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On one famous online auction oz.by, I have found very useful lot for beginners in numismatics: a set of 200 coins from different countries of the World. Such lots typically looks like:
It is very convenient and fast way to increase your collection, in order to check the future way you wish your collection to be expanded: selection of the thematic, or selection specific country or region, selection of the specific historic event and so on...
Generally the price is not higher than $10.
The Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 40 will be held on June 10, 11, and 12th in Calabasas, California. Items will be available for preview May 18th – June 18th by appointment only.
Preview items from this sale have been on the Profiles site for a couple of weeks. As of today though, the entire auction is available for download in PDF form on Profiles in History. Bidders have the option of bidding on items in person, via mail, via phone, via fax, and on the Internet. All the information needed for registering can be found in the downloadable catalog.
Michael Jackson’s first ever rhinestone encrusted glove was sold at an auction in New York for a whopping $350,000!!!
The glove was the one he wore when he did the moonwalk for the first time in 1983. The glove, still marked “Made in Korea”, is one of the most famous pieces of pop history, worn by the king of pop himself at a momentous music occasion. The glove was estimated to be sold for anywhere from 40 to 60 thousand dollars. Everything owned by the king of pop that was auctioned at the “Music Icons” sale sold for way more than predicted.
His 1987 leather jacket he wore for his “Bad World Tour” sold for $225,000, when it was estimated to sell for $10,000. A fedora hat that was predicted to sell for $2,000, went for $22,000. Even an autographed photo of The Jackson Five sold for $1,600 instead of $200.
Even in death, he still is the king.
PCGS Specimen-65 Brown. This 1792 Copper Disme: The Story of the Finest Known Specimen can be described easily using following auction results:
Ex Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection (Wayte Raymond, 1923) - Garrett IV (Bowers & Ruddy, 3/1981), lot 2352, where it was graded About Uncirculated and realized $54,000 - Marvin Brauder - Alhambra Coin Center; sold in 1998 - Hanks & Associates - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "E-Fair Signature Sale"; October 8, 1999, Lot 6187, unsold (as of November 23, 1999, this coin was being offered by Hanks & Associates of El Paso, Texas for $575,000; then, in the May 22, 2000 issue of Coin World, the asking price was raised to $700,000) - "a group of private investors" - Rare Coin Wholesalers of California - Benchmark Ventures, L.P. with an asking price of $1.2 million.
Andy Warhol's Silkscreen "200 One Dollar Bills" (1962), depicting two-hundred-dollar bills, was sold today at auction Christie's in New York for $43.8 million. London art collector Pauline Karpidas,exhibiting work by Warhol up for auction, bought it in 1986 for $385,000, reports Bloomberg.com