AUCTION NEWS and other interesting tid-bits -
Auctions 2012: Most Expensive Artworks Sell For Millions This Year - The results are in: 2012 has been a banner year for art auction sales, despite the international recession.
Maritime paintings and ship models bring $1.4+ million in Heritage Auctions Annapolis event - The auction's 323 lots enjoyed a 99% sell-through rate to realize $1.4 million, exceeding the high estimate.
Classic car stocking stuffers: Five for five grand or less The classic car market is in a strong growth mode these days with nearly every round of auctions producing multiple world records and seven-figure sales. Lost in the hoopla over the mega-dollar stuff is the fact that interesting collectible cars are still out there for less than the average limit on a credit card.
Proceeds From Crundwell Auctions Near $8 Million - The U.S. Marshals Service Office released the following information on money recovered so far in the theft of $53 million from the City of Dixon, Illinois.
9.26-Carat "Flawless" Diamond Sells For $902,500 At Heritage - Setting a new house record for jewelry, the totally colorless and internally flawless diamond is classified as Type IIa, very rare in nature and found in less than two percent of the world's diamonds.
100-year-old Caboose heads to auction - The caboose is fully restored and winterized with amenities such as air conditioning, heating and a television, according to a release.
1873 dime sells for $1.6 million at Philadelphia auction - The rare coin was minted in Carson City, Nevada, during a one-day run of dimes.
Man Auctions His Cars, Wants Wife - Seventy-four-year-old Jerry Andreasen has collected a variety of old cars for 45 years. He says it's time to move it all out and auction them off. Jerry says he'd like to get married. He's never been hitched and now he feels it's the right time.
McMurtry, author of 'Terms of Endearment', 'Brokeback Mountain', auctions 300,000 books. - Hipsters, booksellers and fans from across the country converged on the town where "The Last Picture Show" was filmed to buy a few books - or a truckload - at "The Last Book Sale," writer Larry McMurtry's once-in-a-lifetime auction.
Unique art going up on the auction block - Rob Olson, owner of Erkelens and Olson, has auctioned off a lot of items over the years; "It's one of the more eclectic collections that we've had," Olson said.
Getty Draws Initial Bids in Auction of $4 Billion - The Seattle-based photo agency distributes stock photographs, video footage and digital images to media and other organizations around the world.
Storage auctions offer risk, reward for Barstow bidders - It's a risky trade that has become more glamorous in recent years, with A&E's hit reality show "Storage Wars" spawning a slew of imitator shows and a claim to fame for auction participants throughout the region.
8 pieces of toast auctioned for big dough - It's a truism that we are what we eat. But a lengthening list of uneaten, or partially eaten slices of toast auctioned for sizable amounts of money seems to say a lot about the times we live in, too.
Baseball cards in Ohio attic might fetch millions - The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and white.
YOU'VE BEEN FLOCKED! Fish fries give way to flamingos in church's latest fundraiser - Flamingo flocking is the 21st century way to raise money, and it has quickly caught on in Destin. In the dead of night, members place flamingos in the yards of the friends of those who paid to have them "flocked."
Rare Movie Posters Fetch $503K At Auction - The posters were stuck together with wallpaper glue when they were purchased for around $30,000 at a country auction last fall in Berwick. The rare find was revealed as they were steamed apart.
The gold cape Elizabeth Taylor wore in the 1963 epic "Cleopatra" was sold for $59,375 - The costume piece was bought by an anonymous East Coast collector.
Champion cheese sells for $8,400 at Wis. auction - A 24-pound Dutch cheese named the best in the world at an international competition held in Madison, Wis. last month has been auctioned off for $8,400, or $350 per pound.
An extremely rare 1792 U.S. one cent piece was auctioned off for just over $1 million - The coin was one of the first ever struck by the U.S. Mint in 1791, and is one of only 14 surviving examples of a "silver plug" penny, which were cast with copper surrounding a with a small quantity of silver to add weight, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
How much is nostalgia worth? Putting a price on family Bibles.
Art goes to the dogs: Painting sells for $212,500 - Dog art fetches big bucks, breaking two price records at auction.
02-29-12 Leap Day!
