Collectibles

Form meets function in a vintage Cartier clock. At the turn of the last century, journeys were...
On a spring evening in 1951, my maternal grandmother, Margot Zündorf, a blonde, blue-eyed 21-year-...
THE GIFT A solid-gold chalice from the 17th-century Santa Margarita shipwreck. $1.3 million The...
THE GIFT A circa 190 BC–10 AD Egyptian mummy. A circa 600 BC–500 BC Egyptian sarcophagus. $165,000...
THE GIFT A nearly 30-pound piece of the famed Willamette meteorite. $900,000 The Willamette...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind Montblanc writing instrument designed exclusively for the recipient. First...
Instead of beaming over the game jersey that Mickey Mantle wore during his final three seasons with...
René Lalique crafted some of the finest examples of glass sculpture ever made. But for the artist,...
Notwithstanding his fight-hyping poetry, Muhammad Ali gained more fame as a pugilist than as a...
On November 9, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction showcases two iconic works of pop art...
New York’s Pace Gallery, once again independent after its April split from longtime partner the...
Had James Bond been vanquishing villains in the 19th century, surely he would have found a use for...
The Ciclotte ( www.ciclotte.com ), a design-driven stationary bike that arrived in the United...
If the Major League Baseball Opus Marquee Edition had a trading card, the back would read something...
One of the highlights of the Kunsthaus Zürich museum’s centenary year is “Picasso” (October 15,...
Trevor Barton loved to talk about his pipes. The British appliance salesman, who died in 2008 at...
To commemorate its centennial on June 24, 2010, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo commissioned...
While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are...
Though it lacks the brute power of its 503 hp automotive namesake, the Ferrari Surfboard Scuderia...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the...
Graf von Faber-Castell fashioned its Pen of the Year 2010 ( www.graf-von-faber-castell.com ) using...
On December 31, 1914, the social pages of The New York Times cheerfully informed readers that...
Montblanc is perpetuating its 19-year-old Patron of Art series with handcrafted writing instruments...
It is a telling commentary on the state of our culture that the only words by George Santayana,...
The 16th-century French artist Valentin Bousch completed some of his most daring work for Prior...
Istanbul-born, Paris-based painter Mubin Orhon, whose untitled work from 1960 set a record price...
In the early 1880s, while his personal railway car was parked on a siding in Michigan City, Ind.,...
Loiminchay , the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has...
Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders. To atone...
On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner...

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