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The Wizard of Oz Dress Sold at Auction for $480,000

If you’d love to get your hands on Judy Garland’s blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like an auction house: the iconic [...]

Woman Finds Original Renoir at a Flea Market

It could be worth as much as $100,000, but the 5.5-inch-by-9-inch Renoir painting purchased at a flea market cost less than $50 and came with a Paul Bunyan doll. The buyer liked the look of the frame and took it to an auction house to have it assessed. And that’s when art experts realized that the [...]

12-Shot Repeating Flintlock Rifle

This unusual weapon was designed by Isaiah Jennings of New York in 1821. Unlike most rifles of the time, the user didn’t have to reload after each shot: The multi-shot rifle illustrated takes twelve individual, superposed loads of powder and ball, one on top of each other, and is fitted with twelve individual touchholes, each with [...]

eBay to ban sales of spells and hexes

The online auction giant has announced that it will no longer permit the sale of magical items. From September onwards eBay will be cracking down on “…

Nike produces ‘Back to the Future’ shoes

1,500 pairs of auto-lacing shoes like those in Back to the Future have been put up for auction by Nike. The iconic shoes that were worn in the films b…

Urine-free Charity Auction

Here’s a tale of an eBay sale that grew and grew. British diver D.H. Morgan posted a wetsuit for sale. In his colorful description, he emphasized that the suit had never been peed in -and posted a picture of a bear at a urinal to somehow drive that point home. The bear picture made the [...]

Auction offers a chance to join Ghost Hunters

UFC are holding a charity auction with the chance to join Ghost Hunters’ TAPS on an investigation. The auction is part of the “Fight for the Troops” i…

Oswald’s Coffin for Sale

The coffin that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in back in 1963 is up for sale at an auction house in California. The pine coffin is partially water-damaged by the 18 years it spent in the ground before Oswald’s body was exhumed in 1981 to lay to rest rumors that a lookalike Soviet agent was buried [...]

Aircraft Carrier for Sale on Internet Auction Site

HMS Invincible of the Royal Navy (UK) served Britain starting in 1980, including combat action during the Falkland Islands War. The ship was taken out of service in 2005. Its successor among the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers is currently under construction. In the meantime, you can buy this used carrier at the UK government’s property disposal [...]

Bottle of white wine sets new world record

Selling at auction for $304,375 it has become the most expensive bottle of wine in history. The 1947 French Cheval-Blanc was sold at auction in Geneva…