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Stories tagged: auction

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Want to buy land in Spokane County for $50? Friday auction will sell off 18 small parcels

The smallest piece of property is a 2

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to a hotel chain in Eugene, Oregon, that is building a Nike-themed property.

Titanic survivor’s light-up cane goes for $62,500 at auction

A Titanic survivor’s walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items, the auction house …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

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

Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4 million sale

Art prankster Banksy has struck again.

Aretha Franklin dresses, hats to go up for auction

More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.

Idaho auctions Priest Lake lots for $25.6 million

Idaho officials have auctioned 51 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake for $25.6 million.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.