Squirrel's Auction Watch thread

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#3
That is pretty sweet to have both pair together in one auction but the buyers premium is so outrageous for these Heritage auctions.. I can understand charging 19.5% on auctions up a certain dollar amount but on this particular auction the opening bid is $500,000 which means the buyers premium is $97,000.. Absolutely ridiculous.. Lower the buyers premium and watch the price of the auctions rise.. That would be a deal breaker for me

Side note: I was at a thrift store last week with a buddy and when we walked in they told us to spin the wheel and whatever number it landed on, that's the percentage we could take off our purchases.. I got 27% and my buddy got 65%.. Someone had donated a 6' x 5' glass display case containing a white boxing robe worn by Mohamed Ali that was signed + signed photo + COA and they were asking $999 for it.. I could have bought it for $350 with my friend's 65% off but it was just way too big to manage and I didn't feel like dealing with it. Probably never have that opp again but oh well.. I have no shortage of inventory
 

Bloodshot {ADR}

Subjective Witness
Ninjabro
#6
That is pretty sweet to have both pair together in one auction but the buyers premium is so outrageous for these Heritage auctions.. I can understand charging 19.5% on auctions up a certain dollar amount but on this particular auction the opening bid is $500,000 which means the buyers premium is $97,000.. Absolutely ridiculous.. Lower the buyers premium and watch the price of the auctions rise.. That would be a deal breaker for me

Side note: I was at a thrift store last week with a buddy and when we walked in they told us to spin the wheel and whatever number it landed on, that's the percentage we could take off our purchases.. I got 27% and my buddy got 65%.. Someone had donated a 6' x 5' glass display case containing a white boxing robe worn by Mohamed Ali that was signed + signed photo + COA and they were asking $999 for it.. I could have bought it for $350 with my friend's 65% off but it was just way too big to manage and I didn't feel like dealing with it. Probably never have that opp again but oh well.. I have no shortage of inventory
I would have sucked your dick and paid you $500
 

Beanflicker

BIG SEXAAAY
Ninjabro
#8
Ali will be dead soon, I think Muhammad Ali merch is a great find/buy right now because the second he dies it's going to be news on every channel, TV specials, ect and that shit is gonna sell big.
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#9
I went back there on Saturday and it was sold.. One thing that turned me off about it in the first place was the fact that it was a huge robe and the signature was about the size of a signature on a check.. very small for the piece imo
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#10
Painting bought for $5,212 in 2013 sells for $5.2 million

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/01/us/john-constable-painting/


http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/01/us/john-constable-painting/

New York (CNN)An art enthusiast paid $5,212 in 2013 at a London auction for a painting of an 19th-century English landscape.

That price was well above Christie's auction house estimated value of $760 to $1,200.


This week, however, the painting's price jumped exponentially -- 1,000 times its previous value -- at a Sotheby's auction in New York.
It sold Wednesday for $5.2 million.



The discrepancy in the value of "Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows" is due to a difference of opinion by art experts at the rival auction houses.


Christie's analyzed the painting in 2013 and declared that it was the work of a follower of John Constable -- not a creation of the famed English Romantic landscape artist himself.
But Sotheby's claimed it was an original Constable made in preparation for another work owned by the Tate gallery in London.


The auction house valued the painting at between $2 million and $3 million.


Anne Lyles, former 18th and 19th century British art curator at the Tate, wrote in catalog for the Sotheby's auction that "the present work by Constable was heavily retouched with a dark and opaque pigments which probably dated to the late 19th or early 20th century, in a misguided attempt to 'finish' the painting."

Lyles wrote that this was the reason why Christie's "overlooked" its authenticity in 2013.


"The retouchings on the present painting were readily soluble in the course of its recent cleaning, and Constable's original and brilliant conception has been once again revealed," Lyles wrote.


Christie's, however, said that experts disagree about the painting's authenticity.


"We are aware that Sotheby's have sold this work as by Constable," the auction house said in a statement. "We took the view at the time of our sale in 2013 that it was by a 'follower of.' We understand that there is no clear consensus of expertise on the new attribution."
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Christie's fucked up.. They will lose some business to rival Sotheby's over this
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#11
Iconic Les Paul 'Black Beauty' guitar to hit auction block



Guernsey's Auctions President Arlan Ettinger holds the Les Paul guitar known as 'Black Beauty', which will go up for auction next month

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/31/us-music-auction-guitar-idUSKBN0L32EX20150131

One deep-pocketed bidder will get a chance to own a piece of rock and roll history when the iconic Les Paul guitar known as "Black Beauty" goes up for auction in New York next month.


The electric instrument, which is the original prototype for the Les Paul Custom guitars made the Gibson Guitar Company, will be sold by Guernsey's Auctions at the Arader Galleries on Feb. 19th.
No pre-auction estimate, or reserve price, has been put on the instrument. But some music experts believe it could exceed the record auction price of $965,000 paid in 2013 for the guitar owned and played by Bob Dylan at his first electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.


"This instrument," said Guernsey's President Arlan Ettinger, "is referred to as the grail, the Holy Grail, because it was the first Les Paul guitar made by Mr. Les Paul that gave birth to the thousands and thousands of instruments that bear that name and that resemble this instrument."
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This one is for Ninja, Lance, Huntor & Resin.. Auction starts Feb 19th.. Go getcha' some, son
 

Beanflicker

BIG SEXAAAY
Ninjabro
#14
Shit yeah. Actually I might be putting up my late 90's Peavey Wolfgang on ebay soon. Eddie van Halen's signature guitar, not exactly a black beauty but a beauty none the less!!

 

Beanflicker

BIG SEXAAAY
Ninjabro
#16
^^^that is pretty sweet

what is your go to guitar?
That's the only one I own right now, but I love Ibanez (JS100 is a fantastic value) and I love the ESP LTD series, it's great for playing what I like (rock and metal). I was never big into Fender's or Gibson's to be honest. I owned a Fender Strat but I sold it after getting the Peavey Wolfgang, it's hands down the best guitar I've ever played and I've played em all. It was made to Eddie Van halen's exact specifications so it's hard to beat.
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#17
Big bid: McDonald’s special sauce auction attracts whopping offers

http://fox8.com/2015/02/03/big-bid-mcdonalds-special-sauce-auction-attracts-whopping-offers/

How much would you pay for a bottle of your own McDonald’s “special sauce”?


At least one person is willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars.


McDonald’s Australia is auctioning off one bottle of the sauce on eBay. The top bid so far is $18,000. As of Tuesday, there were still seven days left to bid.
The bottle is just one of only 200 being produced worldwide. McDonald’s says they will not be sold in restaurants or stores.


The winner will get free delivery, and there’s a seven-day money back guarantee. And 100 percent of the auction sale price will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Auction results are tainted because the money goes to charity
 

Squirrel

Half Dead & Dynamite
Moderator
#18
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Beanflicker

BIG SEXAAAY
Ninjabro
#19
Nice. You ever deal with foreclosed houses/property? I read in the paper my city was auctioning off some houses and property from people who haven't been paying the property tax, I guess the condition is you have to pay the back taxes and bring the house up to code.
 

ninjashoes

Classic
Admin
#20
Nice. You ever deal with foreclosed houses/property? I read in the paper my city was auctioning off some houses and property from people who haven't been paying the property tax, I guess the condition is you have to pay the back taxes and bring the house up to code.
If your credit is good and you own a house. Might as well use your credit to buy a fixer upper but you have to be super careful to avoid a lemon or a bad deal which are common.