Arts and collectibles auctions

A Book, and scripts by Stephen Hawking are among the personal and academic possessions of Stephen Hawking at the auction house Christies in London, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The online auction announced Monday Oct. 22, 2018, by auctioneer Christie’s features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, with the sale scheduled for 31 October and 8 November. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2018 - 3:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018 file photo, a 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa in 2017 rests on a table, in Amherst, N.H. On Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, Boston-based RR Auction announced that the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came from a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
October 19, 2018 - 7:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sotheby's says the winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to through with the purchase. The auction house says a female European collector was the successful bidder who offered 1.04 million pounds for "Girl With Balloon." Just...
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This undated photo provided by Christie's Images Ltd. 2018, shows a painting by David Hockney entitled "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)." Christie's expects the painting to set a new record for a work by a living artist sold at auction, in their November 2018 sale. The previous record was held by Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog," which sold for $58.4 million in 2013. (Christie's Images Ltd. 2018 via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney is expected to sell for some $80 million at Christie's, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Hockney's 1972 "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," one of his famous "pool paintings," is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, that the unveiling of the "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
September 03, 2018 - 4:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed, authorities said Monday. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced the delay on Twitter, saying "more details will be announced...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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SCP Auctions
August 15, 2018 - 10:21 am
This baseball alone should be in the hall a fame.
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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Stormtrooper helmets from Star Wars: The Last Jedi (left) (estimate £30-50,000) and Star Wars: A New Hope (right) (estimate £40-60,000) on display in the Prop Store head office near Rickmansworth, Enlgnad, Monday July 30, 2018, ahead of the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction on September 20. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The jacket worn by actor Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back" is expected to fetch up to 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) in an auction of rare movie memorabilia in Britain next month. The blue-grey cotton jacket, worn in the 1980 film by Ford's character,...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:05 am
Most people who collect sports cards when they are kids usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That's where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old man from New Jersey who asked to be identified only by his first name, John, it was...
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