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USAGov's Five Tips for Getting Great Deals from Government Auctions and Sales

USA.gov | Posted 05.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
USA.gov

You may have heard that you can buy "stuff" from the government. But how does it work? Can you really get good deals? With these tips from USAGov, you...

10 Secrets for Successful Selling on eBay

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

We all have too much "stuff" in our wardrobe, closets and lives. Sometimes we want to throw it all away. But you can have fun and recoup a few dollars if you use eBay's platform to sell online. If you have an email and Paypal accounts, you're already half way done.

$1 Billion? Do I Hear $1 Billion?

Clifton Brannan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Clifton Brannan

The First Amendment should not only protect the freedom of speech but also the equality of speech in the political sphere. Otherwise, certain individuals who have amassed fortunes have an unacceptable dominance in the political process over average voters.

Here's Why Auctions Are The Best Place You've Never Shopped

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you think auction houses are only for those who can drop millions on rare art, you're entirely wrong. Every day, hundreds of items go up to the gav...

Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

Bob Richter | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores.

The Biggest Bargains at Auctions and Flea Markets? People Are Walking All Over Them

Bob Richter | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Even if a rug doesn't look dirty, moths could have laid eggs in the rug, and you don't want to bring that into your house.

Who'd Pay $25,000 For Books Signed By Hitler?

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Copies of Adolf Hitler's manifesto "Mein Kampf" signed by the German Nazi leader will go under the hammer on Thursda...

The 12 Weirdest And Rarest Items On The Auction Block Last Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

We've already toasted to some of the year's most expensive artworks that hit the bidding block in 2013. The collection of 20 paintings, prints and scu...

This Diamond Just Sold For How Much?!

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

(Adds name of buyer, quotes and details) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The "Pink Star", a flawless pin...

8 Steps To Collecting Contemporary Art

Paddle8 | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Paddle8

At once celebratory and elegiac, McEwen's art is sometimes an imitator of his life. He's now a key presence in the art world, as is his work at contemporary art auctions. Here are eight steps to collecting Adam McEwen.

Auction Napa Valley 2013

GAYOT.com | Posted 08.06.2013 | Taste
GAYOT.com

The 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley wrapped up at Meadowood Napa Valley last weekend, where an astounding $16.9 million were raised, surpassing the 2005 record of $10.2 million. Proceeds benefit healthcare and child development programs in Napa Valley.

Rare 'Harry Potter' Annotated Edition Sold For HOW Much?!

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books

May 21 (Reuters) - A unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" annotated by author J.K. Rowling has sold for a record 150,0...

Consumers to Lose From Rigged Wireless Auctions

Steve Pociask | Posted 07.04.2013 | Technology
Steve Pociask

Picking winners and losers is bad policy. Instead, policies should empower consumers to freely choose the services and service providers they want. Competition is not improved by rules that limit auction participation, restrict spectrum and create shortages that will raise consumer prices.

Christie's Auctioning Warhol's 1978 Photo of Little Edie (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

In Andy Warhol's Exposures he named a chapter "The Best Family," and he began his introduction to the Beales by writing, "I think the best family in the world is the Kennedy-Onassis-Bouvier-Beale-Radziwill family."

'Storage Wars' Star Found Dead

Posted 02.21.2013 | Celebrity

Mark Balelo, an auction house owner featured on the A&E reality TV show "Storage Wars," was found dead on Feb. 11, The Ventura County Star reported. H...

Collecting Popular Culture

Laura Woolley | Posted 04.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura Woolley

In the world of pop-culture memorabilia it seems that some entertainers are supreme.

Art Market's Lax Regulation May Or May Not Be National Scandal

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

It's a story involving bubbly prices, lax regulation and shady market practices. If this sounds like a recipe for the next financial crisis, then you are right. It does sound like that. But it's probably not.

The 10 Weirdest, Rarest Auction Items Of 2012

Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts

We've already given you the year's most expensive artworks to hit the bidding block in 2012. Taken together, the collection of 25 paintings, drawings ...

You'll Never Guess The Hot New Auction Trend...

ARTINFO | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Chances are, no one is going to sell you George Washington's bones, but if you are intent on owning a bit of the first U.S. president, locks of his ha...

What's So Special About This Penny?

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 09.26.2012 | Money

In an era when pennies are being banned and even discontinued, one pretty penny recently got very lucky. Bill Simpson, a co-owner of the Texas Rang...

Cowboys Fans In For Online Surprise

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

Football fans wandering over to Cowboys.com for the scoop on America's Team might be in for a surprise. The address is now a primarily gay dating site...

George Takei: Is This A Phaser I See Before Me?

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Hollywood Treasure" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy) Joe Amendola had what looked like an original "Star Trek" phaser. If authe...

'Storage Wars': Buyer's 'Man Purse' Contains $50,000 In Cash

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Storage Wars" (Tue, 10 p.m. ET on A&E) Mark Balelo was mocked by some of the other buyers for his flamboyant style. The ...

'Auction Kings': How Much For A Giant Fruit Bat Skeleton?

Posted 06.15.2012 | TV

On "Auction Kings" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery) Thursday night a customer brought in the skeleton of a giant fruit bat. Some species of fruit bat...

Antiques Appraiser Reveals Trash For Cash Secrets

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

In the world of yard sales and antiques auctions, the thrill is in the hunt for hidden treasures. Take those old dentures from Grandpa, especially if ...