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Marie Antoinette's pearl – and 2018's other amazing auction record breakers

Lovemoney Logo By Charlotte Irwin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 18: This year records have been set in auction houses across the world. From the expected winners such as paintings by Picasso and a racing driver's 1957 BMW, to the more obscure lots including the best-selling swan decoy model in history, read on to find out what items broke records when they went under the hammer...

Record-breaking auctions in 2018

This year records have been set in auction houses across the world. From the expected winners such as paintings by Picasso and a racing driver's 1957 BMW, to the more obscure lots including the best-selling swan decoy model in history, read on to find out what items broke records when they went under the hammer...
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