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 Carl Becker Violin signed and dated 1920  

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Item Description
CHICAGO—Chicago auction house Direct Auction Galleries reached a final hammer price of $32,000 ($35,200 with the 10% buyer’s premium, an additional fee buyers must pay for their purchase) on a rare Carl Becker violin, signed and dated 1920. The Becker violin was one of over 600 lots of antiques, jewelry, and collectibles that were on the auction block Tuesday evening, July 19. The violin came from a Chicago estate of an eclectic collector who had a library of over 1500 books on antiques and collectibles. Bidding began at $7,000 with multiple bidders to $18,000; then it became a spirited bidding war primarily between two private individuals, reaching the final $32,000 price.
Sale Details
Sold For: $35,200.00
On: Dec 20, 2005
City: Chicago
State: IL
Seller Information
Auctioneer: John R. Modica
Company: Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.