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1855 $3 Gold Coin Sells for $1.32+ Million by Heritage Auctions

Aug 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A very rare 1855 $3 gold coin that sold for $1,322,500 was the top-selling lot of Heritage Auction's Signature U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auctions. The two-day auction, which took place August 11-12 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Marriott O'Hare, sold 95 percent of the available lots and took in more than $31.345 million.... Read More

Christie's and Artist Takashi Murakami To Hold Auction Benefitting Japan

Aug 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Auction house Christie's is teaming up with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011, Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan. Artist Takashi Murakami will select the artists who will donate their works to the relief effort in an upcoming auction to be held in New York City. An announcement with complete details for the auction will be made in early fall. What is known at this point is that the artists contributing are some of the biggest names in contemporary art.

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Christie's The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell Sold 100%

Jul 26, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Here is another auction/adventure story from Christie's, the largest seller of high-end art at auctions for the first half of 2011. On the heels of reporting sales of $3.2 billion through the first half of the year, Christie's has more good news to report from its New York City location. Each lot of the 46-piece collection of The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell, a collection of specially produced photographs, sold at the July 20th auction.... Read More

Christie's Auctions Report $3.2 Billion in Global Art Sales in First Half 2011

Jul 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

While many industries are either slumping or struggling to maintain this year, the demand for high-end artwork is doing phenomenally well in 2011. Auctioneer Christie's announced that its worldwide sales for the first half reached $3.2 billion. This represents an increase of ten percent globally for the same time period in 2010.... Read More

Rock & Roll Memorabilia in Christie's Pop Culture Sale

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A $50,000 Gibson Les Paul guitar (above) played by The Who's Pete Townshend on the American leg of the band's Quadrophenia tour stars in Christie's "London's Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia" auction on June 14.... Read More

Fine Art Photography by Rock Paper Photo Online Gallery

Jun 6, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Great moments in music, sports, fashion, Hollywood, and the performing arts are on display at the online, fine art photography gallery of Rock Paper Photo. "David Bowie" by Andrew Kent is currently the featured collection of the online gallery.... Read More

Tim Burton Exhibit at LACMA

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Tim Burton: a retrospective look at the man's creative works as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer.... Read More

Props From The Nightmare Before Christmas Up For Auction

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

This week marked the beginning of the Tim Burton exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The much-anticipated exhibition of Burton's artwork and objects connected to his many film projects and creative efforts is a celebration of his uniquely quirky mind. Burton has combined Gothic overtones with unabashed sentimentality in a variety of films along with his longtime collaborator musician Danny Elfman.... Read More

Grand Wailea Home to Largest Art Collection in Hawaii

May 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Grand Wailea has a reputation for being one of the premier luxury resorts in Hawaii. With powder-fine sand beaches, 780 rooms, and nine pools, guests feel they are in a vacation fairy tale. What visitors may not know is the Grand Wailea Resort is home to the largest art collection in the state of Hawaii.... Read More

LeMay-America's Car Museum: A Look at the 1927 LaSalle 303 Roadster

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

While the LeMay-America's Car Museum is not slated to open until May 2012, one of its classic automobiles recently competed in Italy's 2011 Mille Miglia - a road rally for vintage vehicles earlier this month. The museum's 1927 LaSalle 303 Roadster placed 325th in a field of 376. The antique automobile was among a select few American-made cars that were even eligible to run in this yearly race.... Read More

Rock and Roll Memorabilia Available at the Rock Star Gallery

May 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

I recently read an article about collectibles for The Beatles that touted a set of fine writing instruments, and it struck a chord that resonated though me.... Read More

Montegrappa Privilege Gioiello Limited Edition Collection Now Available

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Italy-based luxury-pen maker Montegrappa announced this week that the Privilege Gioiello pen collection is now available. The limited-edition collection, which was originally inspired by a pen the company made in the 1930s as part of its museum collection, debuted at Baselworld, the largest watch and fine jewelry convention held yearly in Switzerland, this past March.... Read More

Vintage Delaware License Plates Are Valued Status Symbols

Oct 19, 2010  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Cars: In 2008, a Delaware license plate, tag "6" sold for a staggering $675,000. While that seems like a whopping amount for a license plate, it was estimated prior to the sale that the one-digit porcelain plate would fetch as much as $1 million. The license plates are coveted one-off collectibles and instantly recognized status symbols in the nation’s First State. It is indeed a state of mind obsession and a highly valued possession.... Read More

World’s Greatest Rolls-Royce Collection on the Auction Block

Jan 25, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Classic Cars: 26 Rolls-Royce motor cars from the world-famous collection of Hans-Günther Zach, including the incredible “Star of India”, will be sold during RM Auctions’ Sportin... Read More

Temple St. Clair: Collectible Jewelry

Jan 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Fine Jewelry: When it comes to high-quality precious stones, both gem collectors and fashionistas alike turn to Temple St. Clair.... Read More

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