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Christie's Milan is auctioning off the Hermès collection of a lifetime, a range of over 257 bags, homeware, and jewelry owned by a single collector.

Dubbed "Inside the Orange Box," the online-only auction includes rare finds as well as custom creations, offerings reserved only for top Hermès clients.

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Lot 72, the most expensive, is a limited edition "Picnic Kelly," a Kelly 35 handbag made of wicker estimated between €16,000 and €18,000. First introduced in Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring/Summer 2011 collection, the purse is "exceptionally rare," per Christie's, owing to the fact that wicker is a difficult material to work with.

The auction also boasts a slew of hard-to-find Birkins, rendered in a rainbow of ostrich hides: orange, purple, and blue are among the colorways.

There are also completely customized Birkins, the most expensive made of rose and mauve leather accented with gold hardware. Valued between €10,000 and €12,000, the bag is stamped with Hermès horseshoe insignia, denoting that the bag is a bespoke job.

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As Christie's explains, the presence of the coveted horseshoe stamp greatly increases the value of an Hermès bag. Most custom bags take six months to design, produce, and eventually land in a customer's hands — but some can take as long as three years.

Birkins and Kellys aside, the auction also includes some deep cuts. There's a set of 36 "Grigri" rodeo charms, accoutrements that collectors lust over; a set of 14 equestrian-themed ashtrays; and a selection of Hermès' playful "sac à malice" — "bag of tricks" — including one adorned with an ice cream cone and an opera singer.

The auction ends on June 23 at 12 p.m. CEST, so wallets at the ready!

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