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  • Leica Becomes the Most Expensive Digital Camera at $1.8 Million to be Auctioned

    Ivan Andrews / 131 days ago
    Leica Becomes the Most Expensive Digital Camera at $1.8 Million to be Auctioned

    Leica is known in the world over for producing cameras which have been sold for over one million dollars in the past. The latest to fall in this category is the Leica M Typ 240. The same was auctioned for $1.8 million by Sotheby’s. The auction was indeed special as only one unit of this [...]

  • Jesse Owens’ 1936 gold medal sold for nearly $1.5 million

    Louine Hope / 132 days ago
    Jesse Owens’ 1936 gold medal sold for nearly $1.5 million

    Jesse Owen’s 1936 gold medal sold at an auction for $1,466,574, setting another record for the highest price ever paid for an Olympic memorabilia. This shattered the previous record of $865, 000 paid for a silver cup won during the 1896 first modern-day Olympic marathon. What is most notable about this Olympic piece is that [...]

  • Norman Rockwell painting sets auction record for $46 million

    Louine Hope / 134 days ago
    Norman Rockwell painting sets auction record for $46 million

    Three of Normal Rockwell’s prized paintings as well as his four other works were sold in a recent auction at Sotheby’s. Bought for $46 million, Saying Grace, set a record for the highest price ever paid for an American painting at an auction.  It went more than twice its pre-sale estimate of $15-$20 million. His [...]

  • Edward Hopper painting sets record for $40.5 million

    Louine Hope / 135 days ago
    Edward Hopper painting sets record for $40.5 million

    Edward Hopper’s portrait sets auction record after beating sale expectations and sold for $40.5 million at Christie’s. The 1934 painting “East Wind Over Weehawken” is the most expensive Hopper ever sold, surpassing the record of “Hotel Window” for $26.9 million. It exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $22 million to $28 million. The American realist’s work [...]

  • John F. Kennedy bomber jacket sells for $570,000

    Louine Hope / 136 days ago
    John F. Kennedy bomber jacket sells for $570,000

    President John F. Kennedy’s air force bomber Jacket was sold for $570, 000 at an auction. The jacket, containing the president’s patch and presidential seal, was given by JFK to his assistant and longtime aide for 50 years, David Powers. The item was among the memorabilia that were recovered from the drawers and file cabinets [...]

  • Violin played as Titanic went down sells for $1.45M

    Louine Hope / 140 days ago
    Violin played as Titanic went down sells for $1.45M

    The German-made violin that was played by Wallace Hartley as the Titanic ship is sinking has sold for 900,000 pounds (some $1.45 million) at auction in London. Bandmaster Hartley played the hymn, Nearer My God To Thee, to calm the passengers as the ship hit an iceberg at the North Atlantic in April 1912 which [...]

  • Rare Ferrari fetched a record price of $14.3M at Sotheby’s

    Louine Hope / 140 days ago
    Rare Ferrari fetched a record price of $14.3M at Sotheby’s

    A rare red 1964 Ferrari 250 ML was sold for $14.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction recently in coordination with RM Auctions. It is estimated to sell between $12 million and $15 million. It has surpassed the previous record for a Ferrari LM worth $6.9 million. The treasured car was bought by an anonymous bidder [...]

  • $39,700 bottle of wine sets record

    Louine Hope / 141 days ago
    $39,700 bottle of wine sets record

    Another wine sets a record for being the most expensive to be sold at auction. A case of 1978 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru burgundy was sold for $476, 280 at an auction in Hongkong, selling three times the high estimate for the case. It is about $39, 700 per bottle or $4, 900 per glass. Billionaire [...]

  • Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Racing Suit sells for $984, 000

    Louine Hope / 143 days ago
    Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Racing Suit sells for $984, 000

    Steve McQueen’s Le Mans racing suit was sold in an auction for $984, 000, earning the title of the ‘most expensive piece of automobile memorabilia ever sold at an auction.’ Its expected price is only between $200, 000 and $300, 000. McQueen is one of the most iconic names in Hollywood. The item was worn [...]

  • Wang Jianlin spends $28 million for a Picasso art

    Louine Hope / 143 days ago
    Wang Jianlin spends $28 million for a Picasso art

    China’s richest man Wang Jianlin spent $28 million for a Picasso painting at Christie’s auction in New York. The founder of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group brought “Claude et Paloma”, Picasso’s 1950 work which features his two youngest children. It was expected to fetch from $9 million to $12 million. Mr. Wang was among the [...]

  • Female diplodocus dinosaur sells for $650,000 at a UK auction

    Louine Hope / 143 days ago
    Female diplodocus dinosaur sells for $650,000 at a UK auction

    A rare 17-metre (56 ft) skeleton of a female diplodocus dinosaur was sold for $651,100 (400,000 pounds) at a UK auction recently. The auctioneers Summers Place Auction declined to divulge the identity of the buyer which is from a public institution. Nicknamed as “Misty” who lived about 160 million years ago, the dinosaur was found [...]

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