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Auctions for car licence plates to be tested from July 2023

The starting price of a car licence plate put up for auction is VND40 million. The price may increase by increments of VND5 million.

Vietnamese billionaire’s gold-plated Rolls Royce, luxury yacht still unsold

The gold-plated Rolls Royce and luxury yacht that belonged to billionaire Trinh Van Quyet, who has been arrested for stock market manipulation, remain unsold after two auctions.

Millon postpones auction of historical Vietnamese royal seal

French auction house Millon has rearranged the sale of King Minh Mang of the Nguyen Dynasty's gold seal for an auction set to take place on November 11 following an intervention by relevant Vietnamese agencies.

Ministry urges verification of Nguyen Dynasty antiques to be auctioned in France

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to direct the Vietnamese Embassy in France to verify information related to two Nguyen Dynasty antiques which is about to be auctioned in France.

National Assembly discusses piloting auction for vehicle number plates

Minister of Public Security To Lam said the auction aims to meet the personal desires of vehicle buyers, improve management of means of transport, increase collection for the State budget and create transparency in number plate issuance.

National Assembly deputies warns about speculation in trade of vehicle number plates

Trinh Xuan An from the National Assembly Committee for National Defense and Security suggested that after the auction, vehicle number plate owners have to attach the plates to cars immediately. This aims to prevent speculation.

The rush for 'lucky' numbers on vehicle plates begins in Vietnam

Analysts say that demand for vehicle number plates with numbers that bring good luck is very high.

VN painting "Mother and Child" sold for high price at Sotheby’s art auction

A piece of work titled “Mère et enfant” (Mother and Child) produced by French-Vietnamese painter Le Thi Luu was auctioned for EUR529,200 during an online session at Indochine of Sotheby’s.

MoIT propose auctions for renewable energy

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has put forth a proposal to start auctioning solar and wind energy projects that did not complete the technical test phase prior to October 31, 2021.

Vietnamese paintings auctioned for millions of US dollar

The auction will start on December 14. The painting Lady by the River which was signed in 1937 was estimated by collectors and experts that it would be the second most expensive one in the auction session.

Nguyen Dynasty mandarin hat fetches 600,000 Euros at Spanish auction

A Vietnamese mandarin hat said to be from the Nguyen Dynasty has sold for 600,000 euros (about VND15.6 billion) at an auction in Barcelona, Spain.

Hanoi artist promotes local culture through lacquerware

Painter and artisan Nguyen Tan Phat has brought Vietnamese folklore into works of art thanks to his passion for lacquer.


Painting by local artist fetches US$1 million at French auction

A lacquer painting by renowned Vietnamese painter Pham Hau was sold for EUR833,000, equivalent to over US$1 million, during an auction held by French auction house Aguttes.

Vietnamese art masterpieces to be sold in Christie's upcoming auction

Three Vietnamese paintings by late Vietnamese painters will be auctioned at the Christie’s upcoming 20th and 21st Century Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong (China) on May 24.

Portrait by late Vietnamese painter to be auctioned in Hong Kong

A portrait, titled La Joconde (Mona Lisa), by late painter Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980) will be available for bidding on May 24 as part of the Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions.

Vietnamese paintings return to homeland

The painting "Madame Phuong" by painter Mai Trung Thu recently sold for US$3.1 million, a high point in Vietnam’s cultural life.

A self-portrait of painter Le Pho auctioned for one million dollars

The painting “Autoportrait dans la forêt” (A self-portrait in the forest) by Le Pho (1907-2001) fetched over one million dollars at an auction at Sotheby's, Paris on March 16.

Vietnamese pottery piece fetches $455,000 at auction

A pottery jar made in Vietnam dating back to the 15th century sold for €406,000 (US$455,000) at an auction by Christie's.


Art works put up for auction to support pandemic fight

A total of 60 art works will be put up for auction by An Ninh Thu Do (Capital Security) newspaper and Indochine Art JSC in support of the COVID-19 fight.

PM urges simpler procedures for auction of 4G band

The PM has directed the MIC to urgently propose simpler and faster procedures to the auction of the 4G band.