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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 1960, file photo, Sen. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., formally announces at a news conference in Washington that he is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. A handwritten draft Kennedy's announcement speech is among hundreds of items associated with the late president to be auctioned in January 2020, by the Boston-based RR Auction. Online bidding for the collection put together by a California man opens Jan. 17. (AP Photo, File)
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January 13, 2020 - 6:14 am
BOSTON (AP) — One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale. Hundreds of items associated with the former Democratic president are being offered as a single lot by Boston's RR Auction for...
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People surround the original 1968 "Bullitt" Mustang GT Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 in Kissimmee, Fla. The iconic Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT that once made history for its appearance in the film “Bullitt” is now making history again. It fetched $3.74 million Friday at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction, making it the most expensive Mustang ever sold. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
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January 10, 2020 - 6:56 pm
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT featured in the film “Bullitt" was sold Friday at a Florida auction house for $3.74 million. The sale at Mecum Kissimmee marks the most expensive Mustang ever sold, surpassing a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake that sold last year for $2.2...
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December 19, 2019 - 4:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A record price of $8.8 million for a sports memorabilia item at auction has been achieved for the 1892 manifesto to launch the modern Olympic Games. The 14-page document written by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin had been expected to reach up to $1 million in the sale in New...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 file photo an employee hold a cocktail dress, a wallet and a straw-hat that belonged to Eva Braun the wife of Adolf Hitler prior to an auction in Grasbrunn near Munich, Germany. A Geneva businessman says he has purchased Adolf Hitler's top hat and other Nazi memorabilia to keep them out of the hands of neo-Nazis and will donate them to a Jewish group. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
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December 08, 2019 - 10:27 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday hosted a Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel. Rivlin called Abdallah Chatla's gesture an “act of grace.” Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has lived in...
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A man holds a hat with the initials of Adolf Hitler prior to an auction in Grasbrunn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 201, 2019. A Jewish group has sharply condemned an auction of Nazi memorabilia in Germany. The European Jewish Association condemned the auction Wednesday at Hermann Historica in Munich, saying that “it’s wrong to make money off these blood-soaked items, especially in Germany of all places". (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
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November 20, 2019 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Jewish group condemned an auction of Nazi memorabilia in Germany on Wednesday that included items such as Adolf Hitler’s top hat, a silver-plated edition of his book “Mein Kampf” and a black cocktail dress owned by his long-time partner Eva Braun. “It’s wrong to make money off these...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles. Two collectors said you’re the one that I want to Newton-John’s iconic “Grease” leather jacket and skintight pants at an auction in Beverly Hills, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Julien’s Auctions says the combined ensemble, which Newton-John’s character Sandy wears in the closing number of the 1978 film, fetched $405,700 total. The leather jacket sold for $243,200 and the pants, which Newton-John famously had to be sewn into, went for $162,500. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two collectors said you're the one that I want to Olivia Newton-John's iconic "Grease" leather jacket and skintight pants at an auction Saturday in Beverly Hills. Julien's Auctions says the combined ensemble, which Newton-John's character Sandy wears in the closing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen is expected to sell for millions at auction. Stephane Pinta, a painting specialist with the Turquin gallery in Paris, said an auctioneer spotted the painting while inspecting the woman's house in Compiegne in northern France and suggested she bring it to experts for an evaluation. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File )
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October 27, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million...
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October 18, 2019 - 8:35 pm
The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a...
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This combination photo of images released by Julien's Auctions shows the front and back of a turquoise-bodied left-handed Fender guitar built in 1993 and used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s In Utero tour. The item is one of many rock and roll items up for auction on Oct. 25 and 26. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
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October 09, 2019 - 8:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction. Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, filmmaker Spike Lee cheers during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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October 02, 2019 - 11:53 am
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled...
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