The Elite Choice: Montblanc's Briefcase, Casey Kasem's Home on Sale
The Meisterstück Selection briefcase
Montblanc usually seeks inspiration from iconic writers or world leaders when designing its writing instument. This time, the brand has found inspiration in one of its most successful line of pens, The Meisterstück.
The Meisterstück Selection includes an alligator leather briefcase (with diamond clasp), as well as wallets and iPhone and iPad covers. The briefcase is on sale at Harrods, London for $47,510.
A portrait artist Francis Bacon painted of his lover, Peter Lacy, is going on sale in New York soon. Called Study for a Portrait of PL, it is estimated to fetch between $30-$40 million. The painting, which has not been seen in public in over 40 years, was painted by Bacon just months after Lacy's death in 1962 as a tribute.
The Indian Model F bike
While on the subject of auctions, Hollywood legend Steve McQueen's bike will go on sale during Bonham's Classic Motorcycle Show on April 28. The purpose-built Indian Model F bike has no clutch, throttle or breaks, and had to be push-started. Just so you know, the bike could reach top speeds of 100 miles per hour. The bike is expected to fetch between £22,000 and £28,000.
Casey Kasem's LA mansion
Celebrity radio personality Casey Kasem, who hosts the America Top 40 show and has voiced the character of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo series, has put his sprawling LA mansion up for sale. The Greek revival estate, which he bought for $1.72 million, is on the market for $42 million. The mansion has seven bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, a hair salon, tennis court, heart-shape swimming pool, a separate guesthouse, and a huge library that with valuable books from around the world.