Collectibles

Superstorm Sandy stopped outside the arcade door in Seaside Heights, N.J., but not before tossing the pier’s iconic roller coaster into the Atlantic. Eleven months later, fire destroyed much of the...
Skinner, Inc . announces its October 11 auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts , showcasing over 700 lots, many hailing from exceptional private collections, including a West Coast...
Last month, Birmingham, England’s Jack Row —the innovative young maker of writing instruments and accessories whose 2012 release Architect took home Best of the Best honors in the pen category that...
RM Auctions is offering for sale, the aerospace vehicle revered as the fastest machine within Earth’s atmosphere .
Montegrappa’s Miya line of writing instruments, which was previously available in sterling-silver and celluloid versions, recently welcomed a new addition sporting a barrel crafted from carbon fiber.
The first exhibit in Marianne Boesky’s latest New York gallery was Pier Paolo Calzolari’s evocative sculptures; each piece, displayed on a refrigerated stand, frosts over every morning and thaws at...
The Frum Collection of Oceanic Art—52 items in all—is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Paris on September 16.
Thanks to Atelier Courbet ( www.ateliercourbet.com ), a gallery and shop in New York City that opened late last year, fine- art and design enthusiasts have direct access to more than 20 of the...
More than the foremost collector of American flags, Ben Zaricor is a standard-bearer of American identity.
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of the incomparable English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
The $836,500 sale of the gloves that Muhammad Ali wore during his first fight against Sonny Liston, in February 1964, was one of Heritage Auctions’ many noteworthy recent transactions.
Steve McQueen’s mystique transcends his performance on film or on the track. Now collectors are investing a fortune in mementos of a life lived close to the edge.
On the East Coast, spring means warmer weather and the opening of many exciting art exhibits and installations.
On June 4, Sotheby’s will bring to auction the most extensive private collection of John Lennon’s original artwork, handwritten poems, and corrected typescripts.
In the dozen years since Oki Sato founded the Tokyo-based firm Nendo, he has been commissioned by a number of luxury brands—Armani, Boffi, and Cartier among them—seeking his Japanese minimalist...
Antique maps and atlases hit the auction block.
The British Guiana Magenta stamp could sell for $10 million or more at auction in June.
LONDON (15 April, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, will lift the hammer on several lots that hold a particular place in the history of Monaco...
Founded in 2010, the Swiss accessory brand TF Est. 1968—named for the initials and birth year of the company’s founder, Freddy Tschumi—creates products that combine the aesthetics of haute horlogerie...
The fourth pen in the company’s Great Characters collection, the Montblanc Great Characters Limited Edition Leonardo ( www.montblanc.com ) honors the Italian artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo...
It seemed only a matter of time before the market for Masters memorabilia reflected the annual feeding frenzy for Masters tickets. A turning point may have come last year, when three exceptional...
About 15 years ago, David Jensen—a civil-engineering professor at Brigham Young University—invented IsoTruss, a sturdy, three-dimensional, open-lattice structure made from a lightweight composite of...
Guitar making, or lutherie, is a fine art, and Antonio de Torres, John D’Angelico, Orville Gibson, and C. F. Martin, among others, are the medium’s equivalents of Rembrandt, Picasso, Renoir, and...
Held annually since 1960, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair has grown into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world.
In 2006, Tibaldi, Italy’s oldest pen maker, forged a partnership with the British automotive marque Bentley that resulted in the Tibaldi for Bentley series of writing instruments.
What does your favorite car have in common with ancient rulers, deities, and saints? It too can be immortalized in sculpture, thanks to the stone specialists at Lapicida . The English company has...
It may not have a 188 mph top speed like the 911 Carrera S or be as beautiful as the 918 Spyder hybrid , but the Porsche P1 has something that other models from the German carmaker can never claim:...
The 1923 New York Yankees world-championship watch presented to George Herman “Babe” Ruth will cross the auction block on February 22 at Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction in New York...
Two and a half centuries ago, in 1764, King Louis XV authorized the foundation of the French crystal house Baccarat. To celebrate its sestercentennial, the company is hosting yearlong festivities...
The storied rail line that linked Paris to Istanbul for more than a century has fired the imaginations of such diverse writers as Bram Stoker and Ian Fleming. Now the elegantly appointed Orient...

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