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  • Sotheby’s expects record price for rare Stradivari viola

    Alberto / 21 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 / 22 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 / 22 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 / 27 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 / 29 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 / 30 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 [...]

  • 1936 Nobel Peace Prize to be auctioned in Baltimore

    Alberto / 30 days ago
    1936 Nobel Peace Prize to be auctioned in Baltimore

    An extremely rare and prestigious 1936 Nobel Peace Prize which has been only very recently discovered at a tiny South American pawn shop will soon land up at an auction table. Interestingly this prestigious award is only the second Nobel Peace Prize which has been brought for the auction by an individual from Latin America. [...]

  • Cowan’s to auction museum owned Asian Art on March 24 2014

    Alberto / 34 days ago
    Cowan’s to auction museum owned Asian Art on March 24 2014

    One of the largest global auction houses Cowan’s is all set to host one of their unique live salesroom Asian Art auctions on 24th March 2014. Reportedly, the live sale would feature magnificent collections of around 800 items from the Zanesville Museum of Art which includes beautiful South Asian and Chinese bronze artefacts, wonderful early [...]

  • Can you refuse the offer? Capone’s mansion for sale

    Ivan Andrews / 34 days ago
    Can you refuse the offer? Capone’s mansion for sale

    An ocean front property located on Miami’s beach is on sale. Nothing unusual in this, you might say, but consider the fact that this real estate property was the one where Chicago gangster Al Capone died after he was released from Alcatraz. The property has been listed for an asking price of $8.5 million. The [...]

  • Einstein’s letter to US soldier on sale for $40,000

    Alberto / 36 days ago
    Einstein’s letter to US soldier on sale for $40,000

    An unpublished letter written by the world renowned scientist Albert Einstein in the year 1945 where he tries to explain to a group of American soldiers his theory that “space should be looked at as a four-dimensional continuum” was put up for sale for an exorbitant amount of $40,000. The one-page typed letter penned by [...]

  • In a Crystal Decanter: Single Malt Macallan Scotch sold for $628,000

    Ivan Andrews / 37 days ago
    In a Crystal Decanter: Single Malt Macallan Scotch sold for $628,000

    Scotch on the rocks on your mind? Well, you could end up paying half a million of dollars for the same. In a recent auction held in Hong Kong, wine lovers had to pay $628, 000 for a bottle of whisky. This in turn turned out to be the most expensive single malt whisky which [...]

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