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Ricky Williams' Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

Oct. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a Heisman set...

APNewsBreak: Wright-designed home sold for nearly $1.7M

Oct. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona house that was the last home architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed before his death sold Wednesday for nearly $1.7 million. Out of nearly 20 bids at a public auction for the Norman Lykes House, the winning bid came from a man who lives out of state, Heritage Auctions told The...

Audit: Agency broke law over contract for state's new logo

Oct. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Commerce violated the law on bidding uncompetitive contracts totaling more than $87,000 for the state's new "Be Legendary" logo, according to an audit released Monday . North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion said the report has been given to Legislature's...

Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' sweater, guitar, head to auction

Oct. 9, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction. Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the band's In...

Police: 3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into canal

Oct. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities said. Delaware State Police said...

Ricky Williams' 1998 Heisman Trophy up for sale at auction

Sep. 30, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. An avid sports memorabilia collector, Hobbs drove from his home in Tallahassee, Florida, to meet Williams in Austin, Texas, where the former Longhorns star was finishing the undergraduate...

Cars taken from Equatorial Guinea leader's son sold for $27M

Sep. 29, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014 Lamborghini...

Bonnie and Clyde-related items sold at auction

Sep. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A sawed-off shotgun used by Bonnie and Clyde will remain in Joplin, Missouri, after being sold at auction. The Joplin Globe reports the weapon and other items related to the notorious criminal couple were auctioned Saturday in Boston. The Western Field Browning Model 30 shotgun was...

Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

Sep. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman's kitchen —and it's expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Titled "Christ Mocked," the small wood painting depicts Christ surrounded by a crowd. Experts think...

1 of B.B. King's 'Lucille' guitars sold for $280K at auction

Sep. 23, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A guitar given to B.B. King for his 80th birthday has sold for $280,000 at an auction of items from the blues legend's estate. Julien's Auctions says King often used the black Gibson ES-345 prototype that was one of several guitars he called "Lucille." A spokeswoman for the auction...