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The £18m psalm book? 'Act of defiance' by early US settlers could be most expensive written volume ever sold at auction
Monday 25 November 2013
A modest and well-thumbed book of psalms printed in the New England wilderness by early colonists could become the most expensive written volume ever sold at auction.
The toast of Sotherby's: Grand Vintage collection of Moët & Chandon Champagne sold for over £147,000
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Six bottles from 1914 were, according to legend, harvested as German forces approached
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The 118 carat white diamond is the largest and most significant such stone graded by the Gemological Institute of America
Thursday 03 October 2013
The battle for control of Sotheby's, the world's most famous auction business, last night saw activist investor Dan Loeb make sweeping demands for change in the boardroom.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Pink Star will go under the hammer at Sotheby's in Geneva
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The art that helped 1960s London swing is going on show at a new exhibition organised by Sotheby's and one of the men who helped make the careers of some of the country's most famous artists.
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 10 July 2013
Notes are 'capable of redefining Beckett studies for many years to come'
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Masterworks by British contemporary art giants Francis Bacon and David Hockney will go under the hammer today in a £66 million bonanza.
Sunday 09 June 2013
Auctioneers are pinning their hopes on "über-collectors" to help London's summer art sales top last year's $1bn (£660m) total when the series kicks off later this month.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Saturday 25 May 2013
Plus: The mother, father, sister and brother of all Cannes press conference questions and the first cut is the deepest, as Rod Stewart well knows
Wednesday 22 May 2013
A first edition of the first in the Harry Potter series containing hand drawings and annotations by author JK Rowling has sold at auction for £150,000.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for $37 million (£24 million) at Sotheby's contemporary art auction - a new record for a work by a living artist.
550-year-old Jewish holy book Mishneh Torah - which was expected to make $5m at auction - bought by museums in New York and Jerusalem
Monday 29 April 2013
Collection of Jewish artefacts being sold off by hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt
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