Lark Mason Associates recently held an online auction for the "Property from the Collection of Anthony Bourdain" on longtime AuctionAnything.com client website, iGavelAuctions.com. According to multiple sources, a "significant portion" of the proceeds will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America.
One of the highlights of the sale was a Custom Bob Kramer Steel and Meteorite Chef’s Knife, with a Certificate to Anthony Bourdain, which sold for a record price of $231,250. It's estimated value was $4,000-$6,000 based on information supplied on the auction listing page.
Another item, a Custom US Navy Jacket from the USS Nashville, with a 'Tony Bourdain' Patch, sold for $171,250 and garnered 80 bids.
The sale of personal articles, from the popular television personality, showcased the power of the auction model for collectible items where the value is highly subjective. Based on estimates posted on the website, the final sales numbers far exceeded expectations. In total, over 200 listings were auctioned off from October 9 to October 30, 2019. To view the final results, please visit the iGavelAuctions.com sales page.