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McTears Versus Bonhams.... Then Versus the Rest!

McTears Wages War on Bonhams… The Gavel is your Weapon of Choice Sir!

Not only did Bonhams and McTears hold their respective whisky auctions on the same day this month; they appear to have subsequently progressed from a bit of competition to all-out war through their respective marketing departments. 663 more words

Andy Simpson

Vintage Apple One Nets Almost A Million Dollars At Auction; Henry Ford Museum Makes Winning Bid

DEARBORN (WWJ/AP) – A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year. 183 more words


Italy To Dominate Bonhams Auction

Bonhams next London sale later this month will be “dominated” by Italian wines, in particular a large collection of Super Tuscans from the Antinori stable. 70 more words

The Drinks Business

Victorian/Edwardian art dealers directory. Part one

Robert (Bob) William Partridge

Born in Bengeo, 1861, Bob was the eldest son of ten children, to Robert and Eliza. Robert senior had built up a successful boot making, repair, and clothier business in Hertford, but when he passed away in 1883, it was left to Bob to step in and run his fathers business. 1,804 more words


Agatha Christie Diamonds = Big Pay Day!

Did you hear about the Agatha Christie story about the mysterious trunk purchased for less than $200 (CAD) that turned into about $80,000 worth of diamond jewelry? 160 more words


Bloodbath at Bonhams as Bears Take Control.

Weekly Auction Watch

9th October 2014

Bonhams recent whisky auction on the 1st of October marked the start of a months lead up to Halloween. Some of the sales results were indeed the preserve of nightmares as the festival of Samhain got well underway in Edinburgh. 449 more words

Andy Simpson

Upcoming auctions Highlights: Bonhams Fine Jewellery, October 7th, New York

Bonhams, one of the world’s largest international auctioneers will offer a large selection of signed Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry in its Fine Jewelry Sale on October 7 in New York. 915 more words