The Value of Gemstones

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Ever wondered what makes gemstones precious and how people evaluate them? If you plan on selling your gemstone collection or would like to start one, here are a few things besides their cut, colour and clarity you should bear in mind.   Brought to you by our Gemstone auctioneer Taletta Jan...

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What time is it? Time to buy a Marriage Watch

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Marriage watches; you either love them or you hate them. They are cherished and collected by many, but nicknamed Frankenstein watches by others. So what are these watches and why do people have such strong opinions when it comes to these pieces? Let’s find out! Brought to you by Berry Harlem...

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The 10 Most Expensive Books of All Time

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We live in a time when many people think that physical copies of books are outdated and simply unnecessary. Fortunately enough, there are more than enough people in the world who are convinced otherwise and willing to put a price on it! Some of them carry an enormous historical value, other a si...

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The price of love: how diamonds sparkled their way into women’s hearts and why you should invest in them.

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‘A diamond is forever’. Undoubtedly the best marketing campaign that modern capitalism has ever seen. This magical sentence managed to transform a serious, corporate company, into designers and shapers of an entirely new cultural phenomenon. We are of course talking about De Beers Consolidated M...

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8 design objects with the wow-factor

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We are surrounded by furniture most of the time. Some designs we don’t even notice. We can sit on couches without thinking about their form and switch on our lights without looking at the lamps. But some designs do stand out because they are striking, breath taking or unique. These 8 timeless de...

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Remember your first classic car?

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Every one of us tends to sit and reminisce about the old days. For almost a century now cars have been an inseparable part of our daily lives, so here's a list of some of the most iconic common and affordable, for their time, classic cars. Take a look and see if you'll find your first classic ca...

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Who on earth collects barcodes?

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Some people collect stamps, others tea bags or English antique. But who on earth collects barcodes? Well, we know there is at least one collector: Berend-Jan Moederkind. Collecting barcodes has been a great passion of the 26-year-old from Amsterdam for 11 years.  It all started when he was ar...

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Why Collecting Stamps Exists

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Collecting stamps may seem like a dusty tradition reserved for those aged 60 and above, but did you know that collecting stamps is actually a viable avenue towards investment, and not just a hipster hobby?! Brought to you by Daan Hartevelt - auctioneer stamps Stamp collecting is a trivial ...

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A Day in the Life of our Art Photography and Classical Art Auctioneer: Daniel Heikens

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How much do you actually know about the job of an auctioneer? What makes those people decide to follow this path and turn their passion into their everyday job? We sat down with our lead Art Photography and Classic Art auctioneer, Daniel Heikens, and talked about about his life as an auctioneer....

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9 remarkable facts about collecting

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Collecting things, everybody does it. Whether it is a collection of jewelry, model trains, stamps or artworks. It can be anything, really. At Catawiki, many collectors are actively searching for their collection’s missing piece. Here are some interesting facts about collecting that will blow you...

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