Rare Leica cameras sold at auction

Leica is well-known for its meticulously handcrafted limited edition cameras.Besides the new designer editions the company releases every now and then, there is a whole lot of vintage collectible cameras for the photographers and collectors to drool over at the 20th Westlicht Photographica auction. Infact, the auction had sold Read more

Top Ten Most Expensive Hollywood Auctions

Hollywood’s history is laden with legendary actresses and movies whose belongings are almost priceless and the envy of all. For charity and other means many classic masterpieces of old and recent Hollywood movies have been held for auction, and sold for millions of millions of dollars! This top ten Read more

The 11 Most Expensive Watches Ever Sold at Auction

A nice car, a large home, an expensive watch—they’re all status symbols. But some folks will break the bank to buy a rare timepiece.
These are the most expensive watches ever sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and elsewhere. You’ll see that Geneva-based Patek Philippe dominates the list.
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Whisky, Collectors and Collectibles

“Collector: a person who collects things of a specified type, professionally or as a hobby” Oxford Dictionary
Whisky, like any other goods, is subject to collection. This article provides some tips and the personal opinion of the author on this topic.
Value of collections
With the prices of whiskies going up and Read more

How to understand vintage wine

When it comes to wine, vintage is the big one, the thing most people tend to find complicated and confusing. But the bottom line is that it’s all actually quite simple. A wine’s vintage simply tells you which year the grapes were picked.
Almost all still wines come from a Read more

Worlds Most Expensive Teddy Bears

How much was that teddy bear at the auction?
Here is a list of some of the most expensive bears in the world, ALL are Steiff bears. These bears appealed to the bidders for various reasons but it is interesting to note that the current title holder of most valuable Read more

What is an Inro?

Inro (‘seal-basket’) are small decorative containers that hang from the waist. They originated at the end of the sixteenth century and were worn by men to hold seals and herbal and other medicines. They were considered a particularly good way of keeping the contents sealed and fresh. By the Read more

What is Netsuke?

A netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture which developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. It served both functional and decorative purposes.
The kimono, the traditional form of Japanese dress, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves but men Read more