Modern Collectables

Elvis Presley’s Final Documents Up for Auction Online

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...

Baselworld 2019 Spotlights Luxury Watch Market Despite Big Name No-Shows       

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...

The Philatelic Traders’ Society Celebrates a Successful Spring Stampex International 2019

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...

Omega celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Speedmaster Gold

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....
Book Illustration Competition 2019 Announces Winner From Record Field of 500+ Entries

Modern CollectablesBook Illustration Competition 2019 Announces Winner From Record Field of 500+ Entries

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...
Watch Winders out of Passion

Modern CollectablesWatch Winders out of Passion

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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