Monday, June 28, 2010

Horse He Rode In On Sold Separately

Via CM Mayo, another world record for Mexico (sort of)!

"A fabulous saddle made for the last Emperor of Mexico, Maximilian I sold at auction on January 30, 2010. The stunning Imperial saddle, consigned by the heirs of the Julius Skilton family who acquired it shortly after Maximilian's execution by the forces of Benito Juarez in 1864, was lavishly adorned with multiple imperial crests and sold for a record setting $200,000 (estimate $100,000 - $150,000) propelled by animated bidding from the audience and all six telephone lines."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish I had known about the auction. I could have added to my saddle collection!

M