Stories tagged: auction
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall
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.
Lizzie Borden house for sale after B&B plan falls through
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.
Norman Rockwell baseball painting sells for $1.6 million at auction
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? President’s old home is on Airbnb
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.
Century-old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000
Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Pig headed to auction jumps onto busy Washington interstate
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.
Riverfront Park surplus auction includes animal figures that once graced mini golf course
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.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates helps save food bank
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 ‘Gone With the Wind’ script up for auction
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.
R2-D2 droid used in ‘Star Wars’ films sells for $2.76m
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 to auction 17 lots near Payette Lake
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.
Force is strong in this Star Wars auction: R2-D2, Luke’s lightsaber are up for grabs
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.
Large part of small Wyoming town sells for $500,000
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.
Jerry Garcia’s guitar fetches $1.9 million at New York auction
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 turn out to own a piece of inventor Dr. Forrest Bird’s estate
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.
Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong
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.
Old mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,617
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 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling phone for sale
A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
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?
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
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 …