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This week’s edition is a **Royal wedding special**. Top articles include:
* Exclusive interview: the woman who sold Kate Middleton’s dress. Last month, London’s Kerry Taylor Auctions sold a dress worn by the future Queen Catherine when she first wooed Prince William back in 2002. Here, Kerry chats exclusively to Paul Fraser Collectibles
* The 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is thought to be the most valuable car in the world (worth close to $30m). Now it’s sibling, a 1937 model, is auctioning RM Auctions' sale at Villa d'Este, Lake Como on May 21. It could be one of the top classic car sales of the year...
* Collectors are preparing to feel the clout of Margaret Thatcher’s handbag when it auctions estimated at $164,000 at Christie's London on June 27. The former British PM’s bag was worn during historic Cold War discussions with Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.
* A final self-portrait by legendary Pop Artist Andy Warhol is auctioning at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening sale on May 11. Regarded as a ‘landmark work’ by the artist, it carries an estimate of $30,000,000 to $40,000,000.
* Wine investments are continuing to gain strength. The most recent sale by America's oldest fine wine merchant achieved a sales result of $3,498,106 with 97% of lots sold. Acker Merrall & Condit's auction of fine and rare wines was held in New York City.
* Although King George VI is expected to bring the top prize at Baldwin's coin auction in London on May 3-4, his predecessor Queen Anne (who ruled between 1702 and 1714) could push him close. A 1706 pre-union type 5-Guinea gold coin is estimated at £25,000 to £30,000.
In our **Royal wedding special**:
* How will Will & Kate’s Royal wedding effect the future of Royal collectibles?
* Learn the history of Royal romances on the collectibles markets...
* DON’T MISS your chance to own a **rare Charles & Diana autograph**
* Why Christie's Dubai's 42 World Records spell an exciting future for Arab art
* See our Top Five Apollo 16 space collectibles
* We reveal the Royal Philatelic Collection of British and Commonwealth stamps
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