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A vial purportedly containing dried blood from former President Ronald Reagan after a 1981 assassination attempt will not be auctioned online, but donated to Reagan's presidential foundation, officials said Thursday.

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Behind the scenes of 'The Scream' saleupdated: Thu May 10 2012 05:31:00

CNN's Isha Sesay talks with Sotheby's auctioneer Tobias Meyer about the epic multimillion dollar sale of "The Scream."

Warhol 'Double Elvis' goes for $37 millionupdated: Thu May 10 2012 05:31:00

The Andy Warhol classic painting "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" sold Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York for more than $37 million, the auction house said.

Art records fall led by Rothko in New Yorkupdated: Wed May 09 2012 08:33:00

One week after Edvard Munch's "The Scream" shattered art auction records, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" has broken the price ceiling for a work of contemporary art.

'The Scream' nabs record auction sumupdated: Thu May 03 2012 15:02:00

Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" got nearly $120 million from an unknown buyer at Sotheby's. Richard Roth reports.

'The Scream' sold for nearly $120 millionupdated: Thu May 03 2012 15:02:00

A pastel version of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch fetched nearly $120 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York, setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

Auctions celebrate art of the Islamic worldupdated: Wed May 02 2012 06:38:00

The salerooms of London were last week crammed with art and antiquities from across the Islamic world, as the city's auction houses celebrated "Islamic Week."

Munch's 'The Scream' to be auctioned updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 08:48:00

One of the world's most iconic works of art will be auctioned in May, and could fetch tens of millions of dollars, according to Sotheby's Auction House in Manhattan.

Monet and Klimt paintings woo buyers at London auctionupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 07:50:00

It's the time of year when hammers are poised at the world's major auction houses and the strength of the art market for the coming year is tested.

Original Apple contract may sell at auction for $150Kupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:17:00

Forgive the pun: Want a slice of early Apple history?

Why Chinese collectors are heading to London to buy up Chinese art updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:58:00

It is a year since an 18th-century Chinese vase was sold in London for $68 million, smashing world records.

Elizabeth Taylor's jewels in Londonupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 08:42:00

Elizabeth Taylor's diamond is on display at Christie's Auction house in London. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.

Never-before-seen Beatles photos sell for more than $350,000updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 05:55:00

A collection of 46 never-before-seen photos from The Beatles' first concerts in the United States was auctioned off for more than $350,000 at a New York auction house on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: House-bound Lindsay Lohan backs auction siteupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:12:00

She has driven drunk, been charged with stealing jewelry, spent time in jail and is currently under house arrest. So what does Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan decide to do next? Endorse a controversial "penny auction" site called Beezid.

CNNMoney: Madoff's liquor cabinet up for auctionupdated: Tue May 17 2011 15:57:00

Got a taste for Chateau Mouton Rothschild? Bernie Madoff's got a case for you.

Art market opens in Londonupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

CNN's Jim Boulden talks to Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Christie's Europe about the business of fine art.

Picasso sells for $40 million in austerity-proof art marketupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 11:30:00

A 1932 painting by Picasso sold for $40 million at auction Tuesday -- over $10 million more than the highest pre-sale estimate.

CNNMoney: Sotheby's sells Picasso portrait for $40 millionupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 10:04:00

A painting by Pablo Picasso, the first work of art in which he portrayed his teenage lover, sold for more than $40 million in London, according to Sotheby's auction house.

Banksy's Disney 'execution' tops $120,000 at auctionupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 07:40:00

Baloo, Mowgli and King Louie of the Apes from Disney film "The Jungle Book" all feature in a print by anonymous graffiti artist Banksy that sold for over $120,000 at auction Tuesday.

John Lennon's first car up for auctionupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 06:18:00

John Lennon's first car will be sold next month and is expected to fetch upward of $180,000, British auction house Bonhams said.

Original hoop rules on auction blockupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 02:07:00

The first rules of basketball are being auctioned by the family of the game's inventor. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Original copy of 'Star Spangled Banner' up for saleupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 21:17:00

A nearly 200-year-old copy of "The Star Spangled Banner" is set to hit the auction block Friday at Christie's auction house in Manhattan.

Apple-1 computer sells for $213,000updated: Tue Nov 23 2010 17:37:00

One of Apple's first computers has sold for more than $200,000.

