The Outstanding October Auction Calendar

September saw a wildly successful Monterey Car Week produce over $370m in total sales, which is the third highest ever. This number wouldn’t have been possible without the multiple record breaking sales scattered throughout the auctions, like the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $48.4m. If you missed the action packed week and like to learn more, you can read our recap of Monterey Car Week here. Unlike September, October has a plethora of auctions of all kinds across all the major houses, and the following three are our favourite of the bunch. You can view the full October Auction Calendar at the end of the blog.

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams – Sotheby’s – October 4

This Thursday, Sotheby’s will be working alongside the late beloved actor’s longtime wife Marsha to auction the couple’s eclectic collection of film and entertainment memorabilia, contemporary art, watches, sports memorabilia, furniture and decorative art and more. What makes this auction so special is not that these items belonged to Williams, but that all the proceeds will be donated the couple’s favourite charities. This is an auction honoring a legendary human being with a great cause attached, what’s not to love? In terms of what we love the most in the auction, Banksy’s Happy Choppers takes the cake. This original work is estimated at $400,000-$600,000 and the results should be interesting after the hammer drops in New York City.

October Auction Calendar
An original of “Bansky’s Happy Choppers” will be apart of the auction honoring late actor Robin Williams

 

Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction – Heritage – October 24

The Dallas, Texas based auction house is putting up 643 lots for sale in this signature auction. Chock full of iconic brands like Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre and more, this auction is a watch lover’s dream. You can find all the types of shapes, colors, materials and movements one could ever desire. There are some seriously rare items available scattered throughout the lots, the rarest being a 14k Gold Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona “John Player Special”, circa 1969. With a reserve of $350,000, we are sure to see an astronomical sale price come auction time (online and) in New York City.

October Auction Calendar
Rolex, Very Fine and Rare 14k Gold Ref. 6241 “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona “John Player Special”, Circa 1969. Courtesy of Heritage

 

The Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale – RM Sotheby’s – October 27

As you can tell from the title of this auction, this year marks the 70th birthday of the iconic automotive manufacturer, and this sale includes some seriously astounding cars and interesting Porsche memorabilia (there are even some children’s cars available). One of our favourite lots is a perfectly restored 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight “Sport”. One of just 200 Lightweight RS 2.7s built, this car boasts previous racing history and was 1st in class at the 2018 Porsche Parade. Aside from these accolades, there’s just something about the green accents accompanying its white frame. There’s no official estimate currently, but similar models have seen sales very close to $1m in the past.

October Auction Calendar
A green and white Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight Sport

 

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
Contemporary ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques1-OctHong Konghttps://goo.gl/wKRtWJ
Autumn Fine JewelleryHeritageJewellery & Watches1-OctBeverly Hillshttps://goo.gl/jDoJ8R
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches2-OctHong Konghttps://goo.gl/hKkCmo
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques2-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/7sTE6p
Magnificent Jewels and JadeiteSotheby'sJewellery & Watches3-OctHong Konghttps://goo.gl/s7rDxP
Post War and Contemporary Art Evening AuctionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques4-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/etPTgw
Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin WilliamsSotheby'sOther4-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/7h19G4
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day SalePhillipsFine Art & Antiques4-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/KHs78X
Post War and Contemporary Art Day AuctionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/C9iEvP
The Zoute SaleBonhamsLuxury Cars5-OctBelgiumhttps://goo.gl/CGfUoV
The History of Now: The Collection of David TeigerSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/N4BqEE
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/Z2N4ED
Vacheron Constantin: The Vintage CollectionSotheby'sJewellery & Watches5-Oct15-OctOnlinehttps://goo.gl/M12daL
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening SalePhillipsFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/R6AqRt
Contemporary Art Day AuctionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques6-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/HG2Yqe
Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia AuctionBonhamsLuxury Cars8-OctPhiladelphiahttps://goo.gl/mTvFiD
Impressionist and Modern ArtBonhamsFine Art & Antiques11-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/xb9V9C
Joaillerie ParisSotheby'sJewellery & Watches11-OctParishttps://goo.gl/CSjivi
HersheyRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars11-Oct12-OctHersheyhttps://goo.gl/YRSqu5
Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from the Personal Cellar of Robert DrouhinSotheby'sFine Wine13-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/XbSEh9
Old Masters OnlineSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15-Oct29-OctOnlinehttps://goo.gl/RpgVPZ
Fine & Rare WinesChristie'sFine Wine16-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/Ghdpve
20th Century Art 1900-1950ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques16-OctParishttps://goo.gl/fksy1r
Post-War & Contemporary ArtArtcurialFine Art & Antiques16-OctParishttps://goo.gl/iruRFc
The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Photographs and PrintsChristie'sFine Art & Antiques17-OctOnlinehttps://goo.gl/UcBb7S
JewelleryBonhamsJewellery & Watches17-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/mJ2PxL
Fine JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches17-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/MX8Vru
Editions & Works on PaperPhillipsFine Art & Antiques17-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/T3RdGf
Paris Avant-GardeChristie'sFine Art & Antiques18-OctParishttps://goo.gl/tNLSvS
Art ModerneChristie'sFine Art & Antiques18-OctParishttps://goo.gl/5BC6Bf
Prints & MultiplesSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques18-Oct22-OctNew York
Modern & Contemporary ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques22-OctDallashttps://goo.gl/38t51r
Prints & MultiplesChristie'sFine Art & Antiques23-Oct7-NovNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/RovwkB
Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art & Antiques23-OctLos Angeleshttps://goo.gl/U7Xrr1
Old Master PaintingsBonhamsFine Art & Antiques24-OctLondonhttps://goo.gl/Mkqqj3
Watches & Fine TimepiecesHeritageJewellery & Watches24-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/zUXkTF
The Padua AuctionBonhamsLuxury Cars27-OctItalyhttps://goo.gl/Pehh9f
The Porsche 70th Anniversary SaleRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars27-OctAtlantahttps://goo.gl/TtY7zi
Old MastersChristie'sFine Art & Antiques30-OctNew Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Y5iK5H
Modern EditionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques30-Oct6-NovOnlinehttps://goo.gl/UcBb7S

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