This 9.75-carat blue diamond set two world records when it was auctions for $32.5 million dollars at Sotheby's Thursday.  (Sotheby's)

The Most Expensive Blue Diamond You’ll Ever See, But Never Touch Sold For $32.6M

In the past, Consumerist has reported on some high-priced, heavily sought-after auction items –– there was the most valuable stamp that sold for $9.5 million and the world’s most expensive bottle of whiskey priced at $628,205. But combining those two winning bid wouldn’t even get you close to half of the $32.6 million someone bid to win a blue diamond at Sotheby’s Thursday night. [More]

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Live Auctions On eBay Will Begin This Week

Ready to raise a virtual paddle at a high-end auction from your computer or smartphone? Earlier this year, eBay announced that it will revive live auctions and team up with fancy real-life auction house Sotheby’s to bring high-end auctions to new audiences. If it works, that could give eBay new income to help the company through its breakup with PayPal. [More]

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Ebay & Sotheby’s Announce New Online Marketplace For Art, Antiques & Collectibles

Need a new conversation piece for your parlor? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to own a set of medieval and renaissance manuscripts but didn’t know how to get your hands on a set just like the one you saw on Antiques Roadshow. A new joint effort from eBay and high-end auction house Sotheby’s will bring those antiques, collectibles and art to an online marketplace for shoppers. [More]

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Here’s How Someone Bought A Million-Dollar Picasso For Only $140

Have you heard of this Pablo Picasso guy? Sure you have. He’s Picasso, a super famous artist who everyone is just dying to get a piece of. But for most of us average folks, owning a real work by Picasso is only a pipe dream. So how did one of us commoners managed to take home a million-dollar drawing by Picasso for only $140? [More]