Two 1-cent coins from early U.S. sell for combined $869,500

Aug 11, 2016

Two 1-cent coins from early U.S. sell for combined $869,500

Two rare 1-cent coins from the earliest days of the U.S. Mint have sold for a pretty penny. The copper coins, both dating to 1792, went for a combined total of $869,500 at the auction held Wednesday in Anaheim, California. One of them, known ...

Jun 22, 2016

Lock of David Bowie's hair to be auctioned

A small lock of David Bowie’s hair is being auctioned in California and is expected to fetch upwards of $4,000. Heritage Auctions said the snippet of the late singer’s pale blond hair, tied with blue thread, came from a former employee of the Madame ...

Jun 10, 2016

Pele mementos big hit at auction

The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4 million ($5 million). The final day of the sale — held in London but under the banner of ...

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

May 22, 2016

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said. United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, confirmed Saturday the amount of the sale of the Kel-Tec PF-9, a 9-mm ...

Record crushed, diamond intact: 'Oppenheimer Blue' draws $58M

May 19, 2016

Record crushed, diamond intact: 'Oppenheimer Blue' draws $58M

The “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond sold Wednesday for more than 56.8 million Swiss francs ($57.6 million) including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. Capping a lively and even laughter-filled auction at Christie’s, the hammer came down to ...

'Caravaggio' masterpiece found in French attic

Apr 13, 2016

'Caravaggio' masterpiece found in French attic

A painting discovered in the attic of a house in France is an “authentic” work by Italian Renaissance master Caravaggio that could be worth up to 120 million euros, two experts said Tuesday. But others still have doubts over the spectacular canvas. The owners ...

Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction

Feb 21, 2016

Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction

A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch (10-centimeter) lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector. A German ...

Playboy Mansion up for sale for $200 millions, reports say

Jan 10, 2016

Playboy Mansion up for sale for $200 millions, reports say

The Playboy Mansion, reputedly host to some of America’s most raucous parties and other shenanigans too graphic for print, is up for sale for $200 million, U.S. media said Saturday. Home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, 89, the notorious building will be listed ...