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Monday, May 21, 2012

In case you thought the pullback in gold has dicouraged the wealthy:

Morton & Eden Auction of Four Exceptional Ancient Greek Coins realises over £4 million.


Babe Ruth’s 1920s Jersey Sells for World Record $4.42 Million

Babe Ruth’s earliest-known jersey has sold at auction for $4.42 million, a record for an item of sports memorabilia.
A New York Yankees cap worn by Ruth in at least one game during the early 1930s fetched $537,278, while the Super Bowl ring won by former New York Giants’ linebacker Lawrence Taylor following the 1990 National Football League season went for a bid of $230,401, SCP Auctions said in a news release.

NYC spring art auctions abound in records

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's spring art auction season was red hot.
The frenzy began with Edvard Munch's "The Scream" on May 2, when a phone bidder at Sotheby's plunked down nearly $120 million for the iconic image, earning it the title of most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
Then, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" stole the record for any contemporary artwork at auction when it sold for nearly $87 million at Christie's on Tuesday.
But it didn't stop there. Artist records also were shattered at the two auction houses for works by Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and others.

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