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Christie's Auctions Famed National Geographic Afghan Girl Photograph

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration auction brought in a total sale amount of $3,776,588, as announced by Christie’s, the host of the event. The collection from National Geographic is part of the storied firm’s 125th anniversary commemoration. The auction occurred at Christie’s, in New York City, on December 6, 2012.... Read More

King Kong Rules Vintage Movie Poster Auction

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Auctions gone wild remains a daily attention-grabber with lots selling at higher prices than ever being reported before. It is happening in so many categories in this year that it would require a bullet-point list long enough to fill the space reserved for this entire piece.... Read More

Sotheby's Auction Showcases Gargantuan Estée Lauder Gem

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Makeup maven and businesswoman, Estée Lauder, was perhaps one of the most driven and successful women of her time, co-founding her eponymous cosmetics company, Estée Lauder Companies, along with her husband Joseph Lauder. This multifaceted woman also holds the special distinction of the only woman on TIME magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. While Lauder may have been hard-hitting when it came to the business world, she most definitely had a soft spot for delicious luxury accessories and beautiful baubles.... Read More

American Indian Art Auction Features Jar that Sells at $32,500

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Earlier this month Heritage Auctions held their American Indian Art Signature Auction, which featured a beautiful redware jar, adorned with turquoise stone and fish etchings, that sold for $32,500.00. Is this the world's most expensive cookie jar to ever sell at auction?

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Upcoming NYC Auction Features Key Pieces by Luxury Brands

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It may be a newcomer for luxury jewelry auction houses, but Fortuna is already making a name for itself. Just a year after being founded, the auction house, which is one of only two that focuses solely on jewelry, will hold its second auction tomorrow in New York City.... Read More

Play Like Royalty on a 17th Century Amber Board Game

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

‘Tis the holiday season, and while perhaps in the past ripping off the packaging of a new board game was the cause for bitter disappointment, this December Sotheby's will be auctioning off a unique 17th century amber board game that comes to the market with an estimate of ?300,000-500,000 (approximately $480,482-800,803), sure to make any game and gift lover swoon.... Read More

Latin American Art Auction in NYC Breaks Records and Nets $17.9 Million

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A new world record for 28 Latin American artists was the net result of the recent Latin American Art Auction by Christie's last week in New York. The two-day sale raked in $17,966,450. Eight of the top 10 valued lots went to private collectors. 192 of the 292 lots offered sold. Sixty-eight percent of the pieces sold by lot; 82 percent by value.... Read More

Airplane Flown by Robert Redford in 'Out of Africa' to be Auctioned

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An important piece of cinematic history—the 1929 De Havilland Gipsy Moth bi-plane flown by Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa—will be offered by UK auction house Bonhams during its Grand Palais sale in Paris, France on February 6-7.... Read More

Christie's Breaks Records With $412 Million Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie's, the worldwide leading auctioneer of high-end merchandise and sales, set another record at its recent Post-War and Contemporary Art event. The total sales of $412,253,100 establish a new high for Post-War and Contemporary Art. Eight new records in auction history stemmed from the sale as well.... Read More

Sotheby's Offering Exclusive Krug Champagne Tastings in France

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sotheby’s has upped the ante for its December 1, 2012 sale of the largest collection of Krug champagne ever, taking place in New York. In addition to the unprecedented offering of precious bottles sourced directly from the cellars of Maison Krug in Reims, the auction house is now offering two exclusive excursions to the Maison itself, one of which includes a private tasting of historic Krug vintages. The premier package begins with a limousine ride from Paris to Maison Krug in Reims. A tour of the Maison is followed by a fabulous lunch at L'Assiette Champenoise, the luxurious hotel that features a Michelin 2-star restaurant.... Read More

Ferarri and Shelby Take Center Stage at Arizona Luxury Car Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

If you’re in the market to invest in a luxury car, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, is where you start. While some sectors have been slow to regain their full potential in the wake of a somewhat sluggish economy, the market for collectible classics remains buoyant, and RM’s upcoming Arizona sale in January is all the proof you need. The auction will showcase a selection of the world’s finest motorcars led by Shelby and Ferrari, each with a sensational series of million dollar-plus luxury cars which are expected to garner tons of interest from both U.S. and foreign collectors.... Read More

Historic Royal Diamond Sells At Christie's Geneva For A Record $18.8 Million

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

They say that a man should spend three month's salary on an engagement ring, so who do you have to date to win over one of the world’s most famous and historic diamonds, the Archduke Joseph? Well seeing as this jaw-dropping, 76.02 carat D color (the most colorless variety of diamond) Internally Flawless Golconda diamond just made history at Christie’s Geneva by selling for $18.8 million we are thinking your only option is a prince (sorry ladies, Bill Gates is already taken.)... Read More

Ferrari Speeds Up Hurricane Sandy Relief with Auction of its F12Berlinetta

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

As we know, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Northeast causing extensive damage and displacing many families and businesses. Cleanup and recovery is expected to be a lengthy, expensive project and help will be needed from just about any and everywhere. One of the businesses affected by the storm has decided to contribute to relief efforts by auctioning off a car and donating the proceeds to the victims. The company just happens to be famed luxury car manufacturer Ferrari and the car up for grabs is the intensely coveted 2013 F12Berlinetta.... Read More

Historic Watchmaker's Personal Patek Philippe in Geneva Auction

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare Patek Philippe wristwatch formerly owned by the master luxury watch maker who created it will be offered for sale during Antiquorum's Geneva auction on November 11. The coveted piece with reference number 1463 with an asthmometer dial, thought to be the only example of its kind finished in steel, was completed by Jacques Golay circa 1950. During this time, he was working as a régleur in the atelier of Fils de Victorin-Piguet, part of the Patek Philippe group of companies. The timepiece carries a conservative pre-sale estimate of up to $160,000, but may well fetch much more due to its rarity and provenance.... Read More

1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

One of only two 1959 left-handed Les Paul guitars ever made sold for $194,500 at Heritage Auction’s Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction. The musical instrument is just one of four left-handed guitars from the 1,600 produced between 1958 and 1960. More than $1.24 million in sales were reported for the event that occurred on October 27, 2012. 

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