Special Projects


Sotheby's has the ability to turn remarkable offerings into national and international icons. Our Special Projects department offers a customised sales platform for highly important objects that ignite the imagination of the press, public, institutions and collectors.

Our team is based in New York and comprises Sotheby's most seasoned experts, led by David Redden, who has conceived and led extraordinary sales since 1974. The Special Projects auctions he and his team have organised have generated unprecedented media and collector attention and have resulted in sales that far surpassed expectations. These unique experiences included wonderful and unusual sales, from The Forbes Collection of Imperial Fabergé Easter Eggs to the Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. Whether it is The Perot Foundation's 710-year-old copy of the Magna Carta or the First Printing of the Declaration of Independence, the Four Battle Flags from the American Revolution or Custer's Last Flag, Sotheby’s Special Projects department creates international interest for unique objects with highly creative sales strategies.

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