ARTICLES RELATING TO AUCTION

'Return the Stolen to the People' - Would you buy a drug lord's Lambo? Mexico auctions luxury cars seized from criminals

2019-05-28 15:15

The Mexican government has auctioned a Lamborghini and other luxury car brands - all seized assets from criminals - as part of a so-called 'Robin Hood' programme to help the poor.

A dirty paper plate once used by Kurt Cobain sold at an auction for $22,400

2019-05-23 20:06

California-based auction house Julien's Auctions estimated the value of the plate used by Kurt Cobain at $1,000 to $2,000.

The giant flightless bird that killed its owner is now up for sale

2019-04-25 11:48

On April 12, a cassowary killed its 75-year-old owner. Now, the bird is up for auction along with over 100 other animals from Marvin Hajos' estate.

New online livestock auction site launched

2019-02-18 17:33

A new concept to trade livestock online - Beeswinkel.co.za - was recently launched.

WATCH: Hitler's possessions and paintings go up for auction

2019-02-02 12:31

Multiple items formerly owned by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler are going under the hammer at Weidler's auction house in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.

Hundreds of SA’s premier racehorses to go on auction in Cape Town, R50,000 gets you a starting bid

2019-01-23 11:58

An entire convention centre along Cape Town’s foreshore has been transformed into a stable as it plays host to this year’s Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ Premier Yearling Sale.

Would you buy this one-off 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake for R17 million?

2018-12-18 15:00

Fancy owning a rare Shelby GT500 Super Snake? A cool R17 million nets you this 1967 classic, steeped in history and acclaim.

Another bottle of Macallan just set a record for the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold and the price tag is absolutely mind-boggling

2018-12-01 15:33

A bottle of Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old just sold for $1.5 million (R20.8 million) at auction, making it the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold.

Child brides, virginity, babies and other hard to believe 'items' that people have placed on an online auction

2018-11-20 15:30

Parents recently auctioned off their 17-year-old daughter on Facebook to get married and calls have been made to shut down similar events.

Banksy artwork shreds itself after selling for R20m at auction

2018-10-07 10:30

British street artist Banksy has pulled off his latest prank, self-destructing one of his most iconic artworks moments after it fetched more than a million pounds (about R20m) at auction in London.

 

Watch: World's first Porsche expected to fetch up to R263-million at auction

2019-05-28 12:40

The only surviving model of the world's first Porsche is set to go up on auction, and estimated to fetch a whopping $18-million.

A British 'genius' made 23 pocket watches by hand in his lifetime — and one of those just sold for a whopping R14 million more than expected

2019-05-13 21:32

Legendary watchmaker George Daniels handmade 23 pocket watches during his lifetime. One of those rare watches just sold at a Geneva auction.

This photo of a dressed-up zebra just fetched R1.7 million - a record price for a South African photograph

2019-02-27 06:15

A photo by Athi-Patra Ruga has set an auction record for the highest price ever achieved in South Africa for photography.

No one wanted to buy Hitler's paintings at an auction held in Germany

2019-02-16 09:00

The watercolor paintings were put up for auction at the Weidler auction house in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday.

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Watch: This ‘eye-catching’ but nameless one-year-old South African horse just sold for a cool R4 million

An elite untrained racing horse cost an average of R430,000 at a big auction this week.

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WATCH: Fast & Furious star Jason Statham's Ferrari up for auction

2019-01-03 09:49

Want to own an awesome supercar owned by an action star? Why not purchase actor Jason Statham’s Ferrari F12 Berlinetta recently up for auction.

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Watch: Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and other Star Wars items are up for auction

The most famous original Jedi weapon could sell could sell for R3.5 million.

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Section of stairs from Eiffel Tower sells for €169 000

2018-11-28 12:52

A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for almost €170k, auctioneers announced, around three times the pre-sale estimate.

Banksy booby-trapped a R20 million painting to self-destruct in this bizarre auction prank

2018-10-06 10:03

The famous street artist sold the 'girl with balloon' painting for over £1 million before it self-destructed due to a hidden device inside the frame.

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