Einstein’s Watch Sells for $596,000

Antiquorum auctioned off Albert Einstein’s 1930 Longines wristwatch last week. The house estimated the watch would fetch up to $35,000. They got $520,000. (With fees, the total came to $596,000.) That’s over 2000% higher than the estimated price, and a record for any Longines at auction. The tonneau-shaped watch, made of 14K gold bears the [...]

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A piece of Eiffel Tower stairs sold at Paris Drouot

Last Monday at Drouot, Paris main auction room, a piece of Eiffel tower staircase was sold for 80,500 euros ($105,000). It’s 3 meters and a half high, 20-step section, 1 meter 70 cm round, and weights over 700 kilos. It’s a piece of a staircase leading from second to third floor, which was cut in [...]

Picasso painting to be auctioned

One of the most important works by Pablo Picasso to appear on the market over the last several years will be offered by Sotheby’s in New York on the evening of November 3, 2008. Arlequin dates to 1909, a pivotal moment in the history of modern art; just two years after Picasso completed his watershed [...]

Vintage Ferrari 250 GTO

Talk about auctions, this wasn’t one that can be compared with the ordinary! Not for the way the décor was done, but it was about the most valued Ferrari getting all it was worth as the hammer went down. The most admirable of them all, the Ferrari 250 GTO shattered all records by fetching €20 [...]

Rare 3.69 carat ruby sold for $19,600 on eBay

An American has purchased a rare intense red 3.69 carat ruby on eBay India for Rs. 8,20,000 ($19,600) making it one of the most expensive jewelry items sold on the country-specific Web auction site. Arvind Juneja, a Jaipur resident has a family business of Jewellery and registered on eBay in October 2007. He has sold [...]

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Rare Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupé sells for $8 million

A rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe sold for $7.92 million at Gooding & Co.’s auto auction during the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California over the weekend With its streamlined styling, low-slung chassis and supercharged engine, the Type 57SC Atalante is one of the most desirable Bugattis. It was designed by Jean [...]

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