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Everything You Need to Know About January’s Auctions

2017 will go down as the record breaking year. Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ came first, selling for $110m, the $20 million Aston Martin that smashed the world record for most expensive British car at Pebble Beach in August, and the already infamous $450 million Leonardo Da Vinci that essentially changed the art market forever. How will the auctions in 2018 fair in comparison to last year? If the January 2018 auction dates are anything to go by, this year should be just as big as the last:

RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2018 – 18th January

January 2018 Auction Dates

This is always an auction that gives real insight into the year ahead for the car market and car collectors alike. Coming back to Arizona for the 19th year, RM Sotheby’s has a fleet of over 100 blue chip vehicles for car collectors and enthusiasts to bid on. The most heavily anticipated lot will surely be the 1954 Jaguar D-Type Works, another example of a beautifully engineered British classic set to fetch big bucks, with a high estimate of $15 million.

Phillips Evening & Day Editions – January 25th

January 2018 Auction Dates

This fine art sale contains lots featuring great artists such as Picasso, Hockney and Francis Bacon just to name a few. The auction will take place at Phillips’ London auction house and the top lot comes in the form of a Gerhard Richter print from 2009, featured at a higher estimate of £120,000 ($162,000).

 

Christie’s Old Master & British Drawings – 30th January

January 2018 Auction Dates

This sale features some heavily influential Old Master drawings dating back as far as the 16th century. With renowned artists such as Giorgio Vasari and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. However, it is Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) of London whose ‘Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen’ is expected to achieve the highest value, with a higher estimate of $1.2 million.

 

See the full list of the January 2018 auction dates below:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
US CoinsHeritageCoinsJanuary 3, 2018January 8, 2018Tampa, FLhttps://goo.gl/QUf2aB
CurrencyHeritageCoinsJanuary 3, 2018January 9, 2018Tampa, FLhttps://goo.gl/SQLxeM
World CurrencyHeritageCoinsJanuary 4, 2018January 8, 2018Tampa, FLhttps://goo.gl/c7pu9y
Maker + Place Presents: Contemporary Objects OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 5, 2018January 22, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/YQzkxb
World CoinsHeritageCoinsJanuary 7, 2018January 8, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/EbTc3W
American Art OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 9, 2018January 23, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/Qunvpc
World CoinsHeritageCoinsJanuary 16, 2018January 17, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/F44e7h
Of Royal and Noble DescentSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 17, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Y2G2qP
Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, including CartographySotheby'sLetters, Manuscripts, BooksJanuary 17, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/aBF6G7
CHINESE EXPORT ART FEATURING 100 LOTS FROM MARCHANT, EST 1925Christie'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 18, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/uJm5jH
Important AmericanaSotheby'sFurnitureJanuary 18, 2018January 21, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/51vfs7
RM Sotheby's: ArizonaRM Sotheby'sLuxury CarsJanuary 18, 2018January 19, 2018Phoenixhttps://goo.gl/7CX7Lx
The Scottsdale AuctionBonhamsLuxury CarsJanuary 18, 2018Scottsdalehttps://goo.gl/854fWb
IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, FOLK ART AND SILVERChristie'sFurniureJanuary 19, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/BB6eN3
OUTSIDER AND VERNACULAR ARTChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 19, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/9AYMhm
The Las Vegas Motorcycle AuctionBonhamsLuxury CarsJanuary 25, 2018Las Vegashttps://goo.gl/MFCcjJ
Finest and Rarest Wines Featuring the Spectacular Cellar of A Respected AficionadoSotheby'sFine WineJanuary 27, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/JvYa1K
Impressionist & Modern Art OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 29, 2018February 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/M7jVyh
Old Master & British DrawingsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 30, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/z54ukW
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 30, 2018Dallashttps://goo.gl/9x5FuH
InteriorsChristie'sOtherJanuary 31, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/irdntQ
The Line of Beauty: Drawings from the Collection of Howard and Saretta BarnetSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 31, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/DNv4a2
Old Master DrawingsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 31, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/gNXmNz
The Otto Naumann SaleSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJanuary 31, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/cFFTsa

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The Sales Buzz Continues with the November 2017 Auction Calendar

We’re now well into the busiest season for the art market and the big-name auction houses have ramped up proceedings for the penultimate month before Christmas. Although art is the principal focus, there are also some blockbuster dates in the November 2017 auction calendar for luxury cars and watches that are not to be missed for the avid collector.

