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Burt Reynolds with one of his cars to go up for auction.

(FoxNews) – The man with what seems to be an endless store of Pontiac Firebird
Trans Ams modeled like the one in the 1977 hit movie “Smokey and the Bandit,”
Burt Reynolds, the Bandit himself, will be present for the auction of a 1978
example at the upcoming Barrett Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be Reynolds’ fourth Bandit-style Trans Am going under the hammer in
recent years. The phenomenon kicked off in 2014 when an original “Smokey
and the Bandit” promo car sold for $450,000. It was followed a year later by
the sale of a “tribute” car owned by Reynolds for only a year for $170,000 and
finally in 2016 the actor brought out another movie promo car that ended up
fetching $550,000.



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1977  (Burt will be 81 February 11)

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The written oath used by Reagan to practice for his swearing-in ceremony in 1981.

(FoxNews) – Even Ronald Reagan needed most of January to begin signing the
correct year, and the proof is in a one-of-a-kind document inscribed by the
Gipper and given to a trusted aide the day the 40th president took the oath
of office. 

After giving the 41-word oath to Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1981,
Reagan inscribed and dated the printed version he’d used for practice for a
trusted aide.

The document is now up for sale for $62,500, according to rare documents
dealer Nathan Raab, whose Philadelphia-area company obtained the item
from an unnamed seller.

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President Ronald Reagan, wife Nancy and Chief Justice Warren
Burger during the 1981 oath of office cermony.



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Dozens of the letters penned by one of the nation’s founding fathers will go on the
block Jan. 18, with an estimated worth starting at $1.4 million and topping $2
million. But Sotheby’s expects the feverish interest in the megahit, the only
known letter from Hamilton’s son Philip to the man addressed as "Papa” will
likely drive prices up. 

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Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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(Asbury Park Press) – The first car owned by Bruce Springsteen (above) is up for
auction on eBay and the price is rocketing.

As of Wednesday, the bidding has roared through the $100,000 dollar mark for
the ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

The purchase will include the original vehicle registration, a temporary insurance
card, the Allstate insurance card issued in Springsteen’s name and address and
an 80 page book, “Out in the Street: Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.”

The car was put up for  auction by Springsteen historian Michael Crain and
was featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City from 
2008 to 2010 and it was also at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.



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Bruce Springsteen driving his ’57 Chevy Bel Air convertible.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen turned 67 in September.


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A never-before-seen sketch by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.
The drawing, above, depicts Saint Sebastian.

(FOXNEWS) – A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16
million, has been discovered by a French auction house.

Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred
Saint Sebastian” drawing Monday. This is the first work by da Vinci to be
discovered in over 15 years, according to Tajan, which has valued the
drawing at $15.8 million.

The New York Times reports the sketch is one of 14 unframed drawings
brought into the auction house in March by a retired doctor. The drawings
had been collected by the man’s father.

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

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