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  • CRIST AUCTION ENDED?

    05/03/2010 5:10:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies · 540+ views
    self | May 03, 2010 | swampsniper
    Ths Crist portrait auction was ended before completion yesterday, anyone know why?
  • Chinese Bond Auction FAILS, As Investors Bet On Imminent Rate Hike

    04/28/2010 5:38:10 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 4-28-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    Chinese Bond Auction FAILS, As Investors Bet On Imminent Rate Hike Vincent Fernando, CFA Apr. 28, 2010, 7:26 AM China's latest 1-year bond auction failed to attract sufficient bids, reports the website Chinabond via Bloomberg. While government intended to sell 28 billion yuan in bonds, it was only able to raise 26.67 billion yuan in bids. The average yield was 1.49% with the highest winning bid at 1.6%. The bid to offer was just 1.22x, down from 2.12x last month according to Bloomberg. It's unclear why investors weren't willing to buy the bonds, perhaps the yields in the auction were...
  • Auction: Signed Copy OF “We The People” mosaic from the Glenn Beck Studio BY GLENN BECK (at $16.5K)

    04/06/2010 12:17:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 607+ views
    UPillar ^ | 4-5-10
    Proceeds go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. It’s the “We The People” mosaic from Glenn Beck Studios, signed by Glenn Beck! Now is your chance to own a piece of history. This thing is a massive 8' 3"x 7' 10"! Auction Info
  • Buy a Texas town! - The Grove, Tx - April 23, 24,25, 2010

    03/20/2010 1:25:52 PM PDT · by deport · 37 replies · 1,343+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 3-20-2010 | The Bayou Blog
    Next Month you can buy a Texas Town. He's tried. For two years, Moody Anderson has attempted to sell the Texas "ghost town," The Groves. Even had it up on eBay. There were no takers. Fickle bunch, those eBay folks. The Groves is a made up of five buildings, each containing hundreds of collector's items. We'll let Texas Escapes give a proper description: "This is a very well preserved 1860’s museum town full of authentic, articles and artifacts from that era. There is also written documentation of The Grove’s birth to its desertion in the 40’s when TxDOT re-routed...
  • $31 Billion 4 Week Bill Prices At 0.08%, Primary Dealer Participation At 2010 Record, Indirects Flee

    03/02/2010 1:54:13 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 7 replies · 308+ views
    ZeroHedge Blog ^ | March 2, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    * 76.46% allotted at high 0.08% * Median rate at 0.07%, low rate no longer 0.000% - now 0.04% * WI was bid at 0.08% at 11:30 - auction came exactly at price expected * Bid to Cover: 4.34, last week at 3.82 * Primary dealer bid: record $115.89 billion * Primary dealer hit ratio: 19.47% * Indirect hit ratio: 80% * Primary dealer take down at record high for 2010: 73.4%, compared to average 61.05% * Indirect take down at record low for 2010: 17.9%, compared to average 30.97% Comparing the Primary Dealer and Indirect Participation demonstrates that PDs...
  • 'Hudson miracle' plane departs for US auction (make an offer. Engines not included.)

    01/22/2010 10:19:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,151+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – For sale: second-hand Airbus. Condition: total wreck with possible traces of goose feathers. The US Airways plane that Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed safely in the Hudson River a year ago after smashing into a flock of geese is on the auction block. Insurers AIG are hosting online bidding until March 27 for the Airbus A320, which is stored in a shed in New Jersey. Pictures on the website of the AIG subsidiary handling the sale show the intact fuselage, spooky rows of empty blue seats and the hastily abandoned cockpit. Engines are not provided and a...
  • Couple found dead hours before foreclosure auction

    01/15/2010 7:26:05 AM PST · by shineon · 38 replies · 1,918+ views
    Police believe a man facing a foreclosure auction yesterday took his own life after shooting his sick wife, shooting their horse, setting fire to the home they shared and torching his pickup truck.
  • Skull and crossbones of Yale secret society on sale at auction (NWO symbol auctioned?)

