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Rare auction: The 1968 Masks, Dances and Musical Instruments Definitive Issue Stamp Sheets is one of the lots at the Singapore Philatelic Museum's auction. - PHOTO: SINGAPORE PHILATELIC MUSEUM

Hammer time

The auction scene is expanding, with more players offering art and collectibles at attractive minimum bid prices. If art collectors here don't get carried away while bidding, they might just walk away with terrific bargains, reports HELMI YUSOF
Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Christie's Asia+ woos new collectors THE world's biggest auction house, Christie's, is recognising the thirst for contemporary art among young collectors with not-so-deep pockets. So it has created a new platform called "Asia+/First Open" offering works by established artists at