Happy Easter!

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and blessed Easter break. 

We hope you find some time amidst the holiday celebration to wind 

down and relax with your loved ones.

When our hammer falls the market jumps!

12 Wacky Things That Have Gone Under The Hammer In Recent Years

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1. The violin that played as the Titanic sank.

The violin that purportedly played during the final hours of the sinking of the Titanic went up for auction this year. Thought to have belonged to the ship’s bandmaster Wallace Hartley, the fiddle sold for a cool $1.7 million.

2. A 200-year-old taxidermy Ostrich.

A part of the “Out of the Ordinary” sale hosted by Christie’s in London, this massive stuffed bird comes straight off the famous Italian compound known as “Little Versailles” and dates back to 1785. Oh, and it cost $33,150.

3. Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding ring.

Just a month shy of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the wedding ring of shooter Lee Harvey Oswald hit the auction block in Boston. It sold for $118,000 to an anonymous Texas buyer.

4. A $138 Picasso painting.

The 1914 work, “Man in the Opera Hat,” is actually worth a whopping $1 million, but a charity event in Paris offered the painting up for a measly $138 raffle ticket. A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man named Jeffrey Gonano was the lucky winner.

5. Monica Lewinsky’s lingerie

Thirty two pieces of memorabilia that had once been submitted as evidence to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr during his investigation of Bill Clinton’s dalliances with Monica Lewinsky went up for sale this year. Among the items was a floor-length black negligee belonging to the former White House intern. The lingerie and other collectibles were expected to nab nearly $50,000 in total, but bids reached just north of $12,000 instead.

6. A giant Elephant Bird egg.

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A massive, partly fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant bird has sold for more than $100,000. Measuring in at one foot long and nearly nine inches in diameter, the giant ovum only took 10 minutes of competitive bidding to sell.

7. A 65-year-old slice of Royal Wedding cake.

A piece of the fruit cake served at the 1947 wedding of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd and the Duke of Edinburgh was sold by PFC Auctions for $925. Long live the fruit cake.

8. Andy Warhol’s unemployment rate drawing.

In 1984, Andy Warhol drew a relatively accurate depiction of the U.S. unemployment rate from 1980 to 1984. Christie’s put that picture up for auction this February and the image — roughly the length and height of two rulers —  sold for $32,500.

9. The world’s most expensive carpet.

Want to know the going rate for a Sickle-Leaf Persian rug from the early 17th century? The answer would be $33.7 million, making the nearly 9-foot by 7-foot carpet the most expensive ever sold at auction.

10. Around 3,700 unpublished images of Marilyn Monroe.

Milton H. Greene was only 26-years-old when he photographed Marilyn Monroe. Just this year over 3,700 of his images went up for auction — with copyright — meaning the buyer could print images from the negatives and transparencies, sell them and license the material.

11. Some guy’s name.

A law-school dropout saddled with debt auctioned away his name on eBay, allowing the winning bidder to legally rename him for two years. The bidding started at $75,000 “If you want my first name to be ‘Bob’s Supermarket’ and my last name to be ‘.com’ I’m cool with that,” Jason Madsen wrote on his eBay entry.

12. A scrap of tape.

How much would you pay for a scrap of old tape allegedly used by performance artist extraordinaire (or Lady Gaga’s artsy friend, as some know her) Marina Abramovic? If you said over $200, then you must have been a part of this year’s bidding war on eBay, vying for a glorified piece of trash from Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” exhibition.

BONUS: The ‘Lost’ Beach Boys archive.

Boxes of unblemished Beach Boys material sat forgotten in a storage unit in Florida for years before it hit the bidding block this year. Including thousands of documents, what appeared to be the band’s first royalty check, dozens of signed contracts, and handwritten and copied scores to “Good Vibrations”, “California Girls” and many other hits, the treasure trove of music nostalgia has a tentative estimated price of “several million dollars.”

Come and find out what interesting and functional things you can find at our auction floors at Plot 7213/4 Kachidza Road Cnr Mulalika Road for a one stop shop experience. From vehicles to  household goods, machinery and equipment you are spoilt for choice!

Website : https://www.hammerandtongues.co.zm/

Auction Tips for Beginners

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Get the “lay of the land” by visiting an auction house first. “Get used to how it works.” Finding treasure is a process that takes time and viewing the items going under the hammer before hand gives you an idea of what you want to go home with. The bidding is fast paced and you will not be flustered since you will know what’s on offer, where it is and you have made a decision concerning what you want.

Auction items are called “lots” and are usually numbered. The auctioneer will introduce a lot, then start the bidding with a beginning price. If no one indicates interest, the auctioneer might offer a lower price. Once bidding starts, the auctioneer will increase the price by increments until the bidding competition stops. The winner either picks up the item right there, or will take it away on an agreed-upon later time.

Setting your budget is easier if you know precisely what you’re bidding on (and the condition). Previews happen in the days leading up to the auction. Representatives are on hand to answer any questions.

