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section heading icon     landmarks 1985 to 2004

This page highlights some landmarks in the sale of old master paintings, stamps, manuscripts, furniture and other collectibles.

It covers -

     1985

Baden 'Green 9 Kreutzer' stamp (1851) - US$1.7m

Landscape with Rising Sun by van Gogh - US$9.9m

Joseph Rocca violin (1845) - £35,200

bottle of Chateau Lafite 1787 - £105,000

     1986

Bugatti Royale Berline De Voyager (1931) car - US$6.5m

Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak (1632) by Rembrandt - US$10.3m

     1987

Sunflowers by Van Gogh - US$39.4m

Gutenberg Bible (1455) - US$5.3m

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe (1931) - US$8.7m

Equal-Parallel/Guernica-Bengsai by Richard Serra - €218,000

Baron de Robeck riding a Bay Hunter (1791) by Stubbs - US$2.2m

Irises (1889) by van Gogh - £29.5m

The Jealousy of Pierrot by Ensor - US$0.7m

Antonio Stradivari violin (1711) - £165,000

Pope Clement VII (1531) by Sebastiano del Piombo - £180

     1988

Pope Clement VII by del Piombo - £380,000

Acrobat & Young Harlequin by Pablo Picasso - US$37.6m

Le Pont du Chemin de Fer à Argenteuil (1873) by Monet - US$12.6m

False Start (1959) by Jasper Johns - US$17m

No. 43 (Mauve) (1960) by Rothko - US$1.5m

Joseph Guarneri del Gesu violin (1742) - £572,000

     1989

The Mirror (1932) by Picasso - US$26.4m

Mao by Andy Warhol - US$0.44m

Les Noces de Pierrette by Picasso - £28m

La Promenade by Edouard Manet - US$14.85m

Interchange by de Kooning - US$20.7m

block of Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny' (1918) stamps - US$1.1m

Yo Picasso by Picasso - US$43.5m

Portrait of a Halberdier (1528) by Jacopo Di Carruci, Il Pontormo - US$35.2m

La Loge (1874) by Renoir - US$12.1m

Shot Red Marilyn (1964) by Warhol - US$4.1m

     1990

Au Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - £44.5m

Beautiful Grocer (1918) by Modigliani - US$12m

Northumberland Bestiary (1250) - US$5m

Tableau Losangique II (1925) by Mondrian - US$8.8m

Stevenson family tea table (1770) - US$1.2m

Thomas Tufft Rococo-style table (1775) - US$4.6m

Kurfurst Herzog Johann von Sachsen and Johann Friedrich von Sachsen by Lucas Cranach the Elder - £4.8m

The Lock by John Constable - £10.7m

Portrait of Dr Gachet by van Gogh - £47.1m (Saito)

     1991

Penny Black (1840) UK stamp - US$2.4m

Alnwick Bestiary - £2.7m

'Risley Park Lanx' - £100,000

     1992

Contradiction: Oberon & Titania by Richard Dadd - £1.65m

The Old Horse Guards, London, from St James's Park by Canaletto - £10.1m

autograph manuscript of Brudkronan by August Strindberg - US$0.6m

Antonio Stradivari cello (1691) - £605,000

     1993

Roses of Heliogabalus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema - £1.65

Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Michelangelo Buonarotti - US$6.3m

