Extrema Entertainment Announces First-Ever Christie’s Auction of Michael Farmer’s Collection March 23, 2022 to April 6, 2022 |
Michael Farmermeteorite hunter and globetrotter, offers a selection of 84 unique rare meteorites from his private collection for sale at Christie’s (London) in its first-ever global online auction
TUCSON, Ariz., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Farmer by Michael Farmer Meteorites, is featured in its first-ever auction at Christie’s London from March 23, 2022 by April 6, 2022 in line (https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/meteorites-collection-michael-farmer/lots/2182). The auction includes collectibles from Michael’s personal private collection, many of which are one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen meteorites from across the galaxy, and others that have been displayed in various museums around the world, including the Smithsonian Museum, The Natural History Museum (London), Arizona State University – which has the largest collection of academic studies in the world, and others.
“Meteorite collectors want to own pieces that are hard to find, especially rare pieces that few have. Some of the historical pieces available at auction that have museum provenance are worth many times what a similar piece is worth without documentation Collectors want to have rare items in their hands, and meteorites are some of the rarest items we can own,” said Michael Farmer.
Meteor hunting is not for the faint of heart. It involves a lot of risk – time, effort and the gamble of whether each trip will pay off. Over thirty percent of trips end with nothing recovered. Rocks fall from the sky and land all over the planet. They fall into the ocean, desert and other areas where they are probably lost forever.
There are only about 20 active meteor hunters in the world today who will answer the call, quit their lives, jump on a plane and fly around the world at any given time to retrieve fallen rocks from the sky. That’s what Michael does – every day. The meteorites he has from these trips are up for auction at Christie’s at London (accessible online worldwide) from Michael’s personal private collection.
“This sale marks the first online auction of meteorites from London. This collection has been built up over almost three decades by Michael Farmer, who traveled the world in search of the rarest meteorites. This is a truly exciting opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the finest examples on the market, many in pristine condition and with exceptional provenance,” said James HyslopHead of Science and Natural History, Christie’s.
“There are a lot of auction houses, just like there are a lot of jewelry stores. Christie’s is the Tiffany of auction houses. Buyers trust them, and when something comes up there, it’s been scrutinized and appraised by them. It is a privilege to work with them to make these rare pieces available to other collectors in my private collection through them,” said Michael.
On Michael Farmer
Former military intelligence specialist who has become a meteor hunter since 1996. His adventures have taken him to the four corners of the globe, including 6 continents and 84 countries, including 120 times for Morocco21 times for Oman6 times for Kenyamore remote areas such as Siberia, Burkina Fasothe High Andes in Boliviaand more.
About Extrema Entertainment, LLC
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Its founder and CEO, Aline Griffin, is an actor, producer and soon to be an author. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Ms. Griffin seeks to earn lifetime rights for people of interest and use entertainment media and literature to share their incredible stories with the world.
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