Unbeknownst to most Bangkokians, on the first Saturday of every other month, a group of bidders gather at River City Bangkok for the RCB Auction with bid cards ready in hand. When the clock strikes, the auction chant from the auctioneers go off and bid cards go flying up. Collectors of antiques and artwork have come with strategies in hopes to take their prized items home through this monthly auction event on the river.
Harking back to 1985, Riverside Auction House was established to promote art and antique. Since then, this auction house, now known as RCB Auction has held monthly auctions for a few decades in River City Bangkok and continues to be a node for passionate collectors to gather items that interest them. From beautiful porcelain to magnificent sculptures, the auctions have seen striking pieces of history come through and brought home by those lucky to win out their bids.
Should you ever need a piece to accent your home or simply want to experience the subtle intensity of an auction, check out the auction calendar and drop by the RCB Auction. You will find yourself amongst buyers and sellers of the trade and be able to witness prices going higher and higher. Do not fool yourself into thinking these are simply rich folks with money to spare and nonchalantly making purchasing. Stay a while and you might observe and learn some auctioning strategies. You might get into it and get yourself a whole new collection of art.