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SOLD - $114,000 for Harry Houdini Poster

February 6, 2017

SOLD - $998,250 for Rare 18th Century Clock

January 23, 2017

SOLD - $2.6 Million for Hamilton Letters

January 19, 2017

SOLD - $59,750 for Disney Animation Cel

December 14, 2016

SOLD - $5.6 Million for Gustav Mahler Music Manuscript

The manuscript, Mahler's Second Symphony, is thought to have been written between 1888 and 1894.The sale set a new record for highest price paid for a musical manuscript at auction... Auction Link

November 29, 2016

SOLD - $52,275 for Rare Civil War Belt Buckle

October 14, 2016

SOLD - $815,000 for Vintage Apple-1 Computer

August 26, 2016

SOLD - $85,400 for Vintage Gas Sign

July 27, 2016

SOLD - $67,000 for John Glenn's 1962 Flight Plan

July 22, 2016

SOLD - $269,000 for Vintage Sputnik Space Model

July 20, 2016

SOLD - $3.2 Million for Handwritten Bach Manuscript

July 13, 2016

SOLD - $88,970 for JFK Love Letter to Alleged Mistress

June 24, 2016

SOLD - $22,420 for Vintage 'Whistling Jim' Doorstop

June 15, 2016

SOLD - $514,000 for Historic American Flag

June 13, 2016

SOLD - $32 Million for Rare 'One Page' Letter

April 10, 2016

SOLD - $1.3 Million for 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp

May 26, 2016

SOLD - $4.5 Million for Lincoln Anti-Slavery Documents

May 25, 2016

SOLD - $94,550 for Vintage Tire Sign

May 2, 2016

SOLD - $707,000 for Rare One Penny Stamp

April 1, 2016

SOLD - $230,000 for One Vintage Whisky Barrel

March 7, 2016

SOLD - $42,500 for Steve Jobs 1980s Seiko Watch

February 23, 2016

SOLD - $325,000 for Vintage Car License Plate

February 23, 2016

SOLD - $60,200 for Old 'Attic' Gramophone on eBay

February 6, 2016

SOLD - $ 213,500 for Antique Fortune Teller Machine

January 30, 2016

SOLD - $164,700 for Vintage Gas Station Sign

January 11, 2016

SOLD - $22,100 for Vintage Radio on eBay

Source: eBay - December 23, 2015

SOLD - $245,000 for Astronaut's Watch

Source: Christie's Auctions (Photo Credit - NASA) - December 21, 2015

SOLD - $45,410 for Rare Disney Animation Cel

Source: Heritage Auctions - December 16, 2015

SOLD - $365,000 for Thatcher Dispatch Box

Source: U.S. News & World Report - December 15, 2015

SOLD - $916,000 for Historic Mao Letter

Source: Sotheby's - December 15, 2015

FOUND - $120,000 Beethoven Autograph

Source: Antiques and the Arts - December 9, 2015

COMING - $700,000 Expected for Lincoln love letter

Source: Sotheby's – December 8, 2015

SOLD - $471,400 for Two Vintage Disney PeopleMover Cars

Source: Southern California Public Radio - November 23, 2015

Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $2.2 Million for Abraham Lincoln Manuscript

NEW YORK, USA - A signed Abraham Lincoln manuscript which includes the final passage of his second inaugural address, has sold for $2.2 million. The manuscript was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - November 4, 2015

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RR Auctions
SOLD - $1.6 Million for Watch Worn on Moon

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A Bulova watch worn on the moon by David Scott during the 1971 Apollo 15 mission, has sold for $1.6 million at auction. The watch was sold by RR Auctions.

Source: RR Auctions - October 23, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $365,000 for WWII Secret Code Machine

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A fully operational WWII M4 German Enigma I Enciphering Machine said to be one of the rarest of all the enigma machines, sold for $365,000. The machine was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - October 21, 2015

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ABC 13 Eyewitness News
FOUND - $5 Million for $2 Junk Shop 'Billy the Kid' Photo

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, USA - A tintype photo (4x5-inch) bought for $2 in a junk shop has been identified as Billy the Kid with members of his gang, The Regulators in 1878. The photo is valued at $5 million.

