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  • Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting fetches record $450M at auction

    November 16, 2017 11:42 AM

    A rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci auctioned in New York on Wednesday night fetched over $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. ABC News reports that fewer than 20 paintings by the Italian artist are believed to still exist. Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece... more »
  • Flooded BREC equipment to be auctioned off next month Play Video

    May 30, 2017 4:44 PM

    BAKER - Maintenance equipment stored at a BREC park is concerning nearby residents. The equipment, consists of lawnmower parts, trailers, wheels of different sizes and about 40 golf carts that no longer work. Admon McCastle says he drives down Lavey Lane nearly every day and says the equipment is... more »
  • Elvis' private jet auctioned off after sitting for 35 years

    May 27, 2017 7:12 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. GWS Auctions Inc. says the plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia. The auction house says Elvis designed the... more »
  • Record-breaking coin auction fetches $106.7 million

    April 1, 2017 1:57 PM

    BALTIMORE - A rare 1804 silver dollar fetched almost $3.3 million dollars in what officials say is a record-breaking coin collection auction. A five-part sale of the D. Brent Pogue coin collection that ended Friday netted a total of almost $106.7 million. The five auction events were held over the... more »
  • Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

    February 20, 2017 11:27 AM

    CHESAPEAKE CITY - A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000. Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions says the phone sold Sunday afternoon to a person who bid by phone. The auction house does not disclose the names of buyers. Bidding for the phone... more »
  • Steph Curry sneakers raise $26,400 for Oakland fire victims

    December 30, 2016 6:11 PM

    OAKLAND - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has raised $26,400 by auctioning off two pairs of sneakers for victims of this month's Oakland warehouse fire. The East Bay Times reports that one set of white sneakers Curry wore in the Warriors' Dec. 15 win over the New York Knicks... more »
  • Zimmerman gun removed from auction website

    May 12, 2016 2:41 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - An online auction for the gun that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin appeared to have been halted Thursday, with the weapon's listing removed from the auction site. It was not immediately clear why the website, GunBroker.com ,... more »
  • Mo Claiborne releases statement over unauthorized sale of LSU championship ring

    March 15, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials released a statement on behalf of former LSU football player Mo Claiborne related to the online sale of his 2011 championship ring. Claiborne, now part of the Dallas Cowboys, said he did not know the ring was for sale. In fact, he said in... more »
  • New Orleans to hold online property auction

    March 2, 2016 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans holds its monthly online auction for adjudicated properties on Wednesday. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 40 properties are scheduled to be sold throughout the community, where winning bidders will receive full ownership and title insurance for each property. A property is... more »
  • TV star Donna Douglas' estate up for auction Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:11 PM

    WALKER - The estate of the late television star Donna Douglas will be up for auction Saturday in Livingston Parish. Douglas is known for her role as Elly May Clampett on "The Beverly Hillbillies." She died of pancreatic cancer in January 2015 in the Baton Rouge area. Now her belongings... more »
  • Fiat from Pope's U. S. visit up for auction

    January 20, 2016 11:19 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - One of the two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his September visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction. The car will be up for bid as part of the Philadelphia Auto Show black tie gala on Jan. 29. Bids will be accepted in person and online.... more »
  • Clock will be ticking for winner of unusual lottery auction

    January 7, 2016 3:26 PM

    PORTAGE, Mich. - An unusual auction in Michigan will turn the top bidder into an instant lottery winner. A bankruptcy trustee is auctioning a lottery prize that pays $1,000 a month, before taxes. But there's a hitch: The money is paid only for as long as a 73-year-old man... more »
  • New Orleans to auction abandoned vehicles

    December 25, 2015 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 133 vehicles are for sale as part of the City of New Orleans' abandoned vehicle auction next week. Buyers will get to bid on autos, all of which have been discarded on neighborhood streets or left unclaimed by residents with excessive parking fines and fees.... more »
  • Online auction to offer rare 'Star Wars' collectibles

    December 2, 2015 12:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of rare and original collectibles associated with "Star Wars" are headed to auction. Sotheby's is holding the online auction for items associated with the space odyssey series. Estimates run from $100 to $35,000. It's the collection of Japanese designer NIGO. The items will... more »
  • Thousands of properties piling up for EBR Parish Play Video

    November 16, 2015 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of properties with unpaid taxes are sitting around in East Baton Rouge waiting to be sold at auction. When someone does not pay property taxes that property goes up for auction at a sheriff's sale. The properties that are not sold are "adjudicated" to the parish... more »
  • Fournette jersey auction explodes in final minutes Play Video

    November 7, 2015 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bidding exploded during the final minutes Monday of LSU's Leonard Fournette charity jersey auction , and pushed the money raised for charity above the six-figure mark. The bidding had reached $40,000 earlier Monday morning. As the auction approached the 11 a.m. cutoff the bidding picked up... more »
  • Fournette's jersey auction begins Saturday

    November 3, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The auction for LSU running back Leonard Fournette's game jersey, that he wore during LSU's win over South Carolina begins Saturday. Fournette announced after the game in October , he would auction the jersey to raise money for South Carolina flood vicitms. Record rainfall prompted flooding... more »
  • NCAA will let Fournette auction jersey

    October 11, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Leonard Fournette can auction the purple No. 7 jersey he wore in Saturday's game against the Gamecocks and donate the proceeds to South Carolina flood victims. Fournette made history in the jersey by becoming the fastest to 1,000 yards in a season at LSU, which has... more »
  • Stamp-sized pink diamond could bring $28M at auction

