I've arrived at the auction house. There is a good size crowd and it will be interesting to see how the lots move.
UPDATE: It was an interesting auction. The early lots featured mature bordeaux (1949, 1950, early 60s) and the interest was rather tepid. The action picked up significantly but there certainly were some good deals to be had with many bottles going for below the average US market price (as determined by wine-searcher.com and vinfolio).
As always, the staff at Ritchies put on a great auction.