- The 1991 Ferrari F40 Lee Iaccoca bought new sold for an impressive $710,000 at RM Auctions Arizona event. While the car had two owners after Iacocca sold the car it had an amazing 283 miles on it when it arrived in Arizona to be auctioned.
Henderson Guitar Auction - Bidding ended New Years Eve with a price tag of $21,200.
Very Old Motion Light - $120 - Auctioneer: Ron Comer, 5 STAR AUCTIONS.
Rare Hermès Birkin handbag sets world record after selling for over $200,000 at auction - The red crocodile skin purse, with white gold and diamond hardware, was sold to an anonymous bidder for $203,150 this week at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
$1.3 million for a death wish - The 1953 Austin Healey at the center of the most horrific crash in the history of motorsports; the crash at the 1955 Le Mans that left 85 dead, and dozens maimed and injured was just sold at auction for $1.3 million. Here is the story of the world's deadliest race car.
Auction brings $3.2 million for gallery in Lindsborg, Kan. - Sotheby's sold the painting, "Untitled (Still life)," at auction Dec. 1 for the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kan. The New York-based auction firm estimated the painting would bring about $700,000 to $900,000.
T. rex tooth goes for $56K at L.A. auction - Bonhams says the tooth measuring more than five inches is among the biggest ever discovered and was found in Montana's Garfield County earlier this year.
Lou Gehrig autographed Christmas Card - Sold For: $1,100 - Auctioneer: FREEDOM AUCTION COMPANY. (AuctionZip)
Lovell’s Apollo 13 checklist sells for $388,375 - A checklist used by Apollo 13 commander James Lovell, a Lake Forest resident, to make calculations that helped guide the damaged spacecraft home has been sold at auction for $388,375.
Julius Erving memorabilia auction nets $3.5 million - Among the highlights: His 1974 New Jersey Nets ABA championship ring sold for $460,471; 1983 76ers championship rings sold for $244,240; 1983 All-Star game MVP trophy ($115,242); final game worn jersey from May 3, 1987 ($88,826); and 1974-75 ABA MVP trophy ($173,10).
Jimi Hendrix has been called the greatest electric guitar player in music history. He showed up on the radar for many Americans in 1967 after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Two years later he was one of the headliners at the Woodstock Festival. - Promotional Poster; “Jimi Hendrix Experience”; Jan. 15, 1969; 55 inches by 39 inches; sold for $2,665. Photo courtesy of Christie's South Kensington. (LiveAuctionTalk, Inc)
John Lennon's tooth sells for more than $31,000 at auction - The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction.
A world auction record was set for Roy Lichtenstein with one of his early Pop Art pictures dating from 1961. The estimate for the scene based on a cartoon, which depicts a man peeping through an opening and shouting: “I can see the whole room ... and there’s nobody in it,” was boldly set at $35 million to $45 million. The auctioneer, Christopher Burge, brought down his hammer as a $38.5 million bid came over the telephone. The price was $43.2 million with the sale charge in excess of 12 percent.
Gursky photo sets $4.3M auction record - The digital photograph, executed in 1999, set a world auction record for "Most expensive photograph sold at auction" at Christie's in New York on Tuesday. The work exceeded the auction house's expectations to sell in the $2.5 to $3.5 million range.
World’s oldest car sells for an amazing $4.6 million - The world's oldest running motorized vehicle, a 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux, exceeded all expectations when it sold for $4.6 million on Friday.
Richard Gere's guitars fetch $1 million at auction - The top sale went to a 1960 solid-body Les Paul electric guitar by Gibson, which sold for more than $98,000.
Half a million dollar moment: Iconic Marilyn Monroe dress sold at auction for $500,000. She called it her worst-ever movie. But even in the film she considered her greatest failure, Marilyn Monroe was as spectacular as ever. Now the iconic dress the silver screen star wore in 'River of No Return' has sold to a private buyer for $504,000.
Vintage Halloween collectibles scarily popular - This Vegetable Man's age is unknown, but bidders at a Morphy auction in Denver, Pa., thought it was worth $19,550.
