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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg auction brings in nearly $517K

Sep. 16, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gold judicial collar made of glass beads that belonged to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sold at auction for $176,775. The piece was part of a collection of about 75 items of Ginsburg's that were sold to benefit charity. In total, bidders paid nearly...

College photos, memorabilia of Elon Musk auctioned for $165K

Sep. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — College photos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and memorabilia from his girlfriend at the time sold for $165,000 at auction, a Boston auction house said Thursday. Boston-based RR Auction said it was a collection of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from Musk's college...

Montana sawmill destroyed by fire, employee suffers burns

Sep. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A fire apparently caused by a dust explosion destroyed buildings and equipment at a Montana sawmill and one employee was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for burn treatment, officials said. The fire started at 6 a.m. Monday at R-Y Timber in Livingston,...

RBG's fashion collar highlights children's charity auction

Sep. 07, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gold judicial collar made of glass beads that belonged to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being auctioned to benefit a charity, the first time any of the her signature neckwear will be available for purchase. The piece is part of a collection of about 100 items...

Sale of Warren Buffett portrait can't match $19M lunch bid

Aug. 30, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The auction of a high-tech portrait of Warren Buffett didn't come close to matching the $19 million someone paid earlier this year for a private lunch with the billionaire, but it still raised $75,100 for one of his favorite charities. The eBay auction wrapped...

Diana's car auctioned as 25th anniversary of her death nears

Aug. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A car driven by Princess Diana in the 1980s sold for 650,000 pounds ($764,000) at auction Saturday, just days before the 25th anniversary of her death. Silverstone Auctions said there was “fierce bidding” for the black Ford Escort RS Turbo before the sale closed....

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...

Christie's to auction Paul Allen's art trove, valued at $1B+

Aug. 26, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 150 artworks from the collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen will be auctioned at Christie's in New York this fall and are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in total, Christie's and Allen's estate announced Friday. The works to be auctioned...

Bids for signed Warren Buffett portrait already top $30,000

Aug. 23, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off a high-tech signed portrait of himself to raise money for one of his favorite charities, and the bidding has already topped $30,000. The portrait of Buffett created by Motiva Art features a grid of letters over the...

Jobs' Apple-1 computer prototype auctioned for nearly $700K

Aug. 19, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s has sold at auction for nearly $700,000. The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one...