Beating Big Auction Houses At Their Own Game

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/entrepreneurs-sothebys-auciton-collectibles-thanks-for-memories.html

“As a top lieutenant at Sotheby’s for nine years, Leila Dunbar sold $75 million worth of collectibles from the worlds of sports, entertainment and art. Big-ticket items included the 20-by-20-foot center-court panel of the Boston Garden’s parquet floor, complete with the famous leprechaun image (sold for $331,000); the bat Babe Ruth swung when he hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium ($1.25 million); and the Volkswagen Beetle convertible known as the “Shag Mobile” in the first Austin Powers movie…”