Stories

Mr. Alexander Bitar

Friends, My name is Alexander Bitar. As the founder and owner of Alexander Bitar History , I’m the key figure of the company. It all began as a fun thing! I collected various items and I was c…

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The Decca Audition

The End. An end before they even began… On the 1 st of January in 1962, the then unknown band The Beatles performed 15 songs in Decca Records’ studio in North London. Brian Epstein, Beatles’ newly a…

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Estate Sales

Once in a while the major auction houses announce so called Estate sales auctions, meaning that the Estate of a certain person sells a great number of personally owned items at auction. There are man…

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Authenticity

Authenticity is by far the most important thing. If a guitar is presented as being personally owned by John Lennon then that ought to be true, otherwise it’s somewhat worthless. A $500 guitar is w…

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Letters and Letters

Did you that there are differences between letters and letters? It’s easy to think that all type of letters are somewhat the same thing. That’s really not the case. If someone tells me that they h…

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The Holy Grail

The term “Holy Grail” is often used in the world of collectibles to describe that something really is the best of the best – crème de la crème. For example, in regard of manuscripts and documents, th…

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The Einstein Charity

In October 1 2018, Alexander Bitar History had the great honour of announcing a truly remarkable and important charity sale regarding one of the most significant Albert Einstein papers in private h…

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Archivum Secretum Vaticanum

Have you heard about the Vatican’s Secret Archive ? That would be rather ironic due to the fact that it’s secret . However, it’s actually rather well-known that the Vatican is the owner of the worl…

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The Pope Collection

Today, the world’s most respected and powerful office is the held by the President of the United States. That’s an office that dates back to 1789 – almost 230 years ago. Many miles away from the Whit…

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A Golden Masterpiece

In the early 20 th century, more precise in the year of 1903, a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family commissioned a portrait by a painter named Gustav Klimt. Klimt was at the time one of the most prominen…

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The Last da Vinci

The auction world never disappoints. 2017 has been a truly exceptional year. Phillips New York sold the now-famous Paul Newman’s Paul Newman for a whopping amount of $17,7 million. RM Sotheby’s sold …

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