Borro’s Highlights for November

Sotheby’s Important Watches on November 12th

Sotheby’s are set to host another of their infamous ‘Important Watches’ sales in Geneva, the home of all luxury watches. The lot has an array of classic names such as Pateks, Rolexes and Audemars, but the title for most expensive and potentially the biggest highlight of the auction is the Vacheron Constantin collection. The set features four automatic wristwatches with day, date and engraved miniature mask dials, all produced in 2008. The lot is estimated between 260,000 — 430,000CHF (£201,535-£333,308).

November 2017 Auction calendar

Bonhams Post War and Contemporary Art on November 15th

Bonhams have placed some serious value in their Post War and Contemporary auction in New York with fine art works and sculptures from artists such as Ed Ruscha and Alfred Leslie. However, the lot that looks set to steal the show will be world renowned American artist Andy Warhol’s Puma Invader (Positive), set to fetch between $1,200,000-$1,800,000 (£910,000-£1,400,000) when the hammer drops later this month.

November 2017 Auction calendar

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Historics’ Mercedes-Benz World Sale on November 25th

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Set to take place at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, England this is surely not to be missed by any classic car enthusiasts and collectors. Specialist classic and sports car auctioneers, Historics, are set to auction off a fleet of 31 cars in total, with production years ranging from 1929 right through to 2010.

It appears that age indicates value in this auction, with the 1929 Bentley 4.5 litre Open Tourer in the Vanden Plas Style estimated to fetch between £750,000-£875,000. This estimate is more than double that of the next most expensive car featured in the lot.

November 2017 Auction calendar

Image Source: Historics

See the full November 2017 auction calendar below:

