Pieces of Eight

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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
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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
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Jun
28
Pieces of Eight: $19m Buffet Lunch, A Nobel Cause and A Plan To Fail.

Pieces of Eight: $19m Buffet Lunch, A Nobel Cause and A Plan To Fail.

💬Our Take: Watch the moment history was made with a bid in excess of $103m for Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace
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Jun
23
How To Print Like Warhol

How To Print Like Warhol

It is fundamentally a simple process, though it can require a lot of skill and produce some very sophisticated and complex results.
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Jun
18
Pieces of Eight: $22 Billion Boat, Surf for £65k Turf and Warhol Eclipses Auction Estimates

Pieces of Eight: $22 Billion Boat, Surf for £65k Turf and Warhol Eclipses Auction Estimates

🌱 A piece of grass from Liam Gallagher’s Knebworth concert has been listed as sold on eBay for £65,900.
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Jun
14
Pieces of Eight: Multi Million Dollar Monkey, Shakespeare's First Folio and The Next Vote.

Pieces of Eight: Multi Million Dollar Monkey, Shakespeare's First Folio and The Next Vote.

🐒 Jeff Koons ’ sculpture Balloon Monkey (Magenta) will be offered at Christie’s later this month, with a presale estimate between
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Jun
09
Pop Art

Pop Art

In the 50s, the art world was a challenging, pretentious, and miserly place. Depressions and wars had made it seem
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