$3 Coin Brings $1.3 Million In Heritage Chicago Auction - As the top lot in Heritage Auctions' August 1112 Signature US coin and Platinum night auction, conducted at the Marriott-Chicago O'Hare, a unique 1855-S $3, ex-Golden Gate Collection, a rarity in the world of numismatics, brought $1,322,500 along with a round of applause in the auction room.
Think eBay is the top retail or auction site? You'd be wrong - Think eBay is the top retail or auction site? You'd be wrong - I would have picked eBay. But according to ComScore, Amazon is leader, with 20.4 percent global Internet population reach in June -- 16.2 percent for eBay. Ferrari
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Sets Auction Record - A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.4 million at the Gooding & Co. sale in Monterey, Calif.
Monterey Auction: Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911S Pulls in Record $1.375 M - The Porsche 911S, once owned by actor Steve McQueen and previously used in his movie Le Mans was sold last night for a record setting $1.375 Million. The vehicle was also the 200th vehicle to have been sold for over a million dollars at RM’s Monterey, CA auction.
World Record on artnet Auctions: Andy Warhol Flowers Painting Sold for Over US $1.3 Million - The buyer was a private American collector.
Unseen Beatles Photographs Fetch $360,000 At Auction - A never before seen set of Beatles photographs sold for a collected $360,000 at Christie's auction house.
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Leads Offerings From RM Auctions at Pebble Beach - “My feeling is that it’s a $10 million to $12 million car, but could it get $15 million? We’ll see,” Mr. Myers said.
Billy the Kid photograph fetches $2.6 million at auction - A photograph of Billy the Kid sold for $2.3 million in Denver this weekend, smashing the pre-auction expected price of $400,000.
This is what a $217,800 1963 Volkswagen Bus looks like - You read it right, a few VW buyers got caught up in the "Barrett-Jackson experience" while they were bidding on this immaculate 23 window Bus at the company's annual Orange County auction.
Jackson Jacket Thrills Buyer for $1.8M at Auction - The red leather jacket worn by late pop star Michael Jackson was purchased at auction today for $1.8 million.
Old Mafia File Sells At NY Auction For Nearly $11K - It was an unlikely and coveted find: a thick United States government file discovered on the backseat of a New York City taxi, its pages containing mug shots, criminal associates and favorite hangouts of over 800 Mafia members during the 1950s and early 1960s. Such notorious figures as Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino, Meyer Lansky and Salvatore "Lucky Luciano" Lucania each had their own entries.
Stradivarius violin sold for $15.9m at charity auction - The violin was made in 1721 and is known as the Lady Blunt after Lord Byron's granddaughter Lady Anne Blunt who owned it for 30 years.
How much would people pay to have dinner with you? - Every year legendary investor Warren Buffett auctions a lunch 'date' with himself to raise money for the Glide Foundation. This year the auction 'only' managed to raise $2.34 million.
Reality TV discovers self-storage auctions - Who knew self-storage yards could be the setting for two TV series? “Auction Hunters” and “Storage Wars” debuted in late 2010 and both have been renewed for second seasons.
Stormy Napa Auction Raises $7.3 Million - Weather doesn’t dampen spirits as vintners celebrate raising $100 million in 31 years.
Jim Carrey Will Auction Off His Green Screen Suit - Earlier this week, Jim Carrey teased his appearance on tonight's MTV Movie Awards by telling us about the very special suit he had made for the show a suit featuring "the latest in nanotechnology."
70 years of sifting through military surplus - For military surplus store owner Jerome Oxman's 96th birthday, he will personally conduct tours at his museum, a collection of rare and sometimes expensive items he bought at auctions.
Madoff's Liquor Cabinet Up For Auction - Madoff was better-known as a connoisseur of watches than wines. Nonetheless, his booze selection was extensive and varied, His preference was French wine, but he was also well stocked with scotch and other whiskeys.
George Washington items bring more than $167,000 - George Washington's compass and an assortment of other personal items, including pieces of his coffin, sold at auction Saturday for more than $167,000.
Princess Beatrice Sells Internet Meme for $131K - You've seen the internet meme that Princess Beatrice wore on her head so people would notice her at the Royal Wedding, right? Of course you have, because the internet won't shut up about it! Well, she sold it on eBay yesterday for for two charities $131,341.47 will go to Unicef and Children in Crisis.
