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Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned

Olympic commercial glory: 'Reminds me of Black Friday sales'

Feb 24, 2018

For many spectators, a trip to the Olympics wouldn't be complete without a trip, or two, to the gift shop

Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Tsukiji's last new year

Jan 5, 2018

A 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has been sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo

Conservation group says Japan aiding in illegal ivory trade

Dec 20, 2017

A conservation group says Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks

Birkin bag sells for record $380,000 at Hong Kong auction

May 31, 2017

Christie's says luxury handbag sells for $380,000 in Hong Kong, shattering world auction record

Pink diamond fetches record $71.2M in Hong Kong auction

Apr 5, 2017

The "Pink Star," a stunning 59.6 carat diamond, has sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house

Marilyn Monroe's dresses, notes, checkbook seen before sale

Sep 27, 2016

Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot." Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon's inner thoughts and, at times, despair