Arts and collectibles auctions

August 01, 2019 - 6:59 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says online bidding is now open for The Auction at Graceland,...
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FILE - This 2019 file photo provided by Guernsey's Auction House shows a walking cane that was owned by Titanic survivor Ella White. The cane, contained a built-in electric light that she used to signal from a lifeboat. Guernsey's said Monday, July 22, 2019, that the cane sold for $62,500 during an auction of several maritime items in Newport, R.I. (Rafael Zegarra/Guernsey's Auction House via AP, File)
July 22, 2019 - 9:11 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor's walking stick with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat has sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items in Rhode Island. Guernsey's auction house held the auction in Newport on Friday and Saturday. Guernsey's President Arlan...
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A Nike "Moon Shoe" is on display at Sotheby's auction house in New York on July 12, 2019. Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the shoe's sole using his wife's waffle iron. The shoes were made for runners at the 1972 Olympic trials. Sotheby's expects the shoes to auction online for between $110,000 to $160,000. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
July 12, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby's in New York holds its first sneaker auction. These aren't just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike co-...
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July 09, 2019 - 3:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has asked Interpol to help track down a 3,000-year-old sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun after Christie's auctioned it off last week despite Cairo's objections. The Britain-based auction house sold the brown quartzite head depicting King Tut for more than 4.7...
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July 02, 2019 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — A 900-year-old Viking chess piece bought for a few dollars in the 1960s has sold at auction for 735,000 pounds ($927,000). The 3 1/2-inch (8.8-centimeter) Lewis Chessman sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday. The Lewis Chessmen are intricate, expressive chess...
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FILE - In this July 1929 file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth, who was injured, stands in the dugout during the baseball team's game at Cleveland. A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. (AP Photo, File)
June 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The...
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The Caravaggio' painting entitled "Judith Beheading Holofernes", is presented to the press, at the Drouot auction house in Paris, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Caravaggio' "Judith Beheading Holofernes" lost in Amsterdam in 1617 has since been rediscovered in an attic in a Toulouse farmhouse in 2014. It will be put on auction in Toulouse at the end of June. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 14, 2019 - 7:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block. Paris auction house Drouot invited visitors to see "...
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June 03, 2019 - 4:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A medieval chess piece purchased for 5 pounds ($7.50) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds ($670,000) when auctioned by Sotheby's. The Lewis Chessmen were discovered...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story May 15 about a California cafe serving what it calls the world's most expensive coffee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the coffee beans are organic. They are not. The coffee is selling for $75 a cup. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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In this Monday, April 29, 2019 photo, an election campaign poster of the German Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), AfD, party displayed at a road in Berlin, Germany. The poster for the European Parliament elections shows the painting 'Slave Market' from 1866 by the french artist Jean-Leon Gerome. The US museum 'The Clark Art Insitiute' in Williamstown, MA, owner of the painting, has asked the German far right party AfD not to use the picture any more. Top slogan reads 'So that Germany does not become an 'Eurabia'!. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 30, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, on an anti-Muslim campaign poster. The case is drawing attention to the ways in which populist parties are playing on fear of foreigners to win...
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