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'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 ...

How Much For Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' Ruby Slippers?

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

On the season premiere of "Hollywood Treasure" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy) auctioneer Joe Maddalena got his hands on a legendary piece of Hollywood his...

5 Record-Breaking Prices At Auction

Posted 05.13.2012 | Home

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are the top five works that set record-breaking prices for contemporary, impressionist and modern art at Christie's and S...

How Much For Elvis Presley's Gold Bracelet?

Posted 05.10.2012 | TV

How much for Elvis Presley's bracelet? That was the question facing the "Auction Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery) when they found themselves han...

Ric Savage Finds Buried Treasure In Brooklyn

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Ric Savage and the "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) crew travelled to Brooklyn, New York in search of buried treasure. Working on the ...

'Auction Kings' Season Premiere: Nineteenth-Century Iron Maiden

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

The "Auction Kings" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery) returned for Season 3 with a new day and new timeslot, plus new pickers. New pickers the Garret...

Ric Savage Finds A Cougar On 'American Digger'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

On Wednesday night's "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) Ric Savage had an uncharacteristically subdued reaction to something he found in th...

Ric Savage Finds Medieval Religious Relic On 'American Digger'

Posted 03.29.2012 | TV

On "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) Ric Savage and his crew were digging for treasure in Detroit, Michigan. Although they dug up a bunch ...

'Auction Hunters': Ton Fires The Most Powerful Handgun In The World

Posted 03.29.2012 | TV

It is amazing what some people leave behind in abandoned storage lockers. On Wednesday night's episode of "Auction Hunters" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on Spike)...

'American Digger' Premiere: Ric Savage Digs For Buried Treasure In Alaska

Posted 03.22.2012 | TV

The series premiere of Spike's new show "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) saw the return to television of former pro wrestler "Heavy Metal...

Anti-J.F.K. Memorabilia On 'Storage Wars: Texas'

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

On "Storage Wars: Texas" (Tues., 10 p.m. ET on A&E) Lesa Lewis discovered a piece of potentially valuable memorabilia related to President Kennedy's a...

Radioactive Glassware On 'Storage Wars: Texas'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

It was the calm before the storm on "Storage Wars: Texas" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST on A&E) when Lesa Lewis and Jerry Simpson came across some brightly color...

Move Over Picasso: New Top Auction Earner

Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Zhang Daqian has knocked Picasso from a very high pedestal. The artist generated $506.7 million from auctions in 2011 alone. Close ...

'Storage Wars': Books, Books & More Books

Posted 03.04.2012 | TV

Dave Hester scored a rather unique haul on "Storage Wars" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST on A&E). The locker he bought turned out to be packed wall-to-wall and fr...

Vintage Judith Leiber Handbags at Auction

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Mary Kincaid

Like all great collections, it started with just one piece. In this case, it was a pillbox. But not just any pillbox. A Judith Leiber pillbox.

Fashionably Late: Style News You Might Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 01.10.2012 | Style

Welcome to Fashionably Late, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what els...

PHOTO: The Original Granny Panties

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.02.2012 | Style

A pair of generously-sized underwear -- granny panties, if we may? -- once belonging to Queen Victoria sold for $14,000 at an Edinburgh auction yester...

The Divine Miss M Goes to Auction

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Mary Kincaid

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Saddam Hussein's Bronze Buttock Could Be Yours

Posted 12.13.2011 | Weird News

A British auction house plans to open bidding on a slab of metal rump severed from the bronze statue of Saddam Hussein famously toppled by American tr...

WATCH: Bravo's 'Work Of Art' Returns For Season 2

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Bravo's art world version of Project Runway will return for a season 2. The competition, called "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," pits 14 artists ...

For Sale: Al Capone Gun, Price Tag $100K

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Collectors hoping to call an unusual and rare piece of Chicago history their own will be bidding Wednesday on a six-shot revolver formerly owned by le...

Jen Sabella

WATCH: Single Mom Selling Handwritten Obama Letter To Avoid Eviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

When 26-year-old Destiny Mathis began campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, her life was tough--but she had hope. After graduating at the top of h...

The Butterfly Art Of Vladimir Nabokov: A Love Story

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts
Stephen J. Gertz

Nabokov disliked ineffective, syrupy sentiment. Consider his butterfly drawings to Vera as mash-notes without the slop.

How Much Did Jackie O's Love Letters Auction For?

cnn.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

What price love -- or more accurately, what price a love letter?...