Lyrics of Beatles hit 'A Day in the Life' auctioned offupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:56:00

John Lennon's autographed lyrics for "A Day in the Life" -- one of the top tunes from an iconic album -- went for more than a song Friday when it was sold at Sotheby's Auction house in New York for $1,202,500.

CNNMoney: Boom in real estate auctionsupdated: Tue May 25 2010 04:56:00

Going, going, gone: An increasing number of homes are now being sold at auction -- rather than through real estate brokers -- in an effort to dump properties more quickly and efficiently.

Picasso piece sells for record $106.5 millionupdated: Wed May 05 2010 10:43:00

A Picasso painting fetched nearly $106.5 million at auction Tuesday, a record for any single work of art, Christie's New York said.

Looking to sell, luxury homeowners turn to auctionsupdated: Mon May 03 2010 15:30:00

If all goes well Tuesday, Andrew Perlmutter will sell his 9,000-square-foot home in an exclusive gated community outside Atlanta in less than 15 minutes.

CNNMoney: Luxury homeowners selling at auctionupdated: Mon May 03 2010 12:36:00

If all goes well Tuesday, Andrew Perlmutter will sell his 9,000-square-foot home in an exclusive gated community outside Atlanta in less than 15 minutes.

CNNMoney: Batman comic book beats Superman at auction, sets recordupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 14:55:00

The Dark Knight may be Superman's next greatest nemesis, after Lex Luthor.

CNNMoney: Sculpture sells for record $104.3 millionupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 14:49:00

A bronze sculpture of a man walking sold for $104.3 million at auction in London, setting a new world record for the highest price paid for a work of art, Sotheby's said Thursday.

2 Picasso works, 1 Matisse sell at auctionupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 22:41:00

Two paintings by Pablo Picasso and a third by Henri Matisse were among works auctioned off Tuesday at Christie's, including "Jacqueline," a Picasso not seen publicly since 1967.

CNNMoney: Free shipping! Rhode Island's eBay playupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 13:52:00

Need a diamond pinky ring or a gold dog pin with ruby eyes? The Bonus: From rapper to baseball collector, the wild tale of Peter Nashupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 11:34:00

Peter Nash struts around a Hollywood soundstage, brandishing a silver-knobbed cane and spitting acid rhymes. "Getting paid to peddle sneakers and soda pop," he raps. "The thin ice you skate upon will break and set ya straight." In his boxy suit and slicked-back hair, Nash, 24, has a vaguely thuggish demeanor at odds with his Ivy League bachelor's degree in English. To his fans he is Prime Minister Pete Nice, of the interracial rap trio 3rd Bass. It is 1991, and the group is on The Arsenio Hall Show performing its biggest hit, the No. 1 rap single Pop Goes the Weasel. It's an extended verbal beat down of white rapper Vanilla Ice, whom it reviles as a culture thief, and it has helped pay for Nash's tinted-window Mercedes and his penthouse apartment in New York City. "Ya boosted the record, then ya looped it, ya looped it," Nash raps, "but now you're getting sued kinda stoopid."

Sotheby's $180 million take buoys hope for contemporary art marketupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 20:42:00

A recent sale of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby's auction house exceeded sales estimates and raised the hopes of industry insiders that a rebound is under way.

CNNMoney: Art auction lifts hope for industry reboundupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 18:52:00

A recent sale of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby's auction house exceeded sales estimates and raised the hopes of industry insiders that a rebound is under way.

CNNMoney: Place your bids: Silverdome goes on the blockupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 15:31:00

The hard-hit city of Pontiac, Mich., is auctioning off the Silverdome, a stadium of more than 80,000 seats that once played host to the Super Bowl.

CNNMoney: Bang! John Dillinger's pistol hits the blockupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 11:53:00

Legendary bank robber John Dillinger is becoming even more notorious thanks to Johnny Depp, who portrays him in the new movie "Public Enemies." That resurgence in Dillinger's public profile could mean tidy profits for a pair of gun owners later this month.

Hitler paintings auctioned offupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:05:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports from Ludlow, England, where Adolf Hitler's watercolors are being auctioned.

Hitler's art attracts big sale pricesupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:05:00

A painting by Adolf Hitler sold for almost $15,000 Thursday -- more than six times as much as expected.

