Christie’s Auction

Christie’s Auction | Commentary | “10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza”

So the summer auction’s continue! Christie’s is holding a Fine Instrument auction in New York and amongst the violins are a scattering of vintage and modern Martin. There are 49 lots with an introduction by Graham Nash who states: “The proceeds from the following 49 lots will benefit the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.”

Before you go rushing into placing a bid, do bear in mind that there are application fees and the Buyer’s Premium for lots below $50,000 is 25% and 20% for those $50,000-$1,000,000. Then there are sales taxes…

so point your browsers to: Christies

Anyway, Here are several highlights.

Here’s a Brazilian rosewood Gene Autry signature from 1994.
Serial number 535404
Estimated sale value: $20,000 – $30,000

Bling anyone?

Koa D50 deluxe #2 of 2
Serial number 925750

1941 D45
Serial number 78631
Estimated sale value: $40,000 – $60,000

1939 000-42
Serial number: 73741
Estimated sale value: $70,000 – $90,000

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