Collectibles

Baccarat, in partnership with GEARYS Beverly Hills, will line the median of the famed thoroughfare with its iconic chandeliers for the first time since 2008.
The German writing-instruments manufacturer Pelikan will offer this year’s auction collection which comprises 17 one-of-a-kind maki-e pens.
York Street Studio, a Connecticut design company that specializes in luxury home decor, has introduced its first handcrafted backgammon set (starting at $1,800).
Founded in 1999 by retired craftsmen from Japan’s Platinum Pen Company, Nakaya is a boutique pen maker committed to handcrafting and traditional Japanese artistic techniques.
On October 22 at Bonhams New York, centuries of scientific inquiry will be recapitulated in one afternoon during the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale...
Nothing is sure to increase a mundane object’s intrinsic value more than slapping a Ferrari badge on it.
A collaboration on a global scale, the French luxury-goods maker Hermès has teamed up with the Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and the Japanese writing-instrument company Pilot to create...
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...
A light mist falls from low gray clouds, but inside Sam Pack’s private car museum in Dallas, it is as bright as if the sun blazed above.
Rare Apple-1s are igniting a vintage tech boom in auction houses around the world.
On the Arabian Peninsula, a rare opportunity to experience the art of falconry.
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...
A teacup. An old photograph. A clock, its workings exposed to create the feeling of time furiously ticking by, and a series of matchsticks used to tediously measure the minutes. Each of these objects...
What a Racket Tennis advertising has its own brand of topspin, and an assortment of 70 posters promoting the sport traces it for more than a century. The vintage images, from a private Australian...
About 20 years ago, when Meis was beginning to work on the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo—a giant robot of a stadium that reconfigures itself for different sports—he stopped by a Japanese toy store for...
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.
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...
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...
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...

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