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  • 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 »
  • Lawsuit over Oscar

    July 2, 2014 7:57 PM

    LOS ANGELES- There's a lawsuit over the auction of an Oscar that was auctioned last month that fetched $79,200. It was awarded in 1942 to the late Joseph Wright for his art direction of the musical film "My Gal Sal" which starred Rita Hayworth. The Motion Picture Academy... more »
  • Like a Rolling Stone

    June 24, 2014 7:29 PM

    NEW YORK- Singer Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold at auction for more than $2-million. It was a working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand. Sotheby's Auction House says the selling price is a world record for a music manuscript. The work is... more »
  • Buffalo Bill auction

    June 16, 2014 7:38 PM

    DALLAS, TEXAS- A grizzly bear claw necklace and a Colt .45 six-shooter once owned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody sold at auction for more than $40,000 a piece. Heritage auctions of Dallas sold the two items during its "Legends of the West Signature Auction", which featured about 400 collectibles. ... more »
  • D-Day artifacts auction

    June 5, 2014 7:46 PM

    ALBANY, NEW YORK- An American flag from one of the ships that delivered troops to the beaches of Normandy in France for D-Day during World War II sold for $350,000 at an auction of hundreds of artifacts in New York City. It was sold the day before the 70th... more »
  • 2.4 ct drug ring sold in BR online auction

    February 28, 2014 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bidding war ended over a diamond ring connected to a drug investigation Friday. The 2.5 carat engagement ring , valued at $25,000, was sold for $17,609 at an online auction of city surplus materials, equipment, and vehicles. The money raised from the sale of the ring... more »
  • $24k ring being sold at city auction

    February 14, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city is auctioning off surplus property and other merchandise, including a ring taken after an employee was arrested and accused of selling drugs from the evidence locker two years ago. The 2.50 ct ring is worth more than $25,000 court records show. As of Friday night,... more »
  • Heavenly Harley

    January 13, 2014 7:36 PM

    ROME- People who use a soup kitchen and hostel in Rome will benefit from the sale of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle given to Pope Francis. The tank on the motorcycle is signed by the Pontiff and will be auctioned off in Paris. The auction house noted the Pope's "preference... more »
  • Springsteen's scribbles

    December 5, 2013 7:30 PM

    NEW YORK- Handwritten lyrics that Bruce Springsteen made for the song "Born to Run" were worth a lot more than experts thought. An anonymous bid of $197,000 won the scribblings at auction at Sotheby's Auction house where experts predicted the lyrics would go for 70 to a hundred thousand... more »
  • Rain suit up for auction

    December 2, 2013 7:35 PM

    DALLAS- The suit actor Gene Kelly wore as he danced in a downpour in "Singing in the Rain" in 1952 is up for auction at $20,000. Memorabilia collector Gerry Sola had the suit for more than 40 years after he bought it for $10 at a sale of MGM... more »
  • Colonial era Psalm book

    November 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A book of psalms printed in 1640 sold at auction for $14.2 million, setting a record for a printed book. It's a tiny book and is believed to be the first printed in what's now the United States. The book sold at Sotheby's auction house and... more »
  • Surplus auction revenue tops $1 million for BR

    September 30, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish government in Baton Rouge has hit the million dollar mark in selling off surplus items online. Over the past 18 months the city-parish has sold vehicles, electronics, office equipment and much more for $1,168,290.42 in non-tax revenue. The online surplus auctions started last Spring... more »
  • Eminem's childhood home up for auction

    September 18, 2013 7:35 PM

    DETROIT- No price given, but the childhood home of singer Eminem is up for auction on Detroit's northeast side. The address shows the house is where his mother, Deborah Mathers lived from 1989 to 2003. The house is listed by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority which acquires and... more »
  • Public auction announced for closed hospital

    September 9, 2013 11:04 AM

    GONZALES - Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today they would hold a public auction to sell off items from the old East Ascension Parish Hospital later this month. The parish scheduled the auction for Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Brown's Auction Company will conduct the auction at the... more »
  • Perkins Rowe auctioned to bank in foreclosure sale

    August 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Perkins Rowe sold at a foreclosure auction today to KeyBank National Association, the lender which says it was never paid for loans used to build the development, for $69.3 million. The banks were the only bidder in the auction, which was over in minutes. KeyBank,... more »
  • Treasure trove of classic cars

    August 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    PIERCE, NEBRASKA- Classic car collectors will converge on the small town of Pierce, Nebraska for an auction they're drooling over. A longtime car dealer stashed and warehoused about 500 unsold Chevrolet's and at least two Fords that are 60 years older, or older. The classics go up for auction September... more »
  • White Castle ferry fails to sell

