Pieces of Eight

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
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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
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
3 min read
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
2 min read
Jun
07
Pieces of Eight: A Great Escape, A GOAT and Reminder Size Isn't Everything...

Pieces of Eight: A Great Escape, A GOAT and Reminder Size Isn't Everything...

⌚️ A Rolex watch worn by a British prisoner during the real-life 'Great Escape' from the Nazi Stalag Luft III concentration
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May
30
Pieces of Eight: Importance of Provenance, Connery's Classic Car and a Regal Pop Portrait

Pieces of Eight: Importance of Provenance, Connery's Classic Car and a Regal Pop Portrait

🤵🏽‍♂️ If you’ve ever fantasised about giving supervillains the slip from behind the wheel of James Bond’s iconic Aston
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May
23
Pieces of Eight: A Very Charitable Donation, a Good Little Urn-er & Something Smells Like Teen Spirit

Pieces of Eight: A Very Charitable Donation, a Good Little Urn-er & Something Smells Like Teen Spirit

🎸 Kurt Cobain’s mythical 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar from Nirvana’s landmark 1991 music video, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
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May
16
Pieces of Eight: A Dressing Down, Beware The Ides of March and a 20 Million Year Old Tooth.

Pieces of Eight: A Dressing Down, Beware The Ides of March and a 20 Million Year Old Tooth.

🏛 A small but potent piece of history is up for sale in Zurich this month, when Numismatica Ars Classica offers
2 min read