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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

Joseph Goebbels love letters fail to sell

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut auction house says the love letters and other pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels have failed to sell. Alexander Historical Auctions says it offered the […]

09/27/2012

Elvis Presley crypt up for auction this month

(AP) – For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley’s original crypt to the highest bidder […]

05/28/2012

Court battle over dinosaur skeleton

A fossil of a fearsome T. Rex relative has been auctioned in New York City despite the Mongolian government’s objections and a judge’s order blocking the sale. The 24-foot-long tarbosaurus skeleton sold for more than […]

05/21/2012

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