'Perfect' diamond from SA sells for $22m

2015-04-22 09:42

A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut mined in mined in southern Africa has sold for just over $22m at auction.

Sotheby's partners eBay for art auctions

2014-07-15 10:34

Highbrow art house Sotheby's is opening a door to the masses in an alliance with eBay to make sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world.

Iran's domestic art scene thrives

2014-06-02 11:10

Iran's smart set turned out in force for this year's Tehran Art Auction, spending a record amount as the country's modern and contemporary art scene thrives.

Japanese mangoes fetch $3 000 at auction

2014-04-10 09:22

A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan has sold for a whopping $3 000, a record price for the fruit's first auction of the season, according to a report.

Sotheby's hits high

2014-02-09 09:30

Prices for sought-after art works are soaring as emerging-market buyers fuel demand.

Bruce Lee's famous yellow jumpsuit up for auction

2013-12-02 19:00

Kung fu star Bruce Lee's famous yellow jumpsuit is going up for auction in Hong Kong.

You can have your own Batmobile for only £90K

2013-11-15 19:00

A Batmobile, inspired by the car used in Tim Burton's 1989 movie Batman , has gone up for sale for £90 000.

Famous movie props go on auction

2013-11-06 18:00

Props from movies like The Godfather , Transformers , Star Wars and Citizen Kane will go on auction on 23 November.

Shabangu building gone for a song

2013-08-14 15:48

Roux Shabangu’s Sanlam Middestad building should have fetched something in the region of R150m to R200m, says an auctioneer.

ABBA items bring in money, money, money

2013-08-13 16:18

A fan of the Swedish pop group ABBA saw the money, money, money roll in as his collection of more than 25 000 ABBA albums, posters and other memorabilia was sold at an auction.


'Perfect' diamond mined in SA could fetch $25m

2015-04-21 19:02

An eye-popping 100-carat diamond will be the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York and could sell for up to $25m, Sotheby's auction house says.

Modigliani painting sells for €13.5m

2014-06-05 13:34

A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at an auction in Paris for €13.5m, a record for the artist's work in France, Sotheby's announced.

Italy sells Venice island in online auction

2014-04-15 12:45

An island in the Venice lagoon, a former monastery on the southern coast are among prime properties Italy has put on an online auction

Ming-era cup breaks porcelain record

2014-04-08 12:27

A Ming-era wine cup described as an object bathed in mythology has broken the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain, selling in Hong Kong for $36m.

Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run draft sells for $197k

2013-12-07 12:00

A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit Born to Run has sold at Sotheby's for $197 000, well exceeding pre-sale estimates of between $70 000 and $100 000.

Mandela film producer buys peace icon's memorabilia

2013-11-28 14:58

Anant Singh has paid R950 000 for some of Nelson Mandela's personal belongings, including a famous photo.

Marilyn Monroe medical file sells for thousands at auction

2013-11-12 15:02

Proof that Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery were auctioned off over the weekend.

Bob Dylan guitar going under the hammer for $500k

2013-11-01 20:00

Bob Dylan's electric guitar, on which he performed a career-defining set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, is going under the hammer in New York for $500 000.

Nedbank buys Shabangu's building for R66m

2013-08-14 12:08

Roux Shabangu's building which he bought for R220m and valued at R850m has been sold to Nedbank for R66m at an auction.

Beatles guitar auctioned for $408k in US

2013-05-20 18:07

A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408 000, Julien's Auctions has said.

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