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White diamond fetches record $30.6 million at HK auction

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.

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James Bond’s submarine Lotus Esprit car auctioned

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.

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Christie’s comes to India

Christie’s, one of the two best known global auction houses, will hold its first auction in India in December 2013.

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Fangio’s rare F1 Mercedes sells for $29.6 million

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 [...]

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KFC founder’s suit auctioned for nearly $22,000

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.

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Hermes Birkin Cat Fight at Auction Houses

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.

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