Top 10 Items Sold on Invaluable in July

Big horn sheep bronze sculpture (see details below), Guyette andamp; Deeter (July 27, 2016)

July was bustling with a strong selection of European sales from the UK to Monaco. Fine watches, rare books, vintage cars, Old Masters, and sculptures were hot categories this summer month, fueled by exciting auctions like Sotheby’s “Contemporary Art Online,” Boule’s “Clocks & Watches,” and Coys’ “Fine Motors at Blenheim Palace.” From those sales and others, we highlight the most impressive items sold on Invaluable in July, in order of realized price.

Big Horn Sheep Sculpture by Carl Rungius

Big Horn Sheep

Rare limited edition bronze sculpture
Guyette & Deeter (July 27)
Realized Price: $87,500

“Pink Pedi” by Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Enamel on metal
Signed, titled, and dated ‘2010’ on the reverse
Sotheby’s (July 29)
Realized Price: $60,000

TAG Heuer Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer

Abercrombie & Fitch Heuer

Rare vintage stainless steel chronograph, 1965
With screwback case, revolving bezel, silver dial
Boule (July 28)
Realized Price: €51,000 ($56,956)

Relief with Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles

Old Master Relief

First half of 15th century
Alabaster, with traces of gilding & polyhromy, on a wood mount
Sotheby’s (July 5)
Realized Price: £47,500 ($62,691)

“Knight, An Account of…The Worship of Priapus” by C. Kalthoeber


First edition, printed by T. Spilsbury, 1786
13 engraved plates, 6 engraved illustrations in text
Sotheby’s (July 18)
Realized Price: £38,000 ($50,156)

1975 Fiat Dino Coupè 2400

Fiat Dino

Silver, original blue cloth interior
V6 Ferrari Dino engine
Coys (July 2)
Realized Price: £36,000 ($47,498)

Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex Daytona

Ref. 6263, vers. 1980
Stainless steel chronograph, black dial
Boule (July 28)
Realized Price: €36,000 ($40,206)

Published Plate from “The Lost Frankenstein Pages”


Signed “Frankenstein’s monster” by Bernie Wrightson, c. 1970s
Pencil, pen & ink
Profiles in History (July 30)
Realized Price: $40,000

1958 MGA Roadster

MGA Roadster

French registration
1600cc engine from May 1959 – March 1961 period
Artcurial (July 9)
Realized Price: €38,144 ($42,844)

Sydney Cup of 1929

Sydney Cup

Solid 18 carat gold, undamaged
Maker: Hardy Bros
Smalls Auctions (July 2)
Realized Price: AUD50,000 ($37,815)