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East German village sells for 140,000 euros

Berlin - The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.

Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci: report

New York - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced Wednesday.

Catwalk goes online with 'first ever' runway auction

Los Angeles - The catwalk has met the auctioneer's gavel and gone online.In a streaming fashion show Saturday, a California auction house aimed to modernize the auction format with what it calls the "first ever runway fashion show auction.

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

Paris - A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record: Sotheby's

New York - Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said.

Pricing the priceless: the $450mn Da Vinci record

New York - A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait of Jesus Christ for nearly half a billion dollars has stunned the art world.

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn

New York - A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

Da Vinci sells for $450mn in auction record: Christie's

New York - A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, smashing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.

Indian art market back in the black

New Delhi - India's art market has emerged from a blue period with a flourish, as prices rise and the world starts to take note of its modern treasures.

Largest diamond ever auctioned sold for record $34 mn in Geneva

Geneva - The largest diamond ever offered at auction went under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday evening for nearly $34 million, a world record for a gem of its kind, the Christie's auction house said.The 163.

$81.3 million Van Gogh kicks off NY art auction season

New York - Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3 million with robust sales of impressionist and modern art.

Brazil looks to rake in billions with deep sea oil auctions

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's cash-strapped government hopes to drill into the pockets of some of the world's biggest oil companies Friday at an auction of blocks in deep offshore, pre-salt oil fields.

Einstein note on modest living sells for $1.56 million

Jerusalem - A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million (1.33 million euros), the auction house said.

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Jerusalem - A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem.

Louis XIV, Napoleon diamond to be auctioned off in Geneva

Geneva - A large, pink diamond once set in the crowns of numerous French kings and emperors will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, the Christie's auction house said Wednesday."Le Grand Mazarin", a 19.

Last privately-owned Da Vinci to go on sale for $100 mn

New York - The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting still in the hands of a private collector will go under the hammer next month in New York, the Christie's auction house said Tuesday, estimating its worth at $100 million.

$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record

Hong Kong - A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty sold for US$37.7 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese ceramics, auction house Sotheby's said.The small piece -- which dates from 960-1127 -- stole the previous record of $36.

Bowl sells for Chinese porcelain record $37.7 million: Sotheby’s

Hong Kong - A 1,000-year-old bowl from China's Song Dynasty sold at auction for $37.7 million on Tuesday, breaking the record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby’s said.The small piece -- which dates from 960-1127 -- broke the previous record of $36.

Audrey Hepburn's personal memorabilia auction tops $6 million

London - An auction of items from screen icon Audrey Hepburn's personal collection has made more than $6 million, including a world record for her script of the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", Christie's announced Thursday.The lots realised £4,635,500 ($6....

Brazil oil field auction to test government's ambitions

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil will hold a major oil field auction Wednesday in a test of President Michel Temer's policy of loosening regulations and luring foreign investors to bring billions of dollars into the moribund economy.

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

Johanesburg - South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would encourage poachers.

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

Johanesburg - Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

South Africa online rhino horn auction delayed by two days

Johanesburg - A controversial online auction of rhino horn set to open Monday has been delayed by two days after a legal challenge delayed the South African permit for the sale, the organisers announced.

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

Johanesburg - An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa gave the go-ahead for the sale, which has outraged conservationists.

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Jerusalem - Letters written by Albert Einstein about God, Israel and physics fetched nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction Tuesday, with the highest bid going to a missive about God's creation of the world.

A handbag? For $380k, it's yours

Hong Kong - A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly US$380,000 at a Hong Kong sale.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

Belgrade - Serbia is seeking help from Interpol to recover a dozen autographs from world leaders allegedly stolen from commemoration books following the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, officials said Tuesday.

Diamond earrings fetch record $57.4-million at Swiss auction

Geneva - Two spectacular diamonds mounted as earrings fetched a record $57.4-million (51.8 million euros) Tuesday at auction in Geneva, with an unnamed Asia-based buyer netting both, Sotheby's said.The earrings were sold as separate lots.

Sotheby's holds debut African modern art sale

London - Sotheby's, one of the world's oldest auction houses, is holding its first ever sale of modern and contemporary African art in London in response to a surge in demand.African artists currently account for just 0.
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