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Rare 158-year-old Stamp Could Fetch $20 Million at Sotheby’s

Rare 158-year-old Stamp Could Fetch $20 Million at Sotheby's

A rare 158-year-old postage stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York later this month. Described as the Holy Grail for stamp collectors, extremely rare piece could fetch $20 million when hit the auction block, so could become the world’s most valuable stamp. The Unique British Guiana 1856 One-Cent stamp, printed on magenta surface-colored […]

“Six Self Portraits” by Andy Warhol Sold for $30,1 Million at Sotheby’s

"Six Self Portraits" by Andy Warhol Sold for $30,1 Million at Sotheby's

The “selfie” is popular now, but in the late century there was the self-portrait. This forerunner of selfie done by Andy Warhol in 1986 sold for whopping $30,1 million at auction. The images formed as series of six of the eccentric American artist’s self-portraits were the top sellers in an auction of post-war and contemporary art […]

$14.2 Million Little Book of Psalms – World’s Most Expensive

The biblical “Bay Psalm Book’ fetches $14 m, becomes the world’s most expensive book

Little book of psalms from 1640, which is believed to be the first book printed in the today’s United States, sold yesterday for $14.2 million at Sotheby’s New York thus setting the auction record for a printed book . ” Bay Psalm Book ” was sold at auction in Manhattan, was estimated to be worth […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Two Custom Timepieces Go Under the Hammer for Charity


Two highly esteemed designers, Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE and Marc Newson, CBE worked together to create two Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, which will go under the hammer at (RED) AUCTION. The Atmos by Marc Newson clock and the Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea watch will be offered on November 23, at Sotheby’s New York to benefit The Global Fund […]

Rare 75-Ct. Pear-Shaped Diamond Could Fetch $12 Million at Sotheby’s NY

Sotheby’s to Offer the Most Valuable White Diamond Ever to Appear In a New York Auction

Rare 75-Ct. Pear-Shaped Diamond will be the highlight at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on April 17. Among 400 lots gether estimated in excess of $35 million, this D, VVS1, potentially flawless, type IIa, pear-shaped diamond, stands out not only by rarity but also by expectation to be sell for $9 million to […]

Two Rare Diamonds To Shine At Sotheby’s New York

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Two rare diamonds will lead Sotheby New York’s December 2011 Magnificent Jewels Sale.  It is about a rare fancy intense pink diamond ring and The Light of Golconda. The pink diamond ring is a cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut diamond, of 22.17 carats, VS2 clarity, type IIa and an estimate in the region of $13 million. The Golconda […]

Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Japanese Lacquer Commode

Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Japanese Lacquer Commode with Secretaire

From October 18 to 21, Sotheby’s held a second sale under the same title Property from the Collections of Lily and Edmond J. Safra, where the top lot of the New York sale was a Louis XVI-era ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer commode with secretaire that fetched $6.9 million, barely missing the top estimate of $7 million. A […]