Bob Dylan lyrics fetch $2 million in New York auction

Jun 25, 2014

Bob Dylan lyrics fetch $2 million in New York auction

Handwritten song lyrics by legendary American singer Bob Dylan sold for $2 million at auction in New York on Tuesday, the highlight in a sale of rock memorabilia linked to some of the brightest stars of the 20th century. The copy of Dylan’s original ...

Canadian town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay

May 6, 2014

Canadian town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay

A fishing village in easternmost Canada tried on Monday to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores. By midday, the town of Cape St. George, Newfoundland, had received dozens of bids — the highest topping $2,000 — ...

Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000

Apr 27, 2014

Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000

The last letter known to have been written on board the Titanic sold at auction in Britain for £119,000 ($200,000) on Saturday. The letter was written by second-class passenger Esther Hart just hours before the doomed ocean liner sank. The price tag paid by ...

Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

Mar 24, 2014

Tokyo court approves Chongryon HQ sale to developer Marunaka

The Tokyo District Court gave permission Monday for the Tokyo headquarters of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, a pro-Pyongyang entity better known as Chongryon, to be sold to real estate developer Marunaka Holdings Co. Chongryon has already appealed the decision. Marunaka ...

Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000 in Dallas

Jan 12, 2014

Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000 in Dallas

A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates. Steve Wagner, a spokesman for the Dallas Safari Club, which sponsored the closed-door event Saturday night, ...

U.S. charity buys up Hopi masks to return to tribe

Dec 12, 2013

U.S. charity buys up Hopi masks to return to tribe

A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a contested Paris auction two days ago, and will return them to the Hopi and the San Carlos Apache tribes. “These are not ...

Big Banksy piece from gas station up for auction

Dec 6, 2013

Big Banksy piece from gas station up for auction

Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family’s gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world. Rosenberg had never even heard of Banksy, when the elusive British street artist stenciled “Flower ...

Activists seek to block planned sale of sacred Hopi Indian objects

Nov 29, 2013

Activists seek to block planned sale of sacred Hopi Indian objects

Activists vowed Thursday to block the proposed sale of sacred objects originating from Arizona’s Hopi tribe at a Paris auction, just months after a similar controversy stoked outrage. Tribal people’s advocacy group Survival International said it will go to court in the French capital ...