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Bong makers used to be arrested for their work. Now, some of the most intense bongs you've ever seen are going up for public auction for the first time ever.
Tommy Chong, the hairier half of pot-blazing duo Cheech and Chong, was greeted by the feds one morning in 2003, guns drawn as they stormed his house. He was soon charged with selling bongs and marijuana pipes, which had been distributed online through ...
 
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Watch experts thought this GMT-Master, which Brando personalized himself and wore in Apocalypse Now, was lost forever.
When planning the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, director Francis Ford Coppola originally imagined one of his main characters, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, a former Green Beret who has gone rogue in Cambodia, would wear no adornment besides his dog tags. But Marlon Brando, who famously ...
 
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The 109-lot auction is expected to fetch a tidy sum, given the stunning items on the block.
An estimated 3,500 Filipino children are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to a 2014 study in online journal Cancer Control. Of these cases, only 30 percent of the children survive in the long-term. Some of these children will be the beneficiaries ...
 
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Town & Country has the exclusive details on the sale, which will include fine art, photographs, books, and jewelry once owned by the American style icon.
Lee Radziwill spent her entire life curating her aesthetic, and now, the American style icon's personal collection is heading to the auction block. Town & Country can exclusively report that Christie's will host a sale of Radziwill's possessions in October, and the ...
 
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Three of the late royal's outfits went for almost triple the auction estimate.
On June 17, Kerry Taylor Auctions put three of Princess Diana's iconic ensembles up for sale—and ended up raking in roughly $330,000, nearly three times what they were estimated to go for."Diana's daywear is much rarer than her evening wear, which she auctioned a ...
 
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The sale achieved $109 million, the highest ever for an auction of Indian jewelry and art.
For weeks, the jewelry world breathlessly awaited the Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction at Christie's New York, wondering what extraordinary prices the Al Thani family's collection of Indian jewelry and jeweled objects would fetch. During a five-day public exhibition in New York, 1,500 visitors ...
 
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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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