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The Top 5 Most Remarkable Objects Sold on Catawiki

Our expert auctioneers compile auctions with the most amazing items every week. But once in awhile, there are items that are like pearls in oysters: rarely found, but unforgettable and extraordinary upon sight. Here's our countdown of the most remarkable items to ever be sold on Catawiki. 5. ...

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What Makes Catawiki the Place to Sell Extraordinary Items?

You might think “It will never happen to me!” until one day, rummaging in an old box you discover a first edition book from the 1800s or - perhaps as one fisherman recently made the news with - the world’s largest pearl under your bed! At that point you think “What on earth can I do with this?”

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Art shows you another world, which continues to surprise.

Modern art is the common theme running through Anita Helmy’s life. At the age of 12, a Dalí exhibition made a deep impression on her, after which she went to the Saturday academy for art education. Art Academy followed, but Anita went her own way during the financial crisis in the early 80s. Along with a few fellow artists, she opened a gallery with exhibitions at home and abroad. They wanted to use this as a springboard to bring art back into the spotlight. Since then she has continued to view and create art.

With so much knowledge of art, it has become an almost tangible part of Anita. In assessing lots for the Catawiki art auction, she sometimes goes by her gut instinct. Because while a big name like Escher is always nice, the work of an unknown artist can also be interesting. Anita also maintains good relationships with her suppliers. She provides varied auctions every week, with lots that excite both collectors and enthusiasts.

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