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Baseball Card Sells for More than $3 million

In October, 2016, Goldin Auctions smashed the record auction price for a baseball card by selling a Honus Wagner baseball card for $US 3,120,000.  Continue Reading »

Keep Calm and Don’t Worry about the Price

The “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was designed by the UK Ministry of Information in 1939 to represent a message from King George VI to try to prevent widespread panic in the face of a possible German invasion. It has now gone on sale at Manning Fine Arts in London.  Continue Reading »

Provenance Adds $40 million to the Value of a Bed

Dismantled pieces of a carved four-poster bed, which had been left in a Chester hotel car park, were sold online in 2010 for £2,200 ($au4,500) as a 19th century revival. It is now valued as a national treasure at £20 million ($au41,500).  Continue Reading »

Monster Poster Price

A poster for the 1931 “Frankenstein” movie, starring Boris Karloff, has been sold by Heritage Auctions in Dallas for $262,900 ($au338,000) – a new record for an insert movie poster  Continue Reading »

High Prices for Corkscrews

Until now, only one example of a Charles Osborne corkscrew was known. In November, another version appeared on French eBay. It sold for €22,410 ($au 31,000). The next day, a second Osborne corkscrew appeared.  Continue Reading »

Record Price for Pocket Watch

A gold pocket watch made by Patek Philippe for Henry Graves, a New York banker, in 1933 has sold for a record $27 million at auction in Geneva. The previous record, set 15 years ago, was $12 million.  Continue Reading »

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