“In the majority of cases, where the actual purchaser has no practical knowledge, and his resources are ample, the saleroom is a dearer market than the shop, if the property offered is that of an eminent person and is of high character; and even in obscurer sales bargains of any moment are only to those who are experts and are on the spot.”
“Among the bidders in the saleroom was a woman who had loved”
“It drew great admiration both at the exhibition and in the saleroom, Outred added.”
“An idea of the size of the royal discount can be gathered from the relative purchasing power of the British pound today; using the retail price index the sum amounts to £4,730, using average earnings, it comes to £14,500—neither figure anywhere near today's saleroom prices for Fabergé.”
“Phillips's Park Avenue saleroom was packed with marquee collectors like Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad , Chicago collector Stefan Edlis , London jeweler Laurence Graff and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who paid $1.4 million for Damien Hirst 's butterfly mosaic, "Disintegration—The Crown of Life," over its $1.2 million low estimate.”
“At Holt's last main auction March 24, the saleroom was filled to capacity.”
“Christie's Rockefeller Plaza saleroom was packed with collectors like Andrew Saul , a partner in New York investment firm Saul Partners, and Donald Bryant , a postwar art collector who runs a Saint Louis, Mo., firm that assists with estate planning.”
“The early frenzy over the Stills helped stoke the competitive energy in Sotheby's York Avenue saleroom, which included everyone from Miami collectors Don and Mera Rubell to tabloid favorite and oil heir Brandon Davis.”
“In a Chester saleroom today George Best's 1968 European Cup winner's medal comes under the hammer along with some of the late superstar's other awards, including an apparently rare Fabergé egg specially created to celebrate the same fabled 4-1 victory by Manchester United at Wembley.”
“I'm pretty certain such tackle would be sent promptly to a saleroom these days, such is the increasing rarity of equipment that is a talisman from the day before yesterday.”
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