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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

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Auction begins of Jackson Jr.’s capes, memorabilia

CHICAGO (AP) — Bidding has begun for a guitar autographed by Michael Jackson, fur capes and about a dozen other items forfeited by prison-bound former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. The online auction by the U.S. […]

09/17/2013

A 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne is lined up with others at a field near the former Lambrecht Chevrolet car dealership in Pierce, Neb. in an Aug. 12, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Vintage Chevy auction to deal in low-mileage gems

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Seventeen years have passed since Ray Lambrecht closed his Chevrolet dealership, a small-town operation in northeast Nebraska with a big and valuable secret. For decades, the owner of the Lambrecht Chevrolet […]

08/21/2013

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Sale of late NC businessman’s Ferrari sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari previously owned by the late Eddie Smith, a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire, sold at auction for $27.5 million, setting a world record. The Los Angeles Times reports that […]

08/18/2013

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Statuette from ‘Maltese Falcon’ to sell in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A statuette featured in the 1941 movie “The Maltese Falcon” is being offered for sale at a New York City auction. Bonhams says the black figurine is the highlight of a […]

08/07/2013

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