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This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 that has sold at auction in Dallas for $9.36 million. Heritage Auctions offered the New York-style Brasher Doubloon Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, as part of an auction of U.S. coins. Heritage says the sale is the most ever paid for a gold coin at auction. (Heritage Auctions via AP)

Rare gold coin sells for $9.36 million at Texas auction

Jan. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 has sold at auction in Dallas for $9.36 million. Heritage Auctions offered the New York-style Brasher Doubloon on Thursday evening as part of an auction of U.S. coins. Heritage said the sale is the most ever paid for a gold coin...

The inked and water-painted original panel of the comic character Tintin from the 1936

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Jan. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the...

FILE - This Feb. 1938, file photo shows Donald George Bradman, captain of the Australian cricket team to tour England. An Australian businessman has purchased Donald Bradman's first baggy green test cap for 450,000 Australian dollars ($340,000) at auction, the second-highest price paid for a piece of cricket memorabilia. (AP Photo/File)

Australian cricketer Bradman's test cap sells for $340,000

Dec. 21, 2020 11:39 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian businessman has purchased Donald Bradman’s first baggy green test cap for 450,000 Australian dollars ($340,000) at auction, the second-highest price paid for a piece of cricket memorabilia. Peter Freedman, the founder of Rode Microphones who earlier this year paid 9...

This 1942 Ansel Adams photo provided by Sotheby's and The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust shows, a West Texas oilman's mural-sized print of Ansel Adams' photo,

Texas oilman's Ansel Adams photo gets $988,000 at auction

Dec. 16, 2020 6:27 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A West Texas oilman's mural-sized print of an Ansel Adams photo has sold for nearly $1 million at an auction. Sotheby's New York, the auction house, said Tuesday that “The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming” sold for $988,000, a record price for...

File-This March 28, 2019, file photo shows Cincinnati Reds hall of fame catcher Johnny Bench walking up to the field before an opening day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati.  The winning bidder on over $1 million worth of memorabilia from a recent auction of Johnny Bench's personal collection is returning the items to the Hall of Fame catcher, with whom he's been friends since 1967. Businessman Alan Horwitz, a super fan of the Philadelphia 76ers who sits courtside at home games wearing his Sixth Man jersey, successfully bid for Bench's 1975 and ‘76 World Series rings last month. He also bought the catcher's 1970 and ’72 NL MVP awards, 1968 NL rookie of the year award, 1969 All-Star Game bat, and several of Bench's 10 Gold Glove awards. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

76ers fan to give memorabilia back to Johnny Bench

Dec. 11, 2020 6:26 PM EST

The winning bidder on over $1 million worth of memorabilia from a recent auction of Johnny Bench’s personal collection is returning the items to the Hall of Fame catcher, with whom he’s been friends since 1967. Businessman Alan Horwitz, a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers who sits courtside at home...