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  • PETA demands Maureen O’Hara furs not be sold

    11/30/2017 9:36:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 28, 2017 09:30 AM | Irish Central Staff
    The British branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have called for Maureen O’Hara’s fur coasts to be withdrawn from the auction set to take place in Durrow, County Laois. The auction, hosted by Sheppard’s auctioneers, will include furniture, furs and jewelry once belonging to the late, great “Quiet Man” star, Maureen O’Hara. Ahead of Wednesday’s auction PETA has sent an urgent letter to the Irish auction house calling for the late actor’s mink and sable coats to be removed from sale and donated to its fur amnesty program instead. The collection, formerly held by Maureen O’Hara...
  • Lot 2006: Rare Documented, Winchester 1873 "One of One Thousand" 1st Model

    11/26/2017 12:22:30 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    December 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2 ^ | December 2, 2017 | By Rock Island Auction
    Estimate: $375,000 - $550,000 Description: Extremely Rare Documented, Winchester First Model 1873 "One of One Thousand" Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter This is an exceptional example of a Winchester One of One Thousand Model 1873 Rifle with extensive documentation. Winchester manufactured 136 One of One Thousand Model 1873 rifles between 1875 and 1879. A letter of evaluation of this rifle by Winchester expert R.L. Wilson states that only about 30 of these rifles had been located by collectors and historians. In 1950 as part of the promotion for the movie "WINCHESTER 73", the Winchester Repeating Arms Company attempted...
  • That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

    11/16/2017 6:08:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Jason Fargo
    You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited a painting of Christ in 2011 as a heretofore lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, the surprise in art historical circles was exceeded only by the salivating of dealers and auctioneers. The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” is the only Leonardo in private hands, and was brought to market by the family trust of Dmitry E. Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire entangled in an epic multinational lawsuit with his former dealer, Yves Bouvier. On Wednesday night, at Christie’s postwar and contemporary...
  • Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi' sold for record $450.3 million

    11/15/2017 7:17:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Staff
    A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The buyer was not immediately identified. The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million, for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015....
  • Oklahoma Sheriff Auctions 300 Guns, Vehicles, and Other Items

    08/23/2017 12:51:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 19 August, 2017, the Wagoner County, Oklahoma, Sheriff auctioned off 300 firearms, a number of vehicles, and other items that have been taking up space in their property room. You can view images of the vehicles and the gun on line at the rockinmauction.com website.A list of the available firearms is available here, but the information is not completely accurate.  For example, the make of an RG10 pistol is listed as “Bohm”, a simple misreading of Rohm. There are numerous plain Jane hunting rifles and shotguns, some more desirable than others. The list shows 15 Marlin .22...
  • Lot 923: Camelot Richard Harris "King Arthur" prop "Excalibur" sword.

    06/25/2017 10:13:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    AuctionZip ^ | June 25, 2017
    923. Camelot Richard Harris “King Arthur” prop “Excalibur” sword. (Warner Bros., 1967) In Camelot, the romantic Lerner and Lowe musical telling of “King Arthur” (Richard Harris) and his beloved “Guenevere” (Vanessa Redgrave), the most important prop must be the Excalibur sword. This 40 in. long sword was made in Spain for production. Consisting of steel blade with an ornate 8.25 x 10.25 in. brass handle, grip and pommel. One side of the blade is engraved with, “Whoso Pulleth Out This Sword Of This Stone Is Rightwise King Born Of All England”. Excalibur is visible in three pivotal scenes in the...
  • Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

    06/24/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 24, 2017 | AP
    Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction. The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float,...
  • Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years on New Mexico runway

    05/27/2017 4:16:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at an Agoura Hills event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said... The auction house says Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit...
  • Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years

    05/22/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by deport · 55 replies
    The Eagle ^ | May 22, 2017 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. Elvis designed the interior that has gold-ton woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. Liveauctioneers.com says the 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley. end snip
  • COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY POSITIVELY USED BY ONE OF CUSTER'S MEN

    04/10/2017 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 58 replies
    AuctionZip James D. Julia Auctions ^ | April 8, 2017 | By James D. Julia
    COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SN 5773 POSITIVELY PROVEN TO HAVE BEEN USED BY ONE OF CUSTER'S MEN DURING THE INFAMOUS BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN. Estimate: $175,000 - $275,000
  • This Tiny Patch Of Mold Cost One Lucky Buyer Nearly $15,000

    03/01/2017 4:23:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/01/2017 | Colin Wyer
    If you consider thousands of dollars for a tiny patch of decades-old mold a tad too pricey, well, maybe you're just not cut out for the high-stakes world of mold auctions. Because not even that hefty bit of green wouldn't have brought home the other bit of green that just sold Wednesday at a London auction house. The mold in question — which actually outpaced early expectations to be sold for a whopping $14,617, according to The Associated Press — is a capsule of the original Penicillium chrysogenum Alexander Fleming was working with when he discovered the antibiotic penicillin. Encased...
  • Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch Ł2,900 at auction (Not Hillary, Eva Braun)

