Arts and collectibles auctions

FILE - This undated file photo shows Babe Ruth. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California. (AP Photo/File)
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December 15, 2019 - 3:02 pm
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California. Ruth...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles. Two collectors said you’re the one that I want to Newton-John’s iconic “Grease” leather jacket and skintight pants at an auction in Beverly Hills, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Julien’s Auctions says the combined ensemble, which Newton-John’s character Sandy wears in the closing number of the 1978 film, fetched $405,700 total. The leather jacket sold for $243,200 and the pants, which Newton-John famously had to be sewn into, went for $162,500. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two collectors said you're the one that I want to Olivia Newton-John's iconic "Grease" leather jacket and skintight pants at an auction Saturday in Beverly Hills. Julien's Auctions says the combined ensemble, which Newton-John's character Sandy wears in the closing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen is expected to sell for millions at auction. Stephane Pinta, a painting specialist with the Turquin gallery in Paris, said an auctioneer spotted the painting while inspecting the woman's house in Compiegne in northern France and suggested she bring it to experts for an evaluation. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File )
October 27, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million...
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October 18, 2019 - 8:35 pm
The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a...
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This combination photo of images released by Julien's Auctions shows the front and back of a turquoise-bodied left-handed Fender guitar built in 1993 and used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s In Utero tour. The item is one of many rock and roll items up for auction on Oct. 25 and 26. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 8:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction. Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the...
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Art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A rare 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue has been found in a French kitchen, and is now expected to fetch millions of euros at an upcoming auction. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 24, 2019 - 11:06 am
PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman's kitchen —and it's expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Titled "Christ Mocked," the small wood painting depicts Christ surrounded by a crowd. Experts think...
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FILE - This June 20, 2002 file photo shows blues legend B.B. King performing at the second anniversary celebration of B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in New York. A guitar given to B.B. King for his 80th birthday has sold for $280,000 at an auction of items from the blues legend's estate. Julien's Auctions says King often used the black Gibson ES-345 prototype that was one of several guitars he called "Lucille. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A guitar given to B.B. King for his 80th birthday has sold for $280,000 at an auction of items from the blues legend's estate. Julien's Auctions says King often used the black Gibson ES-345 prototype that was one of several guitars he called "Lucille." A spokeswoman for the...
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August 01, 2019 - 9:46 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing, contractual documents and a signed guitar are among more than 400 items available at an auction of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says online bidding is now open for The Auction at Graceland,...
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A Nike "Moon Shoe" is on display at Sotheby's auction house in New York on July 12, 2019. Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the shoe's sole using his wife's waffle iron. The shoes were made for runners at the 1972 Olympic trials. Sotheby's expects the shoes to auction online for between $110,000 to $160,000. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
July 12, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby's in New York holds its first sneaker auction. These aren't just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike co-...
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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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