Archive for March, 2011

Swoopo Files for Bankruptcy

Swoopo Files for Bankruptcy

. March 27, 2011 . 0 Comments

Technologizer reports that pay-per-bid auction site Swoopo has filed for bankruptcy, “although the company’s front page claims “technical issues,” documents from a Munich, Germany bankruptcy court indicate its parent company — Shopping Entertainment AG — filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. The company is asking for protections from its debtors, and it has named a […]

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Sotheby’s New York Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Set Record

Sotheby’s New York Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Set Record

. March 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art have concluded, bringing the overall total for the series of auctions to $71,320,518 (est. $17.5/25.1 million), the highest total ever achieved anywhere in New York. All three auctions exceeded their estimates and competitive bidding was seen across all categories and periods. The sales followed an energetic […]

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Moran March Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Results

Moran March Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Results

. March 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

ohn Moran Auctioneers achieved a 100% sell-through rate in several categories of merchandise consigned from private collections to their March 8, 2011 Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction, including mid-century modern design, silver, rugs and Japanese art. Native American artifacts also performed well, selling at a rate of 90%, as did European porcelain and metalware. The […]

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Phillips de Pury & Company To Auction Painting Of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz #5, 1963 By Andy Warhol

Phillips de Pury & Company To Auction Painting Of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz #5, 1963 By Andy Warhol

. March 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

Phillips de Pury & Company have announced the sale of a rare, iconic portrait of the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, painted by Andy Warhol in 1963. The stunning painting will be offered for sale in the Contemporary Art Part I auction on May 12th and is estimated at $20,000,000 / $30,000,000. Andy Warhol, Liz #5. […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Emerald & Diamond Tiara in Geneva

Sotheby’s to Auction Emerald & Diamond Tiara in Geneva

. March 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s will sell the most valuable emerald and diamond Tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years in its sale of Magnificent and Noble Jewels in Geneva on the 17th May 2011. Estimated to sell for £3.1-6.2 million (CHF 4.5- 9 million / $5-10 million), the Highly Important and Extremely Rare Emerald and […]

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