Biggie’s Crown Sells For Over $500K At Sotheby’s 1st Hip Hop Auction

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Kurt Cobain-Signed Home Insurance Policy From Death House Hits Auction

Kurt Cobain rarely ever signed his full name to anything which is why a signed home insurance policy is making for a very rare, yet macabre auction item. The folks over at Goldin Auctions are brokering the sale of this super-rare document featuring…

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Steve Kerr’s Game Worn ’97 NBA Finals Winning Shorts On Auction Block

Steve Kerr’s Chicago Bulls shorts — rocked by the sharpshooter when he knocked down one of the most historic shots in NBA history — just hit the auction block. The white Champion brand shorts are from Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals … where…

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Michael Jordan Game-Worn ’97 Bulls Uniform Sells for Record Price at Auction

Michael Jordan memorabilia is ON FIRE — a game-worn uniform from his legendary ’96-’97 championship season just sold for $ 288,000 … shattering the old record! This particular uniform — a jersey and shorts combo — was rocked by MJ on April 14,…

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U2 lyrics make record amount at One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction

Island Records announced that their One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction in support of NHS Charities Together & Feeding America
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Famous Portraits of Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio and More Hit the Auction Block

Photographer Mark Seliger is giving the public access to some of his most well-known celebrity portraits to aid coronavirus relief efforts.
The photographer has teamed with Christie’s and Red Carpet Advocacy to host an auction of his archival celebrity photos seen on the covers of Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair with proceeds benefiting several global charities.
The auction includes 25 of Seliger’s most well-known portraits of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Lenny Kravitz, former President Obama, Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey, among others.

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“My career has been built on connecting with and understanding people and their stories with the desire to represent them in a way that is authentic and, in some cases, a bit fantastic,” Seliger said in a statement. “My team and I have curated a special group of prints for this auction that illustrate some of my favorite subjects and moments from the last 30 years.”
All proceeds from the auction will benefit America’s Food Fund, American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Get Us PPE, Meals on Wheels and World Central Kitchen among other global charities providing COVID-19 relief.

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Nike Air Jordan Sneaker Sets New Auction Record

Sotheby’s has set a new sneaker auction record with the Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers sold off earlier this month.
The sneakers Jordan played in in 1985 sold for $ 560,000 in the online auction, exceeding the previous record held by the Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoe” from 1972 by more than $ 100,000.
The auction house teamed with collector and consignor Jordan Geller, who founded sneaker museum Shoezeum, on the online auction. Geller reached out to Sotheby’s to auction the shoes after the popularity of the ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance.” The sale coincided with the last episode of the documentary that airs on May 17.
The Peter Moore-designed mid-length sneakers were produced and worn during 1985 and signed by Jordan in permanent marker. Bidders ranged in age from 19 to over 50 from four continents, and 70 percent of the bidders were new to Sotheby’s. The value reached $ 300,000 within the final 20 minutes of the start of the sale and eventually sold at more than 3.5 times its $ 150,000 estimate.
“We are extremely excited about today’s record-breaking result,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s director of e-commerce development. “Building off the momentum from our debut sneaker sale last year, which previously set

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Gowns Worn by Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts Featured in eBay Charity Auction

Fans looking to own gowns worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett and Cardi B now have the chance. Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who dresses Roberts and Blanchett, among other Hollywood leading ladies, has launched a charitable auction featuring designs by Louis Vuitton, Ralph & Russo, Georges Hobeika, Azzi & Osta and Christian Siriano, to name a few.
Chic Relief, as Stewart calls it, is a partnership with eBay to help Direct Relief, a global humanitarian organization, and its efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. The digital auction, located at eBay.com/chicrelief, will kick off on May 17 at 7 p.m. ET and end on May 27.
“I really wanted to do something to help front-line workers get the basic protection needed to combat this virus,” said Stewart, who’s quarantined at home in Santa Monica, Calif., with her husband and two college-aged kids. “Through this special eBay fashion event, 100 percent of proceeds will directly benefit Direct Relief, which is incredible. They are doing really important work right now coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide [personal protective equipment] and essential medical items to health workers on the front lines

