Why do we clamour to own clothes worn by the famous? As Gene Kelly's suit goes on sale, Alexander Fury (who's obsessed with buying one of Liberace's outfits) explains
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Monday 19 August 2013
A stunning and rare diamond is to go on sale in Hong Kong in a little over a month and is expected to fetch a record price of nearly $20m (£12.8m).
Friday 16 August 2013
Collector reveals how Chelyabinsk meteorite got from deep space to Edinburgh auction room
Friday 02 August 2013
Art lovers could pick up a bargain when Charles Saatchi sells off part of his multimillion-pound art collection at auction without putting any reserve prices on the work.
Thursday 25 July 2013
His paintings sell for millions at auction, but now a set of Francis Bacon's paintbrushes will go under the hammer and are expected to fetch around £25,000.
Thursday 18 July 2013
So-called "dating scams" have contributed to a 27% increase in the number of frauds reported, official figures show.
Thursday 18 July 2013
"Rome wasn't built in a day and Alan Sugar didn't become a millionaire overnight," said Sharon, one half of the nascent trading empire Sharon and Al, in Wheelers, Dealers and Del Boys. Sharon was wondering whether she might have been a little hasty in giving up her day job to concentrate exclusively on trading in tat, and this remark was by way of self-reassurance.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The final chapter of one of racing’s true fairy tales came to an end in Newmarket yesterday morning. Snow Fairy, the Cinderella mare who rose from the humblest beginnings to win six Group One races worldwide, aggravated an old leg injury during a routine gallop and has been retired. “It is with much sadness that the decision was made,” said her trainer Ed Dunlop, “but she owes us nothing.”
Monday 15 July 2013
The artist John Adams puts the finishing touches to a giant acrylic on canvas painting of Nelson Mandela outside his house in a suburb of Johannesburg on Monday.
Friday 12 July 2013
A new design bible promises stylish interiors on a shoestring budget. Trish Lorenz takes a sneak peak
Sunday 07 July 2013
One of fashion's most celebrated commentators is selling off the contents of her wardrobe. She tells Alexander Fury why she's handing a lifetime of labels to an auction house
Rolling Stones heirloom? Lock of Sir Mick Jagger's hair snipped by ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton fetches £4,000 at auction
Thursday 04 July 2013
A clump of Sir Mick Jagger’s hair has fetched £4,000 at auction, twice its estimated sale price and more than four times the £900 raised for a lock of bandmate Keith Richards’ barnet.
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