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section heading icon     2005 onwards

This page highlights some landmarks in the sale of old master paintings, stamps, manuscripts, furniture and other collectibles since 2004.

It covers -

     2005

Ten Thousand Mile Landscape (1968) by Chang Ta-chien - £5m

Ming jar - £15.7m

Child with a Toy Hand Grenade, Central Park (1962) photograph by Diane Arbus - US$0.41m

Sizilianerin mit grünem Shawl (1912) by Alexej Jawlensky - US$5.16m

pickled shark by Damien Hirst - US$8m (Steven Cohen)

Cache-Cache (1873) by Berthe Morisot - US$4.6m

Yellow Nude (1907) watercolour by Picasso - US$12.5m (Olivier Berggruen)

block of Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny' (1918) stamps - US$2.7m

Bird in Space by Constantin Brancusi - US$27.45m

'Wenlok Tankard' - £750,000

The Bucintoro at the Molo, Venice, on Ascension Day (1754) by Canaletto - £11.4m

View of the Grand Canal from Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto by Canaletto - £18.6m

ivory silk coat (1914) by Paul Poiret - US$168,500

La Blanchisseuse (1886) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - £12.6m

Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J. (1967) by Diane Arbus - US$0.47m

John Murray archive - £31.2m

Kindred Spirits (1849) by Asher Durand - US$35m

La nuit (1902) sculpture by Aristide Maillol - US$2.8m

Macclesfield Psalter - US$3.2m

Head of St Joseph by Andrea del Sarto - US$11.8m

Le Grand Canal (1908) by Monet - US$11.5m

Yuan Dynasty blue & white jar - £15.6m

Norman Mailer literary archive - US$2.5m (Uni of Texas)

All You Need Is Love manuscript by John Lennon - US$1.25m

Femme au grand chapeau (1906) by Kees Van Dongen - £5m

first edition of Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543) - £0.66m

Young Garden (Rhythms) (1927) by Paul Klee - US$2.8m

pair of white Meissen porcelain herons (1732) by Johann Joachim Kändler - US$6.79m

Les Constructeurs (1921) by Leger - US$4.8m

Guyuexuan 'Pheasant' vase - US$14.8m

self portrait by Max Beckman - US$16.8m

Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol - US$12.6m

Red Haired Man on a Chair (1962) by Lucian Freud - £4.1m

first edition of Carl Linnaeus's Systema naturae (1735) - £0.28m

Cubi XXVIII (1965) by David Smith - US$23.8m

Fabergé Gold, Gilded Silver and Translucent Desk Clock - US$1.24m

Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe car (1934) - US$2.7m

Fabergé Gold Cigarette Box - US$1.02m

Tete de Diego (1958) Giacometti - US$1.2m

Beaten Track by Rosalie Gascoigne - $0.37m

Homage to Matisse (1954) by Rothko - US$22.4m

dedication copy of Luca Pacioli's Somma di aritmetica geometrica proporzioni e proporzionalita (1494) - £0.53m

Louis XVI Ebony Bureau Plat & Cartonnier (1770) attributed to Joseph Baumhauer - US$4.7m

Madonna (1895) lithograph by Munch - €0.635m

Safavid 'Animal & Tree' Carpet - US$2.03m

     2006

Summer Day (1904) by Edvard Munch - £6.2m

'Borromeo Madonna' (1450) terracotta by Donatello - US$4.5m

Le Boeuf Écorché (1924) by Chaim Soutine - £7.8m

L'Oiseau au Plumage Deploye Vole vers l'Arbre Argente by Joan Miro - US$10.2m

Deux Femmes (1902) by Paul Gauguin - £12.33m

Flowers in a Terracotta Pot by Jan van Huysum - US$7.29m

George Washington at Princeton (1779) by Charles Willson Peale - US$21.2m

Les Rameurs (1912) by Goncharova - £1.2m

The Peaceable Kingdom (1847) by Edward Hicks - US$3.15m

Oberon & Titania on a Lily watercolor by William Blake - US$0.52m

Study From Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velazquez by Francis Bacon (1959) - £5.26m

