Auctions

History was made in Geneva this week as Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctioned off two important diamonds— the Oppenheimer Blue and the Unique Pink . The resulting price of each shattered auction records...
One of watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most famous pocket watches just sold for a record-breaking price at a Christie’s sale in Geneva, Switzerland. Part of Breguet’s rare self-winding perpétuelle...
While the primary watch market—referring to modern watches sold at retail—continues to flounder, the auction market for timepieces is on the brink of what John Reardon, international head of Christie...
Automotive relics hidden for decades and often forgotten about by the owners themselves have become a phenomenon at auction . Unlike any other collectible, they are most desirable in their derelict...
A 400th anniversary is a big deal. Margaret Ford, international head of books and manuscripts at Christie’s, wanted to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in a big way—with a...
The largest gem-quality rough diamond to be found on Earth in over a century is coming to auction June 29. Sotheby’s London will present the huge tennis-ball sized gem—dubbed the Lesedi La Rona...
While fans of Formula 1 gear up for the Monaco Grand Prix—held May 26 to 29—car collectors the world over will be racing to the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction on May 14. Tracing the automotive industry’...
One of the rarest roadsters in the world, the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider was first seen on the big screen in the The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen —a model the actor himself...
A bikini-clad femme fatale named Bambi reclines before a titillating fight scene in the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Her perch, a natural outcrop, seems an unusual feature for a residential living...
An early-1950s Jaguar C-Type racecar will be a top lot at the Bonhams Monaco Sale ( bonhams.com ) on May 13 in Monte Carlo. The auction will feature about 40 cars, none with a more puzzling history...
On April 25, Phillips auction house in New York will auction off a selection of 20th-century masterpieces from famed artists like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol during its Evening and Day Sales of...
Rubies have been treasured since biblical times for their red color and association with intense human emotions: love, anger, passion, and fury. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the ruby is...
Known as the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake teamed up with Bentley to create a one-of-a-kind Sir Peter Blake Bentley pop art car that will be auctioned to raise money for charity...
Next month, Christie’s will offer the largest and, arguably, the highest-quality fancy vivid blue diamond ever seen at auction. Named for its previous owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer (a member...
On April 27, a selection of France’s finest wines will be poured, paired, and put on the block at Sotheby’s Bordeaux Experiences— a live auction and private dinner in New York. With Prince Robert de...
20th-century masters lead Phillips’ sales of modern and contemporary editions...
Twice a year, Sotheby's and Christie's stage their marquee evening auctions for Impressionist and Modern as well as Contemporary artworks in New York. These are the sales where masterpieces cross the...
Christie's Announces April Wine Sale and Old Liquors American Presidents Collection...
The April auction will include works from Andreas Gursky, Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, and more...
Porsche enthusiasts can experience a taste of heaven this April at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction , where a bevy of vintage cars will be sold to the highest bidders. The most retro car on...
Christie's presents the 15.99 carat Jubilee Ruby, a true rarity in size, color and quality...
The national pastime of the United States is a prominent thread in the social fabric of the country, and its first stitch may sell for millions when SCP Auctions offers the 1857 Laws of Baseball from...
Choosing jewelry that suits your personal style is often a quest led by instinct, but building a repertoire that promises to survive the test of time and grow more valuable as it matures can be a...
Unlike the specimens in the first all-meteorite salesroom auction at Christie's , the idea for the sale didn't just fall from the sky. James Hyslop, science specialist at Christie's London, says that...
On April 5, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4 for auction at the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale. This internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond is among...
Artcurial auction house—which recently sold the world’s second most expensive Ferrari —will place some of French gastronomy’s most historical ingredients on the table. Taking place in Paris on May 9...
Napa Valley is the crown jewel of California wine country, and for good reason. With a plethora of vineyards and wineries, the picturesque region has been a mecca for wine lovers since being put on...
Cross-category auction series spans Post-War and Contemporary Art, Editions, Photographs and Design.
Connoisseurs who find joie de vivre from vintage vehicles convened at the 41st Salon Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars this past weekend in Paris. Spanning decades in design and engineering...
Christie's presents memorabilia straight from the set in its sale James Bond Spectre - The Auction.

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