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 ...

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

Oct 3, 2014

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is “special.” Meijer says there hasn’t been a great deal of interest ...

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

Sep 24, 2014

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie’s in November. “Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” and “Four Marlons” rate among Warhol’s most famous portraits. The monumental paintings, each nearly 7 feet ...

Sep 12, 2014

Megabanks bid for Citigroup's retail operation

An auction to sell Citigroup Inc.’s consumer banking business in Japan apparently attracted around six domestic lenders, including the three largest banks, sources close to the matter said Friday. Citibank Japan Ltd. will continue the bidding process and is expected to complete the transaction ...