WATCH: Art auctions bring in R29bn in New York

Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio takes a look at some of the art market's biggest hits and misses and the growing competition among auction houses to sell the finest works.

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Sable bull sells for record R27 million

2015-09-25 10:50

A game auction of 41 animals has generated turnover of R137.7m, adding to an industry valued at close to R12bn a year and which is growing at about 10% annually.

How to buy a car on auction

2015-07-19 15:11

The first thing you need to know when buying a car on auction is that it is sold “voetstoots”, which means that you buy the item as is, so you need to make sure you do your homework.

How to buy a house on auction

2015-06-21 15:00

Buying a house on auction no longer means that you are only looking at distressed property sales. In fact, homeowners today are turning to auctions more often as a means to sell their homes as quickly as possible for as high a price as possible. Neesa Moodley has a look at what buyers need to know

McLaren F1 'LM' seeks R150m at auction

2015-06-04 10:23

A deep-pocketed car-lover could buy a rare McLaren F1 when it is auctioned from a collection of 'the finest sports and supercars'.

'Perfect' diamond from SA sells for $22m

2015-04-22 09:42

A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut mined in mined in southern Africa has sold for just over $22m at auction.

Records fall at retro racer auction

2015-02-24 11:45

Four record prices have been set at a the Race Retro auction for classic vehicles. A rare 1991 Ferrari Testarossa sold for R3.6-million!

Caterham and the bailiffs: Latest

2014-10-03 09:50

The Caterham Formula 1 team was visited by bailiffs in England earlier this week and several items were seized. Now it seems the legal beagles might have got it wrong...

Classic Ferrari sold for R404-million

2014-08-18 13:04

A 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO has become one of the most valuable and coveted cars in the world when it sold for R404-million at an auction in California.

Kyalami update: Toby tells his story

2014-07-24 13:46

South Africa's world-famous Kyalami race track is safe in the hands of motorsport's new hero. The racetrack has been sold at auction for R205-million to Porsche South Africa MD Toby Venter.


Historic Ferrari could fetch R371m at auction

2015-10-20 07:55

A historic Ferrari race car, built for F1 racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio, will go under the hammer. It could sell for $28million!

60 rare Porsches to go under the hammer

2015-08-26 11:35

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first production 356 Carrera, 60 of the rarest Porsches will go under the hammer in September.

'Ultimate' Landy 12-seater for auction

2015-07-09 12:31

A 30-year-old, 12-seater, Land Rover Defender wagon that's done fewer that 160km since restoration is for auction. How much, you think?

Nemo's Nautilus six-wheeler for auction

2015-06-19 09:26

There's only two of Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus cars - this one is looking for a new home. See what it's said to be worth...

Sotheby's to proceed with sale of 'stolen' Russian painting

2015-05-31 16:00

Sotheby's says it will proceed with the auction in London of a painting by a famous Russian artist Russian which authorities say was stolen.

'Perfect' diamond mined in SA could fetch $25m

2015-04-21 19:02

An eye-popping 100-carat diamond will be the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York and could sell for up to $25m, Sotheby's auction house says.

Italian icons set to rock Silvertsone

2014-12-22 08:25

If you have some money left to spare after the Christmas Holidays, Silverstone Auctions has a special Italian sports car collection ready for the February 2015 sale.

One-owner E-Type sells for R800 000

2014-09-09 06:39

A rare 1972 Jaguar E-type went under the hammer for more than double its estimate at an auction conducted by Barons in England.

Most expensive Ferrari up for sale

2014-07-28 10:38

Could this be the most expensive Ferrari? A 50-year-old car that was one of only three made was set to sell for the equivalent of R356-million.

Sotheby's partners eBay for art auctions

2014-07-15 10:34

Highbrow art house Sotheby's is opening a door to the masses in an alliance with eBay to make sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world.

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