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DoneMar 29, 2023 10:20 AM EDT
New York, NY, United States
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Deep Impact: Lunar, Martian & Rare Meteorites

Christie's presents Deep Impact: Lunar, Martian, and Other Rare Meteorites, an online-only sale of rare meteorites open for bid between 14-28 March 2023. The weight of every known meteorite is less than the world's annual output of gold, and this sale offers spectacular examples for every collector. Over half the sale is offered at no reserve with estimates ranging from $700 to $500,000. Included in Deep Impact: a meteorite that contains the oldest matter mankind can touch; two others which contain the raw ingredients of our planets; a dozen offerings of the Moon and Mars as well as meteorites containing gems from outer space. A highlight from the sale is the largest meteorite from the asteroid Vesta to ever appear at auction. Vesta, the second largest asteroid in our solar system, is the only asteroid which can be seen with the naked eye — and this is the 5th largest extra-terrestrial object on Earth whose home can be found in the night sky. Another highlight is a meteorite from between Jupiter and Mars which evokes the emoji of awe and wonder and an appropriate response to this sale. IMPORTANT NOTICE Collection of property and shipping property to and from certain destinations is currently being impacted by the Coronavirus. Collection or shipment of your purchase will commence when circumstances permit. Quotes issued and expected delivery dates may be subject to change and there may be delays to the fulfilment of your shipment. Christie's is monitoring the situation and will keep you informed should circumstances relating to your quote and/or shipment change. .
Auction Curator:
James Hyslop
Head of Department, Scientific Instruments, Globes & Natural History
Lot Number: Lowest

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