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Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold

Sep. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...

Al Capone's favorite gun, personal items head to auction

Aug. 26, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Capone is infamous for having been a ruthless mob boss, but one of his granddaughters says his softer side will shine through when the family auctions the Prohibition-era gangster’s personal items — including diamond-encrusted jewelry with his initials, family...

Edmunds says goodbye to five discontinued vehicles for 2022

Aug. 25, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

Automakers are constantly introducing new models and nameplates to their lineups to meet consumer preferences and to keep their lineup fresh. With that comes the need to cycle older models out. These discontinuations aren’t promoted, and shoppers often don’t realize they’re gone until...

Collector seeks rare Scranton baseball cards

Aug. 21, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In the most fun card game a baseball fan as big as he is could play, Stephen Olson is potentially holding a miracle hand. He just needs to be dealt two more cards to complete it. Tucked away somewhere in a drawer inside his desk in Santa Rosa,...

Police: Armed parolee shot by officers in Albuquerque

Aug. 20, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer shot a parolee who used his car to ram police vehicles in a bid to evade arrest and wielded a rifle while trying to get a driver out of a nearby car in the city’s southwest, authorities said Friday. Police Chief...

Atlanta games' memorabilia rich in nostalgia, if not value

Aug. 20, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Collectors looking to cash in on memorabilia from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta may be disappointed. Many of the items commemorating the event were made in such great quantities, they're not worth much, auctioneers and sports memorabilia experts tell the...

Susan B. Anthony photo, found in attic, now going to auction

Aug. 17, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A rare framed photograph of Susan B. Anthony is being auctioned with a starting price of $5,000. The 20-by-16-inch (51-by-41-centimeter) photo was found in an concealed attic space in a building in Geneva, New York, after the property was sold in...

Unclaimed property auction set at West Virginia State Fair

Aug. 09, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia treasurer's office will hold two auctions for unclaimed property at the State Fair this month. The auctions will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 in Fairlea, the office said in a news release. ...