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2012-10-03 23:03:39

Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Indiana, Richard Serra, Tianbing Li, Joel Shapiro, Massimo Vitali and many more to be featured in CCBF Annual Art Auction. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 The Children´s Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) is proud to be hosting its fifth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Tuesday, October 16th at Bonhams New York from 6 to 9 pm. The evening will feature after-hours access to Bonhams, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on...

2011-08-18 09:57:00

WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance will spotlight important Formula One racecars at its eighth annual show held September 17 and 18, 2011, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, Conn. The Formula One paddock will feature significant world championship cars that exemplify the intense high performance of the pinnacle of motor racing and reflect the multiple iterations of the competition as well as the evolution of standardized rules,...

2011-03-09 09:03:00

CARMEL, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quail Lodge Golf Club, www.quaillodge.com, announced today that The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will feature the world's most famous motorcycle, the John Edgar Lightning, star of the renowned "Bathing Suit Bike" photograph, shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1948. The John Edgar Lightning will join the exceptional display of fine motorcycles at the third annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, taking place on May 14, 2011. This year, the event will...

2010-04-23 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to London, often via Switzerland. Raids in the Geneva Freeport provided a major dossier...

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2009-10-04 11:40:00

A Tyrannosaurus rex is still searching for a home after the minimum price at a Las Vegas auction on the artifact was not met on Saturday. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfields is talking with several groups and individuals, and Tom Lindgren, the natural history manager, is certain that a sale will be occur soon. Hopes were that the T-Rex, named "Samson," would go for over 6 million. However, the highest bid at the auction was only $3.7 million. Lindgren told the Associated Press that the...

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2009-09-07 09:38:47

One of the late U.S. pop star Michael Jackson's iconic sequined gloves has sold for $49,000 at auction, TMZ reported. Jackson was entombed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Great Mausoleum in Glendale, Calif., last Thursday night -- 70 days after his death at the age of 50. The recording artist died of cardiac arrest due to propofol intoxication and his personal physician is under investigation for allegedly administering the powerful anesthesia to help Jackson sleep. No criminal charges have...

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2009-08-13 15:38:05

The auction house Bonhams & Butterfields recently announced that a rare Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is to go on the auction block in Las Vegas in October. The T-Rex, which is known as "Samson" - among the most complete specimens in the world - is believed to be 66 million years old and was discovered in the midwestern state of South Dakota in 1992. "We have been able to establish that we have approximately a 57 percent complete T-Rex, which means the third most complete ever found," said...

2009-06-15 14:20:36

A 1983 Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strip has sold for $17,080 at an entertainment memorabilia auction in Los Angeles, Bonhams & Butterfields said. The pen and ink illustration, which shows Sally asking Charlie Brown to help her with a report on Charles Dickens, was the top-selling lot at Sunday's auction, the memorabilia dealer said. The comic strip had been expected to bring between $10,000 and 15,000. The sale also featured rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, in addition to a contract she...

2009-03-04 07:45:00

A Day-Long Tribute to the Art of the Motorcycle Featuring the World's Rarest Bikes, Barbeque Lunch and an Exclusive Bonhams & Butterfields Auction in a Picturesque Garden Setting. CARMEL, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club http://quaillodge.com, located in Carmel, Calif., today announced that it will host the inaugural Quail Motorcycle Gathering, a day-long celebration of the art of the motorcycle featuring the first Bonhams & Butterfields vintage...

2009-02-08 00:30:00

A 1937 Bugatti that sat in an English doctor's garage for almost half a century without being driven has sold at auction in Paris for almost $4.5 million. The 1937 Type 57S was one of 17 built. Dr. Harold Carr of Newcastle bought it in 1955 and drove it for a few years before moving it into his garage in 1960. Carr's heirs did not realize he owned the car and other vintage automobiles until after his death two years ago, the BBC reported. The original owner was Earl Howe, founder of the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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