Auction highlight: a storied Hollywood jewel box comes under the hammer

Today Bonhams Los Angeles will auction the author Jackie Collins’ watch and jewellery collection as part of the sale of her $3m estate. During a near-50 year writing career, the author, who died in 2015, wrote 32 novels, selling half a billion copies worldwide. Born in London in 1937, the younger sister of actress Joan Collins who starred … Read more Auction highlight: a storied Hollywood jewel box comes under the hammer

Bonhams to auction jewellery worth millions in celebration of coloured gems

In Bonhams’ upcoming Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction, the spotlight is focused on the beauty of coloured stones and is presented under the theme “The Jewels of the World Collection”. Apart from Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds and Kashmir sapphires, all of which boast highly coveted provenances, gemstones from the far-flung corners of the gemmology world, … Read more Bonhams to auction jewellery worth millions in celebration of coloured gems

Mystery seller puts £500,000 clothing collection up for auction in Shropshire – with pictures

The only trouble is you have to be a size 40/42UK, or have size nine feet to buy anything. There are over 1,300 individual items in the Halls online auction, including 150 pairs of shoes, 80 jackets, 66 suits and over 80 pairs of jeans. Over half the entire collection is Gucci – the estimated … Read more Mystery seller puts £500,000 clothing collection up for auction in Shropshire – with pictures

Lee Mindel’s Extensive Design Collection Goes to Auction

Architect and designer Lee Mindel boasts an extensive collection of art and design objects, which was auctioned off in a sale at Phillips called “Light & Aerie: The Collection of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA.” The Interior Design Hall of Fame member is relocating from his New York City penthouse, where he has lived for over two … Read more Lee Mindel’s Extensive Design Collection Goes to Auction