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  • Sotheby’s Auction Led by $101 Million Sale of Giacometti’s ‘Chariot’

    11/05/2014 12:58:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2014 | Kelly Crow
    Sotheby’s got New York’s fall auctions off to a rollicking start with a sale of Impressionist and modern art on Tuesday that totaled $422.1 million, the highest in the 270-year-old company’s history. Leading the charge was Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s 1951-52 bronze “Chariot”—depicting a finger-thin woman riding atop a chariot—that sold to a telephone bidder for $101 million.
  • Hate for sale as Muslim flag adopted by jihadists goes to auction at Sydney mosque

    09/08/2014 9:17:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 08, 2014 | Miles Godfrey and Leigh van den Broeke
    Flag bearing IS symbol auctioned at Sydney mosque •Boy, 15, posts pictures online and says he’ll fight Assad •Fred Nile calls for ban on flag throughout Australia ... PREMIER Mike Baird said the Islamic State flag could be banned across NSW. His stance follows footage of one of the flags, which is linked to the barbaric terrorist organisation, being auctioned in front of families and young children in Sydney. “That is something we will consider and work with community groups about but we can’t have the position where you are seeing any activity that is promoting terrorism, supporting terrorism,” Mr...
  • MT:Billings Gun Auction to Save Assets

    07/23/2014 12:07:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Billings Montana Police Department and Yellowstone County Sheriff's department are going to auction off a number of guns on Saturday, August 2nd, from 9 a.m. to noon.   The stated reason for the auction is the law passed in Montana that requires such assets to be sold to federal firearms dealers (Montana code 46-5-313) rather than be destroyed.   These pictures give us an idea of the assets that are being saved by laws such as these.   Each picture is one lot of guns.  The guns will be auctioned off in lots.    Notice the minty looking Springfield 1903 in the...
  • Military tanks and guns hit the auction block

    07/13/2014 2:09:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jul. 11, 2014 - 2:18 | Claudia Cowan
    One of the largest collections of military machines in the United States is being auctioned July 11-12 in California. It was curated over the years by the late Jacques Littlefield, who housed the collection at his Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley. After Littlefield’s death in 2009, the collection was acquired by the Collings Foundation, an educational organization whose mission is to preserve the history of military automobiles and aircraft.
  • Arizona Town Auctions Guns

    03/29/2014 6:33:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When Arizona passed legislation early last year to stop the irrational destruction of valuable property that had come into the hands of local governments, the state required that firearms turned in to government agencies be sold through normal commercial channels, thus insuring that the guns were taken "off the street". Some local governments had been involved in what amounted to a modern Deodand ritual, where inanimate objects were "punished" by destruction as a way to sacrifice to the gods of political correctness.    Even in medieval times, most deodand objects were sold, with the money going to the Church or...
  • Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction

    01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 60 replies
    Msn news ^ | 12-28-13 | Tim Ghianni of Reuters
    The winning bidder will also receive historic photos and documentation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's last stand, when the partners in life and crime were ambushed by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.
  • Francis Bacon triptych sells for record $142.4 million at Christie’s auction

    11/12/2013 10:27:39 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2013 | Chris Michaud
    Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
  • Jackson Jr. to sell D.C. home; auction of furs cancelled (off to the big house next month)

    10/25/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman-turned-convicted-felon Jesse Jackson Jr. will sell his town house in the nation’s capital to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture he owes, according to a court filing today. Jackson, 48, a Chicago Democrat who quit Congress last November, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Aug. 14 after using $750,000 in campaign cash on a Rolex watch, furs, vacations, celebrity memorabilia, mounted elk heads and other whims. He has not yet reported to prison, but is expected to do so shortly, a federal Bureau of Prisons official said.
  • Feds halt Jackson Jr. auction (fraud problem)

    09/20/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/20/13 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The Marshals Service released the following statement: "The U.S. Marshals Service today canceled the auction of forfeited assets from the Jesse Jackson, Jr., case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After receiving legitimate concerns about the authenticity of the guitar purportedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen and out of an abundance of caution, the Marshals Service will conduct a secondary review of all the assets. Once the review is complete, a decision will be made whether to repost any assets for sale by auction.
  • Red cape drawing bids during Jackson Jr. auction (guitar pulled)

