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Expensive wines being verified after Auction

Expensive wines being verified after Auction

Paris – An American wine-fraud crusader has called into question the authenticity of a treasure trove of the world’s most expensive wine after it went under the auctioneer’s hammer in Geneva. Six lots of vintage bottles from the mythical Romanée Conti Domain in Burgundy were withdrawn from the multi-million pound auction at the last minute.… Continue Reading

Oppenheimer Blue Diamond Sold For $58 mil

Oppenheimer Blue Diamond Sold For $58 mil

Diamonds Are Forever, or so the song goes. But in a week when two diamonds, the Unique Pink and the Oppenheimer Blue, sold for $32m (£21.6m) and $58m (£39.8m) respectively – the latter a new record at auction – a more fitting title might be Diamonds Are Forever Increasing in Price. The Unique Pink diamond… Continue Reading

Millions Paid to Lawyers by Auction Alliance

Millions Paid to Lawyers by Auction Alliance

A STRING of attorneys have been paid more than R58m in alleged secret commissions by Auction Alliance, according to a forensic report that Business Day has seen. The findings, which go beyond attorneys and relate to bank officials, fellow auctioneers and liquidators, are contained in the forensic report drafted by Accountants at Law (A@L) that… Continue Reading

Rare rally care auctioned for R1,4-million

Rare rally care auctioned for R1,4-million

Midrand – A rare Alpine and a unique South African built rally car were part of a selection of delectable collector’s cars that went under the hammer on April 2 2016, part of the first classic car auction by WH Auctioneers in Midrand, Gauteng. The auction was headlined by a 1971 Alpine Renault A110 1600… Continue Reading

Essential art to be auctioned for a good cause

Essential art to be auctioned for a good cause

Launched in 2010 by then-cabinet minister and long-time Cape Town activist Trevor Manuel as a parliamentary “constituency” project, the Mitchells Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust ticks the right community boxes. Founded in the belief that “without community mobilisation in support of young people who show they have the potential to succeed, there will be… Continue Reading