AuctionAuction HouseVerticalDateLocationURL (If Available)
Christies Watches OnlineChristie'sJewellery & Watches01/11/2017Online
From Earth to FireSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques01/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/jBnYcu
CHRISTIE'S JEWELS ONLINEChristie'sJewellery & Watches01/11/2017Online
PhotographsPhillipsPhotography02/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/TLRryS
The Library of a European GentlemanSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques02/11/2017London
The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something FoundationPhillipsPhotography03/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jpqSpz
London to Brighton Run Sale, Veteran Motor Cars and Related AutomobiliaBonhamsLuxury Cars03/11/2017London, New Bond Streethttps://goo.gl/VMXSed
London to Brighton Run SaleBonhamsLuxury Cars03/11/2017https://goo.gl/EA83u8
Hilton HeadAuctions AmercaLuxury Cars04/11/2017South Carolinahttps://goo.gl/uh8kxp
Rugs SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques07/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/wsd46P
The Library of an English Bibliophile Part VIISotheby'sFine Art and Antiques07/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/u7ykq1
Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques07/11/2017London
ART AS JEWELLERYChristie'sFine Art and Antiques07/11/2017Online
19th Century European PaintingsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques08/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/UPC1Kz
Important Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques08/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/4b1ELz
EDO TO POST-WAR: 500 YEARS OF JAPANESE ART AND DESIGNChristie'sFine Art and Antiques08/11/2017Online
STRIPPED BARE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS KOERFERChristie'sPhotography09/11/2017Paris
DAVENPORT 2017MecumLuxury Cars09/11/2017Davenporthttps://goo.gl/uspiLf
Importante Collection Européenne de PhotographiesSotheby'sPhotography10/11/2017Parishttps://goo.gl/SNWyBU
PhotographieSotheby'sPhotography10/11/2017Parishttps://goo.gl/Pqh9Yi
PhotographiesChristie'sPhotography10/11/2017Paris
The Bothwell CollectionBonhamsFine Art and Antiques11/11/2017Los Angeleshttps://goo.gl/t5KRVU
Magnificent Wines from the Park B. Smith CollectionSotheby'sFine Wine11/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/coE9Tc
ONLY WATCH 2017Christie'sJewellery & Watches11/11/2017Genevahttps://goo.gl/Tqx9Ez
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/11/2017Genevahttps://goo.gl/jgxLpc
Fine and Rare WinesChristie'sFine Wine12/11/2017Geneva
The Collection of Edwin & Cherie SilverSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques13/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/WiWiM4
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques13/11/2017New York
Rare WatchesChristie'sJewellery & Watches13/11/2017Geneva
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART EVENING SALEChristie'sJewellery & Watches13/11/2017New York
BEYOND BOUNDARIES: MAGNIFICENT JEWELS FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTIONChristie'sJewellery & Watches13/11/2017Genevahttps://goo.gl/duiFJc
The Elegant HomeBonhamsMiscellaneous13/11/2017Los Angeleshttps://goo.gl/eAkG4d
Impressionist and Modern ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/wJPyhZ
Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural HistorySotheby'sMiscellaneous14/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/FSxpbS
20th Century Art - A Different PerspectiveSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/1HxXwb
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017New York
MAGNIFICENT JEWELSChristie'sJewellery & Watches14/11/2017Geneva
IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART WORKS ON PAPERChristie'sFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017New York
LaliqueChristie'sFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017London
American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques14/11/2017Online
Post-War & Contemporary ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/PRPvjQ
Magnificent Jewels and Noble JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches15/11/2017Geneva
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine Wine15/11/2017London
Impressionist & Modern Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017New York
EUROPEAN FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART & CERAMICSChristie'sFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017London
ENGLISH FURNITURE & WORKS OF ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017London
SILVER & 19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017London
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques15/11/2017London
CHRISTIE'S WATCHES ONLINEChristie'sJewellery & Watches15/11/2017Online
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques16/11/2017New York
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART DAY SALE PART IChristie'sFine Art and Antiques16/11/2017New York
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART DAY SALE PART IIChristie'sFine Art and Antiques16/11/2017New York
Las VegasMecumLuxury Cars16/11/2017Las Vegashttps://goo.gl/UG7QZ9
Fine & Rare Wine, Cognac and Single Malt WhiskyBonhamsFine Wine17/11/2017 Hong Kong, Admiraltyhttps://goo.gl/8kBs7b
Contemporary Art Day AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques17/11/2017New York
MODERN/BRITISH ART ONLINEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques17/11/2017Online
LATIN AMERICAN ART ONLINEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques17/11/2017Online
American ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/kTpJg8
TCM Presents ... Vintage Movie Posters featuring the Ira Resnick CollectionBonhamsMemorabillia20/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/oaAyqe
California and Western Paintings and SculptureBonhamsFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017Los Angeleshttps://goo.gl/UnZZzr
HOMMAGE À JEAN ROYÈREChristie'sFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017Paris
DESIGN VENTE DU SOIRChristie'sFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017Paris
ASIAN 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017Online
THE EXQUISITE EYE: CHINESE PAINTINGS ONLINEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques20/11/2017Online
California JewelsBonhamsJewellery & Watches21/11/2017Los Angeleshttps://goo.gl/aL8T1q
TCM Presents ... Out of This World!BonhamsMiscellaneous21/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/tHHi9D
Contemporary CuratedSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017London
Scottish ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/WjR8xF
European ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/xmp7Ni
Art Treasures of America, the Collection of John F. EulichSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/zFTqzC
Latin America: Modern Art, Part ISotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017New York
AUSTRALIAN ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017London
LATIN AMERICAN ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017New York
AMERICAN ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017New York
COLLECTION VÉRITÉChristie'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017Paris
Jacques Grange | CollectionneurSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017Parishttps://goo.gl/iDLMuc
Modern & Post-War British ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques21/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/ZLKfgT
Latin America: Modern Art, Part IISotheby'sFine Art and Antiques22/11/2017New York
LATIN AMERICAN ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques22/11/2017New York
MODERN BRITISH & IRISH ART EVENING SALEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques22/11/2017London
ART D'AFRIQUE ET D'OCÉANIEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques22/11/2017Paris
BRITISH IMPRESSIONISM EVENING SALEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques22/11/2017London
HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIESChristie'sHandbags and More22/11/2017Online
Fine and Rare WinesChristie'sFine Wine24/11/2017Hong Kong
ASIAN 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART (EVENING SALE)Christie'sFine Art and Antiques25/11/2017Hong Kong
ASIAN 20TH CENTURY ART (DAY SALE)Christie'sFine Art and Antiques26/11/2017Hong Kong
ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART (DAY SALE)Christie'sFine Art and Antiques26/11/2017Hong Kong
DEAR MONSIEUR MONETChristie'sFine Art and Antiques26/11/2017Hong Kong
RUSSIAN ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques27/11/2017London
CHINESE CONTEMPORARY INKChristie'sFine Art and Antiques27/11/2017Hong Kong
FINE CHINESE CLASSICAL PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHYChristie'sFine Art and Antiques27/11/2017Hong Kong
IMPORTANT WATCHESChristie'sJewellery & Watches27/11/2017Hong Kong
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Hong Kong, Admiraltyhttps://goo.gl/kTd5wy
Musical ManuscriptsSotheby'sMiscellaneous28/11/2017London
Russian PicturesSotheby'sPhotography28/11/2017London
Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & IconsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017London
FINE CHINESE MODERN PAINTINGSChristie'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Hong Kong
HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELSChristie'sJewellery & Watches28/11/2017Hong Kong
LIVRES RARES ET MANUSCRITSChristie'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Paris
THE EXCEPTIONAL SALEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Paris
INTERIORSChristie'sFurniture28/11/2017London
WINE ONLINE / LDNChristie'sFine Wine28/11/2017Online
MODERN PRINTSChristie'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Online
MODERN PRINTSChristie'sFine Art and Antiques28/11/2017Online
Wisdom & Nature: In Aid of Le Ciel FoundationPhillipsFine Art and Antiques29/11/2017New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/D8nNry
Ancient Sculpture and Works of ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques29/11/2017Londonhttps://goo.gl/EYvdvZ
IMPORTANT JEWELSChristie'sJewellery & Watches29/11/2017London
IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ARTChristie'sFine Art and Antiques29/11/2017Hong Kong
HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIESChristie'sHandbags and More29/11/2017Hong Kong
LE GOÛT FRANÇAISChristie'sFine Art and Antiques29/11/2017Paris
CHRISTIE'S JEWELS ONLINEChristie'sJewellery & Watches29/11/2017Online
MOMA: WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHYChristie'sPhotography29/11/2017Online
EINSTEIN: A LIFE IN LETTERS PART IIChristie'sMemorabillia29/11/2017Online
Arte Moderna e ContemporaneaSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques29/11/2017Milanhttps://goo.gl/FX39LG
Modern Sporting GunsBonhamsMiscellaneous30/11/2017London, Knightsbridgehttps://goo.gl/8ryAbD
The Buzhishuzhai Collection of Post Han JadesSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques30/11/2017Hong Kong
THE ART OF CHINA: ONLINE WINTER SALEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques30/11/2017Online
CHRISTIE'S WATCHES ONLINEChristie'sJewellery & Watches30/11/2017Online
Kansas CityMecumLuxury Cars30/11/2017Kansas Cityhttps://goo.gl/Rd7ZdM
Chinese â??Art Including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family CollectionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques30/11/2017Hong Kong

