Tag - auctions



Japan Times
Apr 21, 2015
The expensive antics of China's gaudiest billionaire
President Xi Jinping's austerity drive has sent China's high rollers running for cover, emptying casinos and golf courses as vin ordinaire becomes the new Chateau Lafite. Billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian doesn't seem to have gotten the memo.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2015
Modi's suit beats Marilyn Monroe's pink dress with $690,000 sale
Not even Marilyn Monroe's pink dress could match Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2015
Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells for $25,000 at Dallas auction
A lock of slain U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's hair and items connected to his assassin were top sellers on Saturday at an auction that fetched $803,889 in the sale of a top private collection of Lincoln memorabilia.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2014
Original Batmobile built in 1963 sells for $137,000
Holy Bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile fetched $137,000 at auction on Saturday, a small fraction of the $4.2 million that a buyer paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2014
Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction
Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two-cornered hat.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2014
Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items
Fans boasted as having been handed out by ex-Justice Minister Midori Matsushima in her Tokyo electoral district are fetching more than ¥10,000 on a major Internet auction site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 20, 2014
Japan Supreme Court upholds verdict in intelligence chief fraud case
The Supreme Court has upheld lower court decisions finding a former head of the Public Security Intelligence Agency, Shigetake Ogata, guilty of defrauding real estate and cash from Chongryon, the group of pro-Pyongyang Korean residents.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2013
Toma watermelon fetches ¥300,000
A black-rind watermelon grown in Hokkaido drew a ¥300,000 bid Monday in the year's first watermelon auction.


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