26th February for their first auction of 2022. The sale, starting at noon, will feature antique furniture, artwork and collectibles. Over 420 quality lots, including 19C gilt trumeau mirrors, Killarney accent pieces, 19C walnut credenza, 19C two-door trumeau, Victorian grandfather clock , a […]

The Yorkshire Auction House: South Cave couple who taught art for six decades sell collection of over 1,500 paintings from their lifetime

The couple, who live in South Cave, both taught art to generations of students, mostly at the then Leeds College of Art, but shied away from the limelight themselves – until now. The decision to sell their collection of works, which the couple estimate includes some 2,000 paintings and 1,500 sculptures, led to an appearance […]

Auction house ‘shatters’ history with NFT stunt

February 17, 2022 New Zealand auction house Webb’s encouraged buyers of two historic glass plate negatives – which were also included in the auction as digital assets, NFTs – to ‘crush’ the original plates to “make it permanently digital”. A print by New Zealand artist Charles Frederick Goldie, likely captured by Rupert Farnall Studios around […]

The Parisian auction house will sell Latin American objects

Latin American artifacts | Photo: Philippe Lopez/AFPGetty An auction of pre-colonial Latin American artifacts begins today at the Société Binoche et Giquello in Paris. Artifacts include carvings, effigy vessels, jade jewelry, grave offerings, pottery, stone and metal from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. This auction follows efforts by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez […]

Luxury auction house Sotheby’s plans to auction off 104 cryptopunks worth an estimated $20 million CryptoBlog

On Tuesday, British-founded American multinational luxury auction company Sotheby’s, headquartered in New York, announced that the auction house plans to auction off a lot of 104 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) Cryptopunks. The batch of 104 NFTs is expected to fetch around $20-30 million in US dollars, according to Sotheby’s. “Punk It!” of Sotheby’s Auction to sell […]

Knaresborough painting goes under hammer at North Yorkshire auction house

‘Deconstructing Seurat’ (blue) is listed with an estimate of £1,200-1,800 plus buyer’s premium. Craig-Martin has led the conceptual art movement in Britain since the mid-1960s and has been an inspiration to a younger generation of British artists through his works as a highly influential teacher at Goldsmiths. Also on offer is ‘Scarlet Ibises’ by renowned […]

Auction house sells glass negatives as NFTs, tells buyers to ‘break’ originals

Rupert Farnall Studios’ “Charles Frederick Goldie at His Easel” (c. 1910-1920), one of two photos sold by New Zealand auction house Webb’s as NFT (via Wikimedia Commons) A New Zealand auction house has sold two glass plate negatives as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and encouraged buyers to destroy the originals. Webb’s, headquartered in Auckland, is listed […]

‘Man of Sorrows’: Famous New York auction house expects unique ‘Jesus’ painting to sell for $40 million

New York auction house Sotheby’s predicts that a painting of Jesus Christ by Sandro Botticelli will sell for more than $40 million next week. The painting titled “The Man of Sorrows” shows an image of Christ with shoulder-length light brown hair. He wears a crown of thorns. A cross can be seen centered atop his […]

Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House Moves into Sears Building at La Cumbre Plaza | Local News

An eclectic consignment house with furniture, mattresses, art, jazz music, fashion wine, auctions and other events comes to the iconic Sears Building in La Cumbre Plaza. Glenn Novack, owner of Move Miss Daisy in Goleta, and a business partner signed a 10-year lease to take over the 17,000 square foot first floor. Sears closed in […]

New auction house launched by art dealer and Bonhams continues European expansion

Part of the Sloane Street Auctions team. Laura Chester Jan 20, 2022 Sloane Street Auctions Some of the lots from the upcoming sale on February 24 at Sloane Street Auctions. Fine art dealer Daniel Hunt has started an auction business located opposite his former Sloane Street dealer in London. Hunt, who has been a dealer […]

Whitchurch auction house sees Roman marble bust sell for £27,000 in knockout sale

Christina Trevanion with the Roman marble bust which sold for £27,000 The bust was part of an art and antiques sale from Alison Barker’s estate which was run by Whitchurch-based Trevanion Auctioneers. In total, the auction was the highest-grossing January sale since 2014. At the heart of the auction was Alison Barker’s Estate, a collection […]

artnet: Bonhams has acquired a major Nordic auction house in a bid to accelerate its expansion in Europe

Bonhams has acquired Bukowskis, a leading auction house in Scandinavia, as it seeks to further strengthen the London-based auctioneer’s presence in continental Europe. The acquisition, negotiated for an undisclosed sum, is part of Bonhams’ ambitious expansion in Europe seen over the past 10 months. In April last year, Bonhams acquired The Market, an online auction […]

Bonhams has acquired a major Nordic auction house in a bid to boost its expansion in Europe

Bonhams has acquired Bukowskis, a leading auction house in Scandinavia, as it seeks to further strengthen the London-based auctioneer’s presence in continental Europe. The acquisition, negotiated for an undisclosed sum, is part of Bonhams’ ambitious expansion in Europe seen over the past 10 months. In April last year, Bonhams acquired The Market, an online auction […]