    09/19/2013 2:35:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Lake Wylie Pilot ^ | 9/18/13 | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO -- A showy red cape and an autographed Michael Jackson poster drew the most interest from potential buyers as a government auction of around a dozen personal items forfeited by prison-bound ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. got underway Tuesday. **SNIP** The red cashmere cape drew the most attention in the hours just after bidding began early Tuesday. By evening, it registered 39 bids — pushing the initial asking price from around $300 to $965. Court documents say Jackson purchased it — with campaign funds — for $1,500 from an Edwards Lowell Furs store. After a sluggish start, bidding surged during...
  • Auction starts for memorabilia bought by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    09/16/2013 4:23:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/16/13 | Kim Geiger
    More than a dozen pieces of memorabilia and luxury clothing once owned by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will go up for auction starting Tuesday. The items include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia, a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, and fur coats and capes. **SNIP** Starting prices range from $115 for a cashmere cape with mink trim to $525 for the autographed guitar. Jackson Jr. paid $800 for the cape and $4,000 for the guitar, according to documents that identified the items for forfeiture at the time that Jackson Jr. was charged.
  • Treasury Auction: 6 Months Bid/Cover Separating From 10yr and 30yr (Expecting Fed To Taper)

    08/12/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/12/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The US Treasury auction went off better than last week’s 10 and 30 year auctions. ta36mth Particularly with regard to the bid/cover ratios. The 6 month bid/cover remains at 5.01 while the 10 year and 30 year are lower and at their 2nd lowest point since early 2009 when QE1 began. This is indicating that there are fears that The Fed will slow down the taper of $88 billion per month in Agency MBS and Treasury purchases. But at the long- and mid-section of the yield curve, not the short-end. Here is a chart of Expected Future Outcomes and Most...
  • Treasury 10 Year Bid To Cover Falls To 2009 Levels Signalling Fed Tapering (Higher Rates Coming?)

    08/07/2013 10:28:54 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The bid-to-cover ratio, which gauges demand by comparing total bids with the amount of securities offered, today printed at 2.45 for the 10 year Treasury auction, the lowest since April 2009. This decline reflects concern that the Federal Reserve will slow its asset purchases. bidcov080713 And the bid to cover ratio has really been falling since 2012 as the 10 year Treasury yield has risen. bidcov10yry Here is a closer look at the bid to cover, the 10 year Treasury yield and the Bankrate 30 year fixed-rate average. closerlook1 As the market fears a tapering of Fed stimulus, the bid...
  • OK:Gun Auction Proceeds To Buy Sheriff’s Office New Vehicles

    05/18/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Katie Kormann,
    More than 100 people lined up to check out the handguns and rifles being auctioned off in Poteau on Saturday (May 18). The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office auctioned off 264 weapons that had been confiscated and held in the department’s evidence vault. Sheriff Rob Seale said some of the guns were collected as far back as 1999. “A lot of them are weapons that have been seized in court cases that have been cleared,” said Seale. “A lot of them are just lost property that’s been found, property that’s been turned over by the owners.” The auction brought in potential...
  • WA: State GOP’s AR-15 auction ignites far left fury

    04/13/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 April, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Liberal anti-gun readers of the Seattle Times and Seattle P-I.com are having fits over the announcement that the State Republican Party will auction an AR-15 during this weekend’s annual fund raising banquet. The event kicks off with a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bellevue Hilton, followed by the live auction and dinner beginning at 7 o’clock, according to State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur. He was filling in all week on KVI for vacationing John Carlson. This was like an old home week for Wilbur, who used to occupy the morning drive slot on KVI before a...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Ill-Gotten Gains May Be Auctioned (Anyone need an elk head or two?)

    03/06/2013 4:15:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Eurweb ^ | 3/06/13
    **SNIP** Once the Jacksons are sentenced, those items, including the stuffed elk heads and the celebrity memorabilia, become the responsibility of the U.S. Marshal, reports CBS, per Belkis Sandoval in Chicago, a senior inspector with the U.S. Marshal. An auction is not definite, but some of the items may be worthy to put up for bid, with proceeds going toward paying restitution.
  • Gun buyers score at auction with on-target bids

