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£5,000 for Kate Moss kiss

The supermodel Kate Moss has auctioned a kiss for charity. Kate sold the smooch for £5,000 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a specialist children’s hospital in London, at a fundraiser on Wednesday night. She now plans to meet the lucky man, a banker , at his workplace to give him a smacker.

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Old Japanese Tortoiseshell Box Up For Auction

An 8th-century tortoiseshell vanity box, said to be a gift from the Tang Dynasty palace to Japan’s Emperor Shomu, will be auctioned in Hong Kong and may fetch more than HK$40 million ($5 million). The octagonal box, measuring 35.6 centimeters across and embedded with mother-of-pearl and amber in shapes of flowers, is the highlight of [...]

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Pearl carpet sold for $5.5m in Qatar auction

Indian carpet made of pearls and gems today fetched a record $5.5 million at the first series of auctions held by Sotheby’s in the Gulf state of Qatar. The 5-foot-8-inch by 8-foot-8-inch Pearl Carpet of Baroda had been commissioned in 1865 by the Maharajah of the former Indian state of Baroda, possibly as a gift [...]

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Sotheby’s Versace villa sale beats estimates

Artworks belonging to the late Gianni Versace sold at a London auction for more than twice the presale estimate, the second time in a month the public sale of a famed fashion designer’s items had defied the economic slump. The 545-lot sale of the contents of Villa Fontanelle, Versace’s early 19th-century mansion on the shores [...]

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World’s most expensive armchair

A small brown leather armchair once owned by Yves Saint Laurent has reportedly sold for £19.4 million (nearly $28 million), making it the most expensive piece of 20th-century design to ever be auctioned. The armchair, by Irish designer Eileen Gray was only expected to reach around £3 mllion at Christie’s in Paris. It was bought [...]

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$317,200 for Superman first adventure

According to the art website Artdaily, the owner of Torpedo Comics has paid $ 317,200 at auction for the first edition of Action Comics, featuring the debut adventures of Superman. John Dolmayan, drummer for System of a Down and owner of Torpedo Comics, is now the owner of the first edition of Action Comics, from [...]

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