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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | September 8, 2014
A run-down uninhabited house at 506 Locksley Road that has been the subject of complaints for the last two years from West Towson neighbors has been sold, County Councilman Marks said. "We're happy to get this resolved," said Marks, who represents Towson. "It's been an eyesore. The county worked very, very hard on this. " Marks said the winning bidder was a builder with plans to raze the structure. The auction company, A.J. Billig & Co., confirmed the sale but would not identify the buyer.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under way for the 3-inch-by-3-inch swatches of the flag, a smaller version of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the national anthem. Bidding at RR Auction began at $10,000 but is expected to go much higher. Live auction bidding will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday.
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By Carol Vogel and Carol Vogel,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 7, 1996
NEW YORK -- The cover is so self-consciously quiet it looks more like a wedding album than an auction-house catalog. Yet the cool white cotton cover with discreet silver lettering that says only "The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis April 23-26, 1996," with Sotheby's name in small letters at the bottom, has captured the public's curiosity in a way no other auction catalog ever has.This 584-page publication, which is $90 in hard cover and $45 in paperback,...
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | September 8, 2014
A run-down uninhabited house at 506 Locksley Road that has been the subject of complaints for the last two years from West Towson neighbors has been sold, County Councilman Marks said. "We're happy to get this resolved," said Marks, who represents Towson. "It's been an eyesore. The county worked very, very hard on this. " Marks said the winning bidder was a builder with plans to raze the structure. The auction company, A.J. Billig & Co., confirmed the sale but would not identify the buyer.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 2002
TO BOB Pickholtz, owner of Relish Lane Auctioneers, Monday mornings are a real downer. Not because he has to return to work -- he loves his work -- but because his Sunday auction has left his Eldersburg auction house empty. Even though he's been in business for 20 years, and history tells him that by the next Sunday his store will be full of collectibles, furniture and other merchandise, he still worries whether enough people will come and if he will have enough things to sell them. "Auctions are funny animals," he says.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2005
Waterfowl decoys, long ago used by Native Americans who made them of reeds to lure ducks and geese into their nets, now trap much richer fare: Decoys attract about $12 million from collectors at auctions each year. The leading auction house for decoys, Guyette & Schmidt Inc., is moving its headquarters to St. Michaels on Maryland's Eastern Shore from Farmington, Maine, this month. The owners of the auction company, which sells $10 million worth of the decoys a year, said they were drawn by a warmer climate and lower taxes, but also the state's premier role in the craft.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2001
It's deja vu all over again on York Road. The Cockey homestead, sold at auction almost five months ago to a descendant of the original owner, goes back on the auction block Saturday. Same auction house, Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc. Same starting price, $200,000. Same terms, a nonrefundable deposit of $20,000. Even some of the same bidders, based on the calls that broker Paul Cooper said he has received since the sale was advertised. But this time, it's doubtful that Joshua F. Cockey, great-great-grandson of the Joshua F. Cockey who built the house, will have a representative among the bidders.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under way for the 3-inch-by-3-inch swatches of the flag, a smaller version of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the national anthem. Bidding at RR Auction began at $10,000 but is expected to go much higher. Live auction bidding will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday. Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base. The business has previously sold Nazi memorabilia, including a desk belonging to Hitler. "We are very happy with the result," Andreas Kornfeld, vice president of international client relations for the auction house, said in an email. "It is very difficult to estimate objects and relics such as the ring, since there are, or have been, no comparisons on the market.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 8, 2000
A FEW DAYS AGO, I learned that one of upper Howard Street's leaders, auctioneer Barr Harris, was retiring, quietly, without fanfare. It's good news that his business will remain open, but I'll miss this unflappable gentleman. Barr Harris is the quintessential Baltimorean -- meaning he was born upstairs (delivered by a midwife) at the auction gallery, 873-75 N. Howard St. His father, a Russian immigrant named Jacob Harris, was a cabinetmaker who sold antiques. In 1950, Barr changed the place over to an auction house.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
