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Now You Can Buy an Aston Martin $4 Million Limited Edition Submarine

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28 September 2017, Monaco: Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque. Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and superyacht owners. Founded in Florida by L. Bruce Jones and Patrick Lahey, the team at Triton are committed to producing the safest and best performing, deep-diving submersibles in the world. Project Neptune marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. Overseen by Aston Martin Consulting, the partnership has shaped a unique concept that will lead to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition vehicle. Project N…

World's Second Largest Diamond Sells for $53 Million

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Wouldn't this look great on an engagement ring?

The Lesedi La Rona 1,109-carat uncut diamond sold for $53 million. It was sold by Lucara Diamond, a Canadian mining company to Graff Diamonds, a jewelry company in Great Britain. 

Last year, there was an attempted sale of the diamond through a Sotheby's auction with a $70 million reserve price that wasn't achieved. 

To give you an idea about the size of the diamond, it is as big as a tennis ball.



Jackie Kennedy's Home is the Highest Priced House in Washington DC Area

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Jackie Kennedy's Childhood Home
This is your chance to buy the former home of one of the most famous First Ladies. It is also the most expensive in the DC area, currently owned by Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL. 
Even though she was the First Lady for less than three years, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy is one of the most famous president’s wives in U.S. history. After spending her early years in the New York area where her father, John “Black Jack” Bouvier, was a stockbroker, Jackie’s mother, Janet, divorced John in 1940 and two years later married Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss. The marriage precipitated a move to his home in McLean, Virginia when Jackie was 13. The divorce had been hard on Jackie and it seemed to make her withdraw into herself. After moving to McLean, she found solace in the home’s location with its panoramic views over the Potomac River and the lushly landscaped seven acres she enjoyed exploring.

The Merrywood estate and the wholesome family environment were a fa…

Bob Dylan's Historic Harlem Townhouse Is For Sale

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Bob Dylan's Harlem Townhouse
When Bob Dylan moved from Minnesota to New York City in 1960, he was just a few months from the start of a fast rise to stardom. The city became his creative and inspirational playground where he could collaborate, learn from and work with some of the most innovative musicians of the time. Inspired by people such as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Little Richard, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and his coffee house musician buddies in Greenwich Village, Dylan explored all the genres of American song including country, folk, gospel, rock and roll and even jazz. But it was in songwriting where he made his mark, culminating with the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 for his lyrics. His long career has spanned politics, social change, philosophy and literature and continue to entertain his fans attending his Never Ending Tour that has been running since the 1980s.
Dylan has sold over 100 million records and won multiples in the music awa…

Elvis Presley's Private Jet Sold for $430,000

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Yesterday, GWS Auctions, Inc. held an auction of entertainment related memorabilia, including items relating to Marilyn Monroe and the Beach Boys. But the highlight of the auction was Elvis Presley's personally owned private 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet.

This is the only Elvis airplane that is privately owned with the others owned by the Elvis Presley Museum. According to the auction lot description:

"This jet was personally owned by Elvis Presley, and is the "Lost" jet he owned with his father, Vernon Presley. The jet has been featured on TV with National Geographic, and has been a huge tourist attraction at the airport in Roswell, NM. According to our seller, portions of the plane’s interior were custom designed to Elvis' specifications, including the gold-tone hardware, woodwork, inlay, red velvet seats and red carpet."

The jet was estimated to sell for $2,000,000 to $3,500,00 but ended up being hammered for $430,000.


Now You Can Own the Original Batmobile

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Up for auction by Propdomain through iCollector is a Batman and Batman Returns original screen used Batmobile.

According to the auction listing:

"This is one of the original Studion Production made BATMOBILES Screen Used in the first two Tim Burton BATMAN films. BATMAN & BATMAN RETURNS! Obviously one of the stunt cars as both Heroes remain in their archives.
From what I understand only 3 cars were built for the first film. The 2 Heroes and this one they called "The Gurney Car", though a few insert pieces were used like the close up cockpit.
This car never ran or drove, though it did steer! It was parked, towed, pushed, or ran along a rail while explosions went off and close crashes involving other vehicles were filmed to avoid damage to the Hero car."
The current bid is $15,000 and the auction closes May 27, 2017 at 10 am Pacific Time.
You can see more pictures and get more information about this rare item by going to iCollector

Diane Keaton Collects Southern California Homes

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Charmer Diane Keaton, in her trademark suits and turtlenecks, is most well known as an Oscar-winning actress in films that are today's classics.  From her first appearance in The Godfather to her Oscar-winning performance in Annie Hall and a string of other great films chalking up $1.1 billion in box office sales, Keaton also found time to date both Warren Beatty and Al Pacino.
Now at age 71, Diane has not slowed down having written three books, well-known for her photography, mother of two adopted children, and owns her own wine company, The Keaton, with reds described as rich and intense and a new white wine on its way. In her spare time, she is a real estate tycoon with a long history of buying, remodeling and selling houses in enviable Southern California locations.
Newly offered for sale is a Laguna Beach house steps from the sand and with views of the Pacific Ocean, beach and rugged cliffs spilling into the ocean. Built in 1928 for the J. Roy Smith orange tree groves family…