Bedford auction house sells free NHS lateral flow tests in bulk amid nationwide shortage

The morality of a Bedford auction house has been called into question after free NHS lateral flow tests were discovered for wholesale on their website. W&H Peacocks on Wallis Way, Bedford have three lots of PCR and lateral flow tests up for auction tomorrow (January 1). The photographs clearly show more than 100 boxes in […]

Four Year Old Boy, Auction House Donates Toys to Holiday Hope Fund | Local news

Many Lakeway area residents stepped up over the holidays to ensure those less fortunate had a Christmas to remember. Four-year-old Trenton England donated three boxes of toys to Panther Creek Auction and Variety Store as a down payment to Morristown-Hamblen Central Services for this year’s Citizen Tribune Holiday Hope Fund. Trenton’s mother Brittany encouraged him […]

Phillips Auction House announces most successful year in watch auction history with over $ 209 million sold

The Phillips New York auction sales space in December with auction on Lot 1T, the Patek … [+] Nautilus Philippe Tiffany watch blue dial. Phillips in association with Bats & Russo, c: Jean Bourbon Just a few weeks ago, Phillips, in association with the Bacs and Russo auction house, held his auction in New York […]

Must Read: Red Carpet Returns, Christie’s to Auction House of Gucci Costumes for Charity

Carey Mulligan at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. Photo: Matt Sayles / AMPAS via Getty Images These are the stories that make the fashion headlines Wednesday. The return of the red carpet This year marked the red carpet’s triumphant return after a year of watching celebrities accept awards in sweatpants. Now, drawn from the comforts […]

Red Carpet Returns, Christie’s to Auction House of Gucci Costumes for Charity

Plus, digestive health gets beauty treatment. Carey Mulligan at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. Photo: Matt Sayles / AMPAS via Getty Images These are the stories that make the fashion headlines Wednesday. The return of the red carpet This year marked the red carpet’s triumphant return after a year of watching celebrities accept awards in […]

This is the most expensive bottle of champagne ever sold by auction house Christie’s

Someone just took a big hit in their vacation budget. An anonymous buyer on Friday purchased a bottle of Perrier-Jouët champagne from the vintage 1874 for almost $ 57,000, not only surpassing his maximum price estimate of $ 20,000, but also setting the record for the most expensive bottle of champagne. never auctioned by Christie’s. […]

AlBahie Auction House to host first luxury watch auction in Qatar

Doha: AlBahie’s first luxury watch auction will take place on Wednesday December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the AlBahie Main Auction House at the Cultural Village Foundation Katara, Building 22C. With 60 lots on offer including some of the most important brands and models sought after by the watch collecting community, this auction is set […]

Macclesfield Adam Partridge auction house targeted by burglars who stole hundreds of antiques

Burglars have targeted a Macclesfield auction house owned by a famous auctioneer. Three people wearing balaclavas entered the auction house of famous auctioneer Adam Partridge on Withyfold Drive in the early hours of Tuesday, November 16. The thieves broke in between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m., stealing “high value” antiques from his Macclesfield site. To read […]

With a stellar panel of collectors, curators, gallery owners and auction house experts, Asia Week New…

The Diane and Arthur Abbey Collection of Japanese Bamboo Baskets at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Courtesy of Diane and Arthur Abbey) Continuing their series of lively and thought-provoking webinars, Asia Week in New York is pleased to present One Step Ahead: Collecting Contemporary Asian Art, a webinar on Thursday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. […]

TB Auctions acquires online auction house Vavato

Dutch online auction house Tuberculosis Auctions, market leader in Europe, acquires its Belgian counterpart Vavato. The transaction is partly in cash and partly in shares. 440 million euros Vavato was founded in 2015 by Flemish entrepreneurs Kevin Van de Vyver, Pieterjan Van Emelen and Fons Tooten. They have launched an online auction platform to sell […]

Al Kaline’s lot sells for more than double initial estimates, auction house says

Al Kaline ended his career with 399 home runs. Let’s give it one more. The high-profile auction of more than 400 Kaline-owned items turned out to be a major success, grossing more than $ 1.64 million, more than double the initial estimates, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions announced on Monday. . The auction ran Thursday through Saturday, […]

World’s Largest Collector Car Auction, RM Sotheby’s, Will Accept Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency

On Wednesday, the world’s largest collector car auction house by total sales, RM Sotheby’s, announced that the company will accept cryptocurrency payments through Bitpay. The company’s upcoming Guikas Collection sale on November 19 will be RM Sotheby’s first auction to accept digital currency payments for collectible automobiles. RM Sotheby’s announces support for crypto payments via […]

Auction house sells for more than $ 200 million in first fall art auction, led by a work of Basquiat at the height of his powers for $ 40 million

The highlight of the auction was a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat that sold for $ 40 million New York (AFP) – Christie’s first in-person auction in New York since the start of the pandemic grossed more than $ 200 million on Tuesday night, with paintings by Basquiat and Banksy slammed under the hammer. A sign […]

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