What is just the second Nobel Peace Prize medal to be sold at auction will go under the gavel later this month at the Baltimore Convention Center. Lot #2029 at the Whitman Expo's spring auction of coins and collectibles will be the 1936 gold medal awarded to Argentina's former foreign minister, Carlos Saavedra Lamas. He received what arguably is the world's most prestigious prize for his role in negotiating the end of a war between Bolivia and Paraguay. The auction will be held March 27-30.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday. Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base. The business has previously sold Nazi memorabilia, including a desk belonging to Hitler. "We are very happy with the result," Andreas Kornfeld, vice president of international client relations for the auction house, said in an email. "It is very difficult to estimate objects and relics such as the ring, since there are, or have been, no comparisons on the market.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
If you've got any Edgar Allan Poe manuscripts lying around, this may be a good time to sell them. A copy of Poe's poem "The Conqueror Worm," hand-written and signed by the author, sold for $300,000 Saturday -- about $280,000 more than the New England auction house handling it had expected. The yellowed document was purchased by an anonymous collector, SouthCoastToday.com reports, who has 10 days to verify its authenticity before the sale is final. It had been owned by a Rhode Island family since 1920, and was offered for auction by Marion Antique Auctions in Marion, Mass.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
A Valentine's Day auction has been scheduled for developer Patrick Turner's Westport Waterfront site. The auction house A.J. Billig and Co. is advertising that sale of the roughly 43-acre property will take place Feb. 14 on the steps of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse downtown. The property is eight parcels but will be sold as a single unit, according to the auction materials . A $500,000 deposit will be required at the time of purchase. In November, lender Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was recently rediscovered appears to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951. As a result of the discovery, the FBI has begun an investigation, and an auction scheduled for Saturday morning in northern Virginia has been canceled. "Paysage Bords de Seine," a 6x10 inch view of the Seine River dating from 1879, attracted worldwide interest a few weeks ago, in part because of the romantic story behind the artwork's discovery.
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By Dave Gilmore | August 9, 2012
As far as summer jobs go, one could certainly do worse than playing "Diablo 3. " One Reddit poster, "WishboneTheDog," sparked interest and debate about the hit game's "Real Money Auction House (RMAH)" feature with a post detailing how he or she has made more than $10,000 selling items. Having in-game item economies that translate into real world bucks is an old concept for online games, but Blizzard's inclusion of the RMAH has institutionalized the process. What was once the unregulated equivalent of a semi-legal flea market has been turned into Blizzard's own eBay, and "Wishbone" seems to be the first person who has invested serious time into making it pay off. In the past two days, "Wishbone" has answered dozens of questions from other players and intrigued "Redditors" about the process for accumulating such a large sum of cash, the viability of doing this as a profession and the macroeconomic implications of selling in a digital economy.
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By Elizabeth A. Shack and Elizabeth A. Shack,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2002
A football used in the 1958 game in which John Unitas and the Baltimore Colts won their first National Football League championship sold for $30,000 to a lifelong New York Giants fan at a Towson auction yesterday. The buyer, Eric Inselberg, 31, has been collecting Giants souvenirs since he was 15. He came to Maryland from his home in northern New Jersey solely for the sports memorabilia auction, one of nearly 100 people who turned out at the Alex Cooper auction house to bid on items from the estate of a former Colts equipment manager.
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By [CAROLYN PEIRCE] | April 8, 2007
WOODWARD'S ANTIQUE GALLERY & AUCTION HOUSE 905 W. 36th St. / / 410-662-1875 Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday The smell of fresh paint still hangs in the air as the restoration of Hampden's Ideal Theatre, built in 1908, is almost complete. The last movie was shown in September of 1963, the theater closed soon after, and the Salvation Army took over the space in 1973. But the old movie theater is taking on a new role now; the building re-opened in March as Woodward's Antique Gallery & Auction House.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
Two siblings trying to collect a $2.6 million judgment against Baltimore's public housing agency for lead-paint poisoning argue in court papers that an auction of 20 agency vehicles must go forward because officials have refused to pay. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City "must be treated like every other judgment debtor that fails to pay its debts," their attorney, Evan M. Goldman, wrote in a motion filed Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court....
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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
Oh Say Can You See …half a million dollars? A rare first edition of the sheet music for "The Star-Spangled Banner" sold for $506,500 at Christie's Auction House in New York Friday, doubling pre-auction estimates of its value and setting a world auction record for sheet music. The two-page piece of sheet music, published by a Baltimore printer in 1814, was sold to a private U.S. collector who wishes to remain anonymous, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. It is one of only 11 copies of that first printing known to exist, and apparently remains the only one in private hands.
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