Source: ABC 13 Eyewitness News - October 13, 2015

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Houston Chronicle
FOUND - Jesse James Photo May Fetch Millions

EASTERN WASHINGTON, USA - A recently discovered tintype photo, reportedly of Jesse James seated with his partner and eventual killer Robert Ford, could fetch millions at auction... Read More

Source: Houston Chronicle - September 30, 2015

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Blouin Art Info
SOLD - $751,000 for Churchill's Pocket Watch

LONDON, UK - A historically important pocket watch owned by Sir Winston Churchill, named the Victory Watch, has sold for $751,000 (£485,000). The watch was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Blouin Art Info - September 22, 2014

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Morphy Auctions
SOLD - $17,000 for 1954 Superman Lunchbox

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A 1954 lunchbox and thermos featuring Superman has fetched $17,000 at auction. Well past the high estimate of $12,000. The lunchbox was sold by Morphy Auctions.

Source: Morphy Auctions - September 11, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $118,500 for Vintage Bottle of Whiskey

HONG KONG - A vintage bottle of 1960 Karuizawa has fetched $118,500. The sale set an auction record for a Japanese whisky. The bottle was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bloomberg - September 9, 2015

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Mecum
SOLD - $200,000 for Vintage Airstream Trailer

DENVER, COLORADO, USA - An immaculately restored forty-foot 1962 Airstream Trailer has fetched $200,000 at auction. The vintage trailer was sold by Mecum Auctions.

Source: Mecum - June 27, 2015

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Heritage
SOLD - $185,000 for 1844 Political Banner

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A political banner from the campaign of James K Polk and running mate George M. Dallas in the 1844 Presidential Election fetched $185,000. The banner was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage - June 27, 2015

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Boing Boing
SOLD - $230,000 for WWII Enigma (Code) Machine

LONDON, UK - A rare Enigma machine, used by the Nazis to send secret codes during World War II, has sold at auction for $230,000. The machine was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Boing Boing - July 15, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $595,000 for 1806 Napoleon Bonaparte Hat

LONDON, UK - An 1806 hat worn by Napoleon Bonaparte during the the Campaign of 1807, has sold at auction for $595,000 (another sold for $2.4 million in 2014). The hat was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christies - July 9, 2015

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Antiques and the Arts
SOLD - $41,000 for 1832 Tavern Sign

AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A double-sided 1832 Tavern Sign (41 x 25 inches) with wrought iron hardware has sold for $41,000. The antique sign was sold by McInnis Auctions.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - July 10, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $4.7 Million for WWII Spitfire Aircraft

LONDON UK - A 1940 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire (MK. 1A - P9374) has sold at auction for $4.7 million. The vintage WWII aircraft was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - July 9, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $305,000 for Rare Pair of 1930's Pens

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA - A pair of 1930's Dunhill-Namiki fountain pens commissioned by composer Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, have sold for $305,000. The pens were sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - June 16, 2015

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History.com
SOLD - $420,000 for Albert Einstein Letters

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - 27 longhand and typewritten letters by Albert Einstein have sold at auction for a combined total $420,000. The letters were sold by Profiles in History.

Source: History.com - June 12, 2015

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Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $59,750 for Vintage Yankees Nodder

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A large (14 inch) promotional nodder produced for the (1961-62) New York Yankees sold at auction for $59,750. The rare nodder (one two known) was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - May 15, 2015

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Bold Ride
FOUND - $200,000 Apple Computer in Scrap Pile

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA - A recycling company found a rare Apple compter in their e-waste pile which they sold for $200,000. The company is trying to locate the owner to give them $100,000.

