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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

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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Backgammon Sets and Luggage to Match Your Bentley

Nov 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Enthusiasts, drivers, aspiring owners – there's a chic gift to be found for each type in the top drawer range of Bentley-branded accessories just unveiled by the legendary British automaker in time for the holidays.... Read More

Rare and Exotic Putters from Sweet Wood Golf Company

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Sweet Wood Golf Company provides the world with unique and original equipment for all your golfing needs. Specializing in handmade clubs and leather items (like wine carriers and scorecard holders), this company infuses their collection with a touch of retro to appeal to clients old and young. They also provide replacement items that can be pretty hard to find, which makes them worth checking out for anyone who considers themselves a true aficionado and collector.... 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

Eric Clapton Auctions Gerhard Richter Abstract Painting for Record $34 Million

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Musician Eric Clapton recently made $34 million on the sale of an abstract painting he owned by German artist Gerhard Richter. If you don't know who Clapton is, you're really showing your young age. The legendary songwriter and guitarist is a three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, once for his solo work and the other two for his work with The Yardbirds and Cream. Now, does Clapton actually need all this new money he raked in for the painting? Not really, but he and Richter definitely made history with the Sotheby's auction because it’s a new record amount for work by an artist still among the living.... Read More

Moon Rock Sells at $330k at Meteorite Auction

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

More than 125 chunks of space debris sold for $1,066,106 in a Heritage Auction involving aesthetic meteorites at the Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction, in New York City, on October 14, 2012. The auction room was packed with bidders and curious onlookers.... Read More

Monet and Picasso Head Up Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Auction

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso will be presented at Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 7, 2012. The featured lot of the evening will be Claude Monet’s oil-on-canvas painting, Nymphéas. It has a pre-auction estimated sales price between $30 and $50 million.... Read More

International Contemporary Jewelry Fair Comes to Miami

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Miami, FL is a place for beach days, Kardashians, Cuban food, and from December fourth through December ninth, luxury jewelry aficionados. The International Contemporary Jewelry Fair is coming to town. Set aboard the Seafair (an event venue on a yacht), docked at the Chopin Plaza, the exhibition... Read More

Write Love Notes in Style With the Delta Pen Company

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Letter writing may have declined since the uprising of email, but if you had a luxury pen to scrawl those love notes, you may find yourself willingly taking the longer route to get your point across. Established in Italy in 1982, Delta Pen Company produces some of the most beautiful pens you can find, each with a distinct look and attitude.... 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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Ditch the Paintings and Explore the World of Vintage Posters

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

When it comes to interior decorating, people often want original art decorating their walls, with a lot of attention given to famous painters and photographers, and little attention given to vintage posters.... Read More

Elvis’ ‘Tiger Man’ Sunglasses Bring In $22,500 at Memphis Auction

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An auction consisting of items relating to the iconic Elvis Presley fetched more than $620,000 at the Peabody Hotel, in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 14, 2012. The event, Heritage Auction’s Elvis Memorabilia Signature Auction, attracted fans of the King of Rock and Roll worldwide. The yearly Elvis-themed auction preceded the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death by two days, as Presley died on August 16, 1977.... Read More

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