Category: Auction house

Maryland auction house fined $1.1 million for selling Hitler’s gold watches

A Maryland auction house has sold Adolf Hitler’s watch for $1.1 million. An open letter from 34 Jewish leaders said the auction, which included other Nazi memorabilia, is a “societal indictment”. They said the auction trumped “memory, suffering and pain…for financial gain”. Loading Something is loading. A gold watch given to Adolf Hitler has sold […]

“Live from Abbey Road” – Coinllectibles with auction house SPINK brings music-related Photographic Fusion DOTs

SINGAPORE, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Coinllectibles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cosmos Group Holdings Inc. (OTC: COSG), is once again partnering with SPINK and Son Ltd. to marry its Fusion Digital Ownership Tokens (“DOT”) with a series of photographic images entitled “Live from Abbey Road”. These unique photographic images taken at Abbey Road Studios […]

First wrecked 2023 Acura Integra shows up at auction house, engine and interior toast after severe fire damage

The real-world driving environment called for its first new 2023 Acura Integra. Someone was unfortunately going to destroy the new Integra sooner or later, and a month after the new 2023 Acura Integra went on sale, that day has arrived. The Columbus Ohio branch of Insurance Auto Auction recently listed a wrecked and burnt-out 2023 […]

Blizzard will offer select WoW Auction House items across the region in the next patch

Blizzard Entertainment Updates World of Warcraft‘s Auction House, making certain items available in all regions, instead of being locked to players’ individual servers. Through wow, auction house prices varied from server to server. But in patch 9.2.7, auction houses will share prices regionally for items considered “commodities”, according to a recent development update from Blizzard. […]

Bonhams expands again with the purchase of leading French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr

Bonhams in London continues its buying spree in the auction rooms with the acquisition of the first French auction house, Cornette de Saint Cyr, which will be called Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr. The acquisition is another sign of consolidation in the sector, following Bonhams’ acquisition of leading Nordic auction house Bukowskis; Skinner in New […]

Kakao Games will merge auction house and instances for Evo and new servers in ArcheAge

Kakao Games continues to reshape ArcheAge with their latest change being a much requested tweak from different player factions: merging Auction House and Instances for Evo and Fresh Servers. To ensure the process runs smoothly, the Auction House will be temporarily closed starting June 7 at 3:00 a.m. EST until the maintenance is complete. Any […]

What does the sudden reversal of auction house regulation in New York mean for the art market?

The New York City Council recently passed a series of deregulatory measures that eliminate government regulation of the auction industry, among other businesses. Whether this will help or confuse collectors is uncertain, but it could fundamentally change the way auction houses large and small do business in New York’s multi-billion dollar art market. . These […]

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 […]

Art auction house Sotheby’s will hold an NFT auction for generative art

advertising Art auction house Sotheby’s announced on Wednesday that it plans to hold an auction solely for non-fungible generative token (NFT) projects. Sotheby’s NFT Generative Art Auction aims to include pieces spanning the history of generative art, from the 1960s to the present day, and is scheduled to take place April 18-24. Vera MolnarChuck Csuri […]

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 […]

Auction house rejects Diego Maradona’s daughter’s sensational claims Hand of God shirt up for sale is ‘wrong’

SOTHEBY’S has brushed off sensational claims by Diego Maradona’s daughter that the Argentina shirt up for auction is NOT the one in which her father scored the Hand of God goal. The UK auction house have launched their own investigation and are happy this is the correct shirt. 4 The Diego Maradona jersey scored the […]

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 […]

Bonhams acquires Denmark’s leading auction house, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired Danish auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen, the leading auction house in Denmark. Financial terms are not disclosed. Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers joins Bukowskis, the Swedish auction house acquired by Bonhams in January 2022, and Bonhams Skinner, acquired by Bonhams on March 16, 2022, as part of the Bonhams network of international […]

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. –

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 […]

Phillips donates £5.8m, the auction house’s share of its 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, to the Ukrainian Red Cross

Early-career female artists and British artists were the darlings of today’s auction of 20th century and contemporary art at Phillips in London, but they were never more than secondary in everyone’s mind. Hours before the sale, the auction house announced that it would donate all of its revenue from buyer’s bonuses and seller’s commissions to […]

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 NFT loses $1.25 million on Metaverse property

KanawatTH / Getty Images/iStockphoto Portion, which dubs itself the “first online marketplace” for NFTs, announced the purchase of $1.25 million of land from Decentraland, the 3D virtual world where users can purchase virtual real estate on the platform through the MANA cryptocurrency. See: Retail Investors in the Metaverse – Is It Worth It?Find: Buyout giant […]

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 […]

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