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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1996
Kewpie doll enthusiasts spent more than $100,000 at a rare auction of images of the chubby, smiling baby, an auctioneer said yesterday.An original watercolor of Kewpie wearing a red swimsuit and sitting beneath a black-and-white striped beach blanket brought in the highest bid, $4,730, at the auction Saturday, according to Rick Opfer of Opfer's Auctioneering in Timonium."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
A regional Pennsylvania bank submitted the highest bid at the auction for Baltimore's 1st Mariner Bank in a deal that must still be approved by a federal bankruptcy court judge and banking regulators. National Penn Bank offered $19.1 million for 1st Mariner at Thursday's auction, topping a competing bid from a group with local ties led by New York-based Priam Capital LLC, according to a filing in the bankruptcy of bank parent First Mariner Bancorp. A hearing is scheduled for Monday in Baltimore's U.S. Bankruptcy Court for a judge to rule on the outcome of the auction after hearing any potential objections from creditors of First Mariner.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2001
Who can bake a $1,500 cake? A nimble-fingered Parisian master, maybe. Or an adolescent girl from Carroll County's Deep Run 4-H Club. Katie Tracy's blueberry Swedish tea ring sold for $1,500 yesterday evening at the Carroll County 4-H Fair cake auction. Jim Uhler Equipment Sales of Finksburg cast the winning bid for the pastry, which was deemed the fair's Grand Champion by a panel of judges. The Grand Champion cake typically receives the highest bid in the popular auction. The bid fell short of the $1,600 David Andrews of Westminster got for his champion raspberry pie last year, but no one seemed to mind.
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By Jamie Smith-Hopkins and Jamie Smith-Hopkins,Jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | August 9, 2009
Max Spann Jr. calls auctions "a little stock market of real estate." One of his company's recent little stock markets ended in 19 Dewey Beach condos with original asking prices of $399,000 to $850,000 selling for $240,000 to $585,000. The New Jersey-based Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. ran the event differently from auctions I've seen before, where something goes on the block and people bid specifically on that something. In this case, the format was "bidder's choice" - the condos were offered up in batches, and the winning bidder picked the one he or she wanted.
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October 10, 1990
SYKESVILLE - The Town Council opened three bids Monday for purchase of historic Bloomfield Manor.The town wants to sell the century-old home and its 2.35 acres on Obrecht Road, after it was given to the town last year by developer Lowell R. Glazer.The highest bid -- $62,500 -- came from JDA Limited Partnership and Maryland Limited Partnership. Construction Associates Inc. of Randallstown, Baltimore County, bid $25,000.The third bid, from Mary Mercer Grough and Carol L. Mercer, was for $8,100.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1999
NEW YORK -- The paintings that in the minds of Baltimoreans will forever be associated with the dumplings, knackwurst and crab cakes of Haussner's restaurant sold yesterday for $10.1 million -- at least $3 million more than experts at Sotheby's auction house had estimated.Several paintings in the collection, which for decades covered nearly every inch of wall space in the Highlandtown restaurant, brought record amounts for works by the artists. Among them were two paintings by British artist Arthur John Elsley and one by Dutch painter Josef I. Israels.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
A Bethesda contracting company is the apparent low bidder for a contract to finish the interior of the state's new office building at 6 St. Paul St. in Baltimore, the state Department of General Services said yesterday.A. S. McGaughan Co. Inc. bid $5.27 million for the job, well below the $9 million department officials had estimated publicly the work might cost. Even the highest bid -- at $6.5 million -- was below that.Department spokesman Dave Humphrey said the ultimate price might move higher depending on which agencies the state decides to move to 6 St. Paul, because some agencies might need to build more interior walls and doorways than others.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | July 29, 1993
Sealed bids from three communications companies, interested in supplying the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center with a new mobile radio signal repeater, were opened yesterday by Tom Crum, chief of the bureau of purchasing.The bids ranged from $4,080 to $5,248 total cost for the new mobile repeater, battery chargers and installation.A repeater relays weak signals from emergency vehicles on call in "dead spots" where transmission is difficult.North Carroll Communications was the apparent low bidder, with Communications Electronics submitting the highest bid.Mr.
