Category Archives: Private Collections

Famous Florist Coming to Four Seasons

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Soon-to-be brides and grooms who want unforgettable floral designs for their nuptials are in luck. A legendary French florist will now be offering his services in the United States. Jeff Leatham gained fame for his impressive work as the artistic director for the Four Seasons … Read More

Royal Stamps Unveiled

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In honor of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the Royal Mail recently unveiled a new collection of stamps featuring the royal family. In one example—shared by the official British Monarchy account on Instagram—all four generations of the royal family are pictured. Check out the rest of … Read More

Margaret Thatcher Auction Held

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Auction house Christie’s recently featured a special sale devoted exclusively to items related to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The sale’s official name was quite long, befitting the status of its honoree: Mrs Thatcher: Property from the Collection of The Right Honourable The Baroness … Read More

Not Your Average Drinking Game Prop

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You may be familiar with drinking games, but you have likely never seen one that involved something like this. Suffice it to say this wasn’t designed for a college campus party. This 17th century silver-gilt windmill cup offered a unique spin (literally) on the idea … Read More

Antique Carriage Collection to Be Sold

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If you happen to have a fondness for antique carriages and want to add to (or start) your collection, a rare opportunity is happening soon. Bonhams is hosting an auction for a private collection of Victorian carriages, coaches and related memorabilia. The 182-lot sale to … Read More

Psalms Volume Most Expensive Book Sold at Auction

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Bay Psalm Book, a small volume of psalms, recently sold at an auction for $14.165 million. That makes it the most expensive book ever sold at auction. The buyer said he plans to have it on display at various libraries across the country. Photo credit: … Read More

Huge Auction of Amazing Gems Held by Sotheby’s

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This week, Sotheby’s held an auction in Geneva that including some amazing gems and pieces of rare jewelry. The items included a collection of jewels owned by Italian screen actress Gina Lollobrigida, and a 74.53-carat fancy yellow diamond that once belonged to Ahmad Shah Qajar, … Read More