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James Bond books dedicated to Paul Gallico among star lots at library auction

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A first edition of Diamonds Are Forever, in which Ian Fleming thanks his friend and fellow author Paul Gallico for “spread[ing] his wings over my first-born [Casino Royale]", is set to be auctioned on Friday as Gallic...

From student law to Steinem: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s library up for auction

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The personal library of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late US supreme court judge who became a liberal and feminist icon for championing women’s rights, is up for auction. Among more than 1,000 books from Ginsburg’s collec...

Scottish government in line for near-£700m payday after windfarm auction

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The Scottish government is in line for a windfall of almost £700m after the largest ever auction of the country’s seabed plots attracted bids from big oil and renewable energy companies hoping to build next generation...

Decaying 122-year-old San Francisco home sells for nearly $2m at auction

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A decaying, 122-year-old Victorian marketed as “the worst house on the best block” of San Francisco has sold for nearly $2m – an eye-catching price that the realtor said was the outcome of overbidding in an auction. ...

Magritte masterpiece expected to sell for record £45m at auction

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A masterpiece by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, described as one of the most desirable works in private hands, is expected to sell for a record-breaking £45m when it goes to auction for the first time this year...

‘Unmatched’: contents of 70s French power couple’s final bolthole up for auction

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In 1970s Paris, Betty Catroux and her husband, François, were the glittering couple at the heart of French high society and what used to be known as the international jet set. She was the androgynous model and darling...

One of world’s smallest books sold at auction for £3,500

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One of the world’s smallest books has been sold at an auction in Brussels for €4,200 (£3,500). The leather-bound work, measuring 5mm by 5mm – smaller than the end of a pencil – contains versions of the Lord’s Prayer i...

‘Extremely rare’ photograph of the Rossettis taken by Lewis Carroll up for auction

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In ottobre 1863, Charles Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, visited the Rossetti family at home in Chelsea, Londra, photographing the poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti playing chess, and his si...

Frida Kahlo self-portrait sold for record $34.9m at auction

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A rare painting by Frida Kahlo has been sold at auction in New York for $34.9m, a record price for a work by the Mexican artist. At the same sale, a painting by the French artist Pierre Soulages broke a record for his...

Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets fetch £7m at auction

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Two diamond bracelets that Marie Antoinette sent away in a wooden chest for safekeeping before she was guillotined during the French Revolution, have sold at auction in Geneva for 7.46m Swiss francs (£7.04m). The sum ...

First penny black stamp could fetch up to £6m at auction

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It was less than one square inch and cost just a penny but it launched a revolution in communications. Now the first “penny black”, the postal stamp bearing an image of Queen Victoria’s profile, is expected to fetch u...

Le scarpe da ginnastica Nike Air Ship di Michael Jordan vengono vendute per quasi $ 1,5 milioni per battere il record d'asta

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Un paio di scarpe da ginnastica indossate dalla superstar NBA Michael Jordan all'inizio della sua carriera sono state vendute per quasi $ 1,5 milioni, stabilendo un prezzo record all'asta per le calzature indossate dal gioco. Le scarpe di pelle bianca con lo swoosh Nike rosso e così...

Largest triceratops ever unearthed sold for €6.6m at Paris auction

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An 8-metre-long dinosaur skeleton has sold at auction for €6.6m (about £5.5m), more than four times its expected value, to a private collector in the US said to have fallen in love with the largest triceratops ever un...

As Morrisons auction looms, pension deals ought to have been nailed down

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The structure for Saturday’s auction for Morrisons is technically flawless, as argued in this column on Wednesday, but there is still a problem: only one bidder has reached agreement with the trustees of the supermark...

‘I was a hypocrite on the make’: unheard John Lennon interviews up for auction

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A fascinating cache of mostly unheard interview tapes with John Lennon is up for auction this month, offering an insight into topics including his favourite Beatles songs, his love for Yoko Ono, the corrupting power o...

Morrisons in talks with suitors and regulator to begin takeover auction

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Morrisons has announced it is in talks with both of its US private equity suitors, as well as the UK’s Takeover Panel, which regulates acquisition activity, to begin an auction procedure to settle who takes control of...

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