The entire campaign took place during Auckland’s second lockdown and drew an astounding response from the public. Over one hundred bidders participated in the auction and generated sale total of more than $139,000. This equates to a sell-through rate of 200% by value. In other words, the vendor doubled their cumulative reserve prices.
The sale’s highest-price was achieved by a touching portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay taken shortly after the pair returned from their 1953 Everest expedition. In the words of Sir Edmund Hillary’s son Peter ‘they look tired but they’ve been successful, they’ve been to the top and it’s just a magical photo’. This rare vintage photograph achieved $14,100 against a pre-sale estimate of $700 – $1,500.
Adrienne (AD) Schierning
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