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  1. News - World

    Auction of works from artist who illustrated Dick and Jane children's books

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... CHILDRESS Nancy Childress is selling her father’s artwork at auction in the state of New Hampshire this  month. Along with Dick, there are other portraits, black-and-white drawings of John F. ... and other products still stock grocery shelves. Childress painted the portrait of Hines that would adorn his product packaging and Childress launched a career in advertising. Auctioneer Ronald ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    First cask of whisky publicly auctioned in Hong Kong fetches HK$793,000

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Cask of whisky fetches HK$793,000 A Hong Kong man has paid HK$793,000 to secure the first cask of whisky sold at public auction in the city. The cask was filled ... per bottle at about HK$4,500. Distillers and whisky lovers said the sale- at a price similar to the auctioneer's estimate- reflected a growing interest in the sophisticated taste ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Calm head pays dividends for auctioneer

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... is priceless when bids flow at auction Ji Tao was one of the first registered auctioneers on the mainland, and he has seen the auction industry develop since the government passed a law in 1997 standardising auction practices and protecting those involved. Today, with his own company in Beijing, Ji looks back on his 15 years as an auctioneer. When did you get the idea to become an auctioneer ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Sir Alex Ferguson to auction HK$39 million wine collection in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:17pm by Amy Nip and Reuters

    ... Amy Nip and Reuters Legendary ex-Manchester United boss puts a different set of reds up for sale with Christie's Fergie calls time on wine collection with HK auction Legendary soccer ... at Manchester United. Now, about 5,000 bottles of wine- red, of course- from Ferguson's cellar are to be sold off along with signed memorabilia in Hong Kong. Auction house Christie's announced ...

  5. News - China - LITERATURE

    Auction of Chinese literary couple's letters sparks privacy row

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Privacy row as literary pair's letters auctioned Around 100 letters and manuscripts by one of China's top literary couples are to be auctioned ... "Correspondence is a private matter. Why should it be made public?" it quoted Yang as saying. An executive of Sungari International Auction confirmed the sale, but refused to disclose the identity ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Auction house gives up on HK$28 million painting that was thrown out by hotel cleaners

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Clifford Lo

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Clifford Lo Painting is thought to have been mistaken as rubbish shortly after it went under hammer Auctioneer gives up on HK$28m 'lost' artwork An auction house that sold a Chinese painting for over HK$28 million this week- only for it to apparently end up in a landfill- has decided not to pursue the matter, police say. Poly Auction Hong Kong told ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    'Chicken cup' sets HK$281m world record for Chinese porcelain at Hong Kong auction

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:01pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Chicken cup' pecks a punch at auction A Ming-dynasty cup bearing a modest painting of poultry has proven to be the "holy grail" of Chinese porcelain, fetching a record HK$281.24 million at a Sotheby's auction. Commonly known as a "chicken cup", its appeal lies in a traditional illustration of a rooster and hen tending ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    'Dumped' HK$28m painting ‘covered by insurance’

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:38pm

    ... Ng Kang-Chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong auctioneer’s parent company says loss will be ‘compensated properly’ The parent company of a Hong Kong auction house involved in the loss of a HK$28 ... Poly Culture Group Corporation, said: “The [corporation board] wishes to emphasise that Poly Auction Hong Kong has maintained insurance coverage for the auction items in terms ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    All quiet at Gresham's auction house in Hong Kong, a year after its debut

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:50am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Not much is going on these days at Gresham’s Ltd, the auction house in Ap Lei Chau which garnered a lot of local press coverage during its debut last spring. There are no events slated for this year on the auctioneer’s website. In fact, references to a rare and fine wine sale back in September are said to be “upcoming”. On another page, an interiors sale scheduled ...

  10. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Qianhai targets Hong Kong firms in land auctions

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Jeanny Yu

    ... targets HK firms in land auctions Qianhai is planning to auction up to 15 parcels of land this year totalling 2.6 million square metres, a third of which will be sold only to Hong Kong companies ... auctioned six parcels of land totalling 2.55 million square metres for 40.7 billion yuan (HK$51.28 billion). The winning bids were mostly made by Hong Kong-registered mainland firms, raising concern ...




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