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 Kong
Autumn Fine JewelleryHeritageJewellery & Watches1-OctBeverly Hills
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches2-OctHong Kong
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques2-OctNew York
Magnificent Jewels and JadeiteSotheby'sJewellery & Watches3-OctHong Kong
Post War and Contemporary Art Evening AuctionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques4-OctLondon
Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin WilliamsSotheby'sOther4-OctNew York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day SalePhillipsFine Art & Antiques4-OctLondon
Post War and Contemporary Art Day AuctionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondon
The Zoute SaleBonhamsLuxury Cars5-OctBelgium
The History of Now: The Collection of David TeigerSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondon
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondon
Vacheron Constantin: The Vintage CollectionSotheby'sJewellery & Watches5-Oct15-OctOnline
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening SalePhillipsFine Art & Antiques5-OctLondon
Contemporary Art Day AuctionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques6-OctLondon
Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia AuctionBonhamsLuxury Cars8-OctPhiladelphia
Impressionist and Modern ArtBonhamsFine Art & Antiques11-OctLondon
Joaillerie ParisSotheby'sJewellery & Watches11-OctParis
HersheyRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars11-Oct12-OctHershey
Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from the Personal Cellar of Robert DrouhinSotheby'sFine Wine13-OctNew York
Old Masters OnlineSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15-Oct29-OctOnline
Fine & Rare WinesChristie'sFine Wine16-OctLondon
20th Century Art 1900-1950ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques16-OctParis
Post-War & Contemporary ArtArtcurialFine Art & Antiques16-OctParis
The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Photographs and PrintsChristie'sFine Art & Antiques17-OctOnline
JewelleryBonhamsJewellery & Watches17-OctLondon
Fine JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches17-OctNew York
Editions & Works on PaperPhillipsFine Art & Antiques17-OctNew York
Paris Avant-GardeChristie'sFine Art & Antiques18-OctParis
Art ModerneChristie'sFine Art & Antiques18-OctParis
Prints & MultiplesSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques18-Oct22-OctNew York
Modern & Contemporary ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques22-OctDallas
Prints & MultiplesChristie'sFine Art & Antiques23-Oct7-NovNew York
Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art & Antiques23-OctLos Angeles
Old Master PaintingsBonhamsFine Art & Antiques24-OctLondon
Watches & Fine TimepiecesHeritageJewellery & Watches24-OctNew York
The Padua AuctionBonhamsLuxury Cars27-OctItaly
The Porsche 70th Anniversary SaleRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars27-OctAtlanta
Old MastersChristie'sFine Art & Antiques30-OctNew York
Modern EditionChristie'sFine Art & Antiques30-Oct6-NovOnline

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