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Out of This World

Natural History, Space Exploration, Entertainment Memorabilia

A contemporary cabinet of curiosities

In the grand tapestry of human curiosity, there exists a thread woven with the remnants of worlds both ancient and extraterrestrial, with creatures that once roamed the primordial landscapes and celestial artefacts that traverse the cosmos.

Dinosaurs, those towering titans of the prehistoric past, have long captivated our collective imagination. Their fossilised remains, etched in stone, serve as portals to a time when the Earth bore witness to giants. But the allure of the prehistoric is just one facet of our enchantment.

Meteorites, fragments of celestial bodies that have traversed the vastness of space to grace our planet’s sur- face, embody the essence of cosmic fascination. These stony messengers from the cosmos carry with them the stories of the universe itself, drawing collectors into a quest for fragments of the stars.

Last but certainly not least, we also present you the tangible relics of cinematic storytelling, the very items used on the screen, the canvas of the imagination. These artefacts, born from the realm of fiction, hold a unique fascination, for they are the embodiment of our shared dreams and fantasies brought to life on the silver screen.

After the remarkable success of selling the first complete T. rex skeleton outside the US, and only the third one globally, we refused to rest on our laurels. Instead, we have chosen to embark on the journey of our third edition of ‘Out of This World,’ presenting to you a fresh and meticulously curated selection of Natural Wonders and Human Achievements.

Christian Link
Head of departement Natural History & Science

Current auctions




VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 17 JUNE AUCTION


'ARTEMIS' THE FOREST DWELLER


A 150-million-year-old sprinting herbivore

Christian Link and Yolanda Schicker-Siber present this astonishingly complete and beautiful skeleton of a Dryosaurus, and discuss how it may have actually looked back in the Jurassic period.

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EXISTS TO DESTROY, DESTROYS TO EXIST


TWO AUTHENTIC H. R. GIGER 'ALIEN' ARTEFACTS

In the 'Out of This World IV' auction, a vintage 1978 'Alien' hand and a 2017 'Alien' puppet will be offered. Christian Link tells their stories.

A REAL PIECE OF THE MOON


GIANT LUNAR METEORITE

This moon meteorite of over 2 kilos is a rare and fascinating piece of Earth's only natural satellite.

TINY TEETH, BIG BITE


DIPLOCAULUS SKULL

Yolanda Schicker-Siber examines the 270-million-year-old skull of one of the most successful predators of the late Permian period.

LIGHTNING TURNED TO GLASS


FORKED FULGURITE

When lightning strikes sand, it very rarely turns it into glass, in a shape which the ancients called 'Zeus's beard'. Yolanda Schicker-Siber and Christian Link discuss a piece that is extremely rare due to its large size.

Videos from past auctions >>

Next Auctions


Auction: 17 June 2024, catalogue online circa 21 May.

Auction: 25 November 2024, consignments accepted until late September 2024.


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If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.

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Ulrike Gruben
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SELECTED RESULTS Out of this world


PORSCHE 356SC PAINTED BY ALFREDO HÄBERLI

Project 'Gewicht der Leichtigkeit' (The Weight of Lightness) 356 SC 1600 Karmann Coupé Vehicle ID No: 216606 Engine type: 616/6 Power: 95 hp
PORSCHE 356SC PAINTED BY ALFREDO HÄBERLI
PORSCHE 356SC PAINTED BY ALFREDO HÄBERLI

CHF 187 500

FOSSIL CROCODILE

Crocodylia Messel, Darmstadt, Germany Eocene, circa 50 million years 55 × 135 × 9 cm
FOSSIL CROCODILE
FOSSIL CROCODILE

CHF 200 000

CALLISTO' THE TRICERATOPS

Triceratops horridus Stoddard Ranch, Lance Creek Formation, Wyoming Discovered: 2020 Excavated: 2021 Original bone mass: 74% 125 cm (frill to beak) 100 cm (length) 93 cm (height) 165 cm (hight on stand)
CALLISTO'
THE TRICERATOPS
CALLISTO' THE TRICERATOPS

CHF 450 000

DUCATI 750S

Type: Ducati DM 750 S Serial no.: DM7 50S 756 727 Cylinder capacity: 746 cm3 Unladen weight: 200 kg Total weight: 352 kg Mileage: 10 107 km
DUCATI 750S
DUCATI 750S

CHF 50 000

ICHTHYOSAUR IN MATRIX

Stenopterygius quadriscissus Lower Jurassic, circa 200 million years Holzmaden, Germany 124 × 32 cm
ICHTHYOSAUR IN MATRIX
ICHTHYOSAUR IN MATRIX

CHF 75 000

GIANT TIGER IRON

2.5 billion years 55 × 303 × 4 cm 190 kg Mineral Information: Silicon dioxide (silicates) in combination with red jasper and hematite (oxides and hydroxides) Chemical Composition: SiO2 with Fe2O3 Color: Golden yellow, brick red and metallic grey Hardness: 5 to 7 (Mohs) Specific Gravity: 2.64 - 2.71 Refractive Index: 1.544 - 3.22
GIANT TIGER IRON
GIANT TIGER IRON

CHF 112 500

PTEROSAUR FOSSIL

Ramphorhynchus gemmingi Late Jurassic, 145–164 million years Eichstaett, Germany, Solnhofen Limestone 124 × 65 cm (slab) 88 × 43 cm (fossil)
PTEROSAUR FOSSIL
PTEROSAUR FOSSIL

CHF 122 300

SKULL OF EURHINOSAURUS LONGIROSTRIS

The largest example ever discovered Middle Toarcian, circa 180 million years Holzmaden, Germany 227 × 45 cm
SKULL OF EURHINOSAURUS LONGIROSTRIS
SKULL OF EURHINOSAURUS LONGIROSTRIS

CHF 134 500

GOLD NUGGET

Victoria, Australia RF Analysis: Gold: 992/-, Silver 4/-,PT 0,45/- 1 647 g 16.8 × 8.8 cm
GOLD NUGGET
GOLD NUGGET

CHF 158 900

EDDY MERCKX RIDDEN DE ROSA BICYCLE

Italy, 1974 Probably ridden in the 1974 Tour de France and/or the 1974 Giro d'Italia 167 × 94 cm
EDDY MERCKX RIDDEN DE ROSA BICYCLE
EDDY MERCKX RIDDEN DE ROSA BICYCLE

CHF 22 260