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Top 5 Most Expensive Chanel Handbags Sold by Christie’s

Chanel is a French luxury fashion company that was formed in 1909. The Chanel handbag is one of the must-own accessories for the elite, and you can often see the brand being sported by models and celebrities. Borro has compiled a list of the top Chanel bags sold at auction by Christie’s.

Black and Gold Alligator Doubleflap Handbag – £14,600 ($19,300)

Most Expensive Chanel Handbags - Black and Gold Alligator

Source: Christie’s

This elegant looking 2014 black & gold alligator classic medium double flap bag with antiqued gold hardware fetched 150,000HKD ($19,300) at a Christie’s ‘Handbags & Accessories’ auction in November 2016.

Turquoise Chanel Handbag – £ 15,600 ($20,650)

Most Expensive Chanel Handbags - Turquoise

Image Source: Christie’s

This turquoise alligator handbag was sold at auction in 2016 By Christie’s in Paris. The stunning accessory sold for £15,600 ($20,650).

Lime Green Crocodile Classic Double Flap Bag – £15,805 ($20,900)

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Source: Christie’s

This rare lime crocodile green classic double flag handbag originally retailed in 2011. Made from crocodylus porosus the bag comes with goldtone metal hardware with a dustbag. The item sold at online auction for £15,805 ($20,900).

Blue Chanel Handbag 2010 – £16,500 ($21,800)

Most Expensive Chanel Handbags - Blue

Image Source: Christie’s

This beautiful blue alligator handbag was sold at auction by Christie’s in 2016. The auction took place in Paris and the bag sold for £16,500 ($21,800).

