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Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian sparks controversy after sipping tea from $36 million Ming Dynasty cup he acquired

17 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai art collector Liu Yiqian stirred the internet pot after sipping tea from that $35-million, Ming Dynasty chicken cup he won at a Sotheby's Auction in HK several months back. However, Liu thinks the reaction might be a 'storm in a tea cup.' [ more › ]

Sam’s iconic piano from Casablanca for sale

The piano on which Sam played As Times Goes By at the behest of a melancholic Ilsa and a choleric Rick in the classic 1942 movie Casablanca will be put up for auction later this year. It’s one of more than 30 pieces from the film that will be sold at Bonhams New York’s TCM [...]

Sotheby' opens exhibition of masterpieces by Middle Eastern & international artists

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced that ahead of its auction of Contemporary art by both Middle Eastern and International artists in Doha, Qatar, on 13th October 2014, an exhibition of highlights from the sale will be staged in its New Bond Street galleries in London from 22nd July until 22nd August 2014. Show More Summary

Bonhams announces Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia to be auctioned at Quail Lodge on August 14

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

One sale, ten Ferraris, decades of history - and the epitome of Italian style. Bonhams announced the ten most desirable Maranello Rosso Collection Ferraris, due to make their auction debut on 15th August at Quail Lodge, California. Robert...Show More Summary

Here's sellin' to you, kid. Casablanca piano up for sale on November 24 by Bonhams

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The iconic piano from Hollywood romance "Casablanca" goes on sale at auction in New York in November, the highlight of more than two dozen collectors' items from the fabled war-time classic. "Play it, Sam," says a stunning Ingrid Berman,...Show More Summary

The best dollar you can spend in New York real estate

Mayor de Blasio's housing-hungry administration is auctioning off a parking lot the city owns in a thriving Flushing transit hub for the grand price of $1 - a steal available only to developers promising to build affordably.

You Can Buy the World’s 'Longest Poop'

This Saturday, a Beverly Hills gallery plans to auction off a piece of crap—literally. The IM Chait Gallery says it will put a 40-inch-long piece of excrement up for auction and hopes to fetch around $10,000, LiveScience reports. Why the big bucks? The "eye-watering" poop "boasts a wonderfully...

Michelin Wire: Three Early Michelin Guides Fetch €25,000 at Auction

A set of three Michelin guides dating from 1900 to 1902 recently sold at a French auction for a whopping €25,000 Euros, easily surpassing its €17,000-€19,000 pre-auction estimate. L'Argent & Vous Boursier reports the three guides (including a 1900...

55 Percent Third-Degree Burns; 0 Handicap for Loyola Burn Patient

Once told he would never golf again, burn victim Jamie Nieto, now head pro at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, is leading the ninth annual Burn Awareness Golf Outing and silent auction there on Friday, August 29. All proceeds benefit Loyola University Medical Center Burn Center, where Nieto was a patient

Artist Royalties Bill Has 16 Co-Sponsors on Eve of Congressional Vote

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The American Royalties Too (ART) Act calls for the return of 5 percent of a work's resale value to its maker if it sells at auction for over $5,000, with royalties capped at $35,000.

Sotheby’s Lays Off Staff Amid Restructuring

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Sotheby's auction house underwent a round of layoffs today as part of an internal restructuring, CNBC reported. The cuts, which come three days after the company announced a major partnership with eBay, were announced in a companywide meeting at 9am this morning, Hyperallergic has learned.

The Decline of Harper Lee

This article originally appeared in Vulture. For Monroeville, Alabama, population 6,400 and shrinking, the summer of 2010 was momentous. Over a long July weekend, locals reenacted historical vignettes, held a silent auction, cooked a southern feast, and led tours of local landmarks. Show More Summary

$10,000 "World's Longest Dinosaur Poop" Is Probably Just a Rock

11 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

On Friday, Popular Science, the Daily Mail and others reported that the 40-inch "world's longest dinosaur poo" was going up for auction later this month, available to well-heeled scat lovers for an estimated $10,000. That works out to...Show More Summary

Auction hopes to net $10K for 'longest' ancient dung fossil

A lumpy fossil — billed as possibly the longest known specimen of ancient excrement — will hit the auction block next week at the I.M. Chait Gallery. Chait and his colleagues said they don't know what kind of creature passed the impressive load, which has been separated into four pieces and mounted on black marble.

Longest dinosaur poo to sell for over $10K at auction

A fossilized dinosaur poo will go up for auction this week. The prehistoric dump is an eye-watering 40 inches in length and is thought to be the longest in the world.

Sprint And T-Mobile Put Forward A Case For Merger Through Combined Spectrum Bid

Byinvestec: Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) and T-Mobile U.S. (NYSE:TMUS) have recently decided to participate in next year's spectrum auction together. The low bandwidth auction is important for telecommunication companies, but I believe that S and TMUS combined bid is not a serious concern for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). Show More Summary

Brick Lane Village Fete & Art Auction

Enjoy a not-so-traditional English village fete with live music, performance - and a canine fashion competition This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. Brick Lane Village Fete & Art Auction

Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Date Set, New Jersey Auction Proposed

Nearly 80,000 of Maryland offshore wind energy development leases are to be auctioned and another of 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey is being proposed. All told, the two Atlantic Ocean parcels could support a massive 4,850 MWs of clean, renewable power, enough for 1.5 million U.S. Show More Summary

Minerva Gallery to offer a fine selection of museum-quality Tribal Art at auction on July 25

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Minerva Gallery will offer a fine selection of Tribal Art in auction Friday - July, 25th at 11 am EST. The selection includes a variety of museum quality pieces from a newly re-discovered Private collection that has not been on the market for over 15 years. Show More Summary

RM Auctions to offer fastest machine ever to travel within Earth's atmosphere

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

If supercar performance isn?t quite enough for you, it?s possible that a Kholod Hypersonic rocket system might just be your thing. RM Auctions will offer an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an historic HFL Kholod rocket system,...Show More Summary

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