Wine As An Investment Commodity

No longer simply a beverage, albeit one of epic reputation, wine is also a serious investment commodity, increasingly so in the past decade. Wine has definitively shown its capacity to appreciate in value, to the point where the current value of certain wines can far exceed their original purchase prices. In a study written by... Read More

The Outstanding October Auction Calendar

September saw a wildly successful Monterey Car Week produce over $370m in total sales, which is the third highest ever. This number wouldn’t have been possible without the multiple record breaking sales scattered throughout the auctions, like the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $48.4m. If you missed the action packed week and like... Read More

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... Read More

Delve into the High-Profile December 2017 Auction Calendar

The major auction houses have an exciting calendar of sale dates planned in the build up to Christmas. There was much excitement in the art world last month after Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvador Mundi’ fetched an astonishing $450 million. This was accompanied by other significant works which achieved substantial prices in Christie’s blockbuster Old Masters... Read More

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) [caption id="attachment_10894" align="alignnone" width="140"] Image Source:... Read More

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 [caption id="attachment_10543"... Read More