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The four major international auction houses have all confirmed record sales for 2007.

The Rothschild Faberge Egg
The Rothschild Fabergé egg sold to the Russian National Museum for £8.9 million

Christie's, the dominant saleroom over the previous two years, barely clung onto its lead with $6.3 billion (£3.1 billion) of sales against Sotheby's $6.2 billion (up 51 per cent)...

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