Stories tagged: auction
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
LONDON – A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost $390,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost $767,000, auctioneer Christie’s said Thursday. …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Art prankster Banksy has struck again.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Idaho officials have auctioned 51 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake for $25.6 million.
Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West.
Sun., April 15, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Costumes, memorabilia and other items owned by late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor have sold at auction for more than $900,000.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
A 128-year-old Italian violin that Russell Crowe learned to play in a few months before he starred in the 19th century war drama “Master and Commander” stole the show among …
Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
The Pendleton teenager had signed on with Teens and Oregon Mustangs, a nonprofit that pairs teens and wild horses. Each of the 40 feral horses in the St. Paul Rodeo …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:35 a.m.
Authorities in Tanzania plan an auction of 3.5 tons of hippo teeth next week, drawing criticism from conservation groups who say the sale could encourage increased killing of the vulnerable …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
“Salvator Mundi” was owned by King Charles I of England in the mid-1600s and was auctioned by the son of the Duke of Buckingham in 1763.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
A bidding war resulted in a $700,000 price tag for a Prince guitar – the highest price ever paid for one of the late icon’s guitars, according to Julien’s Auctions.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
A mahogany speedboat that belonged to John F. Kennedy sold for $75,000, and a flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750 Saturday at a …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
The mansion where the notorious 19th century suspect Lizzie Borden lived out her days after she was acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother is on the …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known baseball-themed paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Washington State Highway Patrol says a large pig headed to auction jumped from a trailer on Interstate 5 near Federal Way on Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Resin figures of an anthropomorphic pig, mouse and rabbit once greeted visitors to the mini golf course in Riverfront Park. On Saturday, they’ll be available to the highest bidder.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
A food bank in a small Washington town will get to remain in its building, thanks to former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Vivien Leigh’s copy of the “Gone With the Wind” script is going up for auction alongside dozens of items from the late star’s personal collection.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from “Saturday Night Fever” sold for $1.2 million.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Idaho is putting up 17 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
The 43-inch tall R2 unit for sale is sort of a Frankenstein’s monster of droids, pieced together over several years from different original components used in the first five Star …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
A big part of a small Wyoming town sold at auction for a price lower than expected.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Thousands of people came Saturday to look at the auction of items from the estate of physician and inventor Dr. Forrest Bird. Some came in the hope of buying one …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The nearly 90-year-old swatch of …