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Concierge Auctions Sells 28th Luxury Property in Hawaii

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

NYC-based Concierge Auctions added another “win” to its record with the successful sale of Hiwa Lani, a deluxe Hawaiian property located in the Kuki’o Golf and Beach Club — the only private equity golf and beach club community on the Big Island. The transaction not only marked Concierge's seventh sale within the private oceanfront residential community, it was also the 28th luxury property in Hawaii sold by the luxury auction house.... Read More

Elvis Presley's 1972 Cadillac Estate Wagon Up For Grabs

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Elvis Presley was known to have affection for Cadillacs, but most Elvis fans may not be familiar with this custom Estate Wagon built for the megastar. One of only two ever made (the other was for Dean Martin) by the American Sunroof Company in Southgate Michigan, this 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville will be up for grabs this weekend at the Mecum Celebrity Auction in Santa Monica, CA. It has been reported that Elvis originally gave this custom beauty as a gift to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, but borrowed it so often that Parker ended up returning it to the singer to save himself the hassle.... Read More

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG On Offer for $200k

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When it comes to roadsters there are many vehicles in a wide price range rumbling around today’s market. Some may even consider this category of car to be pretty much awash of average-to-exciting roadsters and we agreed...until we had a chance to drive the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster!... Read More

Concierge Auctions to Expand into European Luxury Real Estate Market

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

NYC-based Concierge Auctions announced that it will represent luxury properties in the European market. The firm also announced its alliance with Charlie Smith, a European property advisor, who will assist Concierge in establishing relations with brokers throughout Europe.... Read More

James Bond's Famous Lotus Submarine Ready for Auction

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Few car chase scenes in the history of cinema are as memorable as the one in The Spy Who Loved Me. When the baddies were giving chase to 007, he drove his Lotus Esprit into the water, transformed it into a submarine, and disappeared under the waves.... Read More

$15M "Masterpiece" Aspen Estate Ready for Auction

Jul 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sheldon Good Luxury Residences are getting ready to auction two pretty impressive homes in Aspen (one on Clay Lane and one on West Buttermilk Road) on July 30 but only one of them was featured on VH1's Celebrity Real Estate Splurges. The property at 1518 West Buttermilk Road is being called a "masterpiece" by the auctioneer and judging by the photos of the 15,000-square-foot estate, they may be right.... Read More

Original Batman Cover Art Projected to Sell for $500K at Auction

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Two Batman pieces will be the main attractions at Heritage Auctions’ Comic and Comic Art Signature Auction in early August — with each of the two graded pieces expected to net around $500,000. The two pieces consist of the highest-graded copy of Batman #1, ever certified in 9.2 grade, and Frank Miller’s original cover art for The Dark Knight Returns #2, 1986. As projected by the auctioneer, the dynamic duo will fetch a half-million each. Heritage Auctions points out that this is a worthy follow-up to its groundbreaking Dark Knight series offered by Heritage in the last year.... Read More

$32.5 Million Jackson Hole Estate Going to No-Reserve Auction

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Does anyone come to a no-reserve auction hopeful to be the only person in attendance and buy a million dollar estate for a dollar? Although there is no minimum bid to meet, it is unlikely to occur. A mansion set on 10.6 acres in Teton County in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, originally offered at $32.5 million, will go to auction on July 12.... Read More

Salmanazar of Ornellaia 2010 Sells for Record $120,400 at Charity Auction

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? Twenty bucks? Fifty? A hundred or more? Try $122,400 on for size. That's how much one buyer recently paid at auction, setting the record for a single bottle of Italian wine.... Read More

First Newspaper Printing of Declaration of Independence Expected to Sell for $2 Million at Auction

Jun 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence will go to auction on June 25 in New York City as a part of Robert A. Siegel Galleries' 50th annual Rarities of the World event. This historic document ran in the Saturday, July 6, 1776 issue of Benjamin Towne's The Pennsylvania Evening Post and was the first printing of the Declaration of Independence in a newspaper — and the second printing of it in any form.... Read More

Rare Patek Philippe Pink Gold Pocket Watch to Be Sold at Christie's New York

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare 18K gold Patek Philippe pocket watch—the earliest and most important Patek grand complication ever made—which has never before been seen in public, is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at Christie’s New York Important Watches sale on June 11.... Read More

Nick Saban's $11M Lakefront Property in Georgia Headed to No-Reserve Auction

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A no-reserve auction is perhaps the best barometer to gauge the true value of a luxury property in any given area. There is no speculation or hype; it is a gathering of potential buyers with money that are interested in buying, revealing what the market is really willing to pay for a property.... Read More

Jewelry of Italian Actress Gina Lollobrigida Sets Records at Sotheby's Auction

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

Jewelry once owned by Italian actress, photojournalism, and sculptor Gina Lollobrigida sold for nearly $5 million on Tuesday at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva.... Read More

Naked Portrait of Bea Arthur May Collect Millions at Auction

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.... Read More

Stunning Tiffany Pendant Exceeds Expectations at New York City Auction

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

An antique women's pendant from luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. exceeded expectations and blew bidders out of the water by selling for nearly twice the estimated price. Held May 8 in New York City, it’s safe to say that this year’s historic Joseph DuMouchelle Fine Jewelry Auction was a great success.... Read More

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