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1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood at Fort Lauderdale

1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe by Fleetwood at Fort Lauderdale

1931 is considered by many the apogee of Cadillacs of the Classic Era. The GM division introduced a new V-12 series to fill the gap between its V-8 and V-16 models. The Standard of the World was hardly an understatement among luxury marques with offerings of 134-, 140- and 143-inch wheelbases; bodies by Fisher and […]

Napkin With Lipstick Imprint Of Margaret Thatcher For $3,000

Napkin With Lipstick Imprint Of Margaret Thatcher For $3,000

Lipstick imprint of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on a napkin of a luxury hotel in America is offered at auction over the Internet for 2,600 euros($2,950). A website for collectors “Picollecta” on sale has put a paper napkin from hotel “Pfister” in the US state of Wisconsin. On the napkin is still clearly […]

Rancho Santa Fe’s Casa Del Sol at Auction Without Reserve

Rancho Santa Fe's Casa Del Sol at Auction Without Reserve

Hidden inside one of California’s best kept secrets – the renowned community of Rancho Santa Fe, Casa Del Sol is a master-planned family compound on over eight pristine acres. Amenities overflow here as abundantly as the many exquisite waterfalls, fountains, and lagoons tucked away throughout this one-of-a-kind Southern California oasis. Disguised amidst the curtain of […]

1968 Dodge Charger R/T J-Code 426 Hemi at Auction

1968 Dodge Charger R/T J-Code 426 Hemi at Auction

During the early-1960s, automakers were exploring new ideas in the personal luxury and specialty car segments. Chrysler, fast to enter the specialty car market, selected their Dodge Division to enter the marketplace with a bigger model to fit between the “pony car” Ford Mustang and the “personal luxury” Ford Thunderbird. For 1964 Chrysler offered a […]

Gerhard Richter’s Photo-painting of Lake Lucerne Lead Christie’s Auction

Gerhard Richter’s Photo-painting of Lake Lucerne Lead Christie's Auction

In February 2015, Christie’s will host the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction, which is led by Gerhard Richter’s Vierwaldstätter See (Lake Lucerne), 1969, a sublime photo-painting of the famous Swiss Lake, held in the same private collection since 1973 (estimate on request). The painting is the largest of a distinct series of four views of […]

Constable Painting Bought for $5,212 Now Sold for $5.2 Million

Constable Painting Bought for $5,212 Now Sold for $5.2 Million

John Constable’s painting of an 19th-century English landscape was sold for $5.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. This “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows” painting was purchased for just $5,212 in 2013, meaning the seller has turned close to a 100,000 percent profit in two years. That price was well above Christie’s auction […]

William Wendt’s Painting Lead Bonhams Los Angeles Auction

William Wendt's Painting Lead Bonhams Los Angeles Auction

William Wendt’s iconic oil painting lead Bonhams auction of California & Western Paintings & Sculpture, scheduled for 28 April, in Los Angeles. Wendt’s ‘The Old Coast Road’ (c. 1916), is estimated to bring $400,000 – 600,000. The painting graces the cover of the best-known book on California Impressionism, Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland […]