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James Bond 007: Licensed To Make Collectors Of Us

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments

I grew up with James Bond. I read all Ian Fleming’s novels, I’ve seen all the Bond films. I even wear an Omega Seamaster wristwatch like my hero. Last week, in a Christie’s charity auction in conjunction with UK Bond film makers EON Productions, the watch worn by Daniel Craig in the new blockbuster Skyfall […]

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Tags: Auctions · Collecting · James Bond · Movie posters · Watches

Stuff U Sell makes eBay selling simple

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

I wrote to a reader last week,  a lady who wanted to know how best to sell a silk head scarf from the 1976 Canadian Olympics. Either sold as a souvenir, or else perhaps given to competitors, the scarf was printed with the Olympic torch and listings of all the events. Ironically, I came across […]

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Tags: Auctions · eBay · Internet · Online Auctions · PayPal

Monthly auctions, home of the bargain hunter

October 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Monthly auctions of “Victorian, Edwardian and later furniture and effects”, as the saleroom jargon has it, are the backbone of many auction houses. The property on offer comes from many and varied sources but the thrill is always in the chase.

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Golf clubs auction set to score hole in one

September 23rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

At the outset, let me make it clear I am not a golfer, nor do I have any desire to become one. That said, I could become an armchair golfer, or rather a collector of the implements associated with the sport. My interest stems from watching an auction of golfing memorabilia some years ago in […]

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Tags: Auctions · Golfiana · Sotheby's

Britons flock to online auction sales

August 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Fourteen per cent of adult Britons who use the internet made their most recent online purchase from an auction site according to a survey by Apacs, the UK payments association. I bet I know which auction site … which is why I’m not surprised when fees for buyers and sellers keep rising. Problem is, there […]

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Tags: Auctions · eBay · Internet

eBay robots – the latest weapons in scammer wars

August 1st, 2006 · No Comments

eBay scam latest: I learned something new today – eBay power sellers use bots (web robots) to post hundreds of sales offering “Buy it Now” stuff such as e-books, digital photos and Windows wallpaper for a penny (or a cent). It’s all delivered digitally, but automating the process is the only way the sellers can […]

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Tags: Auctions · eBay · Internet

Titanic memorabilia prices show no signs of sinking

June 2nd, 2006 · 15 Comments

Prices for Titanic memorabilia continue to spiral. In a Christie’s sale in New York yesterday (Thursday June 1) a painted bronze flag with the insignia of the White Star line – owners of the liner – sold together with a Titanic name board from one of the lifeboats that carried passengers to safety after April […]

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Tags: Auctions · Titanic

Auction chance to own trophy awarded to triple Derby winning Cheshire greyhound

November 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português In his heyday Cheshire’s Rushton Mac was acclaimed as the best English-bred greyhound ever. Having achieved a trio of victories in the English, Welsh and Scottish Derbies; recorded wins in 14 successive races and posted five track records, the description was beyond doubt. Now, 50 years […]

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Sneaky schoolgirl’s signed Beatles picture set to sell for £2,000

November 18th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Lynne Peters couldn’t believe her luck when a backstage helper sneaked her and her sister into the back of the theatre to watch The Beatles play live on stage. When he came back after the show with a photograph signed by each […]

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Tags: Auctions · Beatles

Auction chance to give Smuggers a new home

November 17th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Rare Steiff Teddy bear is star of Christmas collectors’ saleThe little boys looked forward to family trips from their home in Vienna to visit their three aunts in Düsseldorf, but not necessarily to see the matronly trio with their smothering hugs and embarrassing kisses. Instead, the […]

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Tags: Auctions · Juvenalia · Toys

Antique price guides – one way of selling with certainty

November 14th, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. It’s an oft repeated truism, but I’d like to add a third: selling one’s possessions — as often as not the result of the other two. But as I’m learning myself — and, I might […]

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Tags: Auctions · Selling

$7.5 million for Princess Gloria’s contemporary art at Phillips

November 8th, 2005 · No Comments

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Trafalgar gold medal sells for record £248,800

October 20th, 2005 · No Comments

.flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: right; text-align: center; margin-left: 15px; margin-bottom: 0px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } What’s more valuable – a medal awarded to Admiral Lord Nelson, or one awarded to the captain he urged to kiss him as he lay dying from a sniper’s bullet. Read the […]

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Tags: Auctions · Christie's

Battle of the Canalettos and the winner costs £18.6m

July 8th, 2005 · No Comments

.flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: right; text-align: center; margin-left: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Record-breaking Canaletto The champagne corks popped at Christie’s when their Canaletto sold for a record-breaking £11.4 million but the celebrations moved to Bond Street when Sotheby’s Canaletto smashed that price and was […]

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Tags: Auctions · Canaletto · Christie's · Sotheby's

£32,400 for the £2 teapot – just right for the cup that cheers

July 8th, 2005 · No Comments

.flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: right; text-align: center; margin-left: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } £2 teapot More fun than winning the Lotto. Imagine the joy of finding a Minton teapot like the one illustrated and learning it was worth all the tea in China. It sold […]

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Tags: Auctions · Minton

Outrcy over Hitler sketches auction

July 7th, 2005 · No Comments

When will auctioneers realise that anything connected to Hitler, the Nazis and the Holocaust will cause an outcry if they try to offer it for sale? Or are they such desperate money-grubbers that they don’t care? Read about the latest case here: Adolf’s sketches on the block.

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McCartney concert tickets in Music Clearing Minefields auction

July 7th, 2005 · No Comments

Fresh from his headlining Live 8 Hyde Park appearance, Paul McCartney is top billing in another gig – a charity auction to raise money to rid that other scourge of Third World countries: anti-personnel mines. Read about it here and get bidding.

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Tags: Auctions · Barometers

Bikers’ bible gets in on the bidding act

July 6th, 2005 · No Comments

Bikers’ bible Motorcycle News has announced it has launched an internet site so that like-minded buyers and sellers of anything connected with motorcycles can bid for and buy or sell objects from the comfort of their homes. Click here here to read more.

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Tags: Auctions · Internet

Starwars sale: batteries not included

July 6th, 2005 · No Comments

Budding Luke Skywalkers and Darth Vaders will no doubt do battle to own an authentic light sabre when bidding opens in this auction in Beverly Hills on June 29. Click here to learn where to place your bid but caveat emptor – batteries are not included!

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Many a slip twixt antique cup and lip

July 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Imagine hearing that the antique silver cup you sold in a provincial auction for £4,000 had just sold in a London auction for £456,000. That’s what happened to one unlucky punter this week, but what would you do? Sob or sue?Click here to read all about how an exceptionally rare early 17th century globe cup […]

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