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Napoleon Used Years on St. Helena to Learn English

PARIS (REUTERS).- Graying, ink stained notebook fragments showing Napoleon Bonaparte's efforts two centuries ago to grasp the English language go on auction in Paris at the weekend, alongside some 350 other Napoleonic artifacts. Defeated by the British...

Saffronart to Offer an Exceptional Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art...

MUMBAI.- Saffronart, the world’s largest online fine-art auction house, will showcase an important selection of works by modern masters and contemporary artists at its annual Summer Online Art Auction. With a total of 65 lots, the auction includes...

1916 Irish Revolutionary Handover to American Irish Historical Society New York

DUBLIN.- On Wednesday next, June 8, the American Irish Historical Society will accept, on loan, a unique relic of the Irish Rising of Easter 1916. The treasured object is a tricolour flag flown by the Irish Volunteers over their headquarters in Dublin ...

Effort to Return Marilyn Monroe’s Fluttering White Dress from "The Seven...

NEW YORK (REUTERS).- The iconic white dress Marilyn Monroe wore in "The Seven Year Itch" may be headed back to New York City, where a gust of air from a subway grate sent it billowing upward and into movie history. A New York-based technology company i...

Christie’s Experts See Hong Kong as a Leader for Global Sales...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Global auction house Christie's rounded up a robust Asian sale series in Hong Kong on Wednesday with solid demand for Chinese antiques and paintings, a trend a Christie's director said could make Hong Kong one of its leading marke...

Christie’s Experts See Hong Kong as a Leader for Global Sales...

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Global auction house Christie's rounded up a robust Asian sale series in Hong Kong on Wednesday with solid demand for Chinese antiques and paintings, a trend a Christie's director said could make Hong Kong one of its leading marke...

Bonhams Hong Kong Sales Reach HK $200 Million (£15.6M) Milestone with...

HONG KONG.- Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions held from 23 to 26 May at the Island Shangri-La Hotel came to a successful conclusion with exceptional results achieved at every sale. The seven sales rang up a total of over HK$212 million (16.5 milli...

Los Angeles Modern Auction to Offer Unique Modern Art & Design...

LOS ANGELES, CA.- A rare Robert Rauschenberg Combine from 1958, a collection of William “Billy” Haines custom designs, and a Calder painting are among the many highlights in the upcoming LAMA June 26, 2011 Modern Art & Design Auction. Each o...

Rare Timepieces from the Collection of James Ward Packard to Be...

NEW YORK, NY.- Among serious watch collectors and horological aficionados, perhaps no name inspires as much reverence and admiration as that of James Ward Packard (1863-1928), the American auto manufacturer and inventor whose passion for watch collecti...

RM Auctions Achieves Over £23 Million in Two Hours at Concorso...

CERNOBBIO, ITALY.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, kicked off its 2011 European calendar in style on the weekend, posting over €23 million** ($33,436,750 USD) at its debut sale ...

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