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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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First Curved-Coin Minted by U.S. Mint Celebrates National Baseball Hall of Fame

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

For years baseball has been regarded as America’s favorite pastime and has long since attracted die-hard fans. The sport that introduced us to the curve ball will soon have matching curved coins, sure to be an immediate collector's item.

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Panerai Releases A Preview of Their Curated Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Collection

Jan 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Panerai has released a preview of their watches for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie that begins today in Geneva, Switzerland. Started in 1860, Panerai has a long running history of use in the Italian Royal navy, creating the first underwater military watch and an eight day power reserve. 

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Wearing Memories Creates Jewelry to Remember Some of Your Best Celebrations

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Marie M

When was the last time you opened a bottle of champagne and kept the cap? We all do it every now and then because it's a reminder to us of the celebration at hand. And now, thanks to Australian based jeweler, Wearing Memories, an expensive bottle of bubbly has more meaning to us than just an exquisite delight to the palate.

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Celebrity Photographer Dominic Khoo Retires from Art to Start The Watch Fund

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Celebrity photographer Dominic Khoo recently announced that he is retiring as a photographer and will devote himself to operating his new business opportunity, The Watch Fund. While the career transition of the renowned photographer and Singapore’s most expensive living artist appears strange, the switch in directions is actually a return to where it all began for him—Khoo has been a lover of high-end, investment-grade wristwatches for years. 

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British Style Standout Hackett Offers Rare Vintage Watches at Its New London Flagship

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

For the first time in its 35 years of putting forth the best in classic men’s clothing, bastion of British style Hackett London is offering a selection of classic and rare luxury watches at its new London flagship store on Regent Street.

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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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5 Luxury Watches Worth Investing in Right Now

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

As a noted timepiece specialist and the founder of Analog/Shift, a top-drawer boutique offering a curated selection of vintage watches for discerning collectors, James Lamdin spends his days buying, selling and brokering some of the most exceptional timepieces in the world.... Read More

Christie's to Hold First Auction and Cultural Gala in Shanghai

Sep 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s is gearing up for their inaugural auction in Mainland China, which will be held in Shanghai on September 26, 2013 at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel. Additionally, a three-day cultural gala will take place from September 24 to 26.... Read More

Vintage Photography Shines in Project B's Rare Vernacular Prints

Aug 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sometimes a vintage vernacular photograph is more interesting than one attributed to a specific artist. The mysterious shot allows you to wonder, to play guessing games and create an entire history for the person behind the lens.... Read More

Steiner Sports Gets You Up Close and Personal With Your Favorite Star Athletes

Aug 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are plenty of sports memorabilia businesses that sell neat artifacts, but how many do you know of that set up signings and elite events as well? Steiner Sports began back in 1987 and has since become one of the world's leading providers of sports marketing services and authentic collectables.... Read More

Earliest Copy of The Beatles' White Album at Music Collectibles Auction

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The lowest-numbered album cover for The White Album of The Beatles (meaning it is numbered A0000001) will be among the headlining items in an auction that will present around 100 pieces of memorabilia tied to the “Fab Four.” The album cover is expected to sell for more than $20,000 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction by Heritage Auctions on August 10 in Dallas, Texas.... 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

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