    01/21/2013 4:47:00 AM PST · by humblegunner · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2013 | Ryan Rockett
    After already successfully bidding on a few weapons, Saul Silva was ready to call it a day when spontaneity struck. Caught in the moment, he spent $300 on what he called a "conversation piece" - a M72A3 antitank rocket-launcher. "I mean, who else has this?" Silva said, cradling the launcher as another thought sprang to mind: "My wife's probably gonna kill me." The launcher was one of more than 100 firearms auctioned off from the private collection of Bill James, founder of The Arms Room in League City. The auction, mostly firearms and weapon accessories, included 19th-century rifles, swords, and...
  • Edison Bailed Out CA Cap and Trade Auction

    01/10/2013 2:40:19 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 11 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    NEW: Edison bailed out CA Cap & Trade auction The facts slowing coming out about the state’s first Cap and Trade auction seriously question whether the system is already being gamed by government, together with electric utilities. Edison International made an announcement on Dec. 20, 2012: At California’s first Cap and Trade auction held back on Nov. 14, 2012, it offered to buy 21 times more pollution permits than allowed. Edison’s overbidding error ended up amounting to 72 percent of all the bid offers and bailed out the Cap and Trade auction from failure. About a month later, Edison’s unregulated...
  • Need Spectrum? FCC plans TV Incentive Auction for 2014

    12/10/2012 10:49:32 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Gigacom ^ | 9-16-12 | Stacey Higginbotham
    The FCC is moving forward with a controversial plan to entice broadcasters to give up their airwaves so they can later be auctioned off to carriers who need more spectrum to deliver mobile broadband. FCC officials expect the auction in 2014. Chairman Julius Genachowski The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to share his thinking around how the agency will conduct an auction that would take airwaves from TV broadcasters and make them available for mobile broadband. The plan to entice TV broadcasters who are currently using airwaves to give them up to the FCC, which then auctions those...
  • Boston church, seeking funds, decides to sell 372-year-old hymn book

    12/05/2012 7:46:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jenny Che
    Looks like alms aren’t going to be enough for this congregation. The Old South Church in Boston, one of the oldest in the nation, just voted to auction off a 372-hymn book worth $10 to $20 million.
  • Woman auctions off her virginity

    10/25/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 25, 2012 | Kristi Gustafson Barlette
    I would do a lot of things to raise money. Some, I’m sure, may even be a little demoralizing, but not as ridiculous as putting your virginity on the line. That’s what Catarina Migliorini did. The 20-year-old from Brazil auctioned off her virginity to the tune of 780 grand. A man from Japan is the “lucky” winner.
  • Does Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ Prove He Was Godless?

    10/07/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 53 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 7, 2012 | JP
    A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein goes on auction tomorrow on eBay. The online auction site has set the opening bid at a staggering $3 million. That’s more than seven times as much as the letter fetched just four years ago. “This is the most historic and significant piece we have listed on eBay,” said Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, the Los Angles-based agency consigned to sell Einstein’s two-pager. So what makes this particular letter by the 20th century’s most renowned physicist so much more valuable than any other missive he hand wrote? Did he scribble his famous formula...
  • Buyers, Sellers of ‘Murderabilia’ Have No Shame

    10/02/2012 11:08:16 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 34 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 2, 2012 | JP
    During their three-year crime spree, the infamous young couple murdered nine police officers and at least as many civilians. The pair finally got what was coming to them on a dusty road in Louisiana, where a six-man posse ambushed them and shot them dead. Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who led the posse, was rewarded for his service by being allowed to take anything the outlaws had in their possession at the time of their deaths. So he took the Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol the 25-year-old male had in his waistband and the .38 Special the 23-year-old female concealed under...
  • Evidence room auction could bring big profit (auction online?)

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) - For decades, the Tuscaloosa Police department has held auctions every six months. The bulk of what is auctioned off are city surplus items, but the more interesting finds come from the department's evidence room. Once evidence is no longer needed in a case and it has gone unclaimed, it becomes eligible for auction. The evidence room is particularly full now. The department has been unable to hold an auction since before last year's April tornado. The department hopes to solve the issue by taking the auction online. They currently have 800 items with bar codes in...
  • Elvis Presley's bible fetches $94,600 at UK auction

    09/10/2012 7:55:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2012
    (Reuters) - A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley and contains his handwritten notes and thoughts has sold for 59,000 pounds ($94,600) at an auction in England, the auction house said. The bible, given to the singer on his first Christmas at his home in Graceland in 1957, was bought by an American man based in Britain, Omega Auctions said on its website. The religious book, used by Presley until his death on August 16, 1977, was expected to fetch around 25,000 pounds but went for more than double its value. But a pair of Presley's unwashed and soiled...
  • Cheese Lovers Rejoice: Recently Discovered 40-Year-Old Cheddar To Be Sold (Oconto, Wisconsin)

