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  • Rare Ming cup auctioned for $36 million

    Alberto / 14 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 / 21 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 / 21 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 / 23 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 / 23 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 / 27 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 / 28 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 [...]

  • Gaitonde’s work fetches over $2.5mn in NY sale

    Alberto / 28 days ago
    Gaitonde’s work fetches over $2.5mn in NY sale

    Well known Indian artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde’s much appreciated artwork fetched an exorbitant amount of over $2.5 million at the recent concluded sale held by world renowned auctioneers Sotheby’s in New York City on 19th March 2014. The auctioneers even claimed in their statement released to the media that the entire “Modern and Contemporary South [...]

  • Lewis Carroll letter fetches 11,825 pounds at auction

    Alberto / 33 days ago
    Lewis Carroll letter fetches 11,825 pounds at auction

    A handwritten letter penned by critically acclaimed author Lewis Carroll of “Alice in Wonderland” fame where Carroll candidly admits that he sometimes wished he would not have written any kind of books at all has reportedly been sold for 11, 825 pounds or $19, 500 at a recently conducted auction. Interestingly the British author wrote [...]

  • Britain set to lose 500-year-old dictionary

    Alberto / 35 days ago
    Britain set to lose 500-year-old dictionary

    Media reports suggest that Britain is almost on the verge of losing one of their oldest marvels of ancient literary heritage, a 500-year-old dictionary. The 1483 dated bilingual Middle English-Latin dictionary, also known as “The Catholicon Anglicum” is the earliest version of an English Dictionary till date that has been safely preserved in the UK. [...]

  • Lennon’s work of art to go under the hammer

    Alberto / 36 days ago
    Lennon’s work of art to go under the hammer

    A huge array of collections from John Lennon’s work which includes poems, prose along with his authentic drawings is all gearing up for the auction block. Renowned British auction house Sotheby’s’ announced the greatest collection of John Lennon’s autographed drawings and manuscripts would be under the hammer. All these works were produced by the great [...]

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