Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe Will go on Auction on December 4th

Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe Sir Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe, currently on display at the Brooklands Museum,  forms the highlight of the Historics at Brooklands auction on Saturday December 4th. Featuring coachwork by the Carlton Carriage Co, the historical Daimler DB18 (Chassis Number: 49531), was used by the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill during 1944 and 1949 election campaigns. The car had previous owners in the US, Germany, UK and even an Iranian Prince, but it’s been fully restored by the revered restorer, E. Thiesen of Hamburg, Germany with €140,000. It is now expected to fetch offers in the region of £200,000 to £250,000. Churchill’s Daimler is finished in stately silver over black coachwork with a contrasting three-position cabriolet hood. The stunning exterior is complemented by a luxurious green leather bench seat in the front and sideways seat in the rear. The car’s wooden dashboard features period black Jaeger instruments.

World’s Most Expensive Monopoly Set on Display at the Museum of American Finance

Gold And Jewel-Encrusted Monopoly Game Set Gold And Jewel-Encrusted Monopoly Game Set An 18-karat gold version of the famous Parker Brothers board game are on display beginning Friday at the Museum of American Finance. The gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly is estimated to be worth roughly $2 million. San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell created the set in the 1980s after he heard about a Monopoly tournament taking place in London. It took a year to complete, and it’s only been played once, in an exhibition game between Mobell and former British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Mobell donated it to the Smithsonian in 2003. The set of dice alone is valued at $10,000, with 42 full-cut diamonds for the number dots. All of the properties that make up the game board are also set in gems, with some 165 gemstones in total. The ‘Chance’ and ‘Community Chest’ cards are photo-etched. An ounce of gold cost between $360 and $460 when Mobell started working on the game set. Now the price of gold has topped $1,300 an ounce. The Monopoly board are on display at the Museum of American Finance for two years, on loan from the Smithsonian.