The Gardner Heist
The Gardner Museum, founded by Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1903, is an establishment where admission is free to anyone named Isabella and where the infamous Gardner Heist took place. The museum plays host to over 2,500 stunning artworks counting some from the greats including, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Manet, but to this day is still missing some of its most valuable pieces.
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A Rolex watch owned by former American President Dwight D. Eisenhower is to be auctioned this Autumn and is expected to fetch in excess of one million dollars. Read more
The sixth generation of Ford Mustang was revealed in December 2013 and followed in the footsteps of the five previous iterations which represent one of the most iconic American cars of all time. This car is said to be the first ‘global Mustang’ with the new design reflecting the desire for the Mustang to be a worldwide seller. Read more
The End of Cash
As we wrote earlier this month, the shift from cash to digital payments has been a gradual process that exploded in the past year thanks to the roll out of contactless technology in travel cards, credit cards and phones. We’ve been paying with debit and credit cards for years, but the process of signing or entering a pin number has always meant it was slower than handing over cash for a handful of change. Eliminating everything but the swipe has changed the game.
An original cartoon strip of Calvin and Hobbs has set a new world record for the most valuable piece of newspaper comic strip ever sold at auction.
Drawn by Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes have become a part of comic book pop culture and this sale will have cemented the characters in the history books. Read more