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James Bond's Famous Lotus Submarine Ready for Auction

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Few car chase scenes in the history of cinema are as memorable as the one in The Spy Who Loved Me. When the baddies were giving chase to 007, he drove his Lotus Esprit into the water, transformed it into a submarine, and disappeared under the waves.... Read More

$15M "Masterpiece" Aspen Estate Ready for Auction

Jul 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sheldon Good Luxury Residences are getting ready to auction two pretty impressive homes in Aspen (one on Clay Lane and one on West Buttermilk Road) on July 30 but only one of them was featured on VH1's Celebrity Real Estate Splurges. The property at 1518 West Buttermilk Road is being called a "masterpiece" by the auctioneer and judging by the photos of the 15,000-square-foot estate, they may be right.... Read More

Original Batman Cover Art Projected to Sell for $500K at Auction

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Two Batman pieces will be the main attractions at Heritage Auctions’ Comic and Comic Art Signature Auction in early August — with each of the two graded pieces expected to net around $500,000. The two pieces consist of the highest-graded copy of Batman #1, ever certified in 9.2 grade, and Frank Miller’s original cover art for The Dark Knight Returns #2, 1986. As projected by the auctioneer, the dynamic duo will fetch a half-million each. Heritage Auctions points out that this is a worthy follow-up to its groundbreaking Dark Knight series offered by Heritage in the last year.... Read More

$32.5 Million Jackson Hole Estate Going to No-Reserve Auction

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Does anyone come to a no-reserve auction hopeful to be the only person in attendance and buy a million dollar estate for a dollar? Although there is no minimum bid to meet, it is unlikely to occur. A mansion set on 10.6 acres in Teton County in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, originally offered at $32.5 million, will go to auction on July 12.... Read More

Salmanazar of Ornellaia 2010 Sells for Record $120,400 at Charity Auction

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? Twenty bucks? Fifty? A hundred or more? Try $122,400 on for size. That's how much one buyer recently paid at auction, setting the record for a single bottle of Italian wine.... 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

Rare Patek Philippe Pink Gold Pocket Watch to Be Sold at Christie's New York

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare 18K gold Patek Philippe pocket watch—the earliest and most important Patek grand complication ever made—which has never before been seen in public, is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at Christie’s New York Important Watches sale on June 11.... Read More

Nick Saban's $11M Lakefront Property in Georgia Headed to No-Reserve Auction

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A no-reserve auction is perhaps the best barometer to gauge the true value of a luxury property in any given area. There is no speculation or hype; it is a gathering of potential buyers with money that are interested in buying, revealing what the market is really willing to pay for a property.... Read More

Jewelry of Italian Actress Gina Lollobrigida Sets Records at Sotheby's Auction

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

Jewelry once owned by Italian actress, photojournalism, and sculptor Gina Lollobrigida sold for nearly $5 million on Tuesday at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva.... Read More

Naked Portrait of Bea Arthur May Collect Millions at Auction

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.... Read More

Stunning Tiffany Pendant Exceeds Expectations at New York City Auction

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

An antique women's pendant from luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. exceeded expectations and blew bidders out of the water by selling for nearly twice the estimated price. Held May 8 in New York City, it’s safe to say that this year’s historic Joseph DuMouchelle Fine Jewelry Auction was a great success.... Read More

Hôtel de Crillon Makes Way for Remodel With $7.5 Million Auction

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On April 18, Paris' luxurious Hôtel de Crillon rounded up their most prized possessions and showcased them to the public. The five-day auction featured 3,500 lots that included historic furniture, 2,000 bottles of wine and many once-in-a-lifetime treasures, clearing the way for the upcoming two-year renovation planned for the hotel and new spa. During the course of the week, the hotel made profits of 5.7 million Euros (approx. $7.5M) with over half the sales taking place online.... Read More

The Opulent Eye's Inaugural New York Sale Generates Over $4Mil

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Famous auction house Christie's presented the inaugural sale of The Opulent Eye collection in New York on April 18. This collection filled 350 lots and was comprised of 19th century furniture, sculpture, and porcelain art pieces, raking in a sales total (including buyer's premium) of $4,050,062. Over 60 of the lots were from the estates of Dr. Milton and Marilyn Myers, featuring works by François Linke, Henry Dasson and Alfred Beurdeley, with the top selling item being a large Roman micromosaic tabletop with a mahogany base ($231,750).... Read More

IWC to Auction One-Of-A-Kind Tribeca Film Festival Timepiece

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen, the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival in New York, will auction off a one-of-a-kind platinum timepiece in support of the event at Antiquorum on April 10. The unique Portuguese Automatic “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” Edition is estimated at up to $25,000 but could fetch much more at the auctioneer’s NYC sale of modern and vintage timepieces.... Read More

No-Reserve Auction for Rocky Mountain Luxury Property a Big Success

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Platinum Luxury Auctions successfully sold a premium property in Snowmass, Colorado at auction on March 16. The high-end home had been on the market for more than three years at $2.1 million, finally selling for $1.76 million at approximately 84 percent of its original asking price.... Read More

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