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By Jamie Smith-Hopkins and Jamie Smith-Hopkins,Jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | August 9, 2009
Max Spann Jr. calls auctions "a little stock market of real estate." One of his company's recent little stock markets ended in 19 Dewey Beach condos with original asking prices of $399,000 to $850,000 selling for $240,000 to $585,000. The New Jersey-based Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. ran the event differently from auctions I've seen before, where something goes on the block and people bid specifically on that something. In this case, the format was "bidder's choice" - the condos were offered up in batches, and the winning bidder picked the one he or she wanted.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | September 28, 2008
If you've had a "For Sale" sign in front of your house for months, you want something to happen and you want it to happen yesterday. William Z. Fox suggests an auction. He would - he's chairman and chief executive of Fox Residential Auctions LLC in Pikesville - but some homeowners heartily agree. As sales and prices dropped nationwide last year, auctioneers' revenue for home sales rose 5.3 percent to almost $17 billion, according to the National Auctioneers Association. Sales revenue has declined since, but not to the extent that you see on multiple-listing services, the more common way that sellers and buyers find each other.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | September 28, 2008
If you've had a "For Sale" sign in front of your house for months, you want something to happen and you want it to happen yesterday. William Z. Fox suggests an auction. He would - he's chairman and chief executive of Fox Residential Auctions LLC in Pikesville - but some homeowners heartily agree. As sales and prices dropped nationwide last year, auctioneers' revenue for home sales rose 5.3 percent to almost $17 billion, according to the National Auctioneers Association. Sales revenue has declined since, but not to the extent that you see on multiple-listing services, the more common way that sellers and buyers find each other.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2003
Integrated Health Services Inc., the bankrupt nursing home operator, said yesterday that Abe Briarwood Corp. submitted the highest bid for its assets, trumping a $327.5 million bid from a rival health care company. Details of the bid, which came at an auction held Wednesday, were not disclosed, and it is unclear how many employees Briarwood would maintain in Maryland or whether it would seek to keep the Sparks headquarters. "The details of the bid will be included in the company's plan of reorganization," said Doug Morris, a spokesman for Integrated.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2001
Three people bid on a corner building at Old Town Mall yesterday, but when the 10-minute auction was over, the Internal Revenue Service still owned the property, which was seized last year from the estate of a slain suspected drug dealer. The highest bid was $50,000 - $47,000 less than the minimum the IRS wanted for the East Baltimore property at 425-431 Old Town Mall (formerly North Gay Street). The IRS has 72 hours to decide whether to accept the bid of Wilbert Andrews, said Britney Bartlett, public relations coordinator with EG&G Technical Services in Manassas, Va., which handles seized property auctions for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2001
Who can bake a $1,500 cake? A nimble-fingered Parisian master, maybe. Or an adolescent girl from Carroll County's Deep Run 4-H Club. Katie Tracy's blueberry Swedish tea ring sold for $1,500 yesterday evening at the Carroll County 4-H Fair cake auction. Jim Uhler Equipment Sales of Finksburg cast the winning bid for the pastry, which was deemed the fair's Grand Champion by a panel of judges. The Grand Champion cake typically receives the highest bid in the popular auction. The bid fell short of the $1,600 David Andrews of Westminster got for his champion raspberry pie last year, but no one seemed to mind.
NEWS
By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1999
NEW YORK -- The paintings that in the minds of Baltimoreans will forever be associated with the dumplings, knackwurst and crab cakes of Haussner's restaurant sold yesterday for $10.1 million -- at least $3 million more than experts at Sotheby's auction house had estimated.Several paintings in the collection, which for decades covered nearly every inch of wall space in the Highlandtown restaurant, brought record amounts for works by the artists. Among them were two paintings by British artist Arthur John Elsley and one by Dutch painter Josef I. Israels.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1996
Kewpie doll enthusiasts spent more than $100,000 at a rare auction of images of the chubby, smiling baby, an auctioneer said yesterday.An original watercolor of Kewpie wearing a red swimsuit and sitting beneath a black-and-white striped beach blanket brought in the highest bid, $4,730, at the auction Saturday, according to Rick Opfer of Opfer's Auctioneering in Timonium."
NEWS
By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2001
Three people bid on a corner building at Old Town Mall yesterday, but when the 10-minute auction was over, the Internal Revenue Service still owned the property, which was seized last year from the estate of a slain suspected drug dealer. The highest bid was $50,000 - $47,000 less than the minimum the IRS wanted for the East Baltimore property at 425-431 Old Town Mall (formerly North Gay Street). The IRS has 72 hours to decide whether to accept the bid of Wilbert Andrews, said Britney Bartlett, public relations coordinator with EG&G Technical Services in Manassas, Va., which handles seized property auctions for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2003
Integrated Health Services Inc., the bankrupt nursing home operator, said yesterday that Abe Briarwood Corp. submitted the highest bid for its assets, trumping a $327.5 million bid from a rival health care company. Details of the bid, which came at an auction held Wednesday, were not disclosed, and it is unclear how many employees Briarwood would maintain in Maryland or whether it would seek to keep the Sparks headquarters. "The details of the bid will be included in the company's plan of reorganization," said Doug Morris, a spokesman for Integrated.
BUSINESS
By Michael Gisriel | October 8, 1995
Dear Mr. Gisriel: I am interested in possibly selling a house by auction sale. How do I go about it? What are the pros and cons? What fees are imposed and what hidden costs may be involved?Robert McCainBaltimoreDear Mr. McCain: Selling a house by auction has become more popular in the past several years as the resale real estate market has slowed.The main reason to sell a house by auction is to quickly convert your real estate asset into cash. Also, your costs are generally lower than when you sell through a real estate broker.
BUSINESS
By MICHAEL GISRIEL | February 19, 1995
Q: I am interested in possibly selling a house by auction sale. How do I go about it? What are the pros and cons? What fees are imposed and what hidden costs may be involved?Tom Hopkins, BaltimoreA: Selling a house by auction has become more popular in the past several years as the resale real estate market has slowed.The main reason to sell a house by auction is to quickly convert your real estate asset into cash. Also, your costs are generally lower than when you sell through a real estate broker.
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