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Victoria Cross medals sold for $433,000


July 20th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Two Victoria Cross (VC) medals awarded to World War I heroes have fetched 276,000 pounds (about $433,000) at a London auction, The Sun reported Friday.The VC ... Read more...

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Roerich paintings’ theft: Court writes to British home office


January 17th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued a letter rogatory to the British home office on a request from the CBI probing a case related to Russian ... Read more...

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Explorer David Livingstone’s letter reveals he ate elephant


March 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A letter that describes how famous Scottish explorer David Livingstone killed and ate an elephant during an African expedition has fetched 28,800 pounds at a London auction.The explorer ... Read more...

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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Sold In London Auction


October 28th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The sleek 1964 Aston Martin DB5, which was driven by Sir Sean Connery while he edged the character of James Bond, went on auction on ... Read more...

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Painting by Indian artist sold for a record price at London auction


June 12th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): A painting by a top Indian artist has set a sale record for a modern Indian work, after it sold at an auction in London for 2.4 million ... Read more...

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Sale of Princess Diana’s Black Dress Fetches $276,000


June 10th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Lady Diana Spencer wore a black taffeta gown just a few weeks after her engagement to Prince Charles in 1981, which eventually led to her becoming Princess Diana. That dress ... Read more...

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Iconic Diana Dress Sold At $276000


June 9th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel, the black taffeta dress, worn by Princess Diana, has been sold at a London auction on Tuesday. The dress was expected to sell within ... Read more...

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Princess Diana’s Ancestral Home To Auction Some Belongings


March 31st, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar London, United Kingdom, Mar 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The family of Princess Diana who died of a car accident in 1997 is according to reports going to auction some famous paintings, ... Read more...

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Audrey Hepburn’s dress auctioned for $96,000


December 10th, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Movie icon Audrey Hepburn's one of the signature cocktail dresses has gone under the hammer for $96,000 at a London auction. The little black lace dress, the actress wore ... Read more...

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Indian’s George Cross medal taken off sale


December 1st, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Dec 1 (IANS) An Indian soldier's George Cross medal for bravery was taken off the auction block in London Tuesday pending a police probe into its ownership."At the ... Read more...

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Indian widow denies selling bravery medal being auctioned in London (Lead) (With image)


November 27th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar and Vishal Gulati London/Shimla, Nov 27 (IANS) An upscale London auction house and the impoverished widow of an Indian pre-Independence soldier were Friday locked in a dispute over the ... Read more...

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Nude portrait of Roman Polanski up for grabs


November 26th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A portrait featuring film director Roman Polanski and his late wife actress Sharon Tate embracing in the nude is set to go under the hammer.The picture had been ... Read more...

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Byron’s personal letters on rivals, religion and romance sold for record price


October 30th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A collection of Lord Byron's letters to a close friend- revealing a highly personal side of the poet, his romance, fury towards Christianity and rival literary figures-has been ... Read more...

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NRIs jointly buy Nehru, Gandhi letters in London auction


July 14th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) A series of letters written by Gandhi and Nehru and a piece of signed khadi cloth were sold by Sotheby's Tuesday for a total of 17,500 pounds, the ... Read more...

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Here’s your chance to win ‘The Beatles’ first contract


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): If you are a die-hard Beatles fan, here's a chance for you to win the first contract signed by the Fab Four-all you have to do is ... Read more...

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Indian outrage over auction of Gandhis belongings in New York


February 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Indians are furious over a New York auction that is set to sell some of the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indias freedom struggle. ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni sells Italian family castle for $11.5m


February 5th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): France''s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has sold her family''s castle in Italy.The grand home, near the city of Turin, was sold for 11.5 million dollars, according to ... Read more...

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Salvador Dalis works expected to fetch PS1m at London auction


December 12th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A collection of bronze sculptures modelled by the surrealist Salvador Dali are expected to fetch up to 1 million pounds at an auction in London.The artist, who ... Read more...

