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1. News of the WeekOne of the earliest pieces of sports memorabilia from 200 A.D. has been identified by researchers. The Colchester Vase depicts a gladiator battle, with inscriptions spelling the names of two gladiators, much like a trophy.
2. Favorite Video of the WeekYou might remember the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art robbery in Boston. It was the biggest art heist of all time, and the mystery has yet to be solved. Or has it? Netflix’s documentary, ‘This is a Robbery,’ could provide clues to finding the thieves.
3. Deal of the WeekVintage movie posters are big business. Check out Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, the original studio movie poster from 1980. Sale price - $2,750.
4. Random Thought of the WeekI get asked all the time, “Where should I sell my collectibles?” Etsy, eBay, Heritage Auctions, and your local pawn shop are just a few ideas. Check out the featured articles on selling coins and cards, and hopefully, they will point you in the right direction.
5. Featured CompanyI love Unbreakable Kicks. It's all about Jordans, GOAT, StockX, and all things sneakers. check out Unbreakable's personal collection!
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Top 10 Most Valuable Paintings

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RankTitleArtistDate SoldFactsBuyer & SellerImageValue
1Salvator MundiLeonardo da Vinci15002017Leonardo's painting shows Christ making the sign of the cross and holding a 'celestial sphere' of the heavens. The painting might be hanging on a yacht owned by Mohammed bin Salman, or it could be stored in Switzerland.Sold at a Christie's auction in New York by Dmitry Rybolovlev to Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al Saud, on behalf of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism. Later, it was rumored to be Mohammed bin Salman behind the purchase.salvator mundi$450 million
2InterchangeWillem de Kooning19552015 Williem de Kooning was a Dutch-American painter, and part of the early abstract expressionism movement.David Geffen sold the famous Kooning painting to hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin. The painting was originally sold for $4,000 in 1955 to architect Edgar Kaufmann.Interchange$300 million
3The Card PlayersPaul Cezanne18922011 The French Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne painted 'The Card Players' as part of a five painting series. The royal family of Qatar bought the painting from George Embiricos, a Greek shipping magnate.the card players$250 million
4Nafea Faa IpoipoPaul Gauguin18922015The title of the painting 'Nafea Faa Ipoipo' is Tahitian for 'When Will You Marry?' Paul Gauguin painted several pictures of native women on his trip to Tahiti, but his hope find "an edenic paradise" was not what he found when he arrived. After the painting spent 50 years on loan to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland, it was sold by Rudolf Staechelin to Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani in 2015.nafea faa ipoipo$210 million
5Number 17AJackson Pollock19482015Pollock created 'Number 17A' on fiberboard by dripping and splashing oil paint on a horizontal canvas. After 'Life' magazine featured the piece in August of 1949, Pollock quickly became a celebrity artist.The painting was one of two works purchased by hedge fund manager Ken Griffin from David Geffen for a total of $500 million.17A pollock$200 million
6The Standard BearerRembrandt16362022The self-portrait was painted when Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam from Leiden and is considered an important early work from the artist.Sold by the Elie de Rothschild collection to the Rijksmuseum and the Dutch government after the Louvre unsuccessfully tried to raise money to buy the painting. the standard bearer$198 million
7No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)Mark Rothko19512014Latvian abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko was known for works with large expanses of color, delineated by hazy, uneven shades.In a rather brazen move by the Swiss art dealer, Yves Bouvier, he bought the painting from Paiker H.B. for 80 million euros, then selling it to Dmitry Rybolovlev for 140 million euros, when Rybolovlev was under the impression Bouvier was simply acting as his dealer in the 6 mark rothko$186 million
8Wasserschlangen IIGustav Klimt19072013Also known as "Water Serpents II" the painting was a follow up to Klimt's "Water Serpents I."Originally commissioned by Jenny Steiner, a daughter of a Viennese family, the painting was later stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Then, it was part of another sale between Yves Bouvier and Dmitry Rybolovlev, where Bouvier misrepresented himself as an art dealer, pocketing over $75 million in the sale. It's rumored to have been sold by Rybolovlev to a Qatari Princess.water serpents II$183 million
9Pendant portraits of Maerten SoolmansRembrandt16342016The full-length wedding painting by Rembrandt for the wedding of Oopjen Coppit and Marten Soolmans in 1634. Once owned by the Rothschild family, later they were owned by the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum after each contributing half the purchase price.Pendant portraits of Maerten Soolmans$180 million
10Les Femmes d'AlgerPablo Picasso19552015Also known as the "Women of Algiers," the works are a series of 15 paintings and drawings. The series by Picasso is a tribute to artists he admired. The painting, "Version O" is the final painting in the series. Sold in 1997 for $31 million, then again in 2015 to Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the Qatari prime minister. Les Femmes d'Alger picasso$179 million

