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October 25, 2016
Ohio museum sells pieces despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt
The sale of nearly two dozen antiquities from an Ohio art museum brought in $640,000 on Tuesday despite objections to the ...
October 24, 2016
Ohio museum's sale of antiquities from Egypt draws criticism
Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art is selling 68 antiquities from its collection, a move drawing criticism from a nationally known ...
October 23, 2016
Locker key from the Titanic sells at auction for $104,000
A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at auction for 85,000 pounds ($104,000). The key belonged to Sidney ...
September 30, 2016
Gerhard Richter painting owned by Clapton going up for sale
A painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is slated for auction.
September 13, 2016
Russian oligarch leads art donation to Paris museum
An exhibition with more than 250 works of Russian and Soviet art, donated by one of Russia's richest oligarchs, opened ...
August 25, 2016
Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird
The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton. Summers Place Auctions is selling what it ...
August 14, 2016
Polish horse auction sales much lower after government purge
Sales at a famed horse auction on a remote state-run farm in eastern Poland on Sunday were much lower this year, with some ...
August 05, 2016
Queen portrait that hung in Winnipeg arena looking for home
The large portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that once watched over hockey games at Winnipeg Arena is again looking for a home.
July 19, 2016
Marilyn Monroe's tresses and dresses going up for auction
Gentlemen prefer blondes — but will auctiongoers? Two locks of Marilyn Monroe's hair, among a trove of memorabilia from the ...
July 16, 2016
Finland holds auction for Soviet cars abandoned by migrants
Finnish customs officials say over 100 mostly vintage Soviet cars abandoned by migrants crossing the Nordic country's border ...
June 22, 2016
Tribes hail shield's halted sale; collectors ask what's next
The laws of a rural New Mexico Native American tribe require that the ceremonial shield stay within the boundaries of its ...
June 12, 2016
Correction: D-Day Flag-Auction story
In a June 12 story about the sale of an American flag that was at the D-Day invasion in World War II, The Associated Press ...
May 31, 2016
Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia. The Brazil great is selling everything ...
May 26, 2016
The Latest: New Mexico tribe makes plea to French people
The Latest on a planned auction of sacred Native American items in France (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The leader of a Native ...
May 18, 2016
Historic 1493 letter on Columbus voyage is returned to Italy
The U.S. has returned to Italy a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World ...
May 17, 2016
'Unique Pink' diamond fetches $28 million at Geneva auction
A vivid, pearl-shaped pink diamond said to be the largest of its kind to go under the hammer has sold at auction for 27.
May 10, 2016
The Latest: Marble Rodin fetches record price at NY auction
The Latest on Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A rare marble sculpture by Auguste ...
May 09, 2016
Marble Rodin sculpture fetches record price at NY auction
A rare marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin sold for a record $20.4 million at Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art.
April 28, 2016
Lucian Freud portrait could fetch $29 million at Christie's
Christie's is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British ...