Last performance dress among Amy Winehouse memorabilia on display in NYC before Beverly Hills auction
12 October 2021 | 10:30 am
Dresses, purses, and heart-shaped glasses, among other objects belonging to the cherished British singer Amy Winehouse, are displayed at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe, as seen on Monday, before going under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Over 800 personal effects of the Grammy-winning diva will be auctioned, including the dress she wore during her last performance in Belgrade before her death in 2011. That dress is a really iconic design by her friend Naomi Parry and is estimated to range between 15 to 20 thousand," said Executive Director of Julien's Auctions Martin J. Nolan.
20 Nov 2020
Stores are closed on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue, as the coronavirus pandemic keeps tourists at bay. Souvenir shop manager Mukhtar Ahmed only stays afloat thanks to the generosity of his landlord, as he has not been able to pay the rent since March. Tourist numbers have dropped by 66 percent in 2020 according to NYC & Company. Its vice president, Christopher Heywood, reckons that the crisis "has been decimating all facets of our industry," which currently employs 403,000 people.
23 Nov 2020
Nigeria’s bond market traded with bearish undertone as players reacted to the bond auction calendar for the 4th quarter, and the circular by the National Pension Commission where the commission said it had concluded arrangement for the take-off of the RSA transfers. Adamma Mbachu, Team Lead of Currency Trading at Access bank speaks to CNBC Africa for more.
24 Nov 2020
Oil prices edged higher as drug maker Pfizer said the final result of its COVID-19 trial showed a 95 per cent efficacy and plans to apply for an emergency U.S authorization within days. Bankole Odusanya, Head of Fixed Income trading at UBA joins CNBC Africa for more.
29 Nov 2020
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office offered 147.82 billion naira in today’s Primary Auction compared to the 167.82 billion Naira maturing Treasury bills. Ifeoma Onyejekwe, Fixed Income Trader at UBA tells CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi how market participants reacted to the auction as well as what to expect from a possible OMO auction on Thursday.
24 Nov 2020
Hundreds of people pick up holiday meals at food banks in New York City days before Thanksgiving, as the US continues to battle high unemployment from the coronavirus-induced recession. US authorities have urged Americans not to travel for the holiday, with virus cases soaring soaring past 12 million confirmed cases in the world's worst-hit country.
10 Dec 2020
A nearly 40-million-year-old skeleton belonging to what is popularly known as a sabre-toothed tiger is going under the hammer in Geneva a year after its discovery on a US ranch. The skeleton, some 120 centimetres (nearly four feet) long, is expected to fetch between 60,000 and 80,000 Swiss francs ($66,560 to $88,750; 55,300 to 73,750 euros) at auction in the Swiss city.
1 Feb 2021
The pastel colored outfits worn by BTS in the video "Dynamite" sold for $162,500 at auction on Sunday, over eight times the original estimate of $20,00 to $40,000.
11 Feb 2021
Fake cyanide-filled teeth and cigarette packs concealing cameras are among the Soviet spy gadgets going under the hammer at a Beverly Hills auction this week. Many retro espionage devices in the sale by US-based Julien's Auctions -- known for Hollywood and pop culture memorabilia -- would not be out of place in a classic James Bond movie, including microphones hidden within pens, ashtrays and porcelain plates.
17 Feb 2021
The Central Bank of Nigeria floated an OMO auction on Thursday with a total of 170 billion naira on offer. Constance Onyia, Fixed Income Dealer at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
29 Mar 2021
The world’s first gallery to display NFT digital art in a physical location has opened its doors to visitors in New York City, seen Friday. Superchief Gallery's first exhibition "Season One Starter Pack" displays the artworks of 300 artists on high-resolution 4k screens. ''This is the world's first physical NFT gallery space and what we wanted to do is show the way that NFT artwork would look in the home of the collector. Giving people an opportunity to see what an NFT actually looks like, and it’s presented the way the artist intended it. High resolution, 4k, 60 frames per second. It's really important to show the industry standard as it should be,'' Edward Zipco, co-founder and director of Superchief Gallery NFT.
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Christie's auction house showcased the so-called 'Sakura Diamond,' the largest and clearest purple-pink diamond to ever be auctioned, according to their press statement. The diamond was shown to press in Shanghai on Monday.
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