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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

(Photo credit: Bonhams)

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‘Not to be published’ Diana photo sells for $18K

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — A photo marked “not to be published” that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became Princess of Wales has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for more than $18,000.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

(AP Photo)

Napoleon’s coded Kremlin letter sold for $243,500

FONTAINEBLEAU, France (AP) — A secret code letter sent in 1812 by Napoleon Bonaparte boasting that his French forces would blow up Moscow’s Kremlin has sold at auction for ten times its estimated presale price.

12/02/2012

Calif. officials call carbon auction a success

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State regulators say California’s first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and that all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold. The California Air Resources Board said […]

11/19/2012

Archduke Joseph Diamond fetches record $21.5M

GENEVA (AP) – Christie’s has auctioned off the famed Archduke Joseph Diamond for $21,474,525 including commission, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. The price was well above the expected $15 […]

11/13/2012

Dorothy's dress will be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Judy Garland’s white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz” will be sold at auction next month. Auctioneer Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions says it could go […]

10/08/2012

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