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The sale will also include dresses worn by Princess Diana, and a silver box given by Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson.
Dresses worn by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and outfits worn by Princess Diana are among rare royal items to be sold at auction later this month.A pair of Liberty printed silk dresses that the sisters wore during a 1935 trip to the theatre ...
 
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The 16th Century Ana Maria pearl is expected to fetch $1.5 million at Christie's.
When is a single pearl worth millions? First, it has to be natural. Natural pearls are the exceedingly rare and basically extinct species that yield prices in the millions at auction. In 2011, a natural pearl known as La Peregrina sold at Christie’s for $11 ...
 
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It fetched a whopping $433,321 at auction in Geneva.
Two royal wedding tiaras, both created by Fabergé, both designed as gifts to a noble bride, both designed in the first years of the 20th century, and both gifts from Russian relatives, will go up for auction within a day of each ...
 
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The 9th annual event, featuring a Carolina Herrera fashion show, raised $600,000 for Alzheimer's research.
On Wednesday, in Washington D.C., a live auction got heated. Front-row tickets to Carolina Herrera's show during New York Fashion Week were up for grabs when creative director Wes Gordon jumped on stage and raised the stakes. The winner would also get a chance ...
 
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A rock crystal dating back to the Qing dynasty that was once owned by the couturier can be yours for a surprisingly modest price.
It sat in Coco Chanel's living room for years, and now a statuette of a rock crystal deer dating from the Qing dynasty will be offered at Christie's Paris on June 12. The figure, presented under glass, is a seating deer with its ...
 
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The Al Thani family has amassed over 400 pieces, from Mughal emeralds to Golconda diamonds.
This is as major a collection as we’ll ever see at auction,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry. He was speaking of the 400 pieces the house will auction in New York on June 19 as part of the Maharajas & ...
 
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Avoid that movie moment of accidentally bidding on an item you're not interested in.
You've attended the auction preview and you've listed down the items you're interested in. Now what? Here, we've listed down 9 etiquette tips to help you get through an auction.Aside from setting a maximum bid, it's important to prepare and learn the ...
 
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The stunning stone is considered "perfect according to every critical criterion."
A stunning 88.22-carat oval diamond just sold at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for a whopping $13.7 million. The oval brilliant diamond is considered "perfect according to every critical criterion," and according to Sotheby's, the stone is internally and externally flawless, has excellent polish ...
 
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The club's original designer, Nina Campbell, reveals the stories behind the objects hitting the block.
Mark Birley’s timing was always impeccable. After a decade or so of post-war gloom, in 1963 London was ready to party, and the party was at 44 Berkeley Street. At Annabel’s everyone from the Queen to Diana Ross, hip hairdressers to the ...
 
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The exceedingly rare document, which comes in three pieces, goes under the gavel at Leon Gallery.
“PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR, DAGUPAN. Paging for an important meeting, therefore you are ordered to come here immediately. This is in response to your previous telegram about urgent matters to discuss. It is really an emergency.”These were ...
 
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Hong Kong's most generous givers gathered to give back to the Philippines' poorest families who are living on less than 50 U.S. cents a day.
Over 600 guests filled the vast banquet hall of the Hong Kong Convention Center for the annual Hong Kong gala hosted by International Care Ministries (ICM). Facing this sea of high-net-worth individuals were three beautiful girls, Jane, Nica, and Rizzel, each one ...
 
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Sotheby's brought a few of the French queen's jewels to the auction block.
Marie Antoinette may not have made it through the French revolution, but her jewelry sure did. And it has only gotten more valuable over time.A set of her jewels hit the auction block yesterday in Geneva, courtesy of Sotheby's. The international auction house ...
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