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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 […]

Hasselblad 500c Camera Which Captured First Images of Earth Sold for $275,000

Hasselblad 500c Camera Which Captured First Images of Earth Sold for $275,000

The camera Hasselblad 500c, which used to capture the first recognizable snapshot of the Earth from space, was sold at auction for $ 275,000, the Boston auction house, RR auction confirmed. Astronaut Wally Schirra accidentally chose Hasselblad with Zeiss lens in photo supply shop in Houston in 1962, and he used it on missions Mercury-Atlas […]

Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Cage Clock Sold for $305,000

Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Cage Clock Sold for $305,000

The Small Singing Bird Cage Clock with Automaton Jumping Bird & Automaton Waterfall, attributed to Jaquet-Droz et Leschot Geneva which headlined Antiquorum’s auction in Geneva on November 10, sold to a Russian collector for CHF 291,750 ($305,000). Made circa 1785, this is an extremely fine and diminutive, gilded-brass, automaton singing bird clock with “jumping” early-type […]

Jaguar XJ220 Owned By The Sultan of Brunei On Sale

Jaguar XJ220 Owned By The Sultan of Brunei On Sale

At the auction, which will be held on November 15 at Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, will be sold the 1994 Jaguar XJ220, which once belonged to the ruling family in Brunei. Jaguar XJ220 was produced in an edition of only 281 copies, and this copy, until September 2002, was in Brunei, and is in […]