A recent New Atlas article reported the “Top 100 Highlights of the 2021 Auction Year.” It said last year was “quite extraordinary, with almost all auction categories reporting unprecedented levels of participation and sales.” Auctioned items included most of the vehicles from the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road. Apparently, the auction house signed a non-disclosure agreement that kept it from discussing the price. New Atlas estimates the bizarre collection brought about $10 million. Other 2021 auction highlights included seven bricks of compressed dried tea leaves from the 1910s ($1.08 million), a 1953 Rolex deep sea watch that went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench ($2.07 million), and gangster Al Capone’s “favorite” Colt .45 ($1.04 million). Positive social mood fuels the demand for collectibles. One example is fine art. To learn more read “Art Prices Continue to Reach the Stratosphere.”
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