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Apollo 11 Bag Laced With Moon Dust Sells For $1.8 Million Despite NASA Legal Battle To Get It Back

A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction yesterday following a galactic court battle.  The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, was sold

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Someone Bought R2-D2 For Nearly $3 Million

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several Star Wars films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy

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Moon Dust From Apollo 11 Mission That Was Sold For $995 Is Now Worth $4 Million As It Heads To Auction

A sample of moon dust from the Apollo 11 landing that was mistakenly sold on a government website for $995 is going up for sale for up to $4 million.  It is a simple, square white bag that traveled to

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Walt Disney’s Original Disneyland Map Could Sell For $1 Million

The first-ever map of Disneyland could fetch up to $1 million when it hits the auction block next month.  The 3 ½ foot by 5 ½ foot tri-fold, hand drawn poster created by Walt Disney in a weekend in 1953,

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Jerry Garcia’s Guitar Named “Wolf” Could Go For $1 Million At Auction In Brooklyn

Jerry Garcia’s custom-made guitar is going to auction in New York City.  The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar is called Wolf.  Guernsey’s auction house says it’ll be offered May 31 at Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley, restaurant and venue for music

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Marilyn And Dimaggio’s Marriage License Expected To Sell For $75k

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s 1954 marriage license is the headline item up for grabs in Goldin Auction’s Spring collection, reports TMZ.  The document, which is dated Jan. 14, 1954, features both of their legal names, Norma Jeane Dougherty and Joseph DiMaggio, along

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Original Bottle From 1960s Sitcom “I Dream Of Jeannie” Going Up For Auction

The original genie bottle used in the iconic 1960s TV show I Dream of Jeannie has emerged for sale with an auctioneer estimating it could make more than $100,000.  The distinctive prop was owned for more than three decades by

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Pink Star Diamond Smashes Auction Records

A 59.6 carat diamond known as the “Pink Star” sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house.  The oval mixed-cut diamond

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New Ontario Cap & Trade System Begins Today

Today is day one for the first auction under new Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will take place. These auctions are going to be held every three months, and the provincial government hopes they will bring in $1.9-billion dollars a year, or

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Steve Jobs’ First Ever Computer Is Up For Grabs

A fully operational Apple 1, Steve Jobs’ first ever computer, will be auctioned off in Germany in just a few days.  The rare machine is one of eight working models in the world, and is expected to fetch $317,693.  Apple

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Earliest Known Inscription Of The ten Commandments Is Up For Sale For $600,000

The earliest known complete stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has been put up for sale for $611,275.  The square tablet, that weighs 200lbs, is believed to date back to the fourth century BC and adorned an ancient synagogue in

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Baseball Bat Belonging To “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Is Auctioned By Christie’s For $583,500

The bat that once belonged to baseball legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson has been auctioned by Christie’s for $583,000.  Jackson’s “Black Betsy” bat is only one of two known to survive from his career.  It is also the sole bat to have

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Olympian Auctions Off Silver Medal To Pay For Cancer-Stricken Child’s Surgery

Piotr Malachowski of Poland won the Silver medal in the Olympic Discus throw on Aug. 13.  But it’s what he did after the competition that’s truly the stuff of champions.  Malachowski posted on Facebook that he received correspondence from the mother of a

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Belt Won By Muhammad Ali At The Rumble In The Jungle, Up For Auction, Could Fetch 1 Million

The World Heavyweight Championship belt won by Muhammad Ali after his legendary Rumble in the Jungle victory is tipped to sell for as much as $1 million.  Ali, who died in June after a long battle with Parkinson’s, was presented with

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