Ask about deposits and extra charges also. You have to put down a refundable deposit when you register to bid. Register for your bidder’s card as soon as you arrive soon as you arrive. You can’t participate without one.

You can also set up absentee bidding, where a representative bids on your behalf. This is called a Proxy bid. So if you are not able to be physically present at an auction but you are not willing to let go of a treasure, this is a good way to make sure the opportunity doesn’t slip through your very fingers.

Stay calm during the preview when you find items you want to acquire. You don’t want to announce your intentions to other bidders. You may end up increasing your competition if you call attention to specific pieces.

When the final bid is below the reserve price (the amount that is minimum price that the seller is willing to accept for an item) then the acceptance of it is subject to confirmation (STC). In the case of Liquidation auctions, it is also common that all bids will be subject to confirmation because at times, the reserve price will not have been confirmed.

When all is said and done, auctions are a perfect place to find treasures that have been preloved. Some items are not in production anymore and can only be unearthed at auctions. See you at the next one.

For more information CALL: Leonard – 0955 987728, Enock – 0955987726, Simbelele – 0955 987729

Or Visit us at Plot 7213/4 Kachidza Rd, Cnr Mulalika Rd, Off Lumumba Rd, Behind Stanbic Bank, Light Industrial Area, Lusaka,Zambia. TELEPHONE: + 260 211 287334/5, +260 211 287327/8 +260955987727

“When our hammer falls, the market jumps!’’

 

Did you know: Cash and Drive

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Did you know, there are vehicles and goods you can buy without waiting for auction? Just walk into Plot 7213/4 Kachidza Rd, Cnr Mulalika Rd, Light Industrial Area, Lusaka,Zambia and you can leave with whatever it is that catches your eye.

TELEPHONE: + 260 211 287334/5, +260 211 287327/8 +260955987729

 

 

Come bid your heart away this Saturday!

Saturday Sale (NGO)-01QUALITY VEHICLES TO INCLUDE: 2015 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO TX (68,000km) CALL: LEONARD – 0955987728, ENOCK – 0955987726, SIMBELELE – 0955987729

“When Our Hammer Falls, the Market Jumps”

We are at Plot 7213/4 Kachidza Rd, Cnr Mulalika Rd, Off Lumumba Rd, Behind Stanbic Bank, Light Industrial Area, Lusaka,Zambia. TELEPHONE: + 260 211 287334/5, +260 211 287327/8 +260955987729

Come bid your heart away this Saturday!

ON BEHALF OF SAVE THE CHILDREN, AN NGO & OTHER VALUED CLIENTS WE WILL OFFER:

QUALITY VEHICLES TO INCLUDE: 2015 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO TX (68,000km) 2011 LANDROVER DEFENDER 110 – ALF (97,000km) 2009 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER HARDTOP – ABJ 2006 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER HARDTOP – ABJ 2007 ISUZU KB300 DTEQ DOUBLECAB – 2008 TOYOTA HILUX D/CAB – ABR 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA – ALC 1993 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO (IHZ) – AJD 1991 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO (IHZ) – AJD 2008 M/BENZ C250 – AIB 2007 TOYOTA VITZ – ALG 2006 NISSAN TIIDA – BAA 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE – ALT 2002 MITSUBISHI PAJERO – ALV 2002 TOYOTA DUET – ALP 2001 TOYOTA IPSUM – ALD 1999 M/BENZ S-CLASS – AAT 1997 RANGE ROVER -ALR 1995 TOYOTA CRESTA – ABH • MASSEY FERGUSON 385 TRACTORDEPOSIT: VEHICLES – K10, 000; GOODS – K2, 000 (REFUNDABLE IF AUCTION CONDITIONS ARE MET)

HOUSEHOLDS GOODS, OFFICE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT, HARDWARE & MACHINERY: Irrigation Pipes, Water Pump, Drilling Machines, Diamond Tip Engraver, Garden Tools, Wheel Burrow, Watering Cans, Magellan Navigator, Armless Chairs, Executive Arm Chairs, Swivel Chairs, Visitors Chairs, Letter Scale, UPS Micro, Netport Adapter, Executive Desks, Exhaust Fan, Sealing Device, Lounge Suites, Kingsize & Single Beds, Spine Base Set, Fridges, Stoves, Electric Fans, Heaters, Curtains, Carpets, Replik Telephones, Calculators, Office Chairs, Projector Screen, Franking Machine, HP Laser Printers, Computer Key Boards, HP Computers, HP Compaq Laptops, Conference Bag, Air Conditioners, Carpet Rug Plus Over 40 Deep Freezers 576 Litres

CALL: LEONARD – 0955987728, ENOCK – 0955987726, SIMBELELE – 0955987729

“When Our Hammer Falls, the Market Jumps”

We are at Plot 7213/4 Kachidza Rd, Cnr Mulalika Rd, Off Lumumba Rd, Behind Stanbic Bank, Light Industrial Area, Lusaka,Zambia. TELEPHONE: + 260 211 287334/5, +260 211 287327/8 +260955987729