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Queen's death renews interest in UK memorabilia in Hong Kong

Sep. 14, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked a wave of nostalgia and renewed interest in British memorabilia in Hong Kong, which for 156 years had lived under the British crown until its return to China in 1997. So Tsz-him says he grew up with post boxes and coins...

California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

Sep. 01, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program, while giving beverage dealers another option to collect empty bottles and cans, under a measure lawmakers approved Wednesday. But critics say the bill would also give hundreds...

Mickey Mantle card breaks record, as sports memorabilia soar

Aug. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years. The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record...

Trading Post owner aims to blend in with Elkton businesses

Aug. 21, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ELKTON, Va. (AP) — Michael Melnyk, a “picking” enthusiast and antiques trader, got his start around 20 years ago at the vast Bellwood Flea Market near his hometown of Chesterfield. “People would come from Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania to come to that flea market,”...

Unclaimed items being auctioned at West Virginia State Fair

Aug. 19, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unclaimed property such as rare coins, currency, jewelry and other collectibles will be up for auction at two events this week at the State Fair of West Virginia in Fairlea, the state treasurer's office said. Two auctions were held last week, and the final...

Muhammad Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt sells for $6.1M

Jul. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage...

UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts

Jul. 04, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British military authorities are trying to find out who hacked the army’s social media accounts over the weekend, flooding them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art. The investigation was launched after authorized content on the...