November 28, 2006 |
The Beverly Hills branch of Sotheby's auction house is getting into the holiday spirit today with a one-day show of rare Christmas books, manuscripts, drawings, cards and depictions of Santa Claus. Amassed over 50 years by the late advertising executive Jock Elliott, the collection will go on the block Dec. 12 at Sotheby's New York, where it's expected to bring up to $1 million. * Suzanne Muchnic
November 22, 2004 |
An autographed copy of the classic poem that begins with the familiar line " 'Twas the night before Christmas" will be auctioned at Sotheby's this holiday season. The handwritten manuscript, signed by author Clement Clarke Moore, is one of just four known autographed copies, according to Sotheby's. It is expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 when auctioned in New York on Dec. 3.
November 12, 2004 |
Sotheby's International Realty, one of the toniest names in the home-selling business, strengthened its presence in Southern California's upscale neighborhoods by acquiring DBL Realtors, the companies said Thursday. Terms of the deal, which was completed Wednesday, weren't disclosed. Realtor to stars such as Madonna and Ricky Martin, Sotheby's is a former division of the famous auction house. It was acquired by franchise giant Cendant Corp. this year.
September 13, 2004 |
Staging an estate auction for a recently deceased celebrity can be a crass business, and when that celebrity happens to be named Cash, some unkind puns quickly spring to mind. So give credit to Sotheby's LLC for the massive auction this week in New York that is handling the estate of Johnny and June Carter Cash with as much archival reverence and sentiment as its gavel business allows. "It's a delicate thing, and we know it.
February 5, 2004 |
A prominent Russian industrialist, Victor Vekselberg, bought the Forbes Collection of Faberge Wednesday for an undisclosed sum, Sotheby's announced Wednesday. The collection had been scheduled for auction in New York on April 20, but Sotheby's negotiated the private deal on behalf of the Forbes family. The collection "represents perhaps the most significant example of our cultural heritage outside Russia," Vekselberg said in a statement.
March 12, 2003 |
In what could be the last chapter of years of legal trouble, Christie's and Sotheby's, the world's largest auction houses, have agreed to pay $20 million each to resolve antitrust claims by customers outside the United States. The proposed settlement, which must be approved by U.S. courts, stems from a criminal case in which former Sotheby's Chairman A. Alfred Taubman was convicted of conspiring with former Christie's chief Anthony J.