Henry Royce’s Last Rolls-Royce Up for Auction

A 1929 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Weymann Sports Saloon, reputedly the last model that the marque’s co-founder Henry Royce designed himself, is one of the highlights of the Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia sale at  in Oxford, UK on March 5th. The rare vehicle is expected to fetch up to $325,000. The now legendary Phantom II chassis provided a platform …

Victoria Scott-RichardsHenry Royce’s Last Rolls-Royce Up for Auction

Outdated Chinese Erotica

At Bonhams, you can expect to find ancient Chinese erotica that would be sold for millions. Now, why would anyone want to buy Chinese imperial erotica for millions of dollars, when hotter, steamier and red-blooded erotica could be downloaded off the net for free? Sometimes, the ones who auction things have cells that are in the process of withering away. …

Victoria Scott-RichardsOutdated Chinese Erotica

Eric Clapton’s Legendary Guitars Up For Auction

Clapton has auctioned off guitars twice before in service of his other passion, recovery. The upcoming auction at Bonhams, New York on March 9 will benefit The Crossroads Centre, Antigua, and the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center he founded in 1998. The sale will feature more than 70 guitars and 70 amps, which have helped create Clapton’s legendary sound. Although …

Victoria Scott-RichardsEric Clapton’s Legendary Guitars Up For Auction

The Lanesborough Hotel to sell its Collection of Bonhams Furnishings

The Lanesborough, is selling off a collection of hotel furniture at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of its monthly Period Design sale on March 29. The furniture had been used in the hotel since its opening in 1991. The furniture is being sold because the hotel is creating a new suite by interior designer Alberto Pinto. The lavish first-floor suite will …

Victoria Scott-RichardsThe Lanesborough Hotel to sell its Collection of Bonhams Furnishings