Stories tagged: auction
Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K
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.
Auction of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s personal items earns $909,000
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.
Russell Crowe’s $104K violin high note of Sydney auction
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.
Oregon teenagers tame wild horses for auction
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.
Tanzania to auction 3 tons of hippo teeth, despite criticism
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.
Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned
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.
Rare Christ painting by Leonardo da Vinci sells for record $450 million
“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.
Auction house says $700k sale for Prince’s guitar a record
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.
Speedboat fetches $75K at auction of Kennedy-era memorabilia
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.
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 …