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Category: Wine & Spirits

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    “Rare Peter III Ruble, PAMP Suisse, and Krugerrand at DGW Auctioneers’ upcoming auction”

    Peter III was an emperor of Russia in the 18th century, and during his time he established the first state bank in Russia and encouraged mercantilism. Though he is responsible for pulling out of the Seven Years’ War, his reign is largely overshadowed by the fact that he was overthrown…

    1762 Russia Peter III 5 Ruble Gold Coin
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    Sotheby’s to Offer Vintage and Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Wines in Upcoming Sale

    Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is a winery producing some of the most expensive and rarest vintage wines in the world. Situated in Burgundy, France, its origins trace back to 1232 when the Abbey of Saint-Vivant in Vosne bought 1.8 hectares of the vineyard. The estate changed hands multiple times…

    La Tâche 2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 BT)
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    The Macallan Scotch Whisky Bottles Encased in Amber Available With Bonhams

    In 2007, The Macallan released its Lalique 55-year-old Scotch whisky. Each Lalique decanter was individually numbered, and only 420 bottles were made. One of these original bottles is currently up for bid in Bonhams’ upcoming Whisky Sale. The decanter drew inspiration from Lalique’s Paquerette tiara perfume bottle, which invokes the…

    The Macallan Lalique-55 year old
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    Sotheby’s Offers Bowmore Black Scotch and 1972 Brora Scotch Whisky

    Bowmore is one of the oldest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland. Featured in Sotheby’s upcoming Finest & Rarest Distilled Spirits auction is a Bowmore Black bottle (59 of 159). The 50-year-old bottle of Scotch was among the Bowmore bottles donated by Beam Suntory, owners of Bowmore Distillery, to Louisville’s Speed…

    Bowmore Black, The Last Cask, 50 Year Old, 41.0 abv 1964 (1 BT70)
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    Barrels to Bottles: Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons & Thoroughbred American Whiskeys Headline Sotheby’s April Auction

    “Untouched by hands and unhurried by time” best describes a bottle of Van Winkle bourbon. The journey from barrels to bottles takes decades and is one of the main reasons why each bourbon is considered rare. The Beverage Testing Institute (Chicago) also gave Van Winkle bourbon a score of 99/100,…

    Old Rip Van Winkle 18 Year Old Blue Smoke 92.6 proof NV (1 BT75)
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    Finest & Rarest Wines

    Over 2,000 lots of fine wines will be available in Hart Davis Hart’s upcoming auction. Top picks include wines from the valleys of Burgundy in eastern France where viticulture was practiced before the Roman conquest. Today, there are thousands of small-batch wine producers in Burgundy. Its appellation as regional, village,…

    2000 Romanee-Conti, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (1.5L)
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    Sotheby’s Brings Rare Wines to the Auction Block

    Wine-producing countries from around the world will be represented in Sotheby’s upcoming New York wine sale. The auction features rare bottles from France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. Winemaking techniques and location define the quality of the available wines. For example, France uses a more traditional method of aging…

    Petrus 2009 (12 BT)
  • Auction Industry

    Gifts of enduring value: Whyte's announces Christmas online auction

    Graham Knuttel (b.1954), Red Cat. Oil on canvas. Size: 9.45 x 14in. (24 x 35.56cm). Framed Size: 13.25 x 17.25in. (33.66 x 43.82cm). Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500. DUBLIN.- Looking for inspiration this Christmas? Why not decorate that home office? Whyte’s online only auction on 11-16 December will offer shoppers a chance to acquire…

    Gifts of enduring value Whytes announces Christmas online auction
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    Upcoming I.M. Chait Auction Brings Asian Art, Antiques, & Estates

    Challenging the aesthetics of classical art is an oil painting titled You Like Me, Why Not from Liu Wei. He is a Beijing-based artist and a significant contributor to Conceptual art. Liu’s works are driven by personal ideas or concepts and often go through an extensive process of tinkering and…

    Liu Wei Painting, You Like Me Why Not
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    Antique Jewelry and 20th-Century Art Lead Akiba Antiques’ Upcoming Event

    In late 1800s Europe, empire waistlines were out and the medieval look was in. Wealthy women began to favor an ultra-luxe style that emphasized precious metals. It wasn’t until the 1920s, however, that this style became accessible to the masses. Flappers paired their straight-lined gowns with gold mesh purses, often…