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Badgley Mischka Whips Up Sketches for Auction Benefiting Feeding America

Badgley Mischka is spotlighting the artistic talent and creativity of its founders and head designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, to send messages of love, support and solidarity through art during the pandemic.
The pair has created 35 one-of-a kind sketches, conceived of and created while he and Mischka are isolating at their home in Palm Beach, Fla. Each sketch represents an emotion, mood, thought or feeling brought on by the worldwide health crisis. The designers have partnered with Feeding America, which provides support to their network of food banks across the country and food assistance to those facing hunger.
All 35 sketches will be available on badgleymischka.com as part of an online auction through eBay for Charity. Bidding opens today and runs through May 17. One-hundred percent of the purchase price of each sketch will go directly to Feeding America. Bidding for each sketch opens at $ 100. Every sketch sold will be personalized for each winner and framed and shipped at no cost, courtesy of Badgley Mischka.
“James and I have been working remotely like most of the world and we just started doodling,” said Badgley. “One goes through such a range of emotions through all these crazy times. I just think

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Coronavirus Doesn’t Deter Online Jewelry Auction Bids

Sotheby’s logged one of its most successful jewelry auctions ever this week amid global coronavirus lockdowns.
The auction house marked its best sell-through for an online jewelry sale, selling 97 percent of lots from its Jewels Online auction that wrapped on Wednesday. The sale realized $ 739,375, far surpassing its highest total estimate of $ 671,600.
Sotheby’s says that half of the auction’s lots exceeded their highest estimate and that it received bidders from 32 countries with an average six bidders per lot. Approximately 22 percent of the auction’s buyers are new customers for Sotheby’s and half of all bids were placed through mobile devices.
The biggest sale was a pair of ruby earrings by Michele Della Valle that realized $ 25,000 — far more than the lot’s high estimate of $ 7,000. Sotheby’s says that the sale’s lots by David Webb, Tiffany & Co. and Verdura all saw 100 percent sell-through rates.
A Paloma Picasso chunky green peridot necklace designed for Tiffany’s realized $ 12,500 — approximately six times its highest estimate of $ 2,000. A pair of Verdura Byzantine ear clips originally thought to take between $ 5,000 and $ 7,000 sold for $ 13,750.
Sotheby’s global head of online jewels said of the sale in a statement: “In this unprecedented moment,

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Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton Guitars Hit Auction Block

This will definitely make ya wanna kiss the sky — a bunch of guitars played or owned by some of rock’s biggest legends are up for auction. The folks over at Gotta Have Rock and Roll are auctioning off a slew of famous guitars played and/or owned…

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One-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen items hit the auction block

74 items ranging from clothing to concept drawings are going up for sale.


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Helmets, 1976 poster and toys top ‘Star Wars’ online auction

From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga’s highly-anticipated ninth chapter.


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Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon’s shoes

A pair of boots said to have been worn by Napoleon Bonaparte could fetch up to 88,000 dollars at auction in Paris on November 29. Francesca Lynagh reports.


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Kind of Blue – Miles Davis’ blue trumpet is sold at auction

Jazz club owner Don Hicks buys Miles Davis’ famed trumpet. See all the auction action. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)


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Lee Radziwill’s Art, Furniture and Kennedy Keepsakes Ring Up $1.2 Million at Christie’s Auction

LEE’S MOMENTS IN TIME: Thursday’s “Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill” sale brought in $ 1.26 million and capped off Christie’s Collector week.
Photos, art, furniture, tableware and other personal items from Radziwill’s estate went under the gavel at the Rockefeller Center auction house. Radziwill, who died in February at the age of 85, was perennially linked to her sister, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But her own striking style and eye for decor was showcased amid the 168 lots that were up for grabs at Christie’s. In the end, 158 lots were sold including such leading ones as Peter Beard’s “Running Giraffe” that sold for $ 60,000 — double the starting estimate. Another piece of art Circle of Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London), Tigers in a Landscape went for $ 57,500 and a scrapbook of Kennedy’s and Radziwill’s 1962 visit to India was auctioned for $ 50,000. The grand total for Christie’s fall sales of decorative arts was $ 6.57 million.
Other standout items were four Spanish colonial polychrome painted metal retablos supplied by Radziwill’s preferred interior designer, Renzo Mongiardino, that topped off at $ 40,000 and a set of 15 Indian reverse-painted glass pictures in Mongiardino-designed frames for $ 40,000 — more than triple the high end of