Cornaro Missal (1503) - US$4.18m

Still Life with Apples (1894) by Cézanne - US$28.6m

'Anglesey Desk' (attributed to Marsh & Tatham) - £1.76m

Number 19, 1948 (1948) by Pollock - US$2.4m

Study for Portrait on a Revolving Chair (1967) by Bacon - US$1.2m

White Brushstroke #1 (1965) by Lichtenstein - US$728,500

The Wine Press (1951) by Matisse - US$13.7

Mauritius Blue or Post Office (1847) stamp - US$3.8m

Fatma, the Mulatto (1912) by Matisse - US$14.3m

Woman in a Garden (1873) by Renoir - US$6.7m

Echo (1953) by Braque - US$3.8m

Jetty at Havre (1868) by Monet - US$9.6m

Danseuses Russes (1895) by Degas - US$6.3m

     1994

sculpture of Assyrian courtier and winged deity - £7.7m

La Lecture de Molière (1731) by de Troy - US$5.62m

Leicester/Hammer Codex - US$30.8m

Shot Red Marilyn (1964) by Warhol - US$3.7m

Apple Blossom Egg (1901) by Faberge - US$861,585

     1995

Portrait of the Royal Tiger by George Stubbs - £3.2m

Hawaiian Missionaries (1851) Hawaiian stamp - US$2.09m

The Finding of Moses by Alma-Tadema - £1.5m

Let Be, Let be by Colin McCahon - $631,957

Angel Fernandez de Soto by Picasso - US$29.2m

Antonio Stradivari violin (1711) - £386,500

Seated Woman in a Turkish Costume (Jacqueline) (1955) by Picasso - US$2.5m

     1996

Tre Skilling Banco (1855) Swedish stamp - US$2.3m

The Mirror (1932) by Picasso - US$20m

Henry III gold penny - £145,000

Girls on a Bridge (1902) by Munch - US$7.2m

Honus Wagner T206 baseball card (1909) - US$640,000

Chinese Fish (1951) by Matisse - US$6.3

Nympheas (1908) by Monet - US$5m

Study for Agony I (1946) by Gorky - US$370,000

Charing Cross Bridge (1903) by Monet - US$3.5m

Boy with a White Collar (1905) by Picasso - US$12.1m

Thicket (1890) by Van Gogh - US$26.9m

Beautiful Grocer (1918) by Modigliani - US$6.6m

A View of Geelong by Eugene von Guerard - $1.98m

Portrait of Oscar Miestchaninoff (1913) by Modigliani - US$9.35m

Adam & Eve (1616) by Hendrick Goltzius - US$1.4m

Beggar’s Joys (1954) by Guston - US$1.7m

Scent of Apricots on the Fields (1944) by Gorky - US$4m

Boston sampler (1750) - US$1.2m

Self-Portrait with Raised Elbow (1914) by Schiele - US$1.87m

Apple Blossom Egg (1901) by Faberge - US$1.12m

     1997

La rêve (1932) by Picasso - £27.4m

Seine at Argenteuil (1875) by Monet - US$8.3m

10th century Spanish bronze fountainhead - £3.6m

The Children of the Duc de Bouillon Dressed as Montagnards (1756) by François-Hubert Drouais US$1.2m

No. 14, 1960 (1960) by Rothko - US$5.9m

Manet A La Palette (1878) by Manet - US$18.7m

Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil - US$8.36m

L'Homme au Foulard Rouge (1921) by Soutine - £1.54m

Alma-Tadema Steinway piano - US$1.2m

Self-Portrait With a Palette (1878) by Manet - US$18.7m

Litzlberger Keller am Attersee (1915) by Gustav Klimt - US$13.4m

     1998

'suppressed' Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - US$1.5m

Naked Portrait With Reflection (1980) by Freud - US$4.6m

manuscript of Franz Kafka's The Trial (1920) - US$1.98m

Kreutzer violin by Antonio Stradivari - £947,500

Santa Maria della salute et le grand canal, Venise by Monet - US$11.4m

The Burdett Psalter & Hours (1282) - US$4.5m

Portrait de l'artiste sans barbe by van Gogh - £37.1m

Franklin Z-Grill (1867) US stamp - US$0.93m

Caxton's Canterbury Tales (1476) by Geoffrey Chaucer - US$7.53m (Paul Getty)

Juste-Aurele Meissonier tureen (1735) - US$5.7m

The Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (1625) by Poussin - £4.5m

Bush Idyll by Frederick McCubbin - $2.31m

Chippendale secretaire (1773) - £0.67m

Orange Marilyn (1964) by Warhol - US$17.3m

     1999

Lord & Lady Mildmay of Flete with their children by Alfred Munnings - US$4.3m

Portrait of an Elderly Man (1667) by Rembrandt - £9.3m

Danseuse au Repos (1879) by Degas - US$28m

Three Walking Men I (1948) by Giacometti - US$5.7m

Jean-Henri Riesenerin commode - US$10.9m

Noire et Blanche, Paris (1926) photography by Man Ray - US$550,000

The Jacaranda Tree (1977) by Brett Whiteley - $1.98m

Petit danseuse de quatorze ans by Edgar Degas - US$12.3m

Baron de Robeck riding a Bay Hunter (1791) by Stubbs - £1.9m

Composition in White, Blue & Yellow (1936) by Piet Mondrian - US$8m

Grande Vague, Sète (1855) photograph by Gustave Le Gray - US$0.84m

Nu au fauteil noir by Picasso - US$45.1m

manuscript of E Major Sonata (1816) by Franz Schubert - US$144,900

Still Life with Curtain, Pitcher and Bowl of Fruit by Cézanne - US$60.5m

Rothschild Prayerbook (1505) - US$12.5m

23 bar manuscript (1817) by Beethoven - US$273,440

Robe jaune et robe harlequin (1941) by Henri Matisse - US$11.3m

Louis XVI Astronomical Perpetual Calendar Regulateur de Parquet clock - £1.9m

Dans les Roses: Madame Leon Clapisson (1882) by Renoir - US$23.5m

Patek Philippe Supercomplication watch (1933) - US$11m

Lost on the Grand Banks (1885) by Winslow Homer - US$36m

Le Verrou by Jean-Honoré Fragonard - £5.28m

Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz ruby red slippers - US$0.66m

Factum II (1957) by Robert Rauschenberg - US$12m (MOMA)

Femme Assise dans Un Jardin by Picasso - US$49.5m

     2000

Femme aux Bras Croises by Picasso - £28m

Audubon's Birds of America (1827) - US$8m

The Risen Christ drawing by Michelangelo - US$12.3m

0 Through 9 (1961) by Johns - US$26m (Leonard Lauder)

Portrait of a Lady, aged 62 (1632) by Rembrandt - £19.8m

manuscript chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses (1915) - US$1.5m

