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Wellington Estate: Part Playboy Mansion, Part Equestrian Paradise

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For serious equestrians, a luxury home is great, but it doesn't mean much without a spacious parcel of land to sit on. It just so happens that the Wellington Equestrian Estate in Florida has both and will soon be auctioned off on-site during the Platinum Luxury Auctions March 1 event.

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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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$13.5M Estate Within Renowned Kapalua Resort Ready For No-Reserve Auction

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Kapalua Resort is a luxury development in Maui that spreads across 22,000-acres, featuring a variety of golf courses, restaurants, marine life preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and of course, gorgeous homes. Within this development rests Kapalua Place, an incredibly secluded and gated enclave that has only eight estates. 

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Rare Mineral Specimens Net Over $2M At Nature & Science Auction

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The term “rock stars” is redefined as these mineral specimens netted more than $2M at Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science auction on October 19-20 in Dallas, Texas. A purple fluorite specimen that measures out to a five-inch square of barite, sphalerite, and calcite crystal accents that sold for $125k was the highest-priced lot of the two-day event. 

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Own a Piece of the Legendary Lanesborough London at Their Auction This December

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the iconic Lanesborough gears up for a refurbishment, it's giving the public a chance to keep a part of its legacy alive by owning a part of the property. From December 9-13, 2013, the hotel will hold an auction with over 3,000 lots featuring period furnishings, artwork and artifacts that have made up the property’s signature 18th century style and sophistication.

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Giacometti Painting Nets $33M During Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Artist Alberto Giacometti’s 1954 portrait of his brother, Diego en chemise ecossaise, sold for $32.6M during a weeklong series of sales of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s. The price set a world record for a painting by Giacometti, as the previous most expensive rendering for the artist was Portrait de Caroline.

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You Determine the Price: Michael Jordan's Highland Park Estate Prepares for Live Auction

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Back in May we told you about Michael Jordan's listed Highland Park, Illinois home getting a pretty significant price drop from $29M to $21M. Well, apparently that was still too pricey because the luxury pad hasn't sold. 

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One-of-a-Kind Leica Digital Rangefinder on Bid at Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are so many fantastic items up for grabs in the Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction put on by Sotheby's that we had a really hard time figuring out which ones we wanted to highlight. Scheduled to take place on November 23 in New York, the auction will be benefiting the popular AIDS charity (RED) — which was started by Bono — and was curated by designer Marc Newson and Apple designer Jony Ive (ahem, Sir Jonathan Ive). 

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Bid on Prince Harry's South Pole Expedition Watch at London's SalonQP

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At London’s luxury watch show SalonQP in November, a beautiful British timepiece that will accompany Prince Harry’s upcoming trek to the South Pole will be auctioned off for charity. The exhibition will take place at the famed Saatchi Gallery from November 7 – 9 and will feature many exclusive timepieces created by the world’s top luxury brands. 

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Christie's Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey Nets Over $1.9M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction titled Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey took place in New York City on October 8, 2013. The event, which included more than 230 lots, realized $1,927,875 — with 99 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value. 

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Donley Auctions Holding 300-Item Americana Sale With 1917 Harley & Antique Carousels

Oct 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Donley Auctions is hosting a unique sale of antique and vintage Americana items on November 16 at Donley’s Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. The one-night event will feature 300 rare collectibles, including a 1917 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Kiddieland carousel, and an intact soda fountain and pharmacy interior from the 1880s. 

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Ultra-Rare $12M 1964 250 LM Ferrari Set for NYC Auction

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the world’s most expensive and exclusive racing Ferraris will be auctioned off right in the middle of New York City in November, where it is expected to bring in up to $12 million. RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, secured the vehicle for its Art of the Automobile auction on November 21. 

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Live Like John Wayne at Colorado's Flying Horse Ranch

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As much fun as city life can be, with bars open late and parties lasting to the wee hours of the morning, sometimes we just want to escape to a horse ranch in the middle of nowhere. For those who want to act on those dreams, Concierge Auctions has the property for you.... Read More

Heritage Is #1 Seller of Top-10 Hermès Handbags With Latest Auction

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hermès headlined Heritage Auctions' inaugural Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories event, on September 23, with the sale of a Matte Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile Birkin... Read More

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