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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling phone for sale

A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.


Alexander Hamilton’s letters to go up for auction

The hottest Broadway show is shining its spotlight on a collection of historic American documents: Alexander Hamilton’s letters, being auctioned at Sotheby’s.


Possibly unique glass penny from World War II sells for $70k

A possibly unique experimental glass penny made during World War II sold at auction for $70,500.


Harry ‘constantly in trouble,’ Princess Diana letter says

Letters sent by Britain’s late Princess Diana – including one in which she described a young Prince Harry as being “constantly in trouble” while at boarding school – sold for …


Rare experimental WWII penny made of glass headed to auction

An experimental penny made of glass during World War II is about to be auctioned.


Trump’s boyhood home is going back on the auction block

President-elect Donald Trump’s boyhood home in New York City is going back on the auction block.


Dodo skeleton auctioned for $416,300

Summers Place Auctions has sold a composite dodo skeleton to a private collector for 346,300 pounds ($430,000), including buyer’s premium.


Marilyn Monroe dress for JFK birthday song sold – $4.8 million

Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction.


Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art.


Claude Monet painting could fetch $45 million at auction

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series is leading Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.


Former Seattle woman auctioning off her virginity to help her family

Of the 20 or so women who work at the Kit Kat Ranch, one of Nevada’s legal brothels, Katherine Stone is the only virgin.


Auction of Trump’s boyhood home postponed

Will Donald Trump’s first boyhood home in New York City be worth more, or less, after the election?


Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has …


Trump-Maples engagement ring fetches $300,000 at auction

A large diamond engagement ring that Donald Trump gave his second wife has sold for $300,000 at a New York City auction.


Bidding spikes price for Priest Lake lot in auction

Another batch of lakefront lots on Priest Lake were sold at auction Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as part of a continuing effort by the Idaho Department of Lands to sell …


David Bowie’s hair expected to fetch $4,000-plus at auction

An auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie’s hair to fetch more than $4,000 this weekend. Heritage Auctions says Bowie’s hair will go on the block Saturday as …


Auction of private meal with Buffett likely to draw big bids

Billionaire Warren Buffett has raised more than $20 million for a San Francisco homeless charity since 2000, and he’s about to add to that total by auctioning off a private …


Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial …


Rare ‘Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland’ copy from 1865 going to auction

A first print-run of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” is heading to auction, where it could fetch as much as $3 million.


Diamond the size of tennis ball could fetch $70 million

A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball – the largest discovered in over a century – could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday.


Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ coat is up for auction

A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984 classic film “Purple Rain” is hitting the auction block.


Camera lens used during 1971 moon mission up for auction

A camera lens used by the commander of the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission both on the lunar surface and in orbit is up for auction.


Montana bull sold at auction for $350K

A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.


Judge OKs sale of Whitey Bulger items

Dozens of items belonging to James “Whitey” Bulger will be auctioned off in June to raise money for the families of people who were killed or extorted by the convicted …


Auctioneer to sell Hitler’s personal copy of ‘Mein Kampf’

A Maryland auction house says it is selling a copy of “Mein Kampf” that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and was taken from his Munich apartment at the end of …


Harry Potter author’s chair heading to auction

The humble chair J.K. Rowling sat on while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series is going on the auction block in New York City on April …


Original Beatles recording goes up for auction

An acetate record cut by the Beatles before the Liverpool band hit stardom is going on auction.


IRS auctions home of former state Rep. Phil Hart

The home of tax-protesting former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart was auctioned off on the Kootenai County Courthouse steps for back taxes this morning, and sold for $182,000 to a …


Jan. 28 IRS auction set for tax-protesting ex-lawmaker’s home

The IRS has set a new date to auction off the home of former Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to offset his federal income tax debts: Jan. 28 at …


Scholarship auction to honor U-Hi student killed in crash

The family of friends of a 15-year-old University High School sophomore killed in October 2013 will hold a silent auction Sunday to benefit her scholarship fund.