Elkhart, Indiana Museum’s Historic Rodin Sculpture Sold At Auction For $7.5 MillionThe final selling price had surpassed Sotheby’s initial estimates, which was between $4 million and $6 million before the auction began.
Obama Jersey Nets $120K At AuctionA classmate says he found the jersey in a trash bin and kept it for years.
Smithsonian, Other Institutions To Get Ebony Photo Archive"There is no greater repository of the history of the modern African-American experience than this archive. Saving it and making it available to the public is a great honor and a grave responsibility."
'Mockingbird' Author Compared Hometown To Elvis' GracelandIn her letter to the late Charles Weldon Carruth, an old friend and fellow Alabama native, Lee bemoaned both an interstate sign pointing the way to Monroeville and the prevalence of mockingbird images in the city of about 5,900 people, which is located 90 miles north of Mobile.
Sears Survives A Near-Death Experience, But For How Long?Many of Sears' unsecured creditors, who rank at the bottom of the list to be paid and include merchandise suppliers and landlords, had pressed for liquidation, contending the business was worth more dead than alive. They also questioned the propriety of certain deals Lampert has done while at Sears.
Abraham Lincoln's Merciful Christmas Letter To His Confederate Cousins Sold At AuctionLincoln's original letter, long held by descendants of the Todd family, was recently given to The Raab Collection and put up for auction as a unique example of Lincoln's broader attempts to reunify the country.
Historic Greek Orthodox Church Saved From AuctionParishioners at Holy Trinity have been fighting to save the Belmont Cragin church after learning it was saddled with $8 million in debt.
60-Year-Old Greek Orthodox Church Could Be Sold To Pay Off $8 Million DebtMembers of a historic church in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood are fighting to keep it off the auction block this month.
Einstein's 'God Letter' Breaks Record And Sells For $2.9M At AuctionEinstein, who was a German-born Jew, also acknowledges his love and shared identity with the Jewish people, but calls Judaism, "like all other religions... an incarnation of primitive superstition."
Mayor Emanuel Drops Plan To Sell Mural Worth Millions"It just seemed like a way of exploiting the work of artists in the city for short-term gain in a really shortsighted kind of way."
Neil Armstrong Memorabilia Lands On The Auction Block"This is the first man on the moon. This is as good as it gets."