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RMS Titanic

LONDON (AP) –  A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at
auction for $104,000 by Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, western England
on Saturday.

The key belonged to Sidney Sedunary, a 23-year-old ship’s steward. He was
one of the 1,500 people who died when the state-of-the-art passenger liner
stuck an iceberg and sank August 15,1912 during its maiden voyage from
England to New York.

The key, attached to a brass tag stamped "Locker 14 F Deck," was sent to
Sedunary’s pregnant widow after his body was recovered. Prices for Titanic
artifacts have soared in recent years.

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This Nov. 9, 2001, file photo shows the sequin-covered ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"  at the offices of Profiles in History in Calabasas, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
One of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the
1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will take more than three clicks of the heels to restore
the ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas at the end of “The
Wizard of Oz.”

The slippers, which for more than 30 years have been one of the most beloved
items at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, were crafted
almost 80 years ago by the MGM Studios prop department. Like most movie
props, they weren’t built to last. Now, the frayed shoes aren’t even ruby-
colored anymore — they’re more like a dull auburn.

The Smithsonian has asked the public to help save the slippers, launching
Kick starter campaign to raise $300,000
. In addition to restoring the shoes’
color, the money will go toward a technologically advanced display case that
will preserve them for future generations.

The Smithsonian’s museums are federally funded, but the institution frequently
solicits private and corporate contributions for major projects that its budget
doesn’t cover.

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NEW YORK (FoxNews) –  A pair of black cowboy boots emblazoned with
the presidential seal (above) and several rare works of art were among
the first pieces of Ronald Reagan memorabilia to sell Wednesday as
treasured items from the former first family’s personal collection went
up for auction in New York. 

The highly sought-after items — several of which went for well above
their estimated value — were put on the auction block inside a small
room before a hushed crowd of eager bidders at Christie’s in midtown
Manhattan. In total, 700 lots are being offered at the in-person auction
that continues into Thursday,

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From left: President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan.

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Rewards catalog,1965

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the from the
1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a
rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company
(S&H), founded in 1896 by
Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron

Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of many
department stores, and gasoline stations among
other retailers, which could be redeemed for numerous products
in the
catalog (above).

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A Green Stamp Redemption Center.

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