Within the final hour the highest bid for Ingmar Bergman’s canceled passport went from 15,500 to 44,000 SEK or nine times the original estimated value.
When I first saw it I figured it would double the estimate. In fact it hung around 10,000 until the day before the auction close. When Bukowskis emailed me the “One hour to go” notice, the bid stood at 15,500. There must have been a few nervous people hovering around their computers for those final 60 minutes.
The winning bidder is obviously seasoned with a customer number so low, 1202 -giving 97,205 (an apparent newbie to the Bukowski Market auction) quite a run for the money.
How do you appraise the value of celebrity memorabilia anyway? Has piqued my curiosity what the resale value will eventually be.