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  • Chinese Porcelain Cup Fetches $36 Million in Hong Kong Auction

    Ivan Andrews / 2 days ago
    Chinese Porcelain Cup Fetches $36 Million in Hong Kong Auction

    The investment in art is increasing with every passing day by the elite Chinese. This all has happened despite the lull in economy. Of the numerous auctions which have been held in Hong Kong, it has been seen that Chinese are the biggest spenders. The latest example can be cited of the auction which took [...]

  • A pair of Japanese mangoes fetches $3,000

    Alberto / 4 days ago
    A pair of Japanese mangoes fetches $3,000

    A pair of fully ripe mangoes hailing from Miyazaki, southwestern Japan, has fetched an astronomical price of around $ 3,000 at an auction held on 10th April 2014. As per media reports this is the special fruit’s first auction of this season. The unique mangoes comes under the brand name of the “Taiyo no Tamago” [...]

  • The $1.5 million golden nugget: World’s largest single crystal of gold discovered

    Alberto / 4 days ago
    The $1.5 million golden nugget: World’s largest single crystal of gold discovered

    The news report that is creating ripples globally is the recent discovery of the world’s largest single crystal of gold by government experts. The unique and the stunning piece are estimated to be worth a whopping $1.5 million. The nugget was reportedly found in a river in Venezuela four decades back. Interestingly, the researchers working [...]

  • Asia Week New York reports record sales of $ 200 million

    Alberto / 4 days ago
    Asia Week New York reports record sales of $ 200 million

    The 9-day long Asian art auction cum exhibition organized by the distinguished international journal Asia Week New York reportedly ended on an unexpectedly high note. According to news reports, the gala event exceeded the sales figures achieved last year by a phenomenal margin of over $25 million thereby establishing a new benchmark of $200 million. [...]

  • Rare Ming cup auctioned for $36 million

    Alberto / 6 days ago
    Rare Ming cup auctioned for $36 million

    A very precious and rare cup originating from the famous Chinese Ming dynasty which was displayed at an auction in Hong Kong recently fetched a record breaking price of $36 million.  Incidentally, this is the highest amount fetched till date for any kind of porcelain item. The auction house Sotheby’s disclosed that wealthy Shanghai collector [...]

  • ‘French mistress’ roadster worth $6.6 million tops auctions

    Ivan Andrews / 13 days ago
    ‘French mistress’ roadster worth $6.6 million tops auctions

    Rich car collectors are spending a lot. The reports speak so as a 1937 French Roadster was sold recently for $6.6 million. The total sales at this weekend sale were around $66.8 million giving credential to the fact that the rich are indeed spending a great despite all the talk of recession. Famed collector and [...]

  • Tiffany art glass vase fetched $60,000 at Woody Auction

    Alberto / 13 days ago
    Tiffany art glass vase fetched $60,000 at Woody Auction

    A beautiful and grand museum quality “Louis Comfort Tiffany” art glass vase that comes in soothing pastel white green shades along with intricately engraved calla lily decor and containing several beetles and spider highlights managed to fetch an exorbitant amount of $60, 000 in a recently conducted auction. The breath taking piece is part of [...]

  • $45 Million for a Viola – Are Music Lovers Listening?

    Ivan Andrews / 15 days ago
    $45 Million for a Viola – Are Music Lovers Listening?

    Violas which bear a stark similarity to violins have been gaining popularity with musicians. These are generally larger than violins and have lower pitch. Nothing amusing, one would point out, till you read this. One of these violas is set to sell for around $45 million in an upcoming sale in June. Sotheby’s which would [...]

  • Rare Magenta Postage Stamp Sells For a Record Price

    Ivan Andrews / 15 days ago
    Rare Magenta Postage Stamp Sells For a Record Price

    Stamp collection can turn to be a profitable venture. A One Cent Magenta postage stamp which was printed in British Guiana in 1856 is expected to be auctioned for price varying from $10-20 Million. The stamp is owned by Du Pont whose wealth was in the range of $250 million, a chemical company heir who [...]

  • Sotheby’s expects record price for rare Stradivari viola

    Alberto / 19 days ago
    Sotheby’s expects record price for rare Stradivari viola

    Reputed auction house Sotheby’s expects to fetch a record-breaking price in lieu of a closed sale that commenced on the last week of March 2014 in New York City. The coveted item in question is the world’s greatest viola “Macdonald” that was handcrafted by iconic Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari way back in the year 1719. [...]

  • 1856 one cent stamp may sell for $20 million – the costliest ever!

    Alberto / 20 days ago
    1856 one cent stamp may sell for $20 million – the costliest ever!

    A casual glance by an observer at the little dirty dark red heavily postmarked two centimeters wide stamp may appear hardly worth a second glance. However the very rare one cent magenta postage stamp which was issued in the British Guyana way back in the year 1856 can claim the honor of being the world’s [...]

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