The British auction house Christie’s has been involved in the art and collector’s industry of non-fungible tokens (NFT) for some time. Christie’s has auctioned blockchain-backed items such as Block 21 from Portraits of a Mind, Cryptopunks and Beeples NFT, which sold for more than $ 69 million. On October 1, Christie’s plans to sell a set of old 2017 Curio Cards, and the set will also include a secret rare card.
Leading auction house Christie’s is auctioning off a set of NFT Curio Cards
The non-fungible tokens (NFT) sector has swelled significantly and Christie’s auction house has been involved for some time. The popular British auction house first entered the NFT world in September 2020 when the company presented Block 21 of “Portraits of a Mind”.
Since then, the company has continued to auction NFTs in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Now the company will be auctioning a unique set of NFT collectibles called Curio Cards, which is one of the oldest Ethereum NFT collectibles, produced in 2017.
Bitcoin.com News covered Curio Cards on June 4, 2017 when our news desk interviewed the project’s creator, Thomas Hunt, also known as the personality named “Mad Bitcoins”. Hunt predicted NFTs would be a big deal back then, and at that time Hunt told our news desk that the collectibles would feature certain crypto artists.
He kept the artists a secret when Bitcoin.com News interviewed him, but it was later revealed that Curio Cards contained seven artists, including Luis Buenaventura, Phneep, Cryptograffiti and Marisol Vengas. Bitcoin.com News recently re-reported Curio Cards in 2021, when the collectibles saw new demand alongside rare Pepe (counterparty-issued) NFTs this year.
Now, Christie’s will be selling a full set of Curio Cards as the company’s auction calendar indicates that the sale will take place in New York City on October 1, 2021. On August 30th it becomes the leading auction house tweeted on the upcoming sale of Curio Cards. Christies wrote:
As part of our Post-War to Present October 1st sale in NYC, we’re proud to present a full set of Curio Cards, which are 30 non-fungible tokens that are considered some of the oldest works of art in the Ethereum -Blockchain apply.
Curio Cards Wrapper market data on Opensea shows a traded volume of $ 75.2 million
Currently, the openea.io Curio Cards Wrapper market shows 3,700 Curio owners and the collection has traded 22,900 ethers ($ 75.2 million).
Similar to those selling rare Pepe counterparty NFTs using container software and step-by-step instructions on how to add XCP NFTs, Curio Cards must be packaged to be OpenSea compatible. The cards also have a Curio wrapper tool and the Curio Docs explain the process in detail.
“On March 31, 21, the community decided on an artist license fee of 1% for open sea sales. 100% of these royalties will be split equally between the original artists, ”reads the Opensea Curio Cards market description.
Christie’s auction of Beeples “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” NFT holds the record for the most expensive NFT ever sold in history. The auction house also sold a set of nine original cryptopunks for $ 16.9 million. On September 17th, Christie’s will host Asia’s first NFT art auction, auctioning Cryptopunks, Meebits and Bored Ape NFTs.
Guys, please save some ETH for them @MyCurioCards damn at C’s !!
– Noah Davis (@NonFungibleNoah) August 25, 2021
In addition to Christie’s, the auction house Sotheby’s has also entered the world of non-fungible token collector auctions. Sotheby’s first revealed its NFT listing in mid-March 2021 when the auction house partnered with a popular digital artist called “Pak”. Sotheby’s auctioned a cryptopunk for nearly $ 12 million and sold World Wide Web inventor Timothy John Berners-Lee’s NFT source code with one error for $ 5.4 million
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