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Historic Chinese silk scroll up for auction in France

A section of a silk handscroll depicting a historically important trip by China's longest-serving Emperor is to go up for auction in France next week.

Historic Chinese silk scroll up for auction in France
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Pink diamond sells for nearly $40 million at US auction

A 34.64-carat pink diamond has sold at auction in New York for nearly $40 million, setting a new record for Christie's auction house.

Pink diamond sells for nearly $40 million at US auction
US billionaire wins fake wine trial
US billionaire wins fake wine trial

A New York jury on Thursday backed a US billionaire who complained that wines he bought costing thousands of dollars a bottle were phony.

US billionaire wins fake wine trial
Scientist's DNA letter to son fetches $6 million
Scientist's DNA letter to son fetches $6 million

A letter the British scientist who co-discovered the structure of DNA wrote to his son announcing the news sold Wednesday for a record sum of just over $6 million.

Scientist's DNA letter to son fetches $6 million
Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts
Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts

Tribal peoples' advocacy group Survival International said Tuesday it had filed a court action in Paris in an effort to halt the sale of sacred objects from Arizona's Hopi indians.

Group bids to halt Paris auction of Hopi tribal artifacts
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Venezuela move seen as currency devaluation

A Venezuelan government foreign currency auction for local importers has triggered a de facto currency devaluation, the second in less than 50 days.

Venezuela move seen as currency devaluation
Rare British royal's signature up for auction in US
Rare British royal's signature up for auction in US

A document signed by Britain's King Richard III will be auctioned in Los Angeles next week, two months after scientists found the ancient royal's remains under a modern-day car park.

Rare British royal's signature up for auction in US
Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale
Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale

Ten dresses owned by Princess Diana, including the one worn when she danced with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner, sold for £862,800 at a London auction.

Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale
$3 tag sale find sells at Sotheby's for $2.23 million
$3 tag sale find sells at Sotheby's for $2.23 million

A $3 tag sale buy has turned into a massive windfall for the lucky bargain hunter: the Chinese bowl sold for $2.23 million at an auction at Sotheby's.

$3 tag sale find sells at Sotheby's for $2.23 million
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Franz Liszt letters to go under hammer in Geneva

A collection of 14 letters written by 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt go under the hammer in Switzerland next week, shedding light on his ties with his musical peers and his ire at cultural ignorance.

Franz Liszt letters to go under hammer in Geneva
Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction
Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction

An online-only auction of a trove of Andy Warhol's lesser, but often hitherto unavailable works, raised $2.3 million at Christie's, with a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe's lips coming out on top.

Warhol's Marilyn lips lead online auction
Christie's to auction Andy Warhol works online
Christie's to auction Andy Warhol works online

Christie's auction house said Thursday it will put 125 works of art by the American pop icon Andy Warhol under the hammer in an online-only sale starting next week.

Christie's to auction Andy Warhol works online
Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London
Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London

A portrait by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani of his lover Jeanne Hebuterne went under the hammer in London on Wednesday for £26.9 million ($42.3 million, 31.2 million euros).

Modigliani lover portrait sells for £26.9 mn in London
Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London
Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London

A portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros).

Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London
As Indian art world meets, prices stay depressed
As Indian art world meets, prices stay depressed

India's art world has converged on New Delhi for the industry's biggest annual event where upbeat talk and parties are likely to disguise a market that is still in the doldrums since crashing in 2008.

As Indian art world meets, prices stay depressed
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'Django Unchained' dolls banned by eBay as 'offensive'

Online auction giant eBay has banned the sale of dolls linked to Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked western about a freed slave "Django Unchained," describing them as "offensive".

'Django Unchained' dolls banned by eBay as 'offensive'
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan

A monster bluefin tuna sold for a record-breaking $1.8 million in the year's first auction at Japan's Tsukiji fish market on Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year.

Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
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'Do-not-publish' Diana photo up for auction in US

A previously unseen press photo of an apparently teenaged Princess Diana that a London tabloid deemed too hot to publish is coming up for auction in the United States later this month.

'Do-not-publish' Diana photo up for auction in US
Finding buyers, Malaysian art searches for a voice
Finding buyers, Malaysian art searches for a voice

After art school, Haslin Ismail was the typical struggling artist, selling just a few of his mixed-media fantasy pieces for a few hundred dollars each over the next five years.

Finding buyers, Malaysian art searches for a voice
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It's no Joker: Batman's car is for sale

It's no Joker: Batman's car is for sale.

It's no Joker: Batman's car is for sale