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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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George Harrison and Paul McCartney started out on my father’s guitars.

George Harrison, Brian May and Paul McCartney. They are all rock stars, but they also have another thing in common: they all started on an Egmond guitar. The factory where these guitars were made belonged to Joep Egmond’s father, who also had a musical instruments shop. Joep was born above the shop. So it was no surprise that he took over the store. He has gained invaluable expertise over more than 35 years, during which time he has encountered almost every possible instrument.

Joep knows that musical instruments are for emotional people. An instrument is their bread and butter, and therefore a good investment. That is how it was at the shop and it is no different at Catawiki. He likes to discuss the lots on offer with his suppliers. And thanks to his expertise and business instinct, he always puts together a great auction. Joep most likes to see the rarer instruments, such as a handmade Steinway piano. But he is also happy to include a beautiful violin or djembe in his auctions.

Joep Egmond

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Joep Egmond
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