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Presidential wine goes under hammer in France

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.

Rare blue diamond

Blue Diamond Sells for Record $9.5 million

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.

Princiediamond

Princie Diamond Sells for $39 Million

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.

The Bay Psalm Book

First printed book in America to be auctioned

A 17th century prayer hymnal, the first book ever printed in North America, is expected to fetch a record $30 million at auction in November.

Christies auction

Christie’s to start auctions in mainland China

Christie’s has become the first international fine art auction house to receive a licence to operate independently in mainland China.

Ruby Ground Falangcai Double Lotus Bowl

Chinese bowl sells at Sotheby’s for record $9.5 million

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.

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