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01 400 2014

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Controversial Swab Withdrawn

Following objections from the family of historical Irish figure Michael Collins a swab used to wipe his corpse has been withdrawn from Whyte’s Historical Artifacts Auction.  Yesterday a lock of his hair was correctly withdrawn from the sale after his grandniece made an appeal that it was an insult to the Collins family to have […]

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Contents of Mount Congreve To Be Auctioned

The contents of Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford to be auctioned this summer will reveal many hidden treasures, all part of the estate of the late Ambrose Congreve who died age 104 last May.  He was an avid collector and purchased many items from some of the great houses of England.  Mount Congreve near the village […]

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“The Scream”

    The famous painting titled “The Scream” by Edvard Munch will go on show in London for the first time prior to its sale in New York on May 2nd where it is expected to fetch $80 million

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Cézanne Painting Found

Police in Serbia have recovered a painting by Cézanne which was stolen four years ago.  Boy in a Red Waistcoat was thought to be worth in the region of £145 million!

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Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds

Having already written about the auction of Miss Taylor’s jewel collection i want to bring your attention to a program to air at 9pm next wednesday which with the help of Christies show the life of the film star through her jewellery.  A must for any fans of either Ms Taylor or diamonds.

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Tiffany Lamps

Seven of the finest examples of Tiffany lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s on June 14th.  The lamps are owned by Norman Jay Hobday aka “Henry Afrika”, a collector from San Francisco who is iconoclastic in San Franciscan lore as owner of several bars and nightclubs.  The Daffodil, Wisteria and Laburnum lamps are three of […]

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Diamonds, Diamonds Everywhere!

The catchphrase of the month is “Flawless Diamond” as some exceptional pieces come to the market.  The most famous is the “Martian Pink” which is a pink flawless 12.04 carat stone from 1976 the year of the first US mission to Mars, thence the name.  It is one of only two known large round flawless […]

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Your Very Own Picasso!

Christie’s will auction a collection of Picasso ceramics at affordable prices and it is a chance to own your own piece by the renowned artist.  550 ceramic works will be sold in June and all of them will be fresh to the market coming directly from Madoura Pottery private collection.  Christie’s state that it will […]

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Carnival Glass

Carnival glass which has up to now rarely made elevated prices and were not so desirable among collectors have finally made their entrance onto the antique scale.  A pair of green carnival glass dishes which seem quite ordinary in appearance made a record price of £2350 in a recent sale in England.  It proves that […]

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Beware of Titanic Memorabilia

With the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic much “authentic” items have been surfacing over the past weeks.  I strongly urge you to delve into the provenance of the artifacts for sale.  The first telegraph to reach the Belfast Evening Standard will be sold in Dublin next month and is expected to make in […]

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