Black Chanel Handbag 2014 – £22,300 ($29,500)

Most Expensive Chanel Handbags - Black

Image Source: Christie’s

An exceptional Enamel Jeweled Medium Classic Double Flap Bag with Enamel and Gold Hardware was sold at auction by Christie’s in 2015. The auction took place in Hong Kong where the bag sold for £22,300 ($29,500).

That concludes our list of the top 5 most expensive Chanel bags sold at auction. Let us know your favorite by tweeting us at @borrobuzz

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The Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine Sold at Auction

Borro sees fine wine as an investment and provides loans against the secondary market value of such wines. In the spirit of this, we’ve compiled a list of the top five most expensive bottles of wine that have been sold at auction.

5) 1869 Chateau Lafite’s – £178,000 ($229,000)

Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - 1869 Chateau Lafite's

Image Source: The Drinks Business

Starting our list is this 1869 Chateau Lafite’s has become the world’s most expensive standard sized bottle of wine to ever be sold. The wine was sold in 2010 in Hong Kong by Sotheby’s for £178,000 ($229,000).

4) Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1990 – £207,000 ($266,000)

Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1990

Image Source: Christie’s

In 2016, these 5 bottles of Romanée-Conti sold for nearly twice their auction estimate. They were sold at auction by Christie’s for £207,000 ($266,000) in Hong Kong.

3) 1907 Heidsieck Champagne – £213,000 ($273,000)

Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - 1907 Heidsieck Champagne

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This wine has had a bit of an adventure.  In 1998, several thousand bottles of it were rescued after 80 years of being at the bottom of the sea in a torpedoed World War I ship. The bottles have since been sold at several auctions for £213,000 ($273,000) each.

2) 1947 Cheval Blanc – £235,000 ($301,000)

Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - 1947 Cheval Blanc

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In 2010, this bottle of wine won the title for the most expensive single bottle of wine to ever be sold at auction. It was sold to a private collector in Geneva by Christie’s for £235,000 ($301,000).

1) 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet – £387,000 ($497,000)

Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine - 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet

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In 2000 a six liter bottle of Screaming Eagle Cabernet became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction. It was sold at a charity wine auction in Napa for £387,000 ($497,000).

That concludes our list of the top five most expensive bottles of wine sold at auction. If you have some fine wine and are looking to raise funds against it, head to the Borro website to find out how we can help.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Hermes Handbags Sold at Auction

Hermes is a French luxury goods manufacturer, most famous for its Birkin bags. It was named after singer/actress Jane Birkin and is often sported by celebrities. Borro takes a look at the top 5 most expensive Hermes handbags ever sold at auction.

 

5) Brighton Blue Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware: $113,525

Most Expensive Hermes Handbags

Image Source: Heritage Auctions

This bright blue bag was sold for $113,525 by Heritage Auctions in 2011. It has Palladium hardware which is a very rare and lustrous silvery-white metal and adds value to bags like this.

4) Hermes Birkin: $203,150

Most Expensive Hermes Handbags

Image Source: Art Daily

This rouge Birkin bag is host to 18k white fold and diamond hardware, which is probably why it sold for so much at auction. At the Heritage Auctions in 2016, it sold for just over $200,000, to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous.

3) Hermes Birkin: $221,84

Most Expensive Hermes Handbags

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Purchased by an unknown phone bidder, this Birkin bag with diamonds was sold by Christie’s for the large sum of $221,84 in Hong Kong. At the time, it set the record for the most expensive bag ever sold at auction.

2) Hermes Birkin: $300,168

Most Expensive Hermes Handbags

Image Source: CNN

This Birkin is a white crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18k white gold and diamond hardware. It was sold by Christie’s in 2016 for just over $300,000.

1) Hermes Birkin: £295,000

Hermes Birkin

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Not only is this the most expensive Hermes bag ever sold at auction, but it is the most expensive handbag ever sold. it is a matte white crocodile skin purse with 18 karat gold and 10 carats worth of diamonds embedded into it. it was sold at auction by Christies in 2017 for £295,000.

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The Best Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her – Poll

Valentine’s Day is approaching and Borro has compiled a list of the most luxurious gifts to shower your partner with this holiday. From jewelry to wine, there’s something for everyone.

