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The Beatles "Help" jackets are displayed with a man holding the album cover on which they appeared. (Photo credit: Omega Auctions)

Beatles jackets go up for auction

The Beatles  looked pretty hip in the film “Help!” and today, two of the jackets worn in the film could be worth thousands of dollars. “Beatles for Sale” was the title of the Fab Four’s […]

02/12/2014

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US charity revealed as anonymous Hopi bidder

PARIS (AP) — A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a Paris auction and will return them to the Hopi Nation […]

12/11/2013

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Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million

PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for […]

12/09/2013

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Dan Imler of SCP Auctions shows Jessie Owens gold medal from the 1936 Olympics at the SCP Auctions in Laguna Nigel, Calif. One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block. (AP Photo/Raquel Dillon)

Owens’ Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4M

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner […]

12/08/2013

Gene Kelly performs in the 1952 film "Singin' in the Rain." The grey wool suit Kelly wore in the movie is going up for auction after being kept in a closet by a memorabilia collector for more than four decades. (AP Photo/File)

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ suit auction postponed

DALLAS (AP) — Although rain couldn’t stop Gene Kelly from singing and dancing, an ice storm has postponed the auction of the Hollywood star’s gray wool suit. Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says accumulated ice […]

12/07/2013

Nov. 7, 2013: Musician Bruce Springsteen on stage at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ manuscript at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” could sell for as much as $100,000 at a New York City auction. The sale is Thursday at Sotheby’s. […]

12/05/2013

The popular Norman Rockwell masterpiece "The Gossips." (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Rockwell masterpiece sells for $46M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” has been sold at a New York City auction for a record $46 million. According to Sotheby’s, “Saying Grace” set an auction record Wednesday […]

12/04/2013

A 1986 Emanuel ball gown worn by late Princess Diana is displayed on a mannequin during an auction in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

White and gold gown worn by Diana fetches $167,000

LONDON (AP) — A lavish white and gold ballet-inspired ball gown worn by Princess Diana has fetched 102,000 pounds ($167,000) at a London auction. Kerry Taylor Auction said the strapless gown, which features gold sequins, […]

12/03/2013

Lawyers bring fresh lawsuit on sale of Hopi masks

PARIS (AP) — The Native American Hopi tribe took a Paris auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the upcoming sale of 32 sacred tribal masks, arguing they are “bitterly opposed” to the […]

12/03/2013

(Earliest known recording of a black vocal group from 1893, AP Photo)

1893 recording of black vocal group auctioned off

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A 120-year-old wax-covered cylinder containing the earliest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. has been sold at an auction in Maine. The recording discovered in a private […]

11/23/2013

A Christie's employee displays what is considered the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini,File)

Orange diamond fetches $35.5M at Geneva auction

GENEVA (AP) — The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the […]

11/12/2013

A Sotheby's employee shows The Pink Star diamond weighing 59.6 carats, during a preview at  Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction. The auction house was giving previews of what it calls the world’s most valuable […]

09/25/2013

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