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Invaluable February 2014 Auction Highlights Roundup

Invaluable Celebrates a Strong February; Top Lots Sold include Automobiles, Urban Art, Antiques, Historical Collectibles and Fine Jewelry 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:59 am EDT

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BOSTON - Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, today announced strong February 2014 sales results, with top lots sold falling into the categories of automobiles, urban art, fine jewelry, antiques and historical collectibles.  Invaluable experienced a 110 percent increase in gross merchandise sales in February 2014 over the same period last year, as a result of one-of-a-kind merchandise available through the Invaluable platform. 

Noteworthy lots sold through the Invaluable platform during the month of February 2014 follow below.

Automobiles: Two of the top lots sold through the Invaluable platform in February 2014 were through the Retromobile 2014 & Solo Alfa sale by Artcurial Motorcars, including a Bugatti Type 52 Baby (circa 1926) children’s race car which sold for €42,912 (approx. $59,059 USD) and a 1956 Bentley S1 Countryman which sold for €36,952 (approx. $50,857 USD). 

Urban Art: Two noteworthy lots of urban art sold through Artcurial - Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan, including Superman, a 2007 Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, which sold for €58,840 (approx. $80,981 USD) and a 2004 Serigraph of Barcode by Banksy, which sold for €8,450 (approx. $11,739 USD). 

Historical Collectibles: Historical collectibles were a popular category on the Invaluable platform in February, with top lots including an ornate Presentation Sword  that sold for $22,000 by Philip Weiss Auctions, along with two items sold through Alexander Historical Auctions, including a signed document from George S. Patton (1885 – 1945) which sold for $18,000, and the Four-Star Generals Banner used at the funeral of George S. Patton which sold for $14,000.

Antiques: Top lots of antiques sold through the Invaluable platform in February include a Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cartel Clock and Barometer, which sold for $34,375 by Doyle New York, along with a Bronze Scepter which sold for $29,160 and a Porcelain Vase which sold for $21,870, both through James D. Julia.

Fine Jewelry: Several lots of fine jewelry sold through Doyle New York in February, including a Gold and Black Enamel Band Ring which sold for $18,750, a Platinum and Diamond Ring which sold for $15,000 and a Pair of Platinum  Pink Sapphire and Diamond Pendant-Earclips which sold for $18,750.

About Invaluable

Invaluable is the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, featuring a live online bidding platform that allows collectors to bid in real-time in premiere auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and ecommerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auctioneers with marketing and e-commerce solutions across Invaluable and AuctionZip web properties, as well as access to RFC Systems, the company’s auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com.

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This Bugatti Type 52 Baby (circa 1926) children’s race car sold for €42,912 on Invaluable in February 2014.
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This Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cartel Clock and Barometer sold for $34,375 through Invaluable in February 2014.
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Superman, a 2007 Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, sold for €58,840 on Invaluable in February 2014.

Contact:

Colleen McCormick
Director of Communications
Phone: 617-746-9825
Email: cmccormick@invaluable.com