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George Washington’s Actual Hair Could Fetch Up to $50k at Auction

George Washington’s real-life hair is hitting the auction block — and the people selling it think it’ll go for tens of thousands of dollars … can’t lie, that’s nuts. That’s right … the first President of these United States is having a thick…

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The Rolex Watch That Marlon Brando Wore in ‘Apocalypse Now’ Is Going Up for Auction

There’s a watch to suit every style and budget, but if you really want to put something memorable on your wrist, mark your calendar: On December 10, Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, will auction off a Rolex GMT-Master owned by actor Marlon Brando, Forbes reports. Not only that, it’s the same watch he wore on set during the filming of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 classic Apocalypse Now. How’s that for a piece of history?


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The watch is the same one worn by Brando’s character, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, in the film. Brando even engraved the watch himself, inscribing “M. Brando” on the caseback. According to a press release, the watch was long considered lost, but it has actually remained in the actor’s family for decades. Brando gave the watch to his daughter as a graduation gift in 1995, and then she gifted it to her husband on their wedding night in 2003.

“This Rolex GMT-Master is the holy grail of watches owned by Marlon Brando,” said Paul Boutros, Phillips’ Head of Watches, Americas, “and one of the greatest ‘long lost’ watches to finally surface after years of speculation.”


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Although it’s famous for appearing in Apocalypse Now, the watch almost didn’t make it into the film. Brando was initially told to remove the watch before filming began, but he protested.

“If they’re looking at my watch,” he said, “then I’m not doing my job as an actor.”

He wore the watch, but removed the bezel—resulting in the unique look seen in the film.

The watch is one of several timepieces up for action by Phillips at the event, titled Game Changers, in December. According to Phillips, all of the watches were owned by “extraordinary people who are considered ‘game changers’ in their fields.”

Brando’s watch is in exceptional condition. The hour markers and hands have aged into a “a gorgeous shade of beige,” the press release states. It’s otherwise undamaged, and comes with a rubber strap—and without the bezel, just how Brando wore it. In a note to his daughter, he wrote about how the timepiece had served him well.

“This watch is like a tank. You can do anything you want to it and it will keep on going.”

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Madonna, Tupac breakup letter hits the auction block

After a long legal battle personal items once belonging to Madonna go up for sale. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


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Zion Williamson’s Game-Worn Nikes Could Fetch Over $25k at Auction

A pair of Zion Williamson’s game-worn college sneakers — no, not THAT pair — is set to be auctioned off to the highest bidder … and they could sell for more than $ 25k!!! The ex-Duke superstar rocked a pair of size 14 Nike Kyrie 5s during his…

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Mickey Mantle’s Signed Trump Casino Gambling Cards Hit Auction Block

Forget rookie cards … here’s a WAY cooler piece of baseball memorabilia — Mickey Mantle’s SIGNED Trump casino gambling cards!!! That’s right, the player’s cards Mantle personally used to throw down bets at Donald Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City –…

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Julian Edelman’s Used Beard Clippings Pass $2,000 Mark In Charity Auction

Would you pay more than $ 2,000 for Julian Edelman’s discarded beard shavings?!?  That’s the going rate for the NFL star’s recently shorn facial follicles — which Ellen DeGeneres famously shaved off earlier this month after the Patriots won the…

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Catherine Deneuve gets $1 million in Saint Laurent gown auction

A beaded dress worn by Catherine Deneuve when she first met Alfred Hitchcock in 1969 were among dozens of her glamorous gowns sold at an auction in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)


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Catherine Deneuve’s Saint Laurent Wardrobe Raises $1M at Auction