    August 14, 2013 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 62-year-old ferry that once traveled between White Castle and Carville could be sold for scrap after the state failed to attract a minimum bid at auction. The Jindal administration wanted at least $200,000 for the White Castle ferry. The highest bid over the weekend was... more »
  • Maltese Falcon to sell at auction

    August 7, 2013 7:59 PM

    NEW YORK- For the first time ever, the statuette featured in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon" is up for sale at auction. The figurine does not have a pre-sale estimate. It was the prop for the John Huston film that starred Humphrey Bogart as a private eye trying to... more »
  • Marilyn is still fetching

    July 31, 2013 7:55 PM

    NEW YORK- Marilyn Monroe is still fetching in pictures and in profit. Tens of thousand of negatives of her and other celebrities taken by Milton Greene sold at auction for almost $2-million. The collection includes 3,700 negatives and slides of Monroe. Profiles in History auction house says the highlights included... more »
  • Bonanza!

    June 25, 2013 7:54 PM

    RENO, NEVADA- You can own some memorabilia from the long-running TV series "Bonanza" as it goes up for auction in Nevada. Included in the items, the branding iron that fans of the show will remember from each week's opening credits burning up the Old West-style map of the ranch and... more »
  • Auctioneers delay sale of Saban's $11M lake home

    June 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A multimillion dollar lakefront home owned by Alabama football coach Nick Saban is still for sale. The 9,600-square-foot house didn't sell at auction as scheduled last Thursday. The company handling the property said Monday the auction is now set for June 27, three weeks later than planned.... more »
  • Sheriff puts fishing boat up for auction

    May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is offering its 38-foot-long fishing boat for sale on the online auction site eBay. The Courier reports the starting bid is $180,000. The auction ends May 18. Since taking office, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has criticized former Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' decision to buy the... more »
  • Kobe: Mom wasn't given permission to sell my stuff

    May 9, 2013 10:07 AM

    CAMDEN, N.J. - Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career. Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off. Pamela Bryant says... more »
  • Diana dresses fetch more than a million

    March 19, 2013 7:36 PM

    LONDON- Some of Princess Diana's most memorable evening gowns sold for more than a million dollars at an auction in London. The highlight was a velvet navy gown Diana wore in 1985 to a gala dinner at the White House where she danced with actor John Travolta. It fetched 240,000... more »
  • Gulf lease sale to open 38M acres to drilling

    February 7, 2013 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block next month. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said the New Orleans sale will include about 7,299 federally-owned drilling tracts, three to 230 miles off the coasts of Louisiana, Alabama... more »
  • Rarest of rare baseball card auction

    February 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a yard sale in Maine is expected to gets bids in the hundreds of thousands when it's auctioned. A man found the card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club inside an old photo album he bought while antique picking near the Canadian... more »
  • Perkins Rowe auction date set for March

    February 5, 2013 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The foreclosure auction of the mixed-use Perkins Rowe development is scheduled for March 20 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Baton Rouge. In court filings on Monday, U.S. Marshal Kevin Harrison said the minimum bid must be at least $63.5 million. KeyBank National Association, an Ohio lender... more »
  • Hostess expects to announce bidder for Drake's

    January 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Hostess says it expects to unveil a bidder for Drake's snack cakes next week, although the fate of Twinkies is still being negotiated. Drake's cakes, which include Devil Dogs, Funny Bones and Yodels, are among the brands Hostess is selling after announcing in November that it was... more »
  • 'Miracle On Ice' jersey going to auction in NYC

    January 25, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW YORK - It's one of the greatest sporting moments of the 20th century: the winning goal Mike Eruzione scored against the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Now the 58-year-old "Miracle On Ice" captain is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other... more »
  • City of Baton Rouge uses efficient, online method to turn a profit Play Video

    January 22, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Have you ever wanted to shop for a decommissioned police unit, an old fire truck or a Harley-Davidson from the comfort of your own home? Thanks to the City of Baton Rouge, now you can. "We have heavy duty tractors, we have dump trucks, we... more »
  • McDreamy actor has competition for coffee

    January 3, 2013 7:50 PM

    Actor Patrick Dempsey has competition to buy a small coffee chain in Seattle. Dempsey gained the nickname "McDreamy" on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" and probably never expected his bid for Tully's Coffee to get so steamy. Starbucks confirmed it's involved in a bankruptcy auction for Tully's. Baristas Coffee, which... more »

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