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  • From gaudy to exquisite, jewelry seized by feds to hit auction block

    From gaudy to exquisite, jewelry seized by feds to hit auction block
    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...
  • Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations

    Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations
    "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...
  • Baltimore vacants are linked to crime, as are other indicators

    Baltimore vacants are linked to crime, as are other indicators
    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...
  • Former memorabilia seller pleads guilty to mail fraud

    Former memorabilia seller pleads guilty to mail fraud
    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. Mark Theotikos,...
  • Harvard diploma of first African-American grad to be auctioned

    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 --...
  • Houdini auction coming up in Chicago

    Houdini auction coming up in Chicago
    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. "I think...
  • Collecting is full of 'wild cards' that can be tough to value

    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...
  • Army boat seeks second career as ... dinner cruiser?

    Army boat seeks second career as ... dinner cruiser?
    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...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million

    Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million
    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...
  • Poveglia: The most haunted island in the world is for sale

    Poveglia: The most haunted island in the world is for sale
    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...
  • Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 headed to Monterey auction

    Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 headed to Monterey auction
    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...