Online auctioning of rhino horn in South Africa starts, but slowly

Aug 27, 2017

Online auctioning of rhino horn in South Africa starts, but slowly

South Africa's first online auction of rhino horn — held last week amid outrage from conservationists — attracted fewer buyers than anticipated. John Hume, owner of the world's largest rhino farm, organized the controversial three-day selloff, which ended on Friday. Hume "has successfully concluded the world's ...

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 ...

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 up ...