When billionaire US collector William Koch concluded the vintage wines he bought at auction were counterfeit, he made a federal court case out of it, that has so far cost both sides a total of US$14 million.Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 3:29am
Beijing-based collector Hou Kun is living his dream. Five years ago, then 23-year-old Hou started collecting Olympic medals, torches and other novelties. Three years later, he quit his job as human resources officer at a financial firm and set up a company promoting his Olympic wares full time.4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Darlene Flynn should know the answer to an old puzzle: 'Why do women always need more shoes?'
The American is the Guinness record holder for owning the most shoe-related items in the world. 'I love my shoe collection. There are more than 15,000 shoes in my home in California. From wall to ceiling I decorate it with shoes,' Flynn said. 'I spend time admiring them every day.'2 May 2012 - 12:00am
Two rare Leica cameras with a combined price tag of almost HK$1.6 million have arrived in Hong Kong ahead of the first auction of the legendary German cameras in the city, planned for next year.6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Arguably the greatest collection of soapstone figures to be offered at an auction, the Q collection offers an unparalleled opportunity for collectors to acquire pieces of the highest quality with impeccable provenance.20 May 2011 - 12:00am
Every Christmas, the city's streets and shopping malls are festooned with seasonal decorations. So, too, are offices and homes. Generally new fads trump old designs, but not in Man Tsang Wai-man's home.6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am