• 5
    Aug

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction

For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on Tuesday that the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives will be a large segment of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction might be a bit informative—and maybe a bit tempting—for model train […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams

In news that will have fans of Middle Earth all a-twitter from Mordor to the Shire, two of the most powerful and magical weapons feature in Peter Jackson’s Academy Award winning “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy—the wizard Saruman the White’s staff and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North—are to be offered […]

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  • 21
    Jul

Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points

Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, credit card rewards points or another system that offers some kind of prize for spending money with a certain dedicated card, when we are buying big-ticket items, somewhere in the back of our brain we […]

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  • 17
    Jul

First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London

LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar, is expected to draw in the numismatist on Aug. 6 when A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. holds its upcoming Islamic Coin Auction. This coin, minted in the Hijri/Muslim Calendar year of 77 (696 A.D.), is the most sought-after Islamic coin; its […]

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  • 14
    Jul

Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” when they bought up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles from the collection of Silicon Valley engineer Jacques Littlefield in an auction facilitated by American Auctions and held on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12. Littlefield, a Stanford University-trained engineer who […]

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  • 10
    Jul

Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ – the ‘Holy Grail’ of Watches

GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous watch in the world and it is coming back to the market 15 years after setting a world-record auction price for a watch. Known as the most complicated watch ever made completely by human hands, the […]

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  • 27
    Jun

Looking to Sell Your Hollywood Collectibles? Then we’ve got an Auction for You

Last year’s Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies’ “What Dreams are Made of”auction drew more than 700 bidders who bought a wide array of movie memorabilia led by the more than $4 million paid for the authentic Maltese Falcon statuette used in the classic John Huston/Humphrey Bogart film. This year, more than 1,000 are expected to register for […]

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  • 19
    Jun

18 Million Antiques and Collectibles Sale Records added to Worthopedia™

WorthPoint has announced that it has just added more than 18 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 221 million, along with more than a billion photographs. The new sales data—18,230,735 individual sales records collected during the first quarter of 2014, to be […]

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  • 17
    Jun

World’s Most Valuable Stamp Sets Fourth World Record at $9.5 Million

A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana has become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—realizing nearly 1 billion times its face value. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold for $9.48 million on Tuesday evening at Sotheby’s in New York. It entered the auction with an estimated sales […]

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  • 17
    Jun

Back on Top: World’s Most Valuable Stamp Expected to Set Fourth World Record

Back on Top: World’s Most Valuable Stamp Expected to Set Fourth World Record A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is expected to fetch between $10 and $20 million Tuesday evening at […]

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