    01/06/2010 11:32:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 929+ views
    The Times(UK) | 01/07/10 | James Bone
    From The Times January 7, 2010 Skull and crossbones of Yale secret society on sale at auction Christie?s is expecting bids of up to $20,000 for the collection in New York James Bone in New York A macabre artefact being sold in New York this month offers new insight into the mysterious Skull and Bones secret society that counts both former presidents Bush as members. The human skull and crossbones, apparently used as a ballot box, are to be auctioned at Christie’s New York on January 22 — with an estimate of $10,000-$20,000 — along with a book containing the...
  • George Washington letter smashes auction record

    12/05/2009 3:46:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies · 1,684+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/5/09
    A letter written by the first US President, George Washington, has sold at auction for $3.2m (£1.9m). The sale, at Christie's in New York, was a record for a letter written by Washington. The four-page letter was written in 1787 to the president's nephew, Bushrod Washington, and urges adoption of the country's new constitution. A partially written poem by Edgar Allan Poe sold for $830,500 - a record for a 19th Century literary manuscript. 'Power of the people' Christie's said the Washington letter had been owned by descendants of Bushrod Washington for more than 100 years. The buyer was not...
  • Detroit house auction flops for urban wasteland

    10/26/2009 3:08:48 AM PDT · by Westlander · 32 replies · 1,947+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-26-2009 | Editing by Peter Bohan and John O'Callaghan
    DETROIT (Reuters) - In a crowded ballroom next to a bankrupt casino, what remains of the Detroit property market was being picked over by speculators and mostly discarded. Taken together, the properties seized by tax collectors for arrears and put up for sale last week represented an area the size of New York's Central Park. Total vacant land in Detroit now occupies an area almost the size of Boston, according to a Detroit Free Press estimate.
  • 1875 armagnac vieux bottles from Tour d’Argent to be auctioned

    10/16/2009 6:38:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 607+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/17/2009
    <p>Bottles of an 1875 armagnac vieux that had been forgotten in the large wine cellar of the Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris are to be auctioned.</p>
  • 1788 cognac, 1875 wine on sale at Paris auction (Oenophile Alert!)

    10/16/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,213+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/09 | Angela Doland - ap
    PARIS – Over the years, the chief sommelier had forgotten they were there. And when the four bottles of 1875 Armagnac Vieux were finally unearthed from the labyrinthine wine cellar this week, they were covered in a black fungus that looked like matted cat fur. The landmark Tour d'Argent restaurant, which dates back to 1582, is cleaning out its 450,000-bottle wine cellar, considered one of the best and biggest in the world. It is putting 18,000 bottles up for auction in December, an event that has captured the imagination of French wine lovers. The restaurant is selling mostly wine but...
  • Chinese imperial throne breaks record

    10/08/2009 6:57:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies · 1,273+ views
    CNN ^ | updated 4:43 a.m. EDT, Thu October 8, 2009 | Pauline Chiou
    HONG KONG, China (CNN) -- An imperial "dragon" throne owned by a Chinese emperor set the world auction record for Chinese furniture Thursday, selling for about US $11 million. There was frenzied bidding among mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan collectors at the Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. Thirty-six bids came in 10 minutes, with tension building as a new telephone bidder jumped into the competition. "These mainland (China) buyers, mainland collectors are ready to pay the premium it takes to secure an object of this quality," said Nicolas Chow, international head of Chinese ceramics and art at Sotheby's. The winning...
  • Saratoga Yearling Sales LIVE (Thoroughbred Racehorse Auction)

    08/11/2009 4:36:08 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Second and final night of the Saratoga Selected Yearling Sales. This is the premier sale of the summer. Even if you don't care about racing, I think it is interesting to observe the sale of a couple of these horses. Most draw six figures. Some get over a million. Bids are made solely upon breeding and conformation. These horse will not be asked to run until next year at the earliest. They will be eligible for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. This should continue until 10 PM EDT or so. ML/NJ
  • In Defense of Innovation

