James Bond, The Royal Wedding & Other Famous Figures Who Enjoy Dom Pérignon Champagne

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Dom Pérignon owes its namesake to a Benedictine monk. For a long time many believed that he was responsible for discovering the technique for making bubbly wines, however this is merely a myth. Since Catawiki is hosting a special Dom Pérignon auction we want to share with you what makes this c...

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Comic Book Crazy: What’s yours worth?

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Who’s your favourite superhero these days? Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Deadpool or Spidey? As all the above and many more have been turned into some serious Hollywood franchise or some seriously binge-worthy series on Netflix, this has meant that these original heroes and heroines can reel ...

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The Growth of Catawiki: From one Comic Book Collector to Fastest Growing Company of Europe

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There we grow again! Here’s the story of Catawiki, which started out with two people, but currently hiring 100 persons quartely! Read how we became the fastest growing company of Europe and how to become part of it. How it all started.. On a day like any other in 2008, mister Schoenmakers was t...

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10 Features That Give Value to a Roman Coin

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Holding a 2000 year old Roman coin is holding a piece of history in your hand. As you examine an ancient coin, remember that the coin you hold has survived the dark ages, the golden age and both world wars. Roman coins reveal just a fraction of ancient culture, but there is another good reason t...

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Why Swiss Made Watches Are So Popular

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Swiss watches have a magical appeal for a lot of people. They spend hundreds of dollars on a watch that is Swiss made even though they can buy a Chinese made timepiece for only 10 dollars. So what is it that makes Swiss made watches so irresistible?  In collaboration with Kenzo Dijkstra - Watch...

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Andy Warhol & Marilyn Monroe: There Is More Than Meets the Eye

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One single photo of Marilyn Monroe was enough for Andy Warhol to make an iconic series of portraits. It helped both their names grow even more famous, but there was more to these portraits than meets the eye. The story behind Andy Warhol’s Marilyn series. The beginning In August 1962 Andy Warho...

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How to Buy an Authentic Louis Vuitton Handbag

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Sparkline champagnes, brilliant Bordeaux wines, macarons and the Palais de Versailles, like many of the finer things in life, Louis Vuitton does too come from France. An industry leader in fashion, luxury and lifestyle, it is one of the most coveted and desired brands for anyone to get their han...

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The history of Pinball in 10 funfacts

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The story of the pinball machine goes back as far as the 1700s, and it is a story worth telling. By means of 10 funfacts this Catawiki story leads you through the rich and surprising history of the famous pinball machine! 1. Bagatelle is the ancestor of pinball To understand the history of pin...

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Blonde but different: Marilyn Monroe vs. Brigitte Bardot

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A toss of platinum blonde hair over the shoulder, a twist and turn of those voluptuous curves, and the world is hypnotised. The terms ‘Blonde Bombshell’ and ‘Sex Kitten’ originated from the beautiful actresses and models Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot respectively and have since defined the ...

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Five ideas to redecorate your house with Delftware

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Delftware, the blue-and-white pottery from Delft, was one of the most popular export products of the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. However, the days where teacups were only used to serve tea or the only purpose of a plate was to serve food are long gone. Here are five ideas for you to ...

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