$900 for 35 grapes

Fruit is generally expensive in Japan and the locals seem to buy the fruits only as luxury gifts. After the Watermelon auctioned for $6,100 and the $2,000 mangoes, a bunch of grapes fetched a record $900 (for 35 grapes). “We believe the price was probably a record high,” said local agricultural official Hirofumi Isu. Of [...]


Sports & Classics of Monterey

On August 15-16, the world-renowned auction house, RM Auctions, will present the Sports & Classics of Monterey, an auction event featuring a varied selection of the finest sports and classic cars in their largest offering to date – $50-60 million. A rare and coveted 1958 Chrysler Diablo, considered the most valuable concept car of the [...]

Jimi Hendrix Burnt Guitar May Fetch $1,000,000 at Auction

A guitar Jimi Hendrix burnt on stage will be sold by rock and film memorabilia auctioneers The Fame Bureau at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, London, on September 4. The 1965 Fender Stratocaster, which he doused in lighter fluid and then set on fire at the Astoria in London in March 1967, is anticipated [...]


Sgt Pepper Drum Skin Sells At Auction

The drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album has sold for £541,250 ($1.07m) at auction in London, almost four times the estimate. The skin was a hand-painted item that was only ever used for the cover of the classic 1967 album. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was not only [...]


Trump Sells Palm Beach Mansion

Despite the weak housing market, Donald Trump has recently sold the Palm Beach estate he bought for $US41.35 million in 2004 for $100 million (he came down from $125 million). The 80,000-square-foot property at 515 N. County Road sits on 6 acres and has 475 feet of unobstructed oceanfront, making the price per linear foot [...]

Bonhams’ $4 Million Motorcycle Auction

Bonhams celebrated its best ever motorcycle sale at Stafford in April, achieving several world record prices in a storming sale that realised £2,000,000 ($4,000,000). This is the highest ever sale total for any UK motorcycle sale, emphatically confirming Bonhams position as clear market leader for collectors motorcycles. This was the first of four dedicated motorcycle [...]

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