MILLION-DOLLAR WARDROBE: The sale of Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent outfits raised $ 1 million during an auction at Christie’s Paris on Thursday, with every single lot snapped up.
Interest in the sale was so strong that 90 percent of the 129 lots sold for multiple times above their pre-sale estimate, while the pre-sale exhibition held during Paris Couture Week drew 4,500 visitors, the auction house said. Online bidding for a further 140 lots remains open until Jan. 30 at midnight.
“This week, with highlights including the view and the auction itself, has been a new experience for me and has exceeded my expectations in many ways,” Deneuve said in a statement.
“I would like to thank Christie’s for the beautiful catalogue and the fact they paid tribute to YSL’s talent by presenting his creations in such an exquisite way at the preview, attended by thousands of people. I sincerely hope that the new owners will enjoy these pieces of couture as much as I did,” she added.
The top lot was a haute couture evening ensemble consisting of a chiffon blouse, scarf and taffeta skirt from the Russian collection that Saint Laurent designed for fall 1977. It sold for $ 59,745, 10 times the top

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Tupac’s Sex Scene Drawings, Love Letters From Jail Hitting Auction Block

Tupac had sex on the brain when he was locked up, because his rare hand-drawn love letter to his girlfriend is hitting the auction block … and the images are extra erotic!!! Pac was probably humming “How Do U Want It” when he was drafting…

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Yves Saint Laurent Illustrations for Children’s Book Up for Auction

THE DEVIL IN PARIS: Parisian auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr is holding an auction on Dec. 19 of 100 drawings by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
The pictures, drawn by Saint Laurent between 1961 and 1962, were destined to illustrate a children’s book commissioned by Parisian publisher Jacques Damase, but the project never came through. This is the first time the drawings are being unveiled to the public.
Named “Le Diable à Paris” (“The Devil in Paris”), the book, written by Damase, features a dapper-looking devil, drawn by Saint Laurent, wearing a red suit and little black horns on the cover illustration.
Other drawings see the devil dress up to visit a duchess, sport a leopard-printed suit and even a bull’s head in an illustration titled “Le Diable Espagnol” (“The Spanish Devil”), where he is pictured alongside a flamenco dancer.
Drawn in ink, pastel or graphite in mostly red and black hues, the title character is faced with an array of magical creatures, such as a giraffe in the shape of the Eiffel Tower or a human body with a dragon’s head.
A statement from the auction house explained Damase met Saint Laurent through accessories designer Roger Vivier. At the time of the project, the

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Frank and Barbara Sinatra’s rare personal items go up for auction

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Marilyn Monroe’s convertible could fetch up to $500,000 at auction

A two-seater convertible car owned by Marilyn Monroe is going up for auction in November and could fetch up to $ 500,000. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Thug Passion: Teenaged Tupac Shakur Lust Letters Up For Auction

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Take note, if you die young and a superstar, all your business will eventually get out there. Case in point, a couple of love letters a teenaged Tupac Shakur wrote a high school crush are going up for sale. 

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The folks over at Moments in Time are selling 2 handwritten letters for a cool $ 15k. They’re from the rapper to a teen crush when he was a 14-year-old freshman in 1985 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore. They’re addressed to Averel, who at the time was the same age.

The first letter reveals a shy Tupac introducing himself to Averel. Tupac surfaces in the second one as emboldened … professing his wants and needs, if ya catch our drift. We’re told Averel, who sold the letters to Moments in Time, was not impressed by Tupac’s game.

Worth noting, one letter is signed “Passionately, Tupac (New York) Shakur.” Yes, he dotted the “i” with a heart.”

Check out the love letters right here. Forgive Pac for the thirst and misspellings.

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It’s a little bit pricey: Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ lyrics for auction

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Sotheby’s Paris Preps Fourth Auction of Books From Pierre Bergé’s Personal Library

