Special auction houses set up by Belgian tax authorities are a boon for bargain hunters. Everything the government can’t use comes under the hammer, allowing smart shoppers to pick up real treasures.
A landscape painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir has been stolen from an auction house in Vienna. From the Mona Lisa to Edvard Munch's "Scream," here's a look at other impressive art thefts in history.
The handwritten letter blew past auction estimates, selling for well over $2 million. The page-and-a-half letter details the legendary physicist's feelings about Judaism and God.
An auction of Nazi German artefacts, including what were described as "great pictures of Hitler," has stirred controversy in Australia. The local Jewish community called the event outrageous.
Part of the staircase connecting the 2nd and 3rd floors of France's skyline landmark has reached three times the predicted price in a Paris auction. Other parts of the massive iron stairs are scattered across the world.
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