Henderson scored the winning goal for Canada in the deciding game against Russia. See June 30, 2010, Kovels Komments.
An autograph by a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Button Gwinnett, sold at a Sotheby's auction for $722,500. The rare Gwinnett signature was on a letter. See June 23, 2010, Kovels Komments.
Ever heard of "Dave the Slave"? He made pottery in Edgefield, South Carolina, in the 1830s. A jug bought for $25 years ago sold at an Eagles Basket Auction in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, for $13,000. See June 23, 2010, Kovels Komments.
A cigar store Indian that had been in the family basement since the 1960s gave the owner an unexpected legacy. The Indian, in fine unrestored condition, was sold by Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas for an amazing $203,150. See June 16, 2010, Kovels Komments.
An ivory box, described as a mid-nineteenth-century Persian piece estimated at $700 to $900, auctioned in Cleveland last year for $471,528 (see ezine Oct. 7, 2009). It was auctioned in 2010 at Sotheby's London for $3.68 million. See April 28, 2010, Kovels Komments.
The Gutenberg Bible is probably the most famous book in Western civilization--the first book printed with moveable type. There are 21 complete copies of the 42-line Bible in existence. It sold for $5.4 million at Christie's, a record price at auction for a printed book. See April 28, 2010, Kovels Komments.
The rare deep sapphire blue flask called "General Washington and Bust" (McKearin GI-14) brought $100,620 at an online Heckler Auction. The flask has the names Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the ridge and is called the "Firecracker flask" because both men died on July 4, 1826. See April 7, 2010, Kovels Komments.
A 1925 Buggati Brescia that was pulled from a lake in Switzerland last summer auctioned for $368,686. See Feb. 3, 2010, Kovels Komments.
An American silver bowl (est., $400,000-$800,000) set a record of $5,906,500 at a Sotheby's auction. See Jan. 27, 2010, Kovels Komments.
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