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Antler buyers and curious onlookers look over the selection of antlers up for auction and sale during Elkfest, on May 11, 2018, in Jackson, Wyo. Thousands of pounds of antlers gathered from the National Elk Refuge by Boy Scouts and refuge staff are typically sold at the ElkFest antler auction in May. This year they will be sold in a virtual auction after the 2020 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Wyoming elk antler auction goes online due to coronavirus

Sep. 19, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Looking for 400 or so pounds of right-handed elk antlers, slightly used? How about a beautiful 6-by-6 rack with skull cap? Or, if you’ve got a really big project in mind, a trailer full of white antler? Around these here parts, those aren’t especially weird questions...

This July 2020 photo released by RR Auction shows a lock of hair from former President Abraham Lincoln, to be auctioned Sept. 12, 2020, by the Boston-based auction firm. The lock of hair was removed during Lincoln's postmortem examination in April 1865 after he was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington. (Nikki Brickett/RR Auction via AP)

Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair sells for more than $81,000

Sep. 13, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair along with a blood-stained telegram about his 1865 assassination have been sold at auction for more than $81,000. The items were sold during an auction that ended Saturday, according to RR Auction of Boston. No information about the buyer was disclosed....

State land in Arizona sells at auction for $49 million

Sep. 11, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A bidding war over state-owned land in Scottsdale, Arizona, has culminated in a sale worth more than $49 million. The Arizona State Land Department announced the hefty winning bid Thursday for the 74-acre (0.30-square kilometer) parcel near Hayden Road and the Loop 101 freeway....

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens poses for a photo on his Mesa Vista Ranch in the panhandle of Texas. Works of art depicting the American West and other items collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell for more than $15 million at an auction. Christie's announced Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 that the auction will be held Oct. 28 in New York. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Western art collected by T. Boone Pickens offered at auction

Sep. 10, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Works of art depicting the American West and other pieces collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell at auction for more than $15 million. Christie's said Thursday that the auction will be held Oct. 28 in New York. Christie's said the art collection spans...

A lifetime of collecting goes up for auction in Columbus

Sep. 5, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — The passion was gone in an instant for Darvin Frey. For years he has been all-in on his massive, eclectic collection. There’s a vintage printing press that includes hundreds of metal Hamilton plates. Farm toys and beer and brewery memorabilia fill shelves. He has a Seeberg...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully puts his headset on prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. Scully has culled items from his personal collection of memorabilia for auction on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

A baseball life: Scully auctions items from 67-year career

Aug. 26, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully sat outside watching two sets of his golf clubs being loaded into a truck. He thought of afternoons teeing off at Bel-Air Country Club or with President George H.W. Bush. Those left-handed clubs had produced a lot of shots over many rounds, some good, some bad. Traipsing the...

Carter Center fundraiser auctions Tom Hanks' typewriter

Aug. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, is taking its annual fundraising event online. The Carter Center in Atlanta will host a virtual, four-day auction starting Wednesday that will feature an original oil painting by the former...

Potter participates in Volunteer Center's art auction

Aug. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Mid-morning sunlight streamed through the studio window as Joy Oettel molded and shaped a hunk of clay on the spinning potter’s wheel. “Clay is the best teacher,” the Decatur woman said. “It will humble you, no matter how many years you’ve been...

Green Mountain College sells at auction for $4.5 million

Aug. 19, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain College, which closed last year because of declining enrollment and financial challenges, has sold at auction for $4.5 million, much lower than the $20 million original asking price. Raj Peter Bhakta, the founder of WhistlePig whiskey in Shoreham, had the winning bid on...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, a Sotheby's employee adjusts a painting by Rembrandt, entitled 'Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat' at Sotheby's auction rooms in London. The auction house Sotheby’s is holding an online sale featuring artwork that spans five centuries of art history, from Rembrandt to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró to Banksy. The auction on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, of 70 artworks, from the 17th century to the present day, will be live-streamed from Sotheby's London. The event comes after months of disruption to the art world due to the coronavirus outbreak.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Rembrandt, Miro fetch millions at Sotheby's virtual auction

Jul. 28, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday — a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer's said. Sotheby's said that the top end of the art market was “in rude health” and...