Arts and collectibles auctions

July 09, 2019 - 6:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it has asked Interpol to help track down a 3,000-year-old sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun after Christie's auctioned it off last week despite Cairo's objections. The Britain-based auction house sold the brown quartzite head depicting King Tut for more than 4.7...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — A 900-year-old Viking chess piece bought for a few dollars in the 1960s has sold at auction for 735,000 pounds ($927,000). The 3 1/2-inch (8.8-centimeter) Lewis Chessman sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday. The Lewis Chessmen are intricate, expressive chess...
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This undated photo provided by Profiles In History shows a collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," that will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month. (Profiles In History via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month. The auction house Profiles in History said Tuesday that the collection will be part of a single lot...
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FILE - In this July 1929 file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth, who was injured, stands in the dugout during the baseball team's game at Cleveland. A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. (AP Photo, File)
June 15, 2019 - 9:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A medieval chess piece purchased for 5 pounds ($7.50) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds ($670,000) when auctioned by Sotheby's. The Lewis Chessmen were discovered...
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Klatch Coffee owner Bo Thiara holds a cup of Elida Natural Geisha coffee at his shop in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee - at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee Roasters is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 15, 2019 - 8:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the record...
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In this Monday, April 29, 2019 photo, an election campaign poster of the German Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), AfD, party displayed at a road in Berlin, Germany. The poster for the European Parliament elections shows the painting 'Slave Market' from 1866 by the french artist Jean-Leon Gerome. The US museum 'The Clark Art Insitiute' in Williamstown, MA, owner of the painting, has asked the German far right party AfD not to use the picture any more. Top slogan reads 'So that Germany does not become an 'Eurabia'!. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 30, 2019 - 9:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, on an anti-Muslim campaign poster. The case is drawing attention to the ways in which populist parties are playing on fear of foreigners to win...
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Cars enter the new Ultra Low Emission Zone that has come into force Monday, in London, Monday, April 8, 2019, one of the world's first emission charge for cars. Drivers of older and more polluting cars face paying a new £12.50 fee adding to the Congestion Charge to enter the centre of the capital. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the center of the British capital. Starting Monday, the drivers of diesel cars more than 4 years old and of...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2010 file photo, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash greets fans during an event in Tokyo, Japan. The former wife of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage. Julien’s Auctions on Thursday, April 3, 2019 announced the collection from Slash and Perla Hudson’s Beverly Hills estate will be part of next month’s Music Icons auction. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former wife of Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage. Julien's Auctions announced Thursday the collection from Slash and Perla Hudson's Beverly Hills estate will be part of next month's Music Icons auction. The...
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April 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to take his own life. Hailed by some as the art world's most famous weapon, Auction Art is putting the 7mm pocket revolver up for sale June 19 at the Drouot auction center in...
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