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John Lennon and Dragons Lead Upcoming Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments Auction

Jun 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether you're looking for the perfect way to celebrate your dad on Father's Day (especially if he's a John Lennon fan) or you just want to add to your collection, the Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments auction is one you shouldn't miss. Taking place in San Francisco on June 11, the event has over 260 pens on offer — including a rare Montegrappa Dragon 18K yellow gold fountain pen perfect for writing fan letters to George R. R. Martin with. 

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$26M Hawaiian Estate Offers Private 9-Hole Golf Course, Waterfalls & Sports Complex

Mar 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Sitting atop the cliffs overlooking the Hamakua Coast in Ninole, Hawaii is a 9.44-acre estate with a 10,000-square-foot home that's equipped with an array of tremendous amenities that should far surpass even the most discerning home buyers' expectations. 

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Bill Gates' Exclusive Honeymoon Hideaway in Fiji to Be Sold to Highest Bidder

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The ultra-exclusive Lawedua estate on Wakaya Island, Fiji, where Bill and Melinda Gates spent part of their honeymoon in 1994 is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. New York-based Concierge Auctions will conduct the sale on February 7 on behalf of owner Mindy Stearns. 

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Rare Ferrari and Talbot-Lago Headline Multi-Million-Dollar Manhattan Auction

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you've been looking at the ever-climbing prices being paid at auction for collector automobiles and wonder when values will begin to peak, we don't know what to tell you except that they haven't yet. Case in point, the Art of the Automobile event held by RM Auctions and Sotheby's in Manhattan — the first such auction to be held in New York for over a decade. 

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Play Santa With Andy Warhol at Christie's: A Christmas Thing

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s online-only opportunities featuring the works of Andy Warhol continues through the holiday season, ending on December 11. The high-end auctioneer kicks off the online shopping season with Andy Warhol at Christie’s: A Christmas Thing, which includes 99 original holiday-themed renderings by the iconic artist.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Personal Writings Fetch $130k+ at Auction

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 17, over 100 of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal handwritten materials sold at an auction for more than $130k. The sale was part of Heritage Auctions’ Historical Manuscripts event.

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Digital Assets for Sale: Top Level Domain Names Go to Auction

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A bevy of generic domain names will go to the highest bidders at the first auction of its kind to be presented by a high-end auctioneer November 21 in New York City. One- and two-word domain names that succinctly describe specific objects and services will be sold at Heritage Auction’s debut Domain Name & Intellectual Property Signature Auction.

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Fangio's Mercedes Could Emerge as the Most Expensive Car Ever Sold

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had been a dominant force in Grand Prix. Winning nine victories out of the 12 races it entered, meet the W196, the car that could emerge as the most expensive F1 racer ever sold.... Read More

Bible Notated by Einstein Auctions for $68,500, Far Exceeds Pre-Sale Estimates

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Since Gutenberg first printed the Bible, there have been hundreds of millions of copies sold. The exact numbers are impossible to tell, but, it may very well be the most popular book in the history of humanity. So how much could one copy possibly be worth? That depends on who it belonged to, and this copy was the property of one of the leading minds in modern history; Albert Einstein.... Read More

New World Records Set for Patek Philippe and Rolex in Geneva

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxury watch collectors took note this week as new world records were set for ultra-rare Rolex and Patek Philippe models over the magical million-dollar mark. Christie's Important Watches sale in Geneva racked up the most impressive results, with $22.6 million gained in total with buyers from 40 different countries across five continents.... Read More

Rare Ferrari Sets New World Record at Arizona Auction

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

In a still uncertain economy rare Ferraris have become the blue-chip investment of choice judging by record-breaking auction results over the weekend. RM Auctions, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality luxury automobiles, brought in $36.4 million in sales at its epic event held at the luxurious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The sale represents a massive 42 percent increase over last year’s sale even though there were fewer vehicles featured this time.... Read More

Watches, Wine & Design for Auction at Christie's Luxury Week

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Just in time for the holiday season, celebrated auction house Christie’s New York is inaugurating December Luxury Week, a new a bi-annual sales series devoted to the very best in luxury jewelry, watches, wine and design. From December 10-15, more than $50 million worth of the world’s finest examples in each category will cross the auction block over six separate sales, to the delight of collectors and neophytes alike.... Read More

Late Songstress's London Home Sells in Auction

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Amy Winehouse continues to make celebrity news headlines even a year and a half after her death. After several unsuccessful months on the market, the "Rehab" singer's Camden Square home in which she passed in July 2011 finally sold for $3.2 million at auction. Just last month, Winehouse's wedding dress and one other outfit were stolen from the house. The dress, which was valued at $210,000, had been set to go to auction to support the Amy Winehouse Foundation.... Read More

Own James Bond's Aston Martin V12 | Christie's Auction Celebrates 50 Years of 007

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Christie's, the number-one auctioneer worldwide, unleashes another online-only auction in the form of 50 Years of James Bond: The Auction. The event, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ian Fleming-created James Bond character, will feature an online-only auction in conjunction with a live auction in early October. Christie’s and EON Productions are working together on the special-themed, 007-memorabilia event.

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Christie's First Online-Exclusive Wine Sale Totals More than $819k

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Signature Cellars, Christie’s first online-exclusive sale of fine and rare wines totaled $819,715. The auction house reported that 88 percent of the lots sold and that the most expensive item was a dozen bottles of 1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild that sold for $42,350 to a private collector.... Read More

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