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VINTAGE Love

UPDATED on November 21st, 2011 with the final results of the auction (all prices in Euros):

My favorite Auction House for Vintage Pieces is Artcurial in Paris.

The highlight every season:

HERMÈS VINTAGE

next Date: 15 Nov 2011

VIEWING: 10-13 November

Hôtel Marcel Dassault, 7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

My favorite Lots:

Lot 87B: A Black Fjord leather & Chamonix calfskin “Kelly” bag, 40 cm, gilt metal hardware, keyfob & padlock, handle, removable shoulder strap. Year: 1993. (Sold for 4,080)

Lot 130: Key Chain, silver: chaîne d’ancre. Signé “Hermès Paris”. Dim.: 3.4 cm. (Sold for 179)

Lot 178: A Brown Buffle leather “Cabana” bag, silver palladium hardware, 2 removable pockets.

Dim.: 23 x 35 x 13 cm

Lot 257: “Picotin” – Togo, vert pomme (Sold for 574)

Dim.: 18 x 17.5 x 12.5 cm.

Lot 275B: A bicolor brown & grey box calfskin “Birkin” bag, 30 cm, silver palladium hardware, keyfob & padlock, double handle. Year: 2003. (Sold for 5,738)

Lot 576: A CHOCOLAT TOGO LEATHER “SHOULDER” Birkin BAG, 41 cm, silver palladium hardware, double handle. (Sold for 4,463)

Lot 716B: Beau carré en soie imprimée encadré, “Perspective” signé A.M. Cassandre, circa 1980 avec en son centre le drapeau français et celui européen, porte l’inscription: ” offert par Roland Dumas, Ministre d’Etat, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères”. Edition spéciale de 100 exemplaires pour le Ministère des affaires étrangères, cadeau pour les épouses des chefs d’état et de gouvernement. Dim. encadré: 94 x 94 cm. (Sold for 783)

Lot 751: A PURPLE TADELAKT CALFSKIN & RED INSIDE “BIRKIN” BAG, 35 cm, special order, silver palladium hardware, keyfob & padlock, double handle. Year: 2010. (Sold for 32,757)

Lot 796: watch – “H vers 2000″ Originale montre bracelet en acier. Dim.: 28 x 28 mm. (Sold for 638)

Well, and this one is interesting, because it is the sister bag of my beloved Birkin, and I am curious for how much it will change the owner, as I was asked so many times last year, what the price would be. I guess it will be enough to buy two new ones, as it is the Shoulder Birkin Jean Paul Gaultier designed and this combination is truly unique.

Lot 698: A ROUGE GARANCE TOGO LEATHER “SHOULDER” Birkin, 41 cm, silver palladium hardware, keyfob & padlock, double handle. Year: 2007. (Sold for 7,650)

13. Wedding Anniversary

We must have one or two things in common, otherwise we would not have celebrated our 13. Wedding Anniversary last week. In Austria and Germany the classic gifts for that day are crystal, flowers: violet and lily of the valley and salt, but not so much lace as in other countries. The sweetest tradition of all is that the couple should turn their back on everything and steal away secretly for that day. And that’s what we did. After giving each other different flowers, some of them sweet: Violet blossom leaves candied in sugar (I love them, esp. from Demel), we drove to the ‘Flat Lake’ – a little bit more than a half an hour ride from Vienna and had lunch in the middle of wineries. In the afternoon we had coffee on a terrasse at the Lake. It was a very romantic Hidaway and we were blessed with wonderful sunny weather.

Restaurant Kloster am Spitz
Waldsiedlung 2, A-7083 Purbach

http://www.klosteramspitz.at

MOLE WEST
7100 Neusiedl am See

http://www.mole-west.at

I chose my Hermès ‘Crown’ Vintage Style Silk Scarf, because it was a present from a previous wedding anniversary and used the very first ring I got from my DH long before any of us was thinking of marriage.