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Historic Russian VA Space Capsule Valued at $1-2 Million Going to Auction in Brussels

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

For anyone interested in space history (and have a couple million bucks to spend), we have found an incredible opportunity to own a real piece of historic memorabilia. Lempertz Auctions will be holding a very special Space Sale featuring a Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat Space Capsule at their recently opened location in Brussels on May 7.

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Letters from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, One of Her Custom Tuxedos & More at LA Auction

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An exclusive collection of Marlene Dietrich memorabilia, including racy letters between the star and author Ernest Hemingway and one of her iconic custom-made tuxedos, will be auctioned off in Los Angeles in April. 

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There's Something for Everyone in These Eclectic Cultural Exhibitions and Museums

Mar 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There are countless museums and exhibitions for art aficionados, almost as many for history buffs, quite a few just for students, and then there are the ones that deserve a category of their own. They’re unusual and generally pretty surprising, covering everything from eclectic art, TV and music to sports heroes.

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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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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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Possibly the Most Expensive Piece of NBA Memorabilia Ever Produced

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sports fans now have the chance to own the ultimate piece of NBA memorabilia. “Legends of Basketball — We Made This Game” is a commemorative collage featuring 61 of the greatest players to ever grace the court. Icons like Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, along with some of the newest all-stars like LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, have all come together on this 40” x 60” piece of history.... 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 Andy Warhol @ Christie's Online Auction a Success at $2.3M

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The first Andy Warhol @ Christie's online-only auction was a success with sales of $2,297,375. Taking place from February 26 to March 5, the results ended up being twice the amount anticipated by the high-end auction house.... Read More

Jersey & Stick of 1980 U.S. Olympic Captain in 'Miracle on Ice' Sell for $920K

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Memorabilia from the sports event many refer to as the single greatest sports event in U.S. history, the “Miracle on Ice,” were the highlight of a sports-collectible auction held by Heritage Auctions last week in New York City.... Read More

The Real Guitar Hero: Fulfill Your Dreams with an Eric Clapton Guitar Replica

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

For those who wish to take part in rock-n-roll history, games like Guitar Hero provide a stage for players to try to match their skills to those of legendary musicians like Elvis, Slash, and Jimi. No matter your score though, you're still playing with a plastic guitar with color-coded buttons, which pales in comparison to playing the real deal. Even if you're not a consummate musician who can work a fret as well as a remote, anyone can appreciate the select few guitars that contributed to and represent rock-n-roll history.... Read More

La Belle Vie: Multimedia Art by Slade Project Celebrates the Good Life

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Family often plays a part in life's most meaningful moments, with common bonds and experiences reinforcing love shared. These dynamics might play a hand in the complexity of the art pieces produced by Slade Project. The artistic team is comprised of a mother and her two sons, bringing their talents together to collaborate on mixed-media imagery that commemorates or tells the “story” of an individual(s), through photos and memorabilia. Although a fine art collection is always prized, creating some personal pieces for a home and for future generations can be more valuable than any Monet.... Read More

The Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia to be Sold at Auction

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Regardless of which sport is your favorite, you can probably catch a game live or on television at any given moment. For many sports fans, you're not a true follower until you have your very own piece of game history and for high rollers, auctions are where they're found. While many auctions are overrun with baseball memorabilia, you can find some football items up there at the top too. Here's some of the most expensive sports memorabilia to be bought at auction and who knows, you may even see your own purchase.... 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

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