Moon dust heading for auction after galactic court battle

Jul 20, 2017

Moon dust heading for auction after galactic court battle

A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, will be featured Thursday at a ...

New Year's salted herring roe sells for record ¥100,000

Nov 22, 2016

New Year's salted herring roe sells for record ¥100,000

A rare selection of salted herring roe — a traditional Japanese New Year’s dish said to bring good luck — has fetched a record price of more than ¥100,000 per kilogram at a wholesale market auction in the city of Osaka.The Osaka Municipal Wholesale ...

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Nov 16, 2016

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Willem de Kooning’s “Untitled XXV” was sold late Tuesday at Christie’s in New York for $66.3 million, a record for a work by the abstract artist and for post-war contemporary art.The imposing work, which measures 7 by 6.5 feet (2 by 2.2 meters), was ...

Sep 27, 2016

Rare Al Capone letter shows gangster's soft side, faith in God

An intimate letter gangster Al Capone wrote while imprisoned at Alcatraz has sold at auction in Massachusetts for $62,500.Boston-based RR Auction says the winning bid came Monday at an auction in Cambridge. The three-page letter was addressed to Capone’s son, Albert “Sonny” Capone.“Junior, keep ...

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 Tussauds ...