Collectibles

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...
It was more than 40 years ago when Danny Reed passed by a GMAC lot in Austin, Texas, and felt the thrill of his life. A 1969 gold Corvette Stingray with black accents and 28,000 miles on the odometer...
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 Bath, England. The...
Jesse Loomis began to tire of snowboarding during the winter of 2008. He’d been riding boards for almost two decades, but as a father of three, he no longer took the same risks on the mountain that...
Even before he began collecting vintage guitars, George Gruhn demonstrated a knack for spotting exceptional antique instruments. The first instance occurred in early 1962 when Gruhn, then a teenager...
An archtop instrument made by John Monteleone makes anyone a guitar hero. To listen to music from one of John Monteleone’s archtop guitars is to hear tones as pure as they can be played. Their dulcet...
Herb Harris vividly recalls days from his youth when he would watch, awestruck, as motorcyclists took to the open roads around his junior high school in Midland, Texas. “They were like gods swooping...
The Florentine pen maker Visconti didn’t stray too far from its roots when it designed its first watch collection, which features dials flanked by bold swooping bridges that recall the clip design of...
Trōv®, whose applications help people collect and benefit from the information about every thing they own, today announced it has partnered with leading luxury resale platforms to enable members to...
You know his iconic images for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Abercrombie and Fitch. He brought the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue to new heights. His images are ever embedded in our mass cultural...
Bonhams will offer two extraordinarily rare 1790 newspaper clippings in the inaugural Judaica sale on December 10, documenting President George Washington's visit to the Touro Synagogue in Newport,...
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 through Sotheby’s starting in...
Bonhams special auction, "What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction as Curated by Turner Classic Movies," to be held November 25 in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM),...
Bonhams has announced the complete line-up for the highly anticipated November 19 auction, The Montana Dueling Dinosaurs & Distinguished Fossils. The spectacular Montana Dueling Dinosaurs, a...
Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auction on November 5 will feature works by renowned masters including Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and Auguste Rodin (1840-1917...
For the opening of its new 6,000-square-foot penthouse suite, occupying the entire eighth floor, Rome’s Regina Hotel Baglioni is featuring an art installation titled Luxury Is Not a Waste . Vincenzo...
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is pleased to announce the debut of Cal-a-Vie Antiques, a new specialty boutique shop providing guests with exclusive access to a spectacular array of 18th and 19th century...
A fine and rare gilt bronze figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara from the Yongle period has sold for $1,370,500 at Bonhams September 16 Chinese Art from the Scholar's Studio auction, realizing more than...
A pair of 13th-century Samurai swords by master maker Bizen Nagamitsu (or, "Nagamitsu from Bizen province," active 1264-1287) is estimated to sell for between $150,000 and $200,000 at Bonhams October...
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. Born in Charlestown, Mass., Powers helped launch Kennedy...
Richard Gauntlett established his reputation as a man capable of making extraordinary acquisitions early in his life, when, at the age of 22, he brokered the sale of a handful of historic racecars...
Once you’ve written with a high-quality writing instrument, there is no going back to the average pen. The feel of a well-made pen in the hand and the smoothness of its stroke on the page is a...
Buying Art In June 2007, London-based artist Damien Hirst sold For the Love of God for $100 million, creating the latest example of alpha in the already alpha-rich art market. Considering Hirst...
In the realm of collectible antique armaments, suits of armor reign supreme in terms of attracting attention. That’s why Roland and Redmond Finer aim to always have numerous examples on display in...
More than 180 international art galleries, art dealers, and jewelers will be presenting prized pieces at the annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show , held February 15 to 19 at the Palm...
The London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn ’s bespoke backgammon tables—which may be fashioned from rare materials including ebonized ash and ferns from the British countryside, and can be...
There’s a special thrill that comes with discovering something you didn’t know you wanted until you laid eyes on it. Bonhams ’ annual Gentleman’s Library sale specializes in precisely those things...
Everyone knows that the tropics are fertile, but few suspected that the balmy city of Miami Beach could yield a bumper crop of art fairs until Art Basel Miami Beach took root 10 years ago. Ironically...
When it comes to comic book collecting, the most valuable items from decades past continue to be the most valuable today. The first appearances of major super­heroes attract the most attention. Take...
In the world of collectible stamps, or as Robert Scott likes to say, “art you can lick,” the head of Bonhams’ stamp and postal history department explains that there haven’t been any new discoveries...

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