Collectibles

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...
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...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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