    September 24, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW YORK - A pink diamond the size of a postage stamp is going on the auction block and it's estimated to bring as much as $28 million. The 16.08-carat gem could set a record for a cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond when it's offered at Christie's in Geneva on... more »
  • Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche

    September 15, 2015 9:13 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- Rock icon Janis Joplin sang about wanting someone to buy her a Mercedes Benz but in real life she drove a Porsche and it is on the auction bloc in New York. The car is a wildly painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet. It will be sold by... more »
  • Auction of Spanish galleon artifacts

    August 6, 2015 8:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Artifacts from two Spanish galleon's that sank during a hurricane in 1622 were auctioned off to the tune of $2 million. Gueernsey's of New York offered 40 items from the ships found by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. He found 40 tons of silver and gold, Colombian emeralds... more »
  • ART-ini 2015 Play Video

    May 18, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fourth annual ART-ini art auction and martini competition is being held later this week, right here in Baton Rouge. Local bars and restaurants will be competing for the honor of best ART-ini martini 2015! The event will also feature a silent auction of items donated by... more »
  • Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- To celebrate May as Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge will hold its 5th annual Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction. The event will feature delicious food from Heirloom Cuisine, beverages, and a spectacular silent auction. It will include original... more »
  • Redemptorist alums speak out against school auction Play Video

    April 24, 2015 7:52 PM

    CENTRAL - The Diocese of Baton Rouge has a plan to raise money as Redemptorist junior and senior year high schools prepare to close their doors, but some alumni are not buying into the plan. Students will walk the halls of Redemptorist for the last time in about a... more »
  • New Orleans to auction off 113 vehicles Tuesday

    April 20, 2015 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans will hold another abandoned vehicle auction. The auction will take place Tuesday at the city's auto pound on Almonaster Avenue. Since May 2010, the city has held 19 vehicle auctions, selling 2,189 abandoned cars and contributing over $1.5 million to the city's... more »
  • State to auction off more than 200 'underutilized' vehicles

    March 9, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 217 underutilized state vehicle will be up for auction later this month, according to The Louisiana Property Assistance Agency. The vehicles set to be auctioned on Mar. 14 range from 1988 to 2012 models and include two and four door passenger cars, small trucks and vans.... more »
  • Get a Taste of Central at annual Festival of Two Rivers Auction Play Video

    February 23, 2015 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Alphonsus Parish is famous for the Hornets, Fr. Mike Moroney and the Festival of Two Rivers. It's coming up this Saturday with an auction, taste fair and $10,000 raffle. The 7th annual Festival of Two Rivers Auction and a Taste of Central is this Saturday,... more »
  • Famous "Black Beauty" auctioned

    February 19, 2015 9:23 PM

    NEW YORK- The Les Paul Gibson guitar known as "Black Beauty" sold at auction $335,000 at Guernsey's but it didn't set a record. Les Paul was a jazz, country and blues guitarist and the six-string instrument with gold-plated hardware made in 1954 set the standard for other Les Paul... more »
  • Don McLean's 'American Pie' manuscript to be auctioned in NY

    February 13, 2015 3:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Bye, bye, Miss American Pie. Christie's announced Friday that singer-songwriter Don McLean is selling his manuscript and notes to "American Pie," the wistful anthem that asked, "Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?" The auction house says McLean is selling 16 pages that... more »
  • Historic Les Paul guitar to be auctioned next month in NYC

    January 7, 2015 11:46 AM

    NEW YORK - The 1954 electric guitar that served as the prototype for Gibson's iconic Les Paul models is going on the auction block. The Paul-designed guitar known as "Black Beauty" features gold-plated hardware. Paul made frequent modifications as he refined its sound over more than two decades of use.... more »
  • New Hampshire auctioneer sells KKK robe for $350

    December 30, 2014 11:09 PM

    DOVER, N.H. - A white robe belonging to a New Hampshire man who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s has sold for $350 at auction. The robe bears the KKK's distinctive round, scarlet patch with a white cross. It was discovered in an attic by... more »
  • Hundreds of state vehicles to be sold by Jindal administration

    December 12, 2014 3:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration intends to sell 709 state vehicles at auction early next year as a cost-cutting move. Ruth Johnson, deputy commissioner of administration, said Thursday the vehicles aren't being used enough to justify the continued maintenance costs. In a statement, the governor's Division of Administration... more »
  • $28,000 for first bottle of bourbon

    November 25, 2014 7:53 PM

    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY- A glass of bourbon from one of Kentucky's newest distillers will cost a pretty penny. An auction of a bottle from Boundary Oaks Distillery fetched $28,000 at auction and ranks as one of the most expensive bottles ever sold. All of the money will go to charity.... more »
  • 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

    November 25, 2014 5:17 AM

    NEW YORK - The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered at Bonhams on Monday. The big cat outfit, which went... more »
  • Suicide guns at auction

    October 30, 2014 7:51 PM

    GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A coroner in western Pennsylvania is about to auction off about 100 guns used in suicides and other accidental shooting deaths. Coroner Ken Bacha says state law says local governments have to sell unclaimed property with the proceeds going to help fund county government. The office... more »
  • Cat Haven's Mewster Mash, online auction Play Video

    October 28, 2014 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every good witch needs a sidekick, and you can find yours this weekend at Cat Haven's Mewster Mash. Executive Director Wendy Decker joined Kylie Dixon on 2une In this morning to talk about the event. The Halloween party will serve as a kickoff to the organization's... more »

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