I went to an auction the other week, it was at the house to which all the items belonged owned by a 90year old man that used to be named "The Duchess of Cremorne"...The house (which was a talking point in itself) was sold and this was for the contents (all of them..vacuum cleaner included) and his EXTENSIVE Art Collection..
|The Duchess Himself|
At the time it seemed really sad to be at a deceased estate auction but once I read his story I realised he had led the most amazing life and had died just the way he wanted and would most certainly have wanted someone else to take pleasure in all his gorgeous purchases.
My friend Louise told me about it and she was hoping to pick up some aboriginal art whilst I was there hoping to bag a bargain on a Bromley. I am not sure if we were naive or the fact that it was essentially in Mosman where lots of people have more money than sense but we know our prices and all the aboriginal pieces, Bromleys (yes plural as there were many) and even the two Jasper Knights sold for well over what you can get them for on the open market.
|This was stunning and was a bargain at $4000|
|Love David's Belinda..|
|I cockney rhyme we call this "My China"|
There were a few more quirky artists that went for a song like a Zhong Chen worth $24,000 that went for $11,000 but far out who has $11,000 to spend in the first place....not me!!.
|Zhong Chen.. I liked it and was huge but $11k..err no x|
I have bagged some amazing bargains on eBay over the years (Jimmy Possum Sofa RRP $12,000, my cost... $3,000 and only $1,700 after I flogged my old sofa and chair) it takes some searching and often takes time but I think I will stick to that method from now on ;)
|My one that got away....|
Anyone had a success story at an auction? I'd love to hear about it...