The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner.
Christie’s, one of the two best known global auction houses, will hold its first auction in India in December 2013.
One of China’s rarest stamps sold for HK$6.9 million ($890,000) at auction in Hong Kong, the auctioneers said Wednesday.
The president and CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan purchased the trademark white suit worn by company founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders at auction Saturday for $21,510.
A 1931 Leica camera, which belonged to German winemaker Karl Henkell, has sold for 528,000 euros at an auction held in Vienna by Westlicht on Saturday.
An extremely rare, working example of Apple’s first PC has sold for $671,400 in Germany.
A trip to space with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio raised 1.2 million euros for charity at a glitzy fundraiser at the Cannes film festival on Thursday.
A 1997 first edition of “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” annotated by J.K. Rowling sold for £150,000 ($227,000) at a London auction Tuesday.
A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408,000, Julien’s Auctions said Sunday.
A pair of pearl earrings belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida sold for an auction record of $2.39 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday.
On July 12, Bonhams will auction off John Lennon’s very first car, a Ferrari 330GT Coupé, during the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, England.
A 17th century prayer hymnal, the first book ever printed in North America, is expected to fetch a record $30 million at auction in November.
Christie’s has become the first international fine art auction house to receive a licence to operate independently in mainland China.
A rare red “lotus bowl” from the Chinese emperor Kangxi period of 1662-1722 has been sold for an eye-popping $9.5 million at a Hong Kong sale.
A rare and complete sub-fossilized Elephant bird egg that is more than 100 times the size of an ordinary chicken egg is up for auction in London.
Sotheby’s is offering the highest bidder at an upcoming wine auction the chance to enjoy a dinner prepared by legendary chef Ferran Adrià himself.
A Chinese bowl that a New York family picked up for $3 at a garage sale turned out to be a 1,000-year-old treasure and has sold at auction for $2.2 million.
A collection of ten of the late Princess Diana’s formal dresses netted $1.2 million in a London auction Tuesday morning.
At this month’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance auction five classic cars each sold for over $1 million each, and the top 10 sold for a combined $13.7 million.
Auction house Christie’s will put up for auction “one of the world’s most perfect diamonds” — a new colourless, pear-shaped gem weighing 101.73 carats.