Beau Sancy diamond

Historic diamond ‘Beau Sancy’ sells for $9.7 million

The 35-carat pear-shaped diamond Marie de Medici wore at her coronation in 1610 fetched $9.7 million at auction in Geneva on May 15.

red telephone box big ben london

For sale: 60 of Britain’s iconic red phone boxes

They are as emblematic of Britain as Big Ben or the black cab, and now a red telephone box can be yours for as little as £1,950 ($3,200).

Imperial Chinese bowl

Imperial Chinese bowl fetches $27 million

An extremely rare Chinese porcelain bowl fetched nearly $27 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates by about three times.

Titanic

Titanic’s last lunch menu sells for £76,000

A menu for the last luncheon served to first class passengers on the doomed Titanic sold for £76,000 ($122,000) at a British auction on Sunday.

Diane Kruger Marie Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette shoes sell for $55,000

A pair of silk mules believed to have belonged to Marie-Antoinette fetched over 43,000 euros at an auction of French Revolution era artefacts.

Oscar statuettes

Oscars go under the hammer for $3 million

A Los Angeles auction house sold a collection of 15 Oscar statuettes for more than $3 million on Tuesday, two days after this year’s Academy Awards show. The gold-plated prizes included a Best Screenplay Academy Award for the iconic movie “Citizen Kane,” given to Herman Mankiewicz in 1941. Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders [...]

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