Day: May 26, 2013

News & Trends

Record Price for One-Off Annotated Harry Potter Book

There are only 500 first edition copies of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone“, and one of them was recently sold for a record price of £150,000 (approx. $227,000). The sale took place at a charity auction held by Sotheby’s in London. The auction was called “First Editions, Second Thoughts” and it included only one-off […]

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Bonhams Brings Exquisite Cars at the Greenwich Concours

At the upcoming Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Bonhams will present its largest ever offering, with exceptional cars that will leave participants in awe. The event will take place on June 2, and it will include an extensive lineup of diverse and beautiful vehicles that represent the remarkable legacy of auto brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lincoln, […]

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Christie’s to Sale The Duet by Gerrit van Honthorst

On June 5 Christie’s will hold its Old Master Paintings sale in New York, where it will offer a number of masterpieces that are totally irresistible to art collectors. Over 100 works will be presented to bidders, dating from the 15th to 19th century, and coming from British, French, German/Austrian, and Italian schools. The most […]

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Sky City in China – World’s Tallest Tower

Burj Khalifa should enjoy its glory while it can, because in a few years it will lose its fame as the world’s tallest building. The next one on the list is Sky City, a new bold project initiated by the Chinese. Still just in planning phase, the new tower will be 10 meters (32.8 feet) […]

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Christie’s to Sell $6.8 Million Coffee Pot

A true silversmithing masterpiece, this beautiful Rococo coffee pot will be offered for auction this summer by Christie’s. The sale will take place on July 4, when the pot is expected to fetch as much as £4.5 million (approx. $6.8 million). Crafted in 1783 by an exceptionally talented silversmith of his time, Paul de Lamerie, […]

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