NRC VEILINGEN 10 ! An unexpectedly lavish anniversary auction

Readers of a quality newspaper also want quality on the wall. That was the idea behind the concept of NRC Veilingen almost five years ago. But who could have thought that we could offer so much quality in our tenth auction? A stunning painting by Carel Willink, two La Fargues with impeccable provenance to the Princes of Rostov […]

Auction record for Floris Verster

Once € 40,000 was paid for a painting by Floris Verster. Now this result is in the past. At a recent NRC auction of 11 June the bidding ended at € 72,500 (incl. costs, hammer price € 57,000), and this time for a wax crayon drawing with a starting bid of € 10,000. Het Warmonderhek, […]

Featured in The New York Times: Books by Barack Obama sr.

AMSTERDAM — In the late 1950s, a young Kenyan man named Barack Hussein Obama wrote a series of books in his native language, Luo, for a program to promote adult literacy in Africa. The coordinator of that program, Elizabeth Mooney, singled him out as particularly talented, and helped him apply to an international study program […]

First NRC auction of books and prints

The sale of books, maps & manuscripts, selected from more than 2000 consignments by readers of the leading Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, was a great success. Bidding for some of the lots resulted in a fierce battle. For example, a score of 10-year-old Mozart went 60 times higher than the starting bid, from € 100 to € 6.000 […]

Emo Verkerk sells for record price at NRC auction

A portrait of Gerard Reve by Emo Verkerk was sold for almost € 18.500 (incl. auction costs and droit de suite) at the 6th NRC auction in December 2016 – setting the record price for the artist.The portrait was a gift to the previous owner from Joop Schafthuizen. It’s widely known that Gerard Reve was responsible for the liberation of many countries […]

Hugo Claus’ mythical Love Song

“Taller than a man”: there is one work in the immense legacy of Hugo Claus that even the most passionate collector will never capture: Love Song. This mythic book was planned to be the largest book on earth but was never published, although a life-size dummy was presented in New York and Amsterdam and it […]