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By   /  March 16, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from esquireme.com It’s the flagship watch from Audemars Piguet, and it has been around for just over 40 years. In that time it has achieved red-letter status and it’s one of the most recognizable watches around. But what makes this particular wristwatch so irresistible? In my years as a collector and as a [...]

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When Panerai Looks Meet Rolex Technology in a Rare Military Watch

By   /  March 14, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Home, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from bloomberg.com Italian brand Officine Panerai made watches for the Italian Royal Navy around the start of the 20th century, and the surviving examples of these are very collectible for fans. After about a decade of selling the military the ref. 3646, the navy asked the watch brand for a more heavy-duty version of [...]

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Billionaire Forbes puts Napoleon III art collection up for auction

By   /  March 5, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on dw.com American publisher Christopher Forbes has brought his Napoleon III collection of 2,000 art objects back to Paris for auction. It has allowed the Emperor into the Opera Garnier for the first time. A box was built for Napoleon III, the President of the Second French Republic and Emperor of the [...]

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The Most Expensive Items Ever Auctioned

By   /  March 2, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Spring Art Auctions Preview

Original article from money.cnn.com VIEW THE SLIDESHOW Going once, going twice, sold! Wealthy collectors are smashing records at auctions around the world. Here are some of the most expensive items ever sold. Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting, Les femmes d’Alger (Version O), sold for $179,365,000 at Christie’s auction house in New York in 2015. It set a new [...]

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Christie’s to Auction James Bond ‘Spectre’ Memorabilia in Charitable Auction

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Home, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from artnet.com One of two Aston Martin DB10 show cars headlines the charity auction. Photo: Christie’s London James Bond is coming to Christie’s next month. The auction house will host a charity sale featuring all sorts of 007 related memorabilia fromSpectre, the franchise’s latest release. The proceeds from the sale of 24 lots will go [...]

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A Less Flashy Vintage Rolex You Can Wear With Anything

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Collectibles, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on bloomberg.com It’s the start of a new year. Everyone’s resolving to slim down, get things together, be better in 2016. The Rolex Explorer is a handsome vintage watch to go along with your restraint. And it will definitely outlast those resolutions—sorry. The Explorer has pretty lofty origins. In 1952, a few prototype watches [...]

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Reworked vintage items from bags to watches are highly sought-after by fashionistas in Hong Kong and beyond

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, International Pawnbrokers, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from scmp.com Next time you happen to spill wine on a cherished piece of arm candy, take a leaf out of designer Dylan Ryu’s book. “I spilled red wine on my mum’s Christian Dior purse and I couldn’t remove the wine stain,” Ryu says. “So, instead, I added lace and vintage tape to [...]

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$1 Millon “Esperanza Diamond” Up For Auction after US Tour

By   /  January 7, 2016  /  Collectibles, Featured Press, High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from pursuitist.com The spectacular 4.6 carat Esperanza Diamond – the most valuable diamond ever discovered in the U.S. – is now touring the United States and will be on display at Black, Starr & Frostsalons in Newport Beach and Phoenix this month. As part of the three-month tour, the glistening colorless diamond will be [...]

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Audemars Piguet Unveil Millenary Watch Anniversary Edition

By   /  January 7, 2016  /  Collectibles, Jewelry, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from superyachts.com   Audemars Piguet Unveil Millenary Watch Anniversary Edition Swiss brand Audemars Piguet are marking the 20th anniversary of their Millenary watch by launching an updated version of the iconic piece.Featuring a new 5201 hand-wound Manufacture movement, created specially to fit the elegant oval shape of the watch case, the Millenary 2015 [...]

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Known As The Presidents’ Watch, The Iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Has Been Given A Makeover

By   /  January 5, 2016  /  Collectibles, Home, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date holds a hallowed place in Rolex’s history. Sober and elegant, it has achieved mythical status and is considered the most esteemed model in the Oyster collection with its refined case and lugs and clear, legible dial showing calendar indications. It came to be known as the “Presidents’ Watch”, [...]

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