Hot Wind (1889) by Conder - $936,000

Man in a String Chair (1988) by Lucian Freud - £4.15m

Elogio de la Arquitectura IV sculpture (1990) by Eduardo Chillida - £1.24m

Tree on Primrose Hill by Frank Auerbach - £433,600

Te poipoi, Le Matin (1892) by Gauguin - US$39.2m

Ein Roter (1966) by Georg Baselitz - £1.24m

New Atlantis (1933) by De Maistre - $630,000

Coenwulf gold coin (c821) - £357,832 (British Museum)

The Pond-Moonlight (1904) photograph by Edward Steichen - US$2.9m

An Afternoon in the Tuileries Gardens by Adolph Menzel - £3.2m

Opus 361 by Robert Klippel - $0.55m

Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (1941) by Ansel Adams - US$609,000

Giudecca, La Donna della Salute & San Giorgio by JMW Turner - US$35.9m

The Bar (1954) by John Brack - $3.12m

L'Arlesienne, Madame Ginoux (1890) by van Gogh - US$40.3m

The Rest (1932) by Picasso - US$34.7m

Pfeile by Kandinsky - US$3.8m

Large Four Piece Reclining Figure sculpture by Moore - US$5m

Reclining Figure sculpture by Moore - US$3.6m

Death of the Strong Wicked Man (1805) watercolour by Blake - US$1.5m

Dora Maar With Cat (1941) by Picasso - sold for $95.2 m

Beach Scene Nuns Nurse photo by John Baldessari - US$744,000

baseball signed (1961) by Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe - US$191,200

Untitled, 1993 (93-1 Ballantine) by Donald Judd - US$2.7m

Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can (1962) by Andy Warhol - US$11.7m

Two Women (Study for Clamdigger) (1961) by de Kooning - US$5.7m

Aqualung (1985) by Koons - US$4.6m

Away from the Flock, Divided (lamb in formaldehyde) by Hirst - US$3.3m

Sinking Sun (1964) by Lichtenstein - US$15.6m

Hongwu period Ming vase - £5.3m

Figure with Rays of Light (Arctic Group III) by Lawren Harris - C$1.1m

The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise (watercolour) by JMW Turner - £5.8m

four US Revolutionary War battle flags - US$17.3m

Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) by Klimt - US$135m

Herbstsonne (1914) by Schiele - £11.76m

The Splash (1966) by David Hockney - £2.92m

Jeanne Hebuterne Au Chapeau (1919) by Modigliani - £16.36m

False Start (1959) by Johns - US$80m

six-magnum case of 1945 Château Mouton Rothschild - US$0.34m

Police Gazette (1955) by de Kooning - US$63.5m

No. 5, 1948 (1948) by Pollock - US$140m

Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912) by Klimt - US$87.9m

Venice (1925) by Alexandra Exter - £478,500

Birch Forest (1903) by Klimt - US$40.3m

Houses at Unterach on the Attersee (1916) by Klimt - US$31m

Man with an Axe (1891) by Gauguin - US$40.3m

Breaking Home Ties (1954) by Rockwell - US$15.4m

The Gross Clinic (1875) by Eakins - US$68m

Woman III (1953) by de Kooning - US$137.5m

Audrey Hepburn's LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - £467,200

