[Luxus Magazine] Sir Elton John’s collection auctioned by Christie’s fetches nearly $8 million

With 100% of the items sold and total income well above estimates, Sir Elton John’s private collection, auctioned by Christie’s, captured the hearts of buyers. From Rolex and Cartier watches to stage costumes and works of art, let’s take a look back at a highly successful auction.


On the evening of 21 February in New York, “The Collection of Sir Elton John: Goodbye Peachtree Road” was auctioned by Christie’s in a first session. Carefully selected by the singer himself, the line included 49 lots. While all the items found a new owner, the total sales reached nearly 8 million dollars. In attendance were buyers who were fans of the artist, collectors of pop culture objects and investors at heart from 34 countries, 40% of them making their first purchase at Christie’s.


Rare and exceptional lots


The performer of Your Song, Rocket Man and I’m Still Standing, who has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a knighthood, and has sold 300 million records, continues to galvanise audiences. And this despite the fact that his career came to an end last year with a final concert.


© Christie’s


With an aura that spans the globe and an impressive career that spans more than 50 years, Elton John shared a little of himself at the Christie’s auction. And the start of the event set the tone. The first four lots, iconic pieces of the singer’s eccentric style, exceeded their estimates. Among them was a pair of 1971 platform boots in silver leather adorned with the letters E and J in red leather, which sold for $94,500 against an initial estimate of between $5,000 and $10,000. A pair of Sir Winston Eyeware sunglasses, dating from 1975, sold for almost $23,000, 11 times the low estimate.


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Fashion, hotels, gastronomy, jewelry, beauty, design... Pauline Duvieu is a journalist specializing in luxury and the art of living. Passionate about the high-end spheres that arouse emotion, she loves to describe the creations of the houses and tell the stories of the talents she meets.

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