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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A custom guitar played by Prince at the height
of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at

The “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar skyrocketed beyond the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch at the Music Icons sale run by
Julien’s Auctions on Friday and Saturday in Beverly Hills.

Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its
neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, on the classic albums
“Lovesexy” and “Sign O’ The Times.” He used it into the early 1990s.

Iconic Prince guitar that was once thought lost is sold for over ...
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

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WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise
money for coronavirus relief efforts.

The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress
has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection.

A news release Thursday from Richard Childress Racing officials
doesn’t specify which of Earnhardt’s trademark No. 3 race cars is
up for auction.

Childress tweeted Friday that parting with one of his cars is “a
small sacrifice” for him to make.

Earnhardt died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500
at Daytona International Speedway in 2001.

The eBay site for the auction doesn’t list a deadline for bidding
on items.

Richard Childress (below) Racing is based in Welcome, North

Childress Event - Talladega Superspeedway

Richard Childress Racing - Wikipedia

Top Ten NASCAR Drivers of All-Time
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. ( April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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(FoxNews) – An extremely rare 1854 $5 gold coin could sell for millions of
dollars when it is auctioned this month.

The 1854-S half eagle coin was struck in April 1854 one day after the opening
of the San Francisco Mint, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers

“To help deal with the overwhelming amount of gold discovered in California
during the Gold Rush, the United States set up an official government Branch
Mint in San Francisco in April 1854, the first such facility west of the
Mississippi,” it said in a statement.

The coin, which is the first 1854-S half eagle minted, is one of just three
examples known to exist.

“It has been graded AU-58+, far finer than the EF-45 example that brought
$2.16 million in August 2018,” said Stack’s Bowers Galleries in a

The $5 coin will be auctioned on March 20 in Baltimore.

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Harvey G. Stack (left) and his son Lawrence R. Stack.

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(FoxNews) – Sean Kiernan may get as much as $4 million for a piece of 
Hollywood history that his father, Bob, acquired for just $3,500 and
refused to sell to
Steve McQueen, the actor who drove it in the 1968
action film "Bullitt."

When the classic-car insurer Hagerty sent car expert Kevin Marti to
authenticate the vehicle, he couldn’t believe his eyes, according to a 
New York Times report: “Ninety-eight percent of the original car is
there,” Marti told Hagerty. “It’s an incredible artifact.”

Since ‘Bullitt’s’ release, the 1968 Highland Green Mustang has become
one of the best-known vehicles shown on the big screen. McQueen
himself even tracked down Bob Kiernan in 1977 and wrote him a letter
asking to buy the muscle car back, according to the Times.

“I would like very much to keep it in the family, in its original condition
as it was used in the film, rather than have it restored, which is simply
personal with me," McQueen wrote in the missive detailed by the Times
which reported that Bob Kiernan never wrote McQueen back.

Sean Kiernan of Nashville stands next to the Ford Mustang GT 390 driven by Steve McQueen in the cult classic film "Bullitt." Kiernan's family has owned the car since 1974. Here, it was part of the 10 millionth Mustang celebration at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn on Aug. 8, 2018.
Sean Kiernan of Nashville stands next to the Ford Mustang GT 390
driven by Steve McQueen in the cult classic film "Bullitt."

Steve McQueen, starring in the title role of
Steve McQueen, starring in the title role of "Bullitt," steps out of his
car after a pursuit through the hilly streets of San Francisco.

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DALLAS (AP) — Cartoonist Jim Davis (above) is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch
into the coming years, with at least a couple of strips featuring the always-
hungry orange cat with a sardonic sense of humor available weekly.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions began offering up the strips in August. The
auction house is selling two daily strips each week, along with longer
Sunday strips being offered during the large-scale auctions throughout
the year.

The strips span from the launch of “Garfield” in 1978 to 2011, when Davis
began drawing the strip digitally. He says he still draws it by hand but now
it’s with a stylus on a tablet instead of on paper with a pencil, pen and brush.

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June, 1978

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