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Antiques & Collectibles

The auction world ended the year on a high note with numerous records set this fall, including a record online price and the highest total for a private collection of photography.

The record for the most expensive item sold to an online bidder at any international auction house was set at Christie’s American Art Auction when Edward Hopper’s 1946 oil painting “October on Cape Cod” sold for $9.6 million.

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