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LeBron James 'Triple Logoman' card sells for $2.4 million

Jun. 25, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) — Someone has paid $2.4 million for a one-of-a-kind LeBron James trading card, a purchase price that fell well short of what some expected. The auction of the “Triple Logoman" card ended Saturday. Officials at the collectibles marketplace Goldin, which ran...

Jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in rookie playoffs sold for $2.7M

Jun. 05, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, including two playoff games, has sold at auction for $2.73 million. SCP Auctions said Sunday the buyer wished to remain anonymous as did the seller, who had the jersey for 25 years. David Kohler of SCP...

Stylish, green, available: Antique furniture is new again

Jun. 01, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

There’s always been a taste for antique furnishings. These days, a widely acquired taste. Antiques are hot partly because of supply chain delays and higher prices for many custom or mass-market pieces. There’s also the public's turn toward sustainability:...

Sheriff: Fire destroys Townsend lumber mill facing sale

May. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) — A fire destroyed a closed lumber mill in Townsend less than a month before its buildings and equipment were to be sold at auction, Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said Friday. The fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the RY Timber mill and the...

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...