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James Kerr's Blog – March 2011 Archive (1)

Vienna auction farce

The conduct of yesterday's (March 25th) photograph auction at Dorotheum in Vienna left a sour taste in the mouths of many buyers - mine included, where purchasers of most of the 19th century section found their winning bids cancelled.

The auction house had received a large consignment of 19th century prints from a geographical association and had divided it into 55 lots. The majority of lots sold, many at or above estimate.

I bought several lots and left the room. When I went…

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Added by James Kerr on March 26, 2011 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

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