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Sotheby's to auction American WWII spy's jewels

Sotheby's says it will auction jewels belonging to a former American World War II spy who married into Spanish aristocracy and rubbed shoulders with world leaders and Hollywood celebrities.Full story

1961 Soviet space capsule sells for $2.9 million

Portraits of cosmetics mogul headed to NYC auction

Pink diamond sells for record $46M at auction

Sotheby's to sell German art worth up to $78 million

Sotheby's will offer a collection of German art from the 1960s and 1970s at a series of sales in London in June and expects the 59 works on offer to fetch 33-48 million pounds ($54-78 million). Full story

Russian buys historic space capsule for $2.9 million

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A Russian businessman bought a piece of history when he paid nearly $2.9 million at auction for the Vostok 3KA-2 capsule the Soviet Union launched on a test flight before sending the first human into space. Full story

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Sotheby's employee Laura Tendil, from France, poses for photographs with part of one hundred Kg of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's handmade porcelain Kui Hua Zi, sunflower seeds, at the auction house's premises in London, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. The piece is estimated to fetch between 80,000 and 120,000

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An expert holds an emerald and diamond tiara, estimated at 5 - 10 million USD, at a Sotheby's auction preview in Hong Kong on March 31, 2011. Sotheby's Hong Kong will hold its 2011 spring sales this coming April.

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A man walks past a poster advertising fine wines at a Sotheby's auction preview in Hong Kong on March 31, 2011. Sotheby's Hong Kong will hold its 2011 spring sales this coming April.