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  1. Going, going, gone! Sold on a career

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olivia Chavassieu An auctioneer runs auctions, selling things at public sales. The most famous auctions are of art, but auctioneers can also sell antiques, property, wine, industrial equipment and even livestock. Young Post meets Elaine Kwok, who works as an auctioneer for renowned art auction house, Christie's. Requirements You need to be good with numbers since you have ...

  2. Classics rev up a fortune

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... auctioneers Coys. 'We are seeing traditional investors moving away from financial markets and looking at investments that are more tangible,' he said ahead of the COYS True Greats sale, where 36 cars were auctioned at London's Royal Horticultural Halls this week. There is still plenty of cash around for collectibles in the crisis-hit West. A silver Aston Martin DB5 ...

  3. Auction work requires high stamina and knack for entertaining

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei If you are wondering why you can't find a job opening for auctioneers in Hong Kong, that's because they are employed by auction houses in other positions before they pick up auctioning duties. Auctioneers sell different kinds of property at public sales. The most common items are jewelleries, watches, wines and art pieces. Sales may be held for businesses ...

  4. Mainland cities offer fresh lures to developers

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... against declining land sales. Increasing numbers of sites have been withdrawn from auction because of weak bidding, or have failed to reach expected prices as developers slowed acquisitions ... of the initial deposit may increase the interest of developers in bidding for residential sites at government auctions. However, it is the overall sale price that really matters in view of the present ...

  5. UPHILL battle

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Poon The government's plans to vastly increase land supply was dealt a body blow in an auction for a luxury site in Sha Tin on August 9, when there was only one bidder ... sqft, which works out to HK$5,332 per sqft, far below market estimates of up to HK$9,000 per sqft. The timing of the auction was unfortunate, falling in the immediate aftermath of Standard & ...

  6. Lump-sum rail site bids to boost flat supply

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Bidders for West Rail sites will no longer have to negotiate separately with the government over land premiums. The change, approved by the chief executive and Executive Council yesterday, is expected to expedite land an ...

  7. Bidders engage in three-way fight to take home some of Italy's finest vintages

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Italy, the wine is often referred to as the country's finest produce. Live coverage of the auction was streamed on TV sets for all international bidders to see. More than 60 local guests, including Italian consul general Alessandra Schiavo, (pictured with Cinzia Maini Wines director Alessandro Pozza, left, and auctioneer John Dibble) enjoyed an eight-course dinner during the bidding. ...

  8. Land of opportunity

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... of determination to put its words into action, the government will initiate auctions or tenders for four sites, rather than wait for a developer to trigger a sale. It will also put up for sale by tender ... will be scheduled for tender in April, making them the first to be put into the market to provide small and medium-sized flats in urban Kowloon. The government also plans to auction another Hung Hom site, ...

  9. Elite Chinese and Western art fetches record prices

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Chinese imperial and Western classical art items fetched record prices yesterday at art auctions in Hong Kong as buyers focused on top-quality pieces ... to cover auctioneers' administrative costs. Bonhams also did well with Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection, with an imperial stoneware inkstone from the Yongzheng ...

  10. Going once

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tama Lung As the president of Christie's Asia and one of the world's foremost auctioneers, Francois Curiel is well aware of the importance of timing. 'An auctioneer has ... slow is no good either, as you lose momentum and potential buyers fall asleep,' he says. 'So the rhythm must change and, as an auctioneer, I like to vary the speed as well as the tone ...




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