Saturday 21st July 2018 - Della Bentham
We take a look at the top 5 highest selling lots of 2018 so far by hammer price.
2018 seems to have sped by, we are already more than halfway through the year, Christmas will be here before we know it. We have decided to take a look back at the top 5 highest selling pieces on Easy Live Auction for the first 6 months of the year.
We have taken the top 5 hammer prices from January 1st through to June 30th and there’s a really nice variety of items we must say. So without further ado, we start at number 5.
Sold by Barons Auctioneers on February 27th for £15,300.
According to the vendor this was 1 of 3 known pre-production Press Launch Cars remaining, which were all registered the same day on 21st November 1980, prior to launch a week later, making this the oldest XR in the UK! This iconic 80's hot hatch represented a sure cert investment for the future when it went to auction in February 80's cars are becoming very collectable, that coupled with the fact the car was a pre-production press model helped it reach a respectable hammer price on the day.
Sold By Dawsons on April 28th for £26,000
This beautiful solitaire ring with round brilliant-cut diamonds of approximately 6.80 carats, colour M, clarity SI1 were set within a four-claw setting, came complete with a copy of the GIA certificate. This beautiful ring is certainly a head turner.
Sold by Fellows Auctioneers on January 18th for £30,000
This stunning 18ct gold diamond single-stone ring had a large rectangular-shape diamond which weighed 3.20cts! It also had tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders. It came complete with a report dated 23rd September 2013, from the GIA, stating G colour, Internally Flawless and had an estimated total diamond weight of 3.40cts.
Sold by Victor Mee on 19th June for €37000
This iconic American Airstream Land Yacht Safari Caravan, was a hit with bidders on the day when it went to auction with Victor Mee in Ireland. We are sure the silver chrome bullet shaped caravan will be adored by its new owners helping them to make many new memories.
Sold by Barons Auctioneers on June 5th for £90,000
The E-Type is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever created. This stunning example was a more valuable series 1 model. The 3.8-litre Roadster was fully restored in 2002 and came complete with a DVD showing the work that was completed. The car also came with a Heritage Certificate. Looking at it, it’s easy to see why it commanded such a high price tag on the day.
We can't wait to see what the end of the year rundown will bring, can anything surpass the internet hammer price of the Jaguar? Or will it retain its crown? Check back in January 2019 to find out!