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David Bowie (David Robert Jones)
(January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016)

(Fox News) – Before blasting off into space in 1969 with his first single at the
top of the UK charts, “Space Oddity," the late
David Bowie, who was then
called by his birth name: David Jones, hitchhiked from band to band in
pursuit of stardom.

Now, his most primitive recording as a member of The Konrads is heading
to auction in September, and
is expected to sell for at least $13,000. 

Former The Konrads drummer and manager David Hadfield found the tape
today, which includes Bowie’s lead vocals on the song, “I Never Dreamed",
in an old bread basket sitting in his garage.

According to Hadfield, There is no other recording featuring David as lead
in existence.”

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This picture taken on 14 June 2018 in Lyon, southern France, shows the hat allegedly attributed to Emperor Napoleon I
Napoleon wore this hat at the battle of Waterloo on this day in 1815.

(Fox News) – An extremely rare ‘bicorne,’ or 2-pointed hat, that was worn by Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo was sold at auction in France
for $325,000 on Monday.

The hat went under the hammer for $325,052 at Lyon-based auction house
De Baecque. The hat had a pre-sale estimate of $34,881 to $46,441.

The auction house told Fox News the bicorne was bought by a private
European collector who is "passionate" about the period of the First
French Empire.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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Described as the most valuable U.S. nickel in existence, a rare nickel
(above) from 1913 is expected to sell for between $3 million and $5
million at auction.

The auction house
stated the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one
of only five ever produced, will be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers
Galleries in August. “The other four 1913 Liberty Head Nickels have
gone on to private collectors and museums, including the Smithsonian”.

Named for Louis E. Eliasberg Sr., the banker and famed coin collector
who bought it in 1948, the nickel will be auctioned at the American
Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which runs from
Aug. 14 to 18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
(Fox News)

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Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1896–1976).  Baltimore, Maryland

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has
plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come
from the American Old West.

The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at
auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The price puts it near record territory for old Levi’s. But the private sale
agreement prevents the disclosure of the exact price or the buyer’s
location. The buyer sent a representative to Maine to inspect the jeans
before buying them on May 15.  
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Elvis Presley at a Karate practice.

(FoxNews) – An x-ray that shows Elvis Presley’s broken pinky on his left hand that
he sustained after reportedly practicing karate is heading to auction next month.

Julien’s Auctions, which is behind the unusual sale, confirmed in their online catalog 
the scan was ordered by the singer’s friend, Las Vegas-based physician Dr. Elias Ghanem. The two x-ray prints of Presley’s hand were taken on September 9, 1973
and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from widow Jody Ghanem.

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Dr. Elias Ghanem (left) with Elvis Presley. Gehanem died of
cancer in 2001. He was 62.

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