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 photographs of Bowie performing on stage in the 70s and 80s, as well as a framed 24ct gold plated disc recognising sales of more than 100,000 copies of the album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ in the UK.
The items on sale span the depth and breadth of David Bowie’s career and highlight some of his most iconic moments. Fans can own a piece of music history by bidding on records from his duet with Queen and copies of legendary singles such as ‘Heroes’.
The items in the weeklong auction have been appraised and certified by Catawiki’s expert auctioneer Denny Hoekstra who specialises in records and vinyl. Denny comments; “This particular auction has been curated specially to give fans the opportunity to share personal memories of David Bowie. Whilst collating these items we were able to get in touch with David Bowie expert Jeroen Ras who personally contributed some of his own collection of rare photographs, making this auction an extremely unique moment for fans.”
What is Catawiki
Founded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
We strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
On Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.