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Hermès handbags command top prices at Christie’s

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Hermès Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 35, 2012. Sold for $212,500. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – The top lot of Christie’s New York Handbags & Accessories Online auction on Dec. 10 was a rare Hermès Diamond Himalaya Birkin 35 that sold for $212,500. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

The 138-lot auction achieved $2.4 million with 94% sold by lot, 100% sold by value and 140% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation from 31 countries with 39% new registrants.
Other top lots included:

– a highly sought-after limited edition Ébène Faubourg Birkin 20 that sold for $125,000;

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Hermès Ébène, Gold, White & Orange H Madame Calfskin Leather, Swift Leather, Sombrero Leather, Epsom Leather & Matte Alligator Faubourg Sellier Birkin 20, 2020. Sold for $125,000. Christie’s image

– a limited edition matte black alligator So Black Birkin 35 that realized $68,750;

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Hermès limited edition Matte Black Alligator So Black Birkin 35, 2011. Sold for $68,750. Christie’s image

– a delightful Mini Picnic Kelly 20 II that achieved $52,500.

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Hermès limited edition Rouge De Coeur Swift Leather & Osier Mini Picnic Kelly 20 II, 2019. Sold for $52,500. Christie’s image

Additionally, strong results were achieved for the offering from Susan Casden, a fashion icon and one of the most revered collectors of handbags. Overall, the collection totaled $917,000, with a portion of the proceeds intended to be donated to a museum.

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