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Mercedes claims record price for rare winged car at auction

May. 19, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday that it has auctioned an extremely rare car from its company collection for a roaring 135 million euros ($143 million). The company said the price paid by a private collector earlier this month for the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut...

Baseball signed by Zelenskyy sells at auction for $50,000

May. 12, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has sold at auction for more than $50,000, a portion of which will go toward providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the nation's war with Russia, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Thursday. ...

Egg-sized diamond fetches over $21M with fees at Geneva sale

May. 11, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Christie's says “The Rock,” an egg-sized white diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction, sold Wednesday for more than 21.6 million Swiss francs ($21.75 million), including fees — though at the low end of the expected range. The 228-carat...

Warhol's 'Marilyn' auction nabs $195M; most for US artist

May. 10, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol's “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction. The 1964 silkscreen image shows Monroe in vibrant close-up — hair yellow,...

Goal! Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt sets auction record

May. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup has sold for 7.1 million pounds ($9.3 million), the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia. Auctioneer...

Baseball signed by Zelenskyy to be sold for Ukraine relief

May. 03, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy autographed a baseball for an American collector in 2019, he likely had no idea it would one day be used to help his nation during a time of need. The official Rawlings Major League baseball is being sold by Randy Kaplan, a renowned...

Scores wait in Florida heat for days outside ICE facility

May. 02, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scores of recently arrived migrants on Monday waited for an appointment with federal immigration officials outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in central Florida, continuing days of delays by federal workers in processing them for their required check-ins....

Kobe Bryant rookie jersey to be auctioned, $3M-5M estimate

Apr. 30, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold at auction. The jersey from the 1996-97 season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online auction that begins May 18, David Kohler of SCP...

Lee Harvey Oswald life insurance claim sells at auction

Apr. 14, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The life insurance policy on the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy paid out less than $900 to his mother. Now, the death claim she filed to get that sum has sold at auction for almost $80,000. The original Notice of Insurance Claim for Lee Harvey Oswald...

Ginsburg's art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera

Apr. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so liked the caricature that accompanied an article about her that she got a copy from the artist and hung it in her Supreme Court office. That signed and inscribed print by artist Eleanor Davis is among 150 items from Ginsburg's office...