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May the Fourth be with you.

Do you have a spare £1.1 million? Do you love Star Wars? If the answer to both these questions was a profound ‘yes’, read on… On May 4th, (because when else would a luxurious piece of Star Wars memorabilia go on sale?) a 24karat gold replica of Darth Vader’s helmet will go on sale in Japan [...]

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Business|

Beatrix Potter Letter Goes Under the Hammer.

A letter handwritten by infamous Cumbrian author Beatrix Potter, creator of the Peter Rabbit series, has just sold for £1,800 at 1818 Auctioneers at Crooklands near Kendal. It was expected to fetch for between £1,500 and £2,000. The letter is thought to be 80 years old, written after Beatrix purchased the town’s last working loom. [...]

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Business|

Happy Birthday, Mr President – Infamous Gown makes Auction History

In the iconic settings of Madison Square Garden in New York, on May 19th 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ to John F Kennedy, albeit ten days before his 45th birthday. At this ceremonious celebration, Marilyn wore a figure hugging Jean Louis gown, lathered in a stunning 2,500 crystals, a dress so tight [...]

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Business|

Patek Philippe: History in the Watchmaking

On Saturday 12th November, records were broken at a Philips auction in Geneva, when a Patek Philippe timepiece sold for a breath-taking $11 million. The model in question was a 1943 Patek Philippe ref. 1518 perpetual calendar chronograph. But what justifies its multi-million dollar price tag? Surprisingly, there are no precious metals or [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Business|

The US Election – How would President Trump Affect the UK?

Donald Trump - US President   On the cuff of the US Presidency debate, we investigate the effects billionaire Donald Trump being voted into power would have on the UK.   PRESIDENT TRUMP ON BREXIT Trump compares the race against Hillary to the White House to the voters who wanted to leave the European [...]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Business, Finance|

Rolls-Royce Dawn – Crafting Luxurious Couture

One of the most sophisticated vehicles to ever grace the road, in October 2016, Rolls-Royce announced their latest luxurious venture. This came in the form of the Spring/Summer 2017 Couture Collection. These vibrant vehicles effortlessly complemented a backdrop of classic white, as the Dawn embodies its ethos, ‘Inspired by Fashion’ It comes as [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Business|