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Star Wars toys discovered in bin bags net £400,000 for UK couple

Star Wars toys discovered in bin bags net £400,000 for UK couple

A British couple have thanked their lucky stars after a garage full of bin bags they inherited from a dead neighbour yielded a trove of Star Wars toys worth £400,000 ($525,000).

AlBahie Auction House to hold online auction of Qatari contemporary art

AlBahie Auction House to hold online auction of Qatari contemporary art

AlBahie Auction House is set to hold an online auction of contemporary art on August 8, featuring 32 works by 11 Qatari artists.

India to auction rare art belonging to diamond magnate arrested in UK

India to auction rare art belonging to diamond magnate arrested in UK

The seized assets of Indian diamond magnate Nirav Modi, arrested in Britain last year over fraud allegations, will be auctioned within the next two months, the Mumbai-based Saffronart auctioneers said ...

'Hitler' paintings fail to sell at Nuremberg auction

'Hitler' paintings fail to sell at Nuremberg auction

Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler failed to find buyers at an auction Saturday held amid anger at the sale of Nazi memorabilia.

'Incomparable' pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

'Incomparable' pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond goes under the hammer in Geneva Tuesday, when it could fetch $50 million (44 million euros), setting a new record for a stone of its kind.

Austerity drive: Pakistan's car auction falls short

Austerity drive: Pakistan's car auction falls short

The auction on Monday raised about 200mn rupees ($1.6mn), government official Mohammad Asif told local Geo TV.

Robin Williams possessions to be auctioned in New York

Robin Williams possessions to be auctioned in New York

The Oscar-winner, movie veteran, stand-up comedian and television star died in August 2014.

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.

Embattled Air India seeks multi-million-dollar loan

Embattled Air India seeks multi-million-dollar loan

The airline said it was looking for a short-term loan of Rs 10bn ($148mn) "to meet urgent working capital requirements".

Indian government heads for airline auction flop

Indian government heads for airline auction flop

The cut-off date has already been put back by three weeks because of the lack of interest.

Yellow Prince guitar sells for $225,000 in New York

Yellow Prince guitar sells for $225,000 in New York

The yellow "Cloud" guitar, so named for its unique twisting body, also has Prince's signature love symbols engraved between the frets, and had been valued before the sale at $60,000-80,000, Julien's said.

World's largest freshwater pearl to sell at Dutch auction

World's largest freshwater pearl to sell at Dutch auction

The world's largest known freshwater pearl, which once belonged to Catherine the Great, will go on sale in the Netherlands later this month, the auctioneers announced Thursday.