Signa: Pepper spray, butt cash field, cigars – The weird sale of Benko stock | EUROtoday
Pepper Spray, Butt Money Box, Marble Table – The Bizarre Sale of Benko Inventory
After the chapter of the Signa Group, the stock of René Benko's workplace is now additionally on the market. The commercials additionally present a glance behind the scenes of the bancrupt firm. There are weird issues among the many bids – and a few bargains.
DThe Elbtower goes beneath the hammer – for a minimal bid of 20 euros. Although the supply just isn’t in regards to the ruined constructing on Hamburg's Elbe Bridges, however somewhat a mannequin of the completed constructing product of glass, it’s nonetheless a discount.
After a primary public sale spherical with objects from the Signa headquarters, the furnishings of René Benko's private workplace wing are actually being auctioned. This is a consequence of the chapter of the true property empire. The catalog from the Palais Harrach, which the Austrian public sale home Aurena printed on-line on Friday, offers an perception into the failed self-made billionaire's want for illustration.
After greater than 1,000 gadgets from Signa Holding's headquarters within the Palais Harrach have already been auctioned, an additional 1,000 gadgets from the primary ground – the primary ground, which René Benko personally used as an workplace and illustration space – are actually going beneath the hammer.
Benko's desk stands on a base product of Italian Nero Marquina marble. The two-meter-large couch desk can also be product of marble, others shine gold. The trendy traces distinction with the stucco on the partitions of the workplace wing. There is a big custom-made carpet on the ground. He can also be out there.
What was on the tables was additionally fascinating: not only a humidor for tremendous cigars, but additionally a field product of tremendous wooden with a glass lid wherein smartphones will be saved and charged in a safe method. And a gold-colored rabbit-shaped cash field from the Dutch designer model Pols Potten – with an insertion slot on the animal's butt.
Four outdated problems with the Austrian weekly journal “Profil” are additionally out there with the Signa founder on the quilt and the headline “Boyman Benko”. Two cans of pepper spray and an open bottle of Jack Daniel's can be found in case of emergencies.
And then after all there are numerous fashions of Signa tasks: replicas of the costly, prestigious Chrysler Building from New York in addition to the mundane Vienna industrial district Austria Campus and Benko's first main undertaking, the Innsbruck division retailer Tyrol. Some black and white photos of tasks are additionally out there.
A wall lamp within the form of the Signa brand, branded energy banks and the handmade leather-based wastebaskets, some buyer magazines and the Signa snow globe may all be collectible. Firewood has extra sensible worth for the workplace fire. There is not any minimal bid for the objects. The bids are at present correspondingly low.
A variety of designer seats, sideboards, lamps or the fashionable 78-light chandelier from the stairwell might be actual bargains. However, there’s a huge catch: all gadgets are for self-collection. This ought to restrict the best bids acquired by February twenty ninth principally to Viennese. An on-site inspection of the objects is feasible.
In any case, one factor is obvious: the public sale won’t even start to cowl the 8.6 billion euros that the collectors are demanding from the bancrupt holding firm alone.