     2007

Saint James the Greater (1661) by Rembrandt - US$25.8m

Type 57 Bugatti coupe (1938) - US $825,500

White Canoe (1991) by Peter Doig - £5.7m

Camden Theatre in the Rain (1977) by Auerbach - £1.9m

Les maisons dans les arbres (1914) by Leger - £6.2m

99 Cent II, Diptych (2001) by Andreas Gursky - £1.7m

Les Deux Soeurs by Renoir - £6.8m

Study for Portrait II (1956) by Bacon - £14m

L'Homme au Foulard Rouge (1921) by Soutine - £8.75m

La Foire aux Oignons (1907) by Dufy - £4.0m

Brigitte Bardot (1974) by Warhol - US$10.6m

Le Loing à Moret, en été (1891) by Sisley - £2.9m

Saxton Atlas of England & Wales (1590) - £669,600

John Bythesea's Victoria Cross (1857) - £155,000

Flirtation (1954) by Albert Tucker - $840,000

Still Life with Green Melon (1902) by Cézanne - US$25.5m

Jesuiten III (1915) by Lyonel Feininger - US$23.2m

Type 37A Bugatti - US$489,500

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider (1932) - US$3m

Man Walking in the Morning Sun (1950) by Giacometti - US$7.4m

Velocità d’automobile + Luci (1913) by Giacomo Balla - US$3.5m

White Center (Yellow, Pink & Lavender on Rose) (1950) by Rothko - US$72.8m

Study From Innocent X (1962) by Bacon - US$52.6m

Green Car Crash (1963) by Warhol - US$71.7m

Untitled I (1981) by De Kooning - US$18m

Stack (1977) by Donald Judd - US$9.8m

Lemon Marilyn (1962) by Warhol - US$28m

Earth's Creation (1995) by Kngwarreye - $1.056m

Pine Tree & Red House, Winter (1924) by Lawren Harris - C$2.87m

Napoleon's sword (1800) - £3.2m

The Olgas For Ernest Giles (1985) by Whiteley - $3.48m

Fisher-Fox family table by the Garvan Carver - US$6.76m

Garden of Earthly Delights III (2003) by Raqib Shaw - US$5.4m

A City Bus Station (1986) by Smart - $900,000

John Batman Meets Eliza Callaghan by Tucker - $840,000

Lorenzo de' Medici by Raphael - £18.5m

Honus Wagner T206 baseball card (1909) - US$2.8m

Lullaby Spring (2002) by Hirst - £9.6m

Duesenberg Model SJ cabriolet car (1937) - US$2.8m

Danseuse dans le fauteuil, sol en Damier (1942) by Matisse - US$21.7m

Warlugulong (1977) by Tjapaltjarri - $2.4m

L'Odalisque, Harmonie Bleue (1937) by Matisse - US$33.6m

Seated Woman in a Turkish Costume (Jacqueline) (1955) by Picasso - US$27.5m

Portrait of Vallier (1904-6) by Cézanne - US$17.4m

Portrait of Oscar Miestchaninoff (1913) by Modigliani - US$30.84m

first edition of Wuthering Heights (1847) by Bronte - £114,000

Study for Bullfight No 1, 2nd Version (1969) by Bacon - US$41m

Liz Taylor (1963) by Warhol - US$21m

Self Portrait (1969) by Bacon - US$29.5m

Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold) by Koons - US$23.6m

Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny' (1918) stamp - US$977,500

