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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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Speedboat Driven by David Beckham at London Olympics Up for Auction

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When soccer superstar David Beckham piloted a Bladerunner speedboat down the Thames carrying the opening ceremony Olympic Torch this summer in true James Bond style, an estimated 900 million people were watching around the world. Now the one-of-a-kind craft, a whiplash fast carbon fiber Bladerunner BR RIB 35 built by the Britain’s ICE Marine and heavily customized with rockets, smoke canisters, waterjets and LED lights worthy of any 007 vehicle, will be offered at Bonhams’ December 3, 2012 sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in Surrey, UK.... Read More

Relive Your Childhood With Your Favorite Book Illustrations

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Art Daily, Sotheby's is gearing up to sell a single-owner collection of original book illustrations that is apparently the most impressive array to ever be auctioned. The auction will take place December 12, 2012 and will feature more than 100 ink and watercolor drawings from all of your most beloved books, including "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". From the private collection of film director Michael Winner, the sale is expected to bring in a total of ?1 million (around $1,607,600).... Read More

Auction Shakes Things Up With Comprehensive James Bond Collection

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Whether you have seen the James Bond films or not (and we hope you have), you surely know of them, particularly their subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) sexual one-liners and the famous men who have played the 007 role. Needless to say, we couldn't help but be a bit “shaken” when we heard the news that noted Hollywood auction house Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, had accumulated the most comprehensive collection of movie posters, stills, lobby cards, scripts and other ephemera from all of our favorite Bond flicks.... Read More

NYC Auction to Offer Top Collectible Timepieces in November

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Collectible timepieces by premium watchmakers such as luxury brands Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and others will make up the 300 fine and unique timepieces to be sold at Heritage Auctions’s New York Fine Timepieces on November 18, 2012. Repeater pocket watches will be plentiful at this auction, which will be held at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (also known as the Ukrainian Institute of America.)... Read More

Ever Wanted to Own Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe?

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Phillips de Pury & Company is putting on an auction at their 450 Park Ave headquarters. The luxury art auction will feature important works by many prominent contemporary artists. The viewing will take place October 20-29 and the auction will take place on the 29th from 11am to 6pm.... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

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