February 6, 2013 |
With the dust just settling from a record-setting week of auctions in Scottsdale, Ariz., the classic car community is already looking forward to the next event on the calendar: the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The event is held annually in March, in the Florida coastal resort town just on the Georgia border. In addition to the Concours car show, RM Auctions and Gooding & Co. each hold auctions featuring millions of dollars of rare collectors cars. This year will be no different.
June 13, 1999 |
The record price for Hollywood memorabilia was smashed Saturday when pop star Michael Jackson paid more than $1.5 million for producer David O. Selznick's best picture Oscar from the classic film "Gone With the Wind." Jackson, bidding in the Sotheby's auction via phone through an agent against another phone bidder, paid $1,542,500. That obliterated the previous mark of $607,500 set in 1996 for the Oscar Clark Gable won as best actor in the 1934 film "It Happened One Night."
June 29, 1992 |
After three years of record-breaking prices, the market for early black-and-white animated art has retrenched, but color material from feature Disney films continues to appreciate, two major sales Saturday in New York City indicate. The sale of the Herbert Black collection--a major cache of Disney animation--at Sotheby's on Saturday afternoon had been the object of considerable attention within the animation industry.
October 19, 1988 |
A two-day auction of rare books and manuscripts from the Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, Calif., brought about $4.1 million, more than twice the pre-sale estimate, Christie's reported Tuesday. All 662 lots were sold, said Christie's spokeswoman Roberta Maneker. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Roman Catholic seminaries of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The sale had been projected to bring up to $1.