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After Gandhi, it is Queen Elizabeth for Montblanc

After launching the Mahatma Gandhi limited special theme edition pens, Montblanc has launched Elizabeth I Limited Edition 4810 and 888. This is part of Montblanc’s Patron of Art Edition honouring a legendary benefactor of the arts and culture since this writing instrument line was conceived in 1992. The Elizabeth I Limited Edition 888 is a [...]

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Mercedes have passed Audi in global sales

Mercedes-Benz has passed Audi to become the second-best selling premium car brand for the first half of 2010, according to reports released in the last week. Mercedes posted a 13 percent rise in global sales for the month of June, enough to push it past Audi’s year to date sales, despite Audi having held the [...]

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Miu Miu Fall 2010 Ad Campaign

On Sunday we posted Miu Miu’s Fall 2010 ad campaign video, now here’s a look at the ad campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott featuring Lindsey Wixson, Siri Tollerod, Ginta Lapina and Daphne Groenveld. Fall 2010 campaign by Miu Miu is all about girl power with the close knit group dressed in feminine [...]

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Turner painting sells for record 29.7 million pounds

A view over Rome painted by artist JMW Turner was sold for 29.7 million pounds in London, setting a new record at auction for the British master. “Modern Rome — Campo Vaccino” was bought Wednesday for the equivalent of 44.9 million dollars at Sotheby’s by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The previous [...]

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Italy – Thousands of euro coins spill on motorway

Motorists in southern Italy must have thought they had hit the jackpot after spotting piles of euro coins on a motorway. A security lorry carrying some two million euros $2.5m) in one and two-euro coins overturned near Foggia. The accident dislodged the boxes on board which burst open as they hit the ground, paving a [...]

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Princess Diana’s family sells Rubens painting

Princess Diana’s family has sold an important Old Master painting by Peter Paul Rubens for nine million pounds at auction. “A Commander Being Armed For Battle”, which is thought to depict the 16th-century Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, was sold to an anonymous bidder at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. The painting, completed [...]

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