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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 4, 2012 12:39 PM
NEW YORK - The late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz was once so infatuated with a woman 23 years his junior he sent her dozens of love letters. Many of the themes of that correspondence made it into some of his daily comic strips at the time. Now those love notes... more »
October 16, 2012 5:18 PM
LAUGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is planning to auction his 13 Gold Gloves and a pair of World Series rings he received from the St. Louis Cardinals in retirement. SCP Auctions said Tuesday that bidding for the online sale will start Nov. 14 and end Dec.... more »
September 11, 2012 7:36 PM
After years of squabbling over its fate, a massive light-up map that illustrates the key moments of the Battle of Gettysburg is up for sale. The map is 30-by-30 and its blinking lights illustrate troops movements showing visitors how the defining battle of the Civil War unfolded. It went up... more »
July 2, 2012 3:19 PM
BALTIMORE- Jim Palmer says he no longer needs trophies as mementos of his Hall of Fame career, so the former Baltimore Orioles ace has put his three Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves up for auction. The 66-year-old Palmer, who currently works as a TV analyst... more »
July 2, 2012 12:38 PM
LANGHORNE, Pa. - Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. Officials at The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., are seeking bids starting around $600,000 to offset steep budget cuts. The eBay listing describes the public alternative... more »
June 22, 2012 3:21 PM
LOS ANGELES - Elvis Presley's crypt has left the auction block. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Friday that his company has agreed not to sell the crypt after fans worldwide demanded that it be kept as a shrine to his memory. Julien's Auctions announced in May that it would sell... more »
March 12, 2012 1:02 PM
BUFORD, Wyo. - What's advertised as the smallest town in the United States goes up for auction next month. The town of Buford, between Cheyenne and Laramie in southeast Wyoming, has just one inhabitant, Don Sammons. Sammons says he plans to retire from managing his businesses at Buford and move... more »
March 10, 2012 1:05 PM
BRAITHWAITE, La. - A plantation house built nearly 200 years ago in Plaquemines Parish near the Mississippi river is going on the auction block.
Saturday's noon auction of the Mary Plantation is the latest chapter in the history of the French Creole-style home.
Neal Alford, president of Neal... more »
February 27, 2012 8:43 AM
RICHMOND, Va.- The April auction of more than 5,000 Titanic artifacts a century after the luxury liner's sinking has stirred hundreds of interested calls. Auctioneer Arlan Ettinger says his New York auction house has heard from some descendants of more than 700 survivors, including one offer he describes as morbid:... more »
February 3, 2012 8:47 AM
HOUMA - A Maserati seized from a drug dealer in Terrebonne Parish sold on eBay for $33,250, but it hasn't been turned over to its new owner yet. The sheriff's office says the sale to a Kenner man was completed Jan. 19. But, although the car was advertised as being... more »
December 14, 2011 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The federal government's first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster has drawn $337.7 million in winning bids. Petroleum explorers have bid on 191 tracts in the western Gulf off the coast of Texas. With natural gas... more »
November 30, 2011 7:50 PM
A checklist used by Apollo 13 mission commander James Lovell that included calculations which enabled the crippled craft to return safely to earth sold at auction for $388,375. Heritage Auctions of Dallas sold it as part of a batch of space program artifacts on Wednesday. The person who bought the... more »
November 15, 2011 7:25 PM
LOS ANGELES- The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer on the auction block. Julien's Auctions removed the queen-sized headboard from its list of items for sale from 100 N. Carolwood Drive, Jackson's last address.
Julien's Auctions president Darren Julien says the mattress was never for sale, and... more »
September 9, 2011 7:39 PM
A rare photo of Confederate General Robert E. Lee fetched $23,000 dollars in an online auction after a Goodwill worker in Nashville spotted it and saved it. The tintype photo was in a bin about to be shipped out to an outlet store when it was discovered. The employee then... more »
July 31, 2011 11:09 AM
GONZALES, La.- A July auction should provide a substantial boost for sales tax collections though Mayor Barney Arceneaux and officials are still not sure how much money the city will see from the sales.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a Houston company that liquidates heavy machinery, approached the city when one... more »
June 26, 2011 4:44 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A famed black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic "Thriller" video has sold at auction for $1.8 million.
Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, says the jacket was purchased Sunday by Milton Verret, a commodities trader from... more »
May 23, 2011 7:23 PM
The Sotheby's auction house is selling an early Jane Austen manuscript, the only one still in private hands. Sotheby's says the draft for the "The Watsons" is the earliest surviving manuscript for a novel by Austen that was probably written in 1804. The estimated worth is $322,000 to $482,995. What... more »
April 1, 2011 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Close to 100 properties, many of them bought by the state after they were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, are going on the auction block in New Orleans.
Saturday's auction will make available 94 properties in 27 New Orleans neighborhoods.
The New Orleans Redevelopment... more »
March 21, 2011 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - Four Romanian-Moldovan nationals that investigators believe scammed millions from Americans over the Internet are on their way to face racketeering charges in Baton Rouge.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today that Dimitar Dimitrov, 22, Radu Manolache, 40, Ion Antohi, 25, and Andrei Golovco, 27, had all... more »
January 11, 2011 7:10 PM
A bullet-riddled Andy Warhol print owned by the late actor Dennis Hopper sold for $302,500 at auction. The print of a bright blue Mao Zedong with green lips was done in 1972 and Hopper put two bullet holes in it after mistaking the portrait for the real Mao during a... more »
November 16, 2010 3:07 PM
A rare pink diamond has smashed the world record for a jewel sold at an auction
Well-known British gemstone dealer, Laurence Graff, bid just over $46 million for the precious 24 carat stone.
