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    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 […] More

  • 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster once owned by Baroness Gisela Josephine von Kriege

    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 […] More

  • Adolf Hitler’s Munich Treaty Signing Desk

    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    Ultra-Rare AJS E95 Porcupine To Fetch $750,000 At Bonhams’ Auction

    1954 AJS E95 Porcupine The ultra-rare 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine is expected to be the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Bonhams’ expects the bike to bring $750,000 when it is auctioned Aug. 18 at Quail Lodge during Pebble Beach Car Week. The AJS Porcupine was designed exclusively for racing. This 1954 racing bike was one of […] More

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    The World’s Greatest Toy and Train Collection Reaches Sotheby’s

    Toys and Trains Selections from the Jerni Collection Last year, a collection of rare antique toys amassed by the late millionaire Malcolm Forbes and his sons fetched $2.3 million at Sotheby’s. Now, the renowned auction house is proudly auctioning The World’s Greatest Toy and Train Collection with an estimated value in $10 million. It’s so […] More

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    Rau Antiques Sales Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine

    This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all […] More