Rare jewelry auctions set record prices in Geneva - Austerity, what austerity? Spring auctions in Switzerland have fetched nearly $200 million (€140 million) in sales of rare jewels, watches and wine, some at world record prices, in the past week.
Roy Rogers Rose Parade Boots - Custom-made by bootmaker and marksman Joe Bowman; 1940s; sold for $10,350. Photo courtesy of High Noon. (LiveAuctionTalk, Inc)
Cartney piano hits high note at auction - The piano SIR PAUL McCARTNEY used to write THE BEATLES' classic YESTERDAY has sold for $240,000.
Flash of New Talent: Photography Auctions Embrace Some New Stars - Mr. Brandt filmed Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" music video in Kenya, and now works in East Africa. His Elephant with Exploding Dust, a majestic black-and-while image, sold for $59,375, well above the presale estimate of $35,000.
Donal Markey Collection Brings $2 Million At Bertoia Auctions - Condition, condition, condition. Three words that when used in conjunction by those in the antiques business have a singular meaning top prices realized. Realizing $51,750, the Kyser and Rex Mammy and Child bank in near-mint condition was the top-selling mechanical bank from the Markey collection.
$10 Lichtenstein Estimated at $1.2M at NY Auction - Roy Lichtenstein drawing obtained at '60s 'Happening' to be auctioned for estimated $1.2M.
Garden gnomes are undergoing a revival- Gnomes have gone from kitsch to fabulous since they became animated movie stars in "Gnomeo and Juliet." This iron garden gnome just finished sprinkling the flowers. The 28-inch-high man sold for $690 at Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J., a few years ago. He is now hiding in a private garden.
Carrier HMS Ark Royal put up for auction on MoD website - The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is up for sale on the Ministry of Defence's auction website. Proposals for it include turning it into a commercial heliport, a base for security personnel during the London Olympics, or a school and nightclub.
Cancer survivor: Altadena cancer survivor creates jewelry with old pills and tablets - Susan Braig has turned to selling drugs to pay her medical bills.
How Google saves the world $65 billion a year - Google's chief economist says search saves us 3.75 minutes a day -- but compared to what?
JOHNNY CASH A GUY WHO GOT LUCKY - San Quentin was the place where Johnny played his first-ever prison concert on Jan. 1, 1958. (LiveAuctionTalk, Inc)
Biggest Gold Nugget from Gold Rush Area Auctioned Off - The biggest gold nugget left over from the area where the California Gold Rush happened. Sold for $460,000 at the auction on March 16, the biggest gold nugget was found a year ago in the Nevada County in California.
Bride Orders Giant Wedding Cake Shaped Like Herself - A wife renewing her wedding vows after 10 years of marriage ordered a cake that looks just like her.
Prehistoric Shark Teeth for Auction in Dallas - The 9-by-11 foot jaws being sold in June by Heritage Auctions in Dallas starting bid, $625,000 are the biggest of several jaws Vito Bertucci made with the Megalodon teeth he collected over the years. It is billed by Heritage as "the largest set of prehistoric shark jaws ever assembled."
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Fetches $4.3 Million at Amelia Island - •A 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico was the top seller this weekend at the RM Auctions.
Only Known 1936 Three-Sheet from Dracula's Daughter Tops Movie Poster Offering from Heritage Auctions - Two spectacular and exceedingly rare movie posters - the only known surviving three sheet from Universal's 1936 Dracula's Daughter (estimate: $25,000+)
Rich folks: Want to buy Red Auerbach’s championship rings? - SCP expects to raise at least $500,000 for Auerbach's (Hall of Fame coach Arnold "Red") family from a three-part online sale of about 500 mementos from the team's longtime coach and top executive.
Eric Clapton auctions dozens of guitars for charity - Clapton's 1948 Gibson hollow body guitar on Wednesday brought in $83,000, making it the most expensive item in the auction. Its estimated value stood at $30,000.
Presenting Picasso: Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold at Auction Goes on Public View - The painting by Pablo Picasso sold last year for $106.5 million at Christie's in New York.
