Jane Austen

Mr. Smith & James Bond Go to Auction fbcadmin Mon, 12/10/2012 - 07:59
Oscar.pngCan't win an Oscar? Buy one. On Thursday of this week, Sotheby's New York will sell Lewis R. Foster's Academy Award for Best Original Story, Mr.

Sotheby's London Sells Jane Austen's Ring for $236,557

Tuesday 10th July 2012 - This afternoon in Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations sale, a previously unknown gold and gem set ring belonging to the great English author Jane Austen, sold for £152,450 - more than five times its pre-sale high estimate of £20,000-30,000. Eight bidders battled for the turquoise ring, which was eventually won by an anonymous private collector over the telephone.