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Sheila Rock, renowned photographer, known for capturing punk life and music, has recently taken a different direction with a project dedicated to the beauty of horses. Inspired by the great Sir David Attenborough, Sheila embarked on a project without the limitations of time to capture the essence of horses. The project called ‘Enduring Spirit’ features the horses from Sense and Sensibility a...
This week, one of the rarest Tintin comic books in the world is under the hammer on Catawiki (Europe's fastest growing online auction house). It is a text-free version of the album "Tintin in Africa" in 1948. The album has no title on the front and no text in the text balloons. It is also the first Tintin album published in full colour. In the world, there are just seven copies of this w...
The photos are being sold at the Movie Stars and Musicians 10 auction where lots will be live until May 26th. Starting prices are as low as £1, giving big fans with small budgets a chance to bid on items. Images come from a variety of sources, including the collections of photographers like Michael Putland and Anton Corbijn, as well as newspaper archives. The photos are being sold thro...
However, if you are missing some sparkles from your life, Catawiki, Europe's fastest-growing online auction house, is here to save the day with unique and timeless princess and Disney related items. You can even get yourself an exclusive, antique Barbie from designer Rob Mackie!   Catawiki is an online auction platform, offering something unique and special for everyone, hosting weekly aucti...
Vespa is 70 years old this year. As timeless today as it was when it first graced Italy’s cobbled streets, the design classic has seen the ultimate revival. With an annual zone 1 – 4 travel card now setting you back in excess of £1,860 and average daily commutes getting slower, you could be zipping through the streets ‘Roman Holiday’ style in just the click of a button as a unique collection...
The coin collection, celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was designed by renowned sculptor, John Bergdahl. Designs for the three £100 one-ounce and six £25 quarter-ounce coins were inspired by the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger.  However, this is not the only collection up for auction. The auction comprises 25 of the most pre...
The exquisite model, built by John Maxwell Hemmens resides in Asnieres sur Seine in France and must be personally picked up due to its fragility and value. Specialist auctioneer Jonathon Torode who commissioned the lot explains “John Hemmens traded as Precision Steam Models of York in the 1980s and produced hand built superbly engineered steam models, including the Rocket, all in strictly li...
The auction presents a fantastic opportunity for David Bowie fans, music lovers and collectors to get their hands on a one-of-a-kind piece of music memorabilia. The acetate record was used in 1971 to create promotional records for David Bowie’s critically acclaimed ‘Hunky Dory’ album, which is described by Time magazine as one of the best albums of all time. Extraordinarily, the acetate d...
This exclusive lot offers car enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a genuine piece of racing history. The F192 car, produced by Dallara, was raced by the BMS Scuderia Italia team during the 1992 season, finishing in sixth place and driven by Formula 1 racing legends Pierluigi Martini and J.J. Lehto. The car, in classic Ferrari red, has a Ferrari 12-cylinder engine, comes with 700-horse po...
The books measure in at a miniscule 0.5 x 0.5 cm, so small they can all be placed along the ridge of your finger. They showcase incredible craftsmanship and are individually bound in genuine leather. The complete series of books, which were produced in the 1960s, are all in good condition and still in their original boxes. This unique lot is intricately designed and offers antique book enthu...
The silk hat, acquired by the host of an Italian TV show, is set to fetch around £25,000. A large part of the proceeds from the auction will go to the charity Save a Child’s Heart*, including Catawiki’s full commission fees. Famed for his humility and outspoken concern for the poor, Pope Francis gifted his hat to an Italian TV show host in June 2014 during the general audience in St Peter's squ...
The auction, which features fifty lots in total, includes a Dalmore 50-year-old Scotch (1926), which is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction. Made in exceptionally small quantities, this particular bottle is from one of the earlier bottling runs and while it was put into cask in 1926, is reputed to contain spirit first distilled as early as 1868. Hailed by Dalmore’s Master Distiller, Rich...
