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Bids on lunch with Buffett already top $750,000

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has already topped $750,000, and the online auction to raise money for a California homeless charity continues all week. The eBay […]

06/04/2013

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French president’s wine auctioned to raise funds

PARIS (AP) — In headier times, some of these wines were served at dinner for French presidents and their guests — kings, queens, other heads of state. In today’s times of austerity, the Elysee Palace […]

05/30/2013

Actress Gina Lollobrigida (AP Photo)

At actress’s Geneva jewel auction, $3M for 1 gem

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s has auctioned off jewels belonging to actress Gina Lollobrigida, fetching just under $3 million for a fancy yellow diamond once owned by a shah of Persia. The auction house said the […]

05/14/2013

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eBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals

(The Associated Press) – EBay says it is monitoring listings to ensure nobody uses the auction website to profit from the Boston Marathon bombings. Jonathan Resnick’s medal is for sale on the site and proceeds […]

05/01/2013

Audrey Hepburn

Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ sells for $306K

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with the author’s handwritten edits has sold for about $306,000 at auction to a Russian billionaire.The manuscript was offered online by the Amherst-based auction house RR Auction.

04/26/2013

A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, similar to this one, sold for more than $2.1 million at auction. (AP Image)

1909 Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2.1M

WEST BERLIN, N.J. (AP) – A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has been sold for more than $2.1 million at auction.

04/06/2013

An Elephant Bird Egg,
Madagascar, Pre-17th Century at Christie's Auction House. (Photo credit: Christies.com)

Eggs-treme: Christie’s auctions super-sized egg

LONDON (AP) — It’s a foot long, nearly nine inches in diameter, and would once have made a really, really, big omelet. Christie’s is hoping buyers will be scrambling to take a crack at this natural wonder, a massive fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant bird.

03/28/2013

Rare Chinese bowl, $3 at tag sale, sells for $2.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Chinese bowl bought at a tag sale for $3 has sold at a New York auction for more than $2.22 million.

03/20/2013

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10ft. tall Gibson guitars to be auctioned on Friday

The 10-foot tall Gibson guitar art sculptures that have lined the Sunset Strip will end their year-long tour on Friday, February 22 when they are auctioned for charity at a gala event at Bonhams in Los Angeles. Proceeds benefit art and music in L.A. public schools.

02/20/2013

Liberty Head Nickel

Humble nickel from 1913 likely to fetch millions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A humble nickel from 1913 could be worth millions when it goes up for auction this spring. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist. Some expect it to sell for $2.5 million or more. But read the backstory!

01/29/2013

Princess Diana

‘Not to be published’ Diana photo sells for $18K

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — A photo marked “not to be published” that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000.

01/25/2013

John F Kennedy

Family of JFK aide sells presidential memorabilia

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a former special assistant to President John F. Kennedy is auctioning hundreds of photographs, documents, gifts and other memorabilia that once belonged to the late president.

01/25/2013

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