BERGE’S BOOKENDS: If reading is the key to enlightenment, Pierre Bergé sure had a lot of books to spark his intelligence.
Sotheby’s Paris will hold the fourth auction for a selection of books from Bergé’s personal collection on Dec. 14. Several choice lots are on view at Sotheby’s New York office through Saturday, and they illustrated the myriad interests of the late French business titan: botany, gardens, philosophy, activism and more. The upcoming auction is expected to drum up between 5 million euros and 6 million euros, according to a Sotheby’s spokeswoman.
Literature, the 19th century and music were among the areas of interest covered in prior sales, with the first auction having been held nearly three years ago.
The December sale includes such highlights as Bartholomeus Anglicus’ “Le Propriétaire des choses,” circa 1486. This complete copy of a major medieval encyclopedia is illustrated with 19 large woodcuts, all hand-colored at that time. Bidders will also find Gustave Flaubert’s “Salammbô” from 1863, a first edition that was inscribed by Flaubert to the composer Hector Berlioz.
Another reading relic is Leonhart Fuchs’ “De historia stirpium commentarii insignes” from 1542 that is considered to be the founding treatise of modern botany. The auction house will also

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Madonna’s Letter About Infamous David Letterman Interview Up for Auction

A letter Madonna penned about her infamous appearance on David Letterman’s show in the ’90s is up for grabs, and the rant is likely to fetch big $ $ $ . Boston-based auction house RR Auction is putting Madge’s handwritten note from May 1994 on the…

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Big O’s 1971 title ring sells for $91K at auction

A 1971 NBA championship ring won by Oscar Robertson sold in an auction for a little more than $ 91,000.
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Prince’s Old Bible, Suit and Copy of ‘Purple Rain’ Hitting Auction

What’s cooler than your copy of “Purple Rain” on vinyl? Try owning one of Prince’s personal copies on vinyl!!   Some 27 items previously owned by Prince are hitting the auction block — thanks to The Purple One’s old bodyguard — and the…

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Marilyn Manson Founding Member Auction Includes Guitars & Sheet Music

Several guitars once owned by Marilyn Manson’s leading guitarist, Daisy Berkowitz, including the one he used to record “Dope Hat,” are being auctioned off in the wake of his death. Daisy Berkowitz was the alias of Scott Putesky, who…

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O.J. Simpson’s ‘Naked Gun’ Set Chair Hits Auction Block

More of O.J. Simpson’s crap can be yours — like his set chair from “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult” — but his ass ain’t behind this piece of memorabilia. The guy who owns the chair tells TMZ … he bought it for $ 500 in the early 2000s and…

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Elvis Presley’s Diamond-Covered Watch Is Heading to the Auction Block

In 1961, after being signed with RCA Records for just six years, a young singer named Elvis Presley reached a major career milestone: becoming the first artist in history to sell 75 million copies of his records. To celebrate the occasion, RCA presented him with a white gold Omega watch fitted with a diamond bezel, the kind of gift normally reserved for a 75th wedding anniversary. And this spring, that watch will go on sale as one of the marquee lots in Phillips’ annual watch auction in Geneva.

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Prince Memorabilia Auction Features Purple Piano, Boots, Pants and Purple Rain Tour Microphone

Prince’s zest for purple flair will be showcased during an auction offering up incredible items from the legendary musician’s life … but you’ll have to bid big to take any home. The Prince Memorabilia auction begins online next week and features more…

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Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Got Almost $18 Million at Auction

Whoever coined the phrase “time is money” probably wasn’t thinking this big.

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Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions – part of his model train collection. Bob Mezan reports.


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Sierra Leone’s ‘Peace Diamond’ shown in NY ahead of auction

The 14th largest diamond in the world, at 709 carats, will go up for auction in New York on December 4. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Madonna’s Nude Pics at 18 Years Old Up for Auction

Madonna more than dropped trou in front of a camera when she was 18 years old … she went au naturel, and TMZ has the photos that are about to hit the auction block. Gotta Have Rock and Roll – the same guys that had Tupac’s confession letter…

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Sotheby’s to Auction Vivien Leigh’s Personal Belongings

