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Julien’s Auctions has announced the lineup for its Legends auction featuring Marilyn Monroe’s bathrobe, Marlon Brando’s motorbike, Daniel Craig’s James Bond suit and many more items of celebrity memorabilia. Taking place on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com, the Legends auction also includes items related to comic book creator Stan Lee, and movie epics Gone With the Wind, Superman and The...

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The Folio Society has produced a limited edition four-volume set of Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun. The Folio Society had been working closely with Gene Wolfe and illustrator Sam Weber before Wolfe’s death earlier this year. Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman, the Folio Society publication will be available in a signed  limited edition of 750 copies worldwide. See this video for more details of the edition. Gene Wolfe’s epic series The...

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The Folio Society has issued an edition of Kahlil Gibran’s best-seller The Prophet with the artist’s colour illustrations alongside his original text for the first time. The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf, has been translated into over 100 languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and...

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Named after Maximilian I’s literary alter ego, Freydal is the largest extant tournament book of the Late Middle Ages, inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. Taschen’s publication with Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum commemorates the 500th anniversary of Maximilian’s death, combining for the first time all 255 gold- and silver-heightened miniatures with an introductory essay and explanatory texts. Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) of the Holy Roman Empire treated the spectacle of his tournaments, hastiludes,...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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Sotheby’s New York Fine Jewels auction offers selections from modern and classic designers including David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, Elizabeth Gage, Tiffany & Co. and Chanel. From classic white diamonds to top quality stones, the fine jewels are tailored to match every look, from a bold, gold daytime display to diamonds to dazzle your way through the evening. Chanel Ear Clips Estimated at $3000 to $5000, Chanel’s beaded gold surmounts are accented by round...

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Bidding is now open for Heritage Auctions’ April 23rd Illustration Art Auction, which features iconic works by Patrick Nagel. Nagel, who died at the age of 38 in 1984, was best known for his Art Deco- and Japanese woodblock-influenced illustrations of women, for the magazine Playboy and notably for the cover of Duran Duran’s album Rio. He lived and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer before finding success as a poster artist. His...

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By definition the last ever documentation of the life of Elvis Presley – the EKG strip recording the King’s final moments – is up for auction, along with a collection of other rare Elvis memorabilia. Elvis Presley was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. on Aug.16, 1977 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977, after being found unresponsive on the floor of his bathroom at his home, Graceland. Medical technician James McQueen saved the...

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Though hit by high exhibiting prices and some big-name absences, annual watch and jewellery show Baselworld, run this year from March 21st-26th, still commands the attention of the luxury goods market. After a drop from around 2,000 exhibitors to around 600 in recent years, the future of the Swiss show seemed in doubt, and the absence this year of Swatch and all its sub-brands hasn’t done it any favours. However, so long as leading watch brands...

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The Philatelic Traders’ Society International reports a successful Stampex 2019 in February, with over 12,000 visitors over the four days of the show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. This year the show had over 1900 guests queuing to get in on the opening morning, and the Royal Mail’s Stampex show exclusive of a limited run of 6000 was a sell-out success. This time, Stampex International celebrated two leading female philatelists within the show’s...

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