Property From The Life and Career of Musician Slash to Be Sold By Julien's Auctions - Ever the archetypal rock star and ranked as one of the world’s best guitar players of all time, Slash has spent years traveling the world and collecting various items which will now come to the auction block for the very first time.
Pittsburgh Style Reverse Painted Lamp - $2,750 Auctioneer: Luke R. Witman Company: Witman Auctioneers Inc. (AuctionZip)
A very modern revenge: Woman auctions cheating ex's clothes on eBay... and helps sales by modelling them topless. - A woman in Boca Raton, Florida, has taken revenge on her cheating boyfriend by selling his clothes on ebay - and modelling them herself in a series of nearly-naked photos.
Black-eyed dog art up for auction - When artist Jamie Wyeth’s yellow Labrador, Kleberg, got too close to his easel back in the 1980s, he painted a black circle around the dog’s eye a la Pete the Pup of the old comedy “Little Rascals.”
JOHN LENNON IMMORTALIZED IN PHOTOGRAPHY - Annie Leibovitz; portrait of John and Yoko; cibachrome print; 1980; 12 inch square, signed in ink; sold for $15,600. Photo courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries. (LiveAuctionTalk, Inc)
Batmobile, Howard Hughes' 1957 Chrysler Imperial To Cross Auction Block - The Batmobile from the 1995 Val Kilmer flick "Batman Forever" and a 1957 Chrysler Imperial Convertible purchased new by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes are among the more than 400 automobiles that will cross the auction block next month.
Hammer and Block Auctions off Painting by Famous Cuban Artist for $25,000 - Hammer and Block Auctioneers, the only licensed auction house in Miami with regularly scheduled live auctions, recently auctioned an original piece by Cuban artist Rene Portocarrero for $25,000.
Victorian Drape Tie Backs - Two Pairs of Victorian Drape Tie Backs with Cranberry Inserts and Gold Gilt, Sold For: $3,520 On May 01, 2010. City: Aberdeen, State: MS. Auctioneer: John Dwight Stevens, Company: Stevens Auction Company (AuctionZip)
Online auctions turn trash into extra cash - They say one person's trash is another's treasure. That's certainly the case in Roanoke County where surplus auctions brought in $70,000 last year.
Baldwin-Wallace College nets $1.4 million from auction of art collection - "Crying Girl," a 1963 signed Roy Lichtenstein lithograph owned by Baldwin-Wallace College, sold for $30,680 at auction.
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction brings in $12 million - The 2011 total also surpassed last year’s amount of $8.1 million.
Fine Lee Dudley Canvasback Decoy, Pocahontas Club, Va. C-1890 Sold For: $15,525 (AuctionZip)
Blackware Jar - painted about the shoulder with serpent motif and raincloud complements; Marie; 5 ½ inches high by 8 ½ inches; sold for $1,342. Photo courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields. (LiveAuctionTalk, Inc)
Country store wooden baseball bat display rack - Fantastic display piece for baseball bats!! Sold For: $1,1500 (AuctionZip)
2012 Ford Mustang Boss Revs Top Sale at 40th Annual Barrett-Jackson - One-of-a-Kind Grabber Blue Ford Boss Mustang 2012 sold for $450,000.
Wealthy Car Buyers Spend More Than $116 Million at Auction - The biggest prize of the week was a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, which was sold by Gooding & Co. for $2,090,000.
Indy 500 Pace Car Sells For $225,000 - The first brand-new Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 sold for $225,000 on Saturday night at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.
Bluefin tuna gets record price ($396,000) at Japanese auction. A 752-pound Pacific bluefin tuna was sold at Japanese auction for the highest price ever received for raw seafood
Auction of first edition of 'Star Spangled Banner' tops $500,000. A near two-century-old copy of "The Star Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 Friday at Christie's auction house in Manhattan.
Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin among Kennedy assassin memorabilia up for auction. The casket was emptied when Oswald, who was killed two days after Kennedy, was exhumed during a bizarre legal battle in 1981, and then reburied in a sturdier coffin.
Bond’s Aston Martin sells for $4.1 million. - Car bought by American car collector who has a private museum in Ohio.