    Star Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum Ring
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals Offers Seized Property, Featuring Coins, Wines, Artworks, Jewelry & More

    200 Lots Go Up for Bid on Sunday, October 18 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 2, 2020 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a Seized Property Auction on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Featuring property from Southern California, the sale includes gold and silver coins, noted wines, artworks,…

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals Offers Seized Property, Featuring Coins, Wines, Artworks, Jewelry & More
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    Fine Art-Decor-Antiques-Furnishings from Nantucket Estates and Sold Homes

    Antonio Jacobsen was a prolific maritime painter well known for his depictions of American vessels. As a child, Jacobsen learned music from his father. However, his true love was the sea. Jacobsen began painting the doors of safes with elaborate harbor scenes. These works landed him a commission for painting…

    Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas Summer in the Sound - Steamer Nantucket Passing Brant Point Lighthouse
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    Fine Wines & Rare Spirits

    Featured in this Fine Wines & Rare Spirits event, presented by Skinner, is the 1855 Collection. This collection has 61 bottles of Right Bank Bordeaux with years ranging from 1984 to 2016. The Right Bank includes the Libournais, Bourg, and Blaye regions. The wines from this area are mostly Merlot-based,…

    The 1855 Collection, 61 bottles
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    AC Stickley Arts & Crafts Auction

    The Stickley brothers, Albert, Gustav, Charles, Leopold, and John George, formed the Stickley Brothers Furniture Company in 1891. Beginning in 1900, the company produced chairs and tables in styles ranging from Colonial Revival to early Mission. The company continued to create Colonial American pieces until it ceased production in the…

    Dirk van Erp Hammered Copper & Stenciled Mica Boudoir
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    Exceptional Estates Auction

    Henri Matisse continuously defied the conventional rules of the art world. Matisse, along with a few fellow artists, helped lead art movements such as Fauvism and Modernism in the early 20th century. Hosted by Blackwell Auctions, the upcoming Exceptional Estates Auction features a Matisse lithograph titled Portrait de Claude. It…

    MORT KUNSTLER, Stonewall Jackson, Limited
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    The Scholarly Cellar of Dr. Gordon Ku

    More than 850 lots of wine collected over 50 years by Dr. Gordon Ku will be on offer in this Sotheby's auction. The Singaporean kidney specialist began saving bottles of wine for rainy days in the 1970s while studying to be a physician in London. Over the years, he enjoyed…

    Petrus 1961 (1 BT)
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    Inside the Wine Cellars of Dr. Gordon Ku

    Sotheby’s presents wine collected by the Singaporean doctor over 50 years Dr. Gordon Ku and Dr. Gloria Loke. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s. Dr. Gordon Ku began collecting wine while studying in London in the 1970s. He believed the wine made for good company on rainy London weekends, and he brought…

    Inside the Wine Cellars of Dr. Gordon Ku1
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    Storied New York Restaurant Wine Cellar on Offer at Heritage Auctions

    Romanee Conti 2014, Chateau Petrus 2000 among vintages that could fetch more than $400,000 at Heritage Auctions DALLAS, Texas (August 21, 2020) – A pair of prestigious private collections will be among the top draws in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Rare Wine Auction Sept. 11. The Orbit Collection is an important collection…

    Storied New York Restaurant Wine Cellar on Offer at Heritage Auctions
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    Estate of Linda Loring with Additions

    A nature lover and a conservationist, Linda Loring was dedicated to protecting the environment. During her lifetime, she turned a 270-acre area near Long Pond in Nantucket into a wildlife sanctuary. Loring’s love for Nantucket and nature is evident in the upcoming Estate of Linda Loring with Additions sale, presented…

    19th Century Silk Log Cabin Quilt
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    Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting, The Scholarly Cellar of Dr Gordon Ku

    A Great Private Cellar from SingaporeFeaturing Fine Wines from Across the Vinous WorldLed By Over 60 Lots of DRC including 11 Assortments Still in Original Wooden Cases, and Petrus Spanning Six DecadesLive Auction on 5 September (Saturday), at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery (5/F One Pacific Place, Admiralty) Sotheby’s Wine will present a spectacular…

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