WATCH: Van Gogh's rusty gun used to kill himself has a new buyer

2019-06-20 06:28

A rusty gun believed to have been used by painter Vincent Van Gogh to kill himself fetched $182 000 at a Paris auction - nearly three times the estimate.

The head of a major auto auction house explains why the Porsche 911 is the next hot collectible

2019-03-07 18:49

Gooding & Company head David Gooding explained why there's a surge in interest in the iconic Porsche 911.

Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1.5m

2018-10-04 08:25

A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York for $1.5m.

This sofa inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s lips just sold for R70,000 – but SA wasn’t ready to pay R120,00 for an ‘egg chair’

2018-06-06 17:15

An auction featuring some very high-end furniture left behind a couple of expensive desks and egg chairs, but sure-fire conversation-starter pieces found new homes.

Probe into forced house sales needed

2018-05-06 09:55

If you owe a bank R50 000 and cannot repay on time, you have a problem. But if you owe a bank R1 billion and cannot pay, the bank has a problem, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: How working people were robbed of R60bn

2017-06-15 07:00

Terry Bell maintains that SA has the worst record in the world for sales where houses can be be bought up for as little as R100 and resold days later for perhaps R25 000.

Opinion: Going once, going twice... Auction industry to change

2017-05-28 06:00

Auctions, according to information held by the National Auctioneers Association, date as far back as 500 BC.

Thebe makes bid for auction industry

2017-04-06 18:17

Thebe Investment Corporation has closed on the acquisition of a majority stake in Clear Asset – a move that creates a black owned online auction house.

R90m Clifton mansion for Christo Wiese's daughter

2016-11-25 19:57

A bid of R90m on behalf of Clare Wiese for a luxury Cape Town house in Clifton has set a record for residential property bought on auction in South Africa.

Rooting for regulation

2016-10-02 06:00

From receptionist to director, Teleni Shabangu believes supervision in the auction industry should be expanded, and exclude chancers and bribery.


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.

Incredible classic car collection: 12 rare, historic Jaguars to go under the hammer

2019-03-01 09:43

Some of the world’s rarest and most historically significant Jaguar models will be on sale for the first time.

PICS: German buyer snaps up Knysna castles for R28.5m

2018-07-26 20:59

Three of Noetzie’s "fairytale castles" near Knysna have been sold to an international buyer for a total of R28.5m.

South African art worth tens of millions – and a R250,000 balloon dog – goes on auction in Joburg on Monday

2018-06-03 14:57

Parts of the sale is for "brave collectors", warns the auctioneers, although the top end is packed with perennial favourites like Pierneef, Tretchikoff, and Laubser.

Inside Labour: Spotlight on sale of repossessed homes

2017-06-16 07:28

Auctions of repossessed houses are an invitation to corruption that can involve collusion between sheriffs, lawyers and estate agents, says Terry Bell.

Drop in complaints against auction industry

2017-06-13 18:53

The number of complaints against auction houses in SA has dropped and 2017’s numbers so far indicate this downward trend is set to continue.

Rare Apple-1 auctioned for less than expected

2017-05-21 14:27

A rare working Apple-1, the first computer produced by Steve Jobs' world-beater-to-be company four decades ago, has sold for less than expected at an auction in Germany.

Art investment trends to watch in 2017

2016-12-27 22:01

There seem to be seven trends for art investors to watch next year.

Winelands farm to be auctioned

2016-10-10 18:18

A working boutique wine farm set in the heart of the Cape Winelands is up for auction by the Michael James Organisation in association with Knight Frank.

SOLD: R168m for a buffalo from Limpopo

2016-09-21 07:53

Inala, considered to be one the South Africa's top young buffalo bulls, has been sold for R168m at an auction held at the Thaba Tholo Game Reserve.

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