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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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Linkenholt village: Yours for £25m

An entire village, complete with a cricket club, a blacksmiths and a manor house is to go on sale next week for up to £25 million. Whoever buys Linkenholt, near Andover in Hampshire, will land its 22 houses, the village shop, a commercial shoot, 1,500 acres of prime farm land and 450 acres of woodland. [...]

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ToysRUs pays $5m for toys domain

Toy retailer ToysRUs has paid $5.1m for the Toys.com domain name. It is believed to be the biggest payout for a domain this year but has some way to go to beat the $14m paid for sex.com in 2007 or the $9.5m paid for porn.com. “Toys.com is going to put them in the top search [...]

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“Kennedy Onassis” Wristwatch

Antiquorum Auctioneers sale of Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks realized the impressive sum of $8,707,724. “Our March 4th and 5th auction confirms the continuous enthusiasm on behalf of collectors for watches with historical significance and exceptional timepieces. Despite continued global economic concern, we have achieved tremendous results for our first auction of 2009,” [...]

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