Fans of thought-provoking art should get ready to bid as an auction of exclusive artwork by contemporary British artist, Imbue is currently live on Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki. Curated by Imbue himself, the auction features 22 exclusive pieces and original artworks, some of which have not yet been seen before. Stimulating and suggestive in style, Imbue’s bold app...
Following the continued interested in celebrity memorabilia, Catawiki is offering collectors and fans the chance to own their very own piece of silver-screen history with this selection of stunning photography. This particular auction includes photographs of Sophia Loren from the mid-sixties, epitomising the ‘mod’ look that dominated this era. The extensive collection of vintage photography ...
Catawiki’s special auction offers collectors and history enthusiasts the chance to own this unique commemorative coin, which is one of only 25 made. The 5oz coin, which was released by the Westminster Mint in 2006, is estimated to sell between £8,000 and £10,000. Kevin Peacock, Catawiki’s specialist coin auctioneer, comments, “This 90th anniversary commemorative coin was produced to reme...
In an auction curated and supervised by the London-based artist himself, buyers will be able to bid on his most recent works, including two new pieces from Kays’ striking currency work, ‘Sick To Debt’ and ‘Pills n Thrills & Dollar Bills”. These two inkjet prints both come with a handwritten and illustrated certificate of authenticity from Hayden Kays. The auction also includes two origin...
Deposited in marine sediments during the Campanian Age, which occurred between 83.6 million to 72.1 million years ago, this fossil was discovered in southwest Alberta, Canada in the Bearpaw Shales, a geological formation where remains of dinosaurs have also been found. The iridescent surface of this fossil is created from the interference between light waves traveling through layers of thin...
The auction features many rare first singles, original pictures and artwork, presenting a unique opportunity for Floyd fans to acquire one-of-a-kind memorabilia. One lot that is sure to excite fans is an extremely rare test press of Pink Floyd’s single, “It Would Be So Nice” from 1968, presented in excellent condition. The test press is thought to be only one of ten in existence, with a sim...
Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house is offering collectors the chance to bid on the world’s smallest gun, which is no bigger than the size of an average fingernail. The extremely rare 19th century style French ring gun named ‘Le Petit Protector’ is estimated to sell between £900- £1,300. The French-made ‘Le Petit Protector’ is the first documented example of a firearm pla...
In celebration Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house is holding a very special auction of 45 unique and vintage Barbie dolls, all of which have been contributed by the world’s largest collector, Bettina Dorfmann. The auction, which features Barbie dolls from the 60s and 70s, is expected to generate over £11,000 in total sales. On the 9th March 1957, toy manufacturing giant ...
Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki has announced the sale of over 20 photographs by famed celebrity photographer, John Stoddart. The auction showcases striking images of stars including Iggy Pop and Tilda Swinton and span Stoddart’s 30-year career as the go-to photographer for Hollywood’s elite.
Framed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, this extremely rare lot is set to sell for over £1,000. The market for unusual celebrity items such as this show no signs of waning, as a large piece of John Lennon’s hair sold for nearly £25,000 at a recent auction. However, this lock of Elvis’ hair can be yours for just a fraction of the cost, getting fans ‘all shook up’ over the pro...
With the Oscars just around the corner, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki surveyed 2,000 people across the UK to uncover the most coveted Hollywood props and it appears that it’s cars that get the nation’s engines revving; Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger, the iconic flying car from cult classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Knight Rider’s KITT all made the list, whi...
Europe’s fastest growing online auction house, Catawiki is offering Star Wars fans the chance to bid on one of the biggest LEGO sets ever made - the Millennium Falcon. Unopened and still in mint condition, this extremely unique auction piece is set to sell between £3,000 and £4,000. For those who think that £3,000 is a high-price to pay for plastic should know that experts have suggested LEG...
Last night, Europe’s fastest growing online auction site, Catawiki sold an ancient condom for a record breaking 600 euros. It is an original condom from the 18th or 19th Century and is made from sheep intestine. According to Catawiki, such an old condom is a real rarity with only a few left in existence, most of which can only be found in museums. Condoms from the Middle Ages were made from...

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