Elvis’ red velvet private jet up for auction

May 23, 2017

Elvis’ red velvet private jet up for auction

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, one of many owned by the King of rock ...

This pretty penny could cost you a pretty penny

Jan 4, 2017

This pretty penny could cost you a pretty penny

ort Lauderdale Florida Faced with a copper shortage at the beginning of World War II, the U.S. Mint authorized experiments to make pennies from other metals, plastic and rubber. A Tennessee company made some from glass and failed so spectacularly that only one known unbroken penny ...

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 the ...

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 Rona diamond ...