Robert Elliott Meteorite Collection totals $18,000 at Lyon & Turnbull


2015-06-26 13:24:16


Robert Elliott Meteorite Collection totals $18,000 at Lyon & Turnbull

Part III of the Robert Elliott Meteorite Collection has sold to fund a new search

The Robert Elliott Meteorite Collection Part III has sold at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh, helping the collector fund his latest search.

Rob Elliott Hambledon MeteoriteElliott has previously sold meteorites to institutions across the world

The collection realised 11,460 ($17,946) on August 20, with a 97g piece of Seychan meteoritefound in Russia in 1967 selling as top lot, making 3,200 ($5,011) - a 77.7% increase on estimate.

Elliott is a respected name in meteorite collecting, working as a full-time dealer as well as establishing a fine collection. Proceeds from the sale will enable him to continue the hunt for rare meteorite finds.

In October 2012, Heritage Auctions sold the largest piece of moon rock ever to appear at auction for $330,000.

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