Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How much would you pay for a doorstop?

Bathing beauties 
Bertoia's Auctions are famous for their early cast iron doorstops.
This Art Deco doorstop “Bathing Beauties” designed by Fish and produced by Hubley created a bidding frenzy during the million-dollar summer sale auction.

"The Bathing Beauties doorstop is an extremely popular form with collectors, and this example was in particularly nice condition,” said Jeanne Bertoia, the company's owner. “It was estimated at $3,000-$4,000 and sold for $10,350, which we believe to be a world auction record”.

Believe it! $ 10,350 for a doorstop! Don’t we wish to have this buyer as a client?!

Image courtesy of Live Auctioneers.

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Carol said...

I have to say, this post got me to do a litte research into the two cast iron doorstops that we got from my husband's grandparents estate. We love them because they remind us of his fabulous grandparents. It's nice to know that they may actually be worth more than just sentimental value.

Thanks for the post!!

Claudia Juestel said...

Wow, that is amazing! I noticed that emotions really drive people who are willing to pay a lot for something others may not appreciate as much.



Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

So do you think this will increase in value? Is that possible? WOW! Yes, you are correct...I would LOVE to make a sale like this. One a month would be perfect.

Marcus Design said...

WOW! That is one precious door stop. If I owned it it would be kept in a glass case or something, I'd be too worried to do anything with it!

Can't wait to have the chance to visit with you next week Albarosa!! Hugs,

Nancy xo

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