All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Auction’

Mick Jagger’s Hair Earns $6,000 At Auction

It’s never shocking when celebrity memorabilia sells for large sums at auction. What can be shocking is what people are paying said sums for. As reported by the BBC, a lock of Jagger’s “washed and trimmed” hair was bought for £4,000 – equal to roughly $6,000 – at an auction held to benefit the Changing Faces charity. The precious strands …

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Monica Lewinsky: Impeachment Evidence Up For Auction

Several items once worn or owned by Monica Lewinsky are up for auction this week, including a lacy black negligee and a signed letter from Bill Clinton. The items were used as evidence during the impeachment case against Clinton in 1998 and were handed over by Lewinsky’s other lover, Andy Bleiler, who was one of her high school teachers. The …

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Carpet: $33.7 Million Auction Bid From Anonymous Caller

A rare Persian carpet sold at Sotheby’s auction house on Wednesday was nabbed by an anonymous caller who dropped $33.7 million to own it. The carpet is from the 17th century and came from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; they received it in 1926 from William A. Clark, a U.S. senator from Montana. Measuring 8’9″ by 6’5″, …

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Titanic Violin to be Auctioned Off

The violin of Wallace Hartley, bandleader on the RMS Titanic, will be put up for auction on April 20. The news comes courtesy The Daily Mail, which reports that the violin is currently undergoing tests to prove its authenticity. Wallace Henry Hartley is famous for leading the Titanic’s band to play as passengers were loaded into lifeboats. Hartley and all …

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Lennon Letter to Clapton Up For Auction

Entertainment memorabilia auction house Prifiles in History this week announced that the personal correspondence of several famous musicians will be up for auction on December 18 in Los Angeles. 300 of the “most important” items from a collection of over 3,000 items will be up for sale. Some of the most interesting letters in the collection include letters from Beethoven, …

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Wizards Are No Longer Welcome On eBay

You can buy just about anything on eBay. If you want it, somebody will surely have it. There are certain things, however, that you can’t sell. The auction site has put a stop to things like organ sales after people were found to be selling livers and kidneys on the site. The site is now cracking down on a new …

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Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns Are Going Up for Auction

If you’re a history collector with a slant towards criminals and organized crime, then you may be interested to know that two handguns owned by notorious robbers Bonnie and Clyde will be up for auction this September. The firearms are a part of an event dedicated to weapons and items connected to a wide variety of gangsters, and they’re not …

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Kenny Rogers Home Sells for $2.5 Million

Kenny Rogers home, which was to be sold at auction on Tuesday, was suddenly pulled off the block with very little explanation, according to Online Athens. Instead of watching the property disappear into the hands of the highest bidder, Rogers decided to go with a much more substantial offer: $2.5 million. Rogers, who has penned a number of country music …

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George Washington’s Constitution Up for Grabs Next Week

George Washington’s copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both of which are 223 year-old, are scheduled to hit the auction block at Christie’s next week. The documents, which are bound in a book containing notes by the first President of the United States himself, were made available to the press earlier this week. Those who are looking …

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Elvis Presley Crypt to Be Auctioned Off This Summer

Elvis Presley crypt inside Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee will soon be tossed upon the auction block, allowing fans of the legendary singer to own a piece of the man’s history. Those hoping to get their weird little hands on Presley’s corpse will be deeply disappointed, as his body was moved by his father to the cemetery at Graceland …

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9,000-Year-Old Mask Up for Auction This June

A 9,000-year-old mask from the Neolithic area is scheduled for auction this summer at Christie’s. The item, which is one of the oldest objects to ever see the sales floor at the prestigious auction house, is constructed of limestone, and was fashioned to resemble a human skull. Experts are anticipating the piece to go for nearly $600,000, though this number …

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Vial That Once Held Ronald Reagan’s Blood Up for Auction

Owning a piece of a former president has never been easier. If you have roughly $14,500 just lying around your home collecting dust, then you may be interested in owning a vial that once contained United States President Ronald Reagan’s blood. The peculiar item, which once housed fluid spilled from Reagan’s body during the 1981 assassination attemptrecently showed up on …

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