'Shoeless' Joe Jackson game bat 'Black Betsy' fetches $583,500

Oct 20, 2016

'Shoeless' Joe Jackson game bat 'Black Betsy' fetches $583,500

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s game bat has sold for $583,500. Christie’s says it went to an online bidder Wednesday on the first of a two-day auction of baseball memorabilia. The items come from the National Pastime Museum, an online museum based on a private collection ...

Jun 7, 2016

Pele memorabilia auction begins in London

The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world soccer icon Pele’s personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer. The Brazil legend’s collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by ...

May 23, 2016

Rare Burgundy auctioned in Geneva fetches $4 million

A Geneva auction house raked in more than $4 million Sunday for a collection of “grand crus” from Burgundy’s renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine estate. The 1,407 bottles that went under the hammer beat expectations and sold for a total of 4.2 million ...

May 16, 2016

Lock lopped off Thomas Jefferson at time of death fetches $6,875

A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday’s sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson’s personal physician at the time of ...

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

May 4, 2016

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la ...