    08/30/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 30, 2012 | BARRY ADAMS
    Cheese lovers rejoice: Recently discovered 40-year-old cheddar to be sold When Edward Zahn decided in May to close his cheese shop in Oconto, he made a discovery that is going to drive cheese lovers more bonkers than the 15-year-old cheddar released by Hook's Cheese in Mineral Point in 2009. In the back of his walk-in cooler, Zahn, 73, found several wooden boxes of cheddar cheese from the now-closed County Line Cheese in Oconto that over the years had repeatedly been buried by incoming cheese products. The result is 40-year-old cheddar that makes up part of what is likely the oldest...
  • Trial run for cap and trade auction

    08/29/2012 12:38:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/29/12 | David R. Baker
    Come November, California will open North America's first full-scale carbon market, in which companies buy and sell the right to emit greenhouse gases from their factories, power plants and oil refineries. It's a major undertaking involving hundreds of companies and - potentially - billions of dollars. Success or failure could have big implications for California's fight against climate change, not to mention the state's fragile economy. So on Thursday, California officials plan to stage a dress rehearsal. The California Air Resources Board will hold a practice auction, giving future players in the carbon market a chance to see how the...
  • Elvis Presley underpants could fetch £10,000 at auction

    08/28/2012 11:23:41 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 August 2012 Last updated at 08:06 ET | no byline
    ...The light blue briefs will go under the hammer at an auction of Elvis Presley pop memorabilia in Stockport, Greater Manchester, next month. Presley died 35 years ago this month, on August 16 1977. There is expected to be a lot of interest in the auction from his fans from across the globe. The singer did not want any lines visible while he was on stage and this pair of underwear was obtained from the estate of Vernon Presley, the star's father.... Also up for sale is his personal Holy Bible, which is expected to raise up to £25,000. The...
  • (Obamanomics) A New Mexico Woman Is Selling Her Soul On eBay

    07/06/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 5, 2012 | Zachry Floro
    A New Mexico Woman Is Selling Her Soul On eBay People can sell their souls on eBay? A New Mexico woman named Lori is doing just that, and bidding has already jumped from $100 to $405 in just a day. Describing it as a "slightly used soul," Lori is offering buyers a "Carfax" so they can see the black and white marks her soul has accumulated over the years. Religious bidders can save Lori's soul through conversion or prayer. Pop culture abounds with examples of people selling their souls to the devil in exchange for money, however, this doesn't seem...
  • An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

    06/02/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million A tail rudder from the fastest airplane in the world could be yours — for a cool $1 million. The seller didn't say if it was a spare part, or if it was once part of a functioning SR-71 Blackbird, which is an important distinction given the cost. When it debuted in 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird — the mean looking surveillance aircraft that cruised high above the Soviet Union at speeds of up to mach 3.5 — cost the U.S. Air Force $34 million per air frame....
  • Minnesota DNR Holding Auction in Zimmerman(confiscated guns and bows)

    04/08/2012 9:00:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    patch.com ^ | 7 April, 2012 | Mike Schoemer
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game violations. The public auction will be held at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Ave., Zimmerman, MN. Items offered for sale include, but are not limited to: firearms, bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip-ups, traps, trail camera, depth finders, spotlights, scopes, spears and hand ice augers. There are 309 firearms, 72 bows, 236 other items, and 37 firearms being sold...
  • THE WDFW SEIZED WEAPON AUCTION HAS BEGUN!(WA)

    03/03/2012 9:02:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    WDFW.wa.gov ^ | March, 2012 | WDFW
    OVER 450 ITEMS AVAILABLE NOW! RIFLES • PISTOLS • COMPOUND BOWS • REVOLVERS First Option Browse and Bid Online! The auction has already started – visit the online catalog and place your bid today! If you can’t make it to the live auction, don’t worry! Online bids will be accepted throughout the live auction on March 10th. Second Option Browse and Bid In Person! Join us March 10th at the Packwood Community Center to See the Items and Bid In Person Packwood Community Center Packwood, WA [MAP] Preview Begins at 8:00am (PST) Live Auction Begins at 10:55am
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas

