On the block
It's a quiet time for auctions this week, but there are some fine objets d'art coming to auction over the next few weeks and in particular Heritage Auctions' Gentleman Collector Estate sale opens for bidding today and concludes 19 January, with many items of immense fascination for the technophile.
On the Block: Farm-find Aston Martin DB4, Newton's "Principia" fetches $3.7m, Hendrix guitar gets $260kA $500,000 farm-find Aston Martin DB4, a $3.7 million copy of Newton's "Principia," a Hendrix acoustic guitar that sold for $260,000 and the only remaining Indian-Vincent prototype from 1949 are the highlights of this week's auction report.
Upcoming auctions include a first edition of Newton's Principia and The North American Indian. Sales last week included an autograph manuscript of Mahler's Second Symphony, Description de l'Égypte, a $3 million baseball card, a 4000 year-old model boat and an Alexander Fleming penicillin culture.