Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bonham's Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Convertible US$ 900,000 - 1.1 million
More than 250 of the world’s finest and rarest classic cars were on display for The 2016 Greenwich Concours d’ Elegance at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on a verdant peninsula in Greenwich Harbor, Connecticut.

1935 Ford Model 48 3-Window Rumble Seat Coupe US$ 60,000 - 80,000

1932 Duesenberg Model J Tourster US$ 625,000 - 875,000

1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe US$ 70,000 - 90,000

1935 SS90 Roadster US$ 250,000 - 400,000

1938 Jaguar SS100 2½ Liter Roadster US$ 280,000 - 380,000

1968 MAZDA 110S COSMO SPORT COUPE US$ 150,000 - 200,000

1938 Bantam Boulevard Delivery US$ 35,000 - 40,000

The last Checker Cab in active service in New York City 1965 Checker Marathon Taxi "Janie" US$ 10,000 - 15,000

Very early post-WWII example 1946 Volkswagen Type 11 "Beetle" US$ 75,000 - 125,000

1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible US$ 50,000 - 70,000

1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari Sport Wagon US$ 35,000 - 45,000

1954 Buick Skylark Convertible US$ 80,000 - 100,000

1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Long Wheelbase Kombination Roadster US$ 750,000 - 850,000

1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Convertible Sedan US$ 160,000 - 200,000

1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa US$ 70,000 - 100,000

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nexus Gold Corp. - NXS.v

Nexus Gold Corp. - NXS.v is currently developing two projects in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Bouboulou gold concession is a near-surface exploration project with numerous historical gold occurrences of both length and grade. The Niangouela gold concession is located on the Boromo Greenstone Belt.

On January 24, 2017 the company released NEWS

Nexus Gold Corp. ("Nexus" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NXS, OTC: NXXGF, FSE: N6E) is pleased to report that it has received gold assays from five further samples taken from its Niangouela gold project located in Burkina Faso, Africa.

The Company's exploration team returned to the property in early January 2017 to further investigate the main quartz vein on the Niangouela permit. During this visit the Company's geologists recovered quartz vein material from two separate shafts currently being exploited by artisanal miners (orpilleurs).

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sotheby’s Important Jewels Sale

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Yellow Sapphire, Amethyst and Diamond ‘Licorne’ Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. circa 1955. $ 62,500
Sotheby’s Important Jewels sale took place in New York on September 24th and 25th.

Over 500 lots achieved $18,400,000.

18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Ruby Bead and Diamond ‘Boule’ Ring, Cartier. $ 93,750

Sapphire and diamond stylized bow brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1937. $162,500

Gold, Coral and Coin Necklace, Bulgari circa 1980. $ 42,500

Gold, Platinum, Tourmaline, Opal and Diamond Brooch, Tiffany & Co. circa 1910. $ 22,500

18 Karat Gold, Hardstone and Onyx Longchain, Bulgari, circa 1975. $15,000

18 Karat Gold and Silver Coin Necklace, Bulgari, circa 1972. $ 43,750

18 Karat Gold, Enamel and Colored Stone ‘Parrot’ Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., circa 1965. $ 47,500

Gold, Colored Stone and Diamond Necklace, Carlo and Arthur Giuliano. $ 37,500

Platinum, Gold, Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel 'House' Brooch, Raymond Yard. $ 62,500

Platinum, Diamond, Ruby, Emerald and Onyx Bracelet. $ 32,000




Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, one of just 36 of the cars built, set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California.

The price surpassed the $30 million paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes Benz W196.
The Ferrari was the jewel in the crown for Bonhams’ annual Quail Lodge event on the Monterey Peninsula in California. The auction house said that it was the world’s longest single-ownership for a Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, effectively held by one family for 49 years from 1965 to 2014.

The car sold from the Maranello Rosso Collection and stamped with chassis number ‘3851 GT’ was the 19th 250 GTO Berlinetta made by Ferrari and completed on Sept. 11, 1962.
The car was delivered to the leading French racing driver Jo Schlesser, to be co-driven by himself and French ski Champion Henri Oreiller in the 1962 Tour de France Automobile.

Oreiller later crashed the car during a race at Montlhery Autodrome, south of Paris, and died of his injuries in hospital. A newspaper report at the time said the Ferrari careered off the track and flipped twice after a tire burst.
The car was repaired by Ferrari in Italy and was sold to Italian gentleman driver Paolo Colombo in time for the start of the 1963 competition season.

In 1965 young Fabrizio Violati, the scion of a wealthy Italian family, bought the car. “I saved the car from scrap and hid it from my parents. I only drove it at night so nobody would see me”, Bonhams quoted him as saying.