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Tipu Sultan’s sword sold for ₹ 140 crore at London auction


New Delhi: The bedchamber sword of Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of Mysuru, has sold for 14 million pounds ($17.4 million or ₹ 140 crore) at an auction in London. Auction house Bonhams, which organized the sale, said the price was seven times the estimate. Bonhams further said that the sword was the most important...

Harley-Davidson from 1908 becomes priciest bike at auction


Milwaukee: A rare Harley-Davidson motorcycle built in 1908 has become the most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction, according to data compiled by a website that tracks vintage motorcycle sales. The Strap Tank Harley-Davidson was recorded on vintagent.com as being sold for $935,000 after auction fees last month at the Mecum Auction in Las Vegas, The Milwaukee Journal...

Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ auction nabs $195M


New York: Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction. The 1964 silkscreen image shows Monroe in vibrant close-up — hair yellow, eyeshadow blue and lips red — on a...

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s javelin fetches Rs 1.5 crore


New Delhi: The javelin of Neeraj Chopra which fetched a much-awaited gold medal for India in Tokyo Olympics has attracted a bid of Rs 1.5 crore. The javelin was put for auction along with mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from September 17 to October 7. The proceeds from the auction of sports memorabilia...

Mahatma Gandhi’s gold-plated glasses to be auctioned in UK


London: A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have emerged on the UK auction circuit, estimated to fetch between 10,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds. East Bristol Auctions in Hanham, south-west England, said that they were pleasantly surprised to find that the...

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Quentin Blake’s drawings to raise money for COVID charities


A collection of 12 drawings by English illustrator and children’s writer Quentin Blake, known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books, have gone on an online sale that continues till early June. Presented in Christie’s ‘Beyond Worlds: Fine Books & Manuscripts’ online auction, which is open for bidding till June 4, the collection will be sold to...