Wines from the French presidential cellar will be auctioned off in Paris next month with 1,200 bottles on offer, auctioneers Drouot said on Tuesday.
An extremely rare blue diamond sold for £6.2 million ($9.5 million) at a London auction on Wednesday, setting a new world record for price per carat.
A 34.64-carat pink diamond has sold at auction in New York for nearly $40 million, setting a new record for Christie’s auction house.
A translation of Biblical psalms that was the first book ever printed in what became the U.S. goes on auction this November, with an expected price tag of $15-30 million.
Auction house Christie’s has annouced plans to hold auctions in Shanghai, from fall 2013, after having recieved a license to operate independently on the mainland.
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.