Pieces of Eight

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Sep
23
Imaginary Gallery of Ancient Roman Art, Giovani Paolo Panini, c. 1756

The History of Collecting: Around the World, In 4 Ways

The world of collectibles today is as boundless as it is wondrous, including everything from trading card games and comic
4 min read
Sep
12
Chris Levine’s ‘Lightness of Being’ (2018)

Flashbulb Memories: Remembering HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Through her Portraits

Queen Elizabeth II’s exceptional, platinum reign of 70 years came to an end on September 8th, 2022; we remember HM through her portraits.
4 min read
Sep
08
Showpiece Presents: History, Now In Your Hands

Showpiece Presents: History, Now In Your Hands

If you’re a fan of history, a lover of compelling stories, or pride yourself on being a collector, you’
2 min read
Aug
26
Andy Warhol wig and glasses

5 of Andy Warhol’s Contributions Beyond Mainstream Art

A Glimpse Into His Interests and Hobbies Behind The Scenes “I don’t think less is more. More is better.
4 min read
Aug
19
Sean Connery DB5 front view.

Showpiece and Sean Connery's Aston Martin DB5: An Unrequited Love Story

Ask, and we will listen. During our weekly round-up of interesting collectible stories for our newsletter, one particular item caught
3 min read
Aug
12
Roman gold and silver coins.

Collection and Curation at Showpiece: What Makes the Cut?

We pride ourselves on being passionate about collectibles, and this passion translates into the types of collectibles we acquire. We try to create, and provide immersive ownership experiences by bringing collectibles to life.
3 min read
Jul
26
Pieces of Eight: Faberge Egg Liberated From an Oligarch, Buzz's Suit and Ali's Belt.

Pieces of Eight: Faberge Egg Liberated From an Oligarch, Buzz's Suit and Ali's Belt.

Start saving your money, space fans: Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin's moon landing jacket is up for auction next week.   The only
3 min read
Jul
18
Pieces of Eight: £16m? Dram That's Expensive, The Market for Darwin Evolves and a Creamy Mona Lisa.

Pieces of Eight: £16m? Dram That's Expensive, The Market for Darwin Evolves and a Creamy Mona Lisa.

🥃 A rare cask of single malt whisky has been sold by a Scottish distillery for a record £16m.  Ardbeg said
3 min read
Jul
12
Pieces of Eight: Bob Dylan, A Gorgosaurus, Big Stakes and A Collectables World First

Pieces of Eight: Bob Dylan, A Gorgosaurus, Big Stakes and A Collectables World First

A different sort of hammer has fallen on a century-old vampire fighting kit, complete with holy water bottle and wooden stake, after it was auctioned.
3 min read
Jul
02
Rebellious Royals

Rebellious Royals

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, shortly after the death of her father King George VI. She is currently
3 min read