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2007-04-17 09:00:00

If you were looking for the skeleton of a prehistoric mammoth, Monday was your day to buy. Christie's auction house sold one for $421,200 - a world record.

2006-08-28 11:51:18

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's antitrust watchdog has obtained a prohibition order against Sotheby's auction house aimed at preventing it from illegal price-fixing schemes like the one it engaged in with Christie's six years ago.

2006-08-18 20:45:54

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fans of "Star Trek" get a new chronicle of the enormously popular franchise with the release next week of a 500-page catalog of the memorabilia to be auctioned off this fall in Manhattan.

2006-08-18 20:45:00

Fans of "Star Trek" get a new chronicle of the enormously popular franchise with the release next week of a 500-page catalog of the memorabilia to be auctioned off this fall in Manhattan.

2006-08-07 17:13:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York antiques dealer is caught in a legal battle between the French government and Christie's auction house over the sale of a 13th century Jewish manuscript stolen from a French library.

2006-08-07 06:52:03

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A Jewish woman who went to court to win back five Gustav Klimt paintings taken from her ancestors by the Nazis will sell the remaining works from her collection after the first fetched a record $135 million.

2006-08-07 04:34:09

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman who fought a court battle to win back five valuable paintings by Gustav Klimt taken from her heirs by the Nazis will sell the remaining works from her collection after the first fetched a record $135 million.

2006-08-03 07:40:33

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A painting returned to the heirs of its Jewish owners by a German museum last month will go under the hammer at Christie's in New York on November 8 and is expected to fetch $18-25 million.

2006-07-26 17:23:20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marlon Brando's annotated script of "The Godfather," letters from playwright Tennessee Williams and dozens of other personal items are going up for auction in the latest sale to open the door on the once highly reclusive actor.

2006-07-26 07:40:07

LONDON (Reuters) - The iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will go on sale in December with an estimated price tag of 50-70,000 pounds ($90-130,000), Christie's auctioneers said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.