Curio Cards, the first known NFT art collection on the Ethereum blockchain, is finally coming to Christie’s auction, as Noah Davis, the “NFT Guy at Christie’s,” confirmed that the entire card set will be auctioned on October 1st. After Beeple and CryptoPunks, this will be the third renowned collection to be auctioned by Christie’s. Christie’s is a well-known British auction company that specializes in rare and exotic goods and collections. The fact that this oldest art collection has been accepted on Ethereum demonstrates the demand for and worth of historical NFT collections.
The news is true! Full set of 30 Curio Cards (no 17b included) @ChristiesInc October 1— Noah Davis (@NonFungibleNoah) August 23, 2021
On March 11, Christie’s set a new record for the most expensive sale in history when “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS” by Beeple was sold for $69 million plus. On May 11, another lot of 9 CryptoPunks sold for $17 million at auction. The whole set of 30 Curio Cards is estimated to sell for between 250 and 350 ETH ($830,890 – $1,163,246), but these are only estimates; the complete collection might sell for much more!
Curio Cards Information
Curio Cards are a one-of-a-kind “online art show and permanent gallery” that went live on May 9, 2017. It includes a set of 30 NFT card series from seven different artists, each with roughly 29,296 art featured cards. It is the oldest known “art collection” on Ethereum and ranks second among the top five historical NFT collections. They formed the foundation of the ERC-721 standard, which references and codifies key features developed by Curio Cards, together with CryptoPunks.