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Artcurial’s summer auction sells Grace Kelly’s bag for €104,000

Grace Kelly Hermes bag auction

Up for auction…sold!  A quick and easy feat, one might think. But selling 550 jewels, 270 watches and 90 Hermes bags in less than 72 hours is not within reach for a first-time auctioneer. One should have at least seven years experience in valuing an object, handling the hammer and keeping the bidders in mind, both in the room and …

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New ‘Motors’ auction of Hôtel des Ventes Monte-Carlo was a disappointment

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The Hôtel des VentesMonte-Carlo set a record for car sales at the Yacht Club this week, but struggled to reach highs on its flagship lots. “There are always disappointments,” said the president of the Monte-Carlo auction house (HVMC), Franck Baille, “but we tripled our turnover compared to the last year and there are usually quite a lot of ‘after sales’ …

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Messi’s Audi R8 is up for auction in Monte-Carlo

Audi R8 V10

FC Barcelona partner since 2006, Audi isn’t skimpy on gifts to Blaugrana. Every year, each player in the Catalan workforce chooses a catalog model before a collective handing-over. This season, the SUV Q7 was given to the players, 16 out of 22 opting for this model. Others try to stand out, like Brazilian striker Neymar Jr. and his RS7 Sportback …

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Auction House Exhibition: Contemporary Art

Prat Collection

The Auction House has recently been exhibiting a few lots of the exceptional Prat collection of contemporary art. The Auction market of Monaco has been the Promised Land of auctioneers for the past few decades, and the Principality has been preparing to have a unique summer, notably with Artcurial Automobile sales and the Monte-Carlo Hotel sales. Last week the Anglo-Saxon auction …

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Vladimir Putin’s $1 Million Watch Coming to Auction

Putin’s Watch Patek Philippe

Vladimir Putin is something of a horological connoisseur. His collection includes everything from a Blancpain Aqualung that he wore while signing the treaty to annex Crimea to a range of other watches. Today, however, we are going to tell you about the most impressive and expensive timepiece from the Putin’s collection, and it’s coming up for sale. The watch is …

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