The price easily tops that of the blue 35.56-carat Wittelsbach-Graff diamond auctioned for $24.3... more »
October 6, 2010 6:43 AM
The Louisiana State Penitentiary will auction horses that have been bred and raised at the Angola prison for the first time in the prison's history. The sale is set for Oct. 16 following a preview on Oct. 15. The sale is part of the third weekend of the annual Angola... more »
September 25, 2010 3:45 PM
Lady Liberty has been jilted at an auction of iconic items in New York City. A copper cast of the tip of the Statue of Liberty's nose that was up for sale on Friday went unsold. The nose, which was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000, was one of... more »
September 10, 2010 8:00 PM
The son of actress Debbie Reynolds says her big Hollywood memorablia collection will go to auction by June, including the red slippers from the "Wizard of Oz." Todd Fisher says Christie's in New York will manage the sale. Reynolds is 78 and amassed a collection worth $50 million dollars over... more »
September 1, 2010 12:33 PM
The NFL is hosting an online auction of signed memorabilia through the first week of the regular season to support the New Orleans Saints' Gulf Coast Renewal Fund.
The charity auction on the league's website is among festivities planned around the opening of the regular season on Sept. 9,... more »
July 9, 2010 12:41 PM
An upcoming New York City auction will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers - including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger.
Christie's in Manhattan held a preview Friday for next week's auction.
The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum... more »
June 26, 2010 8:40 PM
Auctioneers are selling off items owned by a former Indiana money manager who tried to fake his death in a plane crash, including the motorcycle he used to flee after parachuting from his plane.
Hundreds of people turned out as Marcus Schrenker's belongings went up for bid Saturday in... more »
April 6, 2010 6:46 AM
Caddo Parish and Shreveport officials say one of the most expensive vehicles ever confiscated during a drug arrest in the parish will be auctioned April 10. It's a 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 Mustang with less than 5,000 miles. It still had temporary tags when it was confiscated from Kevin... more »
March 17, 2010 5:22 AM
New Orleans' Public Works Department will hold its first abandoned vehicle auction of the year on Thursday, and this time it will be little bit easier to get your dream vehicle. Buyers will now receive a notarized title at the time of payment, so they no longer have to go... more »
February 22, 2010 3:48 PM
The only NASCAR-sanctioned race track in Louisiana was seized by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and is scheduled for auction.
The Monroe Motor Speedway plans to file Chapter 11 reorgnaization next month in bankruptcy court. That's according to its website. The track was set to open for its second... more »
February 19, 2010 7:32 AM
Financial struggles that have plagued Doctor's Hospital in Shreveport for nearly three years have finally caught up with it. The hospital has closed and likely will be auctioned at a foreclosure sale in March. Creditors forced the company operating the hospital to file for bankruptcy in 2007. The hospital still... more »
February 14, 2010 1:26 PM
A St. Francisville paper mill may be sold at auction.
According to a company executive, Renew Paper is being reorganized because of bankruptcy.
Allen Byrd, mill owner, put a halt on production because of low timber stocks.
Byrd said the current ownership may be out of the... more »
February 10, 2010 7:45 AM
The Bluffs Country Club clubhouse, which closed last summer and has since been repossessed by a bank, will be placed on the auction block March 5. Sperry Van Ness/Gilmore Auction will conduct the sale of the clubhouse, which sits on 4.7 acres. The 19,786-square-foot clubhouse has two floors and includes... more »
January 25, 2010 3:48 PM
A current law says a judge is supposed to seize and sell your car for multiple DWI convictions. Members of a state panel say the law is seldom followed.
The Louisiana DWI Task Force is proposing changes for the money collected in that process. The change calls for 60... more »
January 22, 2010 10:43 PM
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November 18, 2009 8:59 AM
Natchez' historic Eola Hotel, the Eola Guest House and the Prentiss Club have been sold at auction.
About 20 people attended the auction Tuesday in Natchez,when the high bids were submitted.
Auctioneers said the closing will occur within 30 days of acceptance of the bids by Bob Dean... more »
November 16, 2009 6:42 AM
Coldwell Banker ONE is having an auction to help raise money for Pat's Coats for Kids. Diane Moran and Brenda Temple joined Whitney Vann with a look at what's up for grabs. Coldwell Banker ONE 2nd Annual Charity Auction benefiting Pat's Coats for Kids Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Ralph &... more »
November 13, 2009 8:26 PM
The 39-carat pear-shaped diamond known as the Evening Star goes on the auction block in New York next month. Its pre-auction sale price is between $3.6 and $5.5 million. Its one of ten jewels that belong to a single owner that Christie's is offering in a special sale. The owner... more »
November 11, 2009 8:26 PM
A fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex was bought by a private buyer who intends to display it in a museum. It failed to sell at auction in Las Vegas last month. The buyer wants to remain anonymous but a spokesman for the auction house Bonhams & Butterfields says he wants... more »
October 29, 2009 8:33 PM
It has to stay off the street, but a motorized La-Z-Boy chair used by a convicted drunk driver goes up for aution in Proctor, Minnesota. The chair is powered by a lawnmower engine and is equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights. The chair is up for auction on... more »
October 28, 2009 11:46 AM
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October 9, 2009 10:27 PM
17-year-old Scott Lloyd is the big winner you've been hearing about. A trip down Victory Hill with the band, running out on the field with the team, two seats in the press box...all for 15,600 dollars.
The teen didn't come up with the money. In fact, he didn't even... more »