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Punting a Penthouse

Duplex penthouse in The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park for sale for £39.7 million or a sum 48% lower than in 2012;...

Mrs Simpson Farmed in Mayfair

Mayfair “farmhouse” where Mrs Simpson began her affair with the then Prince of Wales for sale for 147% more than it was marketed for...

The Harem Saloon

1931 Bentley Tourer nicknamed ‘The Harem Saloon’ because of its first owner’s penchant for taking spins with his lady friends for sale for £1.15...

Fun at Faringdon

£144,000 per year sought for Oxfordshire mansion that was the scene of a most curious ménage-a-trois; it is owned by the writer Sofka Zinovieff   “Tall...

A house for Trump

Replica of the White House in Texas for sale for a record sum – it’d be the perfect plaything for ‘bored of the race...

Dr Hyacinth Morgan (1885 – 1956)

Twice a Labour Member of Parliament (1929 – 1931 and 1940 – 1955) and bizarrely sharing a Christian name with television’s Mrs Bucket, Dr...

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)

“The name’s Bondfield, Margaret Bondfield”: This left-winger was the first female Cabinet Minister in the UK and the only woman present at the Accession...

Being Liberace with the facts

A Cadillac that may or may not have belonged to Liberace comes to auction without much evidence of its provenance   In The Talented Mr Ripley,...

Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim; 1931 – 2013)

This Palm Beach based “Queen of Prep” was the daughter of a Standard Oil heiress who began her career selling orange juice on Worth...

Peter Scott (born Peter Craig Gulston, 1931 – 2013)

A modern day Robin Hood who claimed to have been “sent by God to take back some of the wealth that the outrageously rich...
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