Top 10 Most Valuable Watches of All Time

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RankBrandModelDate SoldFactsBuyer & SellerImageValue
1Graff Diamonds Hallucination20142014Total weight of the diamonds on this watch weigh 110 carats. A brainchild of Laurence Graff, he wanted to show the company's innovation, authority, excellence, and superiority in the diamond industry.After thousands of hours assembling the watch and unveiling it at Baselworld in 2014, by all accounts, the watch is still owned by the Graff Diamond company.graff diamonds Hallucination$55 million
2Graff DiamondsThe Fascination20152015152.96 carats of white diamonds, with a single 38 carat Flawless diamond in the center that can be worn as a ring. The one of a kind watch was unveiled at BaselWorld in 2015, but would not comment if there was a buyer immediately. As far as we know, the watch is still owned by the Graff company.Graff Diamonds fascination$40 million
3BreguetNo. 16018272013Legend has it, the watch was commissioned in 1783 by an admirer of the French Queen, Marie Antoinette. After 19 years, the watch was complete. Completed 9 years after Marie Antoinette was executed, she was never able to see the watch. Sold to Sir Spencer Brunton in 1887, then to Sir David Lionel Salomons in 1920. Stolen from the L.A. Mayer Institute in 1983 by master thief Na'aman Diller. Recovered in 2007 and returned to Jerusalem. Valued at $23 million in 2013.Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication$30 million
4Chopard201 Carat Watch2019N/A874 high-grade diamonds of all colors and sizes. Press the spring-loaded mechanism and the heart-shaped stones flip open like a flower in the sun. Chopard, the Swiss company established in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, there's no other known buyer of the watch to date.chopard 201 carat$25 million
5Patek PhilippeSupercomplication19332014Only one was ever made, and considered to be the most complicated mechanical watches of all time. 24 functions with a celestial chart of the stars. Henry Graves asked Patek to build a watch to top his rival watch collector James Ward Packard, the car maker. Engraved on the back was the Graves family motto, "Esse Quam Videri," 'To be rather than to seem.'Commissioned by businessman Henry Graves Jr. in 1933, to build the world's most complicated watch, no matter the cost. Graves paid $15,000. Purchased by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani in 1999. Patek Philippe Supercomplication $24 million
6Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch20152017260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds and a Jacob & Co. nearly see-through "skeletonized" tourbillon movement.The watch was purchased by boxer Floyd Mayweather sometime after it was unveiled at Baselworld in 2015.jacob & co billionaire$18 million
7RolexPaul Newman's Daytona19682017The Newman Daytona is a unique black and creme art deco style dial. Only 2,000 to 3,000 were ever produced like it. Engraved on the back of the watch is "Drive Carefully Me," a note from Newman's wife.A gift from Newman's wife, actress Joanne Woodward, then given to James Cox, a former boyfriend of Nell Newman, Paul's daughter. There's speculation that Rolex purchased the watch at auction, or a private collector sold the watch back to Rolex after the bidding.paul newman’s rolex daytona$17.8 million
8Patek PhilippeRef. 151819412016Made in steel, its one of four watches of it's kind. It was the world's first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch. Sold to a private collector.patek philippe ref. 1518$11.1 million
9Vacheron Constantin5726020152015The watch features 57 complications.The pocket watch is part of Vacheron's tailor-made watches, a series including James W. Packard's minute repeating watch from 1918, King Fuad I's pocket watch from1929, and King Farouk of Egypt's custom pocket watch from 1948.Vacheron Constantin 57260$8 million
10HublotBig Bang20122012The Big Bang by Hublot includes 1,282 diamonds, collected from various locations around the world.The watch was purchased by Beyonce and given to her husband Jay-Z on his 43rd birthday. hublot big bang$5 million

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