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Collecting Guide Cultured and Natural Pearls | Christie's

Collecting Guide Cultured and Natural Pearls | Christie’s

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Gems, News

Our Specialists’ guide for buyers of these timelessly stylish jewels--Christie’s Specialists Angelina Chen and David Warren provide an essential guide to buyers of the... Continue reading »

Collecting Fine & Rare Wine Tips by Frank Martell | Heritage Auctions

Collecting Fine & Rare Wine Tips by Frank Martell | Heritage Auctions

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Uncategorized, Wine

Wine expert Frank Martell, Heritage Auctions, discusses collecting and enjoying fine and rare wines: know what you like, buying at auction, storage and what not to do. Whether... Continue reading »

Jim Byrnes' Bentley Soft Top up for Auction in Paris | Financial Review

Jim Byrnes’ Bentley Soft Top up for Auction in Paris | Financial Review

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Cars, News

Jim Byrnes' 1962 Bentley series 3 continental drop-head coupe with coachwork by Park Ward is up for sale in Paris. This is one of the last truly coach-built Bentleys" and one of... Continue reading »

Gemstone Buying Guide | Gem World

Gemstone Buying Guide | Gem World

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Gems, News

Buying a gemstone can be a daunting task. It is an experience that requires trust, not only of our senses in judging what we can discern about the gem one is considering...read... Continue reading »

US Wine Trade Booming as Customers Trade Up | Wine Searcher

US Wine Trade Booming as Customers Trade Up | Wine Searcher

Posted on February 5, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Prosecco is on fire, women buy more wine than men, and football isn't just for beer. US Wine Trade Booming as Customers Trade Up | Wine... Continue reading »

Salon Retro Mobile Paris Expo & Auction Feb. 3-7 | Salon Retro Mobile

Salon Retro Mobile Paris Expo & Auction Feb. 3-7 | Salon Retro Mobile

Posted on February 5, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Cars, News

The ultimate event for classic car lovers is kicking off in Paris, with more than 500 classic models being brought together for Salon Retro Mobile 2016. Priceless vintage motors... Continue reading »

Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime? | HA Auctions

Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime? | HA Auctions

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Rare Coins

On Thursday, January 7, Heritage Auctions sold a 1894-S dime for just short of $2 million. How can a 122 year old dime be worth so much? Do You Have A Million Dollar Dime? | HA... Continue reading »

The Art of Collecting Handbags, a Rising Category at Auctions | BLOUIN ARTINFO

The Art of Collecting Handbags, a Rising Category at Auctions | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Collectibles, News, Uncategorized

Hermès handbags are considered a good investment because their value, unlike that of most materials goods, is all but guaranteed to rise. This Hermès matte white Himalaya... Continue reading »

Spotlight On … Sylvain Cathiard | Liv-Ex

Spotlight On … Sylvain Cathiard | Liv-Ex

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

Trending now...Sylvain Cathiard’s recent secondary market performance is characterized by rapid price increases: in the 2015 Power 100, it climbed to 4th place when ranked by... Continue reading »

Picasso: A Visual Autobiography | Christie's

Picasso: A Visual Autobiography | Christie’s

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

One of the 20th century’s foremost artists, Picasso was renowned for producing works as varied in media as they were in style. Here, we trace the artist’s life through seven... Continue reading »

Bordeaux 2013: Ready to Fly? | Liv-Ex

Bordeaux 2013: Ready to Fly? | Liv-Ex

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in News, Wine

The market has recently shown an appetite for strong Bordeaux brands at relatively low price points, regardless of quality. Lafite Rothschild 2012 (RP 91) – the cheapest... Continue reading »

Yves Saint Laurent Museums to Open in Paris and Marrakesh in 2017 | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Yves Saint Laurent Museums to Open in Paris and Marrakesh in 2017 | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Jaymie Christine-Kuszai in Art, News

Two museums dedicated to the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent will open in the fall of 2017, one in Paris and one in Marrakesh. Yves Saint Laurent Museums to Open in Paris and... Continue reading »

Chronicles

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest recently spoke with Leslie Sbrocco, one of the most entertaining and recognizable commentators in the North American wine community.  Leslie’s passion for the wine business has matured like a quality cabernet blend and her career to date has been both diverse and colorful.    A regular on NBC’s Today Show, Leslie is one of the Continue reading »

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Randy Brandoff, Founder of Eleven James, a membership business that is redefining the way that connoisseurs and enthusiasts explore and indulge their passions for high-end watches.  In its simplest form Eleven James provides an opportunity to “try before you buy”, however Randy is always thinking about what’s over the horizon for Continue reading »

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Robert Minnick, Senior Managing Partner of Classic Auto Funds (CAF), an innovative platform offering a suite of investment, experience and information for classic car enthusiasts looking to indulge their collective senses in all things beautiful, fast, loud, shiny and rare.  Robert and his partners at CAF are offering “insider access” to Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Jorn Werdelin and Morten Linde, the founders of Linde Werdelin, a brand of luxury sports timepieces and attachable precision digital instruments for the skiing and/or diving enthusiast. This partnership, forged as a childhood friendship in Denmark has endured over the decades to bring together their complimentary skills and experience. The result Continue reading »

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Hamilton Powell – Founder and CEO of Crown & Caliber, a young and fresh approach to the timeless business of buying and selling beautiful and collectible watches.  Both Hamilton and his fast growing company are the epitome of the paradigm that Touchinvest is mapping and observing, across the various categories of Continue reading »

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Doug Winter, founder of Doug Winter Numismatics and raregoldcoins.com about his passion for the rare coin business and the evolution of his business interests.  Doug has been involved in the coin business for over 40 years and has become one of the authorities in his chosen niche of US 18th & Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Nathalie Veysset, Founder of Eadness – a startup focused on pairing connoisseurs of the world’s finest and most collectible watches with the independent watch brands that are differentiating themselves as the collectibles of the future.  “Eadness” describes the feeling of happiness derived from wealth and luxury and Nathalie is dedicated to Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d'Aramon

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d’Aramon

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Stanislas d’Aramon, co-owner of Chateau Figeac, about the upcoming launch of the wine fund he has co-founded (Fine Chateaux Collectors Fund), his life and his deep history in the Bordeaux wine culture.  It was a poetic conversation full of rarified experiences which he happily and generously shared.  Some highlights below. Touchinvest: Stanislas, you Continue reading »

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Touch Invest in Art, Chronicles

Annelien Bruins is an art advisor, writer and global citizen currently working for Tang Investments, located in New York, Miami, London and Hong Kong. Tang Investments, where Annelien is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Art Advisor, provides clients with transactional advice (private sales, auction representation, sourcing and placing works, price discovery and due diligence) and Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Touch Invest in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest met with Charles Curtis over a glass of white wine at Lexington Brass in New York City, in between his trips to Asia and Istanbul, to chat about wine, investing and the prestigious Master of Wine honor. Charles Curtis MW is the founder of a fine wine advisory serving private, trade and institutional clients Continue reading »

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