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    RM Auction Offers Don Davis Collection

    During a single day sale, April 27, in Fort Worth, Texas, RM Auctions is going to offer Don Davis private collection of cars. The offering has a strong emphasis on rare, high quality, low mileage, limited production examples, and all of which have been well maintained by a professional staff. A 64 automobiles from his […] More

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    Floris Royal Arms Diamond Edition Perfume In Honor of British Queen

    To celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, one of the Britain’s oldest and most traditional Perfume Houses, Floris has recreated a fragrance called Royal Arms, first made in 1926 to celebrate her birth. Actually, there are two version of the Floris Royal Arms Diamond Edition: one most luxury and expensive – the Perfume, and more affordable version […] More

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    Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Sells for Record $116 Million at Auction

    The Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection sets a new world record for the most valuable private collection of jewels sold at auction, fetching $115,932,000 in one night. The previous world record for an auction of jewellery was for the Duchess of Windsor’s collection sold in Geneva in 1987 making $50,281,887. Also, on Christie’s sales seven new world auction records […] More

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    A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen to be Sold by RM Auctions in Monterey

    1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen Shining stars grace gala at new Mercedes-Benz Manhattan flagship store The Evening’s Most Exclusive Accessory: A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (Montvale N.J., June 22, 2011) – The new Mercedes-Benz Manhattan dealership hosted its gala opening last night and amongst the shining stars and VIPs pulsing around the […] More

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    Paul Allen Buys New Toy – MiG-29 Russian Fighter Jet

    MIG-29 Fighter Jet For the billionaire, the world is one big playground and they have the playthings to prove it. After paid out $70 million on Portland Trail Blazers, then there was the $200 million on a luxurious super yacht, now Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has just added a MiG 29 Russian fighter jet […] More

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    Outstanding Results from Amelia Island Auction

    Amelia Island Auction The 2011 Amelia Island sale, held last Saturday, March 12, was a record-breaking success, posting a remarkable $24.3 million in total sales, the highest tally achieved in the event’s 13-year history. In total, the single-day sale presented some 103 lots, including a selection of vintage motorcycles, before a packed house, with a […] More

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    Andy Warhol Self-Portrait Sells for $17 Million at Christie’s

    Andy Warhol Self-Portrait Self-Portrait by Andy Warhol sold in London at the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale on Feb. 16 for £10.8 million ($17.4 milion), double the presale high estimate. The canvas painting which dates from 1967 is a red square six-foot acrylic and silkscreen piece showing Warhol staring thoughtfully at the viewer, two […] More

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    Exceptional Single-Owner Collection Totals £93.5/$150.5/€110.3 million at Sotheby’s

    Francis Bacon’s Triptych of Lucian Freud Sells for £23/$37/€27 million Salvador Dalí Portrait Fetches £13.5/$21.7/€15.9 million WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST & ANY SURREALIST WORK OF ART LONDON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 – Tonight, Sotheby’s single-owner sale of Modern and Contemporary art, Looking Closely: A Private Collection, was held in a charged saleroom where […] More