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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The torso armor Russell Crowe wore for his
Oscar-winning role in "Gladiator" (above) eclipsed expectations at a Sydney auction on Saturday, selling for 125,000 Australian dollars ($96,000).

Sotheby’s Australia had estimated the stunt cuirass worn in the 2000
blockbuster would fetch between AU$20,000 and AU$30,000. But much of
the movie memorabilia auctioned by the Australia-based New Zealander
as part of his divorce settlement exceeded expectations.

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Richard Lee Petty will turn 81 July 2.

(Fox News) – Living racing legend Richard Petty (above) is auctioning off
a trove of trophies, memorabilia and even some of the cars from his 60-
year NASCAR career.

They include a 1974 Dodge Charger that he won 31 races with, including
the 1974 Daytona 500 (below).

The event is being organized by Julien’s Auctions and will take place at
the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on May 12.

Petty's 1974 Dodge Charger

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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.

(Fox News) – A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that
depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at
Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of
fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private
hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) 

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Elvis Presley at a Karate practice.

(FoxNews) – An x-ray that shows Elvis Presley’s broken pinky on his left hand that
he sustained after reportedly practicing karate is heading to auction next month.

Julien’s Auctions, which is behind the unusual sale, confirmed in their online catalog 
the scan was ordered by the singer’s friend, Las Vegas-based physician Dr. Elias Ghanem. The two x-ray prints of Presley’s hand were taken on September 9, 1973
and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from widow Jody Ghanem.

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Dr. Elias Ghanem (left) with Elvis Presley. Gehanem died of
cancer in 2001. He was 62.

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NEW YORK (AP) – A mahogany speedboat that belonged to John F. Kennedy
sold for $75,000, and a flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750 Saturday at
a New York auction of Kennedy-era

The sale at Guernsey’s included a wide array of Camelot-era lots, including documents, photos, stationery and even inscribed sterling silver baby toothbrushes.

A rocking chair that Kennedy used in the White House, specially made for
him because of a back injury, sold for $30,000.


FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Guernsey's, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his speedboat, Restofus.   Hot memorabilia with a Cold War theme, including property of the late President John F. Kennedy and CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, is being featured at an auction in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
In this undated photo, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his
speedboat, Restofus.

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