Bride of Frankenstein poster (1935) - US$334,600

Grey Day, North Shore, Lake Superior (1923) by Harris - C$1.78m

Northern Lights (1917) by Thomson - C$1.15m

Snow Patches, Boston Corners, New York (1917) by David Milne - C$1.437m

Faberge 'cockerel' egg (1905) - £9m

Pod of Drawers (1987) by Marc Newson - US$1.04m

Gary Cooper as 'The Texan' (1930) by Rockwell - US$5.92m

The Intruder (1971) by Wyeth - US$5.75m

Sunset at Sea (1911) by Hassam - US$3.7m

Elamite 'Guennol Lioness' sculpture - US$57.16m

Frauen under einem Wasserfall (1912) by Marc - US$20.2m

Picking Apples (1909) by Goncharova - £4.9m

Arkie Under the Shower (1986) by Whiteley - $1.68m

Violet and Gold (1911) by McCubbin - $1.32m

Harold Pinter archive - £1.1m

Magna Carta - US$21.3m

     2008

Femme a Chapeau (1938) by Picasso - US$11.3m

Weidende Pferde III (1910) by Marc - US$24.3m

Mutter und Kind (1910) gouache by Schiele - £2.9m

L'Ouled Nail (1910) by Van Dongen - £6.5m

St Catherine (1505) by Tilman Riemenschneider - US$6.3m

Young Lady Holding Grapes & Apples (1528) by Cranach the Elder - US$5.1m

Phyllis and Aristotle (1530) by Cranach the Elder - US$4m

Dainichi Nyorai (1193?) sculpture attributed to Unkei - US$14.37m

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

Triptych 1974-77 (1977) by Bacon - £26.34m

Vase au guerrier japonais (1905) by Redon - US$4m

Bloodline: Big Family No. 3 (1995) by Zhang Xiaogang - US$6m

Triceratops skeleton - £400,000

Le Pont du Cheminde Fer à Argenteuil (1873) by Monet - US$41.4m

Étude pour La Femme en Bleu (1919) by Léger - US$35m

Zirkus mit Dromedaren (1920) by Max Pechstein - US$3.8m

Girls on a Bridge (1902) by Munch - US$27.5m

Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (1995) by Freud - US$33.64m

MG9 (1962) by Yves Klein - US$23.5m

Overdrive (1963) by Rauschenberg - US$14.6m

IKB1 (1960) by Klein - US$17.4m

Triptych (1976) by Bacon - US$86.3m

No. 15 (1952) by Rothko - US$50.4m

Double Marlon (1966) by Warhol - US$32.5m

letter on religion (1954) by Albert Einstein - US$404,000

Charles Dickens' desk - £433,250

Shakespeare first folio - £445,250

De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543 edition) by Copernicus - US$2.2m

