I found it kind of amusing that on Friday I got an email from Acker proclaiming them the winner of the “Triple Crown” which is the most sales in America, Asia, and the World.
The firm’s US$45 million in sales and over 900 world records were both up an incredible 50% versus the same six months in 2016, as the world’s top collectors continue to choose Acker Merrall to buy and sell the world’s finest and rarest wines.
Today I get an email from HDH and it says:
Consign Now: Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Retains Status as Leader of the US Auction Market for the First Half of 2017 June Auction Brings HDH’s US Auction Sales to $24M…In a monumental two-day sale this past weekend, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. cemented its status as the #1 wine auction house in the US for the first half of 2017, exceeding its nearest competitor by over 40%. Thus far this year, HDH has sold 100% of the 8,322 lots offered for a total of $24.3 million. In addition, HDH leads the online wine auction market, having sold over $3.5 million in their mobile-only sales since January.
I don’t know if it is a difference in quantifying “sales” or who is right. I still scratch my head that Acker is able to do the amount of volume that they apparently sell. They still claim to get significant consignments, I would think if things were still astray they would have a massive target on their backs.
anyways, I thought it was entertaining. Although, I could be missing something.