Showing posts from March, 2011

Rare Erotic Watch Auction

This weekend, Antiquorum, the Geneva, Switzerland based auction house, auctioned off 33 watches from the 1700's and 1800's, all with erotic themes. Estimated prices ranged from $20,000 to $90,000. The seller of the collection remains anonymous.

Calf leather and Mahogany Laptop

Munk Bogballe is offering a calf leather and mahogany laptop with an 18 carat gold and brilliant diamond on/off button. Here are the details on the computer itself: * Operating system: Windows 7 Home Edition (64 Bit) * 13.4" display * Intel Core i5 processor * 4 GB memory * 500 GB storage * Wireless and bluetooth * Built-in webcam, microphone and stereo speakers The price, with the special button, is around $9,000 .

The $825 Biometric Wallet

dunhill of London is offering a wallet that can only be opened by you with your fingerprint. It also sounds a warning alarm if either the wallet is stolen or misplaced. The exterior is made with carbon fiber and the interior has a luxurious leather credit card holder and a strong stainless steel money clip. The wallet is available from dunhill's website for $850.

100 Ounce Gold Nugget Sells for Almost Half a Million Dollars

The largest surviving California gold rush nugget was sold at a Holabird-Kagin Americana auction for $460,000 including buyers premium. It weighed in at 100 troy ounces. It was purchased by Spectrum Numismatics International of Irvine, California on behalf of an anonymous client. The nugget discovered last year in Nevada County, California.

Ming Vase Sold for $1.38 Million

At the Freeman's auction house in Philadelphia, a 1736 Qianlong period Ming vase sold for $1.38 million , setting a world record. The last time a similar vase was sold was in 2008 by Sotheby's. It was hammered at $750,000.

Youngest Billionaire is No Longer Mark Zuckerberg

The youngest billionaire is no longer Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. That recognition now goes to Dustin Moskovitz , one of Facebook's co-founders. Moskovitz is eight days younger than Zuckerberg.

$30 Million for a Koons Sculpture

Sotheby's will be auctioning off the " Pink Panther " sculpture created by Jeff Koons. The auction, which will be held in May, is expected to achieve $30 million for the sculpture. The sculpture is of a partially nude blond woman holding a large pink panther toy. It was made out of porcelain in 1988.