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World’s Rarest Aston Martin Higlight at Bonhams Goodwood

Ultra-rare Aston Martin dating from World War II will be the highlight at Bonhams‘ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on June 27 in the UK. A spectacular 75-year-old Aston Martin Atom described as the “world’s rarest Aston Martin” has been both renowned and revered for decades by Aston Martin collectors and the wider world of […]

Auctions America’s December Sale of Historic Military Vehicles Benefits National Museum in Auburn

Auctions America concludes its 2012 auction calendar with single-day sale at the National Military History Center in Auburn, Indiana Dec. 8 auction features more than 80 collectible military trucks and vehicles along with an assortment of memorabilia ‘without reserve’ Sale is expected to feature the most full and halftrack international military vehicles ever offered at […]

Rare WWII Hurricane Fighter Aircraft Could Fetch £1.7 Million at Bonhams

Rare Hurricane Fighter Aircraft, one of just a few World War II examples left, could fetch £1.7 million ($2.7 million) at the Bonhams’ sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, UK, on December 3rd, 2012. Designed and built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force, as […]

Von Krieger’s 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K for Sale at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

Seventy-six years after leaving the factory, one of the world’s most extraordinary Mercedes-Benz motor cars will be presented for public sale for the first time at Gooding & Company’s prestigious Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 and 19. The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster once owned by Baroness Gisela Josephine von Krieger  is expected to fetch […]

Adolf Hitler’s Munich Treaty Signing Desk Fetches $423,000 at Auction

A Brass Desk embossed with the letters AH, which once belonged to Nazi leader himself was sold for $423,000 to a California historical collector at a Stamford auction last week. The ceremonial desk set, including ink wells and the Nazi crest of an eagle and swastika, was used by Adolf Hitler in the signing of the Munich […]

Enigma Encoding Machine Used by Nazis in WW II up for Auction

If you want a piece of history from World War II, you should visit upcoming Christie’s auction on September 29, 2011. There you will find Enigma, an encoding device for encrypt messages used by Nazis in WW II, and you can bid for it. During the war the Enigma Encoder was the most advanced device of […]

Egon Schiele’s Houses with Colorful Laundry Sells for Record $40.1 Million

Sotheby’s auctioneer sold a rare cityscape by Austrian artist Egon Schiele There was a world auction record for Egon Schiele at Sotheby’s on June 22. His Häuser mit bunter Wäsche (Vorstadt II) / Houses with Colorful Laundry (Suburb II) made £24,6 million ($40.1 million) almost double the previous auction record for the Austrian artist. Despite the […]