Collector to India: Make an offerupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 21:17:00

The California-based collector who plans to auction off Mahatma Gandhi's belongings said he will meet with Indian government officials on Wednesday to try to settle a row over the rightful ownership of the items.

Bidder won't payupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:06:00

An Chinese art collector who bid on sculptures belonging to Yves Saint Laurent won't pay up. ITN's Nicholas Glass reports.

Relics 'buyer' sparks mixed reaction in Chinaupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 10:06:00

The man who successfully bid for two Chinese sculptures at auction and then refused to pay up is being called both a national hero and national embarrassment in China.

Drunk Lennon recording grabs $30K at auctionupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 20:15:00

Maybe it wasn't John Lennon's best musical effort, but a tape of an apparently inebriated Lennon warbling a cover of Lloyd Price's "Just Because" brought a sobering $30,000 at auction Sunday in Los Angeles. Will Crashing Markets Bring Chinese Art Back Down to Earth?updated: Wed Oct 08 2008 11:20:00

As Sotheby's wraps up a Hong Kong auction, contemporary Chinese artists appear to be among the Asian art world's first casualties of the global financial crisis

Risky art auctionupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 15:18:00

Damien Hirst is sending his work straight to auction, but will the risky move pay off? ITN's Nicholas Glass reports. Miley Cyrus Auctions Red Carpet Dateupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 19:17:00

The highest bidder will attend the premiere of the star's Disney animated film Bolt

Fortune: Oil profits help art market defy gravityupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 12:22:00

Luxury these days is a tale of two markets: consumers continue to snap up high-priced Louis Vuitton bags even as they balk at paying full price for Coach handbags. The same can be said of demand for works of art. 'Fake' Rembrandt Worth Millionsupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 12:00:00

Experts have confirmed "Rembrandt Laughing," bought for a bargain price of $4.5 million, is a self-portrait by the Dutch master himself

Diamond the size of a ping pong ball sells for $6 million in Asiaupdated: Thu May 29 2008 04:45:00

A private collector has plunked down $6 million to buy the largest diamond ever sold at auction in Asia.

CNNMoney: $11 million: Ferrari nets record priceupdated: Mon May 19 2008 14:13:00

A 1961 Ferrari California Spyder sold for $10,894,900 at an auction in Maranello, Italy, Saturday. It was the highest price ever paid for a vintage car at auction, according to RM Auctions and Sotheby's, the companies that organized the sale.

Abramovich named as mystery $120M art buyerupdated: Mon May 19 2008 12:51:00

Two days, two modern art masterpieces, two record-breaking auction prices -- and one buyer: Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

A country mournsupdated: Mon May 19 2008 12:51:00

China begins three days of national mourning for victims of the earthquake.

Magna Carta copy sells for $21.3Mupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 10:42:00

The only copy of the Magna Carta in the United States, regarded as the earliest declaration of human rights, will be returned to the National Archives by the man who purchased it for more than $21.3 million.

Record Faberge egg auctionupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:01:00

A Faberge egg was auctioned off for at least $16.5 million in London. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Diamond on sale for $16.2 millionupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 05:56:00

The largest cut and polished diamond goes on auction in Switzerland along with other historic jewelry.

CNNMoney: Hold that toast: $150,000 wine pulled from auctionupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 08:58:00

A bottle of wine had been expected to go for about $150,000 Sunday, but, just hours before the sale was to take place, the auction house decided it wasn't quite ready to sell.

CNNMoney: Rare Rubens reignites interest in old master artupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 21:27:00

While contemporary works like Damien Hirst's $100 million diamond skull have dominated the headlines, a rare old master study by Peter Paul Rubens is quietly generating buzz among art collectors.

Magna Carta being auctioned for first timeupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 22:40:00

Just blocks from where U.N. diplomats debate their interpretations of tyranny and democracy, what may be the first document to articulate the difference is going up for sale.

Fortune: A battle for Europe's airwavesupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 06:13:00

Europe's media and telecommunications industries are suiting up for another battle over valuable airspace. With large swaths of spectrum coming up for sale over the next two years, broadcasters, mobile-phone operators and providers backing new wireless technologies like WiMAX are jockeying to influence how regulators in Britain and across the continent will handle the allocation.

