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Oh boy – vintage Mickey Mouse posters to fetch thousands at auction

Seven rare vintage posters of Mickey Mouse are expected to fetch thousands of dollars at an auction that coincides with the 90th anniversary of the cartoon character’s first film appearance.

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Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at ‘once in a lifetime’ sale: Sotheby’s

A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems…

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Archaeologists discover 15th century indigenous tombs in Bolivia

A team of archaeologists in Bolivia said they have discovered tombs containing over a hundred bundles of artifacts and human remains dating more than 500 years old that belonged to an indigenous…

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Time is money: ‘The Asprey’ wristwatch sells for nearly $3.9 million

A unique vintage wristwatch went under the hammer for 3.915 million Swiss francs ($3.88 million) in Geneva on Tuesday, auctioneer Sotheby’s said, setting a world record price after hectic bidding.

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Women cancer patients learn makeup tips in new Egypt workshop

When cancer patient Merhan Khalil had a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy in 2012, her hair started to fall out in the shower. On Saturday she joined a Cairo workshop that teaches female cancer…

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ tour jacket sold at auction

Michael Jackson’s iconic black “Bad” jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for $298,000 late Saturday, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured…

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Ancient Egyptian tombs yield rare find of mummified scarab beetles

Archaeologists in Egypt said on Saturday they had discovered a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles, as well as an apparently pristine Fifth Dynasty tomb that they plan to open in the coming…

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‘I ignore it’, artist Hockney says on upcoming record-sale hype

When David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” goes under the hammer next week with an estimate of $80 million, the sale could set a record for the most expensive work ever sold…

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Impressive, unlikely and downright weird: new Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records celebrates its annual records day on Thursday, honoring a long list of people who have done highly improbable things better than anyone else.

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Time is money: `Asprey’ may bring up to $4 million at auction

“The Asprey”, a legendary vintage Patek Philippe watch, will go on the auction block next week in Geneva, where it could fetch $2 million to $4 million, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday.

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