Filed under: Auctions
News from last night's auction at Guernsey's in New York City is not good. According to reports, a lot of the memorabilia did not sell. The auction was a bit of a mixed bag boasting everything from Superman's cape to a cast of the Statue of Liberty's nose and may have attracted more of the curious than the ready-to-bid. The nose was expected to bring in between $150,000 and $200,000. A set of jewels worn by Princess Diana were listed with an estimate of $1.5 to $2.5 million but did not reach their reserve price. The AFP quotes Arlan Ettinger, president of the auction house as saying that the reserve prices for some items were very high.
What did sell was a statue used in the movie "The Maltese Falcon." It went for $305,000 dollars to billionaire Stewart Rahr who was at the auction with Leonardo DiCaprio. Two prop tablets from the movie "The Ten Commandments" carried by actor Charlton Heston during his portrayal of Moses went for $18,000.