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The silk hat, acquired by the host of an Italian TV show, is set to fetch around £25,000. A large part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the charity Save a Child’s Heart*, including Catawiki’s full commission fees. Famed for his humility and outspoken concern for the poor, Pope Francis gifted his hat to an Italian TV show host in June 2014 during the general audience in St Peter's squ...
The auction, which features fifty lots in total, includes a Dalmore 50-year-old Scotch (1926), which is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction. Made in exceptionally small quantities, this particular bottle is from one of the earlier bottling runs and while it was put into cask in 1926, is reputed to contain spirit first distilled as early as 1868. Hailed by Dalmore’s Master Distiller, Rich...
Fans of thought-provoking art should get ready to bid as an auction of exclusive artwork by contemporary British artist, Imbue is currently live on Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki. Curated by Imbue himself, the auction features 22 exclusive pieces and original artworks, some of which have not yet been seen before. Stimulating and suggestive in style, Imbue’s bold app...
Following the continued interested in celebrity memorabilia, Catawiki is offering collectors and fans the chance to own their very own piece of silver-screen history with this selection of stunning photography. This particular auction includes photographs of Sophia Loren from the mid-sixties, epitomising the ‘mod’ look that dominated this era. The extensive collection of vintage photography ...
Catawiki’s special auction offers collectors and history enthusiasts the chance to own this unique commemorative coin, which is one of only 25 made. The 5oz coin, which was released by the Westminster Mint in 2006, is estimated to sell between £8,000 and £10,000. Kevin Peacock, Catawiki’s specialist coin auctioneer, comments, “This 90th anniversary commemorative coin was produced to reme...
In an auction curated and supervised by the London-based artist himself, buyers will be able to bid on his most recent works, including two new pieces from Kays’ striking currency work, ‘Sick To Debt’ and ‘Pills n Thrills & Dollar Bills”. These two inkjet prints both come with a handwritten and illustrated certificate of authenticity from Hayden Kays. The auction also includes two origin...
Deposited in marine sediments during the Campanian Age, which occurred between 83.6 million to 72.1 million years ago, this fossil was discovered in southwest Alberta, Canada in the Bearpaw Shales, a geological formation where remains of dinosaurs have also been found. The iridescent surface of this fossil is created from the interference between light waves traveling through layers of thin...
The auction features many rare first singles, original pictures and artwork, presenting a unique opportunity for Floyd fans to acquire one-of-a-kind memorabilia. One lot that is sure to excite fans is an extremely rare test press of Pink Floyd’s single, “It Would Be So Nice” from 1968, presented in excellent condition. The test press is thought to be only one of ten in existence, with a sim...
Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house is offering collectors the chance to bid on the world’s smallest gun, which is no bigger than the size of an average fingernail. The extremely rare 19th century style French ring gun named ‘Le Petit Protector’ is estimated to sell between £900- £1,300. The French-made ‘Le Petit Protector’ is the first documented example of a firearm pla...
In celebration Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house is holding a very special auction of 45 unique and vintage Barbie dolls, all of which have been contributed by the world’s largest collector, Bettina Dorfmann. The auction, which features Barbie dolls from the 60s and 70s, is expected to generate over £11,000 in total sales. On the 9th March 1957, toy manufacturing giant ...
Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki has announced the sale of over 20 photographs by famed celebrity photographer, John Stoddart. The auction showcases striking images of stars including Iggy Pop and Tilda Swinton and span Stoddart’s 30-year career as the go-to photographer for Hollywood’s elite.
Framed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, this extremely rare lot is set to sell for over £1,000. The market for unusual celebrity items such as this show no signs of waning, as a large piece of John Lennon’s hair sold for nearly £25,000 at a recent auction. However, this lock of Elvis’ hair can be yours for just a fraction of the cost, getting fans ‘all shook up’ over the pro...
With the Oscars just around the corner, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki surveyed 2,000 people across the UK to uncover the most coveted Hollywood props and it appears that it’s cars that get the nation’s engines revving; Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger, the iconic flying car from cult classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Knight Rider’s KITT all made the list, whi...
Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki is offering Star Wars fans the chance to bid on one of the biggest LEGO sets ever made - the Millennium Falcon. Unopened and still in mint condition, this extremely unique auction piece is set to sell between £3,000 and £4,000. For those who think that £3,000 is a high-price to pay for plastic should know that experts have suggested LEG...
Last night, Europe’s fastest growing online auction site, Catawiki sold an ancient condom for a record breaking 600 euros. It is an original condom from the 18th or 19th Century and is made from sheep intestine. According to Catawiki, such an old condom is a real rarity with only a few left in existence, most of which can only be found in museums. Condoms from the Middle Ages were made from...
Europe’s fastest growing online auction house Catawiki is offering fans the chance to own a piece of pop culture history – an exact replica of the Pontiac Firebird 2.8 V6. ‘Kitted out’ with a voice activated computer system the car is able to fully interact with the driver, just like the original. Estimated to sell between a cool £26,000 and £35,000 this famous car, which once epitomised the...
With a flurry of engagements over the festive period and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, engagement season is at fever pitch. In fact, research shows that 40% of all proposals happen between December and February.* But with modern weddings now coming in all shapes and sizes, the engagement ring is no exception and as a result, Europe’s fastest growing online auction site Catawiki, has reported ...
Car enthusiasts everywhere are readying themselves as a stunning collection of 35 vintage Ferraris have gone to auction today on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The collection of classic Ferraris up for grabs includes models that are expected to reach sale prices of anywhere from £25,000 to an eye-watering £330,000. Included in this engine-revving selection of cars a...
This week Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction site, has dedicated a special themed auction to David Bowie, showcasing unseen photographs, rare records and framed gold plated discs from his career. The auction, which runs until the 31st January, allows fans from across the world to bid on never before seen David Bowie memorabilia. Included amongst the lots are superb unseen pho...
2016-01-25
This week an auction featuring the latest works from a new wave of exciting British contemporary artists is live on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction site. The auction, which has 149 lots including provocative new works by Hayden Kays and pieces by acclaimed artist Damien Hirst, signals the launch of the new contemporary art category on Catawiki. The works are available to purch...
DATE: 22nd – 25th January 2016 TIME: 12 – 6pm daily LOCATION: The Cob Gallery, Camden, NW1 0SG ARTISTS EXHIBITING: Hayden Kays, Zoe Moss, Matt Lambert, Gemma Compton, Imbue Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house is bringing some of the most exciting British names in the contemporary art world to The Cob Gallery in Camden, London. The exhibition, which will run from t...
Beatles fans should prepare themselves for a Christmas cracker this festive season as a one-of-kind Christmas card, signed by each of The Beatles members, is being auctioned on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The lot in question is a 1963 Christmas card signed by all four members of the group; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Originally a...
Fans of thought-provoking art should get ready to bid as an exclusive auction of artwork by contemporary British artist Hayden Kays is currently live on the UK’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki. Curated by Kays himself, the auction features 20 prints and originals by the London-based artist. Characterised by bold imagery, Kays work often draws from popular culture and art hist...
David Bowie fans should prepare themselves for a bidding frenzy, as an exclusive collection of images including never-before-seen photographs of the musical legend are being auctioned through Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The auction, featuring 40 photographs of the Stardust singer, spanning from 1969 through to 1983, document different moments throughout his care...
Catawiki, the fastest growing online auction house in Europe, has today announced its ambitions to take on bricks and mortar salerooms as it launches into the UK. Traditional auction houses have so far failed to attract UK collectors online due to segmented audiences and the infrequency of auctions. Catawiki is set to open up the auction market with cross-selling opportunities across categor...