Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

Jan 24, 2015

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, a target of public outrage after she fled the doomed ocean liner on ...

Jacqueline Kennedy's notes to designers up for auction

Jan 14, 2015

Jacqueline Kennedy's notes to designers up for auction

In private, even the stylish former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis admitted to tiring of the all-black attire long considered chic in New York City. “I just love this suit & will wear it everywhere as I am SO sick of everyone constantly ...

Dec 15, 2014

Native Americans try to block French auction of sacred artifacts

An auction on Monday of sacred masks and objects in France has stirred fresh anger among Native Americans, with representatives of the Navajo people traveling to Paris to try and halt the latest sale. The Eve auction house has 270 Native American, Eskimo and ...

Dec 5, 2014

Massive white truffle to be sold at New York auction

An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday where bidding is expected to start at $50,000 and could go much higher, Sotheby’s said on Thursday. The auction house ...

One of the last YS-11 passenger planes up for sale

Nov 28, 2014

One of the last YS-11 passenger planes up for sale

The transport ministry is inviting bids for one of the last YS-11s, the only Japanese-developed civilian passenger airplane. After this particular plane left commercial service, it was used by the ministry to check radio waves that guide arriving airplanes to runways at airports across ...

Nov 14, 2014

First-ever Elvis record, license to go up for auction

The first record Elvis Presley ever made will go on auction next year, along with his first driver’s license, his Graceland estate said Thursday. They are among 68 Presley collectibles going under the hammer at the second “Auction at Graceland” in Memphis, Tennessee. The ...

Apple sold by Jobs from parents' garage up for auction

Nov 4, 2014

Apple sold by Jobs from parents' garage up for auction

An early Apple computer sold by Steve Jobs from his parents’ garage goes under the hammer in New York next month, valued at $400,000-$600,000 in an increasingly competitive computer relic market. Christie’s says the Apple-1 is the only surviving such computer documented to have ...

Oct 23, 2014

Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California’s historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds (2.8 kilograms), the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San ...