    11/07/2016 5:37:06 PM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 7, 2016 | Alexander J. Martin
    An old pair of knickers have been sold at auction for Ł2,900 (about $3,600.00 USD). The lilac panties belonged to Eva Braun, the mistress who married Adolf Hitler before she committed suicide by cyanide capsule as Nazi Germany faced collapse in April 1945. It is unlikely she was wearing them at the time. Originally expected to bring in Ł400, the silk knickers were sold for Ł2,900 when they went under the hammer at the Philip Serrell auction room in Malvern alongside some other personal items belonging to Eva Braun and monogrammed with her initials. The knickers were reportedly found by...
  • THE D-DAY SALE COLLECTION NERRANT & FILS (D-Day militaria- trucks,gear, etc. cool!)

    09/16/2016 3:37:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    arcturial.com ^ | 9-16-16 | Arcturial
    SALE INFORMATION Sale: 3114 Location: Normandy Tank Museum, Catz Date: 18 Sep 2016 14:00 VIEWING INFORMATION 16-17 September, 11am-7pm 18 September, de 10am-2pm Normandy Tank Museum P.A. La Fourchette Avenue du Cotentin 50500 Catz
  • Rare 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle being sold at auction

    09/09/2016 2:23:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    Rock Island Auction Company ^ | September 8, 2016 | Auction Zip
    Description: Well-Documented, Historic Incredibly Rare, and Desirable Ira Flanders Factory Inscribed 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter, and Winchester Advertisement History Relating to Owner There were actually only 133 Model 1873 1 of 1,000 rifles manufactured by Winchester, and according to "Winchester's New Model of 1873: A Tribute Vol. 2" by James Gordon only 63 were uncovered for their survey. This particularly rifle is noted on page 460 in their list of personal inscriptions by serial number and notes "I Flanders:" and "One of a Thousand." The personalized inscription is pictured on page...
  • Rare Apple I ‘Celebration’ model fetches $815k in auction, falling short of $1m estimates

    08/26/2016 6:24:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 41 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | August 25, 2016 | By Chance Miller
    Earlier this summer, we reported on a “Celebration Edition” Apple I that would be going up for auction. Initial estimates pegged a value of over $1 million for the computer, but the auction today came to a close with a final selling price of $815,000. 10 percent of the proceeds from the Charitybuzz auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Near the end of the auction, the Apple I reached a peak of $1.2 million, but the final bid was apparently cancelled at the very last second, giving the device a final sale price of $815,000 with 39 bids.The...
  • NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

    08/15/2016 3:22:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Computer World ^ | 08/15/16 | Michael Kan
    The hackers have offered sample files, which some security researchers say appear to contain legitimate exploits. An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the National Security Agency and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder. resume makeover multimedia IT resume makeover: Don’t try to please everyone Writing a resume means knowing your audience. If you try to please everyone, you’ll only wind up with Read Now It’s a pretty bold claim, but the hackers have offered sample files, and some security researchers say they appear to contain legitimate exploits. The files were allegedly...
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • Word Auction

    05/16/2016 8:37:00 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 9 replies
    As y'all know, Laz has been running a daily thread, informing us of the countdown to the usurper leaving our Oval Office. Yesterday, Laz held a contest. It was very exciting, with much competition. I don't know how I did it, but I WON!!! My prize, is that I get to choose the next descriptor word to add to the daily thread. It's a wonderful prize! There's just one problem. I can't think of a word. So, I'm putting this prize up for auction. The high bidder gets to pick the word. All proceeds from the auction go directly to...
  • Luzerne Co., PA Gun Auction to be Held in early 2016

    12/26/2015 6:15:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Luzern County, Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Department has decided to auction off about 175 firearms, some air guns, knives and other items.  The items have been collected under a number of different administrations over 17 years, from 1993 to 2010.  Most of the items are from Prevention From Abuse (PFA) orders, temporary and permanent.  The Sheriffs office published (on their website, in a pdf file) a list of 154 cases that had expired, and told people who wanted their property returned to let them know that they wanted their property back.  That was done on 5 November of last year.  ...
  • At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors (the "Rolls-Royce of motorcycles")

    10/10/2015 4:17:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/8/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    At Auction | 1920s Brough Superiors Oct 8th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Motorcycles | by Jared Paul Stern “It is a miracle that all this docile strength waits behind one tiny lever for the pleasure of my hand,” T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) wrote of his Brough Superior in the 1920s. Built by hand in Nottingham, England from 1919–1940, the “Rolls-Royce of motorcycles” became an instant legend thanks to the likes of Lawrence, who owned eight of them. Extremely fast, exclusive and expensive, no two of the custom-built bikes were exactly alike. At its Stafford, UK sale...