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July 30, 2021

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment, Amancio Ortega’s Inditex fortunes fall and rise with Covid-19 restrictions, Weston family puts Selfridges on the auction block for $5.5 billion.

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment

The Porsche family is backing the European rocket launch startup Isar Aerospace Technologies with an eye on the spin-off innovations from easier access to space.

November 14, 2016

Almost 2000 international investors and collectors bid at the record-breaking £32.9 million ($41.1 million) sale of David Bowie’s personal art collection.

Almost 2000 international investors and collectors bid at the record-breaking £32.9 million ($41.1 million) sale of David Bowie’s personal art collection.

More than 1750 bidders packed the three sessions for Bowie/Collector which lasted more than a dozen hours at Sotheby’s in London on 10-11 November. The auctions also attracted more than 1000 bidders and more than 26,500 viewers online.

October 31, 2016

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

David Bowie approached death as just another artistic expression of his life.

The Starman’s curation of his own transcendental legacy from beyond the grave should be a guiding light for other ultra-high net worth individuals consumed with protecting their empires once they are gone.

August 10, 2015

Bibliophiles are like no other type of collector; often uninterested in the monetary value of their collection, what sets them apart is a quiet dedication and often obsessive passion for a particular type of bookmaking, or subject.

For almost a century people had walked through the library of one New England family every day without ever really thinking about the books on the shelves. Over generations a large collection of antique books had been accumulated, but had mostly remained in the library of the main family home.

December 11, 2011

Everybody knows that Birkin bags, the iconic handbags made by family business Hermès, are expensive. But the one that sold last week in Dallas was outrageously priced, even by normal standards.

Everybody knows that Birkin bags, the iconic handbags made by family business Hermès, are expensive. But the one that sold last week in Dallas was outrageously priced, even by normal standards.

The bag, made of red crocodile leather and featuring 18-carat white gold and diamond-encrusted fittings, was sold for $203,150 (€151,776) to an anonymous private collector.

August 27, 2009

Albert Frere, the billionaire founder of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, is auctioning part of his private wine cellar next month to raise money for the Charles-Albert Frere foundation.

Albert Frere, the billionaire founder of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille, is auctioning part of his private wine cellar next month to raise money for the Charles-Albert Frere foundation.
 

April 4, 2008

The record-breaking sale of some of Charles Dickens’ earliest work has pleased his family.

The record-breaking sale of some of Charles Dickens' earliest work has pleased his family. The auction, which took place at Christie's in New York on Wednesday 2 April, raised $2 million. A first edition of Oliver Twist, with a inscription by Dickens to fellow novelist William Ainsworth, sold for a record $229,000.

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