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Picture perfect: Another flutter on Arkle - Monday, March 10, 2014
It is 50 years since Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1964, the first of three consecutive wins. The champion steeplechaser, ridden by jockey Pat ...
1962 cover-up for Bond girl - Saturday, March 08, 2014
Viewing continues today, until 5pm, at Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin for the year’s first, and much-anticipated, sale of historical memorabilia. ...
McConaughey's hat to be auctioned - Friday, March 07, 2014
Matthew McConaughey's hat from ‘Dallas Buyers Club' is being auctioned off. The actor wore the white Resistol brand hat throughout filming of hi...
Rare book of Irish legal interest in London sale - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Books giving accounts of some of the sensational criminal trials of the 18th century are to be sold at Bonhams in London on Wednesday March 5th. The a...
Silver, jewels and watches at O'Reilly's - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The jewellery and silver auction in O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms on Francis Street, Dublinat 1pm on Wednesday includes a Victorian silver sugar tongs and ...
Silver and gold collectibles at Weldon’s auction - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A collection of unusual silver miniatures, to be sold individually, will be sold today at John Weldon Auctioneers in Cow’s Lane Temple Bar, Dublin. Th...
Chinese group in Laois to view Asian art - Monday, February 24, 2014
The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland’s relations with China. Sheppard’s auction house has developed a f...
Ali gloves to go under the hammer tomorrow - Friday, February 21, 2014
The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali when he defeated Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight crown will go on auction block tomorrow, three days before ...
Jade Jagger sells Andy Warhol painting - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sir Mick Jagger's daughter Jade has raised £362,500 by auctioning off a painting given to her as a child by Andy Warhol. The legendary artist gifted t...
Banksy work sells at Miami auction - Wednesday, February 19, 2014
One of three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy has sold at a Miami auction for $575,000. An anonymous buyer purchased Kissing Coppers,...
Legacy of ‘The Monuments Men’ - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The newly-released film The Monuments Men , starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, tells the story of a specialist unit sent by the Allied forces to ...
The market for rhino horn gives auction houses a d... - Monday, February 17, 2014
The rhinoceros, native to Africa and Asia, is one of the world’s most endangered species. Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the international Conve...
Francis Bacon painting sells for record €51m - Friday, February 14, 2014
A portrait by the 20th century Irish-born painter Francis Bacon has sold at Christie’s auction house in London for £42.2m (€51m), making it the most e...
Super-rich ditch posh boutiques for modern art - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sotheby’s made its highest ever London sale yesterday with an auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art, a day after rival Christie’s set a ...
Stolen 300-year-old Stradivarius found in suitcase... - Thursday, February 13, 2014
A rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars that was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery at the start of the month was recove...
Browse online for Irish art auction - Saturday, February 08, 2014
Most of the big art auction houses – both Irish and international – now broadcast their sales on the internet, allowing buyers anywhere in the world t...
Cubist still life for a record €42 million at Chri... - Monday, February 10, 2014
Last Tuesday in London, Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale and the auction of The Art of the Surreal realised a combined total of €212 milli...
Pope Francis's Harley sells for €241,500 - Friday, February 07, 2014
Pope Francis's Harley-Davidson is hitting the road after an unnamed European buyer agreed to pay €241,500 including taxes and fees for the motorcycle ...
War diaries for sale - Thursday, February 06, 2014
First World War memorabilia is expected to feature prominently at auctions here and in Britain over the next four years as collectors respond to cente...
Ayrton Senna's old NSX could fetch €100,000 - Wednesday, February 05, 2014
A 1992 Honda NSX owned by three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is to be auctioned next month – and is expected to make €100,000. It goes...
The perfect smoker's shelter - Tuesday, February 04, 2014
“Queen down to her last million” was one of the headlines last week but the most unlikely, peripheral items can acquire considerable value through the...
Art for St Brigid's Day - Monday, February 03, 2014
Saturday was St Brigid’s Day, a religious feast-day honouring the fifth-century nun who, with Patrick and Colmcille, is one of Ireland’s three patron ...
Pre-Euro coins could fetch thousands at auction - Friday, January 31, 2014
Over ten years on from switching to the Euro, collectors are now saying that some of the more scarcely produced Irish currency from before the switch ...
Colourful start to international art auctions - Thursday, January 30, 2014
A torrent of money was poured into the international art market last year and the spending looks set to continue in 2014. This week, Christie’s report...
Irish tenor to be remembered with special €10 coin... - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
World-famous Irish tenor Count John McCormack will be remembered in a special way later as a €10 coin is launched in his honour. McCormack was born in...
€500,000 paid for whisky in Hong Kong - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sotheby’s set a new world auction record for single malt whisky last weekend when a decanter of Macallan Scotch sold in Hong Kong for €500,000. The si...
Pre-spring clearance sales - Monday, January 27, 2014
The major auction houses in Dublin and nationwide are accepting consignments for the first major sales of 2014 which kick off next month. In advance, ...
Rare diamond worth millions discovered in South Af... - Thursday, January 23, 2014
A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discover...
Sentry box from Buckingham Palace for sale - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A royal sentry box used by soldiers standing guard outside Buckingham Palace will be auctioned at Bonhams in London later this month. It is, perhaps, ...
Medieval prayerbook valued at up to $18 million - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A medieval Flemish prayerbook, described as “a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art” is expected to sell for up to $18 million at Christie’s in ...
Art looted by Nazis continues to surface at auctio... - Monday, January 20, 2014
The industrial-scale looting of art by the Nazis continues to haunt the international art market. Last year, the authorities in Bavaria revealed that ...
Retro collectibles from the golden age of travel - Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Now an annual event in its 16th year, Christie’s will hold the world’s only dedicated Ski Sale at South Kensington in London on January 22nd. The auct...
National Museum seeks wealthy donor to buy silver ... - Tuesday, January 14, 2014
An exceptionally rare collection of antique Irish silver, valued at €1.75 million, is to be broken up and sold unless the National Museum of Ireland c...
Royal links boost auction prices - Monday, January 13, 2014
In London salerooms, no provenance is more sought-after than a royal connection. Britain’s royal family rarely parts with jewellery but Edward VIII wa...
Treasure from 500-year-old shipwreck sells for £25... - Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Fancy dinner plates and bowls from a lost Spanish galleon have sold for a mouthwatering £250,000. The 230 English-made pewter pieces – salvaged after ...
Vettel's helmet sells for world record £72,000 - Tuesday, January 07, 2014
A racing helmet owned by Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel sold for a world record £72,000 recently. Signed by Vettel himself, the helmet by A...
Another bubbly year ahead? - Monday, January 06, 2014
Somewhere in the world this week, very expensive corks were popped to celebrate New Year. Before Christmas, Sotheby’s in London sold six bottles of 10...
$1m Picasso painting goes for €100 in charity raff... - Friday, December 20, 2013
A $1m drawing by Pablo Picasso was snapped up by a 25-year-old US art lover at an online charity raffle for a mere €100. Jeffrey Gonano said he had be...
Vettel's F1 helmet sells for £72,100 - Thursday, December 19, 2013
Formula 1 World Champion Sebastien Vettel’s racing helmet recently sold for a world record price of a staggering £72,100 at Bonham’s Oxford sale. Sign...
Daniel O’Connell’s shaving kit sold at Sotheby’s - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Daniel O’Connell’s shaving kit sold at Sotheby’s in London this week for £1,750 (€2,092), below the estimate of £2,000-£3,000. Sotheby’s said a descen...
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