The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner.
A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million at a Hong Kong auction Monday night, edging out the previous record for such a stone set just six months ago.
The Lotus Esprit “submarine car,” used by legendary British secret agent James Bond in the 1977 movie “The Spy Who Loved Me,” was sold Monday for 550,000 pounds ($863,500) at an auction in London.
Christie’s, one of the two best known global auction houses, will hold its first auction in India in December 2013.
A classic Mercedes-Benz race car driven by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio has sold for 19.6 million pounds ($29.6 million) at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale auction on Friday. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 single-seater was driven by the five-time world champion racer when he clinched his second title in 1954. The Argentine drove the … Continued
The president and CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan purchased the trademark white suit worn by company founder “Colonel” Harland Sanders at auction Saturday for $21,510.
Two rival auction houses have clashed over which one may have set the record for the sale of a crocodile-skin Birkin handbag by Hermes.
A 1931 Leica camera, which belonged to German winemaker Karl Henkell, has sold for 528,000 euros at an auction held in Vienna by Westlicht on Saturday.
An extremely rare, working example of Apple’s first PC has sold for $671,400 in Germany.
A crocodile-skin Birkin handbag made by luxury goods firm Hermes has sold for a record 63,800 euros ($82,600) at an auction in Paris.
A trip to space with Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio raised 1.2 million euros for charity at a glitzy fundraiser at the Cannes film festival on Thursday.
A 1997 first edition of “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” annotated by J.K. Rowling sold for £150,000 ($227,000) at a London auction Tuesday.
A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408,000, Julien’s Auctions said Sunday.
An anonymous bidder paid $610,000 in a charity auction for coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook, the organizers said Wednesday.
Prestigious jeweller Harry Winston bought a new colourless, flawless 101.73-carat diamond for a record $26.7 million at an auction in Geneva on Wednesday,
A pair of pearl earrings belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida sold for an auction record of $2.39 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday.
On July 12, Bonhams will auction off John Lennon’s very first car, a Ferrari 330GT Coupé, during the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, England.
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.