Auction houses like Christie's are increasingly taking action to remedy the situation with initiatives such as charity sales supporting environmental causes.
And here's your chance to bid for them. Joe Wilson, head of auction content at Whisky Auctioneer, tells us more about rare whiskies as an investment.
The 2010 Mclaren Mercedes will be the first-ever GP winning race car from the feted British sportsman to go to market.
The auction house is seeing the boom in a formerly niche market as a way to attract younger clients into the world of auctions.
Sotheby's will offer in March a 1967 vintage bottle of the Macallan single-malt whisky, which was created in collaboration with British artist Sir Peter Blake.
Soviet-era spy gadgets going under the hammer at a Beverly Hills at an auction.
The painter's Abstraktes Bild (649-2) painting recently sold for US$27.7 million at Sotheby's "Contemporary Art" sale.
A series of items once owned by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, are set to go under the hammer, October 23, in an online sale held by the Guernsey's auction house.
The electric-acoustic guitar is the very same one used during the Nirvana frontman's legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance.