• Short Summary

    A 250-year-old Stradivarius violin named "The Lady Blunt" was sold for a world record price of GBP84,000 sterling at an auction in London yesterday (June 3).

  • Description

    A 250-year-old Stradivarius violin named "The Lady Blunt" was sold for a world record price of GBP84,000 sterling at an auction in London yesterday (June 3). The instrument -- said to the second finest violin in the world -- was put on the market by its California owner, retired aircraft engineer Mr. Sam Bloomfield. The new owner is an anonymous collector, a friend of London violin dealer Mr. Andrew Hill who put in the final bid which was nearly four times greater than the previous world record for a violin of GBP22,000. In this film, showing the bidding at Sotheby's sale, Mr. Hill talks about his buy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB56QSSRETCHH77UXMDR7NJ4SZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB56QSSRETCHH77UXMDR7NJ4SZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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