Auctions

Sharks are living in the River Thames
Shark
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Sharks are living in the River Thames

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Nov 2021
Ex-bishop who fell for satanic writer now pleasures pigs
Pigs
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Ex-bishop who fell for satanic writer now pleasures pigs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Nov 2021
Winnie the Pooh bridge is up for sale
Winnie the Pooh
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Winnie the Pooh bridge is up for sale

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Oct 2021
Celebrities expected to flock to meteorites auction
Elon Musk
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Celebrities expected to flock to meteorites auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Feb 2021
Hitler’s toilet seat up for auction
Hitler photographed on a beach
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Hitler’s toilet seat up for auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Feb 2021
Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car
KITT
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Hasselhoff selling Knight Rider car

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jan 2021
Collectables: the market in Tintin artwork takes off
Artwork for The Blue Lotus
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Collectables: the market in Tintin artwork takes off

Tintin, the Belgian boy-reporter cum adventurer, is in demand once again
19 Oct 2020

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The art world goes online with virtual auctions
Sothebys virtual auction rendering
In Brief

The art world goes online with virtual auctions

The pandemic has presented new challenges for auction houses
15 Jun 2020
The art market endures after a jittery 2019
Meules by Claude Monet
In Brief

The art market endures after a jittery 2019

Wealthy Americans step up to help calm the art market’s jitters
14 Jan 2020
Auctions: what you should know before you go
Auction room at Sotheby's
In Depth

Auctions: what you should know before you go

Auctions showcase items ranging from classic cars and comic books to jewellery and toys.
23 Dec 2019
The world’s most beautiful book set for $8m sale
Carolina Parrots from The Birds of America
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The world’s most beautiful book set for $8m sale

John James Audubon’s stunning The Birds of America is up for auction.
18 Nov 2019
Egypt to sue Christie's to retrieve Tutankhamun bust
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Egypt to sue Christie's to retrieve Tutankhamun bust

Statue sold for £4.7m last week in ‘one of its most controversial auctions in years’
10 Jul 2019
Auction news: a booming trade in Asian art
Suleyman the Magnificent
In Depth

Auction news: a booming trade in Asian art

Japanese porcelain, Indian diamonds and a 16th century portrait with an intriguing history
24 May 2019
Scotch whisky heads east
Macallan whisky 1926 Peter Black label
In Depth

Scotch whisky heads east

Asian markets are thirsty for collectable whiskies
26 Mar 2019
Summa de arithmetica: a classic book for bean counters
Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportione et proportionalità
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Summa de arithmetica: a classic book for bean counters

One of the first vernacular mathematics texts still has wisdom to offer
19 Mar 2019
The bumper market for collectable comics
Death Dealer 6
In Brief

The bumper market for collectable comics

It might be time to start digging around in the attic for those old Spider-Man comics
1 Mar 2019
The Watercolour World: preserving images of vanishing nature
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds
In Brief

The Watercolour World: preserving images of vanishing nature

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall among backs of new project to digitise pre-1900 watercolours
19 Feb 2019
2018 was a boom year for auctioneers
Modigliani's Nu Couché (1917)
In Review

2018 was a boom year for auctioneers

Ten highlights from a bumper crop including Picasso, Modigliani and Winnie the Pooh
18 Jan 2019
Pink Legacy diamond sold for record £38.5m
Pink Legacy diamond
In Brief

Pink Legacy diamond sold for record £38.5m

Ultra-rare gem sets a new high of £2m per carat
14 Nov 2018
The return of Cool Britannia to contemporary art
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney
In Review

The return of Cool Britannia to contemporary art

Artworks from the 1990s are now showing signs of retro appeal
7 Nov 2018
Stephen Hawking auction: what’s on sale
Stephen Hawking
In Brief

Stephen Hawking auction: what’s on sale

The late physicist’s groundbreaking 1965 Cambridge PhD thesis is among almost two dozen items going under hammer
22 Oct 2018
Banksy’s Girl with Balloon: going, going, gone…
Girl with Balloon by Banksy
In Review

Banksy’s Girl with Balloon: going, going, gone…

The Bristolian rebel’s stunt overshadowed the real star of Sotheby’s latest art auction
15 Oct 2018
Marie Antoinette’s jewellery goes under the hammer
Marie Antoinette's pendant
In Review

Marie Antoinette’s jewellery goes under the hammer

A pendant owned by France’s pearly queen is the highlight of a stunning collection of royal artefacts
9 Oct 2018
Art world descends on London for Frieze Week
Figure in Motion by Francis Bacon
In Review

Art world descends on London for Frieze Week

18 Sep 2018
How to beat the Trump bull to the china shop
Famille-Rose “landscape” vase
In Review

How to beat the Trump bull to the china shop

Urgency in Asian-related auction sales as US threatens ‘chilling’ sanctions
5 Sep 2018
Robin Williams auction: snap up a souvenir of a star
Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire, with Marsha Garces
In Review

Robin Williams auction: snap up a souvenir of a star

8 Aug 2018
Song of the Siren: an artwork for our era
Song of the Siren
In Review

Song of the Siren: an artwork for our era

27 Jul 2018
The $2.88m baseball card rescued from a watery grave
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In Review

The $2.88m baseball card rescued from a watery grave

1 May 2018
Auction round-up: Fabulous festive finds
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In Review

Auction round-up: Fabulous festive finds

Coming up for auction in December are some fine and rare wines and whiskies, and a remarkable diamond ring
4 Dec 2017
Treasure trove: Magnificent Jewels at Christie’s
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In Review

Treasure trove: Magnificent Jewels at Christie’s

A groundbreaking collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces goes under the hammer this month
10 Nov 2017
Auction round-up: November's fashionable finds
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In Brief

Auction round-up: November's fashionable finds

There's a dazzling selection of vintage and pre-owned accessories going under the hammer this month
31 Oct 2017
Auction round-up: October’s precious finds
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In Depth

Auction round-up: October’s precious finds

This month’s lots include a rare Rolex, a treasured diamond ring and some exquisite Indian artworks
27 Sep 2017
Auction round-up: September's prized lots
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In Depth

Auction round-up: September's prized lots

Whether you're seeking vintage jewellery or contemporary furniture, look no further than the UK's regional specialist auction houses
31 Aug 2017
Auction round-up: Rich pickings for August
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In Depth

Auction round-up: Rich pickings for August

There are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on some fine and rare treasures this month
31 Jul 2017
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