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Ten Undervalued Works Of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Bruce Helander

It's not much of a challenge to figure out which of the hundreds of lots are considered the most valuable--just look at the estimates, starting at $40...

Bookseller's Inventory Being Auctioned: What Will Happen To The Stores?

kentucky.com | Scott Sloan | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

The future of Lexington's most prominent book retailer will be decided this week. On Wednesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers' five remaining stores, includ...

Charles Saatchi Ex-Wife To Auction Off Major Works

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Works by the likes of Lucian Freud, Paula Rego and Ron Mueck from the collection of Kay Saatchi are to go on sale later this year....

Eric Clapton Guitars Slated For NYC Auction

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Eric Clapton is parting with dozens of guitars and amps at a New York City auction to benefit an alcohol and drug treatment center he fou...

Colorado Government Auctions Feed Global Trade In Toxic E-Waste

The Denver Post | Kristin Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Coloradans who buy new electronics this holiday season can legally dump their old computers, cellphones and other electronic waste in the trash. On...

Bets Are In For 2011's Art Sales: Pop, Calder, Contemporary Chinese Art

wsj.com | KELLY CROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The auction market gained momentum throughout 2010, as art buyers began shrugging off their recession fears and wealthy newcomers from Asia joined the...

Family Greed Separates Charlotte from Wilbur (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

Scholars, librarians and the lovers of children's books were sad and disheartened to learn of the sale of Garth Williams' artwork for Charlotte's Web.

All You Need is Love -- an Auction Scorecard

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"The bidders egos are the main reason for the inflated prices," Luis Accorsi told us. "The eagerness to win, one person over the other." Nevertheless, it's hard not to be taken in by the energy in the room.

JEWELS AT AUCTION: Pink Diamond Shines For $46 Million World Auction Record

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

A ring that graced the block at Sotheby's Geneva earlier this week has shattered the record for any jewel sold at auction, twinkling past its presale ...

Jane Austen's Hair, Dickens' Dog Collar: 9 Of The Most Surprising Auctioned Author Memorabilia (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Auctions of author memorabilia have produced surprising results over the last year. You won't believe what fans have wanted and what they left behind....

Rare Manuscripts Owned By Kings And Aristocrats Up For Auction

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A collection of manuscripts previously owned by kings, bishops and members of the aristocracy is expected to fetch up to £16m when it is sold at auct...

How To Get Your Louboutins For $5*

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

*It's really $5 plus $1 per bid, but hear us out - you could end up spending something like $10 on a Louis Vuitton bag.

Is OohILove.com Selling Fake Louis Vuitton? Winners Tell All.

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

Auction site OohILove recently came under fire when Louis Vuitton's North American President and CEO Daniel Lalonde told Styleite that the Louis Vuitton items on the site "must be fakes." But auction winners aren't so sure.

10 More Book Publishing Predictions

HarperStudio | Robert Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

Comedian Lenny Bruce Memorabilia at Auction

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

The auction is being held to raise funds for Lenny's House, a non-profit recovery house for women healing from addiction. This is the first time the Estate has ever auctioned off any of its items.

Going Once, Going Twice: Dinosaur Bones Are Up For Auction In Las Vegas (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Only in Vegas would they... auction off dinosaur bones? This mammoth auction taking place on October 3rd at the Venetian is predicted to gross about $...

BusinessWeek: 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

BusinessWeek announced it would put out an issue on "The Case for Optimism" this month, explaining it's just as rational to see the economic glass as half-full. It hasn't brightened my mood.

Does the Waxman-Markey Bill "Give Away 85% of Allowances to Polluters"?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

As the Waxman-Markey climate/energy bill nears a make-or-break vote in the House, those who work to improve it need more than ever to understand it first.

Consumer Trend: eBay Is Greener Than You Think

Planet Green | Tania Asnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

eBay is essentially the world's biggest yard sale. Anyone with access to the internet can purchase or sell goods with a few clicks of the mouse. It's ...

Only US Copy Of The Magna Carta To Hit The Auction Block

The New York Times | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The 2,500 words fill a page that is a couple of inches shorter than this one, but almost as wide. The faded letters in Latin are unreadable in places....