MEDIA ALERT | Out Of The Ordinary: The Online Edit now open for bidding

Online – Christie’s is pleased to announce full details of Out of the Ordinary: The Online Edit which will run from 27 August to 10 September 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE | SOUTH KENSINGTON

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 27 August 2014 

 

THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

PHOTOGRAPHS OF YETI FOOTPRINTS TO BE OFFERED IN  

OUT OF THE ORDINARY: THE ONLINE EDIT

FROM 27 AUGUST – 10 SEPTEMBER 2O14 

Online – Christie’s is pleased to announce full details of Out of the Ordinary: The Online Edit which will run from 27 August to 10 September 2014 offering collectors of all things extraordinary the chance to acquire unusual objects from around the world at any time. A leading highlight of this online sale is a group of photographs showing Yeti footprints in the Memluk Basin (estimate: £3,000 – 5,000). The photographs were taken by Eric Earle Shipton (1907-1977) during the 1951 Everest expedition. Shipton’s photographs ignited speculation about the existence of a Yeti which had been growing since N.A. Tombazi made the first European sighting during an expedition to the Sikkim Himalaya in 1925.

Out of the Ordinary: The Online Edit features items such as vintage posters, an elephant bird egg and a fossilised giant palm frond and will run alongside the pre-sale exhibition for Out of the Ordinary 2014. To view the full sale please visit the dedicated microsite: www.christies.com/outoftheordinary

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

Lot 1006

An Elephant Bird Egg

Madagascar, pre-17th century

Starting Bid: £10,000

Lot 1023

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Reynold Brown (1917-1991)

Starting Bid: £700

 

Lot 1013

A David Linley for Dunhill Architectural Walnut Jewellery Box

circa 1994

Starting Bid:  £7,000

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Public Exhibition:             

Monday 4 August to Wednesday 10 September

Christie’s South Kensington,

85 Old Brompton Road

London 

Online sale open for bids:

Wednesday 27 August to Wednesday 10 September  

 

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.