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Bourbon Parma jewels fetch record $53.2 million including Marie Antoinette gems

FILE PHOTO: Jewelry once owned by Marie Antoinette is displayed during a press preview ahead of the upcoming auction “Royal jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family” at Sotheby’s in New York City, New York, U.S., October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – One hundred Bourbon Parma family jewels, including 10 pieces that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million), setting a world record for a royal collection, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday. “The Marie Antoinette provenance is probably second to none. It’s a…

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Oh boy – vintage Mickey Mouse posters to fetch thousands at auction

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven rare vintage posters of Mickey Mouse are expected to fetch thousands of dollars at an auction that coincides with the 90th anniversary of the cartoon character’s first film appearance. The seven posters, dating from the 1930s and 1940s, went on display on Friday at a commemorative exhibition in London organized by Disney. They are going under the Sotheby’s hammer in an online auction that runs until Nov. 26. A price list in a statement from the auctioneer and Walt Disney Co. UK & Ireland suggests they…

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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A total of 22 items owned by the Cambridge physicist, who died in March, were auctioned by Christie’s. The copy of his thesis titled Properties of Expanding Universes – one of only five – was sold for £584,750 An early wheelchair raised £296,750 for charity and…

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‘Mummy’ film poster, expected to fetch record, fails to sell at auction

An original 1932 lithographic film poster designed by Karoly Grosz, for the movie “The Mummy” is seen in this handout photo provided by Sotheby’s, October 11, 2018. Courtesy Sotheby’s/Handout via REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare, original poster from the Boris Karloff horror classic “The Mummy” that was predicted to set a record price for a film poster at auction went unsold on Wednesday when no one bid the $950,000 minimum in the online sale. Sotheby’s had predicted that the work, one of only three known surviving examples of…

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Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ may fetch up to $1.5 million at New York auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A handwritten letter in which Nobel physicist Albert Einstein took issue with the concept of religion and his own Jewish faith is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at auction in New York. The God Letter, an autographed letter signed by Albert Einstein (“A. Einstein”) to Eric Gutkind at Princeton, January 3, 1954 is shown in this image provided by Christie’s in New York, U.S., October 4, 2018. Christie’s Images LTD. 2018/Handout via REUTERS Christie’s auctioneers said on Thursday that the so-called God Letter, written…

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Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 roadster could fetch $500,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A two-seater convertible car owned by Marilyn Monroe is going up for auction in November and could fetch up to $500,000, organizers said on Tuesday. Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible is seen in this Julien’s Auctions image released from Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 25, 2018. Courtesy Julien’s Auctions/Handout via REUTERS The 1956 raven black Ford Thunderbird, owned by the movie star for six years until shortly before her death in 1962, is being auctioned for the first time. Monroe, one of the most collectible…

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Star Wars jacket expected to fetch up to £1m at auction

Image copyright PA Image caption The jacket is one of a number of Star Wars items up for sale The jacket worn by Harrison Ford when he played Han Solo in Star Wars’ The Empire Strikes back is excepted to fetch up to £1m at auction next month. The garment is one of 600 lots going under the hammer at the movie memorabilia event in London. Marty McFly’s Back To The Future Part II hoverboard and Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands costume are also on sale. Auction house Prop Store said…

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Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million

(Reuters) – A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO road racing car is expected to fetch more than $45 million at auction in August, making it the most valuable car ever to be offered for public sale. A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO road racing car is shown in this image released by RM Sotheby’s in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada, on June 20, 2018. Courtesy Patrick Ernzen/RM Sotheby’s/Handout via REUTERS Auctioneers RM Sotheby’s said on Wednesday that the red Ferrari was one of just 36 examples of the 250 GTO model built by the…

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