Own A Piece Of Penguins History; Civic Arena Seats For Sale. Pittsburgh Penguins fans can now own a piece of the old Civic Arena.
Have You Ever Wanted To Buy A Bridge? Here’s Your Chance. - The bridge is about 30 years-old and was built by the Reading Railroad Company. The winning bidder is responsible for the removal of the bridge. Bidding starts at $100.
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal Honus Wagner SGC Authentic - A Newly Discovered Example!...
Grant DePorter buys Sosa's bat - Sammy Sosa's corked bat found a home after all. DePorter agreed to pay the highest bid at $14,407 plus roughly $2,000 in commission to Schulte Auctions.
Buddy L - 1934 Dual Wheel Opening Doors Fixed Bed Truck, Excellent Condition, Extremely Rare, 26" Long, Sold For: $4,965.00 (AuctionZip)
Southwest Indian Jar, CA 1920-1930, 22" high, restored. Sold For: $7,500.00 On: Sep 18, 2010 City: Springfield, State: MO. Auctioneer: Larry McKnight Company: McKnight Auction Service & Realty, LLC (AuctionZip)
Boy's champion steer - fetches record $101,000 at Texas State Fair auction.
Steinbrenner Letters Now on eBay - collection of half century year-old letters from a young George Steinbrenner to a woman who had captured his fancy are being offered on eBay.
1937 Martin 000-18 Guitar, Vintage one owner, no damage or repairs. Sold For: $18,700 On: Sep 18, 2010, City: RURAL HALL, State: NC, Auctioneer: Todd Leinbach, Company: Leinbach Auction & Realty, LLC. (AuctionZip)
Ladder Fire Truck - original body; full rack of original ladders; 1920s; 62 inches long; sold for $32,200. Photo courtesy of Bertoia Auctions.
Rumely Oil Pull Tractor - Type L 15/25 Sold For: $13,500 On: Aug 13, 2010, City: Newville, State: PA, Auctioneer: Andrew Martin, Company: Martin's Auction Service (AuctionZip)
Princess Diana's - Daring Black Dress Fetches Over $275,000 at a London Auction.
Oswald’s Getaway Cab Sold for $35,750 - The Checker is believed to be the car in which Mr. Oswald briefly rode while making his getaway following the shooting of President Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The vehicle will remain on public view at its new home, Historic Auto Attractions of Roscoe, Ill., a sprawling showcase of automotive arcana 90 miles northwest of Chicago and owned by Wayne Lensing.
Buffett lunch sells for $2.63 million - A bidder has agreed to pay $2.63 million for a steak lunch with the billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a charity auction held on eBay.
James Bond DB5 heads to auction block - James Bond’s legendary 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will go on the block at RM Auctions annual Automobiles of London event Oct. 27.
Crocodile Inn Circa 1800 Inn Sign Double Sided - Important Hudson Valley double sided Inn sign, from the Crocodile Inn, in Bloomington area of the Hudson Valley, in untouched condition. Americana at its best! Sold For: $247,500. (AuctionZip)
AuctionZip - Rare Steiff of 1920's cartoon character "Felix The Cat" - $4,887.00
One man's space junk is another's objet d'art - Items from the Soviet/Russian Space Program 1945-2005 will be auctioned in Toronto on March 31, 2010.
Bam! Superman comic book bops Batman record - A high-quality copy of Action Comics #1, which marks Superman's 1938 debut, sold for $1.5 million on Monday.
Batman Beats Superman - In Comic Auction, 'Detective Comics' #27 Sells For $1.075 Million.
Buddy L Tug Boat - Extremely Rare, One of the Best known examples, Very Few Know to Exist, Excellent Condition, 28" Long, Sold For: $17,170 On: Feb 03, 2007. City: NORTH CANTON, OH. Auctioneer: Jeffrey Prinz, Company: Homestead Auctions. AuctionZip.
Rare Barbie Mink Coat - Discovered the night before the sale in a box, and posted on AuctionZip that evening. Within an hour we had 3 calls on it, and by the auction time the next morning we had 5 people show up to the sale for the jacket specifically. Heated bidding between two onsite bidders went all the way to $2,000! Sold by Kraft Auction Service and was part of the Richard Young Collection. AuctionZip.