The Cartier Love Bracelet

Luxury Valentine's Day Gifts

Image source: Cartier

Price: $10,200

This beautiful bracelet is a statement of lasting love. It is screwed onto the wrist, giving the gesture a sense of permanence. And besides, who wouldn’t want 18k gold Cartier jewelry with 4 diamonds always on them? It is available in white gold and rose gold, all holding a total of 0.42 carats of diamonds.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image source: Rolex

Price: $35,200

All pink gold Rolexes contain 18 carat Everose gold and this Oyster Perpetual is no exception. Replace a box of chocolates with a chocolate dial that has been manufactured by hand and covered in diamonds. There is a range of versions of the Lady-Datejust that are designed to reflect the personality of the wearer.

The Hermes Bag

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image Source: Hermes

Price: $8,100

Hermes is one of the top players in the luxury handbag market, so what better way than to show your appreciation for your loved one than a bold accessory such as this tomato red Bolide 31. It comes in 12 colors so you are able to choose one that will suit your partner and put a smile on her face.

Egon Müller Wine

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image Source: Harrods

Price: $31,500

This 1959 white wine has been noted as one of the best wines in history. It’s a powerful wine, designed for a powerful woman. It has a perfect balance of richness and acidity, a perfect treat to enjoy together.

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The Best Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him – Poll

Valentine’s Day is approaching and Borro has compiled a list of the most luxurious gifts to shower your partner with this holiday. From watches to sports memorabilia, there’s something for everyone.

The Bremont Wright Flyer Watch

The Bremont Wright Flyer Watch

Image source: Harrods

Price: $22,470

This watch is extremely unique – it features some of the actual cloth used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. There are only 300 of these watches on the market. They are made from stainless steel and crystal, with an alligator skin strap. What better way to show your partner your timeless love with this timepiece.

The Deakin & Francis Cufflinks

The Deakin & Francis Cufflinks

Image Source: Harrods

Price: $7,530

Nothing screams luxury like having 18 carat gold-beaked eagle cufflinks to finish off a man’s formal attire. They’re made from genuine silver and have sapphires for eyes. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!

Egon Müller Wine

Egon Müller Wine

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Price: $31,280

This 1959 white wine has been noted as one of the best wines in history. It’s a powerful wine, designed for a powerful man. It has a perfect balance of richness and acidity, a perfect treat to enjoy together.

Football Memorabilia

Super Bowl Memorabilia

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Price: $9,039

Why not treat your man to some sports memorabilia, such as this Super Bowl 1-50 complete set of program editions? It contains 50 of the first programs ever made by the sporting tournament and it is extremely rare to have a full set.

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The top 5 most expensive pieces of cricket memorabilia

Calling all cricket-lovers; it’s time to take a look back at the most expensive cricket memorabilia ever to be sold at auction. From bats to books, and caps to score-cards these pieces all have an extraordinary place in the history of cricket.

5) Sachin Tendulkar’s bat – $71,383

Sachin Tendulkar's bat

This cricket player is hugely popular in his homeland of India. This may be because he is the only player to score a century and 30,000 runs in an international game. This particular bat was used to scare 163 innings in 2009 in a game against New Zealand, and sold for $71,383 the next year in Mumbai.

4) MS Dhoni’s World Cup bat – $122,139

MS Dhoni's World Cup bat

MS Dhoni is currently one of the highest paid athletes, being the captain of the Indian cricket team. In the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni led the team to success when they bear Sri Lanka. The bat he used sold in London later that year in his wife’s charity auction event for the Sakshi Foundation for $122,139.

3) Wisden’s Almanac complete set – $146,703

Wisden's Almanac complete set

These books have been running since 1864 and covers all areas of cricket. This is a complete set consisting of every book for the past 143 years. In 2007, the collection sold for $146,703 at Graham Budd Auctions in London.

2) Don Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ tour cap – $214,378

Don Bradman's 'Invincibles' tour cap

Bradman is one of the greatest batsman of all time, with a 99.94 batting average. When Australia toured England in 1948 and won all 34 games, the team earned themselves the nickname “the invincibles”. The cap that Bradman wore during this tour was sold for $214,378 at Charles Leski Auctions in 2008.

  1. Samuel Britcher’s cricket scorebooks – $396,057

Samuel Britcher's cricket scorebooks

Samuel Britcher was a score-keeper at the Marylebone Cricket Club which opened in 1787. A collection of the original scorecards that Britcher hand-wrote from 1795-1806 were sold in 2005 at auction by Christies for $396,057.

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