Source: USA Today - June 1, 2015

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Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $50,000 for 1969 Apollo 11 Space Medal

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A medal flown aboard Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing in 1969, has sold for $50,000 at auction. The medal was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - May 22, 2015

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Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $106,250 for Abraham Lincoln Banner

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A unique Abraham Lincoln flag banner (18.5 x 9 inches) from the 1864 election, has sold for $106,250 at auction. The banner was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - May 18, 2015

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New York Daily News
SOLD - $150,000 for Titanic Deck Chair

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A mahogany deckchair from the doomed Titanic which sank in 1912 has sold for $150,000 at auction in Britain. The chair was sold by Henry Aldridge & Son Auctioneers.

Source: New York Daily News - April 18, 2015

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Video Games
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Doyle
SOLD - $137,000 for Frida Kahlo Love Letters

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A collection of 25 unpublished love letters written by Frida Kahlo to Spanish artist Jose Bartoli between 1946-1949 have sold for $137,000. The letters were sold by Doyle.

Source: Doyle - April 15, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $269,000 for WWII Enigma Machine

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma for sending coded messages) from WWII, has sold for $269,000. The machine was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - April 13, 2015

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Sotheby's
SOLD - $112,500 for Vintage NY Mets Bullpen Cart

NEW YORK, NY, USA - A whimsical vintage 1967 New York Mets Bullpen Cart has sold at auction for $112,500. The historic cart was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's Auctions - April 1, 2015

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Hake's
SOLD - $29,221 for Vintage Mickey & Minnie Display

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A pair of vintage (Disney) Mickey and Minnie Mouse store displays have sold for $29,221 at auction. The displays were sold by Hake's.

Source: Hake's Auctions - March 31, 2015

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Mecum Auctions
SOLD - $125,000 for Vintage Lawn Equipment Sign

PROCTOR, ARKANSAS, USA - A 1948 sign, for one of the oldest lawn equipment companies in the U.S. (Weakley Equipment Co.) has sold for $125,000 at auction. The sign was sold by Mecum Auctions.

Source: Mecum Auctions - March 30, 2015

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Heritage Auctions
SOLD - $62,500 for Signed Jim Bowie Note

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A rare promissory note drafted and signed by Jim Bowie has sold for $62,500 at auction. The note was sold by Heritage Auctions.

Source: Heritage Auctions - March 17, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $10,000 for Michelin Man Hood Ornament

FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, USA - A circa 1915 Michelin Man (Bibendum) hood ornament has sold for $10,000 at auction. The ornament was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - March 12, 2015

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The Kansas City Star
SOLD - $129,800 for Vintage Disney Skeleton

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 1967 skeleton prop from Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" has sold for $129,800. The skeleton was sold by Van Eaton Galleries.

Source: The Kansas City Star - March 2, 2015

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Nate D. Sanders
SOLD - $390,848 for Simon Kuznets 1971 Nobel Prize

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - Simon Kuznets (inventor of the Kuznets Curve) 1971 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has sold at auction for $390,848. The prize was sold by Nate D. Sanders.

Source: Nate D. Sanders - March 2, 2015

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Los Angeles Times
SOLD - $153,400 for Vintage Disney Tiki Room Bird

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA, USA - A vintage 1970s animatronic bird from Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room has sold for $153,400 at auction. The bird was sold by Van Eaton Galleries.

Source: Los Angeles Times - March 2, 2015

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eBay
SOLD - $22,862 for Old Commodore Computer eBay

ONLINE - A vintage 1990-91 prototype computer known as a Commodore 65 (also known as the C64DX) has sold for $22,862 (€20,050) in an auction on eBay .

Source: eBay - February 15, 2015

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
SOLD - $163,654 for 1980 Chinese 'Monkey Stamps'

HONG KONG - A block of 80 1980 Golden Monkey stamps has sold for $163,654. They're among the most sought after Chinese stamps despite millions being produced. The block was sold by Zurich Asia.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 11, 2015

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J Space News
SOLD - $56,250 for 1923 Albert Einstein Postcard

AMHERST, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA - A 1923 Postcard with writing and doodle art by Albert Einstein has sold at auction for $56,250. The postcard was sold by RR Auction.

Source: J Space News - January 30, 2015

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Chicago Sun Times
SOLD - $25,000 for Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A lock of hair, taken by Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes after Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, sold for $25,000. The item was sold by Heritage.

