| 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 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...
| 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 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 29, 2014
| 4:52 PM
An Army boat is on the auction block at Fort Eustis, and it's a real fixer-upper.
The successful buyer might want to invest in engines, shafts, propeller screws and a radio. This particular model comes without those accessories. A few rust spots might...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Bob Dylan's handwritten manuscript for "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for just over $2 million on Tuesday at Sotheby's rock and roll auction, which also included memorabilia from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
The price for the annotated...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Poveglia, an island just off the coast of Italy that's considered one of the most haunted places in the world, is being put up for auction as a way for the country to settle its public debt, TIME is reporting.
During the plague outbreak, the 17-acre...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There isn’t much that pushes the price of a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 higher than the millions they already command at auction. Steve McQueen ownership does.
RM Auctions announced Friday that it’s bringing to its annual Monterey auction the...