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PAINTING SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD

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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 X-RAYS TO BE AUCTIONED

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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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JFK BOAT SOLD BIG AT SATURDAY AUCTION

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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
memorabilia
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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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BAG OF MOON DUST SELLS AT HIGH PRICE

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(FoxNews) – A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a
woman bought for $995 in 2015 — sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction
this week following an intense court battle.

The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first
manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified
and mistakenly sold at an online government auction.

NASA’s attempt to retrieve the bag failed after a federal judge in December
ruled it legally belonged to a Chicago-area woman who bought it two years
ago.

The buyer in Tuesday’s auction declined to be identified. The pre-sale estimate
was $2 million to $4 million.

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Pictured, astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in July of 1969.

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‘STAR WARS’ DROID SELLS BIG AT AUCTION

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LOS ANGELES (AP) –  An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars”
films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was
compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for
$2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the
most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. 

 

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R2-D2, played by Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
on the set of the original Star Wars film in 1976.


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