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RARE BATTLE HAT SOLD ON ANNIVERSARY

This picture taken on 14 June 2018 in Lyon, southern France, shows the hat allegedly attributed to Emperor Napoleon I
Napoleon wore this hat at the battle of Waterloo on this day in 1815.

(Fox News) – An extremely rare ‘bicorne,’ or 2-pointed hat, that was worn by Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo was sold at auction in France
for $325,000 on Monday.

The hat went under the hammer for $325,052 at Lyon-based auction house
De Baecque. The hat had a pre-sale estimate of $34,881 to $46,441.

The auction house told Fox News the bicorne was bought by a private
European collector who is "passionate" about the period of the First
French Empire.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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LOCK OF HAIR HAS SOLD AT AUCTION

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George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

(AP) – An auction house sold what it deemed a "substantial" portion of
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s hair over the weekend. The blond

The blond lock (below) went for $12,500 at auction on Saturday.

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EXTREMELY RARE COIN TO BE AUCTIONED

  


Described as the most valuable U.S. nickel in existence, a rare nickel
(above) from 1913 is expected to sell for between $3 million and $5
million at auction.

The auction house
stated the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one
of only five ever produced, will be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers
Galleries in August. “The other four 1913 Liberty Head Nickels have
gone on to private collectors and museums, including the Smithsonian”.
  

Named for Louis E. Eliasberg Sr., the banker and famed coin collector
who bought it in 1948, the nickel will be auctioned at the American
Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which runs from
Aug. 14 to 18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
(Fox News)

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Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1896–1976).  Baltimore, Maryland

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BIG PRICE TAG ON A PAIR OF DENIM PANTS


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has
plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come
from the American Old West.

The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at
auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The price puts it near record territory for old Levi’s. But the private sale
agreement prevents the disclosure of the exact price or the buyer’s
location. The buyer sent a representative to Maine to inspect the jeans
before buying them on May 15.  
      
      
      
      
      
      
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STARR’S CAR GOES UP FOR AUCTION

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(AP) – On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr
completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in
the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become
known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game’s
MVP and was awarded a shiny new 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
convertible (above). That
Corvette is now going up for auction.

The car is documented with a tank sticker that says "Courtesy Delivery –
B. Starr." It presents with its original and patinated Goodwood Green
paint, which was chosen to match the Packers’ home jerseys and is
only slightly touched up. Just 48,000 miles show on the odometer
and the listing says they are believed to be original.

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