Warhol Dollar Sign Snapped Up by Graff in $61.4 Million Auction - An Andy Warhol dollar-sign silkscreen and an Yves Klein painting of a naked model were snapped up by diamond dealer Laurence Graff last night as buyers splashed out another 39.1 million pounds ($61.4 million) on contemporary art.
Giacometti statue claims highest price ever at auction - A sculpture from the 1960s has achieved world fame overnight after becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction. Its previous owner, a German bank, already has plans for the profits generated by the sale.
Churchill cigar sells for £4,500 at auction in Norfolk - A half-smoked cigar, abandoned when Sir Winston Churchill dashed away to an urgent wartime Cabinet meeting, has sold at auction for £4,500 ($7,100.00).
Jenni Farley - (aka J-WOWW) pics up for auction.
Owners tally up damage from auction tent collapse - many owners of classic cars who had hoped to be counting up their profits from a big auction were instead assessing the scratches and dents as a result of damage from a tent collapse during a windstorm in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Waterlogged Bugatti sells for big money at Paris auction - remains of a 1920s Bugatti that spent 70 years at the bottom of a Swiss lake sold at a Paris auction Saturday for $368,320, well above estimates.
Mystery car has Russo and Steele auction buzzing - Is it a long-lost convertible prototype of the 1948 Tucker? Or is it a reproduction car, carefully assembled using salvaged Tucker parts? Cole calls the sleek, blue convertible the "Holy Grail of Tuckers" and hopes it will fetch up to $3.5 million at the storm-ravaged Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, which is set to resume on Sunday.
'Hudson miracle' Airbus up for auction - second-hand Airbus A320. Condition: total wreck with possible traces of goose feathers.
The 1989 Daimler Limousine - has just over 17,000km on the clock and had been expected to go for between $29,000 and $30,000. The black Daimler sedan went under the hammer in Auckland at the weekend and fetched $69,000.
The cars of your dreams? - man auctions off his vintage car collection.
Part II Of The Donald Kaufman Toy Car And Truck Auction - Toy collectors from around the world converged on this specialty auction house, founded by the late Bill Bertoia, to compete for what can only be described in the automotive toy world as a consummate collection containing only the best of the best.
Bank Auctions Capone's Hideout - to Itself. The hideout did sell. But the bank that foreclosed on the property in the first place ended up buying it for $2.6 million. Chippewa Valley Bank was the only bidder during a five-minute sheriff’s sale in the lobby of the county courthouse in Hayward, Wis.
Prices drop at classic car auctions--but not as much as predicted.
Little Big Horn Rifle Brings $21,850 At Kaminski Auction - An Indian rifle owned and decorated with thunderbird images by White Man Runs Him, the scout for General George A. Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, sold for $21,850.
Gil Elvgren (American, 19141980) - "It's a Snap (Pretty Snappy; Snap Judgment),” 1958, oil on canvas, 30 by 24 inches, reproduced as figure 342 in Gil Elvgren All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, was the top lot overall at $215,100.
Thomas Drowne Cockerel Leaves Church Steeple - The Boston Globe reported the price the museum paid was $575,000.
In Lincoln's Watch, A Mystery Etched - For nearly 150 years, Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch has been rumored to carry a secret message.
Record Single-Action Colt Sold for $862,500 - Since its discovery in 1925, only five collectors have owned this Colt handgun.
Do these mysterious stones - mark the site of the Garden of Eden?
Auctioned bronze sculptures go to Chinese bidder - Two controversial ancient Chinese relics were auctioned off on Wednesday night for 14 million euros (17.92 million U.S. dollars) each.
Baseball granny cashes in big with sale of rare 1869 card - The actual final price of the card was $75,285.78, but that amount included a 17.5 percent buyer's premium for the auction house. Memory Lane Auctions says the price is a record for its house and that the last 1869 Red Stockings card sold for around $30,000.
Bugatti Found in Garage After 50 Years Sells for $4.53 Million - The two-seat 1937 Bugatti Atalante 57S coupe was one of 17 vehicles of its type produced by the Italian-based racing-car manufacturer.