Sotheby’s Sealed Auctions

The Sealed Auctions platform provided by Sotheby’s provides a secure and safe environment for buyers from all over the world to bid on high-end vehicles, luxury products, and fine art.

Select the amount you would like to bid and click “Place Bid.” If your bid is greater than the current high bid ¹, you will be the new high bidder, otherwise you will see where your current bid ranks. If your bid is ranked 11th or lower your ranking will be shown below the leaderboard.

You may elect to raise your bid at any time while the lot is still open for bidding ².

Sotheby’s Sealed is proud to present one of the most desirable Ferrari sports cars in existence—a 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ with coachwork by Zagato. One of just five boded by the renowned Milanese coachbuilder, chassis 0665 GT was created to compete at the highest level, finishing 6th overall and 2nd in class at the 1957 running of the famed Mille Miglia

For a sealed bid auction, you will only be able to see your own submitted bid – not the high/winning bid (unless you are the high bidder). The delta between bidder positions will not be disclosed.

If you were the high bidder, but a bid placed by another bidder exceeds your bid, you will be notified via the email address you have set in your account preferences, and the lot page will indicate you have been outbid by the change in your ranking.

Anti-Snipe Feature

If a bid is placed within the final 90 seconds that causes that bidder to be ranked in the top 3, or if a bid is placed by the top three bidders, the auction timer will be reset back to 90 seconds to prevent a bidder from trying to place a high bid in the final moments of the auction. This also gives the new bidder time to consider raising their bid further if they are not the high bidder.

Sotheby’s Sealed is thrilled to present a truly exceptional luxury handbag, the Hermès Himalaya Kelly 28 with Diamond Hardware. Steeped in exclusivity and elegance, this Himalaya Kelly 28 is a rare and highly coveted item

Some lots may be subject to a reserve price or the minimum amount that a seller will accept as the winning bid. The reserve price will remain confidential. For lots with a reserve price, your bid must meet or exceed the reserve to win the lot. If any bid meets or exceeds reserve, that will be noted. In the event you are the highest final bidder, but your bid has not met the reserve price, the lot will not sell.

The rarity of Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds is an enchanting phenomenon that stems from the intricate interplay of geological conditions and chemical composition over millions of years. Only approximately 6% of yellow diamonds achieve the vibrant hues associated with Fancy Vivid Yellow, making them prized stones sought by collectors and connoisseurs. Being offered at No Reserve, Sotheby’s Sealed is thrilled to offer this 21.46 carat cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond.

If you are bidding on a lot that is “offered without reserve,” you will win the lot if you are the high bidder at the time bidding closes.

¹ Accepted bids are determined by the increment table below.

Current bid Minimum increment
0 – 999 25
1,000 – 2,490 50
2,500 – 4,999 100
5,000 – 9,999 250
10,000 – 24,999 500
25,000 – 99,999 1,000
100,000 – 499,999 5,000
500,000 – 999,999 10,000
1,000,000 – 2,499,999 20,000
2,500,000+ 50,000

² Any bidder, including the high bidder, may still increase their bid by placing another bid for a higher value.

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