    01/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An auto auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell a 1964 Cadillac hearse that company executives say transported the body of President Kennedy after he was assassinated in Dallas. The car was used to take the body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport, where Air Force One was waiting to return it to Washington. The Barrett-Jackson company has posted photos of the hearse on its website, along with a history of the vehicle.
  • Once a host to presidents, historic Bucksport inn up for auction

    10/12/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | October 10, 2011 | Kevin Miller
    BUCKSPORT, Maine — A 230-year-old Bucksport landmark that has hosted presidents, arctic explorers and other famous figures but has sat lifeless for the better part of a decade is about to go on the auction block. The Jed Prouty Inn, as the building is still known, is a 17-bedroom former hotel that has anchored Bucksport’s Main Street in one form or another since about 1780. Now the financial firm that acquired the building after the last business closed nearly eight years ago is hoping a buyer will emerge during an online auction held Tuesday through Thursday. Bidding will start at...
  • John Wayne's personal items are up for auction

    09/06/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 7, 2011 | Susan King
    Ethan Wayne, the youngest son of Hollywood legend John Wayne, hates to have anything in his pockets because as a young boy he couldn't go out of the house with his dad without a stack of business cards that read, "Good Luck, John Wayne" on one side and the Duke's name typed on the other side stuffed in his pockets. "He would always take care of the fans no matter how busy he got," said Wayne, 49, who is named after his father's character in John Ford's influential 1956 western "The Searchers." "If he couldn't sign [an autograph] or talk...
  • U.S. sells 3-year debt at lowest yield ever

    08/09/2011 10:44:36 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 30 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.9.11 | Deborah Levine
    The Treasury Department sold $32 billion in 3-year notes Tuesday at a yield of 0.5%, the lowest yield ever for the maturity. Bidders offered to buy 3.29 times the amount of debt sold...
  • Benefit auction, Range Day in memory of Joel Rosenberg(MN)

    07/07/2011 5:36:27 AM PDT · by marktwain
    hotair.com ^ | 6 July, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When last I posted about the passing of my friend Joel Rosenberg, Hot Air readers reached out to offer their financial support to his family, especially after his activism on behalf of Second Amendment rights left them in a big hole with legal and court fees. Unfortunately, the web site that had the tip-jar information was hacked prior to Joel’s death, which no one knew until his wife began wondering where the donations were going. The hack didn’t occur on the PayPal side (it was on the website), which means that PayPal won’t indemnify Felicia for the losses. If you...
  • Horrible 5 Year Auction Sends Treasury Complex Into A Tailspin, 5 Year Yield Surges

    06/28/2011 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/28/11 | Tyler Durden
    It has been a long time since we had seen a 5 Year auction as ugly as today's: printing at a 1.615% high yield, the 5 Year had a 3.5 bps tail off the bat to the 1.58% WI where it was trading before. The internals were just as ugly, with the Bid To Cover coming at 2.59 a plunge from May's 3.20, and the lowest since June 2010. Not surprisingly, Indirect interest evaporated once again, tumbling from 47.1% to just 37.6%, with Primary Dealers having to take up more than half, or 52.1%, and the remainder going to Direct...
  • Rare Howard Hughes Hell’s Angels Luger Pistol to be Auctioned

    06/25/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 24 June, 2011 | Pete R Suciu
    Michigan --(Ammoland.com)- A rare German Luger pistol once owned by aviation pioneer Howard Hughes could reach new heights when it goes up for auction in Solana Beach, Calif. on September 1, 2011 from Craig Gottlieb Militaria Auctions. The iconic handgun was used in the 1930 epic World War I film Hell’s Angels, which Hughes directed. The gun was used in the final scene of the Hollywood blockbuster that introduced actress Jean Harlow to the silver screen. It was one of the most expensive “talkies” ever produced. It was also notable for introducing the phrase “excuse me while I put on...
  • Auction Website

    06/03/2011 9:15:30 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | June 3 2011 | Niuhuru
    Can anyone tell me the computer code to create a 'bid' button on an auction website? I don't want to bother with Ebay and do this myself and not let Ebay cheat me out of a profit.
  • Government auctions Unabomber’s property (Algore warming up the checkbook?)

