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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Titanic's Last Lunch Menu Sells for $88,000 at Auction

    10/05/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10,5,2015 | Elizabeth Palermo
    A piece of paper that sailed aboard the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car. The yellowed document — a luncheon menu for the first-class dining room — is dated April 14, 1912. This means that it details the last-ever gourmet lunch served aboard the ill-fated luxury ocean liner. The menu reveals that, the day before the boat sank to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic Ocean, wealthy passengers dined on "grilled mutton chops," soused herring and a variety of other delicacies.
  • Hitler flower painting to be auctioned for $30,000

    03/23/2015 9:51:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4:33PM GMT 23 Mar 2015 | Kat Brown
    The still-life watercolour was painted when Adolf Hitler was in his mid-twenties, and sold by his Jewish art dealer Samuel Morgenstern, who was later sent to the Lodz Ghetto... ...The Telegraph's art critic Alastair Smart says of the piece, "The work is of no intrinsic, artistic worth whatsoever. The only vague point of interest might be that, unlike the iffy watercolours of Vienna city we associate with Hitler the painter, this rarity is an iffy watercolour of a pitcher of azalias."... ...Hitler moved to Munich in 1913, having been unable to make a living as a painter. The Nazis later...
  • Saddam Hussein’s hanging noose up for auction

    02/07/2015 5:00:39 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    NYP ^ | February 6, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The rope used to execute ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be yours for the right price. Ex-Prime Minister Mowaffak Al-Rubaie has put the item up for sale more than eight years after he witnessed Saddam hanged in 2006. An unidentified senior Iraqi political official told the Middle East news site Al-Araby al-Jadeed this week that several individuals from Israel, Iran and Kuwait are vying to purchase the rope — with one making a $7 million bid.
  • 70 vintage pedal cars lead to record sale of automobilia collectibles

    02/02/2015 9:08:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    GIZMAG ^ | 02/02/15 | GIZMAG
    The Pratte Collection auctioned last week, is best known for containing Carroll Shelby’s 800 hp Super Snake Cobra, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept car and the GM Futurliner, but it also contained one of the largest collection of childrens' cars ever assembled. More than 70 went to auction and they'll make you drool.
  • 'In Dog We Trust' accidentally printed on sheriff's rugs

    01/14/2015 11:36:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    clickorlando ^ | Jan 14 2015 | staff reporter
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have. [snip]
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Ł10,000 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 Ł25,000. 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 ^ | 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...

    03/03/2012 9:02:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 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...