Vivien Leigh’s beloved belongings are to be put up for auction.
Jewelry, dresses and accessories once belonging to film queen, best known for her starring role as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” are to be sold by Sotheby’s on Sept. 26 in London.
Each of the 250-plus lots are estimated to sell for between 100 pounds to 100,000 pounds.
Included in the survey are a gold ring from Leigh’s second husband Laurence Olivier, a diamond bow pendant, her wig worn for the film “A Streetcar Named Desire,” a sterling silver cigarette box and a “Gone With the Wind” script.
Harry Dalmeny, Sotheby’s U.K. chairman, commented on the sale: “This is our chance to discover the real, and unexpected, Vivien Leigh.
“We’re all guilty of confusing our favorite actresses with the heroines they portray, of blurring Vivien’s identity with that of Scarlett O’Hara or Blanche DuBois. But behind the guise of the most glamorous and talked-about woman of her age, we find a fine art collector, patron, even a bookworm, who was the intellectual equal of the literati, artists and aesthetes she counted among her coterie.
“Her private collection does not disappoint. Vivien approached the decoration of her homes as if she were designing a

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Tupac’s Iconic Duke Jersey Hits Auction Block

Grab your wallets, Tupac fans … the legendary rapper’s personally-owned Duke Blue Devils basketball jersey is hitting the auction block!!! One of the most famous pics of Pac from the ’90s shows him wearing the blue #5 jersey, which was worn on the…

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L.A. Art Organization Celebrates 10 Years With Auction Fundraiser


The art community, including artists Brian Bress and Mary Weatherford, gathered at the non-profit’s new Hollywood space to toast its 10th anniversary with an auction of works by local talent.

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Kurt Cobain’s Stained Sweater Sold for $140K at Auction


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Kurt Cobain’s Cardigan, Jimi Hendrix’s Bracelet, and More Iconic Items on the Auction Block Today

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How much is a sweater worn by Kurt Cobain worth? According to an auction site, the olive cardigan Cobain sported during Nirvana’s 1993 MTV Unplugged performance merits anywhere from $ 40,000 to $ 60,000. Outrageous? Maybe at first glance, but when compared with the estimates for clothing and accessories from the wardrobes of other musical icons also up for sale, Cobain’s moth-eaten knit seems almost competitively priced. Jimi Hendrix’s favorite bracelet, for example, picked out at the Portobello Road Market and partially made of plastic, is predicted to fetch between $ 25,000 and $ 35,000. Several of Michael Jackson’s jackets are also available, as are items from Elvis Presley, Madonna, Freddie Mercury, and John Lennon. For those who can’t decide what to pick up from the sale, we’ve highlighted our five favorite picks above—but hurry, you have only until 10:00 a.m. PST to place your bid.

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Elvis’ Gold Piano And Beatles Drums Skins Set For Auction

Several rare classic rock items including a set of the Beatles drum skins and Elvis Presley‘s gold plated piano are due to hit the auction block soon. The auction, hosted by Julien’s Auction House, is set to take place on November 7.
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Banksy mural sells for $137K at L.A. auction

A mural painted on a factory wall in Detroit by famous graffiti artist Bansky sells for more than $ 137,000 (USD) at a Los Angeles auction. Jeanne Yurman reports.


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Tonight’s ‘FSC After Dark’ Auction to Be Streamed by XBIZ

Tonight’s Free Speech Coalition fashion show, “FSC After Dark: Capes and Panties,” will be streamed through Periscope this evening.
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Cousin Of The Hope Diamond Up For Auction Later This Month In London

If you’ve got a quarter-million dollars lying around and a hankering to feel like a Gilded Age baron, have we got the gemstone for you.

The Hope Spinel, a 50.13-carat spinel gem once belonging to banker Henry Philip Hope, is up for auction later this month. Hope’s vast collection contained some 700 gems before his death in 1939, including the famous Hope Diamond, now at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

The spinel hasn’t been available for 98 years, and will be sold during the Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale later this month for an estimated $ 240,000 to $ 310,000.

“You just don’t see pieces of this quality and provenance on the open market very often. It’s very exciting,” Emily Barber, a representative for Bonhams, said in a statement.

Spinels have similar refractive qualities to diamonds and garnets, according to the Gemological Institute of America, and they’re a fairly common occurrence in nature. Forbes noted that they’re often mistaken for rubies.

Barber said the Hope Spinel’s “exceptional transparency, flawless cut, beautiful color and large size” classify the stone as an “exceptional treasure of nature.”

Interested? Get to bidding on Sept. 24.

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