    05/14/2011 5:28:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/11 | Ylan Q. Mui
    Government auctions Unabomber’s propertyBy Ylan Q. Mui, Published: May 13 There is nothing sinister about the gray hooded sweatshirt anymore, no mystery behind the aviator sunglasses. Once, they were among the hallmarks of Ted Kaczynski, the anarchist Unabomber who killed three people and injured almost two dozen more during a nearly 20-year reign of terror. Now, his old clothes adorn a mannequin in a sterile government office in an online photo tagged Unabomb0001. This is the first of 51 lots of Kaczynski’s personal belongings that the government will auction online next week in what amounts to Uncle Sam’s version of...
  • Treasury Math: #Winning (Feds caught violating debt limit alert)

    05/10/2011 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    We have a quick question for the Treasury Secretary: according to today's DTS, as of close yesterday, the Treasury had $14.274 trillion in debt subject to the ceiling of $14.294 trillion, or a $20 billion "buffer." To the best of our knowledge there were no redemptions today, and certainly none in the non-Bill pipeline this week. So, uh, how exactly did Tim Geithner auction off $32 billion today? (and plans to auction off another $40 billion tomorrow and Thursday)
  • Former J.P. Morgan Banker James Hertz Pleads Guilty to Municipal Bond Bid Rigging

    12/08/2010 5:55:44 PM PST · by khnyny · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 1, 2010
    According to a U.S. District Court plea proceeding held in Manhattan on November 29, 2010, former J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. banker James Leonard Hertz, a resident of Cranford, N.J., engaged in separate bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies related to the provision of a type of contract, known as an investment agreement, and other municipal finance contracts, including derivatives contracts, to public entities throughout the United States, such as state, county and local governments and agencies. Hertz also pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. According to the plea agreement, Hertz has agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
  • German 2 Year Auction Fails By 20% Of Notional As Rush From Government Paper Intensifies

    12/08/2010 9:49:07 AM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/8/2010 | Tyler Durden
    There is only so long that the Bundesbank can keep ignoring the fact that it has recently started piling on failed auction after failed auction. Today, Germany tried to sell €5 billion in 2 Year 1% Schatz notes. And while the official tally on the auction was a 1.1 Bid To Cover at a 0.92% average yield, just above our own 3 Year auction yesterday, (and a drop from the 1.4 previously) this was yet another failed auction, as the bank managed to get only €4.33 billion in competitive and non-competitive bids. The kicker: the Bundesbank retained €995 million of...
  • Chinese vase sells for world record-breaking £53.1 million at auction

    11/12/2010 11:32:42 AM PST · by anglian · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 11, 2010 | Murray Wardrop
    The 18th century Qianlong porcelain vase had been estimated to fetch between £800,000 and £1.2 million by Bainbridges, the provincial auction house handling the sale. The 18th century Qianlong-dynasty porcelain vase is believed to have fetched the highest price for any Chinese artwork sold at auction However both the auctioneers and the owners were stunned when it went for the highest price of any Chinese artwork sold at auction. The elaborately decorated piece was put up for sale by a brother and sister who found it while clearing out their parents’ home in Pinner, north-west London after they recently died.
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • Bernie Madoff's Slippers, Piano Can Be Yours at Auction

    10/20/2010 9:16:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/20/10
    Madoff's Slippers, Piano Can Be Yours at AuctionFeds to Sell Disgraced Financier's Personal Items in NYC; All Proceeds Will Benefit His Wronged Investors NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2010 (AP) More than 400 of Bernard Madoff's possessions are heading for the auction block in New York City. The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10.5-carat diamond ring. The U.S. Marshals Service will be selling the disgraced financier's personal items on Nov. 13 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. They are the last items taken from Madoff's Manhattan...
  • GoDaddy.com puts itself up for sale: report

    09/17/2010 9:31:21 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/10/2010 | (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic and Gabriel Madway; editing by Gunna Dickson)
    Internet domain name registry GoDaddy.com has put itself up for sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
  • Auction will be gnomeless (Oh give me a gnome...)

    09/16/2010 11:45:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    Gillette news record ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2010 | STEVE MCNAMAMEN
    If you hoped to get your hands on some of the garden gnomes at the City of Gillette auction on Thursday, you’re out of luck. The little guys will be hanging around the Gillette Police Department a while longer. More than 100 garden gnomes that were supposed to be sold at the city auction were pulled from the auction block after Gillette police got reports that the gnome nabbing may have been more expansive than just northeastern Wyoming. Three teenage girls confessed to stealing 143 gnomes from lawns in Gillette and Campbell County in May after Sundance police caught them...