Pandora by Dante Gabriel Rossetti - £2.6m

Billy Grace at Cattle Creek (1966) by Russell Drysdale - $1.3m

Death of Constable Scanlon (1946) by Sidney Nolan - $1.3m

Job Townsend secretary-bookcase - US$8.2m

Water Dreaming at Kalipinypa 1972 by Johnny Tjupurrula - $0.48m

Grande Femme by Alberto Giacometti - $US14.3m

Audubon's Birds of America - US$8m

Joseph Rocca violin (1845) - £89,500

     2001

All That Big Rain Coming From Top Side by Australian Indigenous artist Rover Thomas - $778,750

Cicero's De Officiis (1465 incunabula) - US$0.66m

Phyllis and Aristotle (1530) by Cranach the Elder - US$2.2m

manuscript of Celine's Voyage au Bout de la Nuit (1932) - US$1.7m

Le Moteur (1918) by Fernand Leger - US$16.7m

manuscript for Jack Kerouac's On the Road - US$2.4m

Mount Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point (1833) by John Glover - $1.76m

Portrait de Mme K. by Joan Miró - US$12.7m

Baffin Island by Lawren Harris - C$2.5m

La Rue St Lazare (1893) by Camille Pissarro - US$6.6m

1922 Oxford edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence - US$0.85m

Liz Taylor (1963) by Warhol - US$3.6m

Portrait of a Bearded Man, Bust Length in a Red Doublet (1633) by Rembrandt - US$12.6m

Alice wearing a Garland by Charles Dodgson - £55,000

     2002

Massacre of the Innocents (1609) by Peter Paul Rubens - £49.5m

Susan Sontag's papers and library - US$1.1m (UCLA)

Virgin & Child (1520) sculpture by Riccio - £3.3m

The Drunkard pushed into the Pigsty (1557) by Pieter Bruegel I - £3.3m

Un Soldat (1881) by Gustave Caillebotte - £4.3m

Joyce papers - €12.6m

Danaide (1913) sculpture by Constantin Brancusi - £12.3m

L'Empire des lumières (1954) by Rene Magritte - £8.6m

Pichet et assiette de poires (1893) by Cézanne - £11.4m

Le Pot de géranium (1915) by Juan Gris - £5.7m

bronze baboon sculpture by Picasso - US$6.7m

Orestes (1947) by Willem de Kooning - US$13.2m

Au Musée du Louvre (1879) pastel by Edgar Degas - US$16.5m

Grande tête de Diego (1954) by Giacometti - US$13.7m

platinum Patek Philippe watch (1939) - US$4m

     2003

Tete-beche (1849) French stamp - US$1.1m

Shakespeare First Folio (1623) - £3.5m (Paul Getty)

The Chillingham Bull (1836) by Edwin Landseer - £1.27m

Athènes. Temple de Jupiter Olympien (1842) photograph by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey - £0.56m

Woodward & Bernstein Watergate archive - US$5m

Ninth Symphony working manuscript (1824) by Ludwig van Beethoven - £2.13m

'NSW 2' number plate - $680,000

Landhaus am Attersee by Klimt - US$26m

Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped by Henry Moore - US$6.2m

Town and River by Egon Schiele - US$11.3m

Nu Couche by Amedeo Modigliani - US$26.9m

La Femme en Rouge et Vert by Fernand Leger - US$22.4m

L'allee des Alyscamps (1888) by van Gogh - US$11.8m

Spring Celebration (1991) by Emily Kngwarreye - $0.46m

The Outstation by Drysdale - $1.94m

Two Shells (1927) photograph by Edward Weston - US$0.41m

Chemin Montant (1881) by Gustave Caillebotte - US$6.7m

Landscape with arched gateway (1654) by Adam Pynacker - £317,000

     2004

No. 6 by Mark Rothko - US$17.4m

Il grande metafisico (1917) by Giorgio de Chirico - US$7.17m

Seaport, Entrance into the City of Opportunity by John Olsen - $0.54m

Badminton Cabinet (1720) - £19m

A Young Woman at the virginals by Vermeer - £16m

Jazz punch bowl (1930) by Viktor Schreckengost - US$0.25m

Mustard Race Riot, 1963 by Andy Warhol - US$15.1m

Garçon à la Pipe (1905) by Picasso - £58m

A Night Scene with an Old Lady Holding a Candle and a Young Boy Taking Light from It by Rubens - £2.4m

Lavender Bay at Dusk 1984 by Whiteley - $1.17m

Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SSK car (1929) - US$7.4m

The Coronation of the Virgin by Bernardo Daddi - £1.5m

Constable-Maxwell cup - £2.4m

Madonna of the Pinks by Raphael - £35m

cello (1760) by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini - £0.34m

Wise & Foolish Virgins drawing by Edmund Burne-Jones - £0.38m

Stratocaster guitar - US$0.95m

gold 'Calibre 89' Patek Philippe watch - US$5m

Burgomaster of Delft & his daughter (1655) by Jan Steen - £8.1m

Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor car (1935) - US$4.45m

The Dream II (1957) by Balthus - US$12m






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