Fortune: 5 Watches with prestige - and profit potentialupdated: Wed May 30 2007 14:31:00

A Rolex has long been an accessory for showcasing status, savvy, and style. But recently it has also become a fast-appreciating asset. The watch market is full of long-term investments -- Julien Schaerer, a watch director at the auction house Antiquorum, showed us where to look.

'General Lee' auction retry stallsupdated: Tue May 29 2007 21:32:00

Undeterred after a seemingly winning eBay bid of nearly $10 million fell through, the owner of the "General Lee" decided to try again.

'General Lee' going back on eBayupdated: Fri May 11 2007 14:19:00

The General Lee is going back for another run.

$10M 'General Lee' auction spins outupdated: Thu May 10 2007 09:10:00

After commanding a winning bid last week of nearly $10 million, the online auction of a 1969 Charger, owned by one of the stars of the "Dukes of Hazzard" television show, has blown a gasket.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure bargain-huntingupdated: Wed May 09 2007 12:36:00

Rising foreclosures will bring misery to many home owners - but bargain prices for some lucky home buyers.

'General Lee' auction ends at almost $10Mupdated: Fri May 04 2007 09:12:00

If the bids are real - and the auction was stopped once for fake bidding - a modified 1969 Dodge Charger, painted to look like the General Lee from the TV Show "The Dukes of Hazzard," nearly became the most expensive car ever auctioned.

Bids near $3 million for Dukes' 'General Lee'updated: Thu May 03 2007 12:19:00

A modified 1969 Dodge Charger, painted to look like the General Lee from the TV Show "The Dukes of Hazzard," is for sale on eBayMotors. So far, the bidding is up to more than $2.7 million.

Slave ship log book up for auctionupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 04:52:00

International auction house Bonhams is timing the sale of a slave ship log to mark the 200th anniversary of legislation banning the then British Empire's participation in the slave trade with Africa.

Europe's big art show turns 20updated: Wed Mar 14 2007 09:48:00

At the European Fine Art Fair this week, most of the Lucite cases hold great bunches of pale pink tulips. The art is uncaged.

'World's most valuable car' fails to sellupdated: Sat Mar 10 2007 14:42:00

After a sale was postponed to answer questions about the car's racing history, an ultra-rare 1939 German racing car expected to fetch the highest price on record for any automobile did not find a buyer at an auction.

CNNMoney: Wines sold as rare may be fakeupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 06:15:00

Federal prosecutors looking into allegations of counterfeit wine sales have sent subpoenas to rare-wine collectors and to some of the world's leading auction houses, including Christie's in London and Zachys in New York, according to a published report.

'World's most valuable car' sale back onupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 12:46:00

The auction of a rare 1939 German race car, which had been postponed pending an investigation into the car's history, is back on. The car had been expected to get the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction.

Sale of 'world's most valuable car' postponedupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 14:11:00

The auction of a rare 1939 German race car, which had been expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, has been postponed, the Christie's auction house said Friday.

Hitler-era race car could fetch $12 millionupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 09:55:00

A rare 1939 German race car, expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, will hit the block in Paris in February.

Hitler race car could fetch $12 millionupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 16:08:00

A rare 1939 German race car commissioned by Adolf Hitler is expected to command the highest price ever paid for any automobile at auction, according to Christie's, which will conduct the auction in Paris in February 2007.

'Mao' to 'Marilyn': Art is big businessupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 11:17:00

Christmas at Christie's came early this year.

Fortune: Investors zoom in on photographyupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 17:21:00

If you had wandered into the New York location of Christie's auction house in 1996, you could have purchased a print of Helmut Newton's "Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stockings, Paris" for about $2,30...

Shortcuts: Becoming an art collectorupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 04:49:00

Nearly half a billion dollars worth of fine art was exchanged during Christie's sale of modern and impressionist art in New York City last week. Fancy being a player in the art world? Here's our paint-by-numbers guide.

Business 2.0: Need fast cash? Put your house on the blockupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 13:14:00

Last spring, Curtis Burttram found himself in a bind. His wife was battling a serious illness, the couple was sitting on two small rental properties near their home in rural Albertville, Ala., that they didn't have time to manage, and prices in the area had begun to slip.

