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Durgin Park memorabilia is in the auction block

After Durgin Park closed on January 12, one of the most common statements among locals seemed to be, "I wish I had left." The 192-year-old restaurant was a historic icon that many accept rails would always be there – until it was not. But not all is lost. Ark Restaurants, former owners of Durgin-Park, commissioned Central Mass Auctions to auction …

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Works of art allegedly by Adolf Hitler are not sold at the Nuremberg auction world news

Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler could not find buyers at an auction that preceded the sale of National Socialist memorabilia. High initial prices between 19,000 and 45,000 euros (21,000 to 50,000 USD) and persistent suspicions It was believed that the authenticity of the artworks deterred potential buyers at the Saturday auction in Nuremberg. The auction house Weidler did not …

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Rare heart-shaped meteorite for auction before Valentine's Day

The British auction house calls the meteorite "The Heart of Space". (Christie's) Chocolate oblivion: What's the better way to show your appreciation to this special person than to a heart-shaped meteorite? For a huge sum, the 320 million year old rarity could be yours. The British auction house Christie's announced that the so-called "Heart of Space" to be auctioned from …

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Rare penny flops from the Second World War at an auction

This coin toss brought tails. A rare penny, which was supposed to raise $ 1.7 million at a Thursday auction, cost only $ 204,000. The 1943 penny was one of 20 copper inadvertently squeezed into copper this year. The coins were made of galvanized steel because copper was needed for the shell cases of World War II – according to …

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Rare copper coin from 1943 could make a pretty good penny in an auction

All US pennies were to be made of galvanized steel that year to preserve the copper needed for war material, such as housing and telephone wire, according to Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions. However, a small number of copper pennies were created by mistake. Today, there are only a few of them, which makes them coin collectors. Lutes knew his …

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Tsukiji Fish Market Record Tuna auction price

The recent big tuna auction in the recently relocated Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo has caused a sensation. Kiyoshi Kimura from the Sushizanmai sushi chain has paid a whopping 333.6 million JPY (about $ 3.1 million) for large 613-pound tuna. Kimura wins his title for the most expensive prize a single fish paid at the New Year's Auction, where he …

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Massive tuna is $ 3.1 million at Japan auction

Kimura's purchase doubled the previous record of 155 million yen set at the 2013 annual New Year's Auction. The valuable and vulnerable fish brought the scales to 612 pounds (278 kg). Sushi-Zanmai, the president of sushi restaurant chain, said he was amazed at how much the price was, but was not discouraged from exceeding the record. "I had expected the …

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