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Speedboat Driven by David Beckham at London Olympics Up for Auction

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When soccer superstar David Beckham piloted a Bladerunner speedboat down the Thames carrying the opening ceremony Olympic Torch this summer in true James Bond style, an estimated 900 million people were watching around the world. Now the one-of-a-kind craft, a whiplash fast carbon fiber Bladerunner BR RIB 35 built by the Britain’s ICE Marine and heavily customized with rockets, smoke canisters, waterjets and LED lights worthy of any 007 vehicle, will be offered at Bonhams’ December 3, 2012 sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in Surrey, UK.... Read More

Relive Your Childhood With Your Favorite Book Illustrations

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Art Daily, Sotheby's is gearing up to sell a single-owner collection of original book illustrations that is apparently the most impressive array to ever be auctioned. The auction will take place December 12, 2012 and will feature more than 100 ink and watercolor drawings from all of your most beloved books, including "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". From the private collection of film director Michael Winner, the sale is expected to bring in a total of £1 million (around $1,607,600).... 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

Ever Wanted to Own Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe?

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Phillips de Pury & Company is putting on an auction at their 450 Park Ave headquarters. The luxury art auction will feature important works by many prominent contemporary artists. The viewing will take place October 20-29 and the auction will take place on the 29th from 11am to 6pm.... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

Bowmore 1957 | Oldest Islay Whisky Ever Made and Possibly Most Expensive

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whiskies are made all around the world. There are the traditional distilling states, of course, like Ireland, Canada and Kentucky, and there are distilleries emerging from Japan, India and other locations across the globe. However, no country has more distilleries than Scotland. There are so many, in fact, that scotch distilleries have had to be categorized by region: Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Speyside and Island. Even among the flavorful whiskies of the Scottish islands, one island stands out as its own distinct whisky-producing region.

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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

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