It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a comprehensive strategy—singling out a great author and s
A 317-year-old violin that was stolen in 2010 from the acclaimed international soloist Min-Jin Kym has been recovered in near-perfect condition and will be sold through the fine-instrument auction
The actor Elizabeth Taylor had a longtime love affair with Bulgari jewelry, which prompted the Italian jewelry house to create a one-of-kind pair of earrings out of 18-karat gold,
More than 3,000 furnishings and accessories from the Lanesborough hotel in London will hit the auction block starting December 9 in a five-day sale led by Pro Auction, based in Ba
Wally’s Auction House will hold its inaugural New York auction, with more than $3 million worth of fine and rare wines, on November 13 at an exclusive dinner at the Whitney Museum
After being out of print for almost four decades, the Zervos Picasso Catalogue—the authoritative reference on Pablo Picasso’s life work—will be available exclusively throu
A collection of 270 Champagnes dating from 1914 to 2004 will make their debut on November 13, when Sotheby’s London auctions off Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection.
The Rolls Royce Phantom I was built in the 1920s as a replacement for the marque’s original Silver Ghost, but Umed Singh II, the maharaja of Kotah (India), envisioned something different for the s
Car enthusiasts are set to converge on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-August for nearly a week of concours, tours, vintage races, and auctions.
Calling all classic-car enthusiasts: For the first time, Barrett-Jackson has partnered with the Hot August Nights auto show in Reno to host a three-day auction, from August 8 to 1
Every oenophile, at one time or another, has purchased and consumed a less-than-stellar bottle of wine—one that perhaps was overrated or poorly produced.
The snow did not deter the faithful. The winter storm was a nuisance, but not worth canceling a trip to honor Dave Powers and John F. Kennedy.
This year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival—anannual food-and-wine event to benefit underprivileged children in Collier County, Fla.—has an exceptional list of rare wines up for aucti
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition releases.
A collection of more than 500 bottles of newly released Krug Champagnes—which spans nearly 40 years’ worth of important vintages that have been stored in Krug’s Reims cellars since production—will
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s.
When a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for $9.68 million through RM Auctions during last year’s Pebble Beach car week, it became the most expensive Mercedes-Benz ever sold
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is the J.D. Salinger of comic-strip artists—worshipped by his fans and pathologically media-shy.
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the ea
Each May in New York, the art world holds its equivalent of the World Series: The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, where two rival teams—Christie’s and Sotheby’s—square off by
Carlo Saltarelli has raced, test-ridden, and—through his dealership—sold Ducati motorcycles.
When a 1932 Packard Twin Six custom convertible sold for $1.1 million last summer during RM Auctions’ St.
Porsche enthusiasts rank among some of the most fierce marque loyalists, and as collectors they rival even philatelists in their obsession for rarity, completeness, and condition.
Collectibles ranging from a 1912 Oldsmobile Limited Tourabout to antique mechanical musical instruments will be up for bid February 24 and 25 at RM Auctions’ Milhous Collection s
Craig Jackson received many things from his father, but a free handout was never one of them.
Much of America’s industrialization during the early 19th century can be credited to Oliver Evans, a Delaware-tborn inventor of the high-pressure steam engine, though it was a proclamation that he
Part of the annual Arizona automobile auction week, the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction (www.goodingco.com
A parade of Abraham Lincoln–related milestones began two years ago with the bicentennial of his birth and will conclude, temporarily at least, in 2015, with the 150th anniversary of his
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the E-Type Jaguar, and Bonhams auction house will give collectors two reasons to celebrate when it auctions a pair of spectacular examples
Like most 12-year-old boys, Drew Alcazar looked up to the older, “cooler” boys in town—a group that naturally included Alcazar’s scoutmaster.