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NEW BOOK: Treasures and Visions – Stockholm’s Auktionsverk 350 years 

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The book tells the exciting story of the world’s oldest auction house. Stockholms Auktionsverk was founded in 1647 by Privy Councillor Claes Rålamb, a power player in Sweden during the Age of Great Power. Here, Stockholmers could sell their goods for “real money” in the event of debt, death or other life-changing situations.

Over the past 350 years, millions of objects have changed hands – from everyday objects and livestock to exclusive art, sneakers and rare books. Stockholms Auktionsverk thus becomes a mirror of Swedish cultural history from the 17th century to the present day.

The book also tells the story of hundreds of unique objects that have been auctioned at Stockholms Auktionsverk. The customers range from women traders to royalty, authors and major collectors.

The book also looks into the future – what will be the antiques of the future and what impact will AI and other digital innovations have on the auction industry?

Klenoder och Visioner is written by cultural journalist Bo Madestrand and expert Tom Österman of the platform Auctionet, which today owns Stockholms Auktionsverk. It also contains many new photographs by Patrick Miller and Lars Trangius.

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