Pete’s Posts

  • $25 million Vase Found in a Shoebox
    by Peter Thorogood on June 13, 2018 at 6:46 am

    A French family found a porcelain vase, intricately decorated with animals, trees and embellishments, in an old shoebox in their attic. It sold at auction for €16.2 million euros ($au25.1 million).  Continue Reading »

  • Sell It Again, Sam
    by Peter Thorogood on August 10, 2017 at 4:58 am

    An Italian poster for the movie Casablanca has sold for $us478,000 ($au606,000) - the equal second highest price paid at auction for a move poster.  Continue Reading »

  • Baseball Card Sells for More than $3 million
    by Peter Thorogood on November 8, 2016 at 4:24 am

    In October, 2016, Goldin Auctions smashed the record auction price for a baseball card by selling a Honus Wagner baseball card for $US 3,120,000.  Continue Reading »

  • Keep Calm and Don’t Worry about the Price
    by Peter Thorogood on August 8, 2016 at 4:25 am

    The "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster was designed by the UK Ministry of Information in 1939 to represent a message from King George VI to try to prevent widespread panic in the face of a possible German invasion. It has now gone on sale at Manning Fine Arts in London.  Continue Reading »

  • Provenance Adds $40 million to the Value of a Bed
    by Peter Thorogood on July 8, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Dismantled pieces of a carved four-poster bed, which had been left in a Chester hotel car park, were sold online in 2010 for £2,200 ($au4,500) as a 19th century revival. It is now valued as a national treasure at £20 million ($au41,500).  Continue Reading »

  • Monster Poster Price
    by Peter Thorogood on April 23, 2015 at 4:27 am

    A poster for the 1931 “Frankenstein” movie, starring Boris Karloff, has been sold by Heritage Auctions in Dallas for $262,900 ($au338,000) - a new record for an insert movie poster  Continue Reading »

  • High Prices for Corkscrews
    by Peter Thorogood on November 30, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Until now, only one example of a Charles Osborne corkscrew was known. In November, another version appeared on French eBay. It sold for €22,410 ($au 31,000). The next day, a second Osborne corkscrew appeared.  Continue Reading »

  • Record Price for Pocket Watch
    by Peter Thorogood on November 12, 2014 at 2:27 am

    A gold pocket watch made by Patek Philippe for Henry Graves, a New York banker, in 1933 has sold for a record $27 million at auction in Geneva. The previous record, set 15 years ago, was $12 million.  Continue Reading »

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