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Tintin cover fetches record price


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A rare 1932 cover of "Tintin in America", hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, has fetched a record 1.3 million euros ($1.6 million) at an ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hitler’s bedsheets up for auction


November 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Adolf Hitler's bedsheets are expected to fetch up to 3,000 pounds when they go up for auction next week.The single white linen sheet and pillowcase were ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cleaner wipes away $1 million artwork


November 7th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dortmund, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cleaner wiped away $1 million worth of artwork at a German museum. The Ostwall Museum told reporters that the cleaner thought the artwork was a ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Husain fetches Rs.1.45 crore at art auction


November 6th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) An untitled composition of galloping horses by the late M.F. Husain, painted in acrylic pigments on canvas, sold for Rs.1.45 crore at an auction here.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cleaner wipes off ’stain’, destroys artwork


November 4th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) A cleaner at a museum in Germany spotted a 'stain' and promptly went to work on the installation. The result was far from flattering as the ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims up-for-auction Buddha statue


September 19th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan has staked claim to a Buddha statue that was put up for auction by Christie's. The auction has been stopped following the claim.The starting price ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Marilyn Monroe pornographic film auction fizzles


August 9th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) The auction of one of only two known copies of a pornographic film purportedly featuring a young Marilyn Monroe fizzled in Buenos Aires because the ... Read more...

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Titanic design drawing sells for 220,000 pounds


May 29th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A 33-foot, hand-drawn plan of the Titanic reportedly used in the inquiry into the sinking of the massive ship in 1912 has sold for 220,000 pounds.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Swiss museum to return 4,000-year-old relic to Egypt


May 13th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 13 (IANS/AKI) Switzerland's Museum of Basel would return to Egypt an upright limestone slab dating back over 4,000 years.The 51 cm slab depicts a hunting scene and is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

McCartney’s piano sold for $240,000


April 17th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney's piano fetched $240,000 at an auction here.The 68-year-old singer had composed the song "Yesterday" with the 1926 Art Deco green ... Read more...

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Liz Taylor’s ‘naked photo embroiled in identity mystery’


April 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Just days after Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest, a unique picture of the star - believed to be the only known picture of her posing nude - ... Read more...

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Liz Taylor’s nude photo released


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A nude picture of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has been released by a private collector, just over a week after the actress died of heart disease.The ... Read more...

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Liz Taylor’s only known nude photo released


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Elizabeth Taylor's only known nude photo, taken at the age of 24 for her then fiancé Michael Todd, has been released by a private collector. It was an engagement ... Read more...

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Akbar Padamsee to lead Sotheby’s Asian art sale


February 18th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) British auction house Sotheby's sale of Indian and Southeast Asian art in New York March 25 will be led by an important art work by artist Akbar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jackie Kennedy’s ‘JFK assassination day’ pillbox hat missing


January 28th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Jackie Kennedy was dressed in a pink wool boucle suit and matching pillbox hat the day her husband was assassinated, and though the suit is now stored at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soap bar ‘made of Silvio Berlusconi’s fat’ on show at Swiss museum


October 9th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): A soap bar made out of the fat belonging to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been put on display in a Swiss museum.Berlusconi underwent liposuction at a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lennon’s fingerprints seized by FBI from auction


October 8th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) A set of John Lennon's fingerprints that were due for auction has been seized by the FBI from a memorabilia shop in New York, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rare pink diamond could fetch up to $38 million at auction


October 7th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sotheby is all set to auction a rare pink diamond next month. And the auctioneers at Sotheby are hoping that the diamond would fetch something in the range of $27-$38 million. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

John and Yoko portrait by Leibovitz to be auctioned


September 25th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): An iconic photo of ex-Beatles man John Lennon and his wife would be up for grabs real soon. This is a photo that was taken by Annie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

M.F. Husain’s poem in his own hand on sale (With Image)


September 24th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A rare handwritten Hindi poem by artist M.F. Husain, "Mere Dil ki Dhadkan...(The beat of my heart)", is one of the prized pieces at an exhibition of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Restoring pieces of history - Adi Granth to Tagore portrait (Feature)


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Shudip Talukdar Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) A portrait of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore dating back to the early 1940s had become dull and lifeless. The colours had faded with cracks and stains ... Read more...

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Raza, Husain, Souza top grossers in online art auction


September 14th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 13 (IANS) Early contemporary masters stormed back to the art auction market this week, steering the top-of-the chain price trends at the two-day Saffronart's autumn online auction that made ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Churchill was an abusive, ill-humoured patient, reveals nurse’s diary


August 27th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Former UK Primer Minister Winston Churchill was a terrible patient, according to a diary that was kept by his personal nurse during a cruise in 1960.The cruise ... Read more...

Posted in World |

National Archives tell India’s Independence story (With Image)


August 15th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On Jan 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress adopted the 'Poorna Swaraj' resolution at its Lahore session - a call that was deemed as the first step ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Frank Frazetta’s Conan Painting Sells For $1.5 Million


July 24th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 40 year old painting by Frank Frazetta has been bought by a private collector for a whopping $1.5 million. The depiction of the legendary hero ... Read more...

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Superman comic auctioned


March 30th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A copy of the 1938 edition of action comics featuring superman’s debut sold for an astronomical amount of $1.5 million on the auction ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Superman comic sells for record $1.5M


March 30th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1, featuring Superman's debut, sold Monday for 1.5 million dollars on the auction website ComicConnect.com, again breaking a ... Read more...

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Ruins of 2,000-year-old city found in China


March 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) Archaeologists in China have found the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty, a report said Wednesday. The site, located near Fujiacun village in ... Read more...

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Coin Representing Julius Caesar’s Killer Goes On Display On Ides Of March


March 15th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Mar 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gold coin, which was supposedly worn by one of the assassins of Emperor Julius Caesar would be going on display at the British Museum ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gold coin ‘worn by Caesar’s assassin’ to go on display at British Museum


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London15 (ANI): A gold coin emblematic of Julius Caesar's assassination is to be showcased at the British Museum to mark the 2054th anniversary of the Roman emperor's death.It shows the head of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chappell’s baggy green cap sells for 16,000 dollars


February 16th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 16(ANI): A baggy green cap worn by former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell shortly before he defected to World Series Cricket in the 1970s has sold for more than 16,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Winston Churchill’s World War II cigar discovered after 60 years


November 21st, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Winston Churchill's cigar smoked by him at the 1943 Casablanca conference has become a part of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.The 33-year-old Christian Williams from Horncastle, Lincs, inherited the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Galileo’s lost fingers, tooth found


November 21st, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Father of astronomy Galileo Galilei's missing fingers and a tooth have been found again.Paolo Galluzzi, director of the Museum of the History of Science, has said that admirers ... Read more...

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Macallan 50th anniversary whiskey sells for record 11,750 pounds


August 7th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Glasgow (England), Aug. 7 (ANI): McTear's Auctioneers in Glasgow have sold a Macallan 50th anniversary bottle of whiskey for a record 11,750 pounds, including a buyer's premium of 17.5 per cent.The whiskey ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Marilyn Monroe bathrobe auctioned for $120,000


July 1st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) A Marilyn Monroe bathrobe, which was sold at an auction for $6,000 a decade ago, has gone under the hammer again in Las Vegas for a ... Read more...

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