Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie’s of an ancient sculpture representing King Tutankhamun’s head and return it to Egypt, the foreign ministry said. “The Egyptian embassy in London requested the British foreign affairs ministry and the auction hall to stop the sale,” ...

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‘Hitler paintings’ fail to sell at auction in Germany

BERLIN-Five pictures said to have been painted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction in Germany. Weidler auction house had set a starting price for the watercolours of €45,000 (£40,000; $51,000). The auction was held in Nuremburg, the German city once notorious for Hitler’s mass rallies ...

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Mystery spinner stuns at IPL auction

JAIPUR: Little-known Indian mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday after he was snared for $1.2 million by Kings XI Punjab. The price tag surprised pundits gathered at Jaipur for the 2019 Twenty20 tournament auction, where the 27-year-old only had a base price ...

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George Clooney auctioning off motorbike for charity

HOLLYWOOD: George Clooney is auctioning off his Harley Davidson motorbike as part of the Home for Our Troops Veterans Day Celebrity Auction. The 57-year-old actor is set to say goodbye to his 2017 Dresser Touring Ultra Limited FLHTK Harley Davidson as it has gone up for auction on an eBay ...

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Serbia raises 3.1 billion dinars in T-bond auction

BELGRADE: Serbia’s debt agency said it had raised 3.102 billion serbian dinars (26.34 million euros) in a T-bond auction. Below are the auction details. MATURITY DATE: Feb 8, 2028 REMAINING MATURITY: 9 years, 6 months TARGETED AMOUNT: 11.545 billion dinars YIELD: 4.8 percent ANNUAL COUPON RATE: 5.875 percent TOTAL ALLOTMENT: ...

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Twinkle set to auction off the ‘Krrish’ costume for charity

BOLLYWOOD: One of the most influential Author/producers in B-town today, Twinkle Khanna has been using her fame to raise money for a good cause. She auctions off outfits from popular Hindi films for a number of social causes including an animal shelter. She not only tweets asking for support from various ...

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The worlds most expensive handbag sells for GBP 283,000

HONG KONG: A rare Hermès Birkin bag sold at auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong for a whopping $382,000 USD – (GBP 283,000),  setting a record for the priciest handbag ever sold at an auction. A similar style was scooped up at Christie’s for around $377,000 in 2016. The coveted ...

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Judge blocks ‘outrageous’ auction of Madonna’s panties

LAS VEGAS: An upcoming auction of pop star Madonna’s personal items, including a love letter from former lover Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, has been blocked by a judge. Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles ...

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Pink diamond worth millions shown in London ahead of auction

LONDON: Sotheby’s is displaying the startling “pink star” diamond in London before it’s auctioned in Hong Kong. The gem should fetch more than $60 million when put on the block April 4, which would represent a record for a pink diamond sold at auction. It said the 59.60-carat gem is ...

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