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What's your bid?

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 January, 2011, 12:00am

Amanda is an auctioneer at an auction house which holds two or three auctions a week. Today, Amanda has been auctioning items on behalf of a private collector who is selling a lifetime's assortment of collectables. Listen to Amanda auctioning five of the items and then fill in the relevant forms.

Item 1

Lot number:

Item:

Country of origin:

Date:

Additional information:

1

2

Opening bid:

Closing bid:

Sold: Yes/No

Item 2

Lot number:

Item:

Country of origin:

Date:

Additional information:

1

2

Opening bid:

Closing bid:

Sold: Yes/No

Item 3

Lot number:

Item:

Country of origin:

Date:

Additional information:

1

2

Opening bid:

Closing bid:

Sold: Yes/No

Item 4

Lot number:

Item:

Country of origin:

Date:

Additional information:

1

2

Opening bid:

Closing bid:

Sold: Yes/No

Item 5

Lot number:

Item:

Country of origin:

Date:

Additional information:

1

2

Opening bid:

Closing bid:

Sold: Yes/No

Answers:

1. 443, pearl bracelet, Japan, 1933, has original leather case, dated receipt, $5,000, $9,000, yes

2. 464, old teddy bear, Germany, 1922, bought by seller's grandmother, never played with, $2,500, $5,500, no

3. 654, gold pocket watch, Switzerland, 1900s, excellent condition, maker's name on lid, $1,000, $3,500, yes

4. 747, old fountain pen, France, 1950, solid silver, gold nib, $5,000, $7,300, yes

5. 835, Bruce Lee autographed postcard, America, 1972, in original protective wrapping, words 'What about this?' on back, $300, $630, yes

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