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Letters from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, One of Her Custom Tuxedos & More at LA Auction

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An exclusive collection of Marlene Dietrich memorabilia, including racy letters between the star and author Ernest Hemingway and one of her iconic custom-made tuxedos, will be auctioned off in Los Angeles in April. 

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Rare Jackets Worn By Beatles in Help! All Set For Can't Buy Me Love 50th Anniversary Auction

Feb 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 50th anniversary of the release of Can't Buy Me Love is coming up on March 20, and to celebrate the occasion, Omega Auctions is holding a one-off auction for all you Beatles collectors. Included in the some 200 offerings will be rare vinyl and a wide array of memorabilia, but the real star of the event are the jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1965 film Help!, which they also wore on the cover of the film's soundtrack album.   

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Maharaja's Extravagant $3M Banquet Service On Display in Germany's Faberge Museum

Feb 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Maharaja of Patiala was known for many things (like officially fathering 88 kids!), but is especially remembered for his lavish and extravagant tastes — especially the "Patiala Necklace" Cartier made using almost 3,000 diamonds. It only makes sense that his dining preferences reflected this, especially his banquet service which was crafted by the England's leading gold and silversmiths. 

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Glendiffich 50 Sells for Over $22k at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most whisky connoisseurs would be happy to go down to a well-stocked liquor store and pick out a nice bottle of single malt to enjoy. But there's a whole class of individuals for whom the usual fare — no matter how varied or rare — will never be enough. These collectors and speculators migrate towards whisky sales, like the one recently held in Edinburgh.

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Wellington Estate: Part Playboy Mansion, Part Equestrian Paradise

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For serious equestrians, a luxury home is great, but it doesn't mean much without a spacious parcel of land to sit on. It just so happens that the Wellington Equestrian Estate in Florida has both and will soon be auctioned off on-site during the Platinum Luxury Auctions March 1 event.

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Ultra-Rare 1950 Sleeping Beauty Rolex Sells for Record-Breaking $1.14 Million at Christie's

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Aficionados of luxury timepieces got a shock the other day when a rare Rolex made in 1950, sold for more than four times its estimate and set a new world record. The remarkable result was achieved at Christie’s New York sale of Important Watc

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Promo Poster for Fellini's La Dolce Vita is Star of Movie-Memorabilia Auction That Fetched $1.8M+

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Heritage Auctions sold more than $1.8M worth of entertainment-related artifacts at their Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas (which ended on November 17). Among the pieces of film memorabilia and collectibles that sold, the star lot — and the most expensive at $41,825 — is a one-sheet for the Federico Fellini 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

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$13.5M Estate Within Renowned Kapalua Resort Ready For No-Reserve Auction

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Kapalua Resort is a luxury development in Maui that spreads across 22,000-acres, featuring a variety of golf courses, restaurants, marine life preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and of course, gorgeous homes. Within this development rests Kapalua Place, an incredibly secluded and gated enclave that has only eight estates. 

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Rare Mineral Specimens Net Over $2M At Nature & Science Auction

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The term “rock stars” is redefined as these mineral specimens netted more than $2M at Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science auction on October 19-20 in Dallas, Texas. A purple fluorite specimen that measures out to a five-inch square of barite, sphalerite, and calcite crystal accents that sold for $125k was the highest-priced lot of the two-day event. 

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Own a Piece of the Legendary Lanesborough London at Their Auction This December

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the iconic Lanesborough gears up for a refurbishment, it's giving the public a chance to keep a part of its legacy alive by owning a part of the property. From December 9-13, 2013, the hotel will hold an auction with over 3,000 lots featuring period furnishings, artwork and artifacts that have made up the property’s signature 18th century style and sophistication.

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Giacometti Painting Nets $33M During Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Artist Alberto Giacometti’s 1954 portrait of his brother, Diego en chemise ecossaise, sold for $32.6M during a weeklong series of sales of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s. The price set a world record for a painting by Giacometti, as the previous most expensive rendering for the artist was Portrait de Caroline.

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You Determine the Price: Michael Jordan's Highland Park Estate Prepares for Live Auction

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Back in May we told you about Michael Jordan's listed Highland Park, Illinois home getting a pretty significant price drop from $29M to $21M. Well, apparently that was still too pricey because the luxury pad hasn't sold. 

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One-of-a-Kind Leica Digital Rangefinder on Bid at Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are so many fantastic items up for grabs in the Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction put on by Sotheby's that we had a really hard time figuring out which ones we wanted to highlight. Scheduled to take place on November 23 in New York, the auction will be benefiting the popular AIDS charity (RED) — which was started by Bono — and was curated by designer Marc Newson and Apple designer Jony Ive (ahem, Sir Jonathan Ive). 

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Bid on Prince Harry's South Pole Expedition Watch at London's SalonQP

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At London’s luxury watch show SalonQP in November, a beautiful British timepiece that will accompany Prince Harry’s upcoming trek to the South Pole will be auctioned off for charity. The exhibition will take place at the famed Saatchi Gallery from November 7 – 9 and will feature many exclusive timepieces created by the world’s top luxury brands. 

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Christie's Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey Nets Over $1.9M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction titled Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey took place in New York City on October 8, 2013. The event, which included more than 230 lots, realized $1,927,875 — with 99 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value. 

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