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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

12 Awesome Décor Ideas For a Headstart on the Steampunk Trend

May 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Steampunk used to be a microculture, one misunderstood by the masses and fanatically embraced by those on the fringe of society, but in the recent years it has broken into mainstream culture in a big way. The trend has been covered by countless publications (IBM is even predicting it will dominate the fashion industry in the coming years) and we've seen the likes of Gary Oldman walking the catwalk for Prada's 2012 steampunk-inspired menswear.... 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

Bacon and Basquiat Top Half Billion-Dollar London Art Auctions

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Over half a billion dollars in fine art will be sold in London this month as the major auction houses stage landmark sales of contemporary, modern and impressionist art. Topping the list are multimillion-dollar works by the likes of Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Germany’s Gerhard Richter (the world’s top selling living artist).... Read More

Experience Superior Craftsmanship with the Valedictorian Putter

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Generally speaking, when someone is a golf fan, they are incredibly dedicated and passionate about the sport. The people at Valedictorian are right there on the green with these enthusiasts, and it was their obsession with golf that ultimately led to the creation of their luxury putter born of the collaboration of skilled associates who wanted to combine their love of golf and “High class watch-making.”... Read More

Premier Curators Bespoke Global Add Luxurious Leisure Items to Collection

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

After perusing the artisanal collections of Bespoke Global, I'm adding a hand-stitched falcon hood and a customized shooter kit to my wishlist. Founders Gwen Carlton and Pippa McArdle have gathered some of the world’s best artisans to comprise the eclectic collection of Bespoke Global, and the result is an amalgamation of the most beautifully crafted works of functional art. Recently, a new luxury leisure collection was added to their highly tailored, made-to-order home furnishings.... Read More

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