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Tibetan Silk Tapestry Sold for $45 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

Tibetan Silk Tapestry Sold for $45 Million at Christie's Hong Kong

A Shanghai tycoon, Liu Yiqian splashed out HK$348 million ($45 million) on ancient Tibetan silk tapestry at Christie’s auction in Hong Kong, and thus broke the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art he set in April. Called Thangka, the tapestry is the 600-year-old artwork embroidered in vivid hues of red and gold […]

Piano From The Movie “Casablanca” Sold For $3.41 MIllion

Piano From The Movie "Casablanca" Sold For $3.41 MIllion

Piano from the movie “Casablanca” was sold at auction in New York for 3.41 million dollars in crowded hall. Orange piano with Moroccan motifs was the main exhibit offered at the auction house Bonhams among 200 items from the golden age of Hollywood, including 30 related to “Casablanca.” On sale were also the dresses of […]

The Beatles’ Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000

The Beatles' Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000

The Beatles’ Abbey Road album unused cover shot have sold for £180,000 ($283,400) by Bloomsbury Auctions in London. The shots were taken on August 8, 1969 by photographer Iain Macmillan, a close friend of John Lennon. Six photos were taken in all, and were rejected by Sir Paul McCartney before he selected the winning picture, […]

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction in New York

Christie's Magnificent Jewels Auction in New York

Christie’s New York will offer over 300 lots in their Magnificent Jewels auction on December 10 at its flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom. From rare and important colored and colorless diamonds, superb gemstones, natural pearls, signed and period jewels, the auction features elegant creations from famed jewelry houses such as Boivin, Boucheron, BVLGARI, Cartier, Fouquet, Graff, […]

Napoleon’s Famous Two-pointed Hat Sold for €1,9 Million at Auction

Napoleon’s Famous Two-pointed Hat Sold for €1,9 Million at Auction

Napoleon’s famous two-pointed hat sold for €1,9 million ($2,38 million) at auction in Fontainebleau, near Paris. Anonymous South Korean bidder paid this huge amount for the black felted beaver fur “bicorne”, which Napoleon Bonaparte wore during Battle of Marengo in 1800. Auctioneers Osenet had originally put a reserve price on the headwear of just under […]

First Officially Licensed Batmobile Goes Under the Hammer

1963 Officially Licensed Batmobile, Missing For Decades at Heritage Auction

The very first officially licensed Batmobile ever made, a custom car built in 1963, will go under the hammer at Heritage Auctions. The opening bid will be set at $90,000 for the December auction, but the seller expects it may fetch as much as $500,000. Unlike all of the other Batmobiles, this car evokes the […]

Samsung Gold UHD TV Set at Charity Auction

Samsung to auction gold UHDTV for charity

Samsung gold painted 78-inch curved UHD TV will go under the hammer on November 20 as part of the Christie’s Hong Kong autumn auction. This one-of-king TV has been gold-lacquer painted using the Ottchil (Korean lacquer painting technique that dates back to the Neolithic Era), by celebrated artist Sung Yong Hong. The theme is called […]