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This blog was created to shed awareness of issues that East Asians face politically, economically and culturally. While we are passionate about our views we still maintain our sense of humor and may occasionally post some funny Asian things found on the internet.
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Live Preview for July 3, 2014 Asian Art & Antiques is Now On

Live Preview for July 3, 2014 Asian Art & Antiques is Now On
888 Live Preview for Asian Art & Antiques is on now. Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions has all the items on display for inspection and observation.  There are 517 lots out for viewing, personalized staff are here to help and refreshments served. Preview schedule is listed below. Monday:  1100 - 600pm Tuesday: Closed for Canada Wednesday: 1100 - 600pm Thursday: 1100 - 100pm Register here to bid live online Asian Art & Antiques starts at 200pm EST on Thursday July 3, 2014 For assistance with any lots please contact us by phone at 905-763-7201 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Closed on 6/1 for Canada Day

Closed on 6/1 for Canada Day
888 will be closed for Canada Day June 1, 2014 Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions will be closed on June 1st and will reopen on June 2.  Just a reminder that the preview for the July 3 auction can be seen online under UPCOMING AUCTIONS.  
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888 Sells Rare 1978 Gold Medal Commemorative $5,500

888 Sells Rare 1978 Gold Medal Commemorative $5,500

888 Sells Rare 1978 Gold Medal Commemorative $5,500

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions concluded a successful auction with a Rare People’s Republic of China gold medal commemorative coin exceeding its estimate high and selling for a crisp $5,000 at Lot 511. The rarity of the coin cannot be understated as it was one of 780 coins ordered from Peking for distribution during the 1978 Hong Kong Exhibition of Archaeological Finds.

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Sotheby’s sells giant yellow diamond for US$16.3 million at Geneva auction

Sotheby’s sells giant yellow diamond for US$16.3 million at Geneva auction
A 100-carat yellow diamond has sold for US$16.3 million at auction in Geneva. The 110.09 carat gem failed to sell at first, with the bids too low, before the Sotheby's auctioneer unexpectedly announced that it was going back under the hammer. He said there had been some confusion over the currency displayed on the reserve. The sole bidder was a woman in the auction room who bought it for what the auctioneer described as "a very good price". The pre-sale estimate was US$15 million to US$25 million. The Graff vivid diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world, with its colour given as "daffodil yellow". The auction set a record for a jewellery auction, raising US$141 million. Another highlight of the Geneva spring auction season was expected with the scheduled sale by Christie's of "The Blue", a spectacular 13.22 carat diamond, which was estimated to fetch between US$21 million and US$25 million.
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Sotheby’s sells giant yellow diamond for US$16.3 million at Geneva auction

Sotheby’s sells giant yellow diamond for US$16.3 million at Geneva auction

A 100-carat yellow diamond has sold for US$16.3 million at auction in Geneva.

The 110.09 carat gem failed to sell at first, with the bids too low, before the Sotheby's auctioneer unexpectedly announced that it was going back under the hammer. He said there had been some confusion over the currency displayed on the reserve.

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Closed for 5/19 Victoria Day Holiday

Closed for 5/19 Victoria Day Holiday
Enjoy your Victoria Day long weekend for those in Canada. 888 Auctions will be closed on Monday 5/19 and will reopen on 5/20.  Drive Safe.  
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Closed for 5/19 Victoria Day Holiday

Closed for 5/19 Victoria Day Holiday
Enjoy your Victoria Day long weekend for those in Canada. 888 Auctions will be closed on Monday 5/19 and will reopen on 5/20.  Drive Safe.
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JUNE 5, 2014 AUCTION – FINE CHINESE JEWELLERY & WORKS OF ART

JUNE 5, 2014 AUCTION – FINE CHINESE JEWELLERY & WORKS OF ART
June 5, 2014 AUCTION- FINE CHINESE JEWELLERY AND WORKS OF ART Round Brilliant 2.45 ct. Diamond to Headline 888 Fine Chinese Jewellery & Works of Art auction. Richmond Hill, Ontario – 888 Auctions will showcase a fine collection of over 550 lots on Thursday, June 5 th at 1PM EDT. Fine Chinese jewellery, high quality jadeite stones, porcelains, watercolour paintings, and Tianhuang stone carvings will be available to the highest bidder. Headlining the auction is a Round Brilliant 2.45 ct. Diamond Ring . Expected to exceed its high estimate of $20,000, collectors will find it at Lot 196 . With a plethora of jadeite stone carvings in the market, collectors will find markedly different and higher quality, Grade A jadeite pendants at 888 Auctions .  A Chinese Grade A Jadeite Leaf G18K Bail & Diamonds Pendant (High Estimate: $3,000) and a Grade A Emerald Green Jadeite 18k Diamond Pendant (High Estimate: $4,000) can be found at Lot 180 and Lot 183 , respectively. In addition, a Charming Pair of Chinese Jadeite Carved Earrings can be found at Lot 184 (High Estimate: $1,600). Highlighting the paintings in the sale are two Chinese watercolour paintings: ·         Lot 69 : a Landscape Watercolour Painting attributed to Fu Baoshi ·         Lot 101 : a River Scene Watercolour Painting attributed to the famous Qing painter, Bian Shou Min In spite of the strong market for jadeite carvings, Hetian White jade carvings continues to entice buyers of these exquisitely carved works of art. A Qing Period...
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