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The MBTA is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars

Jan. 19, 2020 10:16 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — No Charlie Card required to board these MBTA trains. Just about $500 cash. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars. To make room for hundreds of news cars coming in the years ahead and to comply with safety laws, the MBTA removes...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8. 2020 photo, jewelry is positioned next to old family photos as family heirloom jewelry comprise a portion of Michael Cruz's antique collection at his home in Westminster, Md. (Brian Krista/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland boy, antiques enthusiast could appear on PBS show

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A black rotary phone sits beside the bed. World War II uniforms adorn the wall above where the room’s occupant rests his head at night. Not far from them is a Purple Heart, a Bible with a worn cover, and several black-and-white photos. Neatly organized on a shelf are...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 1960, file photo, Sen. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., formally announces at a news conference in Washington that he is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. A handwritten draft Kennedy's announcement speech is among hundreds of items associated with the late president to be auctioned in January 2020, by the Boston-based RR Auction. Online bidding for the collection put together by a California man opens Jan. 17. (AP Photo, File)

Extensive collection of JFK memorabilia hits auction block

Jan. 13, 2020 6:14 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale. Hundreds of items associated with the former Democratic president are being offered as a single lot by Boston's RR Auction for a...

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'Bullitt' Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Florida auction

Jan. 10, 2020 6:56 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT featured in the film “Bullitt" was sold Friday at a Florida auction house for $3.74 million. The sale at Mecum Kissimmee marks the most expensive Mustang ever sold, surpassing a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake that sold last year for $2.2...

Elvis Presley's Graceland planning auction for 85th birthday

Dec. 31, 2019 4:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is planning an auction of artifacts to be held during the late entertainer's 85th birthday celebration on Jan. 8. All the items up for auction come from third party collectors but have been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated,...

In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 photo, Heritage Auctions collectibles specialist Brian Wiedman displays Garfield comic artwork drawn by creator Jim Davis in Dallas. Thousands of the comics drawn by Davis are going up for auction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

30-plus years of ‘Garfield’ comic strips to sell at auction

Dec. 21, 2019 10:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Cartoonist Jim Davis is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch into the coming years, with at least a couple of strips featuring the always-hungry orange cat with a sardonic sense of humor available weekly....

Olympic document hits $8.8M auction record for sports item

Dec. 19, 2019 4:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A record price of $8.8 million for a sports memorabilia item at auction has been achieved for the 1892 manifesto to launch the modern Olympic Games. The 14-page document written by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin had been expected to reach up to $1 million in the sale in New York on...

FILE - This undated file photo shows Babe Ruth. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California. (AP Photo/File)

Babe Ruth's 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million

Dec. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California. Ruth...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, photo, DJ Khaled gives a thumbs up after the Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion show during Miami Art week, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Lavish bday party for DJ Khaled closes Art Basel party week

Dec. 10, 2019 3:10 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole held a joint birthday bash to close out a week of star-studded parties during Art Basel Miami. Haute Living hosted the private party after hours at the Perez Art Museum on Sunday night where guests including Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe and Future drank and danced at the...

Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul Abdallah Chatila, who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel, visits at the Hall of Names in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has lived in Switzerland for decades, paid some 600,000 euros ($660,000) for the items at the Munich auction last month, intending to destroy them after reading of Jewish groups' objections to the sale. Shortly before the auction, however, he decided it would be better to donate them to a Jewish organization. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Lebanese-born donor of Hitler items welcomed in Israel

Dec. 8, 2019 12:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday welcomed a Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel. Rivlin called Abdallah Chatla's gesture an “act of grace.” Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has...