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Art and collectable auctions gaining in popularity

RelishtheSpot_Post34-With the popularity of auction television shows on the rise, many people are realizing that buying goods at auctions is an incredible way to purchase unique, antique and valuable items. For discerning buyers our partner, Christie’s auctions, offer a world of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise.

Recently, Christie’s New York auction house featured the jewellery collection of Elizabeth Taylor. The December sales earned the ranking of being the most valuable jewellery auction ever, which is quite the feat. Earning $156,756,576 for the jewllery alone, the auction took place between December 13 and 16 last year. An assortment of Taylor’s haute couture, fashion and accessories, as well as fine and decorative art and film memorabilia was sold online and at Christie’s New York auction house.

Though some of the jewels, which sold for between $1 million and $5 million each may be beyond the means for many of us, there is a market out there for these extraordinary pieces and buying at auctions is truly a wonderful way to add to your personal collections of art and collectables. I see many clients attending estate sale auctions where entire houses full of extraordinary pieces are being sold. The result is homes full of fabulous pieces, each with a wonderful story behind it

I believe that the thrill of participating in a live auction is part of the appeal. Out-bidding others for a piece you want, relenting to values you see as being too high, attending auctions is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening, a good way to get your blood pumping, and a fun activity that can be very rewarding when you bring home that special piece.
Whether you’re looking for antique pieces, or new items, both can be found at the various auction houses in and around York Region. Markham Auctions, located in Stouffville, offers sales across the GTA, as does the Markham Auction Gallery, while Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers offers sales across North America, including right here in York Region. You can even purchase cars at auctions – a great way to get behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle at a more reasonable rate. Learn more about these auctions at Impact Auto Auctions, located in Stouffville.

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