Partly because of a certain newborn currently ruling over England with his precious iron fist.
But also: because their most famous auction house decided to go and do this...
Make a few impulse purchases at Christie’s Gentlemen’s Luxury Accessories Auction, a mother lode of vintage cocktail shakers, humidors and other art-deco-fied objects of immense handsomeness, yours for the taking until July 29.
If the Monopoly Man had a yard sale, this is the stuff you’d find. Hip flasks. Louis Vuitton golf bags. Thimbles. Kidding about the thimbles.
Point is, there’s a lot to be had. Sixty-three lots, actually. And we’ve sorted out the highlights...
Lot #10: An Hermès humidor.
Potential Uses: Safekeeping Cohibas; gifting to Dad; preserving cookies.
Lot #24: A set of mother-of-pearl gaming chips with unopened vintage playing cards, circa 1900.
Potential Uses: Poker nights; using as collateral during poker nights.
Lot #6: A 1935 Lady’s Leg cocktail shaker.
Potential Uses: Making martinis; starting conversations; eliciting terrible “shake a leg” jokes.
Lot #57: A century-old gavel cocktail measure.
Potential Uses: Making martinis; starting conversations; demanding order in your bar.
Lot #48: A sterling silver caviar bowl.
Potential Uses: Entertaining oligarchs; serving the most elegant nachos ever.
Caviachos. Make it happen.