Bassin aux Nymphéas (1919) by Monet - US$80.4m

The Flowers (1912) by Goncharova - US$10.8m

Dancers at the Bar (1880) by Degas - US$26.5m

Collioure, Les Balancelles (1887) by Signac - US$5.8m

Three Studies for Self-Portrait (1975) by Bacon - US$34.4m

Balloon Flower (Magenta) (1995) by Koons - US$25.7m

Stevenson family tea table (1770) - US$5.41m

Naked Portrait With Reflection (1980) by Freud - US$23.5m

La Surprise (1718) by Watteau - £12.3m

12th century key to the Kaa'ba in Mecca - £9.2m

Portrait of Willem van Heythuysen (1638) by Hals - £7m

Pope on the Thames at Twickenham (1808) by Turner - £5.4m

Futurist Danseuse (1915) by Severini - for £15m

Belle Ile en Mer (1904) by Russell - $1.56m

Venus Urania by Giambologna - £3.8m

Concetto Spaziale, Forma (1957) by Lucio Fontana - £1.04m

Skulls (1976) by Warhol - US$7.5m

Danseuse au Repos (1879) by Degas - US$37m

Suprematist Composition (1916) by Malevich - US$60m

Vampire (1894) by Munch - US$38.1m

Livre, Pipe et Verres (1915) by Juan Gris - US$20.8m

Study for Improvisation 3 (1909) by Kandinsky - US
$16.8m

Three Walking Men I (1948) by Giacometti - US$11.4m

Klein’s Archisponge RE 11 (1960) by Klein - US$21.3m

Beggar’s Joys (1954) by Guston - US$10.1m

Interior with Red Wall (1991) by Lichtenstein - US$7m

Abstraktes Bild (710) (1989) by Richter - US$14.8m

Untitled (Boxer) (1982) by Basquiat - US$13.5m

La Loge (1874) by Renoir - US$14.8m

Pharmacy (1943) by Joseph Cornell - US$3.7m

pair of Senufo Ancestor Figures ('Rosenthal Primordial Couple') - US$4m

East Sepik River Sawos Ancestral Malu Board - US$1.3m

Bindo Altoviti (1551) by Girolamo da Carpi - £3.06m

Au Divan japonais (1887) by Seurat - €4.9m

Tête de mort et livre (1946) by Picasso - €1.1m

Sie Kommen (Naked and Dressed) Paris (1981) by Helmut Newton - US$0.66m

     2009

Temple of Jupiter Panellenius Restored (1814) by Turner - US$13m

Bagpipe Player in Profile (1624) by Hendrick ter Brugghen - US$10.2m

Portrait of a Man, Half-length, with arms akimbo (1658) by Rembrandt - US$33.2m

1952 Melbourne Cup - $86,400

Peasant Wedding Procession (1630) by Breughel the Younger - US$4.5m

Prometheus (1630) by de Ribera - £3.8m

Baron de Robeck riding a Bay Hunter (1791) by Stubbs - US$3.3m

The Jealousy of Pierrot by Ensor - US$5.38m

Beautiful Breath, Eau de Violets (1920) by Man Ray - US$10.1m

Madame L.R. (1917) by Brancusi - US$33.3m

Dramatic & Mild (1932) by Kandinsky - US$10.6m

Cowslips on a Blue and Pink Carpet by Matisse - €32m

Tamerlane & Other Poems (1827) by Poe - US$0.66m

L'Homme Qui Chavire (1950) by Giacometti - US$19.3m

Venice (1925) by Exter - £1m

letter by George Washington (1787) - US$3.2m

'For Annie' manuscript by Poe - US$0.83m

Cormac McCarthy's typewriter - US$0.25m

     2010

First Class Marksman (1946) by Nolan - $5.4m

Walking Man I (1947) by Giacometti - US$104.3m

Church in Cassone (Landscape with Cypresses) by Klimt - US$43.2m

Dectective Comics 27 (1939) - US$1.075

Action Comics 1 (1938) - US$1.1m

Sitzende Frau mit violetten struempfen (1917) by Schiele - US$7.79m

La Gitane (1911) by van Dongen - US$11.2m

Espagnole (1916) by Goncharova - US$10.2m

Pasha & Bayadere (1858) photograph by Roger Fenton - £109,000

Kirman 'vase' carpet - £6.2m

Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe (1936) - US$28m

Man Struck by Lightning—2 Witnesses (1982) by Jean-Michel Basquiat - US$4.8m

Flag (1960) by Johns - US$28.6m

Bouquet de Fleurs Pour le Quatorze Juillet (1919) by Monet - US$28.6m

Effet de Printemps a Giverny (1890) by Monet - US$13.5m

Fin d’Apres-Midi (1880) by Monet - US$6.2m

Jean Hebuterne au Collier (1916) Modigliani - US$12.5m

Femme au Grand Chapeau. Buste (1965) by Picasso - US$8.2m

Thinker (1880) by Rodin - US$11.8m

Untitled (Stardust) (1983) by Basquiat - US$7.2m

Self-Portrait With a Palette (1878) by Manet

Flag (1958) by Johns - US$110m

Tete (1910-12) by Modigliani - £35.7m

Personnage (1960) by Picasso - US$15m

A Day in the Life manuscript by John Lennon - US$1.2m

A Family Sketch manuscript (1896) by Samuel Clemens - US$242,500

Manet A La Palette (1878) by Manet - US$37.7m

Arbres a Collioure (1905) by Derain - US$26.9m

Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park (1938) by Ansel Adams - US$722,000

Odalisques Jouant Aux Dames (1928) by Matisse - US$20.1m

set of three Marilyn Monroe Chest X-rays (1954) - $US45,000

lock of Napoleon's hair - $15,500

Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino (1839) by Turner - US$44.9m

Qianlong vase - US$34.2m

Nude Sitting On Sofa by Modigliani - US$68.9m

Back IV by Matisse - US$48.8m

Men in Her Life (1962) by Warhol - US$63.4m

Ohhh ... Alright (1964) by Lichtenstein - US$42.6m

Coca-Cola (4) (1961) by Warhol - US$35.3m

Qianlong vase - US$69.5m




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