Vintage whisky and wine collections will headline two important sales

In the early evening of April 14, 2011 Bonhams New York will hold Whisky, a 322-lot sale that includes three notable private collections, along with a variety of other Scottish single malt whisky consignments. On April 16, 2011, the firm hosts a tri-city wine auction, led from New York and simulcast to its Bonhams & Butterfields salerooms in San Francisco and Los Angeles. "These two April sales present to our growing international client base an excellent selection of sought-after wine and whiskies from the leading producers of the world," said Richard Pike, Bonhams director of New York Wine and Whisky.
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Bidders investing in wine, Chinese pagoda cabinet brings $34,500

A gorgeous 19th century Chinese pagoda form wood and ivory display cabinet breezed to $34,500 at a Dec. 3-4 auction held in a new, state-of-the-art gallery in Hillsborough, N.C. The first day of the two-day sale was devoted entirely to wines, resulting in six bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild (French, 2000), with the original tissue, selling for $12,880.
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Investing in collectibles: Does passion have a place in wealth management?

What’s your passion? Early Ming vases? Hepplewhite chairs? Art Nouveau jewelry? One in three Americans collects something. Even antique collections that start as hobbies can quickly build in value to thousands, or even millions, of dollars. Once the collection becomes a significant part of your net worth, it should be considered in any wealth management strategy. But few collectors or advisors take this view. Read More +