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ROOKIE JERSEY GOES UP FOR AUCTION

Image 1 - Kobe Bryant 1996 Fleer Ultra Rookie #52 PSA 9 Mint Los Angeles Lakers - Rare

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant
in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold
at auction.

David Kohler of SCP Auctions said “the jersey from the 1996-97
season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online
auction that begins May 18”.
   

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David Kohler, SCP Auctions

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PORTRAIT SOLD BIG AT POLAND AUCTION

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AP – A 17th-century masterpiece by Peter Paul Rubens,
Portrait of a Lady, at the DESA Unicum auction house
in Warsaw, Poland, sold for $3.4 Million  on Thursday,
February 17, 

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens
(28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640)

Rubens was the most versatile and
influential Baroque artist of northern
Europe in the seventeenth century.

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A LARGE GEMSTONE HAS SOLD AT AUCTION

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A gemstone, billed as one of the largest
gem-quality opals ever found, was sold for $143,750 at auction in
Alaska on Sunday.

The opal, dubbed the “Americus Australis,” weighs more than
11,800 carats, according to the auction house Alaska Premier
Auctions & Appraisals. It also has a long history.

Most recently, it was kept in a linen closet in a home in Big Lake,
north of Anchorage, by Fred von Brandt, who mines for gold in
Alaska and whose family has deep roots in the gem and rock
business.

The opal is larger than a brick and is broken into two pieces,
which von Brandt said was a practice used decades ago to
prove gem quality.

Von Brandt said the stone has been in his family since the late
1950s, when his grandfather bought it from an Australian opal
dealer named John Altmann.

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COLLECTION COULD GET A WAY OUT PRICE!

A Star Wars script book autographed by over two hundred original cast and crew will be part of the auction.
A Star Wars script book autographed by over two hundred original cast and crew will be part of an auction. (SWNS)


(FOXNEWS) – This collection was started a long time ago, but not
in
a galaxy far,far away. 

A Star Wars fan is selling their collection of memorabilia, which
includes over 1,500 autographs from cast and crew members and
hundreds of unopened toys. The collection could potentially sell
for over $90K when it is put up for auction next month.

A rare Empire Strikes Back ‘Boba Fett’ action figure is just one of hundreds of toys in the collection.
A rare Empire Strikes Back ‘Boba Fett’ action figure is just
one of hundreds of toys in the collection. (SWNS)

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SUPER BUCKS PAID FOR RARE #1 COMIC


Cover art for the ‘Superman’ comic book, 1930s.

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare copy of a Superman #1 comic book
that sold on newsstands for a dime in 1939 was purchased for
$2.6 million in an auction.

The comic showing Superman leaping over tall buildings on
the cover was sold Thursday night to a buyer who wishes to
maintain a secret identity,
according to ComicConnect.com,
an online auction and consignment company.

The seller, Mark Michaelson, bought the comic in 1979 from its original
owner and kept it in a temperature-controlled safe.

Michaelson, now semi-retired and living in Houston, paid his way
through college by buying and selling comics.

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