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May 24, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
The federal government will announce its plans Tuesday for next week's auctions of bills and notes, Treasury officials said Friday after Congress increased the government's borrowing limit to $7.38 trillion. The announcements, originally set for Thursday this week, had been delayed pending a vote in the Senate. The Treasury plans to sell bills maturing in four weeks, three months and six months next week, as well as notes maturing in two years.
December 15, 1995 | REUTERS
Sotheby's auction house announced Thursday it will auction the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in April. The four-day sale is expected to bring about $5 million for some 1,200 items, including the desk on which President Kennedy signed the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, a Rauschenberg portrait of the couple during the 1960 presidential campaign and a pair of obelisks that sat in the Red Room of the Kennedy White House. Estimates for individual items were not immediately available.
February 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Americans are increasingly turning to Internet auction sites to buy and sell goods from around the world, and a growing number think they might be getting a raw deal online. The number of complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission over Internet auctions has nearly doubled from 51,000 in 2002 to more than 98,000 last year, the agency said Tuesday in its annual report on consumer fraud and identity-theft complaints.
September 24, 2009 | Jeff Gottlieb
It was a story that garnered attention around the world. The crypt above Marilyn Monroe's had sold for more than $4.6 million on EBay. When it came time to collect, though, the deal fell apart. The winning bidder, from Japan, backed out. But because 11 other bidders had offered at least $4.5 million, certainly one of them would come through. None did. No one even tried to make a low-ball offer at the $500,000 minimum. "They were all phony balonies," said Elsie Poncher, who was selling the crypt that holds the remains of her husband, Richard.
June 2, 1998 | John O'Dell
The recent bankruptcy of Boyds Wheels Inc. will give some bargain hunters a break, as the company is auctioning most of its physical assets and inventory in a three-day sale that starts Wednesday at its office in Stanton. The sale should draw both consumers and businesspeople.
June 10, 2006 | From Bloomberg
Sotheby's Holdings Inc. will auction manuscripts, papers and the personal library of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. after more than three years of trying to sell the collection privately to an institution. The auction house will offer the King collection in one lot, with a high estimate of $30 million. The sale of the 7,000-item collection is scheduled for June 30 in New York. King's four children are the sellers.
December 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
A manuscript of Truman Capote's unpublished first novel, which the author abandoned and claimed to have destroyed, has been found in a box of papers and will be auctioned this week at Sotheby's. The first draft of "Summer Crossing," the story of a 17-year-old girl who has been left in New York while her parents spend the summer in Europe, was in a box of Capote manuscripts and photos consigned by a relative of Capote's former house-sitter.
January 9, 2004 | Reuters
The family of the late publisher Malcolm Forbes said Thursday it would sell the world's largest private collection of fabled Faberge imperial Easter eggs and other Faberge creations for an estimated $90 million. The eggs, considered a standard for rare treasures, were first commissioned by Russian Czar Alexander III from the House of Faberge master crafters in 1885 as Easter gifts for his wife, Czarina Maria Feodorovna. The tradition continued for 30 years in the Romanov imperial family.
September 28, 2004 | Associated Press
A newly discovered handwritten letter and short story by Ernest Hemingway will be auctioned in December, but custodians of his estate have not granted permission for the works to be published. The two-page letter and five-page story, based on an incident at a bullfighting ring and written in 1924, were discovered last year by the son of Donald Ogden Stewart, a well-known writer and a close friend of Hemingway's.
May 14, 2004 | Suzanne Muchnic
Contemporary art dealers and collectors snapped up every last item in a $65.5-million auction Wednesday night at Sotheby's New York. The sale didn't have as much high-end material as Christie's $102.1-million auction the previous night, but it exceeded Sotheby's most optimistic expectations and set records for 17 artists. "Not everything is a masterpiece," auctioneer Tobias Meyer said after the sale.
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