Source: Chicago Sun Times - January 26, 2015

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
SOLD - $232,207 for Rare Russian Postal Cover

HONG KONG - A 1917 postal cover thought to be the only example of piece of mail sent from a Russian post office post office in Ulankom, Mongolia, sold for $232,207. The item was sold by Spink.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - January 19, 2015

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eBay
SOLD - $35,100 for Rare Video Game on eBay

ONLINE - A rare Nintendo Video Game Cartridge (Family Fun Fitness - Stadium Events) has received a final bid of $35,100. The video game was sold on eBay.

Source: What Sells Best - January 16, 2015

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Antiques Trade Gazette
SOLD - $200,000 for 1920s Winston Churchill Box

LONDON, UK - A dispatch box used by Winston Churchill in the 1920's, while Secretary of State for the Colonies has sold for $200,000 (£130,000). The box was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette - December 24, 2014

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Sotheby's
$437,000 for 1942 Winston Churchill 'War Jug'

LONDON, UK - A silver jug gifted to Winston Churchill (for the Battle of Alamein) on his birthday in 1942 has sold for $437,000. The jug was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - December 18, 2014

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The Mirror
$488,000 for Antique Military Medal Set

LONDON, UK - A small antique military collection, including a Victoria Cross awarded to Lt Col Thomas Watson has sold for $488,000 (£312,000). The collection was sold by Dix Noonan Webb.

Source: The Mirror - December 15, 2014

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BBC
$356,950 for Rare E. Howard Wall Clock (Record)

PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A rare E. Howard wall clock (No. 47 Astronomical Hanging Regulator) has set a record by selling for $356,950. The clock was sold by Fontaine's Auction House.

Source: News Antique - December 5, 2014

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BBC
$4.1 Million for 1962 Peace Prize Medal

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - James D. Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize medal for sharing in the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, sold for $4.1 million.. The medal was sold by Christie's.

Source: New York Times - December 4, 2014

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BBC
$63,000 for Rare Corkscrew

COLCHESTER, UK - A Victorian corkscrew made with parts from Old London Bridge has sold at auction for $63,000 (£40,000). The corkscrew was sold by Reeman Dansie Auctioneers.

Source: BBC - November 26, 2014

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CNBC
$2.4 Million for Napoleon's Historic Hat

PARIS, FRANCE - A historic 19th century hat, which once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte, has sold for $2.4 million. The hat was sold by the Osenat Auction House.

Source: CNBC - November 17, 2014

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News-Antique.com
$44,850 for 1950s Tin Toy Robot

LYNBROOK, NEW YORK, USA - An original 1950s battery-operated “Machine Man” tin toy robot has sold for $44,850. The toy robot was sold by Weiss Auctions.

Source: News-Antique.com - November 12, 2014

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CBS
$905,000 for Vintage Apple Computer

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Source: CBS - October 23, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$102,600 for 19th Century Cigar Store Figure

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, USA - A 19th century Punch cigar store figure (69 ½ inches tall) has sold for $102,600 (after premium). The wood figure was sold by Showtime Auctions.

Source: Art Fix Daily - October 21, 2014

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Live Auctioneers
$227,000 for Antique Toy Bank

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NEW JERSEY, USA - An 1890's Harlequin and Columbine (Clown) Toy Mechanical Bank has sold for $227,000 (after premium). The bank was sold by RSL Auctions.

Source: Live Auctioneers - October 13, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$4.8 Million for Four Rare Postage Stamps

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare block of four Inverted Jenny postage stamps set a world record by selling for more than $4.8 million in a private sale by the Mystic Stamp Company in New York.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - October 13, 2014

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Invaluable
$210,000 for 1904 Roulette Machine

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA - A 25-Cent Caille Roulette Floor Machine ( circa 1904) in mahogany case with keys, has sold for $210,000. The roulette machine was sold by Morphy Auctions.

