10 things you probably didn’t know about Donald Duck

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Who doesn’t know him? The most famous duck in the world: Donald Duck. With a history of more than 80 years, he is one of the most famous Disney characters in the world. Which other fictional character can say that they won their own Oscar? From the first strip in 1935, Donald became a legend in ...

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M.C. Escher: master of impossible illustrations

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    In collaboration with Albert Goldenbeld - art expert A lot of people are familiar with the work of M.C. Escher. My former dentist had a reproduction of ‘Sky and Water I’ hanging on the wall in his office. The fascinating transition from geese to fish served as a distraction from the treatme...

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The story behind tribal art and why it is worth collecting it

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There is a lot more to tribal art than meets the eye. Even though many masks and sculptures are beautiful, it is the story behind them which makes tribal art worth collecting. They give us insight into other worlds, other cultures; they tell us about the rites and believes of faraway tribes. Rea...

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Studying Stefanie Schneider: Polaroid Photographer

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Stefanie Schneider is a contemporary German photographer who specializes in expired Polaroid film. Mixing suggestions of fantasy with the real world, Schneider’s overexposed, miscolored, and dappled images fade into surreal landscapes to create transient scenes of distorted reality. Figures beco...

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Five Ways to Make Money from Spring Cleaning Your Apartment

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The time has come again to tuck your winter clothes away to the back of your closet and pretend winter doesn't exist for the next few months. Now spring is here, this is also the best time to get rid of all the clutter in your house. We know it's a huge effort, so why not make some money out of ...

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Push the button to learn more about Chronographs

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Chronograph watches are extremely popular at the moment. They are elegant, they look very cool with their different sub-dials and the number of buttons gives them a rough edge. But unfortunately the chronograph is often misunderstood. Most men don’t actually know the function of the buttons on t...

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Interview with Nathan James: an unpredictable painter

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Artist Nathan James approaches each idea differently, resulting in unpredictable paintings with a variety of styles. His series “Pleasure Island” is reminiscent of Pop-Art, whilst“Dark Matter” and “Creep Show” have a creepier, more surrealistic vibe to it. He uses Catawiki to sell some of his pa...

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Is this the most expensive Panini album ever?

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Being on the market for more than fifty years, Panini football stickers (no, not the sandwiches) are still immensely popular and keep rising in value! This week the world’s most valuable and most wanted Panini sticker album will be auctioned off at Catawiki.     By Wouter Waaijers -...

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The oldest Vespa in the world!

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Symbol of the Made in Italy, Vespa is the most beloved and well-known scooter in the world. This week we have the oldest Vespa in the world up for auction at Catawiki! Have you ever wondered how it started? To know more about the creators of this legendary vehicle, our expert Davide Marelli lead...

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3 musical instruments that will amaze you

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Music is roughly as old as humanity itself. Since 8000 BC, people began experimenting with the first musical instruments in the form of rattles and monotonous flutes made of bones. That is why it isn’t surprising that musical instruments have become extremely important all over the world.

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