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Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I bought by England fundraisers

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I bought by England fundraisers

🕔00:14, 30.Jul 2016

LONDON: A defining portrait of England’s queen Elizabeth I has been bought for the nation, auctioneers said Friday, after thousands of donations to a fundraising campaign to keep the painting in Britain.

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Ali’s gloves, Frazier’s jockstrap from famed 1971 fight go on sale

Ali’s gloves, Frazier’s jockstrap from famed 1971 fight go on sale

🕔01:31, 12.Jul 2016

NEW YORK: A jockstrap worn by boxer Joe Frazier when he defeated Muhammad Ali for the combined heavyweight title hit the auction block on Monday, along with the gloves Ali wore in that 1971 bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century.”

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Raisin’ cash: Japan grapes fetch $10,900 at auction

Raisin’ cash: Japan grapes fetch $10,900 at auction

🕔00:10, 11.Jul 2016

TOKYO: A bunch of grapes in Japan sold for $10,900, a record price for the variety in the fruit-obsessed nation where the produce can be a huge status symbol.

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World’s largest uncut diamond fails to sell in London

World’s largest uncut diamond fails to sell in London

🕔00:10, 30.Jun 2016

LONDON: The world’s largest uncut diamond failed to sell at auction in London on Wednesday after the bids fell short of the reserve price The Lesedi La Rona, a 1,109-carat, tennis ball-sized gem found in Botswana, had been predicted to sell for over $70 million.

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Elvis Presley’s gun licence to be auctioned in Switzerland

Elvis Presley’s gun licence to be auctioned in Switzerland

🕔18:07, 21.Jun 2016

GENEVA: Elvis Presley’s gun licence, reported to be the only original document that includes all the legendary singer’s fingerprints, will be auctioned in Switzerland in July.

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Emirati businessman pays $4.9 mn to be ‘number one’ motorist

Emirati businessman pays $4.9 mn to be ‘number one’ motorist

🕔08:30, 6.Jun 2016

DUBAI: A car registration plate bearing just the number one fetched $4.9 million at auction in the United Arab Emirates, press reports said on Sunday.

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Green diamond sells for $16.8 million, sets auction record

Green diamond sells for $16.8 million, sets auction record

🕔00:47, 1.Jun 2016

HONG KONG: A green diamond sold for $16.8 million at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, setting two world records, Christie’s said.

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Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for record $300,000

Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for record $300,000

🕔13:55, 31.May 2016

HONG KONG: A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world’s most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly $300,000 at a Hong Kong sale.

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More than 1,500 ‘Mad Men’ props up for auction

More than 1,500 ‘Mad Men’ props up for auction

🕔23:11, 27.May 2016

CULVER CITY, USA: Feel like slipping between the floral bedsheets on which Don Draper had a threesome? Fancy taking a spin in his convertible or popping the question with Betty’s “silver-colored” engagement ring?

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Lincoln anti-slavery documents sell for $4.57m in NY

Lincoln anti-slavery documents sell for $4.57m in NY

🕔20:04, 26.May 2016

NEW YORK: Two documents signed by Abraham Lincoln in his drive to abolish slavery in the 19th century have sold for more than $4.5 million in New York.

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