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This February, Stampex International will celebrate two leading female philatelists within the show’s prestigious Court of Honour. Collections from Birthe King and Judith Holder will be on display throughout the four-day showcase. Birthe King is not only a passionate collector but also a council member for The Royal Philatelic Society. Her display, which was last seen in a museum in Denmark, consists of 20 letters between a newly married couple during the 1864 war between...

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary since World War I ended, an online antique marketplace has revealed the war’s most valuable memorabilia; a list topped by a Victoria Cross Medal worth £200,000. An antiques website, LoveAntiques.com has partnered with military historian, Mark Smith to compile a list that features the 10 most valuable items that exist from the World War I period. Members of the public could have these valuable collectibles in their homes. Will Thomas,...

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Sotheby’s will hold a series of dedicated auctions from The Estate of Barbara Sinatra in New York this December. The collection will be split among three sales: Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra (6 December), Magnificent Jewels (4 December), and Lady Blue Eyes: Online (27 November-7 December).  Gathered primarily from the couple’s residences in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Malibu, the objects on offer to collectors include fine art, decorative pieces and...

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This autumn, Sotheby’s New York will offer works from the Marsha and Robin Williams collection in a dedicated auction. The sale, which is currently scheduled to take place on 4 October 2018, is set to showcase movie memorabilia, contemporary art, furniture, accessories and various items associated with Marsha and Robin’s careers. For a good cause A portion of the proceeds will benefit organisations championed by Robin Williams and Marsha Garces Williams, his wife of 20...

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Property from 60s style icon and Valley of the Dolls star Sharon Tate will head to the auction block in Los Angeles this autumn. The items on offer include Tate’s ivory silk moiré mini wedding dress worn at her London wedding, which is estimated to fetch between $25,000-$50,000. The sale, which will be held by world record-breaking auction house Julien’s Auctions on 17 November, aims to celebrate the beauty and style of one of Hollywood’s...

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Antique marketplace LoveAntiques.com has revealed a list of the top five most valuable football memorabilia as well as a set of guidelines for potential collectors. The list, created in collaboration with sporting memorabilia expert Chris Williams, puts a football rulebook from 1863 at the top of the list. It was sold by Sheffield FC—the oldest known club—in 2011 for a staggering £881,250. Williams, who is a sports expert and owner of Sportingold, said that while...

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Items belonging to music legend Prince will go on sale at New York’s Hard Rock Café on Friday 18 May. The sale, held by Julien’s Auctions, aims to pay homage to one of the all-time greatest purveyors of music. In an exclusive presentation of the seven-time, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter’s life and career, Julien’s will collate an eclectic miscellany of Prince’s possessions as part of their two-day MUSIC ICONS auction. PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF...

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A 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish Aston Martin belonging to James Bond actor Daniel Craig will be auctioned in April. The midnight-blue car, aptly numbered 007, is set to be the highlight of The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s New York on 20 April. It is one of only 100 examples of the model worldwide, which were created to celebrate Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary. It is currently estimated to fetch around $400,000-$600,000, with all proceeds set to...

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Christie’s presents Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection at auction. There are few names that encapsulate classic Hollywood—Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brandon—but few have the intrigue of Audrey Hepburn. The British actress rose to stardom incredibly quickly in her career and captured the hearts of millions. A sale of her private collection will be held at Christie’s in September, giving a view into her life beyond the silver screen. Audrey Hepburn is probably best known for...

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Aptly titled ‘EXHIBITIONISM’, The Rolling Stones’ retrospective showcase at the Saatchi Gallery displays over 500 previously unseen artifacts from the band’s personal archives. The Rolling Stones, often referred to as ‘the world’s greatest rock band’, are taking over nine gallery rooms spread across two entire floors at the Saatchi Gallery. Showcasing hundreds of significant objects ranging from rare guitars and instruments to personal diaries, the exhibition gives a fascinating glimpse into the band’s 50-year history. Speaking about...

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