    08/11/2009 7:09:19 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 129+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 8/11/2009 | Selkirk
    I can't resist. Because I see that the libtard website Firedoglake posted a hit piece on the perils of the free market, using the auction-rate securities market as a prime example, I have to respond. For one, because they're wrong, but there's nothing unusual about that. More importantly, when they're discussing the auction-rate securities market, they're kind of playing in my sandbox. And it seems like they brought a shovel, although it's not for digging sand, if you know what I mean.
  • UPDATE 1-US Treasury sets $75 bln refunding, to boost TIPS

    08/05/2009 9:27:55 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 16 replies · 484+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5 August 2009 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it would sell $75 billion in debt next week in a record quarterly refunding and announced plans to gradually increase issuance of inflation-indexed notes as its borrowing to fight a recession grows. The Treasury said it would sell $37 billion in three-year notes US3YT=RR, $23 billion in 10-year notes US10YT=RR and $15 billion in 30-year bonds US30YT=RR, raising $14.9 billion in new cash. The refunding comes as the U.S. government continues to break new borrowing records, selling over $6 trillion in gross Treasury debt for the first 10 months...
  • $200K jolt awaits buyer of Rezko home (bank auction Aug.)

    07/22/2009 11:13:55 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 1,157+ views
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 7-18-09 | Tim Novak
    WILMETTE | Home on auction block carries hefty back-tax burden A property tax bill of more than $200,000. That's the added cost that awaits whoever comes out on top in next month's auction of the foreclosed Wilmette mansion of convicted influence-peddler Tony Rezko. Records show Rezko stopped paying real estate taxes on the 8,400-square-foot mansion more than four years ago. He owes a total of $140,409.86 in back property taxes, plus $69,402.24 in interest. The new owner will have to pay that, says Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas. Rezko stopped paying the taxes around the same time he stopped paying...
  • Hotel That Launched The Watergate Scandal Goes Up For Auction [Karma?]

    07/19/2009 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 661+ views
    London Times ^ | July 19th 2009
    July 20, 2009 Hotel that launched the Watergate scandal goes up for auction Tim Reid, Washington The Watergate Hotel, scene of the 1972 burglary that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, is to be auctioned off tomorrow. The owners of the hotel, who bought it in 2004 with the hope of restoring it to its former glory as one of Washington’s most luxurious establishments, defaulted on a $40 million bank loan, and a repossession order expired last week. It is an extraordinary development for the hotel, which is part of the complex that gave its name to America’s greatest political scandal. President...
  • colmado_naranja now auctioning photo (more on Obama Kenya birth certificate)

    07/01/2009 4:39:32 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 65 replies · 4,616+ views
    eBay ^ | July 1, 2009 | colmado_naranja
    Autographed photo of Smith and Andylenny, abroad. In airport. I want to thank all of the eBay community for their support in my last five auctions. Thank you for taking the time to write to me (I still haven't had time to answer everyone) and for your bids. I also want to thank everyone at WorldNetDaily for their continued coverage of my five previous auctions. I want to thank freerepublic.com, as well. I want to thank everyone that forwarded news of my auctions to others, digitally or by spoken word. I want to thank all the attorneys as well as...
  • Yubari melons latest victims of recession (Only $5,200 for 2 - down from $26,000)

    05/16/2009 11:37:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1,064+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 5/16/09
    Yubari melons latest victims of recessionSaturday, May 16, 2009 The Associated Press The latest victim of the recession is round, sweet and famous for being shockingly expensive. The first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned Friday in Hokkaido and fetched ¥500,000. Pricey? Certainly. But it's practically a steal if you consider last year's winning bid — a record ¥2.5 million. In 2007 they sold for ¥2 million. **SNIP** Weighing about 3.6 kg, the premium cantaloupes were part of the season's initial harvest at Sapporo Central Wholesale Market. Every year buyers flock to the market for a shot at...