| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
A former executive of one of the country’s biggest sellers of sports memorabilia had agreed to cooperate with federal authorities after he was charged with fraud in 2012 but instead obstructed justice by tipping off an associate to plans by the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Classic-car fans and collectors headed to next week’s Pebble Beach auctions may want to pack an extra checkbook: Almost half a billion dollars in sales are expected.
Hagerty’s Insurance, which insures and tracks classic-car values, estimates...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Vacant buildings are many things: signs of decay, eyesores and dangerous. They might also hold a strong relationship to crime, experts say.
According to frequently updated data provided by Open Baltimore, there is a strong correlation between vacant...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A former executive at a sports memorabilia auction house pleaded guilty today in federal court in Chicago to an eight-year scheme to rig auctions to drive up prices on rare baseball cards, game balls and other collectors’ items.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home.
Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Lake County Animal Services will host an animal auction at 11 a.m. Saturday at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up for auction: a mini stallion, Arabian mare, Arabian gelding and rooster.
Animals are sold...
| Aug 3, 2014
More than 85 years after his death, we cannot escape Harry Houdini.
On the eve of a new History Channel mini-series about the great illusionist and escape artist, a Chicago auction house is holding a Houdini event that's, well, magical.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I have an 11-in.-by-14-in. copper lithograph by Paul Ritter that I rescued from being melted down. I've done some research and all I can find is a little about the artist. Any info and possible value?
A: The item seen in images sent is a flat sheet of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
From over-the-top gaudy to understated elegant, diamonds, watches, jewelry, bullion and coins bought by federal criminals with stolen money will hit the auction block Friday.
A 5.25-carat diamond ring, a ruby-eyed golden crucifix and a bejeweled...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A rooster, and several horses are among the animals that will be up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 9, when the Lake County Animal Services hosting an animal auction at 11 a.m. at the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The following animals will be up...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:47 PM
"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa.
Still, Shutt and his wife Martha returned Wednesday to Chincoteague Island in Virginia, their seventh trip since 2000, to see "it" — a herd of wild ponies swimming from...