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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...

Handwritten Philip Larkin Poem Sells For HOW Much?!

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books

LONDON — A handwritten poem by Philip Larkin has sold for 7,500 pounds (US$11,650) in London. Titled "Love," it was written in 1962 on a sheet ...

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 Heads To Shanghai

AP | By KELVIN CHAN | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Christie's said Tuesday it will be the first international auction house to operate without a local partner in mainland China, one of the...

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...

Creepiest Auction Find Ever

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. -- A pair of skeletons for sale at a Pennsylvania auction house went for more than a couple of bones. A Lancaster County antiques ...

Elvis Presley Crypt Pulled From Auction

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Elvis Presley's crypt has left the auction block. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Friday that his company has agreed not to se...

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...

Guitar Auction Fetches Millions

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- An auction of guitars and memorabilia owned by the late Les Paul, known as the godfather of the electric guitar, has raised n...

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 ...