Wednesday, 13 May 2009

"une histoire d'homme / gentleman's world" auction

i am slightly trembling with fear as i type this. "artcurial", the parisian auction house that brought us the vintage hermès auction, will be staging another auction in june called "une histoire d'homme / gentleman's world". this is an unprecedented themed auction to take place at the hotel marcel-dassault in paris on 9th june 2009.

i love vintage, i love auctions. i am so trembling with fear! auction items haven't been disclosed yet, but they promised that there will be the best of vintage luxury, including trunks, bags and accessories from goyard, vuitton, hermes etc. there will also be vintage jewellery and watches too.

some of the items from the press release:
that vintage hermès "drag" from 1960 is just to die for! they are expensive but they really do last a lifetime if well cared for. i now understand why they are called heirloom pieces.

i'm looking forward to seeing the actual auction lots. & i look forward to be present at a live auction some day, raising my card and participating. believe it or not, it's actually one of the objectives that my friend and i set for ourselves this year.

i think we are one step closer now.

13 comments:

  1. the Damier Gèant messenger bag is vintage now? :-P

    I agree, the Drag bag is amazing.

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  3. allan: yes sometimes the line between vintage and pre-owned is rather blur

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  4. Is that the Drag pictured last? It's gorgeous, omg.

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  5. I got a drag in blue calf!

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  6. drool over the drag mmmmmmm. ;)

    and I want that Jaeger-LeCoultre polo the jockey is wearing.

    ok, and I want the jockey, lol.

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  7. that bag in the last picture is sooooo nice.
    -ps. i remember you did a post on a watch, the "quiet luxury" i think i called it, did you end up getting it?

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  8. -h : that watch is like 6 grand... not that impulsive!

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  9. Looks like a lot of great items.

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  10. Fabulous. I will be in Paris just between both auctions!!

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  11. The bag on the last pics are just amazing!!

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  12. OMG that vintage baggggggg arrghhhhh want ittttt

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what's he wearing?