Arts and collectibles auctions

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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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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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 - 8:05 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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Model Cara Delevingne, second from left, looks as models wipe tears from their eyes as they wear creations as part of the Chanel ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there. Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a minute's silence to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral...
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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas. (Lauren Kristin/Swan Auction Galleries via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — About 200 works of art going up for auction are among those spirited away to the U.S. from Nazi Germany while a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany was decimated. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries In New...
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February 10, 2019 - 11:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids...
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