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  • Compound where singer Katy Perry never made a grand entrance sells

     Compound where singer Katy Perry never made a grand entrance sells
    Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million. The pop singer bought the property in 2011 with her then-husband, actor Russell Brand, for $6.5 million. But the couple never...
  • Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound

    Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have quietly sold their Lake Sherwood-area compound near Thousand Oaks in an off-market deal. The purchase price was not disclosed. The hilltop estate had been listed at $19.95...
  • Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction
    Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...
  • Danny Glover Honored at UNICEF's Snowflake Ball

    Under suspended strings of glistening snowflakes, the glitterati gathered for UNICEF's 9th annual Snowflake Ball at Gotham's Cipriani Wall Street on Dec. 3. "Every single snowflake up there, like every child, is special and unique," emcee Bryant Gumbel...
  • Norman Rockwell painting sells for record-breaking $46 million

    Norman Rockwell’s 1951 painting “Saying Grace” broke auction records Wednesday when it sold at Sotheby's in New York City for $46 million. That is the highest price an American painting has ever garnered at auction, Sotheby’s said....
  • New wealth taking art market to new heights

    NEW YORK — The painting once hung in the Cleveland Museum of Art. And there was no shortage of people who wanted it in the crowded Christie's auction room. The artwork, "Women Reaching for the Moon," is a blur of a woman in a red dress. It was...
  • Artifacts from historic Chicago theater still draw collectors

    Q: What can you tell us about our identical wall sconces? We bought them in the 1960s from a Chicago dealer who told us they came from the Garrick Theater. We wired them for electricity. A: Seen in images sent, the reader has three sconces. Oak Park,...
  • There's no set rule about when to buy or sell

    Q: How do I determine current value for a piece by glass artist Kent Ipsen? He was from the area where I live, and he died fairly recently. I have this signed and dated piece from 1976. Should I sell now or hold onto it for a while longer? A: First, let'...
  • Unopened vintage cigarette tins in excellent condition will bring a pretty penny

    Q: I've done Internet searches but cannot find any info on my two unopened cans of Chesterfield cigarettes from the 1950s. A: Images sent show that our reader indeed has two unopened round tins, each holding 50 unfiltered Chesterfield cigarettes. Imagine...
  • Christie's prepares for its first auction in mainland China

    Christie's prepares for its first auction in mainland China
    Christie's is officially joining the stampede of fine-art companies seeking big money in China. The venerated British auction house will hold its first art sale in mainland China on Thursday, signaling its intention to become a major player among the...
  • Not sure the value of those inherited treasures? Simple research online can be priceless

    Today's column introduces readers who inherited art. Clueless about value, each wonders if their item(s) is worth anything. The lesson is that we all need to be smart about researching value. If/when you think an item may have potential, it pays to pay...