CNNMoney: Star Trek auction beams in $7.1 millionupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 23:09:00

A three-day action of Star Trek memorabilia beamed up some $7.1 million in total sales, Christie's auction house said Saturday.

Christie's underestimates Trekkies, pulls $7.1 millionupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 21:18:00

Trekkies set their phasers to bid this week, doling out about $7.1 million during a three-day auction of "Star Trek" memorabilia at Rockefeller Center, Christie's auction house said Saturday.

CNNMoney: Star Trek auction prospersupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 08:37:00

Sales of Star Trek memorabilia at Christie's auction house are out of this world.

CNNMoney: Winning bid on Buffett lunch: $620,100updated: Thu Jun 29 2006 17:08:00

The winning bid on a coveted lunch with Warren Buffett, the world's second-richest man, was $620,100 on eBay Thursday.

Mayor: MLK papers to find home at Morehouse College updated: Fri Jun 23 2006 22:09:00

The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will receive an undisclosed amount of money from an anonymous group of people for about 10,000 manuscripts and books belonging to the civil rights icon, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's office said Friday.

Princess's gems, tiara for auctionupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 09:27:00

Jewellery, art and furniture belonging to Britain's late Princess Margaret including the tiara she wore to her wedding have gone on display in London ahead of being put up for auction.

CNNMoney: A glass of Château Lafite -- for $4,650updated: Fri May 26 2006 12:25:00

A double magnum of 1865 Château Lafite sold for a record $111,625 at auction, Sotheby's said.

Fortune: Masterpiece Theaterupdated: Thu May 11 2006 14:44:00

Every morning around 5:30, Bill Ruprecht starts his day pretty much the same way: He pulls an egg from under a chicken's bottom.

Fortune: The next step for Sotheby's CEOupdated: Tue May 09 2006 05:58:00

If history chooses to remember Bill Ruprecht, CEO of Sotheby's Holdings, he'll go down for this: saving the 262-year-old auction house. But having surmounted the obstacles of scandal, Ruprecht must conjure a business plan that can deliver the consistent growth his investors crave.

Fortune: Cuban cigars: lighting up (legally)updated: Fri Apr 21 2006 08:40:00

Everyone knows Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States, thanks to the embargo on Fidel Castro's goods.

CNNMoney: Sotheby's top shareholder unloads stockupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 08:18:00

Sotheby's largest shareholder has sold its stake in the art auction house, a move that suggests the booming art market may be cooling, according to a report published Wednesday.

CNNMoney: A 5-day plan to sell your houseupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 16:36:00

How would you like to sell your home in just five days, at full price or near it, and pay no broker's commission?

CNNMoney: Add Picassos to your portfolio?updated: Thu Feb 09 2006 08:06:00

A good piece of art can mean much more than just a pretty picture on a wall.

Democrats: GOP selling U.S. to 'highest bidder'updated: Sat Jan 07 2006 08:09:00

Under Republican control, America has been "put up for sale to the highest bidder" and its government has been transformed into an "engine of patronage, not one of responsible policy," a Democratic congresswoman said Saturday in the party's weekly radio address.

First president disappoints at auctionupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 15:40:00

The Wednesday sale of a portrait of George Washington will help the New York Public Library to procure more books and manuscripts -- but not as many as predicted.

CNNMoney: Xbox 360 on eBay? $3,000 and upupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 11:36:00

NEW YORK ( - As big box retailers quickly sell out of the Xbox 360, some lucky buyers are seeing a nice turnaround on their investment.

DiMaggio's first Yankee uniform on auction blockupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 04:12:00

Attention sports fans-- Joe DiMaggio's first major league uniform is going up for sale.

Beatles wax busts sell for £81,500updated: Fri Oct 28 2005 07:54:00

Wax busts of three Beatles used on the "Sgt. Pepper's" album cover have sold at auction for £81,500 ($145,380).

Patek Philippe -- The ultimate watchupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 07:51:00

Timekeeping has been an obsession for mankind ever since the era when our Ice Age ancestors would pop out of their caves to check if the sun was up and they weren't late for the morning mammoth hunt.

CNNMoney: Pebble Beach: Multi-million dollar carsupdated: Tue Aug 16 2005 14:41:00

Next week, car collectors will gather on the California coast for the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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