BOSTON – A prototype Apollo A7L lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong sold for $49,000 according to Boston-based RR Auction, which concluded the online auction Dec. 13.
DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s Dec. 5-6 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, which realized more than $4 million, had star power working in its favor. An 18K gold Rolex timepiece that had created a buzz in the watch-collecting community ever since its consignment was first announced soared to the top of prices realized when it sold for $578,100 (inclusive of buyer’s premium).
GENEVA (AP) – Christie’s sold the “Pink Legacy” diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it’s a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sotheby’s (BID) on Thursday reported a loss of $27.8 million in its third quarter.
LONDON (AP) – Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.
NEW YORK – Two exceptional bottles of wine each broke the prior world auction record for a single bottle of wine of any size Saturday at Sotheby’s. The two bottles of Romanée Conti 1945 shattered the previous record when they sold for $558,000 and $496,000.
NEW YORK – Christie’s will offer one of the most important manuscripts by the 20th century’s most famous thinker, Albert Einstein’s “God Letter” on Dec. 4. This letter, which is addressed to philosopher Eric Gutkind, combines Einstein’s thoughts on religion, his Jewish identity, and his own search for meaning in life.
NEW YORK (AP) – The sale of a prominent Abraham Lincoln scholar’s collection of material pertaining to the nation’s 16th president brought in nearly $300,000 at a New York City auction.
YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has changed the company name to Hake’s Auctions. The auction house, which has been in business for 51 years, is integrating the new name as they near the opening of their November auction.