Arts and collectibles auctions

A Book, and scripts by Stephen Hawking are among the personal and academic possessions of Stephen Hawking at the auction house Christies in London, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The online auction announced Monday Oct. 22, 2018, by auctioneer Christie’s features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, with the sale scheduled for 31 October and 8 November. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2018 - 3:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script...
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October 06, 2018 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist apparently self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" went under the hammer at...
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Sylvie Sulitzer, a delicatessen owner from the south of France, stands with a Renoir painting that was returned to her in a reparation ceremony at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in New York. The 1919 oil painting "Femmes Dans Un Jardin" was seized in Paris by the Nazis from Sulitzer's grandfather. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 12, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis had a family reunion with one of the works on Wednesday after almost eight decades, an impressionist piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Sylvie Sulitzer saw "Two Women in a Garden" for the first time at...
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This combination of photos released by Julien's Auctions shows various outfits belonging to the late singer Aretha Franklin. More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction on Nov. 10. The items will go on display between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16. Julien's Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, that the unveiling of the "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
September 03, 2018 - 4:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed, authorities said Monday. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced the delay on Twitter, saying "more details will be announced...
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August 20, 2018 - 2:21 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis. Greece's culture minister has written her British counterpart to formally...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1963, file photo, President John F. Kennedy signs the Limited Test Ban Treaty during a ratification ceremony in the White House Treaty Room in Washington. Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Eldred's auction gallery in East Dennis, Mass., on Cape Cod, is auctioning items associated with the late president, including pens that Kennedy used to sign the treaty. (AP Photo/File)
August 03, 2018 - 3:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on an auction of iconic memorabilia associated with the late President John F. Kennedy (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A rocking chair that the late President John F. Kennedy used to meet with world leaders in the Oval Office has sold at auction for $50,000. The chair and...
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Stormtrooper helmets from Star Wars: The Last Jedi (left) (estimate £30-50,000) and Star Wars: A New Hope (right) (estimate £40-60,000) on display in the Prop Store head office near Rickmansworth, Enlgnad, Monday July 30, 2018, ahead of the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on September 20. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The jacket worn by actor Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back" is expected to fetch up to 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) in an auction of rare movie memorabilia in Britain next month. The blue-grey cotton jacket, worn in the 1980 film by Ford's character,...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:05 am
Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That's where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, it was...
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