December, 2007

ROYAL FAMILY GOLD BOX BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA BY A KINGS MISTRESS

ROYAL FAMILY GOLD BOX BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA BY A KINGS MISTRESS

On Monday 3 December, at an auction of fine jewellery in Sydney, Bonhams & Goodman sold an important 19th century gold box, with original ownership attributed to King Ludwig I of Bavaria for AUD$234,000. With a pre-auction estimate of $24,000-30,000 auction attendees were aghast when it eventually sold to a telephone bidder for $234,000 – […]

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IronPlanet online auction sells US$13.6 million of equipment

IronPlanet online auction sells US$13.6 million of equipment

An online auction featuring mine and quarry equipment hosted by IronPlanet on 6 December generated auction sales of over US$ 13.6 million. The online auction, which featured nearly 600 items, attracted buyers from around the world. There was significant level of interest from Australia and New Zealand. “It was one of IronPlanet’s most successful auctions […]

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Important New Zealand Works of Art

Important New Zealand Works of Art

As auction festivities draw to a close and Christmas festivities begin, Webb’s would like to thank all who have taken part in our events this year. The final sales of the Webb’s calendar provided some excellent results. Whilst several of the higher value works in the sale were sold conditionally on the night, in a […]

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A Record Jewellery Sale

A Record Jewellery Sale

Not since the height of the 2002 boom has there been a sale as buoyant as our December 5th offering, achieving a result some 20% greater than last year. When viewed through the lens of our currently very strong dollar this is even more impressive, as all precious stones and metals are traded in US […]

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