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Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that is literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond – believed to...

Spider-Man comic page sells for record £2.44m

A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book has sold at a US auction for a record 3.36 million dollars (£2.44...

New hi-tech photo brings Rembrandt’s Night Watch up close

Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic and huge painting The Night Watch is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed...

Rare Superman comic book fetches stellar price at auction

A rare copy of a Superman comic book that sold for a dime in 1939 has been purchased for 2.6 million dollars (£1.96m) in...

Marie Antoinette bracelet and Kobe Bryant trainers among auction items in Geneva

A diamond bracelet that once belonged to France’s Marie Antoinette is among the featured items in auctions of jewellery and other collectibles next week...

World’s biggest triceratops skeleton sells for £5.5m in Paris

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John”, has been sold for 6.6 million euros (£5.5 million) at a Paris auction house. The enormous...

Van Gogh painting sells for £11.2 million in Paris

A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh was sold at auction by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros (£11.2 million). The sale of Street Scene...

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive offering made to...

Actress strips on stage in rallying cry for culture at Cesar Awards

This year’s Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, saw an actress strip off on stage in protest over the closure of cinemas and...

Rarely seen Vincent van Gogh painting exhibited ahead of auction

A rare painting by Dutch impressionist master Vincent van Gogh will be publicly displayed for the first time before its auction next month. Sotheby’s auction...

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