Source: Invaluable - October 10, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$87,500 for Unusual Vintage Sign

NEW YORK, USA - An unusual Optician's Trade Sign (Possibly E.G. Washburne, New York) circa 1915 has sold for $87,500. The sign was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - September 22, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$90,000 for James Bond (007) Model Car

ONLINE - A 24k gold model of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 from movie Goldfinger has sold for $89,996 (£55,000). The model was sold by Christie's.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - September 18, 2014

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Antiques and the Arts
$330,000 for Old American Duck Decoy

PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA -A wood duck decoy by Maine carver Augustus Aaron “Gus” Wilson (1864–1950) sold for $330,000. The decoy was sold by Copley Fine Art Auctions.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - July 29, 2014

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The Examiner
$9.5 Million for Rare Postage Stamp

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare British Guiana postage stamp has set a new world record by fetching $9.5 million (after buyers premium) at auction. The stamp was sold by Sotheby's auction house.

Source: SF Gate - June 5, 2014

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The Examiner
$350,000 for Tattered WWII Flag

ALBANY, NEW YORK, USA - A U.S. flag from an Allied (WWII) ship that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches, has sold for $350,000 at auction. The flag was sold by Bonhams auction house.

Source: SF Gate - June 5, 2014

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The Examiner
$200,000 for Mother Daughter 'Titanic' Letter

WILTSHIRE, UK - A mother-daughter letter written aboard the Titanic has sold for $200,000 (£119,000) at auction. The letter was sold by auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son.

Source: The Examiner - April 28, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$62,000 for Vintage Presidential Laptop

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A laptop used by Bill Clinton in 1998 to send the first presidential email, has sold for $61,931. The email was sent to astronaut John Glenn, who was orbiting Earth.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - April 22, 2014

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eBay
$17,778 for Old-Typewriter on eBay

ONLINE, USA - A rare 1891 Brooks Typewriter has sold for $17,778 on eBay. According to the seller, the typewriter is among the rarest of the 1890s backstrike typewriters.

Source: eBay - March 27, 2014

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Sky News
Top 10: Collectibles of February Fetch $70 Million

Some of the best collectible sales we tracked worldwide (in February) where the top item (#1) sold for $70 million.


Source: What Sells Best - March 17, 2014

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Art Fix Daily
$111,750 for Martin-Brother's Triple Bird Tobacco Jar

LAMBERTVILLE, NEW JERSEY, USA - A rare Martin-Brother's Triple Bird Tobacco Jar has sold for $111,750. The jar was from England (circa 1914) and had a pre-auction estimate of $30,000 - $40,000.

Source: Art Fix Daily - March 5, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$427,000 for 1868 Canadian Postage Stamp

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - A very rare 1868 Canadian Stamp has sold for $427,000 at auction. The sale set a new world record for a postage stamp from Canada.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 24, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
$28,000 for Harry Houdini's Shackles

GARNET VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A collection of Harry Houdini's wrist and ankle shackles have sold for $28,000. The shackles were from a Museum collection in Niagara Falls.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - February 24, 2014

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Art Daily
Vintage Tin Toy Motorcycle Fetches $55,200

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A rare vintage Tin Toy Motorcycle with it's original box has sold for $55,200. The toy was discovered unopened (new/old stock) in a Japanese toy store.

Source: Art Daily - February 19, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles

Top 10: Collectibles of January - 2014 (Worldwide)

Some of the best collectible sales we tracked worldwide (in January) where the top item (#1) sold for $3.8 million.


Source: What Sells Best - February 4, 2014

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Antiques Roadshow
$75,000 Value for Photo Album Found in Basement

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA - An antique photo album found by a woman cleaning her grandmothers basement, has been valued at $75,000-$100,000. Album had a signed photo of Abraham Lincoln.

Source: Antiques Roadshow - February 3, 2014

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
Rare 1920's Cowboy Spurs Collect $130,000

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA - A pair of 1920's spurs made by Jesus Tapia have sold for $130,000 ($157,000 after buyer premium). Tapia is among the most desirable spur makers in the world.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - January 27, 2014

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NBC News
$628,000 for Bottle of Scotch (New World Record)

HONG KONG - A rare bottle of whisky set a new world record as the most expensive single malt whisky sold at auction. The six-liter bottle of Macallan 'M' in a crystal decanter sold for $628,205.

Source: NBC News - January 20, 2014

Daily Mail
$293,000 Collected for Annie Oakley Shotgun

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A 130-year-old16-gauge shotgun(a Parker Brothers Hammer shotgun) used by famed female sharp shooter Annie Oakley a century ago has sold for $293,000.

Source: Daily Mail - November 24, 2013

eBay
Rare 'Magic Card' Fetches $27,302

ONLINE AUCTION, USA - A rare 1993 Magic The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus Card has fetched $27,302 on eBay. The card is extremely rare due to its limited print run of 1,100.

Source: What Sells Best - November 20, 2013

Paul Fraser Collectibles
19th Century Indian Shirt Collects $75,000

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A circa 1875 Sioux boy's fringed and beaded hide shirt has sold for $75,000. The shirt is stated to have ties to General Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 19, 2013

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News Antique
Old Fortune-Telling Gum Machine Fetches $57,000

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, USA - An antique Fortune-Telling Pepsin Gum Machine has sold for $57,000. The rare tin vending machine accepted one cent then dispensed both gum and fortune.

Source: News Antique - November 8, 2013

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Morphy Auctions
$276,000 for Rare Arrowhead

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A rare 9 3/4-inch spear/arrowhead, known as the Rutz Clovis Point has sold for $276,000. The sea green obsidian point was discovered in Washington state in the 1950s.

Source: Morphy Auctions - November 9, 2013

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Hurriyet Daily News
Historic Sword Collects $1.2 Million

PARIS, FRANCE - A rare sabre (sword) considered to be a historic symbol marking the creation of modern-day Saudi Arabia, has sold for $1.2 million.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News - November 18, 2013

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Watford Observer
337-year-old Playing Cards Fetch $24,000

LONDON, UK - A rare deck of 337-year-old playing cards has sold for $24,000 (£15,000). The 53 cards, an include an explanatory card and 52 suit cards, were produced by Robert Morden in 1676.

Source: Watford Observer - November 12, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
Toy Mechanical Bank Fetches $266,500

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA - A rare 1880's mechanical bank, known as a "Coasting Bank" has sold for $266,500. The price was well over its high (pre-sale) auction estimate of $50,000.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 14, 2013

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CBS
$483,000 for Napoleon Bonaparte's Will

PARIS, FRANCE - The only known copy of the will of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has sold at auction for $483,000 (357,000 euros). The sale fetched more than twice the presale estimate.

Source: CBS - November 4, 2013

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PBS
$180,000 for Gandhi's Spinning Wheel

SHROPSHIRE, UK - A spinning wheel used by Mohandas K. Gandhi to make "homespun" cloth in the early 1930s as a protest against British rule, has sold for $180,000 – about twice the presale estimate.

Source: PBS - November 4, 2013

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Paul Fraser Collectibles
Space Flown Apollo Flag Fetches $71,785

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - A rare space-flown-flag from Apollo 11 made $71,875 at a recent Space Exploration auction. The priced soared well beyond its high-estimate $35,000.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - November 4, 2013

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The Land
Vintage Australian Sheep Shears Fetch $38,000

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - A rare pair of vintage sheep sheers used by legendary shearer Jackie Howe have sold for $38,000 at auction. The pre-sale estimate on the shears was $15,000 to $25,000.

Source: The Land - October 30, 2013

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ArtFix Daily
Rare 1940 Gas Sign Fetches $55,000

PEOTONE, ILLINOIS, USA - A rare Beacon Ethyl Gas Sign has sold for $55,000. The sign, thought to be made around 1940, was described as being in remarkable condition, a 9 out of 10.

Source: ArtFix Daily - October 25, 2013

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BBC
$156,000 Belt Buckle Discovered with Metal Detector

SCOTLAND - A rare 'Cricket' belt buckle was found by a man with with his metal detector on holiday in Scotland. The buckle is expected to fetch $156,000 (£100,000).

Source: BBC - January 16, 2012

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