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  1. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Bulgari Serpenti watch sets new world record price at auction

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by EILEEN LIU

    ... Eileen Liu Snake charm A new world record was set as a rare enamel and diamond Bulgari serpent motif watch designed in 1965 fetched more than US$1 million at Christie's in London from a private collection. The amount tripled the estimated price for a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1540346/bulgari-serpenti-watch-sets-new-world-record-price-auction
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1256678/calm-head-pays-dividends-auctioneer
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1243710/auction-chinese-literary-couples-letters-sparks-privacy-row
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    US government auction of bitcoins attests to virtual currency's appeal

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Despite the plunge in the virtual currency's value, investors are lining up for US sale Auction attests to bitcoin's appeal Buyers from Wall Street ... Francisco hedge fund backed by Fortress Investment, and SecondMarket, a New York brokerage, are among those seeking to buy bitcoins from the US government at an auction tomorrow. A broad swathe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1540546/us-government-auction-bitcoins-attests-virtual-currencys
  5. News - World - ART

    Monet’s Water Lilies sells for HK$418 million at London auction

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... in New York and the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. Pool of Water Lilies (Le Bassin aux Nympheas), from the same series, still holds the record for a Monet painting sold at auction ... which also achieved the second-highest price ever paid for one of his works at auction. The 1927 piece, which went for £15.2 million, features a distinctive prime colour combination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539697/monets-water-lilies-sells-hk418-million-london-auction
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    SCMP charity art auction features work by major Chinese artists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by ISABELLA CHEUK

    ... Isabella Cheuk Works by local and mainland artists to go under the hammer this autumn in a charity auction organised by the Post, writes Isabella Cheuk A show of hands A new work by Zeng Fanzhi will lead a charity art auction organised by the South China Morning Post this autumn. Snow, which has an estimated value of between HK$1 million and HK$1.6 million, will go under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1538981/scmp-charity-art-auction-features-work-major-chinese-artists
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Beijing auction house takes on rivals in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by HANNAH XU

    ... Hannah Xu donghuan.xu@scmp.com Beijing's Poly auction house has set its sights on Hong Kong and its more established rivals here, writes Hannah Xu Clash of the titans When Beijing Poly International Auction announced on its website in late summer that it would hold its first sales in Hong Kong this year, many in the art world wondered whether it was for real. "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1084006/beijing-auction-house-takes-rivals-hong-kong
  8. Business - Money

    Art as an investment

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... of major works at auction, has outperformed Standard & Poor's 500 index in recent years and, in 2011, did so by 9 per cent. Such is the interest in this asset class, Deloitte now organises ... of Galleries Direct, an Australian art investment firm, and Jonathan Macey, formerly an auctioneer with Bonhams. Specialising in Asian contemporary artwork, Art Futures helps investors who may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1084042/art-investment
  9. News - World - COLLECTING

    One-cent stamp expected to fetch US$20 million at auction

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:45pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Treasure up for auction after having succession of eccentric owners One-cent stamp may fetch record US$20m A scrap of dark-red paper faintly printed in black, the only surviving example of a legendary stamp that sold for one cent in 1856, is expected to fetch US$20 million at auction, reinforcing its reputation as the world's most famous and valuable stamp. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524740/one-cent-stamp-expected-fetch-us20-million-auction
  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific explores online auction for seat upgrades

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:40pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Cathay considers seat upgrade auction Cathay Pacific is considering an online auction- similar to ones on eBay- where passengers can bid to upgrade ... flyers fear free upgrades could be scaled back, a benefit that is offered to Marco Polo Club members, particularly on flights where economy class is fully booked. The auction is designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521047/cathay-pacific-explores-online-auction-seat-upgrades

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