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"The bidding will start at eleven million dollars."
"Do I hear eighty-five?"
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"Sotheby's extends its deepest sympathies and wonders whether the deceased might have owned any early German Expressionist pieces."
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"What inspired someone to spend countless millions to buy it?"
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"It's one of those pieces you pay $142.4 million for at auction and then never look at again."
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"All right, who'll start things off with a bid on this magnificent one-of-a-kind fifty-pound rock?"
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"Do I have a cough, a harumph, a wink, a tic? Sold then to the smirk for a million-five."
"Now, what am I bid for this beautiful piece, which comes with the original owner?"
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'Sold!...to the man at the back...with the twitch.'
Leonardo da Vinci painting - $450 million record.
"Sold to the man with the itchy ear."
'All in favor, touch your nose and lift your left eyebrow.'
Closing Laugh: Auction Room
'His goal is Sotheby's or Christies as a backup.'
Auction 'Lot's wife'
Going, Going, Gone to Lunch.
'Actually, I'm here just for the wine and cheese.'
'It's the auction house - your life didn't make it's reserve...'
'What am I bid for these genuine Queen Anne legs?'
Auctioneer upside down so he can read bid number
Auction Rooms - Going...Going...Gone to Lunch
"I think you wound it too tight."
"I got sleepy at the auction and stretched my arms."