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Italian masterpiece from attic fetches PS2.84m at London auction


December 4th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): An Italian masterpiece featuring a semi-naked woman, consigned to an attic for 200 years, has sold for 2.84m pounds at an auction in London.Giambattista Tiepolos artwork, Portrait ... Read more...

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Rare snap of the Queen in flares up for grabs


November 21st, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): An unseen photo of the Queen wearing flares on a beach in the 70s is all set to go under the hammer at a London auction.The ... Read more...

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James Bonds Lotus Esprit expected to fetch PS120k at London auction


November 14th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): James Bond''s Lotus from The Spy Who Loved Me is expected to fetch up to PS120,000 at a London auction next month.The white 1976 Lotus Esprit ... Read more...

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Rare Playboy with Monroe on cover fetches PS2k at London auction


October 31st, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Rare first edition of Playboy magazine, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover, has fetched 2,000 pounds at an auction in London.The mens mag went under the ... Read more...

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Nazi memorabilia fetches PS90k in London auction


October 28th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Nazi memorabilia being auctioned in London has raised a whopping 90,000 pounds, despite the recent credit crunch shaking the world.Jonathan Humbert, of Northamptonshire-based J.P.Humbert Auctioneers, claimed that ... Read more...

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Moss’s self-portrait created in lipstick, Doherty’s blood


September 24th, 2008 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) During her rocky two-year relationship with troubled British rocker Pete Doherty, British supermodel Kate Moss created what is thought to be her artistic debut - a self-portrait in ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s puts Delhi on art map after New York, Paris, London


August 25th, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Delhi is now firmly on the world art map with auctioneer Sotheby's deciding to provoke buyer interest in India's capital for its future London auctions.A step in this ... Read more...

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Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper drum auctioned for half million pounds


July 11th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Beatles mania continues to rake in moolah as the latest trove went under the hammer at the Christie's for Read more...

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Indian modern art fetches 4.28 million pounds in London auction


May 3rd, 2008 - 8:55 am ICT by admin
London, May 3 (IANS) A painting by Francis Newton Souza fetched the top price of 580,500 pounds - outperforming old masters Tagore and Jamini Roy - at an auction of Indian modern ... Read more...

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Jimi Hendrix sex tape may not be real!


April 30th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Jimi Hendrix fans need to think long and hard before putting down cash on the legendary guitarists sex tape, for theres a chance it maybe a fake.A ... Read more...

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Sand replica of Shah Jahan’s dagger on Puri beach


April 16th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Puri, April 16 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik has created a 10-foot long replica of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's dagger at Orissa's Puri beach. The original dagger, which dates back to 1629-30, ... Read more...

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Ian Fleming’s ‘Moneypenny’ letters raise over 14000 pounds at auction


April 12th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 12 (ANI): A collection of letters by James Bond author Ian Fleming written to his real-life "Miss Moneypenny" have raked in a whopping 14,340 pounds at a London auction, ... Read more...

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Shah Jahan’s dagger sells for 1.7 mn pounds


April 10th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (IANS) An elegant personal dagger carried by emperor Shah Jahan was sold at a London auction for an astounding 1.7 million pounds - more than three times the expected ... Read more...

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Armour wasn’t 10th Guru’s, Sotheby’s tells Sikhs


April 3rd, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)London, April 3 (IANS) Wealthy British Sikhs Thursday wound up plans to bid at a controversial London auction after Sotheby's, the auction house, told them a body armour being put under the ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s auction sets contemporary art sales record


February 29th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
London, February 29 (ANI): An auction of artwork has set a record for contemporary art auctions in Europe with the total sales exceeding 95million pounds, says Sotheby's.The London auction house has ... Read more...

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Russian dishes out PS3.5m for Stradivarius violin


February 14th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 14 (ANI): A Russian businessman has set a world record by forking out a whopping 3.5 million pounds for a Stradivarius violin, at a London auctionThis violin once belonged ... Read more...

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Early Elizabeth I portrait sells for PS2.6m


November 24th, 2007 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 24 (ANI): An early portrait of Queen Elizabeth I that experts believe was specially made to present the monarch to potential suitors, has been sold for 2.6m pounds at a ... Read more...

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