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UNUSUAL WALKING STICK SOLD AT AUCTION

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor’s walking stick, (above) with an
electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, sold for $62,500 at
an auction of maritime items.

Guernsey’s held the auction at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday and Saturday. The top bid on Ella White’s
cane was $50,000, plus the surcharge added by the auction house.

Guernsey’s President Alan Ettinger had expected it to sell for far more, with
a pre-auction estimate of $300,000 to $500,000. He described it as one of the
most extraordinary items to have survived the sinking.


The walking stick was consigned to Guernsey’s by the Williams family in
Milford, Connecticut.


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Guernsey President Alan Ettinger.

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The RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after
striking an iceberg in the
North Atlantic Ocean. The ship was 
four days into the her
maiden voyage from Southampton to
New York City. The largest ocean liner in service at the time,
Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board.
 

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ELVIS MEMORABILIA TO BE AUCTIONED

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kruse GWS Auctions announced Wednesday,
Elvis Presley fans, if they have the money, can take to the road in his
personal white 1973 stretch limousine (the car the music icon often
used to get around Memphis, Tennessee), a GMC pickup truck that
has since been restored or his last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley Davidson
FLH 1200 Electra Glide. The auction house said the items will be part
of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on August 31.
 

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Elvis Presley’s Keys to His 1973 Stretch Limousine Which He Gifted to J.D. Sumner
Elvis Presley’s keys to his 1973 stretch limousine.

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CHESS PIECE HAS SOLD FOR A BIG CHECK

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LONDON (AP) — A 900-year-old Viking chess piece bought for
a few dollars in the 1960s has sold at auction for $927,000.

The 3 1/2-inch Chess piece sold to an anonymous bidder at
Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday.

The Lewis chessman, in the form of a Norse warrior, was
carved from walrus ivory in the 12th century. 

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MOVIE MANSION WILL GO UP FOR AUCTION

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The Georgia Mansion That Inspired “Gone With the Wind”


(Fox News) – “Take a good look my dear. It’s an historic moment you can tell
your grandchildren about,” Rhett Butler told Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 flick
“Gone with the Wind,” as the “old South” fell.

Interested buyers – and fans of the beloved but controversial film – can take
the same advice in sizing up a gorgeous Georgia mansion with a special connection to the legendary movie, with auction bids opening on July 4 at
$1 million.

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RECORD SALE OF SPORTS MEMORABILLA

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(Fox News) – Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Opens a New Window. jersey from 1928-1930 sold at auction on Saturday for $5.64 million,
setting setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports
memorabilia ever sold.
The gray road uniform was one of more than
400
 
items that Ruth’s family and other collectors supplied for the
auction at Yankee Stadium. Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth
Tosetti, said in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go
to charity.

 

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