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French and Belgian comics sell for 1.89 million euros

Figurines of Tintin, the hero of late Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi aka Herge, are displayed, on May 30, 2011 in Paris, ahead head of their sale on auction this weekend. The main piece of the auction, called "The Worlds of Tintin's Creator" is the rare edition of the Belgium comic book hero's adventures in addition to pictures, toys and postcards. AFP PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

A rare 1939 comic drawing from the adventures of boy hero Tintin sold for 539,880 euros ($673,468) during auctions staged simultaneously in Brussels and Paris on Sunday.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

León to hold Kingly Treasures Auction

“WOMEN with Jars,” by Anita Magsaysay-Ho
(1914-2012), signed and dated 1949 (upper
right and verso)

Capping off the auction season this year, León Gallery, a leading auction house, has packed together a sizeable collection of artworks, antiques and objets d’art for its Kingly Treasures Auction.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

León previews auction pieces–and some more

LEFT to right: “Sabel,” by BenCab; “Man, Girl and Cock,” by Vicente
Manansala; “Untitled,” by Cesar Legaspi

As the leading purveyor of historically important and museum-quality Philippine art and antiques—and now also a leading auction house, León Gallery is again supporting ManilArt 2014, which will run Oct. 16-19 at the SMX, SM Aura, Taguig.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Auctions shows a slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake and the original box from July 29, 1981.The 33-year-old slice of cake has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Auctions)

A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Salcedo holds weekend auctions at Rockwell

Invitation to the Edades auction in 2010

In 2010, Salcedo Auctions came up with an art auction to launch Rockwell Land’s EdadesTower and Garden Villas—an auction devoted exclusively to the works of the National Artist.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »