Auction

  • 33-year-old slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake sold for $1,375 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online on Thursday by Nate D Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. With the box was a card stating,...
  • Victoria Beckham to sell 600 items from wardrobe August 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham will put over 600 items from her wardrobe up for sale in aid of HIV awareness charity. In partnership with designer outlet store TheOutnet.com and famed auctioneers Christie's, who valued the items, Victoria has placed hundreds of her own clothes, shoes and accessories online in...
  • Sahara chief Subrata Roy to raise bail money from conference room in jail August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy will move to a swanky conference room in Tihar prison on Tuesday where he will have facilities like video conferencing, Internet and phone so that he can negotiate with potential bidders for sale of his hotels abroad to raise Rs 10,000 crore for...
  • Ram Gopal Varma to auction his next film to distributors, buyers July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product. Varma confirmed the news via his Facebook page Wednesday. "Yes, I and Vishnu Manchu are going to auction...
  • Items from Elvis Presley's funeral up for sale July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Items used during late singer Elvis Presley's funeral are going under the hammer. The "Hound dog" hitmaker passed away in 1977, and he was laid to rest at his sprawling Graceland compound in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley's father Vernon personally asked singer J.D. Sumner to organise the funeral, and he compiled...
  • Tracey Emin's unmade bed sells for 2.54 million pounds July 2, 2014

    London: British artist Tracey Emin's controversial 'My Bed' artwork which features an unmade bed and a littered floor including empty vodka bottles and discarded condoms has fetched a whopping 2.54 million pounds, almost double its pre-sale estimate. Christie's said the 1998 artwork was bought by an anonymous bidder on Tuesday for 2,546,500...
  • 'Like a rolling stone' could bring 2 million USD at auction June 24, 2014

    New York: One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on...
  • Bob Dylan manuscripts seen top items in NY rock and roll auction June 21, 2014

    Reuters: Bob Dylan's lyrics for "Like a Rolling Stone" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" are expected to be the highlights of Sotheby's rock and roll auction next week, which will include memorabilia from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. The handwritten, annotated manuscript for "Like a Rolling Stone,"...
  • US to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market on June 27 June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The US government plans to auction about 30,000 bitcoin, the electronic currency, valued at about $17.4 million, on June 27 the US Marshals Service said. The bitcoin were seized during an FBI raid in October on the Internet marketplace Silk Road, known as a hub for transactions involving illegal drugs...
  • Original page of Tintin drawings sets comic strip record at auction May 25, 2014

    Paris: An original page of drawings featuring the intrepid boy reporter Tintin sold at auction Saturday for more than two million euros, a new world record for a comic strip. The piece, dating from 1937 and signed by the creator Herge, went to an American collector after 15 minutes of furious...
  • Christie's sells Tipu Sultan's ring for Rs 1.5 crore amid criticism May 23, 2014

    London: A ring belonging to Mysore's legendary ruler Tipu Sultan's has been sold at an auction for Rs. 1.5 crore on Friday in London. Auction house Christie's said the 41.2 gram ring was sold to an undisclosed bidder for almost 10 times its price. Tipu Sultan had died at the hands...
  • Asiad star Rakesh Kumar gets highest bid in Pro Kabaddi League player auction May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Two-time Asian Games gold medal winner Rakesh Kumar emerged as the top money earner and was bought for Rs 12.80 lakh by Jaipur franchise Pink Panthers in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League player auction held on Tuesday. Raider Kumar, 32, employed with Northern Railways and was part of the Indian...
  • George Harrison's Rickenbacker electric guitar fetches USD 657,000 at Beatles auction May 18, 2014

    An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television before the Beatles' U.S. "invasion" fetched USD 657,000 at auction on Saturday in New York, topping pre-sale estimates, Julien's Auctions said. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar on 1963 appearances on...
  • World's biggest flawless diamond sells for $ 24 million May 15, 2014

    Geneva: The world's largest flawless vivid blue diamond sold for $ 23.79 million at Christie's auction, which realised a total of $ 154.19 million, the highest total ever for a jewellery sale, auctioneers said on Thursday. The 13.22 carat diamond was purchased by Nayla Hayek, CEO of US watch and jewellery...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's letters accusing his son of rape up for auction in UK May 15, 2014

    London: Three explosive letters that highlight Mahatma Gandhi's deep concerns over the behaviour of his eldest son, Harilal, will go under the hammer at an auction in England next week. Mullock's Auctioneers based in Shropshire county are hoping to fetch between 50,000 pounds and 60,000 pounds for a set...
  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale April 10, 2014

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina Screwvala,...
  • 'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler up for auction in Los Angeles February 28, 2014

    Adolph Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is considered one of the most racist and heinous screeds in modern history, but an auctioneer says two rare, early editions signed by Hitler could sell Thursday for more than $20,000 at an online auction. Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, said...
  • TWTW: Buzz around IPL auction 2014 February 16, 2014

    As IPL resumes business, Cyrus Boracha takes on the controversies and buzz around team owners. ...
  • After IPL 7 auction, TWTW team does it their way February 16, 2014

    A total of 154 players sold, including 50 overseas players, as the two-day IPL auction ended in Bangalore on Thursday, with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on AAP's exit, Modi-Powell meet, IPL February 16, 2014

    In this week of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the IPL auction 2014, Arvind Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM in just 49 days and US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar and much...
  • How the IPL franchises spent their purse at 2014 IPL Auction February 16, 2014

    Here's a graphical breakdown of how the eight IPL franchises spent their purse during the 2014 IPL auction held on February 12-13. ...
  • Karthik is eager to play under Kirsten again February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who was the second-costliest buy at Rs 12.5 crore in the IPL auction at Bangalore earlier this week, is keen to play under Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten in season 7 of the T20 tournament starting April 9. "Everybody knows him as a wonderful human being and...
  • Kingfisher Airlines employees urge Yuvraj Singh to refuse to play for RCB February 15, 2014

    Yuvraj Singh became the top earner at the 2014 IPL Auction when he was sold for Rs. 14 crore to Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - an Indian Premier League franchise owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who also owns the controversy-ridden Kingfisher Airlines (KFA). According to India Today, the Kingfisher Employees...
  • Exorbitant IPL auction comes to an end, Yuvraj sold at 14 cr February 13, 2014

    Karan Sharma and Rishi Dhawan hit the jackpot on the second and of the auction as they were bought for a mammoth Rs 3.75 crore and Rs 3 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab respectively. ...
  • Karan Sharma becomes highest-paid uncapped player February 13, 2014

    While Rishi Dhawan and Kedar Jadhav pocketed crores among the 74 uncapped players sold on day two of the auction. ...
  • Yet to decide on Delhi Daredevils' captaincy: Gary Kirsten February 13, 2014

    After buying Kevin Pietersen for 9 crore, Delhi Daredevils are yet to decide on the captaincy role for season 7. ...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Mumbai bag Hussey and Anderson after retaining their big players February 14, 2014

    Last year's Indian Premier League and Champions League winner, Mumbai Indians, retained most of their top players from the last season. Barring the money they spent on the five retained players, Mumbai got five players on day one, paying Rs 5 cr - their highest for the day - for...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hyderabad bag Rasool, buy 24 players for seventh edition February 13, 2014

    Sunrisers Hyderabad didn't go for big players on day two of auction and rather concentrated on roping in best domestic talents. Parvez Rasool (95 lakh) and Karan Sharma (3.75 crore) became the recent acquisitions on Thursday. Karan Sharma became the highest-paid cricketer to be sold on day two by getting a...