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Magazine Archives: Oct. 31, 1996

Sotheby's Opens Season With $1.86 Million Splash

Issue: October 31, 1996

October 31, 1996 Sotheby's Opens Season With $1.86 Million Splash Sotheby's launched the fall season in London on Sept. 11 with a $1.86 million sale, its biggest auction ever. The 1,104-lot sale witnessed numerous record prices, with many lots exceeding their averages in the Wine Spectator Auction Index for the second quarter of 1996 by as much as 30 percent.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 1996.

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