AUCTIONS

  • Apple-1, the first Apple computer from 1976, sells for $905,000 at auction 2 days ago

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by Apple...
  • London: Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work 2 days ago

    The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of Imperial...
  • Over 100 rare Titanic items fetch substantial six-figure sum 5 days ago

    London: More than 100 rare Titanic items, including a menu from the ship's first-class restaurant, have fetched several hundred thousand pounds at an auction in the UK, over a century after the ocean liner sank. The menu sold for 60,000 pounds and a small locker key went for 62,000 pounds...
  • John F Kennedy wedding negatives sell for $34K at auction October 16, 2014

    Boston: One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's billowing white dress. The images were among those imprinted on 13 original negatives from the Kennedys' fairytale wedding that sold for...
  • TRAI proposes 10 per cent hike in spectrum auction reserve price October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday recommended around 10 per cent hike in the reserve price for 1800 MHz band spectrum auction compared to the last winning price in the February 2014 sale. "In the 900 MHz band, only the spectrum held by them is available...
  • Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction October 15, 2014

    Reuters: Silver screen star Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar statuette will go on the auction block, Christie's said on Tuesday in a rare sale of Hollywood's top prize. Fontaine, who died last year at age 96, won the honor for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Suspicion" playing opposite Cary...
  • Charles Darwin's letter on sex life of barnacles, vintage Apple 1 from 1976 up for auction October 10, 2014

    New York: A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer - one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 - are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the October 22 event...
  • Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work in London October 9, 2014

    London: The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of...
  • Swede's homemade submarine sells for $98,500 September 21, 2014

    London: A submarine built from scratch by a Swedish man using his "common sense" and constructed over the course of two years has sold for a whopping $98,500 in an online auction. Eric Westerberg, 33, from Robertsfors in northern Sweden, spent over 3,500 hours to build the six metre long submarine,...
  • 'ET the ExtraTerrestrial': 'World's worst' video game to be auctioned September 15, 2014

    Washington: Hundreds of copies of a video game described as the 'world's worst' are now being auctioned after they were unearthed from a landfill site in the US. The vintage videogame called 'ET the ExtraTerrestrial', based on a hit movie and released in 1982, was said to be so bad...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home September 15, 2014

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • Selfie from 1850s sells for 70,000 pounds September 15, 2014

    London: A selfportrait by a renowned 19thcentury Swedish photographer, described as the 'world's first selfie', has sold for a whopping 70,000 pounds at a UK auction. The image by Oscar Rjelander, which dates from the 1850s, sold for seven times its estimate at an auction in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. It should...
  • Shah Rukh Khan buys 2 'MughaleAzam' posters for Rs 6.84 lakh at an auction; a painting of 'Shree 420' gets the highest bid of Rs 7.5 lakh September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan led bidders at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia here as he bought two majestic original posters of 'MughaleAzam' for Rs 6.84 lakh. Last night's sale, part of the auction house's 'Greatest Indian Show on Earth' series, saw 163 of the 220 lots being...
  • HC cancels allotment of 350 acre land to DLF by Haryana government September 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major blow to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled a land allotment made by it to real estate major DLF. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda government had allotted 350 acres of land to the company. According to sources, DLF was the sole bidder of the...
  • 33yearold slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake sold for $1,375 August 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: A 33yearold 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: Singerturneddesigner 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 yetuntitled 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 presale 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 AGonna 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: Twotime 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 presale estimates, Julien's Auctions said. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the blackandwhite 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...