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Aste Bolaffi

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https://astebolaffi.it | +39 011-019-9101
Via Manzoni, 7 , Milano, Italy

The auction house was established in the early Nineties, but the connection between the name Bolaffi and the world of collecting is far older and covers more than a century of history. It is a story that begins in 1890, when a young Alberto Bolaffi Sr., who had an eye for the customs of the time and collector’s tastes, transitioned from the exchange of stamps to the purchase and sale of stamps, opening a philatelic business in Turin. It was the beginning of an entrepreneurial adventure that continued seamlessly until the third millennium, with the fourth generation at the helm. Auctions were a natural progression from that commercial philatelic business, soon expanding into the numismatic sector and then vintage posters, and quickly becoming a point of reference for the national market.

Today, almost 130 years later, Aste Bolaffi examines, advises, and sells with the same passion and attention to detail that defined it from the outset, with the addition of careful monitoring of the international market, solid expertise developed over decades of study and important sales, an eye for trends in the most varied fields of collection, and the use of the latest digital technology.

    • Aste Bolaffi - Apr 17, 2019

      Jack Torrance’s jacket in The Shining was sold by Aste Bolaffi for 24,000 euros (including buyer’s premium). After a long battle of Internet bids, a Californian collector won the jacket included in the cinema auction dedicated to Stanley Kubrick. The burgundy velvet jacket, one of the most iconic sta...

    • Aste Bolaffi - Apr 17, 2019

      Salvatore Quasimodo’s Nobel Prize Medal has been sold for 125,000 euros (buyer’s fees included) today at Bolaffi Auctions in Turin. The lot, which can not be exported outside the Italian territory, because of a procedure of cultural interest by the Italian Ministry, was purchased by an Italian numismatics dealer from Florence. Pa...

    • Aste Bolaffi - Apr 17, 2019

      AC Milan’s charter top lot, sold for 93.750 euros to a Milan lawyer Gigi Riva’s shirt goes back home: sold to Cagliari Football Club 100% of lots sold and 140.000 euros (including commissions) is the total result of Aste Bolaffi’s Football Memorabilia auction that took place today in Milan. The top lot of the sale, which featur...

    • Aste Bolaffi - Mar 25, 2018

      Leads of the sale: Stile Bertone and Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage Aste Bolaffi first “Classic Cars and Motorcycles” auction was attend by over 300 collectors and motor enthusiasts from all over the world last May 23 at “La Pista di Arese” (Milan). The targeted decision to offer both unique and rare cars and more affordable...