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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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Omega’s latest chronograph model, the Speedmaster Gold, pays tribute to the crew of Apollo 11 on the 50th anniversary of their epic voyage to the moon. Fifty years ago, when mankind took its very first steps onto the surface of the moon, the Omega Speedmaster was there, strapped to the wrists of the astronauts. This year, Omega pays tribute to their legacy with the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition model of 1,014 pieces....

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The Book Illustration Competition 2019 has announced the winners from a record field of over 500 entries. This year, The Folio Society and House of Illustration challenged illustrators to produce cover and internal designs for the classic Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Marie-Alice Harel of Edinburgh was announced as the winner of £5,000 and a prestigious commission to illustrate the Folio Society’s forthcoming edition of Howl’s Moving Castle. She was presented with the award at an...

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For more than 10 years, MODALO has produced exclusive, handcrafted Watch Winders, Watch Boxes and Watch Storage Solutions using superior materials and components with focus on producing the highest quality of workmanship. Innovative solutions, outstanding design and durable components guarantee the best possible safekeeping for valuable timepieces. MODALO was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The brand manufacturing in its own production facilities, every single product is examined individually and composed with...

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The jacket worn by Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in Series One of 24, a phaser rifle from Star Trek: First Contact and a waistcoat from The Warriors  all feature in an auction by Ewbank’s on February 28th 2019. The Jack Bauer jacket, with an estimate of £1,200, is just one of the highlights in the auction house’s 300-plus lot February 28th Movie Props sale, a bonanza offering bidders the chance to secure iconic costumes and...

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Sporting legends feature in John Nicholson’s fine art auction on February 27th, 2019. Stephen Doig (b.1964) is well known for his masterful pencil drawings and coloured sketches in pastels of royals, sporting heroes and other celebrities. As the winner of The Fine Art Guilds Artist of the Year in 1997, he has built up a formidable reputation, especially as a contemporary sporting artist. Now a selection of 57 of his works, including a signed composite...

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Opera Gallery London has announced its show Transformation by one of Spain’s most acclaimed artists, Lita Cabellut. With works owned by celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Gordon Ramsay, Cabellut is the third highest selling artist in her home country, and has works exhibited around the world. Cabellut’s work is largely inspired by her backstory. The artist’s mother ran a brothel on the outskirts of Barcelona, and after Cabellut’s mother passed away when...

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The London Classic Car Show, taking place at ExCel from February 14th-17th, features a Classic Car Investment Forum hosted by Tiff Needell in the Supagard Theatre. Chaired by motoring journalist and presenter Quentin Willson, the Classic Car Investment Forum will bring together a panel of experts from a variety of firms that advise on classic cars, from lawyers and restorers to a finance house, accountancy practice and auction company. They will discuss the stabilisation of...

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Recently held in Geneva, the 27th SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) event attracted a record 23,000 devotees of fine watch-making including celebrities Pierce Brosnan, Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Hoult, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden. The invitation-only industry gathering, cut from its previous five days to four, was the 29th edition. Organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Geneva, SIHH started as a smaller alternative to international watch and jewellery...

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With the current popularity of movies based on comic-book superheroes, it’s no surprise that rare and collectable comics are appreciating in value. If you own a classic such as Action Comics 1 (1938), featuring the first appearance of Superman and worth $3,200,000; or Detective Comics 27 (1939), the first appearance of Batman and worth $2,230,000; you wouldn’t just read it then throw it under your bed. No modern comic will reach anything like that value...

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