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The Gun That Killed Vincent Van Gogh Is Up For Auction

Most famous for The Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh became a very influential figure in Western art. Although he was a very accomplished artist, he did not gain notoriety until his death in 1890. Van Gogh suffered from mental illness and died due to gunshot wounds from a  7mm pocket revolver. In 1888, after a… Read more »

George Michael’s Art Collection Hit the Auction Block for Charity

Art exists in many forms, and the colliding world of music and visual art creates something truly magical. No one understood this quite like legendary singer George Michael, who spent much of his life supporting charities and talented up-and-coming visual artists. The world may have lost the legendary George Michael back in 2016, but the… Read more »

Rare Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sells for Over $100,000

Mario Video Game Background

Gaming fanatic or not, you have heard of famed video game character Mario. With his characteristic plumbing hat, overalls, and mustache, Mario quickly won the hearts of many and shot to heroic notoriety around the world almost instantly. One of the most classic and known Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games of all time, Super Mario… Read more »

Einstein, Sinatra, and Rockefeller: Big Names Hit the Auction Block

Albert Einstein Auction

Hot items have been recently hitting the auction block across the country. From a letter written by Albert Einstein, to jewels from famous names like Sinatra and Rockefeller, the auction scene is ripe with exciting items sold and up for bid. Albert Einstein’s letter sold for approximately $2.9 million The year before he died in… Read more »

“Wizard of Oz” Draft Scripts Will Hit the Auction Block in December

It has been nearly 80 years since we skipped down the Yellow Brick Road with Kansas farm girl Dorothy and her three loyal pals: the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion. Timeless and classic as ever, “The Wizard of Oz” still delights audiences young and old with its catchy show tunes, dazzling colors, and… Read more »

A Look Inside the Upcoming Stephen Hawking Auction

Stephen Hawking Quote

On March 14, 2018, we lost one of the world’s most brilliant scientific minds. A Cambridge theoretical physicist known for his contributions to cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity, Professor Stephen Hawking changed the world for the better with his amazing discoveries and unwavering zest for understanding the universe. Stephen Hawking suffered from Lou Gehrig’s… Read more »

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird Hits the Auction Block this November

Marilyn Monroe Ford Thunderbird

Few people reach the iconic status that Marilyn Monroe did, and 56 years after her death, she’s still making headlines. Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird is set to come to auction Later this year, the Thunderbird will hit the auction block and fans are floored over the opportunity to own her iconic car. The car is… Read more »

Auctioneer Terms You’ll Want to Learn

Auctioneer Terms You’ll Want to Know

At auctions, you can expect auctioneers talking a mile a minute and buyers waving their paddles in the air. So how are people able to keep up enough to actually make a bid? Knowing common auctioneer terms can be the key to success. Auction chant                                 Known as “the chant,” auctioneers’ fast-talking styles date back to… Read more »

Do You Know the History of Auctions?

History of Auctions

Did you know that auctions have been around for over 2,000 years? The practice of people gathering in groups and bidding to purchase different objects, whether it’s land, jewelry or homes, has been a part of our history for many generations. Ancient Greek records show evidence of auctions taking place as long ago as 500… Read more »

Exploring Different Auction Types

Exploring Different Auction Types

When you think about an auction, images of a fast-talking auctioneer standing on a stage in front of an audience raising bid paddles are likely to come to mind. But did you know that there are actually several different types of auctions? Absolute auction An absolute auction is the most common type of auction in… Read more »